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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 484 417 430
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +13
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 91 138 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.89% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 109 63
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£320 £263 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £128 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £264 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.58% -22.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.75 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £20.26 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.02
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.68%
Fat Client
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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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 32 £389 +29.58% 4
North West -10 24 £275 +29.93% 4
South East -31 10 £325 +13.04% 6
South West -17 7 £280 +60.00% 1
West Midlands +3 4 £400 +400.00% 4
East of England -7 4 £300 -18.91% 2
North East -21 4 - -
East Midlands -9 3 £215 -9.47%
Yorkshire -29 2 - - 2
Midlands - 1 £250 -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 127 (61.65%) Windows
3 113 (54.85%) Citrix
4 100 (48.54%) Microsoft
5 90 (43.69%) Active Directory
6 89 (43.20%) VMware
7 76 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 75 (36.41%) Windows 7
9 58 (28.16%) ITIL
10 52 (25.24%) Cisco
11 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (21.36%) DNS
12 44 (21.36%) MS Office
13 43 (20.87%) LAN
14 40 (19.42%) Firewall
15 39 (18.93%) DHCP
16 38 (18.45%) MS Excel
17 36 (17.48%) SCCM
18 35 (16.99%) XenApp
19 34 (16.50%) HP
20 33 (16.02%) Microsoft App-V
20 33 (16.02%) WAN
21 32 (15.53%) CheckPoint
21 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
22 31 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
22 31 (15.05%) Linux
23 29 (14.08%) MS Exchange
23 29 (14.08%) SAN
23 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
23 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.91%) Lync
3 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.91%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.43%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.43%) WildFly
5 3 (1.46%) IIS
5 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 44 (21.36%) MS Office
2 38 (18.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.49%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) Office 365
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.97%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.36%) DNS
2 43 (20.87%) LAN
3 40 (19.42%) Firewall
4 39 (18.93%) DHCP
5 33 (16.02%) WAN
6 29 (14.08%) SAN
7 26 (12.62%) BIG-IP
8 18 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (8.25%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (8.25%) Network Security
9 17 (8.25%) DMVPN
9 17 (8.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 17 (8.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 17 (8.25%) NetScreen
9 17 (8.25%) OSPF
9 17 (8.25%) BGP
10 13 (6.31%) NAS
11 11 (5.34%) VPN
12 10 (4.85%) TCP/IP
13 9 (4.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) MySQL
2 5 (2.43%) Ingres
2 5 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.43%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) MS Access
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.49%) OLTP
5 1 (0.49%) TKPROF
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.94%) MSI
3 4 (1.94%) Subversion
4 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.97%) JIRA
5 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.49%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (10.68%) Finance
2 8 (3.88%) Banking
3 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (16.50%) Analyst
2 21 (10.19%) Administrator
2 21 (10.19%) Network Specialist
3 17 (8.25%) Security Specialist
3 17 (8.25%) Network Security Specialist
4 14 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (6.31%) Architect
5 13 (6.31%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.85%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.37%) Consultant
8 9 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Applications Manager
10 7 (3.40%) Desktop Administrator
10 7 (3.40%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.80%) Web Services
2 10 (4.85%) .NET
3 7 (3.40%) J2EE
4 6 (2.91%) XML
5 5 (2.43%) JMS
5 5 (2.43%) JSON
6 4 (1.94%) XSD
6 4 (1.94%) XSLT
7 3 (1.46%) HTML
7 3 (1.46%) Middleware
8 2 (0.97%) SOAP
9 1 (0.49%) CSS
9 1 (0.49%) XSL
9 1 (0.49%) Ajax
9 1 (0.49%) WSDL
9 1 (0.49%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.49%) WCF
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.49%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 206 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 31 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.28%) Blackberry
4 13 (6.31%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.83%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.88%) BYOD
7 7 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.43%) Clustering
8 5 (2.43%) Replication
9 4 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.94%) NHS
9 4 (1.94%) CESG
9 4 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (1.46%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.46%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.97%) Life Science
11 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 127 (61.65%) Windows
2 75 (36.41%) Windows 7
3 49 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (15.05%) Linux
5 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (10.68%) Windows 8
6 22 (10.68%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.37%) UNIX
7 9 (4.37%) Solaris
8 6 (2.91%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.91%) CentOS
9 4 (1.94%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.46%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.49%) Android
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.16%) ITIL
2 26 (12.62%) Migration
3 23 (11.17%) ITSM
4 22 (10.68%) Project Management
4 22 (10.68%) Service Management
5 17 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.25%) E-Commerce
5 17 (8.25%) Mentoring
6 15 (7.28%) Change Management
6 15 (7.28%) Business Continuity
6 15 (7.28%) Problem Management
7 14 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.31%) Line Management
8 13 (6.31%) Business Continuity Planning
8 13 (6.31%) Performance Management
9 11 (5.34%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.34%) BCP
10 10 (4.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.25%) SQL
2 16 (7.77%) Java
3 13 (6.31%) C
4 9 (4.37%) Python
5 6 (2.91%) Perl
5 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.46%) Ruby
7 3 (1.46%) C#
7 3 (1.46%) C++
7 3 (1.46%) VBScript
8 2 (0.97%) VB
8 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.49%) XPath
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (9.71%) CCNP
4 17 (8.25%) CCSE
5 16 (7.77%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (5.83%) MCSE
8 10 (4.85%) Degree
9 7 (3.40%) MCP
10 6 (2.91%) CCNA
11 5 (2.43%) CCA
12 4 (1.94%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.46%) RHCE
13 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.97%) MCITP
14 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.97%) CCEE
14 2 (0.97%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) QA
2 12 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.88%) SLA
4 7 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) TickIT
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) HL7
5 1 (0.49%) DICOM
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (43.69%) Active Directory
2 76 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (16.99%) XenApp
4 33 (16.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (9.22%) Terminal Services
6 17 (8.25%) Hyper-V
7 15 (7.28%) Xen
8 14 (6.80%) vSphere
8 14 (6.80%) BitLocker
9 9 (4.37%) NLBS
10 8 (3.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (3.40%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (3.40%) XenDesktop
12 6 (2.91%) VMware ESX
13 5 (2.43%) ISA Server
13 5 (2.43%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.94%) VMware Server
15 3 (1.46%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (17.48%) SCCM
2 14 (6.80%) WSUS
3 8 (3.88%) Puppet
4 6 (2.91%) ZABBIX
4 6 (2.91%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.94%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.46%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.97%) DameWare
7 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.49%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 113 (54.85%) Citrix
2 100 (48.54%) Microsoft
3 89 (43.20%) VMware
4 52 (25.24%) Cisco
5 34 (16.50%) HP
6 32 (15.53%) CheckPoint
7 26 (12.62%) Wyse
8 17 (8.25%) Blue Coat
8 17 (8.25%) Infoblox
8 17 (8.25%) Imperva
8 17 (8.25%) F5
9 16 (7.77%) AppSense
9 16 (7.77%) Oracle
10 9 (4.37%) Remedy
10 9 (4.37%) SAP
11 8 (3.88%) Dell
12 6 (2.91%) Symantec
13 5 (2.43%) Business Objects
13 5 (2.43%) IBM
13 5 (2.43%) Pega
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