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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 129 131 131
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 10 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.13% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £325 £280 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +158.06%
Fat Client
England

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
805 708 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 23.27% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 436 511
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 56
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £11.68 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 9 £325 +16.07%
Somerset - 1 - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
5 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
6 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
7 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (47.83%) XenApp
7 11 (47.83%) AppSense
7 11 (47.83%) SCCM
8 10 (43.48%) VMware ESX
8 10 (43.48%) Wyse
8 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
8 10 (43.48%) Skype for Business
8 10 (43.48%) Cisco
8 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
9 9 (39.13%) DNS
10 8 (34.78%) ITIL
10 8 (34.78%) Citrix
10 8 (34.78%) Office 365
11 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (30.43%) MS Office
11 7 (30.43%) DHCP
11 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
12 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
12 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
13 5 (21.74%) VPN
13 5 (21.74%) HP

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 10 (43.48%) Skype for Business
2 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.35%) JBoss
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 4 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) Skype
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.35%) Firewall
7 1 (4.35%) HTTP
7 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) OLTP
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (17.39%) Back Office
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Expert
4 2 (8.70%) Subject Matter Expert
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XML Schema
1 1 (4.35%) XSD
1 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.35%) CESG
5 1 (4.35%) Replication
5 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.35%) Kanban
5 1 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Optimisation
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) XenApp
4 10 (43.48%) VMware ESX
4 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (13.04%) vSphere
7 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Intune
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) AppSense
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Wyse
5 8 (34.78%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) CA
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 3 (13.04%) Dell
9 3 (13.04%) Intel Security
10 2 (8.70%) Polycom
10 2 (8.70%) Symantec
11 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
11 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
11 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 1 (4.35%) Sophos
11 1 (4.35%) Veeam