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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 115 114 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.17% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.64% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £80 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -77.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £80 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £103 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -20.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £11.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £14.02
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +17.68%
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
601 623 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.51% 26.59% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 291 223
Average daily rate £359 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 58 55
Average hourly rate £16.60 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.57% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.91 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.17 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Coventry - 3 £255 - 1
Birmingham -6 1 £400 +400.00%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco