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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 123 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% - 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £142 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £388 £220
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +76.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £9.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -32.14%
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
699 598 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.56% 27.42% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 329 318
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 47
Average hourly rate £15.80 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 2 £142 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) DHTML
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) XSL
5 3 (30.00%) XSLT
5 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Tcl
5 3 (30.00%) CAD
5 3 (30.00%) AutoCAD
5 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Itk
5 3 (30.00%) Siemens NX
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) AutoCAD
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deskside Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) DHTML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Itk
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) XSL
1 3 (30.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) CAD
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) PLM
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) SOA
1 3 (30.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) BCP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Data Security
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) C++
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) Tcl
1 3 (30.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) webMethods