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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 536 490 450
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -40
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 83 111 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.70% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 71
Average daily rate £325 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +93.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.87 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.01% -5.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+45.76% -4.83%

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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
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 £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -38 69 £325 -16.12% 15
London -27 22 £490 +26.45% 1
South West +5 13 £235 +23.68% 1
South East +2 12 £313 -3.84% 6
North West -18 8 £325 +132.14% 1
Hertfordshire +13 7 £375 - 1
East of England 0 7 £375 -36.17% 1
Scotland -5 7 £350 - 1
Manchester -12 7 £338 +141.07%
Bristol -1 4 £235 -
Devon -1 4 £190 -
West Midlands - 4 £142 - 3
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £325 -
East Sussex +10 3 £313 +19.04%
Milton Keynes +9 3 £325 -
Lewes +4 3 £313 -16.66%
Berkshire +4 3 £343 -
Surrey -3 3 £275 -21.42%
Edinburgh -13 3 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire +3 2 £438 +236.53% 1
Wiltshire -1 2 £323 -11.03%
West Yorkshire -7 2 - -
Yorkshire -27 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £142 - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £405 -
Cheltenham - 2 £438 -
Reading - 2 £285 -
Northamptonshire +12 1 £210 -33.33%
Glasgow +9 1 - -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 105 (71.43%) Windows
3 79 (53.74%) Citrix
4 66 (44.90%) Active Directory
5 55 (37.41%) Windows 7
6 53 (36.05%) Windows Server
6 53 (36.05%) Microsoft
7 48 (32.65%) VMware
8 41 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (25.85%) ITIL
10 35 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (20.41%) Cisco
12 25 (17.01%) Finance
13 24 (16.33%) HP
13 24 (16.33%) DNS
14 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
15 22 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (14.97%) Firewall
16 21 (14.29%) XenApp
17 20 (13.61%) SCCM
17 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (13.61%) Windows XP
17 20 (13.61%) MS Exchange
17 20 (13.61%) MS Office
18 19 (12.93%) CheckPoint
18 19 (12.93%) XenDesktop
19 18 (12.24%) Windows 8
19 18 (12.24%) C
20 17 (11.56%) DHCP
20 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 20 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.08%) Lync
4 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (13.61%) MS Office
2 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.04%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.36%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.36%) assyst
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Office 365
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) DNS
2 22 (14.97%) Firewall
3 17 (11.56%) DHCP
4 15 (10.20%) LAN
5 12 (8.16%) HTTP
5 12 (8.16%) NetScaler
5 12 (8.16%) WAN
6 11 (7.48%) DVB
7 10 (6.80%) Network Security
8 9 (6.12%) BGP
8 9 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (6.12%) OSPF
8 9 (6.12%) SAN
9 8 (5.44%) DMVPN
9 8 (5.44%) IP Telephony
9 8 (5.44%) NetScreen
9 8 (5.44%) VPN
10 7 (4.76%) BIG-IP
10 7 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.68%) MS Access
2 1 (0.68%) OLTP
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.68%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Cucumber
1 6 (4.08%) Maven
2 4 (2.72%) MSI
3 3 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Advertising
2 6 (4.08%) Billing
3 5 (3.40%) Back Office
3 5 (3.40%) Law
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (28.57%) Analyst
2 30 (20.41%) Desktop Support
3 24 (16.33%) Support Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 13 (8.84%) Developer
5 13 (8.84%) IT Support
6 12 (8.16%) Consultant
6 12 (8.16%) IT Analyst
6 12 (8.16%) IT Support Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Network Specialist
9 9 (6.12%) Security Specialist
9 9 (6.12%) Support Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Citrix Support
10 8 (5.44%) Network Security Specialist
11 7 (4.76%) Citrix Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) XML
2 12 (8.16%) XSD
3 10 (6.80%) HTML
4 6 (4.08%) Flash
4 6 (4.08%) HTML5
4 6 (4.08%) JSON
4 6 (4.08%) Spring
5 4 (2.72%) XSLT
6 3 (2.04%) DHTML
6 3 (2.04%) Itk
6 3 (2.04%) Web Services
6 3 (2.04%) XSL
7 2 (1.36%) Middleware
8 1 (0.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.68%) ODBC
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.68%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 147 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
3 16 (10.88%) Blackberry
4 11 (7.48%) Interactive TV
4 11 (7.48%) MPEG
5 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.08%) STB
6 6 (4.08%) User Experience
6 6 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.04%) NHS
9 2 (1.36%) CESG
9 2 (1.36%) Handset
9 2 (1.36%) iPhone
9 2 (1.36%) Replication
10 1 (0.68%) CMDB
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 105 (71.43%) Windows
2 55 (37.41%) Windows 7
3 53 (36.05%) Windows Server
4 35 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (13.61%) Windows XP
7 18 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (9.52%) Android
10 13 (8.84%) Linux
11 12 (8.16%) Apple iOS
11 12 (8.16%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.72%) Unix
13 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.68%) NetWare
14 1 (0.68%) Solaris
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) ITIL
2 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 12 (8.16%) Scrum
4 12 (8.16%) Service Management
5 11 (7.48%) Incident Management
5 11 (7.48%) Project Management
6 10 (6.80%) Migration
6 10 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.12%) TDD
8 8 (5.44%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.76%) Kanban
10 6 (4.08%) Application Packaging
10 6 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.08%) ITSM
10 6 (4.08%) MVC
10 6 (4.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.24%) C
2 11 (7.48%) ANSI C
3 10 (6.80%) SQL
4 9 (6.12%) C++
4 9 (6.12%) Java
4 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.08%) ActionScript
6 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.72%) XPath
7 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.04%) Tcl
8 2 (1.36%) AWK
8 2 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (1.36%) Python
8 2 (1.36%) sed
8 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.48%) MCITP
3 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.80%) CCNP
5 8 (5.44%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.76%) CCNA
6 7 (4.76%) MCSE
7 5 (3.40%) CCSE
8 4 (2.72%) MCP
9 3 (2.04%) Degree
9 3 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.04%) MCSA
10 2 (1.36%) CCIE
10 2 (1.36%) HNC
10 2 (1.36%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.36%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) HL7
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 66 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 41 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.29%) XenApp
4 19 (12.93%) XenDesktop
5 16 (10.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (5.44%) vSphere
6 8 (5.44%) XenServer
7 5 (3.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.40%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.72%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.36%) NLBS
9 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.36%) Xen
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (13.61%) SCCM
2 4 (2.72%) SCOM
2 4 (2.72%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.36%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.36%) Puppet
3 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.36%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.68%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.68%) SCSM
4 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.68%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 79 (53.74%) Citrix
2 53 (36.05%) Microsoft
3 48 (32.65%) VMware
4 30 (20.41%) Cisco
5 24 (16.33%) HP
6 19 (12.93%) CheckPoint
7 16 (10.88%) Wyse
8 13 (8.84%) Apple
9 11 (7.48%) OpenTV
10 10 (6.80%) AppSense
11 8 (5.44%) Blue Coat
11 8 (5.44%) F5
11 8 (5.44%) Imperva
11 8 (5.44%) Infoblox
12 5 (3.40%) Nortel
12 5 (3.40%) Remedy
12 5 (3.40%) Siemens
13 4 (2.72%) CA
13 4 (2.72%) Sophos
13 4 (2.72%) Symantec
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