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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
UK
Rank 505 528 472
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -56
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 86 90 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 82
Median daily rate £325 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.07 £21.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +59.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £21.50 £10.25
% change year-on-year
-43.86% +109.75%

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
14550 16750 16025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 32.93% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9306 10623 10070
Median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 698 647
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +36 68 £323 -6.52% 13
South East +32 19 £330 +1.53% 3
South West +17 12 £320 +36.17% 1
Bristol +12 12 £320 +36.17% 1
North East - 10 £214 -
London 0 9 £210 -49.09% 2
Surrey +22 7 - -
West Midlands -4 7 £425 +200.35%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £650 -
Scotland +27 6 £130 -62.85%
Dorking - 6 - -
Belfast - 5 £326 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £363 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £608 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £326 - 1
County Antrim - 5 £326 - 1
Edinburgh +24 4 £130 -
East of England +4 4 £120 -68.00% 3
North West +18 3 £275 -15.38%
Birmingham 0 3 £430 +203.88%
City of London -10 3 £110 -72.50%
Bedford - 3 £120 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £325 -
Kent - 3 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £120 -
North Yorkshire +12 2 - -
Yorkshire +9 2 - - 1
East Midlands +3 2 £433 +105.95% 3
Sunderland - 2 £650 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 145 (78.38%) Windows
3 118 (63.78%) Active Directory
4 102 (55.14%) Citrix
5 89 (48.11%) Microsoft
5 89 (48.11%) VMware
6 71 (38.38%) Windows Server
7 67 (36.22%) Windows 7
8 62 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 59 (31.89%) ITIL
10 58 (31.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 55 (29.73%) SCCM
11 55 (29.73%) MS Office
12 54 (29.19%) XenApp
13 48 (25.95%) DNS
14 46 (24.86%) Wyse
15 44 (23.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 42 (22.70%) AppSense
17 39 (21.08%) Microsoft App-V
18 37 (20.00%) MS Exchange
18 37 (20.00%) Security Cleared
19 35 (18.92%) XenDesktop
19 35 (18.92%) HP
20 32 (17.30%) Finance
21 29 (15.68%) DHCP
21 29 (15.68%) Cisco
22 27 (14.59%) Incident Management
22 27 (14.59%) Virtual Desktop
23 26 (14.05%) VMware ESX
24 24 (12.97%) Dell

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 37 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.27%) Skype for Business
3 18 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (29.73%) MS Office
2 23 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.70%) PaintShop Pro
3 5 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.08%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.08%) assyst
2 2 (1.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Office 365
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.70%) GitHub
5 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.95%) DNS
2 29 (15.68%) DHCP
3 19 (10.27%) Firewall
4 14 (7.57%) LAN
5 13 (7.03%) VPN
6 11 (5.95%) SAN
6 11 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (5.41%) 3G
7 10 (5.41%) Internet
7 10 (5.41%) WAN
8 9 (4.86%) Network Security
8 9 (4.86%) VoIP
9 8 (4.32%) NetScaler
10 6 (3.24%) DVB
10 6 (3.24%) HTTP
11 5 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.16%) VLAN
12 4 (2.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.32%) DB2
3 2 (1.08%) GIS
3 2 (1.08%) MS Access
3 2 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) OLTP
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Subversion
2 5 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 5 (2.70%) Maven
3 4 (2.16%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.16%) MSI
4 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (17.30%) Finance
2 10 (5.41%) Back Office
3 5 (2.70%) Local Government
4 2 (1.08%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Military
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (25.95%) Analyst
2 17 (9.19%) Architect
2 17 (9.19%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.65%) Citrix Analyst
4 15 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.03%) Service Analyst
5 13 (7.03%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) IT Support
7 11 (5.95%) Support Technician
8 10 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.41%) IT Technician
9 8 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) IT Support Technician
10 7 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) XML
2 7 (3.78%) HTML
3 6 (3.24%) XSD
4 5 (2.70%) Flash
4 5 (2.70%) HTML5
4 5 (2.70%) JSON
4 5 (2.70%) Spring
5 2 (1.08%) DHTML
5 2 (1.08%) Itk
5 2 (1.08%) Web Services
5 2 (1.08%) XSL
5 2 (1.08%) XSLT
6 1 (0.54%) .NET
6 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 185 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 19 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.65%) Data Centre
4 13 (7.03%) Blackberry
5 12 (6.49%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (4.32%) AS400
7 8 (4.32%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.32%) iSeries
8 7 (3.78%) Handset
8 7 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (3.24%) Interactive TV
9 6 (3.24%) MPEG
10 5 (2.70%) Clustering
10 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.62%) CESG
11 3 (1.62%) NHS
11 3 (1.62%) PDA
11 3 (1.62%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 145 (78.38%) Windows
2 71 (38.38%) Windows Server
3 67 (36.22%) Windows 7
4 58 (31.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (23.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.81%) Windows 8
8 19 (10.27%) Linux
8 19 (10.27%) Windows 10
9 18 (9.73%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.86%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.24%) Unix
12 5 (2.70%) Solaris
13 4 (2.16%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.62%) SUSE
15 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.89%) ITIL
2 27 (14.59%) Incident Management
3 23 (12.43%) Service Management
4 20 (10.81%) Migration
5 17 (9.19%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.49%) Performance Management
6 12 (6.49%) Software Delivery
7 11 (5.95%) Application Virtualisation
7 11 (5.95%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.95%) Project Management
8 10 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (4.86%) Server Virtualisation
10 8 (4.32%) Information Security
10 8 (4.32%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (3.78%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.78%) Service Design
12 6 (3.24%) Network Architecture
12 6 (3.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.19%) PowerShell
1 17 (9.19%) SQL
2 10 (5.41%) C
3 9 (4.86%) Java
4 7 (3.78%) C++
4 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.24%) ANSI C
6 5 (2.70%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.08%) Tcl
7 2 (1.08%) XPath
8 1 (0.54%) Perl
8 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.65%) Degree
4 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.95%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.41%) MCP
7 7 (3.78%) MCDST
8 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.24%) CCNA
8 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.24%) MCSE
9 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.70%) PMP
9 5 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.16%) ISEB
11 3 (1.62%) CISSP
11 3 (1.62%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.08%) CCNP
12 2 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.57%) SLA
2 8 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.16%) COBIT
5 3 (1.62%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.08%) QA
7 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 118 (63.78%) Active Directory
2 62 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (29.19%) XenApp
4 39 (21.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 35 (18.92%) XenDesktop
6 27 (14.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (14.05%) VMware ESX
8 13 (7.03%) BitLocker
9 11 (5.95%) Terminal Services
10 7 (3.78%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (3.78%) XenServer
11 5 (2.70%) Hyper-V
12 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.16%) Terminal Server
12 4 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.62%) vSphere
14 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.54%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 55 (29.73%) SCCM
2 13 (7.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (4.86%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.24%) DameWare
6 5 (2.70%) SCOM
7 4 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.62%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.62%) Netcool
9 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.08%) Puppet
9 2 (1.08%) Unicenter
9 2 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 102 (55.14%) Citrix
2 89 (48.11%) Microsoft
2 89 (48.11%) VMware
3 46 (24.86%) Wyse
4 42 (22.70%) AppSense
5 35 (18.92%) HP
6 29 (15.68%) Cisco
7 24 (12.97%) Dell
8 17 (9.19%) CheckPoint
9 13 (7.03%) Symantec
10 11 (5.95%) Apple
10 11 (5.95%) CA
11 10 (5.41%) ThinPrint
12 9 (4.86%) Oracle
13 8 (4.32%) Hitachi
13 8 (4.32%) IBM
13 8 (4.32%) Remedy
14 6 (3.24%) BMC
14 6 (3.24%) LANDesk
14 6 (3.24%) OpenTV
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