The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 145 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.093% 0.16% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £425 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +277.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.18% -2.40%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
896 702 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 28.24% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 416 341
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 67 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.30 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.34 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 7 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) Solaris
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) 3Com
4 3 (42.86%) SUSE
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) PDA
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) NAS
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Server Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) PDA
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) SUSE
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) BCP
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Avaya
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) 3Com
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Kofax