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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 227 220 207
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 11 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.68% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
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£294 £200 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £152 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £254 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £200 £330
% change year-on-year
+93.75% -39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +6.66%
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
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
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 £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 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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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
Berkshire -1 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £160 - 8
Kent - 2 £294 -
Surrey -5 1 £375 - 2
West Sussex - - - -
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England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 16 (47.06%) Citrix
5 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (32.35%) DNS
6 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) HP
8 9 (26.47%) EMC
8 9 (26.47%) DHCP
8 9 (26.47%) NFS
8 9 (26.47%) UNIX
8 9 (26.47%) Linux
8 9 (26.47%) C
8 9 (26.47%) Perl
8 9 (26.47%) VB
8 9 (26.47%) Nagios
8 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
8 9 (26.47%) Korn
8 9 (26.47%) NetBackup
8 9 (26.47%) Bourne shell
8 9 (26.47%) Isilon
9 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
9 7 (20.59%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) DNS
2 9 (26.47%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Selenium
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) CLAS Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Server Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Support
6 2 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
4 9 (26.47%) UNIX
4 9 (26.47%) Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) CRM
2 3 (8.82%) Information Security
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Time Management
3 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) BCP
4 1 (2.94%) SOA
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.94%) ITSM
4 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C
1 9 (26.47%) Perl
1 9 (26.47%) VB
1 9 (26.47%) Korn
1 9 (26.47%) Bourne shell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCA
2 6 (17.65%) MCSE
2 6 (17.65%) HNC
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) NFS
3 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Nagios
1 9 (26.47%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Citrix
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) HP
3 9 (26.47%) EMC
3 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
3 9 (26.47%) Isilon
4 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) Avaya
5 3 (8.82%) Veritas
5 3 (8.82%) Altiris
5 3 (8.82%) Orchard
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 2 (5.88%) Kaseya
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) BMC
7 1 (2.94%) Wyse