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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 348 334 305
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -29
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 71 85 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.91% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 64 55
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£365 £308 £568
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.69% -45.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £137 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £535 £668
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £243 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.37% -32.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.87 £20.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.34% +10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.20 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
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
8376 9335 8345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.05% 37.37% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5944 6591 5748
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 163 207
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £48.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 21 £360 -23.64%
Bromley - - - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 91 (73.98%) Windows
3 85 (69.11%) Citrix
4 75 (60.98%) Microsoft
5 59 (47.97%) Active Directory
6 53 (43.09%) Windows 7
7 47 (38.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (34.96%) VMware
9 41 (33.33%) MS Office
10 40 (32.52%) MS Exchange
10 40 (32.52%) XenApp
11 39 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (30.89%) Blackberry
12 38 (30.89%) Finance
13 37 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (29.27%) HP
15 34 (27.64%) ITIL
16 25 (20.33%) Hyper-V
17 23 (18.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 22 (17.89%) SAN
19 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
19 21 (17.07%) LAN
20 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
21 19 (15.45%) Cisco
21 19 (15.45%) Windows XP
21 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (15.45%) SCCM
22 18 (14.63%) DNS
22 18 (14.63%) Xen
23 17 (13.82%) Service Management

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 40 (32.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (18.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.88%) Lync
6 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.07%) JBoss
8 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.44%) IIS
9 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 41 (33.33%) MS Office
2 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) RMDS
1 7 (5.69%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.81%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.89%) SAN
2 21 (17.07%) LAN
3 18 (14.63%) DNS
4 17 (13.82%) WAN
4 17 (13.82%) Firewall
5 16 (13.01%) MPLS
6 15 (12.20%) DHCP
7 14 (11.38%) DSL
7 14 (11.38%) BIG-IP
8 12 (9.76%) Internet
9 10 (8.13%) Wireless
9 10 (8.13%) FTP
10 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.07%) VPN
12 4 (3.25%) NetScaler
13 3 (2.44%) NAS
14 2 (1.63%) Broadband
14 2 (1.63%) VoIP
14 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.81%) DTS
6 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 38 (30.89%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Banking
3 7 (5.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.44%) Law
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Publishing
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (38.21%) Analyst
2 26 (21.14%) Support Analyst
3 13 (10.57%) Consultant
3 13 (10.57%) Help Desk Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (8.94%) Developer
4 11 (8.94%) Help Desk Support
5 10 (8.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.88%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.07%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Administrator
10 5 (4.07%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (4.07%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) Web Services
2 8 (6.50%) HTML
2 8 (6.50%) Swing
3 7 (5.69%) CSS
3 7 (5.69%) Rendezvous
3 7 (5.69%) JavaFX
3 7 (5.69%) RESTful
3 7 (5.69%) HTML5
4 5 (4.07%) REST
4 5 (4.07%) WebSockets
4 5 (4.07%) Middleware
4 5 (4.07%) Ajax
4 5 (4.07%) Java EE
4 5 (4.07%) SOAP
5 4 (3.25%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.44%) XML
7 2 (1.63%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.81%) XSD
8 1 (0.81%) XSL
8 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 123 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 38 (30.89%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.13%) Smartphone
3 10 (8.13%) Smartcard
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.69%) SWIFT
5 7 (5.69%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.88%) Clustering
7 5 (4.07%) Replication
8 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.63%) iPhone
10 2 (1.63%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.63%) iPad
11 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.81%) Derivative
11 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 91 (73.98%) Windows
2 53 (43.09%) Windows 7
3 47 (38.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (15.45%) Windows XP
6 13 (10.57%) Windows Vista
7 9 (7.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.07%) Linux
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.44%) UNIX
11 2 (1.63%) NetWare
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ITIL
2 17 (13.82%) Service Management
3 14 (11.38%) BCP
3 14 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.38%) Performance Management
4 12 (9.76%) Problem Management
4 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.94%) Business Continuity
5 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.32%) TDD
7 8 (6.50%) BDD
8 7 (5.69%) Automated Testing
9 6 (4.88%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.88%) Data Management
9 6 (4.88%) ITSM
9 6 (4.88%) Workflow
9 6 (4.88%) SOA
9 6 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (4.88%) Change Control
10 5 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.20%) Java
2 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.25%) SQL
4 3 (2.44%) Perl
4 3 (2.44%) VBScript
4 3 (2.44%) VBA
5 1 (0.81%) XPath
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.57%) MCITP
3 11 (8.94%) Degree
3 11 (8.94%) A+ Certification
3 11 (8.94%) MCP
4 10 (8.13%) MCDST
5 7 (5.69%) MCSE
6 6 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.25%) CCA
7 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.44%) CCEA
8 3 (2.44%) VCP5
9 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) MCTS
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
1 5 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 59 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.52%) XenApp
3 37 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (20.33%) Hyper-V
5 18 (14.63%) Xen
6 14 (11.38%) NLBS
6 14 (11.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (6.50%) vSphere
8 8 (6.50%) VMware Server
9 7 (5.69%) XenServer
10 6 (4.88%) XenDesktop
11 5 (4.07%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) SCCM
2 12 (9.76%) WSUS
3 8 (6.50%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.25%) DameWare
5 4 (3.25%) HP SIM
5 4 (3.25%) SCOM
6 3 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.63%) OpenView
7 2 (1.63%) MOM
7 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 85 (69.11%) Citrix
2 75 (60.98%) Microsoft
3 43 (34.96%) VMware
4 36 (29.27%) HP
5 19 (15.45%) Cisco
6 16 (13.01%) Wyse
7 15 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 15 (12.20%) Reuters
7 15 (12.20%) Bloomberg
8 10 (8.13%) CQG
9 9 (7.32%) IBM
10 8 (6.50%) Intel
10 8 (6.50%) AppSense
10 8 (6.50%) Altiris
11 7 (5.69%) ION Trading
11 7 (5.69%) TIBCO
12 6 (4.88%) Dell
13 5 (4.07%) Veeam
13 5 (4.07%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.25%) Veritas