Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 513 679 682
Rank change year-on-year +166 +3 +10
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 69 134 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 86 111
Median daily rate £388 £389 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +14.34% +8.80%
10th Percentile £129 £143 £130
90th Percentile £488 £538 £520
UK median daily rate £375 £380 £265
% change year-on-year -1.32% +43.40% -17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £14.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +15.20% -18.16%
10th Percentile £13.05 £14.00 £10.59
90th Percentile £26.25 £22.25 £22.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £14.32
% change year-on-year +21.21% +15.20% +18.66%

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 13,273 26,505 30,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.82% 32.27% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,289 17,138 19,712
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 887 952
Median hourly rate £27.43 £20.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.28% -7.16% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.10 £51.25
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +39.02% -6.82% +10.58%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Fat Client in England.

Daily rate trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Fat Client in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Fat Client in England.

Hourly rate trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Fat Client in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 June 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 +155 30 £320 -17.42% 1
South West +40 14 £375 -14.29% 3
North of England +98 10 £400 +6.67%
South East +105 9 £375 +1.69% 4
North West +62 6 - -
East of England +56 5 £400 +37.93% 2
Yorkshire +69 3 £257 -49.81%
Midlands +86 1 - -
West Midlands +65 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 69 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 40 (57.97%) Windows
3 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
4 25 (36.23%) SCCM
5 23 (33.33%) Citrix
5 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 18 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (24.64%) ITIL
8 16 (23.19%) VMware
9 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
10 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
13 11 (15.94%) DNS
13 11 (15.94%) Finance
14 10 (14.49%) SLA
14 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
15 9 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (13.04%) Public Sector
15 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (13.04%) MCSE
15 9 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
15 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
16 8 (11.59%) DHCP
16 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Management
16 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Azure
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.45%) AWS
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
2 8 (11.59%) DHCP
3 6 (8.70%) SAN
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
4 5 (7.25%) Skype
4 5 (7.25%) SSL
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
5 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.90%) WebEx
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2016
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.35%) DTS
2 3 (4.35%) Essbase
2 3 (4.35%) OLAP
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (4.35%) Power BI
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Applications Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Installations Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (4.35%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.70%) PKI
3 5 (7.25%) EPoS
4 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.35%) User Experience
6 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) Handset
6 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.97%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.45%) Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (10.14%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) Presales
6 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
6 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (7.25%) Service Management
6 5 (7.25%) Web Filtering
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (5.80%) ITSM
8 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.35%) Project Delivery
8 3 (4.35%) Release Management
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Visualisation
9 2 (2.90%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.14%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) VB
3 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.35%) C#
4 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) MCSE
3 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.80%) ECDL
5 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) MCITP
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) CCA
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 29 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (10.14%) XenApp
4 7 (10.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.25%) DFS Replication
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.35%) vSphere
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (36.23%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) DameWare
2 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.90%) vRealize
3 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.45%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Citrix
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Dell
3 6 (8.70%) Wyse
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Ivanti
5 4 (5.80%) Meraki
6 3 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (4.35%) Hyperion
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.35%) Sybase
7 2 (2.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.90%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.45%) Gemalto
8 1 (1.45%) Samsung
8 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter