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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 451 408 380
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -28
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 139 157 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.02% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 108 78
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£300 £313 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £137 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £295 £370
% change year-on-year
-35.59% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 16
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
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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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 October 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
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 October 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
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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 -13 69 £393 +10.02% 4
South East -26 22 £300 +27.65% 11
South West -21 21 £175 +2.94% 9
North West -3 11 £240 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +10 9 - -
East of England -31 4 £275 -26.66%
Yorkshire -7 3 £253 -34.77%
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 195 (72.76%) Windows
3 170 (63.43%) Citrix
4 136 (50.75%) Microsoft
5 103 (38.43%) Windows 7
6 101 (37.69%) Active Directory
7 97 (36.19%) VMware
8 88 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 79 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (28.73%) ITIL
11 67 (25.00%) Cisco
11 67 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 67 (25.00%) Firewall
12 62 (23.13%) XenApp
13 59 (22.01%) MS Office
14 57 (21.27%) CheckPoint
15 55 (20.52%) MS Exchange
16 54 (20.15%) DNS
17 52 (19.40%) HP
18 49 (18.28%) MS Excel
18 49 (18.28%) Finance
19 48 (17.91%) DHCP
20 46 (17.16%) LAN
21 44 (16.42%) WAN
22 42 (15.67%) SharePoint
23 41 (15.30%) SLA
23 41 (15.30%) SAN
24 39 (14.55%) Blackberry
25 36 (13.43%) SCCM
26 34 (12.69%) Windows XP

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 55 (20.52%) MS Exchange
2 42 (15.67%) SharePoint
3 27 (10.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.73%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.99%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.24%) Lync
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.87%) JBoss
10 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.12%) IIS
12 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.37%) Site Server
13 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 59 (22.01%) MS Office
2 49 (18.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.24%) RMDS
1 6 (2.24%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Office 365
1 3 (1.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (25.00%) Firewall
2 54 (20.15%) DNS
3 48 (17.91%) DHCP
4 46 (17.16%) LAN
5 44 (16.42%) WAN
6 41 (15.30%) SAN
7 32 (11.94%) BIG-IP
8 24 (8.96%) Cisco PIX
9 23 (8.58%) MPLS
10 21 (7.84%) DSL
11 17 (6.34%) TCP/IP
12 13 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (4.48%) Network Security
14 11 (4.10%) DMVPN
14 11 (4.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (4.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 11 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (4.10%) VPN
14 11 (4.10%) NetScreen
14 11 (4.10%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.61%) EDRMS
4 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.49%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (2.61%) MSI
2 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 49 (18.28%) Finance
2 17 (6.34%) Banking
3 8 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.49%) Law
6 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Back Office
7 3 (1.12%) Retail
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (25.00%) Analyst
2 28 (10.45%) Consultant
3 27 (10.07%) Support Analyst
4 26 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.21%) Desktop Support
6 20 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.22%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.10%) Architect
10 11 (4.10%) Security Specialist
10 11 (4.10%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Network Specialist
10 11 (4.10%) Network Security Specialist
11 10 (3.73%) Developer
12 9 (3.36%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.85%) Web Services
2 9 (3.36%) Middleware
2 9 (3.36%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.99%) HTML
4 7 (2.61%) Swing
5 6 (2.24%) CSS
5 6 (2.24%) Rendezvous
5 6 (2.24%) JavaFX
5 6 (2.24%) RESTful
5 6 (2.24%) HTML5
6 5 (1.87%) REST
6 5 (1.87%) WebSockets
6 5 (1.87%) Java EE
6 5 (1.87%) SOAP
6 5 (1.87%) Ajax
7 2 (0.75%) .NET
7 2 (0.75%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) XSD
8 1 (0.37%) XSL
8 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 268 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 39 (14.55%) Blackberry
3 33 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.48%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.10%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.61%) SWIFT
6 7 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.61%) Clustering
7 6 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.24%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.87%) Replication
9 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.49%) Open Source
10 3 (1.12%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.12%) PDA
10 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.75%) AS400
11 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.75%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 195 (72.76%) Windows
2 103 (38.43%) Windows 7
3 79 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (12.69%) Windows XP
6 31 (11.57%) Linux
7 28 (10.45%) Solaris
8 19 (7.09%) UNIX
9 18 (6.72%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.99%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.87%) AIX
13 5 (1.87%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.12%) HPUX
14 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.12%) Android
15 2 (0.75%) NetWare
15 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.73%) ITIL
2 29 (10.82%) Service Management
3 20 (7.46%) Migration
4 18 (6.72%) Performance Management
5 17 (6.34%) PRINCE2
6 16 (5.97%) Problem Management
7 15 (5.60%) BCP
8 14 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.48%) E-Commerce
10 12 (4.48%) Business Continuity
10 12 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.10%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (3.73%) Load Balancing
13 8 (2.99%) ITSM
13 8 (2.99%) Line Management
14 7 (2.61%) Mentoring
14 7 (2.61%) Business Continuity Planning
14 7 (2.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.22%) C
1 14 (5.22%) Java
2 12 (4.48%) Perl
3 10 (3.73%) SQL
3 10 (3.73%) VB
4 9 (3.36%) Korn
4 9 (3.36%) Bourne shell
5 8 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.75%) VBScript
6 2 (0.75%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (8.21%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.85%) MCSE
5 13 (4.85%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (4.10%) CCNP
6 11 (4.10%) CCSE
6 11 (4.10%) Degree
7 10 (3.73%) CCA
8 8 (2.99%) MCP
9 7 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.24%) MCITP
10 6 (2.24%) HNC
10 6 (2.24%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.87%) MCDST
11 5 (1.87%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.30%) SLA
2 5 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 101 (37.69%) Active Directory
2 88 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (23.13%) XenApp
4 29 (10.82%) Hyper-V
5 23 (8.58%) Xen
6 21 (7.84%) NLBS
7 18 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (6.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 15 (5.60%) XenDesktop
9 13 (4.85%) vSphere
10 10 (3.73%) Terminal Services
11 9 (3.36%) VMware ESX
11 9 (3.36%) NFS
12 7 (2.61%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.87%) XenServer
13 5 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.12%) KVM
14 3 (1.12%) RHEV
15 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (13.43%) SCCM
2 20 (7.46%) WSUS
3 10 (3.73%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.36%) Nagios
4 9 (3.36%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.24%) SCOM
6 5 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.49%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.49%) DameWare
8 3 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.75%) OpenView
9 2 (0.75%) MOM
9 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.75%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 170 (63.43%) Citrix
2 136 (50.75%) Microsoft
3 97 (36.19%) VMware
4 67 (25.00%) Cisco
5 57 (21.27%) CheckPoint
6 52 (19.40%) HP
7 25 (9.33%) Wyse
8 13 (4.85%) F5
8 13 (4.85%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.48%) Altiris
10 11 (4.10%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.10%) AppSense
10 11 (4.10%) Infoblox
10 11 (4.10%) Imperva
10 11 (4.10%) Intel
10 11 (4.10%) Oracle
11 10 (3.73%) IBM
11 10 (3.73%) EMC
11 10 (3.73%) Lotus
11 10 (3.73%) Symantec
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