The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 543 598 491
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -107
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 93 66 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.35% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 110
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £125 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £394 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £296 £212
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +39.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.49 £22.50 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.38 £15.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +13.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17522 19085 18708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 11970 11358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 807 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £42.90
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

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client within the UK.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client within the UK.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Fat Client
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
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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
England +49 91 £350 +6.87% 11
London +20 36 £490 +34.24% 3
South East +12 15 £325 +9.70% 3
North West +14 14 £550 +57.14% 1
East of England +18 10 £338 +12.50%
South West +16 8 £285 -12.30%
Hertfordshire - 7 - -
Manchester -3 6 £350 - 1
Bristol - 6 £285 -
Watford - 6 - -
Berkshire +14 5 £463 +19.35%
West Midlands -17 5 £350 +180.00% 1
Kent - 4 £325 - 1
City of London +20 3 £275 -17.35% 1
Hampshire +14 3 £319 -8.27%
Cheshire +13 3 £750 -
Warrington +10 3 £750 -
Worcester - 3 £350 -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Southwark - 3 - -
Southampton +14 2 £319 -8.27%
Birmingham -5 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 £225 -
Bootle - 2 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £325 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £700 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £218 - 1
Essex - 2 £344 -
Chelmsford - 2 £344 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 188 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 150 (79.79%) Windows
3 120 (63.83%) Active Directory
4 114 (60.64%) Citrix
5 87 (46.28%) Windows Server
6 85 (45.21%) Microsoft
7 83 (44.15%) VMware
8 72 (38.30%) Windows 7
9 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (32.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (29.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (28.19%) XenApp
13 50 (26.60%) MS Office
13 50 (26.60%) ITIL
14 45 (23.94%) Security Cleared
14 45 (23.94%) SCCM
15 43 (22.87%) MS Exchange
16 40 (21.28%) DNS
17 38 (20.21%) AppSense
18 37 (19.68%) HP
19 36 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
20 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (17.02%) Wyse
21 32 (17.02%) MS Excel
21 32 (17.02%) SQL Server
22 31 (16.49%) DHCP
23 27 (14.36%) Data Centre
23 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
24 26 (13.83%) Service Management
25 25 (13.30%) SLA

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills 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 43 (22.87%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (11.17%) SharePoint
3 17 (9.04%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.26%) Live Communications Server
6 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (26.60%) MS Office
2 32 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.26%) PaintShop Pro
3 8 (4.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.51%) Office 365
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.26%) GitHub
4 5 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.28%) DNS
2 31 (16.49%) DHCP
3 18 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (9.04%) 3G
4 17 (9.04%) SAN
5 16 (8.51%) NetScaler
6 14 (7.45%) Firewall
6 14 (7.45%) HTTP
7 11 (5.85%) LAN
8 10 (5.32%) DVB
8 10 (5.32%) Internet
9 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.26%) Network Security
10 8 (4.26%) WAN
11 7 (3.72%) SMS
11 7 (3.72%) VoIP
12 6 (3.19%) Intranet
12 6 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (3.19%) VPN
13 5 (2.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) MS Access
3 5 (2.66%) GIS
4 4 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.06%) MySQL
7 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.53%) OLTP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Cucumber
1 9 (4.79%) Maven
1 9 (4.79%) Subversion
2 4 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.13%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.06%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.53%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (7.45%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Back Office
3 7 (3.72%) Legal
4 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Local Government
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (25.00%) Analyst
2 30 (15.96%) Desktop Support
3 17 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (7.45%) Architect
4 14 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Developer
5 13 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Citrix Specialist
7 11 (5.85%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.32%) Citrix Support
8 10 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.32%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (4.79%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) XML
2 13 (6.91%) HTML
3 12 (6.38%) XSD
4 9 (4.79%) Flash
4 9 (4.79%) HTML5
4 9 (4.79%) JSON
4 9 (4.79%) Spring
5 5 (2.66%) Web Services
6 2 (1.06%) .NET
6 2 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (1.06%) Struts
6 2 (1.06%) XSL
6 2 (1.06%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.53%) DHTML
7 1 (0.53%) Itk
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 188 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 27 (14.36%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.91%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.38%) Blackberry
4 12 (6.38%) Interactive TV
5 10 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (5.32%) MPEG
6 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.26%) Clustering
7 7 (3.72%) Statistics
8 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.19%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (2.13%) PKI
9 4 (2.13%) User Experience
10 3 (1.60%) CESG
10 3 (1.60%) NHS
10 3 (1.60%) PDA
10 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 150 (79.79%) Windows
2 87 (46.28%) Windows Server
3 72 (38.30%) Windows 7
4 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (32.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 16 (8.51%) Windows 10
9 13 (6.91%) Linux
10 12 (6.38%) Windows 8
11 10 (5.32%) Unix
12 8 (4.26%) Solaris
13 7 (3.72%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.60%) SUSE
15 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.53%) AIX
16 1 (0.53%) HPUX
16 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.60%) ITIL
2 26 (13.83%) Service Management
3 25 (13.30%) Incident Management
4 24 (12.77%) Problem Management
5 22 (11.70%) Migration
6 20 (10.64%) Service Delivery
7 18 (9.57%) Software Delivery
8 14 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.45%) Information Security
9 13 (6.91%) Application Packaging
10 12 (6.38%) Scrum
11 11 (5.85%) ITIL V3
11 11 (5.85%) Project Management
12 10 (5.32%) TDD
13 9 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.79%) Kanban
13 9 (4.79%) MVC
13 9 (4.79%) Pair Programming
14 8 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (4.26%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.17%) SQL
3 16 (8.51%) C
3 16 (8.51%) Java
4 14 (7.45%) C++
5 12 (6.38%) ANSI C
5 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.79%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.60%) Perl
8 2 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (0.53%) C#
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Tcl
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.98%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (5.85%) Degree
5 8 (4.26%) MCP
6 6 (3.19%) CISSP
6 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.66%) ISEB
7 5 (2.66%) MCSE
7 5 (2.66%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.66%) PMP
7 5 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.60%) CCNA
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CISM
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) SLA
2 11 (5.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (5.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.13%) COBIT
5 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.06%) QA
6 1 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 120 (63.83%) Active Directory
2 55 (29.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (28.19%) XenApp
4 36 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (9.04%) VMware ESX
6 16 (8.51%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.45%) Terminal Services
8 11 (5.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (4.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
10 8 (4.26%) Terminal Server
11 6 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (2.66%) vSphere
13 4 (2.13%) BitLocker
13 4 (2.13%) XenServer
14 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (23.94%) SCCM
2 9 (4.79%) Netcool
3 8 (4.26%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (4.26%) Unicenter
3 8 (4.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 7 (3.72%) SCOM
5 6 (3.19%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.66%) DameWare
7 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.13%) Puppet
7 4 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.60%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.60%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.06%) WSUS
10 1 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 114 (60.64%) Citrix
2 85 (45.21%) Microsoft
3 83 (44.15%) VMware
4 38 (20.21%) AppSense
5 37 (19.68%) HP
6 32 (17.02%) Wyse
7 23 (12.23%) Dell
8 20 (10.64%) Cisco
9 18 (9.57%) Oracle
10 13 (6.91%) ThinPrint
11 12 (6.38%) OpenTV
12 10 (5.32%) EMC
13 9 (4.79%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.79%) LANDesk
14 8 (4.26%) Meridio
14 8 (4.26%) Veritas
15 6 (3.19%) Symantec
16 4 (2.13%) Polycom
16 4 (2.13%) Remedy
16 4 (2.13%) Sophos
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