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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 131 139 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 13 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 1.16% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Average daily rate £235 £190 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.68% +8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £388 £263
% change year-on-year
-17.74% +47.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+45.76% -
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
939 860 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 26.67% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 513 392
Average daily rate £373 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 55 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 4 £190 -
Bristol +1 4 £235 -
Gloucestershire +9 2 £438 +236.53%
Wiltshire -4 2 £323 -11.03%
Somerset - 1 - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (60.00%) VMware
5 12 (60.00%) Citrix
6 10 (50.00%) ITIL
7 9 (45.00%) XenApp
8 8 (40.00%) DNS
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco
9 7 (35.00%) Wyse
10 6 (30.00%) HP
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (30.00%) DHCP
10 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (25.00%) MS Office
11 5 (25.00%) Service Management
11 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 5 (25.00%) Back Office
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (25.00%) Office 365
11 5 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (20.00%) Windows Intune
12 4 (20.00%) vSphere
12 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
12 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) JBoss
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) Broadband
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) OLTP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.00%) XSD
1 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) BPEL
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (45.00%) XenApp
4 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (20.00%) vSphere
5 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (20.00%) XenServer
6 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) Citrix
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Wyse
5 6 (30.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) AppSense
6 4 (20.00%) CA
7 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Polycom
8 2 (10.00%) Symantec
9 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle
9 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.00%) Sophos
9 1 (5.00%) Veeam