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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 149 123 118
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.067% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 1.09% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate £450 £300 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-70.62% +158.06%
Fat Client
UK

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
1016 822 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.00% 27.08% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 411 358
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Fat Client
UK

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) assyst
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Informix
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Procurement Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Procurement Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) KVM
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (11.11%) RHEV
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Sun