The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 134 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 8 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.69% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 2.61% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £293 £381
% change year-on-year
+32.47% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
776 766 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.70% 26.24% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 433 338
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 60
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
Bristol +3 2 - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) VMware
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
7 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (48.00%) Cisco
8 10 (40.00%) Firewall
8 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
8 10 (40.00%) ITIL
8 10 (40.00%) Solaris
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (36.00%) SLA
9 9 (36.00%) Citrix
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (16.00%) SCCM
12 4 (16.00%) PRINCE
12 4 (16.00%) LAN
12 4 (16.00%) WAN
12 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
12 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
13 3 (12.00%) XenApp
13 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Network Support
6 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Handset
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) PRINCE
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.00%) XenApp
5 2 (8.00%) vSphere
6 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (36.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Wyse
6 1 (4.00%) CA
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) Altiris
6 1 (4.00%) Acronis