Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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 > North of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 280 337
Rank change year-on-year -15 +57 -11
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 24 13 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.20% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.38% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 19
North of England median daily rate £189 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -33.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £124 £99 £209
90th Percentile £414 £266 £755
England median daily rate £353 £225 £336
% change year-on-year +56.67% -33.09% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
North of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.69 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% +6.37% -13.24%
10th Percentile £11.55 £15.35 £11.84
90th Percentile £14.75 £16.04 £24.14
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -5.88%

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 the North of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,657 3,445 5,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 30.64% 31.20% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,220 2,223 3,440
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £238
90th Percentile £575 £549 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 166 242
North of England median hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +10.36% +3.21%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.40 £11.21
90th Percentile £46.25 £48.29 £41.95
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the North of England

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

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

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the North of England

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

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

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the North 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
North West -6 15 £151 +45.78% 2
Yorkshire -17 5 £390 +57.58% 5
North East +3 4 £230 +15.00%
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 North of England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 24 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 21 (87.50%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 16 (66.67%) Windows 10
5 14 (58.33%) Citrix
6 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (50.00%) DNS
7 11 (45.83%) DHCP
7 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
9 9 (37.50%) SCCM
10 8 (33.33%) Office 365
10 8 (33.33%) LAN
10 8 (33.33%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) XenApp
11 7 (29.17%) VMware NSX
12 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
13 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
13 5 (20.83%) IBM Notes
13 5 (20.83%) SQL
13 5 (20.83%) HP
13 5 (20.83%) Clearswift
13 5 (20.83%) Lotus
13 5 (20.83%) NetBackup

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (20.83%) IBM Notes
1 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Office 365
2 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) DHCP
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) 3G
4 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) VSAN
7 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (20.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Desktop Support
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Virtualisation
1 5 (20.83%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) B2C
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Coaching
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) VMware NSX
3 7 (29.17%) XenApp
4 5 (20.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (20.83%) vSphere
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
2 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
2 5 (20.83%) vMotion
2 5 (20.83%) vRealize
2 5 (20.83%) WSUS
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (8.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) Citrix
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Clearswift
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Lotus
4 5 (20.83%) Teradici
4 5 (20.83%) Xerox
5 4 (16.67%) Ivanti
5 4 (16.67%) ThinPrint
6 2 (8.33%) Wyse