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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 258 233 221
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 12 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.66% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 3
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£306 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £379 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.93 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +16.66%
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
3027 2709 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.54% 29.62% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1477 1236
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 151 143
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Surrey -3 4 £319 -7.27%
East Sussex -1 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 -
West Sussex - 2 £188 - 1
Hampshire -9 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 16 (55.17%) Citrix
4 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
6 8 (27.59%) SCCM
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (20.69%) DNS
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.24%) MSI
8 5 (17.24%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
8 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
9 4 (13.79%) XenApp
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
9 4 (13.79%) DHCP
10 3 (10.34%) CCNP
10 3 (10.34%) CCNA
10 3 (10.34%) HP
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
10 3 (10.34%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 3 (10.34%) VoIP
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 2 (6.90%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) ADSL
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MSI
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Testing Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
2 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
2 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (10.34%) Network Management
2 3 (10.34%) Change Control
2 3 (10.34%) Application Discovery
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.90%) Line Management
3 2 (6.90%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Logistics
3 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CCNP
2 3 (10.34%) CCNA
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.45%) TickIT
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.45%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) HP SIM
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Citrix
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
5 2 (6.90%) McAfee
5 2 (6.90%) Websense
6 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.45%) Novell
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Talend