The 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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 68 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 1.62% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
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£300 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -31.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £175 £368
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-20.63% -13.69%
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
220 370 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.28% 34.07% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 202 76
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £37.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Bourne shell
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) NetBackup
2 9 (90.00%) Korn
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) Isilon
2 9 (90.00%) Nagios
2 9 (90.00%) EMC
2 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 9 (90.00%) NFS
2 9 (90.00%) DNS
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) C
2 9 (90.00%) Perl
2 9 (90.00%) VB
3 6 (60.00%) HNC
3 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) CCA
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Altiris
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) DHCP
1 9 (90.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Support
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C
1 9 (90.00%) Perl
1 9 (90.00%) VB
1 9 (90.00%) Korn
1 9 (90.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) HNC
1 6 (60.00%) MCSE
1 6 (60.00%) CCA
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Nagios
1 9 (90.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) EMC
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) Isilon
3 4 (40.00%) Altiris
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
5 1 (10.00%) AppSense
5 1 (10.00%) CA