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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 129 145 125
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 8 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.74% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 15
Median daily rate £285 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £296 £212
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +39.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +60.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.38 £15.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +13.28%
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
816 943 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.76% 28.48% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 565 499
Median daily rate £350 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 47
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

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 1 October 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 - 6 £285 -
Devon +5 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
3 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) MS Office
5 7 (53.85%) Wyse
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (53.85%) XenApp
6 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (46.15%) Skype for Business
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) Dell
7 5 (38.46%) DNS
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
7 5 (38.46%) SCCM
8 4 (30.77%) Back Office
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) SQL
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco
8 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
8 4 (30.77%) Polycom

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 6 (46.15%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Extranet
4 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Back Office
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (15.38%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) CESG
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (53.85%) XenApp
4 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
5 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
6 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (15.38%) BitLocker
7 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (7.69%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Wyse
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) Dell
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) Polycom
7 3 (23.08%) AppSense
7 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) Symantec
9 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 1 (7.69%) CA
9 1 (7.69%) HP
9 1 (7.69%) Sophos
9 1 (7.69%) Varonis
9 1 (7.69%) Veeam
9 1 (7.69%) Xerox