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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
UK
Rank 508 539 509
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -30
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 86 90 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.56% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 70
Median daily rate £325 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £138 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £319 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
Median hourly rate £12.07 £21.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +126.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £21.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year
-43.86% +126.31%

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
14046 16078 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 30.92% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9033 10402 9583
Median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 579 635
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.47 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £53.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 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 +35 67 £320 +0.39% 15
South East +29 19 £369 +23.43% 7
Bristol +16 14 £313 +32.97%
South West +8 14 £313 +32.97% 1
London +10 9 £453 -3.72% 4
Hampshire +16 8 £363 - 4
Scotland +29 7 £130 -62.85%
Surrey +20 7 - - 2
West Midlands +5 7 £425 +200.35%
North East -8 6 £433 +355.26%
County Antrim - 6 £326 - 1
Belfast - 6 £326 - 1
Dorking - 6 - -
Northern Ireland - 6 £326 - 1
East of England 0 5 £210 -44.00%
Tyne and Wear -4 5 £650 +584.21%
Edinburgh +18 4 £130 -71.11%
Yorkshire +18 4 - - 2
Birmingham +4 4 £436 +208.30%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 3 £608 +539.47%
Bedford - 3 £120 -
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £120 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +21 2 - - 1
North West +12 2 - -
Coventry -5 2 £102 -
Colchester - 2 £363 -
Havant - 2 - -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 138 (75.82%) Windows
3 110 (60.44%) Active Directory
4 101 (55.49%) Citrix
5 82 (45.05%) VMware
6 79 (43.41%) Microsoft
7 71 (39.01%) Windows 7
8 65 (35.71%) Windows Server
9 59 (32.42%) SCCM
9 59 (32.42%) ITIL
10 58 (31.87%) XenApp
10 58 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 57 (31.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (29.67%) MS Office
13 48 (26.37%) DNS
13 48 (26.37%) Wyse
14 46 (25.27%) AppSense
14 46 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 44 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 39 (21.43%) XenDesktop
17 36 (19.78%) Finance
18 33 (18.13%) HP
19 30 (16.48%) Security Cleared
20 29 (15.93%) DHCP
20 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
20 29 (15.93%) Virtual Desktop
21 28 (15.38%) VMware ESX
22 25 (13.74%) Cisco
22 25 (13.74%) Incident Management
23 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.99%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.10%) Apache
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 54 (29.67%) MS Office
2 20 (10.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.65%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.65%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.10%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.65%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.44%) Office 365
2 9 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.37%) DNS
2 29 (15.93%) DHCP
3 17 (9.34%) Firewall
4 16 (8.79%) VPN
5 14 (7.69%) LAN
6 11 (6.04%) Internet
6 11 (6.04%) Network Security
7 10 (5.49%) 3G
7 10 (5.49%) WAN
7 10 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.95%) SAN
9 8 (4.40%) NetScaler
9 8 (4.40%) VoIP
10 7 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.75%) Intranet
11 5 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.75%) Wireless
12 4 (2.20%) BIG-IP
12 4 (2.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) DB2
3 3 (1.65%) Big Data
3 3 (1.65%) MS Access
4 2 (1.10%) GIS
4 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Impala
5 1 (0.55%) OLTP
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) MSI
2 4 (2.20%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.65%) Subversion
4 2 (1.10%) Maven
5 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
5 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (19.78%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) Back Office
3 6 (3.30%) Local Government
4 3 (1.65%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Military
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (25.82%) Analyst
2 17 (9.34%) Citrix Analyst
3 15 (8.24%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.69%) Architect
4 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 13 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.59%) IT Support
6 12 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (6.59%) Support Technician
7 11 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.04%) IT Technician
8 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (4.95%) IT Support Technician
10 7 (3.85%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) HTML
2 5 (2.75%) HTML5
2 5 (2.75%) XML
3 4 (2.20%) Web Services
4 3 (1.65%) DHTML
4 3 (1.65%) Itk
4 3 (1.65%) XSL
4 3 (1.65%) XSLT
5 2 (1.10%) .NET
5 2 (1.10%) Flash
5 2 (1.10%) JSON
5 2 (1.10%) Spring
5 2 (1.10%) XSD
6 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.55%) RESTful
6 1 (0.55%) SAML
6 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 182 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.04%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.40%) AS400
6 8 (4.40%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.40%) iSeries
7 7 (3.85%) Handset
7 7 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.30%) Clustering
8 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.65%) NHS
9 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.65%) User Experience
10 2 (1.10%) CESG
10 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.10%) Interactive TV
10 2 (1.10%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 138 (75.82%) Windows
2 71 (39.01%) Windows 7
3 65 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 57 (31.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (25.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.99%) Windows 8
8 19 (10.44%) Windows XP
9 18 (9.89%) Linux
9 18 (9.89%) Windows 10
10 10 (5.49%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.75%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.65%) Unix
13 2 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.42%) ITIL
2 25 (13.74%) Incident Management
3 23 (12.64%) Service Management
4 22 (12.09%) Migration
5 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
6 13 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 12 (6.59%) Application Virtualisation
7 12 (6.59%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.59%) Software Delivery
8 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (6.04%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.95%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.95%) Project Management
10 8 (4.40%) Release Management
10 8 (4.40%) Service Design
11 7 (3.85%) Application Packaging
11 7 (3.85%) Validation
12 6 (3.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.44%) SQL
3 9 (4.95%) Java
3 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.85%) C
5 5 (2.75%) C++
6 3 (1.65%) Python
6 3 (1.65%) Tcl
6 3 (1.65%) XPath
7 2 (1.10%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.10%) ANSI C
7 2 (1.10%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.24%) Degree
4 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.49%) MCP
6 9 (4.95%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.40%) MCDST
8 6 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.30%) CCNA
8 6 (3.30%) MCSE
8 6 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.75%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.75%) PMP
10 4 (2.20%) CCNP
11 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.10%) CCSA
12 2 (1.10%) CCSE
12 2 (1.10%) CISSP
12 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.24%) SLA
2 8 (4.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.65%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.65%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 110 (60.44%) Active Directory
2 58 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (31.87%) XenApp
3 44 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (21.43%) XenDesktop
5 29 (15.93%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (15.38%) VMware ESX
7 14 (7.69%) BitLocker
8 8 (4.40%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.85%) XenServer
10 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
11 4 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.20%) vSphere
12 3 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.55%) Docker
14 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (32.42%) SCCM
2 14 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (4.95%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.75%) DameWare
5 5 (2.75%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.20%) Netcool
6 4 (2.20%) SCOM
7 3 (1.65%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.65%) Puppet
7 3 (1.65%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.55%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (55.49%) Citrix
2 82 (45.05%) VMware
3 79 (43.41%) Microsoft
4 48 (26.37%) Wyse
5 46 (25.27%) AppSense
6 33 (18.13%) HP
7 25 (13.74%) Cisco
8 20 (10.99%) Dell
9 15 (8.24%) CheckPoint
10 14 (7.69%) Symantec
11 12 (6.59%) Apple
11 12 (6.59%) CA
12 11 (6.04%) ThinPrint
13 10 (5.49%) Remedy
14 8 (4.40%) BMC
14 8 (4.40%) Hitachi
14 8 (4.40%) IBM
14 8 (4.40%) Oracle
15 6 (3.30%) LANDesk
16 5 (2.75%) EMC
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