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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
England / South West
Rank 123 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 10 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 1.36% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Median daily rate £314 £235 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.51% +23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.46% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £21.50 £10.25
% change year-on-year
-43.86% +109.75%

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
694 954 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.89% 31.89% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 654 486
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 55
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 10 £314 +33.51%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) VMware
4 16 (76.19%) SCCM
4 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (71.43%) AppSense
6 14 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (66.67%) XenApp
7 13 (61.90%) XenDesktop
7 13 (61.90%) Wyse
8 12 (57.14%) MS Office
8 12 (57.14%) Incident Management
9 11 (52.38%) VMware ESX
9 11 (52.38%) Citrix
9 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
10 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (47.62%) Finance
11 9 (42.86%) DNS
11 9 (42.86%) Skype for Business
11 9 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (33.33%) BitLocker
12 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (33.33%) Cisco
12 7 (33.33%) Dell
12 7 (33.33%) Symantec
12 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
4 2 (9.52%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) Extranet
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Back Office
3 2 (9.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.76%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) CESG
5 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Incident Management
2 5 (23.81%) Application Virtualisation
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
3 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (66.67%) XenApp
4 13 (61.90%) XenDesktop
5 11 (52.38%) VMware ESX
6 9 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (33.33%) BitLocker
8 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) SCCM
2 7 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.76%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
1 17 (80.95%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) AppSense
3 13 (61.90%) Wyse
4 11 (52.38%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco
5 7 (33.33%) Dell
5 7 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (23.81%) CA
6 5 (23.81%) Polycom
7 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
8 3 (14.29%) Xerox
9 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
9 2 (9.52%) HP
9 2 (9.52%) Sophos
9 2 (9.52%) Veeam
10 1 (4.76%) Varonis