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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 467 424 428
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +4
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 140 150 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.91% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 75
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£300 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £229 £308 £363
% change year-on-year
-25.44% -15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
Average hourly rate £17.17 £15.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -25.00%

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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -50 125 £300 -10.04% 38
London +8 56 £395 -12.22% 11
South East -2 22 £300 +20.00% 15
City of London +24 21 £400 -25.58% 6
South West -24 20 £175 -22.22% 5
Devon -1 16 £175 +6.06% 2
Berkshire +18 11 £300 -7.69%
Scotland 0 11 £315 +124.81% 3
Reading +24 9 £300 -
East Midlands +5 8 - - 2
Leicestershire +11 7 - - 1
North West -12 7 £212 -23.03%
East of England -42 7 £275 -26.66% 1
Leicester +11 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £344 - 7
Kent - 4 £150 -
South Wales -3 3 £105 -60.00%
Cardiff -4 3 £105 -72.00%
Bedfordshire -21 3 £275 -21.98%
Wales -24 3 £105 -60.00%
Luton - 3 £275 -
Edinburgh -2 2 - -
Hampshire -19 2 £294 -30.88% 4
Dorking - 2 - - 7
Cheshire +7 1 - -
York 0 1 £401 +3.35%
Warrington -3 1 - -
Colchester -6 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire -6 1 £401 +3.35%
Yorkshire -9 1 £401 +3.35% 2

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 197 (66.11%) Windows
3 181 (60.74%) Citrix
4 132 (44.30%) Microsoft
5 109 (36.58%) VMware
6 107 (35.91%) Windows 7
7 103 (34.56%) Active Directory
8 100 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 87 (29.19%) ITIL
10 74 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (24.16%) Firewall
12 67 (22.48%) DNS
13 65 (21.81%) Cisco
14 64 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 63 (21.14%) HP
16 62 (20.81%) DHCP
17 58 (19.46%) MS Office
18 57 (19.13%) MS Exchange
19 56 (18.79%) XenApp
20 55 (18.46%) CheckPoint
21 50 (16.78%) SAN
22 46 (15.44%) LAN
22 46 (15.44%) MS Excel
23 45 (15.10%) WAN
24 43 (14.43%) SCCM
25 42 (14.09%) Finance
26 41 (13.76%) Security Cleared
27 40 (13.42%) Migration
28 39 (13.09%) SLA
28 39 (13.09%) SharePoint

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 57 (19.13%) MS Exchange
2 39 (13.09%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.69%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.02%) IBM Notes
7 9 (3.02%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.68%) IIS
10 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.34%) Lync
11 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.67%) Site Server
12 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.34%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 58 (19.46%) MS Office
2 46 (15.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) RMDS
1 4 (1.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 4 (1.34%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (1.01%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (24.16%) Firewall
2 67 (22.48%) DNS
3 62 (20.81%) DHCP
4 50 (16.78%) SAN
5 46 (15.44%) LAN
6 45 (15.10%) WAN
7 33 (11.07%) BIG-IP
8 22 (7.38%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (7.05%) TCP/IP
10 18 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (5.70%) Network Security
11 17 (5.70%) DSL
11 17 (5.70%) VPN
11 17 (5.70%) MPLS
12 16 (5.37%) OSPF
12 16 (5.37%) BGP
12 16 (5.37%) NetScreen
12 16 (5.37%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (5.37%) DMVPN
12 16 (5.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.35%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.68%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.01%) MySQL
7 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 42 (14.09%) Finance
2 18 (6.04%) Banking
3 10 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.01%) Retail
6 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.01%) Back Office
6 3 (1.01%) Local Government
7 2 (0.67%) Law
7 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (20.13%) Analyst
2 26 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.39%) Consultant
4 24 (8.05%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.38%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.05%) Desktop Support
7 19 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (6.04%) Security Specialist
9 17 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (5.37%) Network Specialist
10 16 (5.37%) Network Security Specialist
11 15 (5.03%) Service Analyst
11 15 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (4.36%) Architect
12 13 (4.36%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (3.02%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.04%) Middleware
2 14 (4.70%) Web Services
3 10 (3.36%) Application Packaging
4 6 (2.01%) CSS
5 5 (1.68%) SOAP
5 5 (1.68%) HTML
5 5 (1.68%) Ajax
5 5 (1.68%) Swing
5 5 (1.68%) Java EE
5 5 (1.68%) REST
5 5 (1.68%) WebSockets
6 4 (1.34%) JavaFX
6 4 (1.34%) RESTful
6 4 (1.34%) HTML5
6 4 (1.34%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.01%) .NET
8 2 (0.67%) XML
9 1 (0.34%) XSD
9 1 (0.34%) XSL
9 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 298 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 33 (11.07%) Blackberry
2 33 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.02%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.02%) Replication
4 8 (2.68%) Clustering
5 7 (2.35%) Open Source
5 7 (2.35%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.01%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.34%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.34%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.01%) PDA
8 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.01%) CMDB
9 2 (0.67%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 197 (66.11%) Windows
2 107 (35.91%) Windows 7
3 74 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (12.75%) Linux
6 33 (11.07%) Windows XP
7 29 (9.73%) Solaris
8 21 (7.05%) UNIX
9 18 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.68%) AIX
12 6 (2.01%) HPUX
13 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.34%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.01%) Android
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.19%) ITIL
2 40 (13.42%) Migration
3 34 (11.41%) Service Management
4 21 (7.05%) PRINCE2
5 19 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.70%) E-Commerce
7 14 (4.70%) Configuration Management
7 14 (4.70%) Performance Management
8 13 (4.36%) Performance Testing
9 12 (4.03%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.69%) BCP
11 10 (3.36%) Project Management
11 10 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.36%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.36%) Line Management
11 10 (3.36%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.02%) Asset Management
12 9 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.38%) SQL
2 19 (6.38%) C
3 12 (4.03%) Java
4 11 (3.69%) Perl
4 11 (3.69%) VB
5 8 (2.68%) Korn
5 8 (2.68%) Bourne shell
6 7 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.67%) VBScript
7 2 (0.67%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.72%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.37%) CCSE
6 16 (5.37%) CCNP
7 14 (4.70%) MCSE
8 13 (4.36%) Degree
9 8 (2.68%) CCA
9 8 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.01%) CCNA
10 6 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.68%) HNC
12 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.01%) MCDST
13 3 (1.01%) MCP
14 2 (0.67%) ISEB
14 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.09%) SLA
2 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (34.56%) Active Directory
2 100 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (18.79%) XenApp
4 28 (9.40%) Hyper-V
5 26 (8.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (6.71%) Xen
7 17 (5.70%) NLBS
8 16 (5.37%) VMware ESX
8 16 (5.37%) XenDesktop
9 14 (4.70%) Terminal Services
10 13 (4.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (4.03%) vSphere
12 11 (3.69%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (2.68%) NFS
14 7 (2.35%) VMware Server
15 6 (2.01%) KVM
15 6 (2.01%) RHEV
16 3 (1.01%) XenServer
17 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
18 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (14.43%) SCCM
2 17 (5.70%) WSUS
3 9 (3.02%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.68%) Nagios
5 6 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.68%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.34%) SCOM
8 3 (1.01%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.01%) DameWare
9 2 (0.67%) OpenView
9 2 (0.67%) MOM
9 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 181 (60.74%) Citrix
2 132 (44.30%) Microsoft
3 109 (36.58%) VMware
4 65 (21.81%) Cisco
5 63 (21.14%) HP
6 55 (18.46%) CheckPoint
7 27 (9.06%) Wyse
8 17 (5.70%) Oracle
9 16 (5.37%) IBM
9 16 (5.37%) Blue Coat
9 16 (5.37%) Infoblox
9 16 (5.37%) Imperva
9 16 (5.37%) F5
10 15 (5.03%) AppSense
10 15 (5.03%) Red Hat
11 13 (4.36%) Intel
12 12 (4.03%) Avaya
13 11 (3.69%) Dell
14 9 (3.02%) EMC
14 9 (3.02%) Lotus
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Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirlingshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £190 to £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fife
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 24 days ago