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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 483 407 438
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +31
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 117 165 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 1.03% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 99 55
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£401 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £430 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £293 £381
% change year-on-year
+32.47% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £17.70 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%

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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -46 112 £401 +11.25% 41
London +7 53 £419 -2.61% 10
City of London +32 25 £413 +4.76% 1
Yorkshire -19 14 £401 +0.12% 4
East of England 0 13 £425 +6.25% 4
York +6 11 £401 +0.06%
North Yorkshire -2 11 £401 +0.06%
South East -38 11 £325 +62.50% 10
Essex +8 8 £450 +12.50%
South West -17 8 £350 +100.00% 1
North West -17 8 £233 -7.00% 6
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
Surrey 0 3 £325 -23.52% 1
Manchester -8 3 £233 +3.33% 1
East Midlands -12 3 £215 +14.66% 2
Merseyside -14 3 - - 2
Liverpool - 3 - - 2
Bristol 0 2 - -
West Midlands -8 2 - - 4
Hampshire -10 2 £135 - 5
Kent - 2 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 3
Leicester +7 1 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 1 - - 2
Leicestershire +1 1 £250 - 1
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -
Belfast -6 1 - -
County Antrim -6 1 - -
Berkshire -16 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 245 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 139 (56.73%) Citrix
3 138 (56.33%) Windows
4 122 (49.80%) VMware
5 108 (44.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 103 (42.04%) Microsoft
7 81 (33.06%) Active Directory
8 78 (31.84%) DNS
9 73 (29.80%) ITIL
10 70 (28.57%) Cisco
11 69 (28.16%) DHCP
12 68 (27.76%) Firewall
13 66 (26.94%) Windows 7
14 56 (22.86%) MS Office
15 55 (22.45%) CheckPoint
16 53 (21.63%) Linux
17 52 (21.22%) MS Excel
18 49 (20.00%) HP
19 48 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
21 45 (18.37%) LAN
21 45 (18.37%) MS Exchange
22 41 (16.73%) E-Commerce
23 40 (16.33%) BIG-IP
24 39 (15.92%) Network Security
25 38 (15.51%) XenApp
26 36 (14.69%) F5
26 36 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
27 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
27 35 (14.29%) CCNP

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.27%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.86%) Lync
9 6 (2.45%) IIS
10 5 (2.04%) WildFly
11 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.22%) Site Server
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 56 (22.86%) MS Office
2 52 (21.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.41%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.41%) RMDS
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (31.84%) DNS
2 69 (28.16%) DHCP
3 68 (27.76%) Firewall
4 45 (18.37%) LAN
5 40 (16.33%) BIG-IP
6 39 (15.92%) Network Security
7 35 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (13.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 34 (13.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 34 (13.88%) DMVPN
8 34 (13.88%) Cisco IOS
8 34 (13.88%) NetScreen
8 34 (13.88%) OSPF
8 34 (13.88%) BGP
9 32 (13.06%) WAN
10 31 (12.65%) SAN
11 21 (8.57%) Internet
12 15 (6.12%) VPN
13 14 (5.71%) Wireless
14 11 (4.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.04%) MySQL
3 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.04%) Ingres
3 5 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) DTS
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.63%) MSI
4 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 31 (12.65%) Finance
2 6 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.04%) Banking
4 4 (1.63%) Publishing
5 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.22%) Law
5 3 (1.22%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (14.69%) Network Specialist
2 35 (14.29%) Analyst
3 34 (13.88%) Security Specialist
3 34 (13.88%) Network Security Specialist
4 23 (9.39%) Architect
4 23 (9.39%) Consultant
5 18 (7.35%) Desktop Support
6 17 (6.94%) Support Analyst
7 16 (6.53%) Administrator
8 14 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (5.31%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (3.67%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (3.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.71%) Web Services
2 7 (2.86%) XML
3 6 (2.45%) .NET
3 6 (2.45%) Middleware
4 5 (2.04%) JSON
4 5 (2.04%) JMS
5 4 (1.63%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.63%) J2EE
5 4 (1.63%) HTML
