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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 556 532 462
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -70
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 87 114 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 105
Median daily rate £335 £320 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £163 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £21.50 £20.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -3.87%

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 84 £350 +7.69% 12
London -8 28 £375 +2.73% 5
South East 0 16 £343 +19.21% 4
North East -33 13 £220 -
Tyne and Wear -37 12 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 12 £225 -
Berkshire +11 9 £298 +8.36% 3
North West -14 9 £350 +55.55%
East of England +20 8 £350 +16.66% 1
Bracknell - 7 £298 -
City of London +39 6 £275 -18.57% 1
South West +5 6 £344 -
Manchester -15 5 £350 +55.55%
Bedfordshire +3 4 £388 +29.16%
Merseyside -6 3 £450 +246.15%
West Midlands -29 3 £463 +15.62% 1
Essex - 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Chelmsford - 3 £350 -
Scotland -15 2 £118 -50.52%
Coventry -19 2 £450 +76.81%
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £313 -
Bootle - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £405 +35.00%
East Sussex +7 1 £170 -47.69%
Guildford +4 1 £388 +19.23%
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Norfolk +2 1 £164 -
West Yorkshire +1 1 - -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 136 (77.27%) Windows
3 100 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 97 (55.11%) Citrix
5 85 (48.30%) Microsoft
6 80 (45.45%) Windows Server
7 77 (43.75%) VMware
8 69 (39.20%) Windows 7
9 60 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (32.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (31.25%) XenApp
12 54 (30.68%) SCCM
13 51 (28.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (27.27%) MS Office
15 47 (26.70%) MS Exchange
15 47 (26.70%) Security Cleared
16 41 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (22.16%) AppSense
18 38 (21.59%) HP
19 37 (21.02%) Microsoft App-V
20 36 (20.45%) DNS
20 36 (20.45%) DHCP
21 34 (19.32%) SQL Server
22 33 (18.75%) ITIL
23 32 (18.18%) MS Excel
24 30 (17.05%) Wyse
24 30 (17.05%) PowerShell
25 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
26 26 (14.77%) SharePoint
26 26 (14.77%) SQL

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 47 (26.70%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.77%) SharePoint
3 24 (13.64%) Skype for Business
4 17 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.55%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.14%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (27.27%) MS Office
2 32 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.27%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (2.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.23%) Office 365
2 4 (2.27%) GitHub
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.45%) DHCP
1 36 (20.45%) DNS
2 22 (12.50%) 3G
2 22 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (8.52%) LAN
3 15 (8.52%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.95%) SAN
4 14 (7.95%) Skype
4 14 (7.95%) WAN
5 12 (6.82%) HTTP
5 12 (6.82%) NetScaler
6 10 (5.68%) Internet
6 10 (5.68%) SMS
7 7 (3.98%) DVB
7 7 (3.98%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (3.98%) VPN
8 4 (2.27%) Firewall
8 4 (2.27%) Intranet
9 3 (1.70%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.55%) MS Access
3 4 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) GIS
4 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.57%) Informix
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) OLTP
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.84%) Maven
1 5 (2.84%) Subversion
2 4 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.27%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.14%) JBuilder
3 2 (1.14%) MSI
4 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.98%) Legal
4 6 (3.41%) Back Office
4 6 (3.41%) Military
5 3 (1.70%) Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (23.30%) Analyst
2 26 (14.77%) Desktop Support
3 19 (10.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.52%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.39%) Developer
6 12 (6.82%) Citrix Specialist
7 11 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Citrix Support
9 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Architect
11 7 (3.98%) Service Analyst
12 6 (3.41%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (3.41%) IT Analyst
12 6 (3.41%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.09%) XML
2 11 (6.25%) HTML
3 10 (5.68%) XSD
4 5 (2.84%) Flash
4 5 (2.84%) HTML5
4 5 (2.84%) JSON
4 5 (2.84%) Spring
4 5 (2.84%) Web Services
5 4 (2.27%) .NET
5 4 (2.27%) XSL
6 3 (1.70%) Middleware
7 2 (1.14%) SOAP
7 2 (1.14%) Struts
8 1 (0.57%) DHTML
8 1 (0.57%) Itk
8 1 (0.57%) XSLT
8 1 (0.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 176 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.68%) Interactive TV
3 10 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.98%) MPEG
4 7 (3.98%) Statistics
5 6 (3.41%) Clustering
5 6 (3.41%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (3.41%) User Experience
6 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.27%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.27%) NHS
7 4 (2.27%) PKI
8 3 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.70%) Life Science
9 2 (1.14%) CMDB
9 2 (1.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 136 (77.27%) Windows
2 80 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 69 (39.20%) Windows 7
4 60 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (32.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (14.20%) Windows 10
8 17 (9.66%) Linux
8 17 (9.66%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.95%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.55%) Unix
11 6 (3.41%) Solaris
12 5 (2.84%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.57%) AIX
14 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) ITIL
2 25 (14.20%) Migration
3 23 (13.07%) Problem Management
3 23 (13.07%) Software Delivery
4 20 (11.36%) Service Management
5 19 (10.80%) Application Packaging
6 17 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.95%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.39%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.25%) Project Management
10 10 (5.68%) Scrum
11 9 (5.11%) Information Management
11 9 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (4.55%) Information Security
13 7 (3.98%) Data Migration
13 7 (3.98%) ITIL V3
13 7 (3.98%) Workflow
14 6 (3.41%) Data Protection
14 6 (3.41%) Kanban
14 6 (3.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.05%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.77%) SQL
3 15 (8.52%) Java
4 14 (7.95%) C
5 11 (6.25%) C++
6 10 (5.68%) ANSI C
7 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.84%) ActionScript
9 4 (2.27%) VBScript
10 3 (1.70%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) Perl
11 2 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.57%) Tcl
12 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (26.70%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.23%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.25%) Degree
4 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (5.68%) MCSE
6 6 (3.41%) ISEB
6 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.84%) CCNA
7 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.27%) MCP
8 4 (2.27%) MCSA
9 3 (1.70%) CISSP
10 2 (1.14%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.57%) CCEA
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.36%) SLA
2 10 (5.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 100 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 55 (31.25%) XenApp
3 51 (28.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (21.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 13 (7.39%) Terminal Services
7 12 (6.82%) Hyper-V
7 12 (6.82%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.84%) Terminal Server
9 5 (2.84%) vSphere
10 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.14%) XenServer
13 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 54 (30.68%) SCCM
2 11 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (5.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.11%) SCOM
5 8 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 8 (4.55%) Netcool
5 8 (4.55%) SCOrch
5 8 (4.55%) Unicenter
5 8 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.84%) HP SIM
7 4 (2.27%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.27%) Puppet
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.14%) WSUS
8 2 (1.14%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.57%) OpenView
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 97 (55.11%) Citrix
2 85 (48.30%) Microsoft
3 77 (43.75%) VMware
4 39 (22.16%) AppSense
5 38 (21.59%) HP
6 30 (17.05%) Wyse
7 23 (13.07%) Oracle
8 16 (9.09%) ThinPrint
9 15 (8.52%) Cisco
10 10 (5.68%) OpenTV
11 9 (5.11%) Dell
12 8 (4.55%) EMC
12 8 (4.55%) Meridio
12 8 (4.55%) Veritas
13 5 (2.84%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.84%) LANDesk
14 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.27%) Sun
14 4 (2.27%) Symantec
15 3 (1.70%) Hitachi
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Southwark
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago