The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 113 119 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.12% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.52% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 15
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£384 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £194 £355
% change year-on-year
+62.58% -45.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -12.32%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
702 574 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.44% 23.30% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 259 237
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.82 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) MS Office
4 10 (52.63%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
6 8 (42.11%) DNS
7 7 (36.84%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (36.84%) SCCM
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
8 6 (31.58%) DHCP
8 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (31.58%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) VPN
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle
10 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
10 4 (21.05%) Web Services
10 4 (21.05%) UNIX
10 4 (21.05%) AIX
10 4 (21.05%) HPUX
10 4 (21.05%) Solaris

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (10.53%) IIS
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) VLAN
6 2 (10.53%) Network Security
6 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (26.32%) IT Support
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) HPUX
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.53%) MCDST
4 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) KVM
2 4 (21.05%) RHEV
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Apple
7 1 (5.26%) Wyse
7 1 (5.26%) Dell