The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
UK / England
Rank 518 532 493
Rank change year-on-year +14 -39  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 65 85 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.56% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 67
Median daily rate £388 £313 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -21.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £453 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £13.40 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £20.75 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.72% -50.00%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13406 15228 14690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.07% 31.17% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8669 10047 9002
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 520 610
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.40 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
South East +40 23 £488 +63.17% 4
South West -6 14 £313 -
London +20 12 £425 +26.86% 5
West Midlands +10 5 £251 -
Yorkshire +13 4 - - 1
East of England -8 4 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Fat Client
UK

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 142 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 96 (67.61%) Windows
3 85 (59.86%) Citrix
4 77 (54.23%) Active Directory
5 75 (52.82%) Microsoft
6 64 (45.07%) VMware
7 55 (38.73%) XenApp
8 54 (38.03%) Windows 7
9 50 (35.21%) SCCM
10 49 (34.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (32.39%) AppSense
12 44 (30.99%) XenDesktop
12 44 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (30.99%) Windows Server
13 41 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
14 39 (27.46%) DNS
15 38 (26.76%) MS Office
16 36 (25.35%) ITIL
17 34 (23.94%) Wyse
18 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (20.42%) Cisco
19 29 (20.42%) Finance
20 26 (18.31%) DHCP
21 23 (16.20%) SC Cleared
22 22 (15.49%) HP
22 22 (15.49%) Incident Management
23 20 (14.08%) VMware ESX
23 20 (14.08%) Linux
23 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in 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 16 (11.27%) MS Exchange
1 16 (11.27%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.82%) Apache
6 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.41%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (26.76%) MS Office
2 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) Office 365
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.46%) DNS
2 26 (18.31%) DHCP
3 16 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (9.86%) BIG-IP
5 12 (8.45%) VPN
6 10 (7.04%) 3G
6 10 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.34%) Firewall
7 9 (6.34%) SAN
8 8 (5.63%) Network Security
9 6 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (4.23%) SSL
10 5 (3.52%) IPsec
10 5 (3.52%) NetScaler
10 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.82%) DMVPN
11 4 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.63%) DB2
3 5 (3.52%) MS Access
4 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.70%) Impala
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MSI
2 4 (2.82%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) Selenium
3 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (20.42%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Local Government
3 3 (2.11%) Back Office
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Military
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (26.06%) Analyst
2 19 (13.38%) Architect
3 16 (11.27%) Citrix Analyst
4 13 (9.15%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.15%) Enterprise Architect
4 13 (9.15%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.63%) Service Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.93%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.23%) Active Directory Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Applications Packager
8 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) HTML
2 3 (2.11%) HTML5
2 3 (2.11%) Middleware
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (2.11%) RESTful
3 2 (1.41%) .NET
3 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.70%) REST
4 1 (0.70%) SAML
4 1 (0.70%) SOAP
4 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 142 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.86%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.63%) AS400
5 8 (5.63%) Clustering
5 8 (5.63%) iSeries
6 7 (4.93%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.11%) CMDB
9 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.11%) User Experience
10 2 (1.41%) CESG
10 2 (1.41%) Digital Signage
10 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.41%) NHS
10 2 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.61%) Windows
2 54 (38.03%) Windows 7
3 44 (30.99%) Windows Server
3 44 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (14.08%) Linux
6 13 (9.15%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.45%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.23%) Unix
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.52%) Solaris
11 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.41%) CentOS
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.35%) ITIL
2 22 (15.49%) Incident Management
3 18 (12.68%) Migration
4 16 (11.27%) DevOps
5 12 (8.45%) Application Virtualisation
6 11 (7.75%) Protective Monitoring
6 11 (7.75%) Software Delivery
7 10 (7.04%) Performance Management
7 10 (7.04%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (6.34%) Project Management
9 8 (5.63%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.63%) Service Management
10 7 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.93%) Application Packaging
10 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.52%) ITIL V3
12 5 (3.52%) TOGAF
12 5 (3.52%) Validation
13 4 (2.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.38%) SQL
2 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.23%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.82%) C
5 3 (2.11%) C#
5 3 (2.11%) Python
5 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.41%) C++
6 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.70%) VB
7 1 (0.70%) VB6
7 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.68%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.82%) CCNA
5 4 (2.82%) CCNP
5 4 (2.82%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) MCSE
5 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 2 (1.41%) CCSA
7 2 (1.41%) CCSE
7 2 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) HND
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) GPG13
2 6 (4.23%) SLA
3 5 (3.52%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.41%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (54.23%) Active Directory
2 55 (38.73%) XenApp
3 49 (34.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (30.99%) XenDesktop
5 41 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (14.08%) VMware ESX
7 14 (9.86%) BitLocker
8 12 (8.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
9 5 (3.52%) XenServer
10 3 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.11%) GFS2
10 3 (2.11%) OCFS2
10 3 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.70%) Docker
12 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (35.21%) SCCM
2 14 (9.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (7.75%) AppDNA
4 9 (6.34%) Tivoli
5 7 (4.93%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (4.23%) Netcool
7 5 (3.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (3.52%) Unicenter
8 4 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (2.11%) Ansible
9 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.11%) Puppet
9 3 (2.11%) vRealize
10 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.70%) DameWare
11 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.70%) Netcool/Webtop
11 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (59.86%) Citrix
2 75 (52.82%) Microsoft
3 64 (45.07%) VMware
4 46 (32.39%) AppSense
5 34 (23.94%) Wyse
6 29 (20.42%) Cisco
7 22 (15.49%) HP
8 14 (9.86%) CheckPoint
8 14 (9.86%) F5
8 14 (9.86%) Symantec
9 12 (8.45%) CA
9 12 (8.45%) Oracle
10 11 (7.75%) Palo Alto
11 10 (7.04%) Dell
12 8 (5.63%) Hitachi
12 8 (5.63%) IBM
12 8 (5.63%) Remedy
13 7 (4.93%) BMC
13 7 (4.93%) Veritas
14 6 (4.23%) ThinPrint
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