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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 398 433 424
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 168 83 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.74% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 42 52
Average daily rate £264 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £168 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £548 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
-38.00% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £18.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £18.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -9.09%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12994 11272 14000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.14% 26.21% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8150 6949 8306
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 562 695
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +6 52 £263 -34.37% 3
South West +1 22 £175 -65.00% 1
Yorkshire +2 21 £400 -3.03%
South East -4 19 £425 -10.52% 2
North West -11 17 £225 - 1
East of England -10 16 £400 +6.95% 2
East Midlands - 10 £180 -
West Midlands -12 9 £100 - 1
Fat Client
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 177 (61.25%) Citrix
2 177 (61.25%) Windows
3 108 (37.37%) Microsoft
4 106 (36.68%) VMware
5 102 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 93 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 87 (30.10%) Windows 7
8 82 (28.37%) XenApp
9 71 (24.57%) ITIL
10 66 (22.84%) DNS
11 64 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 63 (21.80%) MS Exchange
13 59 (20.42%) DHCP
14 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (18.34%) MS Office
15 53 (18.34%) Migration
16 52 (17.99%) HP
17 50 (17.30%) Windows XP
17 50 (17.30%) Security Cleared
18 49 (16.96%) MS Excel
18 49 (16.96%) Cisco
19 46 (15.92%) Firewall
19 46 (15.92%) XenDesktop
20 45 (15.57%) SC Cleared
21 37 (12.80%) CheckPoint
22 35 (12.11%) LAN
22 35 (12.11%) Linux
23 32 (11.07%) Finance
24 31 (10.73%) SAN

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 63 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.81%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.42%) Lync
8 5 (1.73%) IIS
9 4 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.69%) Site Server
12 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.35%) Apache
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 53 (18.34%) MS Office
2 49 (16.96%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.81%) MS Project
4 5 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Agresso
2 5 (1.73%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Google Apps
1 3 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (22.84%) DNS
2 59 (20.42%) DHCP
3 46 (15.92%) Firewall
4 35 (12.11%) LAN
5 31 (10.73%) SAN
6 30 (10.38%) WAN
7 21 (7.27%) VPN
7 21 (7.27%) OSPF
7 21 (7.27%) BGP
7 21 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
7 21 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (6.92%) TCP/IP
9 18 (6.23%) BIG-IP
10 17 (5.88%) NetScreen
10 17 (5.88%) Network Security
10 17 (5.88%) DMVPN
10 17 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 17 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 14 (4.84%) Wireless
12 13 (4.50%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.77%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.77%) MySQL
3 4 (1.38%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.04%) MS Access
4 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.69%) DTS
5 2 (0.69%) Ingres
5 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.69%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) MSI
1 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 32 (11.07%) Finance
2 14 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.04%) Local Government
6 2 (0.69%) Back Office
6 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 45 (15.57%) Analyst
2 29 (10.03%) Support Engineer
3 22 (7.61%) Network Specialist
4 19 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.23%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 17 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
7 15 (5.19%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.84%) Architect
8 14 (4.84%) Consultant
8 14 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (4.84%) IT Support
9 13 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.15%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.77%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (2.77%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (2.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (2.42%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.11%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.73%) Silverlight
2 5 (1.73%) HTML
3 4 (1.38%) .NET
3 4 (1.38%) Web Services
4 3 (1.04%) JMS
4 3 (1.04%) JSON
5 2 (0.69%) Middleware
5 2 (0.69%) XML
6 1 (0.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 289 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 22 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 12 (4.15%) Clustering
4 9 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.77%) NHS
6 7 (2.42%) iPhone
6 7 (2.42%) iPad
7 6 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (2.08%) Smartcard
7 6 (2.08%) Replication
8 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.73%) CMDB
8 5 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.04%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.04%) Firmware
10 3 (1.04%) EPoS
10 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 177 (61.25%) Windows
2 87 (30.10%) Windows 7
3 64 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (17.30%) Windows XP
6 35 (12.11%) Linux
7 18 (6.23%) Solaris
8 12 (4.15%) UNIX
8 12 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.42%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.04%) NetWare
13 2 (0.69%) AIX
13 2 (0.69%) Android
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.57%) ITIL
2 53 (18.34%) Migration
3 29 (10.03%) PRINCE2
4 24 (8.30%) Project Management
5 18 (6.23%) E-Commerce
6 17 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.19%) Business Continuity
7 15 (5.19%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.84%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.84%) Change Management
9 13 (4.50%) Service Management
10 10 (3.46%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.46%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.11%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.77%) BCP
12 8 (2.77%) ETL
12 8 (2.77%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.77%) Business Continuity Planning
13 7 (2.42%) Business Analysis
14 6 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.88%) SQL
2 13 (4.50%) C
3 12 (4.15%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.42%) VB
5 3 (1.04%) Java
6 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.69%) XPath
7 1 (0.35%) VBScript
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (7.61%) MCSE
6 21 (7.27%) CCNP
7 18 (6.23%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (5.88%) CCSE
9 13 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.81%) Degree
11 10 (3.46%) MCITP
11 10 (3.46%) CCA
12 6 (2.08%) CCNA
13 5 (1.73%) MCSA
13 5 (1.73%) MCP
14 4 (1.38%) CCEA
14 4 (1.38%) CCIE
14 4 (1.38%) ISEB
14 4 (1.38%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.38%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) COBIT
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 93 (32.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (28.37%) XenApp
4 46 (15.92%) XenDesktop
5 26 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (6.57%) Hyper-V
7 12 (4.15%) vSphere
8 11 (3.81%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.77%) Xen
9 8 (2.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.77%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.73%) IAG
11 5 (1.73%) UAG
12 3 (1.04%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.69%) XenServer
14 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (9.69%) SCCM
2 11 (3.81%) SCOM
3 9 (3.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.08%) ARCserve
6 4 (1.38%) OpenView
6 4 (1.38%) MOM
6 4 (1.38%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.04%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.04%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.04%) PureDisk
7 3 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) Nessus
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 177 (61.25%) Citrix
2 108 (37.37%) Microsoft
3 106 (36.68%) VMware
4 52 (17.99%) HP
5 49 (16.96%) Cisco
6 37 (12.80%) CheckPoint
7 20 (6.92%) AppSense
8 19 (6.57%) F5
9 18 (6.23%) Blue Coat
10 17 (5.88%) Infoblox
10 17 (5.88%) Imperva
11 16 (5.54%) Wyse
12 15 (5.19%) IBM
13 13 (4.50%) Apple
14 12 (4.15%) Symantec
14 12 (4.15%) Avaya
15 11 (3.81%) Dell
15 11 (3.81%) Lotus
16 10 (3.46%) Oracle
17 9 (3.11%) BMC
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