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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 462 409 411
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +2
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 152 172 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 1.04% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 114 86
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£300 £311 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £137 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £295 £370
% change year-on-year
-35.59% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -43 139 £300 -4.00% 28
London -13 69 £393 +10.02% 4
City of London +10 24 £400 -15.16% 2
South East -26 22 £300 +27.65% 11
South West -21 21 £175 +2.94% 9
Devon -4 16 £175 +6.06% 5
Scotland +2 11 £350 +150.00%
North West -3 11 £240 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +13 10 £300 +3.44% 3
Reading +11 9 £300 +14.28% 2
East Midlands +10 9 - -
Leicestershire - 8 - -
Leicester - 5 - -
Hampshire -20 4 - - 2
East of England -31 4 £275 -26.66%
Kent - 4 £150 -
Cheshire +6 3 £315 +125.00% 1
Yorkshire -7 3 £253 -34.77%
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £335 -
Liverpool - 3 £335 -
Warrington -10 2 - -
Surrey -12 2 - - 2
Dorking - 2 - - 2
Sheffield +2 1 £105 -25.00%
South Yorkshire +1 1 £105 -25.00%
York 0 1 £401 +3.35%
Manchester -3 1 £170 - 2
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Cardiff -6 1 £105 -72.00%

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 299 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 212 (70.90%) Windows
3 185 (61.87%) Citrix
4 148 (49.50%) Microsoft
5 114 (38.13%) Windows 7
6 112 (37.46%) VMware
7 108 (36.12%) Active Directory
8 101 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 92 (30.77%) ITIL
10 81 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 71 (23.75%) Firewall
12 70 (23.41%) MS Office
13 69 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 67 (22.41%) Cisco
15 65 (21.74%) DNS
16 64 (21.40%) MS Exchange
17 62 (20.74%) XenApp
18 61 (20.40%) HP
19 58 (19.40%) DHCP
20 57 (19.06%) CheckPoint
21 51 (17.06%) SAN
21 51 (17.06%) LAN
21 51 (17.06%) MS Excel
22 49 (16.39%) WAN
22 49 (16.39%) Finance
23 47 (15.72%) SharePoint
24 43 (14.38%) SLA
24 43 (14.38%) Security Cleared
24 43 (14.38%) SCCM
25 42 (14.05%) Blackberry

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 64 (21.40%) MS Exchange
2 47 (15.72%) SharePoint
3 27 (9.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (4.01%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.34%) IBM Notes
8 9 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (2.01%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.01%) IIS
10 6 (2.01%) Lync
10 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.67%) JBoss
12 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.33%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.33%) Site Server
14 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 70 (23.41%) MS Office
2 51 (17.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) RMDS
1 6 (2.01%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) Office 365
1 3 (1.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (23.75%) Firewall
2 65 (21.74%) DNS
3 58 (19.40%) DHCP
4 51 (17.06%) LAN
4 51 (17.06%) SAN
5 49 (16.39%) WAN
6 32 (10.70%) BIG-IP
7 24 (8.03%) Cisco PIX
8 23 (7.69%) MPLS
9 21 (7.02%) DSL
9 21 (7.02%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.68%) VPN
11 13 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (4.01%) Network Security
13 11 (3.68%) DMVPN
13 11 (3.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (3.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (3.68%) NetScreen
13 11 (3.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.34%) EDRMS
6 5 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.67%) Cognos Impromptu
7 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.34%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 49 (16.39%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Banking
3 8 (2.68%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.34%) Law
6 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Back Office
7 3 (1.00%) Retail
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (24.08%) Analyst
2 34 (11.37%) Consultant
3 28 (9.36%) Support Analyst
4 26 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (8.36%) Support Engineer
6 22 (7.36%) Desktop Support
7 21 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.69%) Service Analyst
9 13 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.35%) Security Specialist
10 12 (4.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (3.68%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (3.68%) Architect
11 11 (3.68%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (3.68%) Network Specialist
11 11 (3.68%) Network Security Specialist
12 10 (3.34%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.69%) Web Services
1 17 (5.69%) Middleware
2 10 (3.34%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.68%) HTML
3 8 (2.68%) CSS
4 7 (2.34%) Swing
5 6 (2.01%) Rendezvous
5 6 (2.01%) JavaFX
5 6 (2.01%) RESTful
5 6 (2.01%) HTML5
6 5 (1.67%) REST
6 5 (1.67%) WebSockets
6 5 (1.67%) Java EE
6 5 (1.67%) Ajax
6 5 (1.67%) SOAP
7 2 (0.67%) .NET
7 2 (0.67%) XML
8 1 (0.33%) XSD
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
8 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 299 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 42 (14.05%) Blackberry
3 34 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.01%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.68%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.68%) Open Source
7 7 (2.34%) SWIFT
7 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.34%) Clustering
8 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.01%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.67%) Replication
10 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.00%) EqualLogic
11 3 (1.00%) PDA
11 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.67%) AS400
12 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 212 (70.90%) Windows
2 114 (38.13%) Windows 7
3 81 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (11.71%) Linux
6 34 (11.37%) Windows XP
7 32 (10.70%) Solaris
8 23 (7.69%) UNIX
9 21 (7.02%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.01%) AIX
11 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.68%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.34%) HPUX
14 5 (1.67%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.00%) Android
17 2 (0.67%) NetWare
17 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (30.77%) ITIL
2 36 (12.04%) Service Management
3 22 (7.36%) Migration
4 18 (6.02%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.02%) Performance Management
5 17 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (5.35%) Configuration Management
6 16 (5.35%) Problem Management
7 15 (5.02%) BCP
7 15 (5.02%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.01%) E-Commerce
8 12 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.01%) Performance Testing
8 12 (4.01%) Business Continuity
9 11 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.34%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.68%) ITSM
11 8 (2.68%) Line Management
12 7 (2.34%) Mentoring
12 7 (2.34%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.02%) SQL
2 14 (4.68%) C
2 14 (4.68%) Java
3 12 (4.01%) Perl
3 12 (4.01%) VB
4 10 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.01%) Bourne shell
5 9 (3.01%) Korn
6 2 (0.67%) VBScript
6 2 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (5.35%) MCSE
6 15 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (3.68%) CCNP
8 11 (3.68%) CCSE
8 11 (3.68%) Degree
9 10 (3.34%) CCA
10 8 (2.68%) A+ Certification
10 8 (2.68%) MCP
11 7 (2.34%) MCDST
11 7 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.01%) MCITP
12 6 (2.01%) HNC
13 5 (1.67%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.34%) CCNA
15 3 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 108 (36.12%) Active Directory
2 101 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (20.74%) XenApp
4 30 (10.03%) Hyper-V
5 24 (8.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (7.69%) Xen
7 21 (7.02%) NLBS
8 18 (6.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 17 (5.69%) VMware ESX
10 15 (5.02%) XenDesktop
11 13 (4.35%) vSphere
12 12 (4.01%) Terminal Services
13 9 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (3.01%) NFS
14 7 (2.34%) KVM
14 7 (2.34%) RHEV
14 7 (2.34%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.67%) XenServer
16 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (14.38%) SCCM
2 20 (6.69%) WSUS
3 10 (3.34%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.01%) Nagios
4 9 (3.01%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.01%) SCOM
6 5 (1.67%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.34%) DameWare
8 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.67%) OpenView
9 2 (0.67%) MOM
9 2 (0.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 185 (61.87%) Citrix
2 148 (49.50%) Microsoft
3 112 (37.46%) VMware
4 67 (22.41%) Cisco
5 61 (20.40%) HP
6 57 (19.06%) CheckPoint
7 27 (9.03%) Wyse
8 17 (5.69%) Red Hat
9 15 (5.02%) Oracle
9 15 (5.02%) AppSense
10 13 (4.35%) F5
10 13 (4.35%) Intel
11 12 (4.01%) Altiris
12 11 (3.68%) Blue Coat
12 11 (3.68%) Infoblox
12 11 (3.68%) Imperva
12 11 (3.68%) Dell
13 10 (3.34%) EMC
13 10 (3.34%) IBM
13 10 (3.34%) Symantec
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