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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 118 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.42% 1.28% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£300 £265 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -40.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £264 £416
% change year-on-year
+6.26% -36.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +6.82%
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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
774 704 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.44% 27.68% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 386 349
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 23
Average hourly rate £28.72 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.88% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.85 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 May 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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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 - 7 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £300 -
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Server Building
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) Siemens NX
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (12.50%) PLM
6 2 (12.50%) Teamcenter
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) Siemens NX
3 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
1 7 (43.75%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Server Building
2 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (12.50%) PLM
2 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 2 (12.50%) CAD
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCEE
2 1 (6.25%) CCIA
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) Citrix
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense