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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 551 519 449
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -70
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 93 122 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.69% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 122
Average daily rate £344 £383 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.13% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £215 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.20 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £43.00 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £40.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-70.62% +171.18%

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
18174 17600 17527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 31.60% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11809 10662 10661
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 683 753
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
England -43 89 £336 -13.22% 16
London -18 27 £335 -25.55% 3
North West +2 24 £408 +25.38%
Cheshire -1 12 £425 -
South West +8 10 £325 +16.07%
Warrington +1 10 £415 -
South East -8 10 £390 +20.00% 7
North East -22 10 £230 -53.53% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 10 £230 -53.53% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 10 £230 -53.53% 1
Bristol +4 9 £325 +16.07%
Manchester -8 9 £344 +5.76%
City of London +30 7 £451 -5.15% 1
Hampshire +7 3 - - 1
Berkshire +2 3 - - 2
East of England -5 3 £213 -32.00%
Scotland -28 3 £400 +33.33%
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +6 2 £250 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
West Midlands -7 2 - - 2
Surrey -8 2 £375 +15.38%
Leeds -9 2 - - 1
Croydon -10 2 £335 +11.66%
Southall - 2 £200 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £405 +15.30%
Essex +5 1 £175 -61.11%

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 131 (71.58%) Windows
3 93 (50.82%) Citrix
4 92 (50.27%) Active Directory
5 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
6 72 (39.34%) VMware
6 72 (39.34%) Windows Server
7 63 (34.43%) Windows 7
8 53 (28.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (25.14%) SCCM
11 42 (22.95%) HP
12 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (21.86%) XenApp
13 39 (21.31%) MS Exchange
14 37 (20.22%) MS Office
15 36 (19.67%) ITIL
16 35 (19.13%) DNS
16 35 (19.13%) Data Centre
17 34 (18.58%) AppSense
18 33 (18.03%) Wyse
18 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (17.49%) Microsoft App-V
20 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
21 30 (16.39%) XenDesktop
22 29 (15.85%) Cisco
23 28 (15.30%) DHCP
24 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
25 26 (14.21%) MS Excel
25 26 (14.21%) Migration

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.93%) Skype for Business
3 18 (9.84%) SharePoint
4 15 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.64%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.55%) IIS
10 1 (0.55%) JBoss
10 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 37 (20.22%) MS Office
2 26 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) PaintShop Pro
3 3 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) assyst
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.93%) Office 365
2 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.19%) SaaS
4 3 (1.64%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.13%) DNS
2 28 (15.30%) DHCP
3 19 (10.38%) LAN
3 19 (10.38%) NetScaler
3 19 (10.38%) WAN
4 17 (9.29%) HTTP
5 15 (8.20%) Firewall
5 15 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (7.10%) DVB
6 13 (7.10%) Skype
7 12 (6.56%) Internet
7 12 (6.56%) TCP/IP
8 10 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (5.46%) VPN
9 9 (4.92%) 3G
10 8 (4.37%) SAN
11 6 (3.28%) SMS
12 5 (2.73%) BGP
12 5 (2.73%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.64%) MS Access
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.09%) OLTP
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.09%) TKPROF
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) Informix
5 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Cucumber
1 8 (4.37%) Maven
2 5 (2.73%) Subversion
3 4 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.19%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.09%) MSI
4 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) JBuilder
General
1 25 (13.66%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.28%) Advertising
3 6 (3.28%) Billing
3 6 (3.28%) Military
4 4 (2.19%) Back Office
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
5 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (27.87%) Analyst
2 32 (17.49%) Desktop Support
3 21 (11.48%) Desktop Analyst
4 20 (10.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 20 (10.93%) Support Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Developer
6 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.65%) Citrix Specialist
8 13 (7.10%) IT Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (5.46%) Citrix Support
10 10 (5.46%) IT Support
11 9 (4.92%) Citrix Analyst
11 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) C Developer
12 8 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.37%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.83%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.38%) XML
2 16 (8.74%) XSD
3 11 (6.01%) HTML
4 8 (4.37%) Flash
4 8 (4.37%) HTML5
4 8 (4.37%) JSON
4 8 (4.37%) Spring
5 4 (2.19%) .NET
5 4 (2.19%) Middleware
6 2 (1.09%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) XSL
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.55%) Struts
7 1 (0.55%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 183 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 35 (19.13%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.20%) Interactive TV
4 13 (7.10%) Blackberry
4 13 (7.10%) MPEG
5 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.37%) User Experience
6 6 (3.28%) STB
6 6 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.19%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.19%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.19%) PKI
9 3 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.64%) Life Science
9 3 (1.64%) NHS
10 2 (1.09%) Handset
10 2 (1.09%) Replication
10 2 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 131 (71.58%) Windows
2 72 (39.34%) Windows Server
3 63 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (12.02%) Windows 8
8 20 (10.93%) Windows 10
9 19 (10.38%) Linux
10 17 (9.29%) Windows XP
11 10 (5.46%) Android
12 9 (4.92%) Apple iOS
12 9 (4.92%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.73%) Unix
14 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.19%) Solaris
15 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000
16 2 (1.09%) HPUX
17 1 (0.55%) AIX
17 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.67%) ITIL
2 26 (14.21%) Migration
3 24 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.38%) Application Packaging
5 16 (8.74%) Scrum
5 16 (8.74%) Service Management
6 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 13 (7.10%) Project Management
8 12 (6.56%) Software Delivery
9 11 (6.01%) Incident Management
9 11 (6.01%) Problem Management
9 11 (6.01%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (6.01%) TDD
10 10 (5.46%) Data Migration
10 10 (5.46%) Kanban
11 9 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.92%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.92%) Risk Management
12 8 (4.37%) Defect Management
12 8 (4.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.02%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.93%) C
3 15 (8.20%) ANSI C
4 14 (7.65%) SQL
5 13 (7.10%) Java
6 11 (6.01%) C++
7 10 (5.46%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.37%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.64%) Perl
9 3 (1.64%) VBScript
10 2 (1.09%) AWK
10 2 (1.09%) C#
10 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.09%) Python
10 2 (1.09%) sed
10 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.56%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.56%) MCSE
3 12 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.92%) Degree
5 9 (4.92%) MCITP
6 8 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.28%) CCNP
8 5 (2.73%) CCNA
8 5 (2.73%) ISEB
8 5 (2.73%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.73%) MCSA
9 4 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.19%) CCSE
9 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.19%) MCP
10 2 (1.09%) HNC
10 2 (1.09%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 7 (3.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.64%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (50.27%) Active Directory
2 53 (28.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (21.86%) XenApp
4 32 (17.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (16.39%) XenDesktop
6 13 (7.10%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.92%) Terminal Services
8 8 (4.37%) Hyper-V
8 8 (4.37%) vSphere
9 4 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.64%) XenServer
11 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.55%) KVM
12 1 (0.55%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 46 (25.14%) SCCM
2 8 (4.37%) SCOM
2 8 (4.37%) SCOrch
3 6 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.28%) Puppet
4 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.19%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.64%) Netcool
5 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.64%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.09%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.55%) OpenView
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 93 (50.82%) Citrix
2 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
3 72 (39.34%) VMware
4 42 (22.95%) HP
5 34 (18.58%) AppSense
6 33 (18.03%) Wyse
7 29 (15.85%) Cisco
8 16 (8.74%) CheckPoint
9 15 (8.20%) OpenTV
10 14 (7.65%) Oracle
11 10 (5.46%) Apple
12 7 (3.83%) Symantec
12 7 (3.83%) ThinPrint
13 5 (2.73%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.73%) Dell
13 5 (2.73%) Nortel
13 5 (2.73%) Remedy
13 5 (2.73%) Siemens
14 4 (2.19%) CA
14 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
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