Period
to 20 February 2020

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 6 months to 20 February 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 678 744
Rank change year-on-year +101 +66 -74
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 117 169 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 74
England median daily rate £375 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +77.78% -30.77%
10th Percentile £143 £135 £132
90th Percentile £538 £550 £519
UK median daily rate £375 £395 £220
% change year-on-year -5.06% +79.55% -32.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 11
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -15.79% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.98 £10.88
90th Percentile £22.63 £21.78 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.35
% change year-on-year - -7.75% +14.28%

Fat Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,793 29,249 30,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.82% 32.20% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,598 19,268 20,663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £460 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 943 941
England median hourly rate £22.93 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% -2.33% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.69 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -3.77% +9.55%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Fat Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +95 36 £145 -71.84% 2
South East +77 34 £375 - 5
East of England +46 19 £625 +31.58% 3
South West +7 15 £400 +3.23% 5
North of England +56 13 £350 -11.45% 10
North West +28 7 £315 -21.35% 6
North East - 4 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +52 2 £257 -34.04% 3
Midlands +42 2 - - 3
West Midlands +35 2 - - 1
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 117 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 67 (57.26%) Windows
3 58 (49.57%) Active Directory
4 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 48 (41.03%) Citrix
5 37 (31.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (27.35%) SCCM
7 29 (24.79%) ITIL
8 28 (23.93%) XenApp
9 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 27 (23.08%) DNS
10 26 (22.22%) XenDesktop
11 25 (21.37%) Windows 7
12 22 (18.80%) VMware
13 20 (17.09%) DHCP
13 20 (17.09%) Windows 10
13 20 (17.09%) DFS Replication
13 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
13 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (15.38%) Windows Server
15 16 (13.68%) Presales
15 16 (13.68%) Migration
16 15 (12.82%) Firewall
16 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (12.82%) VLAN
17 14 (11.97%) ArchiMate
17 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (11.11%) EPoS
18 13 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
18 13 (11.11%) Retail

Fat Client
Co-occurring 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 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
1 10 (8.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.71%) Documentum
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Office 365
2 6 (5.13%) Yammer
3 5 (4.27%) Azure
4 3 (2.56%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.71%) iTunes
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.08%) DNS
2 20 (17.09%) DHCP
3 15 (12.82%) Firewall
3 15 (12.82%) VLAN
4 12 (10.26%) NetScaler
4 12 (10.26%) Skype
4 12 (10.26%) SSL
5 6 (5.13%) SAN
6 5 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.27%) WAN
7 4 (3.42%) LAN
8 2 (1.71%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.71%) Internet
8 2 (1.71%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.71%) MPLS
8 2 (1.71%) WebEx
8 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.56%) DTS
2 3 (2.56%) Essbase
2 3 (2.56%) OLAP
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (2.56%) Power BI
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.71%) Big Data
3 2 (1.71%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (11.11%) Retail
2 12 (10.26%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.69%) Finance
4 8 (6.84%) Local Government
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) IT Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Architect
4 13 (11.11%) Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.84%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Designer
8 5 (4.27%) Developer
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Field Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) .NET
1 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 117 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 13 (11.11%) EPoS
3 12 (10.26%) PKI
4 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.27%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) Clustering
6 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.71%) Handset
7 2 (1.71%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (57.26%) Windows
2 25 (21.37%) Windows 7
3 20 (17.09%) Windows 10
4 18 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (24.79%) ITIL
3 16 (13.68%) Migration
3 16 (13.68%) Presales
4 14 (11.97%) ArchiMate
5 13 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (10.26%) Web Filtering
7 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.40%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.69%) Project Delivery
9 8 (6.84%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (6.84%) ITSM
9 8 (6.84%) Visualisation
10 7 (5.98%) Service Management
11 5 (4.27%) Application Packaging
11 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.27%) PRINCE
11 5 (4.27%) Service Design
11 5 (4.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.98%) SQL
3 5 (4.27%) VB
3 5 (4.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.56%) C#
4 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.09%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.40%) CCA
3 11 (9.40%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.13%) MCSE
7 5 (4.27%) A+ Certification
7 5 (4.27%) ECDL
7 5 (4.27%) MCP
8 3 (2.56%) MCITP
9 2 (1.71%) CCNA
9 2 (1.71%) CCNP
9 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.71%) Degree
10 1 (0.85%) CCIE
10 1 (0.85%) MCSA
10 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.85%) VCDX
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (4.27%) NIST
3 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (49.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (23.93%) XenApp
3 26 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 20 (17.09%) DFS Replication
4 20 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (7.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 9 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (27.35%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) DameWare
3 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (41.03%) Citrix
1 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.80%) VMware
3 8 (6.84%) Ivanti
4 7 (5.98%) Cisco
5 5 (4.27%) Dell
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle
6 4 (3.42%) Wyse
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.56%) Meraki
7 3 (2.56%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (2.56%) Sybase
8 2 (1.71%) BT
8 2 (1.71%) F5
8 2 (1.71%) Intel
8 2 (1.71%) Mitel
8 2 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (1.71%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow