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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 473 417 461
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +44
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 121 185 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 1.08% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 123 54
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£383 £264 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -36.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £118 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £430 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £264 £416
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -36.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £25.35 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+171.18% -1.66%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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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 -59 109 £388 +43.91% 35
London -3 44 £450 +71.42% 1
City of London +23 16 £475 +35.71%
East of England +20 14 £313 -21.87% 2
South East -12 14 £325 -23.52% 10
North West -22 14 £325 +44.44% 7
Yorkshire -28 10 £401 +0.12% 3
Scotland +4 9 £300 -10.91%
Essex +10 8 £450 +12.50%
Manchester -6 8 £325 +44.44% 2
South West -10 8 £280 +60.00% 6
North Yorkshire -8 7 £401 -
York -10 7 £401 -
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £351 -29.75%
Glasgow -1 4 - -
Merseyside -13 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - -
Bristol +7 3 £280 -34.11% 1
Colchester +6 3 £425 +6.25%
Bedfordshire 0 3 - -
Milton Keynes -4 3 £351 -29.75%
Devon -4 3 £213 +21.42% 3
Surrey -6 3 £325 -23.52% 2
West Yorkshire -9 3 £425 +304.76% 1
Leeds -13 3 £425 +304.76% 1
Birmingham -3 2 - - 3
East Midlands -3 2 £215 +19.44% 2
Berkshire -7 2 - - 1
Cheshire -8 2 - - 5
Hampshire -9 2 £135 - 4

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 130 (54.62%) Windows
3 126 (52.94%) Citrix
4 114 (47.90%) VMware
5 99 (41.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 98 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 85 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 70 (29.41%) DNS
9 67 (28.15%) ITIL
10 66 (27.73%) Cisco
10 66 (27.73%) Windows 7
11 61 (25.63%) DHCP
12 60 (25.21%) Firewall
13 54 (22.69%) CheckPoint
14 51 (21.43%) MS Office
15 48 (20.17%) Linux
15 48 (20.17%) MS Excel
15 48 (20.17%) HP
16 47 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (19.33%) LAN
18 45 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
19 42 (17.65%) MS Exchange
20 41 (17.23%) E-Commerce
20 41 (17.23%) BIG-IP
21 39 (16.39%) Network Security
22 37 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
23 36 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
24 35 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
24 35 (14.71%) F5
24 35 (14.71%) WAN

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 42 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.94%) Lync
7 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.10%) IIS
8 5 (2.10%) WildFly
9 4 (1.68%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.26%) Site Server
11 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (21.43%) MS Office
2 48 (20.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.84%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) RMDS
3 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.42%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (29.41%) DNS
2 61 (25.63%) DHCP
3 60 (25.21%) Firewall
4 46 (19.33%) LAN
5 41 (17.23%) BIG-IP
6 39 (16.39%) Network Security
7 35 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (14.71%) WAN
8 34 (14.29%) OSPF
8 34 (14.29%) BGP
8 34 (14.29%) NetScreen
8 34 (14.29%) DMVPN
8 34 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 34 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 34 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 25 (10.50%) SAN
10 15 (6.30%) VPN
11 14 (5.88%) Internet
12 11 (4.62%) TCP/IP
13 9 (3.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.10%) Ingres
2 5 (2.10%) MySQL
3 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.68%) MSI
5 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.84%) JIRA
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
7 1 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (12.18%) Finance
2 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.68%) Banking
4 3 (1.26%) Publishing
4 3 (1.26%) Law
4 3 (1.26%) Legal
5 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (15.13%) Network Specialist
2 34 (14.29%) Analyst
2 34 (14.29%) Security Specialist
2 34 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
3 26 (10.92%) Architect
4 20 (8.40%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.14%) Administrator
5 17 (7.14%) Consultant
6 16 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.46%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (5.46%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.36%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.94%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.94%) Applications Manager
12 7 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (2.52%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) Web Services
2 9 (3.78%) XML
3 7 (2.94%) .NET
4 5 (2.10%) JSON
4 5 (2.10%) JMS
4 5 (2.10%) J2EE
5 4 (1.68%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.26%) Middleware
6 3 (1.26%) XSLT
6 3 (1.26%) HTML
6 3 (1.26%) XSD
7 2 (0.84%) CSS
7 2 (0.84%) RESTful
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
8 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.42%) HTML5
8 1 (0.42%) JavaFX
8 1 (0.42%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.42%) Swing
8 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 47 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (10.08%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.94%) Smartcard
5 7 (2.94%) BYOD
6 6 (2.52%) Clustering
6 6 (2.52%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.68%) Replication
7 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.68%) CMDB
8 3 (1.26%) CESG
8 3 (1.26%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.26%) NHS
9 2 (0.84%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.84%) SCADA
9 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.84%) iPhone
9 2 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 130 (54.62%) Windows
2 66 (27.73%) Windows 7
3 48 (20.17%) Linux
4 45 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (10.50%) Windows XP
7 23 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (7.98%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.62%) Solaris
10 10 (4.20%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.94%) UNIX
12 5 (2.10%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.68%) CentOS
13 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.84%) Android
16 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.42%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.15%) ITIL
2 41 (17.23%) E-Commerce
3 25 (10.50%) Service Management
4 22 (9.24%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.82%) Line Management
6 20 (8.40%) Load Balancing
6 20 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (7.98%) Migration
7 19 (7.98%) ITSM
8 16 (6.72%) Project Management
9 14 (5.88%) Change Management
10 12 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.78%) Business Continuity Planning
11 9 (3.78%) Performance Management
11 9 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.78%) Business Continuity
12 8 (3.36%) Problem Management
13 7 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.66%) C
2 22 (9.24%) SQL
3 17 (7.14%) Java
4 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.94%) Python
6 5 (2.10%) Perl
6 5 (2.10%) VBScript
7 4 (1.68%) C#
8 3 (1.26%) Ruby
8 3 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.26%) C++
8 3 (1.26%) VB
9 1 (0.42%) XPath
9 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (14.71%) CCNP
3 34 (14.29%) CCSE
4 30 (12.61%) Security Cleared
5 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (6.72%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (5.04%) Degree
9 10 (4.20%) MCSE
9 10 (4.20%) MCP
10 7 (2.94%) MCITP
10 7 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.52%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.10%) MCDST
12 5 (2.10%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.26%) CCA
13 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.84%) ISEB
14 2 (0.84%) CCNA
14 2 (0.84%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.20%) SLA
2 8 (3.36%) QA
3 7 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) DICOM
4 1 (0.42%) TickIT
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (41.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 35 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (13.45%) XenApp
5 22 (9.24%) Hyper-V
6 16 (6.72%) Terminal Services
7 15 (6.30%) vSphere
7 15 (6.30%) Xen
8 12 (5.04%) XenDesktop
8 12 (5.04%) BitLocker
9 9 (3.78%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (2.94%) NLBS
12 6 (2.52%) VMware Server
13 5 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (2.10%) VMware ESX
14 4 (1.68%) XenServer
14 4 (1.68%) VirtualBox
15 3 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (1.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (13.45%) SCCM
2 11 (4.62%) WSUS
3 6 (2.52%) HP SIM
3 6 (2.52%) Puppet
4 5 (2.10%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.68%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.26%) SCOM
6 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.26%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) WMI
8 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.42%) DameWare
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 126 (52.94%) Citrix
2 114 (47.90%) VMware
3 98 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 66 (27.73%) Cisco
5 54 (22.69%) CheckPoint
6 48 (20.17%) HP
7 35 (14.71%) F5
8 34 (14.29%) Infoblox
8 34 (14.29%) Imperva
8 34 (14.29%) Blue Coat
9 20 (8.40%) AppSense
10 16 (6.72%) Wyse
11 13 (5.46%) Oracle
12 10 (4.20%) Dell
12 10 (4.20%) Reuters
12 10 (4.20%) Bloomberg
13 9 (3.78%) SAP
13 9 (3.78%) Apple
14 7 (2.94%) McAfee
14 7 (2.94%) Symantec
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