The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 63 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.42% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 0.81% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£105 £375 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +14.02%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
164 124 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.23% 21.45% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 68 71
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.90 £14.75 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.91% -73.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.57 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client across the Wales region.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the Wales region.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (50.00%) Intel
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) ARCserve
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (33.33%) Cognos
4 2 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) MOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Intel
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix