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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 111 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 1.30% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £360 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £257 £330
% change year-on-year
+50.92% -22.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%
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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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
588 538 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.78% 24.99% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 300 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 36 69
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.70% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.36 £33.48 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware