The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 115 121
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.23% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £344 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £405 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.72% -59.37%  

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 East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 674 650 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.75% 26.27% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 356 403
Median daily rate £354 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 59
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £48.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the East of England

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the East of England

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Essex -3 3 £300 +71.42%
Hertfordshire -1 2 £388 +3.33%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) F5
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) SAN
8 1 (10.00%) NetApp
8 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (10.00%) OSPF
8 1 (10.00%) BGP
8 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (10.00%) NetScreen

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Imperva
4 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto