The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 123 115 137
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 21 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 1.60% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Average daily rate £175 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £355
% change year-on-year
-37.45% +19.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 499 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.10% 21.45% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 257 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Fat Client
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
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IT Job Ads
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 28 (90.32%) Windows
3 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
4 23 (74.19%) VMware
5 22 (70.97%) ITIL
5 22 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (58.06%) MS Excel
7 15 (48.39%) PRINCE2
8 13 (41.94%) Solaris
8 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
8 13 (41.94%) SLA
8 13 (41.94%) Cisco
8 13 (41.94%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (41.94%) Firewall
8 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
8 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
8 13 (41.94%) Cisco PIX
9 12 (38.71%) Citrix
10 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (19.35%) XenApp
11 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
11 6 (19.35%) Change Management
11 6 (19.35%) Service Management
12 5 (16.13%) AppSense
12 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.13%) DNS
12 5 (16.13%) DHCP
12 5 (16.13%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (58.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.90%) MS Project
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco PIX
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) ICT Technician
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) IT Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Server Support
4 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.90%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Solaris
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) ITIL
2 15 (48.39%) PRINCE2
3 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) ITSM
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCSE
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) SLA
2 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) XenApp
4 5 (16.13%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) Cisco
3 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
4 12 (38.71%) Citrix
5 5 (16.13%) AppSense
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) BMC
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Adobe
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee