The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 450 435 434
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 144 135 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.01% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 75 63
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£285 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £538 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £306 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.69 £20.80 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £11.26 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+50.97% -4.89%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 -30 127 £289 -9.05% 30
London +31 48 £320 -6.70% 5
South East +5 24 £290 -24.18% 9
City of London +34 20 £335 -22.36% 1
South West -17 15 £175 -44.00% 5
Berkshire +10 12 £215 - 4
Devon 0 12 £175 +2.94% 3
Scotland -9 12 £345 - 1
East of England -26 12 £350 -12.50% 3
Exeter -2 9 £175 +2.94% 2
North West -14 9 £211 -21.30% 3
Yorkshire +5 7 £401 +15.25% 2
York +12 6 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +3 6 £401 +3.35%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £343 -
Cambridge - 6 £343 -
East Midlands +4 5 £363 +81.25% 3
Leicestershire -2 5 £363 +262.50% 1
Leicester -4 5 £363 +262.50%
Essex -7 3 £369 -10.60%
Hampshire -8 3 £300 -29.41% 2
Reading - 3 £290 - 2
Cheshire +3 2 - - 1
East Sussex -2 2 - - 1
Surrey -6 2 £344 +1.10% 1
Colchester -7 2 £388 -6.06%
Warrington -13 2 - -
Lewes - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 206 (64.58%) Citrix
2 206 (64.58%) Windows
3 128 (40.13%) Microsoft
4 127 (39.81%) VMware
5 116 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 112 (35.11%) Windows 7
7 100 (31.35%) Active Directory
8 97 (30.41%) ITIL
9 81 (25.39%) DNS
10 79 (24.76%) MS Office
10 79 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (24.45%) Firewall
12 77 (24.14%) DHCP
13 71 (22.26%) Cisco
14 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 67 (21.00%) MS Exchange
16 66 (20.69%) XenApp
17 64 (20.06%) SAN
18 62 (19.44%) LAN
18 62 (19.44%) Security Cleared
19 61 (19.12%) CheckPoint
20 60 (18.81%) HP
21 58 (18.18%) WAN
22 48 (15.05%) SQL Server
22 48 (15.05%) SC Cleared
23 47 (14.73%) Finance
24 45 (14.11%) Windows XP
25 44 (13.79%) MS Excel
25 44 (13.79%) Migration

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 67 (21.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.08%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.51%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.19%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.25%) Lync
11 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.63%) IIS
13 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.31%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.31%) Site Server
13 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 79 (24.76%) MS Office
2 44 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.08%) MS Project
4 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (25.39%) DNS
2 78 (24.45%) Firewall
3 77 (24.14%) DHCP
4 64 (20.06%) SAN
5 62 (19.44%) LAN
6 58 (18.18%) WAN
7 41 (12.85%) BIG-IP
8 29 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (8.78%) Cisco IOS
9 28 (8.78%) OSPF
9 28 (8.78%) BGP
10 25 (7.84%) NetScreen
10 25 (7.84%) Network Security
10 25 (7.84%) TCP/IP
10 25 (7.84%) DMVPN
10 25 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 25 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 24 (7.52%) VPN
12 20 (6.27%) MPLS
13 16 (5.02%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.76%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (3.76%) Cognos Impromptu
4 11 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.94%) MySQL
7 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.63%) DTS
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 47 (14.73%) Finance
2 16 (5.02%) Banking
3 13 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Local Government
6 3 (0.94%) Retail
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (15.67%) Analyst
2 28 (8.78%) Network Specialist
3 27 (8.46%) Security Specialist
4 25 (7.84%) Network Security Specialist
4 25 (7.84%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (6.58%) Desktop Support
7 19 (5.96%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.02%) Consultant
10 15 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (4.39%) Technical Engineer
12 11 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
12 11 (3.45%) Architect
13 10 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (2.82%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.70%) Middleware
2 11 (3.45%) Web Services
3 8 (2.51%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.57%) Silverlight
4 5 (1.57%) .NET
5 4 (1.25%) Ajax
5 4 (1.25%) XML
5 4 (1.25%) REST
5 4 (1.25%) WebSockets
5 4 (1.25%) SOAP
5 4 (1.25%) Java EE
6 3 (0.94%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) XSD
7 1 (0.31%) XSL
7 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 319 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 40 (12.54%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.82%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.82%) Open Source
4 8 (2.51%) iPad
4 8 (2.51%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.19%) iPhone
6 5 (1.57%) PKI
6 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.57%) Smartcard
6 5 (1.57%) Replication
6 5 (1.57%) Clustering
7 3 (0.94%) EPoS
7 3 (0.94%) NHS
7 3 (0.94%) PDA
7 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (0.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 206 (64.58%) Windows
2 112 (35.11%) Windows 7
3 79 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (14.11%) Windows XP
6 39 (12.23%) Linux
7 25 (7.84%) Solaris
8 14 (4.39%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.45%) UNIX
10 10 (3.13%) AIX
10 10 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.19%) HPUX
13 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.25%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.94%) Android
14 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (30.41%) ITIL
2 44 (13.79%) Migration
3 41 (12.85%) Service Management
3 41 (12.85%) PRINCE2
4 26 (8.15%) Service Delivery
5 25 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 25 (7.84%) Project Management
6 20 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.70%) Configuration Management
7 15 (4.70%) Performance Testing
8 13 (4.08%) Performance Management
9 12 (3.76%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.13%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.82%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.82%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.19%) ITSM
12 7 (2.19%) Change Management
12 7 (2.19%) BCP
12 7 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.52%) SQL
2 16 (5.02%) C
3 14 (4.39%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.51%) VB
5 6 (1.88%) VBScript
6 5 (1.57%) Java
7 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.63%) XPath
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 62 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.05%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.97%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (8.78%) CCNP
5 25 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (7.84%) CCSE
6 23 (7.21%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (4.70%) MCSE
8 12 (3.76%) Degree
9 7 (2.19%) CCNA
9 7 (2.19%) MCP
10 6 (1.88%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.88%) ISEB
11 5 (1.57%) MCDST
12 4 (1.25%) MCITP
13 3 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.94%) CCA
13 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.40%) SLA
2 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (31.35%) Active Directory
3 66 (20.69%) XenApp
4 32 (10.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 20 (6.27%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.96%) Xen
8 18 (5.64%) Terminal Services
8 18 (5.64%) VMware ESX
9 16 (5.02%) NLBS
10 14 (4.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (3.76%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (2.19%) KVM
12 7 (2.19%) RHEV
13 5 (1.57%) vSphere
14 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (11.91%) SCCM
2 14 (4.39%) WSUS
3 13 (4.08%) ARCserve
4 7 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.88%) Netcool
6 5 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.94%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.94%) MOM
8 3 (0.94%) DameWare
9 2 (0.63%) OpenView
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 206 (64.58%) Citrix
2 128 (40.13%) Microsoft
3 127 (39.81%) VMware
4 71 (22.26%) Cisco
5 61 (19.12%) CheckPoint
6 60 (18.81%) HP
7 26 (8.15%) Blue Coat
7 26 (8.15%) F5
8 25 (7.84%) Infoblox
8 25 (7.84%) Imperva
9 24 (7.52%) AppSense
9 24 (7.52%) Wyse
10 16 (5.02%) Oracle
11 14 (4.39%) Dell
12 13 (4.08%) Lotus
12 13 (4.08%) Intel
13 12 (3.76%) Avaya
13 12 (3.76%) Cognos
13 12 (3.76%) IBM
14 10 (3.13%) Red Hat
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Exeter
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago