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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 126 107 128
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.20% 1.71% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 4
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£175 £175 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -58.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £300 £360
% change year-on-year
-29.45% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £19.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -20.83%
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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
820 526 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.41% 23.27% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 325 400
Average daily rate £380 £338 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 58
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.75 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 2 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -12 14 £175 +2.94%
Dorset - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
1 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
3 24 (82.76%) MS Excel
4 21 (72.41%) SharePoint
4 21 (72.41%) Solaris
4 21 (72.41%) SLA
4 21 (72.41%) Cisco
4 21 (72.41%) CheckPoint
4 21 (72.41%) VMware
4 21 (72.41%) Firewall
4 21 (72.41%) Cisco PIX
4 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (58.62%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (58.62%) ITIL
6 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
8 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.24%) Citrix
9 4 (13.79%) Application Packaging
10 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) PDA
10 3 (10.34%) SCCM
10 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
10 3 (10.34%) Android
10 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (6.90%) CTC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 21 (72.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (82.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) Firewall
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Solaris
3 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.34%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) ERP
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) CheckPoint
2 21 (72.41%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
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