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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 133 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 1.38% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £323 £280 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £280 £264
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +37.09%
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
807 723 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.59% 24.02% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 475 449
Median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 59
Median hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

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 26 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 -3 7 £320 +14.28%
Dorset - 1 £375 -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 24 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 21 (87.50%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
6 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (50.00%) XenApp
7 12 (50.00%) SCCM
8 11 (45.83%) VMware ESX
8 11 (45.83%) AppSense
8 11 (45.83%) Wyse
8 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
8 11 (45.83%) Skype for Business
9 10 (41.67%) Cisco
9 10 (41.67%) DNS
10 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
11 8 (33.33%) Office 365
11 8 (33.33%) Citrix
11 8 (33.33%) ITIL
11 8 (33.33%) MS Office
11 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 8 (33.33%) DHCP
12 7 (29.17%) SQL
12 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 6 (25.00%) VPN
13 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint

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 11 (45.83%) Skype for Business
2 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.17%) JBoss
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
3 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 5 (20.83%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (12.50%) Skype
7 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 1 (4.17%) HTTP
8 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
8 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
8 1 (4.17%) SAN
8 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) OLTP
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Support
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Expert
5 2 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
1 1 (4.17%) XSD
1 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.17%) BPEL
5 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Optimisation
5 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) XenApp
4 11 (45.83%) VMware ESX
4 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (12.50%) vSphere
8 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Intune
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) AppSense
3 11 (45.83%) Wyse
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco
5 8 (33.33%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) CA
8 4 (16.67%) Dell
8 4 (16.67%) Intel Security
9 2 (8.33%) Polycom
9 2 (8.33%) Symantec
10 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
10 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 1 (4.17%) Sophos
10 1 (4.17%) Veeam