The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Fat Client
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 160 201
Rank change year-on-year -4 +41  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.67% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £451 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £330 £275
% change year-on-year -18.48% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% -27.38%  

Fat Client is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1379 1338 2182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.84% 39.31% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1120 1741
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Fat Client as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the City of London

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fat Client in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the City of London

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Application Discovery
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Personalization
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Imperva
3 1 (33.33%) Infoblox
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Wyse