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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 471 428 455
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +27
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 125 163 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.97% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 122 59
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£325 £260 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £118 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £448 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.65 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +6.82%

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
17149 16781 15323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.51% 31.52% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10583 10416 8997
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 662 661
Average hourly rate £18.88 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -55 107 £325 +30.00% 26
London 0 43 £456 +92.10% 8
North West -11 23 £225 +0.38% 8
South East -20 17 £300 - 4
Manchester +10 15 £281 +25.00% 5
Scotland +1 15 £238 -10.37%
City of London +10 14 £444 +77.50% 4
South West +4 8 £280 +60.00% 2
Liverpool -6 7 £130 -
Merseyside -7 7 £130 -31.57%
Glasgow - 7 - -
East of England -5 6 £244 -38.09% 3
Edinburgh -2 5 £175 -
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £351 -19.71%
Berkshire -4 4 £275 +71.87%
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 4 £495 +88.57%
North East -10 4 £495 +88.57%
Tyne and Wear -11 4 £495 +88.57%
Bedfordshire +6 3 £288 -29.87% 1
Milton Keynes +1 3 £351 -29.75%
Devon -6 3 £213 +21.42%
West Midlands -14 3 £242 +202.50% 1
Bristol - 3 £280 -
Hampshire +2 2 £135 -75.45% 1
High Wycombe -1 2 - -
Lewes -5 2 - -
East Midlands -9 2 £215 +7.50%
East Sussex -10 2 - -
Luton - 2 £288 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £275 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
2 131 (55.04%) Windows
3 129 (54.20%) Citrix
4 110 (46.22%) VMware
5 98 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 97 (40.76%) Microsoft
7 94 (39.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (30.67%) Windows 7
9 68 (28.57%) ITIL
10 63 (26.47%) DNS
11 61 (25.63%) Cisco
12 55 (23.11%) DHCP
13 54 (22.69%) Firewall
14 51 (21.43%) MS Office
15 49 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (19.75%) HP
17 45 (18.91%) CheckPoint
18 44 (18.49%) LAN
18 44 (18.49%) Linux
19 43 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (16.39%) MS Excel
21 38 (15.97%) BIG-IP
22 35 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
23 34 (14.29%) WAN
23 34 (14.29%) MS Exchange
23 34 (14.29%) Network Security
24 33 (13.87%) SCCM
24 33 (13.87%) CCNP
25 32 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
25 32 (13.45%) Cisco ASA

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 34 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.52%) Lync
5 5 (2.10%) WildFly
5 5 (2.10%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.26%) IIS
7 3 (1.26%) Site Server
7 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) WorkSite
Applications
1 51 (21.43%) MS Office
2 39 (16.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.84%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.42%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.52%) Office 365
2 3 (1.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.47%) DNS
2 55 (23.11%) DHCP
3 54 (22.69%) Firewall
4 44 (18.49%) LAN
5 38 (15.97%) BIG-IP
6 34 (14.29%) Network Security
6 34 (14.29%) WAN
7 32 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (13.03%) DMVPN
8 31 (13.03%) OSPF
8 31 (13.03%) BGP
8 31 (13.03%) NetScreen
8 31 (13.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 31 (13.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 31 (13.03%) Cisco IOS
9 27 (11.34%) SAN
10 17 (7.14%) VPN
11 13 (5.46%) TCP/IP
12 12 (5.04%) NAS
13 8 (3.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) Ingres
2 5 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.10%) MySQL
2 5 (2.10%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) MS Access
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.26%) MSI
4 3 (1.26%) Subversion
5 2 (0.84%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (12.18%) Finance
2 6 (2.52%) Banking
2 6 (2.52%) Manufacturing
2 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.26%) Law
3 3 (1.26%) Legal
4 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (15.13%) Analyst
2 33 (13.87%) Network Specialist
3 32 (13.45%) Security Specialist
4 31 (13.03%) Network Security Specialist
5 22 (9.24%) Architect
5 22 (9.24%) Desktop Support
6 20 (8.40%) Administrator
