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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 542 529 441
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -88
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 114 120 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.68% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 119
Median daily rate £335 £330 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +25.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £169 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £280 £264
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.90 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +37.09%

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
18012 17578 16813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.84% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11669 10770 10365
Median daily rate £425 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 718 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 2016.

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 28 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
England -8 112 £335 -0.74% 13
London -18 35 £335 -28.53% 7
North West +3 27 £408 +143.28%
North East -27 17 £225 -54.54%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 16 £230 -53.53%
Tyne and Wear -36 16 £230 -53.53%
South East -3 14 £381 +27.08% 2
Manchester -15 13 £350 +40.00%
Cheshire - 12 £425 -
City of London +34 10 £451 -5.15% 3
Warrington - 10 £415 -
Berkshire -3 8 £298 +8.36%
South West -9 8 £323 +15.17%
Bracknell - 8 £298 -
Bristol +4 7 £320 +14.28%
East of England +6 5 £250 +2.56% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £463 +91.11% 1
Croydon - 3 £335 -
Bedfordshire -1 2 £330 +14.78%
Coventry -3 2 £450 +435.71%
Hampshire -6 2 - - 1
Surrey -9 2 £381 -
Southall - 2 £200 -
Guildford - 2 £381 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Birmingham +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £405 +15.30%
High Wycombe +5 1 £405 -
Glasgow -3 1 - -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 200 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 148 (74.00%) Windows
3 112 (56.00%) Active Directory
4 107 (53.50%) Citrix
5 91 (45.50%) Microsoft
6 89 (44.50%) Windows Server
7 79 (39.50%) VMware
8 74 (37.00%) Windows 7
9 64 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (29.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (27.50%) SCCM
12 54 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (26.00%) XenApp
14 48 (24.00%) HP
14 48 (24.00%) MS Office
14 48 (24.00%) MS Exchange
15 44 (22.00%) AppSense
16 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
16 42 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (20.50%) Data Centre
17 41 (20.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 41 (20.50%) DNS
18 40 (20.00%) ITIL
19 38 (19.00%) Wyse
20 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
21 34 (17.00%) DHCP
22 31 (15.50%) MS Excel
22 31 (15.50%) Migration
23 29 (14.50%) XenDesktop
24 28 (14.00%) PowerShell

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 48 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (10.50%) Skype for Business
4 18 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
8 7 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.00%) IIS
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.50%) JBoss
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (24.00%) MS Office
2 31 (15.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.00%) Office 365
2 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) DNS
2 34 (17.00%) DHCP
3 23 (11.50%) NetScaler
3 23 (11.50%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (10.00%) LAN
4 20 (10.00%) WAN
5 17 (8.50%) 3G
6 14 (7.00%) HTTP
7 13 (6.50%) SAN
7 13 (6.50%) Skype
7 13 (6.50%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.00%) Internet
8 12 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (5.50%) VPN
10 9 (4.50%) DVB
10 9 (4.50%) Firewall
10 9 (4.50%) SMS
11 7 (3.50%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.50%) VLAN
13 4 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.00%) MS Access
3 4 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.50%) Informix
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) OLTP
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.50%) Maven
2 4 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.00%) MSI
3 2 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (10.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.00%) Billing
3 6 (3.00%) Military
4 5 (2.50%) Advertising
4 5 (2.50%) Back Office
4 5 (2.50%) Legal
5 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 54 (27.00%) Analyst
2 36 (18.00%) Desktop Support
3 19 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (9.00%) Support Analyst
5 17 (8.50%) Citrix Specialist
6 16 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 16 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 15 (7.50%) Developer
8 11 (5.50%) Citrix Support
8 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) IT Analyst
10 9 (4.50%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.00%) XML
2 12 (6.00%) XSD
3 9 (4.50%) HTML
4 5 (2.50%) Flash
4 5 (2.50%) HTML5
4 5 (2.50%) JSON
4 5 (2.50%) Spring
5 4 (2.00%) .NET
6 3 (1.50%) Middleware
6 3 (1.50%) Web Services
6 3 (1.50%) XSL
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 200 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 41 (20.50%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.00%) Interactive TV
4 10 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.50%) MPEG
6 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.50%) Statistics
7 7 (3.50%) User Experience
8 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.50%) Smartphone
10 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.00%) Clustering
10 4 (2.00%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.00%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.00%) Life Science
10 4 (2.00%) NHS
10 4 (2.00%) PKI
10 4 (2.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 148 (74.00%) Windows
2 89 (44.50%) Windows Server
3 74 (37.00%) Windows 7
4 64 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (29.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (11.50%) Windows XP
8 21 (10.50%) Windows 10
9 18 (9.00%) Windows 8
10 16 (8.00%) Linux
11 5 (2.50%) Android
11 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.50%) Unix
12 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.00%) Solaris
12 4 (2.00%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.00%) HPUX
14 1 (0.50%) AIX
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.00%) ITIL
2 31 (15.50%) Migration
3 23 (11.50%) Application Packaging
4 20 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 20 (10.00%) Service Management
5 19 (9.50%) Software Delivery
6 16 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.00%) Project Management
7 14 (7.00%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.50%) Scrum
9 10 (5.00%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.50%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.00%) Defect Management
11 8 (4.00%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.50%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.50%) SQL
3 14 (7.00%) C
4 12 (6.00%) ANSI C
4 12 (6.00%) Java
5 9 (4.50%) C++
6 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.50%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.00%) VBScript
9 3 (1.50%) C#
9 3 (1.50%) Perl
10 2 (1.00%) AWK
10 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.00%) Python
10 2 (1.00%) sed
10 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.50%) MCSE
6 8 (4.00%) Degree
7 7 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.00%) ISEB
8 6 (3.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.50%) CCNA
9 5 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.50%) MCITP
9 5 (2.50%) MCP
10 4 (2.00%) MCSA
11 2 (1.00%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.00%) HNC
11 2 (1.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) SLA
2 10 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 54 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (26.00%) XenApp
4 41 (20.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (14.50%) XenDesktop
6 14 (7.00%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.00%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.50%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.50%) vSphere
10 6 (3.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.00%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.50%) XenServer
13 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.50%) KVM
14 1 (0.50%) RHEV
14 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (27.50%) SCCM
2 11 (5.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.00%) Netcool
3 8 (4.00%) SCOM
3 8 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 8 (4.00%) Unicenter
3 8 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 7 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.00%) Puppet
6 4 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.00%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.50%) Windows Intune
8 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.00%) WSUS
8 2 (1.00%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.50%) OpenView
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 107 (53.50%) Citrix
2 91 (45.50%) Microsoft
3 79 (39.50%) VMware
4 48 (24.00%) HP
5 44 (22.00%) AppSense
6 38 (19.00%) Wyse
7 25 (12.50%) Cisco
8 21 (10.50%) Oracle
9 13 (6.50%) ThinPrint
10 12 (6.00%) OpenTV
11 11 (5.50%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.00%) EMC
12 8 (4.00%) Meridio
12 8 (4.00%) Veritas
13 7 (3.50%) Symantec
14 6 (3.00%) Apple
15 5 (2.50%) Intel Security
15 5 (2.50%) Nortel
15 5 (2.50%) Remedy
15 5 (2.50%) Siemens
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City of London
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