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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 117 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.13% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.59% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 12
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £213 £330
% change year-on-year
+82.35% -35.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.88 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-38.28% +6.66%
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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
652 508 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.34% 22.32% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 244 262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.55 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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
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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 2 - -
Fat Client
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) MS Office
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) SAN
8 4 (26.67%) Middleware
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (20.00%) Open Source
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.67%) Intranet
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) AIX
3 3 (20.00%) HPUX
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCDST
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) KVM
2 3 (20.00%) RHEV
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense