The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 250 220 206
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -14
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 13 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 1.04% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 13
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£185 £235 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -37.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £122 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £332 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £194 £355
% change year-on-year
+62.58% -45.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -12.32%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2879 2314 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.12% 26.98% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1229 915
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 138 196
Average hourly rate £17.13 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.86 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire -15 6 £160 +23.07% 5
Berkshire +3 3 £300 +3.44%
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
West Sussex - 1 £210 -
Kent - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 2
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (48.57%) Citrix
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (31.43%) DNS
5 11 (31.43%) HP
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) C
7 9 (25.71%) Perl
7 9 (25.71%) VB
7 9 (25.71%) UNIX
7 9 (25.71%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) DHCP
7 9 (25.71%) NFS
7 9 (25.71%) EMC
7 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (25.71%) Nagios
7 9 (25.71%) NetBackup
7 9 (25.71%) Korn
7 9 (25.71%) Bourne shell
7 9 (25.71%) Isilon
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (20.00%) MCSE
9 7 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (17.14%) HNC
10 6 (17.14%) CCA
10 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Desktop Engineer
1 8 (22.86%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.86%) CMDB
5 1 (2.86%) iPad
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.71%) UNIX
4 9 (25.71%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
1 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (8.57%) Information Security
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) CRM
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.86%) Coaching
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Scrum
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Change Control
4 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) C
1 9 (25.71%) Perl
1 9 (25.71%) VB
1 9 (25.71%) Korn
1 9 (25.71%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) CCA
3 6 (17.14%) HNC
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) NFS
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) NetBackup
1 9 (25.71%) Nagios
2 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Citrix
2 11 (31.43%) HP
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) EMC
4 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
4 9 (25.71%) Isilon
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Altiris
6 3 (8.57%) Orchard
6 3 (8.57%) Avaya
6 3 (8.57%) Veritas
7 2 (5.71%) BMC
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) Veeam
7 2 (5.71%) Kaseya
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Wyse
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.86%) CA