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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 126 137 104
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.30% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
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£280 £175 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £263 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -0.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +6.82%
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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
753 770 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.04% 25.99% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 484 279
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 41
Average hourly rate £31.04 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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
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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Devon -9 3 £213 +21.42%
Bristol - 3 £280 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (23.53%) XenApp
8 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (23.53%) Wyse
8 4 (23.53%) AppSense
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
8 4 (23.53%) Symantec
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
9 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 3 (17.65%) DNS
9 3 (17.65%) CA
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Applications Specialist
1 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) Xen
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
4 3 (17.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Wyse
5 4 (23.53%) AppSense
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) CA
7 2 (11.76%) Nokia
7 2 (11.76%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) Acronis