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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 547 505 469
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -36
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 95 128 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 124
Median daily rate £350 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £173 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+22.72% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
Median hourly rate £16.75 £20.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% +22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.25 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £40.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-27.38% +27.27%

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
17651 17872 17553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.90% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11426 11092 10792
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 688 713
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.89 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.81% -7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -8 92 £350 +9.37% 13
London +9 30 £400 -7.24% 8
North East -40 16 £219 -
South East +3 15 £381 +17.30% 2
North West -19 15 £380 +68.88%
Tyne and Wear -45 15 £220 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -51 15 £220 -
City of London +33 9 £451 +22.16% 3
Manchester -16 9 £350 +24.44%
Berkshire -1 8 £298 +8.36%
Bracknell - 8 £298 -
East of England +19 7 £350 +43.58% 1
Cheshire - 5 £390 -
Bedfordshire +8 4 £388 +34.78%
South West 0 4 £344 +22.76% 2
West Midlands -18 4 £463 +91.11%
Warrington - 4 £390 -
Hampshire +5 3 - - 1
Guildford +12 2 £381 +17.30%
Bristol +8 2 £313 +11.60%
Coventry -6 2 £450 +435.71%
Surrey -8 2 £381 +17.30%
Scotland -38 2 £118 -60.83%
Essex - 2 £350 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £405 +15.30%
High Wycombe +3 1 £405 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Norfolk +2 1 £164 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 142 (75.53%) Windows
3 108 (57.45%) Active Directory
4 101 (53.72%) Citrix
5 88 (46.81%) Microsoft
6 87 (46.28%) Windows Server
7 78 (41.49%) VMware
8 76 (40.43%) Windows 7
9 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (31.38%) SCCM
10 59 (31.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (29.26%) XenApp
12 53 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (27.13%) MS Office
14 50 (26.60%) MS Exchange
15 45 (23.94%) Security Cleared
16 42 (22.34%) DNS
16 42 (22.34%) AppSense
17 41 (21.81%) HP
18 40 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (20.74%) ITIL
19 39 (20.74%) Microsoft App-V
20 37 (19.68%) DHCP
21 34 (18.09%) Data Centre
22 32 (17.02%) SQL Server
22 32 (17.02%) Wyse
23 30 (15.96%) MS Excel
24 29 (15.43%) PowerShell
25 28 (14.89%) Migration
26 27 (14.36%) XenDesktop

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 50 (26.60%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 23 (12.23%) Skype for Business
4 20 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.26%) Live Communications Server
8 7 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.06%) IIS
9 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (27.13%) MS Office
2 30 (15.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.23%) Office 365
2 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.13%) SaaS
4 2 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.34%) DNS
2 37 (19.68%) DHCP
3 25 (13.30%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (11.17%) 3G
5 18 (9.57%) LAN
5 18 (9.57%) WAN
6 16 (8.51%) NetScaler
7 14 (7.45%) SAN
7 14 (7.45%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.91%) Skype
9 11 (5.85%) HTTP
9 11 (5.85%) VPN
10 10 (5.32%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (5.32%) SMS
11 9 (4.79%) Internet
12 7 (3.72%) DVB
13 6 (3.19%) Firewall
14 5 (2.66%) IP Telephony
15 4 (2.13%) Intranet
16 3 (1.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) MS Access
3 4 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.06%) GIS
5 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.53%) Informix
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) OLTP
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Cucumber
1 4 (2.13%) Maven
1 4 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.13%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.60%) Subversion
3 2 (1.06%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (9.04%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Back Office
3 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.19%) Legal
4 6 (3.19%) Military
5 3 (1.60%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (27.66%) Analyst
2 31 (16.49%) Desktop Support
3 19 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (9.57%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.91%) Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Citrix Specialist
7 12 (6.38%) Citrix Support
8 11 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.32%) Citrix Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Desktop Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 10 (5.32%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.45%) XML
2 10 (5.32%) XSD
3 8 (4.26%) HTML
4 4 (2.13%) .NET
4 4 (2.13%) Flash
4 4 (2.13%) HTML5
4 4 (2.13%) JSON
4 4 (2.13%) Spring
5 3 (1.60%) Middleware
5 3 (1.60%) Web Services
5 3 (1.60%) XSL
6 1 (0.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 188 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 34 (18.09%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.32%) Interactive TV
3 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.72%) MPEG
4 7 (3.72%) Statistics
4 7 (3.72%) User Experience
5 6 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.66%) Clustering
6 5 (2.66%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.66%) NHS
7 4 (2.13%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.13%) PKI
8 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.60%) Life Science
8 3 (1.60%) STB
8 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 142 (75.53%) Windows
2 87 (46.28%) Windows Server
3 76 (40.43%) Windows 7
4 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (31.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (13.30%) Windows 10
8 21 (11.17%) Windows XP
9 18 (9.57%) Linux
10 17 (9.04%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.19%) Unix
12 5 (2.66%) Solaris
13 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.13%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.06%) Android
14 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.06%) HPUX
14 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.53%) AIX
15 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.74%) ITIL
2 28 (14.89%) Migration
3 22 (11.70%) Problem Management
3 22 (11.70%) Service Management
3 22 (11.70%) Software Delivery
4 20 (10.64%) Incident Management
5 18 (9.57%) Application Packaging
6 16 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.45%) Project Management
8 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.32%) Scrum
10 8 (4.26%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.26%) Information Management
10 8 (4.26%) ITIL V3
10 8 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.19%) Defect Management
11 6 (3.19%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.19%) Risk Management
11 6 (3.19%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.43%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.23%) SQL
3 12 (6.38%) C
4 11 (5.85%) Java
5 10 (5.32%) ANSI C
6 8 (4.26%) C++
7 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.13%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.13%) VBScript
9 3 (1.60%) C#
9 3 (1.60%) Perl
10 2 (1.06%) AWK
10 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.06%) Python
10 2 (1.06%) sed
10 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (4.79%) Degree
5 9 (4.79%) MCSE
6 6 (3.19%) CCNA
6 6 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.19%) ISEB
6 6 (3.19%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.66%) MCP
8 4 (2.13%) MCSA
9 2 (1.06%) CISSP
9 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.06%) HNC
9 2 (1.06%) MCITP
9 2 (1.06%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.57%) SLA
2 12 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 108 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 55 (29.26%) XenApp
3 53 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (20.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (14.36%) XenDesktop
6 15 (7.98%) VMware ESX
7 14 (7.45%) Terminal Services
8 11 (5.85%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.19%) vSphere
10 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
10 4 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.13%) XenServer
11 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 59 (31.38%) SCCM
2 11 (5.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (5.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.26%) Netcool
4 8 (4.26%) SCOM
4 8 (4.26%) SCOrch
4 8 (4.26%) Unicenter
4 8 (4.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (3.19%) Puppet
6 4 (2.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.13%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.06%) WSUS
7 2 (1.06%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.53%) OpenView
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 101 (53.72%) Citrix
2 88 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 78 (41.49%) VMware
4 42 (22.34%) AppSense
5 41 (21.81%) HP
6 32 (17.02%) Wyse
7 22 (11.70%) Oracle
8 21 (11.17%) Cisco
9 16 (8.51%) ThinPrint
10 10 (5.32%) OpenTV
11 9 (4.79%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.26%) Dell
12 8 (4.26%) EMC
12 8 (4.26%) Meridio
12 8 (4.26%) Veritas
13 7 (3.72%) Symantec
14 6 (3.19%) Intel Security
15 5 (2.66%) LANDesk
16 4 (2.13%) CA
16 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago