The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 17 April 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 109 94 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 1.27% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate £100 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £355
% change year-on-year
-37.45% +19.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
473 316 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 17.24% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 33
Average hourly rate £25.63 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 5 £80 - 1
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (64.29%) Avaya
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
4 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (28.57%) MS Project
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) BCP
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) BT
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) Wyse
7 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Project
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) MPLS
2 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Junior
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
1 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) BCP
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Avaya
2 4 (28.57%) BT
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft