The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 420 417 439
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 172 86 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.77% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 45 53
Average daily rate £275 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £156 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £540 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £355
% change year-on-year
-37.45% +19.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £18.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £15.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Fat Client
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -3 54 £275 -31.25% 2
Yorkshire -2 22 £400 -1.53% 2
South West -8 21 £175 -65.00% 1
South East -14 20 £350 -26.31% 5
North West -6 17 £225 - 3
East of England -17 16 £400 +54.58% 2
East Midlands 0 9 £200 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -10 9 £100 - 1
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 183 (61.82%) Citrix
2 183 (61.82%) Windows
3 113 (38.18%) Microsoft
4 111 (37.50%) VMware
5 109 (36.82%) Active Directory
6 97 (32.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 87 (29.39%) Windows 7
8 84 (28.38%) XenApp
9 71 (23.99%) ITIL
10 69 (23.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (22.97%) MS Exchange
12 67 (22.64%) DNS
13 60 (20.27%) DHCP
14 59 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (17.91%) HP
16 52 (17.57%) MS Office
16 52 (17.57%) Migration
16 52 (17.57%) Security Cleared
17 51 (17.23%) Windows XP
18 50 (16.89%) MS Excel
18 50 (16.89%) Cisco
19 47 (15.88%) Firewall
19 47 (15.88%) SC Cleared
20 45 (15.20%) XenDesktop
21 37 (12.50%) CheckPoint
21 37 (12.50%) LAN
21 37 (12.50%) Linux
22 36 (12.16%) SAN
23 33 (11.15%) WAN

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 68 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (6.08%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.72%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.03%) Lync
8 5 (1.69%) IIS
9 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.34%) Apache
12 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.34%) Site Server
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 52 (17.57%) MS Office
2 50 (16.89%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.72%) MS Project
4 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Agresso
2 5 (1.69%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 67 (22.64%) DNS
2 60 (20.27%) DHCP
3 47 (15.88%) Firewall
4 37 (12.50%) LAN
5 36 (12.16%) SAN
6 33 (11.15%) WAN
7 21 (7.09%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (7.09%) Cisco IOS
7 21 (7.09%) BGP
7 21 (7.09%) OSPF
8 20 (6.76%) TCP/IP
8 20 (6.76%) VPN
9 18 (6.08%) BIG-IP
10 17 (5.74%) NetScreen
10 17 (5.74%) Network Security
10 17 (5.74%) DMVPN
10 17 (5.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 17 (5.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 13 (4.39%) Wireless
11 13 (4.39%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.70%) MySQL
2 8 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.35%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.01%) MS Access
4 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.68%) Ingres
5 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) DTS
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) Essbase
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) MSI
1 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 33 (11.15%) Finance
2 14 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.72%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.01%) Back Office
5 3 (1.01%) Local Government
5 3 (1.01%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 48 (16.22%) Analyst
2 30 (10.14%) Support Engineer
3 22 (7.43%) Network Specialist
4 19 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.08%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.74%) Security Specialist
6 17 (5.74%) Network Security Specialist
7 15 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (5.07%) Architect
7 15 (5.07%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.73%) Consultant
9 13 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.39%) IT Support
10 11 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.04%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.70%) Migration Engineer
12 8 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
13 7 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.03%) HTML
3 5 (1.69%) Silverlight
4 4 (1.35%) Web Services
4 4 (1.35%) .NET
5 3 (1.01%) JMS
5 3 (1.01%) JSON
6 2 (0.68%) Middleware
6 2 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 296 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 25 (8.45%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.39%) Clustering
4 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.70%) NHS
6 7 (2.36%) iPad
6 7 (2.36%) iPhone
7 6 (2.03%) Replication
7 6 (2.03%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.69%) CMDB
8 5 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.01%) EPoS
10 3 (1.01%) Firmware
10 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.68%) Open Source
11 2 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 183 (61.82%) Windows
2 87 (29.39%) Windows 7
3 69 (23.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (17.23%) Windows XP
6 37 (12.50%) Linux
7 18 (6.08%) Solaris
8 13 (4.39%) UNIX
9 12 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.36%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.35%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.01%) NetWare
15 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.68%) Android
15 2 (0.68%) AIX
16 1 (0.34%) HPUX
16 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.99%) ITIL
2 52 (17.57%) Migration
3 29 (9.80%) PRINCE2
4 24 (8.11%) Project Management
5 21 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (6.42%) Business Continuity
7 18 (6.08%) Problem Management
7 18 (6.08%) E-Commerce
8 13 (4.39%) Service Management
8 13 (4.39%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.39%) Change Management
9 11 (3.72%) BCP
9 11 (3.72%) Business Continuity Planning
10 10 (3.38%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.38%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.04%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.70%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.70%) Business Analysis
12 8 (2.70%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.42%) SQL
2 13 (4.39%) C
3 12 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.36%) VB
5 3 (1.01%) Java
6 2 (0.68%) XPath
6 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.34%) VBScript
7 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 47 (15.88%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (7.77%) MCSE
6 21 (7.09%) CCNP
7 18 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (5.74%) CCSE
9 16 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (4.39%) CCA
11 11 (3.72%) Degree
12 10 (3.38%) MCITP
13 6 (2.03%) CCNA
14 5 (1.69%) MCSA
14 5 (1.69%) MCP
15 4 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (1.35%) MCDST
15 4 (1.35%) CCVP
15 4 (1.35%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.35%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 109 (36.82%) Active Directory
2 97 (32.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (28.38%) XenApp
4 45 (15.20%) XenDesktop
5 26 (8.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (7.43%) Hyper-V
7 12 (4.05%) vSphere
8 11 (3.72%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (3.72%) Xen
9 8 (2.70%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.69%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.69%) IAG
12 5 (1.69%) UAG
13 3 (1.01%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.68%) XenServer
15 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 29 (9.80%) SCCM
2 11 (3.72%) SCOM
3 10 (3.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.03%) ARCserve
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.35%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.35%) OpenView
6 4 (1.35%) MOM
7 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.01%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.01%) WSUS
7 3 (1.01%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.01%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 183 (61.82%) Citrix
2 113 (38.18%) Microsoft
3 111 (37.50%) VMware
4 53 (17.91%) HP
5 50 (16.89%) Cisco
6 37 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 20 (6.76%) AppSense
8 19 (6.42%) F5
9 18 (6.08%) Blue Coat
10 17 (5.74%) Infoblox
10 17 (5.74%) Imperva
11 16 (5.41%) Wyse
12 15 (5.07%) IBM
13 13 (4.39%) Apple
13 13 (4.39%) Symantec
14 12 (4.05%) Avaya
15 11 (3.72%) Dell
15 11 (3.72%) Lotus
15 11 (3.72%) Oracle
16 9 (3.04%) BMC
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