The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 68 73 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 0.87% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.02 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+17.68% +18.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
178 229 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.20% 23.51% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 98 83
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.38 £13.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -8.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.72 £15.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
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Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Fat Client
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) CA
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) NetIQ
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (40.00%) AppSense
4 2 (40.00%) Altiris
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Release Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) NetIQ
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) Altiris