7 15 (6.30%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.04%) Consultant
10 11 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.20%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.78%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.36%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (3.36%) Service Analyst
14 7 (2.94%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) Web Services
2 9 (3.78%) .NET
3 7 (2.94%) XML
4 6 (2.52%) J2EE
5 5 (2.10%) JMS
5 5 (2.10%) JSON
6 3 (1.26%) Middleware
6 3 (1.26%) XSLT
6 3 (1.26%) XSD
7 2 (0.84%) HTML
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
8 1 (0.42%) RESTful
8 1 (0.42%) Itk
8 1 (0.42%) XSL
8 1 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 43 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 15 (6.30%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.36%) BYOD
7 6 (2.52%) Clustering
7 6 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.10%) NHS
9 4 (1.68%) Replication
9 4 (1.68%) CESG
10 3 (1.26%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.26%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.26%) CMDB
11 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.84%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 131 (55.04%) Windows
2 73 (30.67%) Windows 7
3 49 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (18.49%) Linux
5 32 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 17 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.36%) UNIX
9 8 (3.36%) Solaris
10 6 (2.52%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.10%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.10%) CentOS
12 4 (1.68%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.26%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.42%) Android
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.57%) ITIL
2 31 (13.03%) E-Commerce
3 29 (12.18%) Migration
4 25 (10.50%) Service Management
5 23 (9.66%) Line Management
5 23 (9.66%) Mentoring
6 21 (8.82%) ITSM
7 18 (7.56%) Project Management
7 18 (7.56%) Load Balancing
8 15 (6.30%) Change Management
8 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.04%) Business Continuity
10 12 (5.04%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (4.20%) Business Continuity Planning
12 10 (4.20%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.08%) SQL
2 20 (8.40%) C
3 18 (7.56%) Java
4 12 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.36%) Python
6 5 (2.10%) Perl
6 5 (2.10%) VBScript
7 4 (1.68%) C++
7 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.26%) Ruby
8 3 (1.26%) VB
8 3 (1.26%) C#
9 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (13.87%) CCNP
3 31 (13.03%) CCSE
3 31 (13.03%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (5.46%) Degree
8 12 (5.04%) MCSE
9 9 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.94%) MCP
11 4 (1.68%) CCNA
12 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.84%) MCITP
13 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.84%) ISEB
13 2 (0.84%) CCA
13 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.84%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (5.04%) QA
2 8 (3.36%) SLA
3 7 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) TickIT
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) DICOM
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 98 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 94 (39.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.18%) XenApp
4 28 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (7.98%) Hyper-V
5 19 (7.98%) Terminal Services
6 18 (7.56%) vSphere
7 17 (7.14%) BitLocker
8 13 (5.46%) Xen
9 12 (5.04%) XenDesktop
10 10 (4.20%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (3.36%) VMware ESX
12 7 (2.94%) NLBS
13 6 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (2.10%) VirtualBox
14 5 (2.10%) VMware Server
14 5 (2.10%) ISA Server
15 3 (1.26%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 33 (13.87%) SCCM
2 14 (5.88%) WSUS
3 7 (2.94%) Puppet
4 6 (2.52%) HP SIM
5 5 (2.10%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.26%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.84%) DameWare
8 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 129 (54.20%) Citrix
2 110 (46.22%) VMware
3 97 (40.76%) Microsoft
4 61 (25.63%) Cisco
5 47 (19.75%) HP
6 45 (18.91%) CheckPoint
7 31 (13.03%) Blue Coat
7 31 (13.03%) Infoblox
7 31 (13.03%) Imperva
7 31 (13.03%) F5
8 25 (10.50%) Wyse
9 20 (8.40%) AppSense
10 16 (6.72%) Oracle
11 10 (4.20%) Dell
12 9 (3.78%) SAP
12 9 (3.78%) Remedy
13 8 (3.36%) McAfee
13 8 (3.36%) Symantec
14 7 (2.94%) Apple
15 6 (2.52%) IBM
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