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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 516 575 486
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -89
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 105 69 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.38% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 102
Median daily rate £325 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £190 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £258
% change year-on-year
- +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 14
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £14.60 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £21.79 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £21.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-29.98% +53.57%

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +60 97 £325 -16.12% 14
London -6 21 £325 -21.21% 4
South East +43 18 £325 +5.26% 5
North East - 14 £214 -
North West +19 13 £675 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £650 -
East of England +12 10 £213 -46.87% 1
South West +18 9 £325 +1.16% 1
West Midlands -5 9 £430 +49.56%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £608 -
Birmingham -3 7 £430 +244.00%
Bristol - 7 £325 -
Kent - 7 £325 -
Manchester +4 6 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £325 -
City of London -7 5 £110 -72.50% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £273 - 1
Cheshire +16 4 £750 -
Watford - 4 £285 -
Hampshire +27 3 £319 -8.27%
Scotland +15 3 £130 -
Berkshire +11 3 £700 +80.64%
Southampton +10 3 £319 -8.27%
Warrington +2 3 £750 -
East Midlands -6 3 £750 +209.27%
Bedfordshire - 3 £120 -
Bedford - 3 £120 -
Edinburgh - 3 £130 -
Surrey +12 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £320 -0.38%

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 139 (77.22%) Windows
3 116 (64.44%) Active Directory
4 94 (52.22%) Citrix
5 88 (48.89%) Microsoft
6 85 (47.22%) VMware
7 75 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 70 (38.89%) Windows 7
9 64 (35.56%) ITIL
10 63 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 50 (27.78%) MS Office
13 47 (26.11%) SCCM
13 47 (26.11%) XenApp
14 46 (25.56%) DNS
15 45 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (22.78%) MS Exchange
17 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
18 34 (18.89%) AppSense
19 32 (17.78%) Microsoft App-V
20 31 (17.22%) Wyse
21 29 (16.11%) DHCP
21 29 (16.11%) Cisco
21 29 (16.11%) HP
22 27 (15.00%) MS Excel
23 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
24 24 (13.33%) XenDesktop
24 24 (13.33%) Incident Management
24 24 (13.33%) Service Management
25 23 (12.78%) SC Cleared

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 41 (22.78%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (11.67%) Skype for Business
4 15 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (27.78%) MS Office
2 27 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.89%) PaintShop Pro
3 7 (3.89%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.56%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Office 365
2 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.89%) GitHub
4 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.56%) DNS
2 29 (16.11%) DHCP
3 18 (10.00%) Firewall
4 15 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (7.78%) 3G
5 14 (7.78%) SAN
6 12 (6.67%) VoIP
7 11 (6.11%) LAN
7 11 (6.11%) VPN
8 10 (5.56%) Network Security
9 9 (5.00%) HTTP
10 8 (4.44%) DVB
10 8 (4.44%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.89%) Internet
11 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.33%) WAN
13 5 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.78%) VLAN
14 4 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.22%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.22%) GIS
3 3 (1.67%) DB2
4 2 (1.11%) MS Access
4 2 (1.11%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) OLTP
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Subversion
2 7 (3.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.89%) Maven
3 1 (0.56%) JBuilder
3 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Back Office
3 5 (2.78%) Local Government
3 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.22%) Legal
4 4 (2.22%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (27.22%) Analyst
2 23 (12.78%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.89%) Architect
3 16 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Citrix Analyst
8 9 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.00%) Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (3.89%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.89%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (3.89%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) XML
2 9 (5.00%) HTML
3 8 (4.44%) XSD
4 7 (3.89%) Flash
4 7 (3.89%) HTML5
4 7 (3.89%) JSON
4 7 (3.89%) Spring
5 2 (1.11%) Web Services
5 2 (1.11%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) DHTML
6 1 (0.56%) Itk
6 1 (0.56%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.56%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) Struts
6 1 (0.56%) XSL
6 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 180 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 16 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.78%) Blackberry
4 14 (7.78%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (4.44%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.44%) Interactive TV
6 8 (4.44%) MPEG
7 7 (3.89%) Clustering
8 5 (2.78%) CESG
8 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.67%) AS400
9 3 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.67%) iSeries
9 3 (1.67%) PDA
9 3 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.11%) Handset
10 2 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 139 (77.22%) Windows
2 75 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 70 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 63 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.56%) Linux
8 17 (9.44%) Windows 10
8 17 (9.44%) Windows 8
9 13 (7.22%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.89%) Unix
11 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.78%) Solaris
11 5 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.67%) SUSE
13 2 (1.11%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.56%) ITIL
2 24 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 24 (13.33%) Service Management
3 19 (10.56%) Service Delivery
4 16 (8.89%) Migration
5 15 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 13 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.67%) Information Security
7 12 (6.67%) Project Management
8 11 (6.11%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.56%) Performance Management
9 10 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
10 9 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
11 8 (4.44%) ITIL V3
11 8 (4.44%) Scrum
11 8 (4.44%) TDD
12 7 (3.89%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.44%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.89%) SQL
3 12 (6.67%) C
3 12 (6.67%) Java
4 9 (5.00%) C++
5 8 (4.44%) ANSI C
5 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.89%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.11%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.56%) Tcl
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.78%) Degree
3 14 (7.78%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (4.44%) CCNA
6 8 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.44%) MCP
6 8 (4.44%) MCSE
7 5 (2.78%) CISSP
7 5 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.78%) PMP
7 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.22%) ISEB
9 3 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.11%) CCNP
10 2 (1.11%) CCSA
10 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.11%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) SLA
2 10 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (4.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.78%) JSP 440
5 4 (2.22%) COBIT
6 2 (1.11%) QA
7 1 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 116 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 62 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (26.11%) XenApp
4 32 (17.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 22 (12.22%) VMware ESX
7 14 (7.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (7.22%) Terminal Services
9 10 (5.56%) BitLocker
10 9 (5.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (3.89%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (3.89%) XenServer
12 5 (2.78%) Terminal Server
13 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (2.22%) vSphere
14 3 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
15 1 (0.56%) vCloud
15 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 47 (26.11%) SCCM
2 10 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.33%) DameWare
4 6 (3.33%) SCOM
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.67%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.67%) Netcool
7 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.11%) Puppet
7 2 (1.11%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 94 (52.22%) Citrix
2 88 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 85 (47.22%) VMware
4 34 (18.89%) AppSense
5 31 (17.22%) Wyse
6 29 (16.11%) Cisco
6 29 (16.11%) HP
7 22 (12.22%) Dell
8 15 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.56%) Oracle
9 10 (5.56%) Symantec
10 9 (5.00%) CA
11 8 (4.44%) OpenTV
11 8 (4.44%) Remedy
11 8 (4.44%) Sophos
11 8 (4.44%) ThinPrint
12 6 (3.33%) Apple
12 6 (3.33%) BMC
12 6 (3.33%) LANDesk
13 5 (2.78%) Veeam
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