The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 448 419 389
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -30
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 109 120 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.87% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 73
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£388 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £148 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £469 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £200 £330
% change year-on-year
+93.75% -39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.75 £13.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client across the England region.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the England region.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 47 £388 - 6
Yorkshire +7 18 £401 +57.83% 2
South East -7 11 £294 +46.87% 10
South West -14 11 £190 +8.57% 2
North West -4 10 £140 - 4
East of England -2 7 £588 +30.55% 4
East Midlands +10 4 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client.

1 249 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 158 (63.45%) Windows
3 142 (57.03%) Citrix
4 117 (46.99%) Microsoft
5 104 (41.77%) VMware
6 97 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 86 (34.54%) Active Directory
8 74 (29.72%) Windows 7
9 72 (28.92%) DNS
10 66 (26.51%) Cisco
11 62 (24.90%) HP
12 61 (24.50%) DHCP
12 61 (24.50%) ITIL
12 61 (24.50%) Firewall
13 58 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (22.89%) CheckPoint
15 54 (21.69%) MS Excel
16 49 (19.68%) Windows Server 2003
17 48 (19.28%) MS Office
18 47 (18.88%) XenApp
19 45 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (18.07%) MS Exchange
20 44 (17.67%) Linux
20 44 (17.67%) Finance
21 43 (17.27%) SharePoint
22 34 (13.65%) E-Commerce
22 34 (13.65%) BIG-IP
23 32 (12.85%) Windows XP
23 32 (12.85%) Blackberry
24 30 (12.05%) SLA

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (18.07%) MS Exchange
2 43 (17.27%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.41%) IIS
7 6 (2.41%) Lync
8 4 (1.61%) Site Server
8 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 48 (19.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.81%) RMDS
1 7 (2.81%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (28.92%) DNS
2 61 (24.50%) DHCP
2 61 (24.50%) Firewall
3 34 (13.65%) BIG-IP
4 30 (12.05%) Network Security
5 27 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (10.84%) LAN
6 26 (10.44%) OSPF
6 26 (10.44%) BGP
6 26 (10.44%) NetScreen
6 26 (10.44%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (10.44%) DMVPN
6 26 (10.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 26 (10.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 25 (10.04%) SAN
8 22 (8.84%) WAN
9 19 (7.63%) Cisco PIX
9 19 (7.63%) Internet
10 15 (6.02%) TCP/IP
11 14 (5.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) EDRMS
3 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) DTS
7 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) MSI
2 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.40%) Selenium
3 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (17.67%) Finance
2 10 (4.02%) Banking
3 6 (2.41%) Law
3 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.01%) Publishing
5 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (20.48%) Analyst
2 37 (14.86%) Consultant
3 26 (10.44%) Support Analyst
3 26 (10.44%) Security Specialist
3 26 (10.44%) Network Security Specialist
3 26 (10.44%) Network Specialist
4 22 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.63%) Desktop Support
6 18 (7.23%) Architect
7 17 (6.83%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.42%) Help Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.02%) Developer
10 10 (4.02%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.02%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.02%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 10 (4.02%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.61%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.21%) HTML
3 7 (2.81%) HTML5
3 7 (2.81%) RESTful
3 7 (2.81%) JavaFX
3 7 (2.81%) Rendezvous
3 7 (2.81%) CSS
3 7 (2.81%) Web Services
3 7 (2.81%) Swing
4 5 (2.01%) Middleware
5 3 (1.20%) .NET
6 2 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) REST
7 1 (0.40%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.40%) Java EE
7 1 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.40%) WCF
7 1 (0.40%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.40%) SOAP
7 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 249 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 45 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (12.85%) Blackberry
4 13 (5.22%) Smartcard
4 13 (5.22%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.81%) SWIFT
5 7 (2.81%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.01%) CMDB
6 5 (2.01%) Clustering
7 4 (1.61%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.20%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.80%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.80%) AS400
9 2 (0.80%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 158 (63.45%) Windows
2 74 (29.72%) Windows 7
3 58 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (19.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (17.67%) Linux
6 32 (12.85%) Windows XP
7 19 (7.63%) Solaris
8 16 (6.43%) Windows Vista
8 16 (6.43%) Windows 8
9 15 (6.02%) UNIX
10 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.01%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.80%) NetWare
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.40%) Android
15 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.50%) ITIL
2 34 (13.65%) E-Commerce
3 22 (8.84%) Load Balancing
4 17 (6.83%) Service Management
4 17 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.43%) BCP
6 13 (5.22%) Migration
6 13 (5.22%) Business Continuity
6 13 (5.22%) Line Management
7 10 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.61%) Mentoring
8 9 (3.61%) Problem Management
8 9 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (3.61%) TDD
9 8 (3.21%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.21%) ITSM
9 8 (3.21%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.21%) BDD
9 8 (3.21%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (2.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.84%) C
2 17 (6.83%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.02%) SQL
4 13 (5.22%) Java
5 12 (4.82%) Perl
6 9 (3.61%) Bourne shell
6 9 (3.61%) Korn
6 9 (3.61%) VB
7 6 (2.41%) VBScript
8 3 (1.20%) VBA
9 2 (0.80%) C#
10 1 (0.40%) XPath
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (10.44%) CCNP
2 26 (10.44%) CCSE
3 22 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.84%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (6.02%) Degree
5 13 (5.22%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (5.22%) MCITP
6 12 (4.82%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.82%) MCP
7 10 (4.02%) MCSE
7 10 (4.02%) A+ Certification
7 10 (4.02%) MCDST
8 9 (3.61%) CCA
9 6 (2.41%) HNC
9 6 (2.41%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.20%) VCP5
11 3 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (34.54%) Active Directory
3 47 (18.88%) XenApp
4 26 (10.44%) Hyper-V
5 22 (8.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (8.03%) vSphere
7 16 (6.43%) XenDesktop
8 15 (6.02%) Xen
9 12 (4.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (4.02%) Terminal Services
11 9 (3.61%) XenServer
11 9 (3.61%) NFS
12 8 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (3.21%) NLBS
13 7 (2.81%) VMware Server
14 5 (2.01%) VMware ESX
15 3 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 30 (12.05%) SCCM
2 13 (5.22%) WSUS
3 9 (3.61%) SCOM
3 9 (3.61%) Nagios
3 9 (3.61%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.21%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.61%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.20%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.40%) Puppet
9 1 (0.40%) WMI
9 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.40%) OpenView
9 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 142 (57.03%) Citrix
2 117 (46.99%) Microsoft
3 104 (41.77%) VMware
4 66 (26.51%) Cisco
5 62 (24.90%) HP
6 57 (22.89%) CheckPoint
7 29 (11.65%) F5
8 26 (10.44%) Infoblox
8 26 (10.44%) Imperva
8 26 (10.44%) Blue Coat
9 19 (7.63%) Reuters
9 19 (7.63%) Bloomberg
10 14 (5.62%) AppSense
10 14 (5.62%) Wyse
11 12 (4.82%) Altiris
11 12 (4.82%) EMC
12 10 (4.02%) CQG
12 10 (4.02%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.02%) Symantec
13 9 (3.61%) Isilon
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