The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 364 361 364
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 44 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.59% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 14
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£450 £263 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £109 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £264 £416
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -36.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £17.50 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+171.18% -1.66%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7806 8833 8459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.05% 37.36% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 6209 5862
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 149 168
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -8.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.02 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.85 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in London

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in London

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in London

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in London

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London +23 16 £475 +35.71%
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 93 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 63 (67.74%) Citrix
2 63 (67.74%) Windows
3 53 (56.99%) VMware
4 46 (49.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
6 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
7 37 (39.78%) ITIL
8 34 (36.56%) Windows 7
9 31 (33.33%) MS Office
9 31 (33.33%) DNS
10 30 (32.26%) Cisco
11 26 (27.96%) MS Excel
11 26 (27.96%) Firewall
11 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (26.88%) DHCP
13 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
14 23 (24.73%) LAN
14 23 (24.73%) HP
14 23 (24.73%) Blackberry
15 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (21.51%) SAN
17 20 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (20.43%) XenApp
18 19 (20.43%) CheckPoint
19 18 (19.35%) Linux
19 18 (19.35%) BIG-IP
19 18 (19.35%) Hyper-V
20 17 (18.28%) Finance

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.30%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.23%) Lync
6 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.23%) IIS
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (33.33%) MS Office
2 26 (27.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.15%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.08%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.08%) RiskWrite
3 1 (1.08%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) DNS
2 26 (27.96%) Firewall
3 25 (26.88%) DHCP
4 23 (24.73%) LAN
5 20 (21.51%) SAN
6 18 (19.35%) BIG-IP
7 13 (13.98%) WAN
8 12 (12.90%) Network Security
9 11 (11.83%) DMVPN
9 11 (11.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (11.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (11.83%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (11.83%) NetScreen
9 11 (11.83%) OSPF
9 11 (11.83%) BGP
10 9 (9.68%) Internet
11 8 (8.60%) NAS
12 7 (7.53%) VPN
12 7 (7.53%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.08%) DTS
3 1 (1.08%) MS Access
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) MSI
3 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Law
3 3 (3.23%) Legal
3 3 (3.23%) Publishing
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Analyst
2 12 (12.90%) Administrator
2 12 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (11.83%) Network Specialist
3 11 (11.83%) Network Security Specialist
3 11 (11.83%) Security Specialist
4 9 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.53%) Applications Manager
7 6 (6.45%) Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) Web Services
2 6 (6.45%) .NET
3 4 (4.30%) XML
3 4 (4.30%) J2EE
4 3 (3.23%) HTML
5 2 (2.15%) CSS
5 2 (2.15%) RESTful
6 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.08%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.08%) JavaFX
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
6 1 (1.08%) Itk
6 1 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) XSL
6 1 (1.08%) Swing
6 1 (1.08%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (24.73%) Blackberry
3 20 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.53%) BYOD
5 5 (5.38%) Smartcard
5 5 (5.38%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.30%) Replication
6 4 (4.30%) Clustering
6 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.23%) CLARiiON
7 3 (3.23%) CESG
8 2 (2.15%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.15%) iPad
8 2 (2.15%) iPhone
8 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (67.74%) Windows
2 34 (36.56%) Windows 7
3 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (19.35%) Linux
6 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
8 10 (10.75%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.45%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.30%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.30%) CentOS
11 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.08%) UNIX
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.08%) Solaris
12 1 (1.08%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) ITSM
3 12 (12.90%) Service Management
3 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (10.75%) Project Management
5 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.60%) Performance Management
6 7 (7.53%) Change Management
6 7 (7.53%) Migration
7 6 (6.45%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.45%) BCP
7 6 (6.45%) Business Continuity Planning
7 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.38%) Line Management
8 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.90%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.60%) C
4 5 (5.38%) VBScript
4 5 (5.38%) Java
4 5 (5.38%) Perl
5 4 (4.30%) Python
6 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.15%) C#
8 1 (1.08%) C++
8 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.08%) VBA
8 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (11.83%) CCNP
3 11 (11.83%) CCSE
4 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.75%) Degree
5 7 (7.53%) MCSE
5 7 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (7.53%) MCITP
6 5 (5.38%) MCP
6 5 (5.38%) A+ Certification
6 5 (5.38%) MCDST
7 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.15%) CCA
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.15%) CCEA
8 2 (2.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) COBIT
3 1 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) HL7
3 1 (1.08%) DICOM
System Software
1 46 (49.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
3 21 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (20.43%) XenApp
5 18 (19.35%) Hyper-V
6 12 (12.90%) Xen
6 12 (12.90%) vSphere
7 8 (8.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (8.60%) XenDesktop
8 7 (7.53%) NLBS
9 6 (6.45%) Terminal Services
10 5 (5.38%) VMware Server
10 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (5.38%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (4.30%) VirtualBox
12 3 (3.23%) XenServer
12 3 (3.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
13 2 (2.15%) BitLocker
14 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) WSUS
3 6 (6.45%) HP SIM
4 5 (5.38%) Puppet
5 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.30%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.15%) SCOM
8 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.08%) DameWare
8 1 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (67.74%) Citrix
2 53 (56.99%) VMware
3 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
4 30 (32.26%) Cisco
5 23 (24.73%) HP
6 19 (20.43%) CheckPoint
7 12 (12.90%) F5
8 11 (11.83%) Infoblox
8 11 (11.83%) Imperva
8 11 (11.83%) Blue Coat
9 10 (10.75%) Reuters
9 10 (10.75%) Bloomberg
10 8 (8.60%) Apple
11 7 (7.53%) Oracle
12 6 (6.45%) AppSense
12 6 (6.45%) Remedy
12 6 (6.45%) Dell
13 5 (5.38%) CQG
14 4 (4.30%) Wyse
14 4 (4.30%) McAfee