6 3 (1.22%) XSD
6 3 (1.22%) XSLT
7 2 (0.82%) CSS
7 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 1 (0.41%) HTML5
8 1 (0.41%) Itk
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) XSL
8 1 (0.41%) Swing
8 1 (0.41%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 245 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 48 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (11.84%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.90%) Smartcard
4 12 (4.90%) Smartphone
5 10 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.63%) Replication
7 4 (1.63%) Clustering
7 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.63%) CMDB
8 3 (1.22%) CESG
8 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.22%) Open Source
8 3 (1.22%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.82%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 138 (56.33%) Windows
2 66 (26.94%) Windows 7
3 53 (21.63%) Linux
4 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (9.39%) Windows XP
8 20 (8.16%) Windows 8
9 19 (7.76%) Solaris
10 13 (5.31%) Windows Vista
11 11 (4.49%) UNIX
12 5 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.63%) HPUX
13 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.63%) CentOS
13 4 (1.63%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.22%) AIX
14 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.41%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.80%) ITIL
2 41 (16.73%) E-Commerce
3 26 (10.61%) Service Management
4 22 (8.98%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.57%) Line Management
5 21 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 18 (7.35%) ITSM
6 18 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.12%) Migration
7 15 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.71%) Change Management
9 13 (5.31%) Project Management
10 12 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (4.49%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.08%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.27%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.27%) Business Continuity
13 8 (3.27%) Performance Management
13 8 (3.27%) Business Continuity Planning
14 7 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.20%) SQL
2 23 (9.39%) C
3 15 (6.12%) Java
4 14 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.86%) Python
6 6 (2.45%) Perl
7 4 (1.63%) VBScript
8 3 (1.22%) C#
8 3 (1.22%) Ruby
8 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) Korn
9 1 (0.41%) XPath
9 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.41%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (14.29%) CCNP
3 34 (13.88%) CCSE
4 32 (13.06%) Security Cleared
5 24 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (8.57%) SC Cleared
7 17 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (6.12%) MCP
9 13 (5.31%) MCITP
9 13 (5.31%) Degree
10 11 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (4.08%) MCSE
11 10 (4.08%) A+ Certification
11 10 (4.08%) MCDST
12 6 (2.45%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.04%) CCA
14 3 (1.22%) CCEA
14 3 (1.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.22%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) DICOM
3 1 (0.41%) TickIT
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 108 (44.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (33.06%) Active Directory
3 38 (15.51%) XenApp
4 33 (13.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (8.98%) Hyper-V
6 17 (6.94%) vSphere
7 14 (5.71%) Terminal Services
8 13 (5.31%) Xen
9 11 (4.49%) XenDesktop
10 10 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (3.27%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (2.45%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.45%) VMware Server
12 6 (2.45%) NLBS
12 6 (2.45%) XenServer
13 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.63%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (1.22%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (11.02%) SCCM
2 10 (4.08%) WSUS
3 8 (3.27%) HP SIM
4 6 (2.45%) Puppet
5 5 (2.04%) SCOM
5 5 (2.04%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.63%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.82%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.41%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.41%) DameWare
9 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 139 (56.73%) Citrix
2 122 (49.80%) VMware
3 103 (42.04%) Microsoft
4 70 (28.57%) Cisco
5 55 (22.45%) CheckPoint
6 49 (20.00%) HP
7 36 (14.69%) F5
8 34 (13.88%) Blue Coat
8 34 (13.88%) Infoblox
8 34 (13.88%) Imperva
9 15 (6.12%) Oracle
9 15 (6.12%) Reuters
9 15 (6.12%) Bloomberg
10 13 (5.31%) AppSense
11 10 (4.08%) CQG
11 10 (4.08%) Dell
12 9 (3.67%) Apple
12 9 (3.67%) SAP
13 7 (2.86%) Wyse
14 6 (2.45%) Remedy
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