The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 30 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 125 124
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £313 £388
% change year-on-year +10.16% -19.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 578 807 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.45% 30.88% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 444 390
Median daily rate £369 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £39.00 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.10% +96.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £14.94 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.80 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in Scotland

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in Scotland

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (37.50%) Itk
4 3 (37.50%) Siemens NX
4 3 (37.50%) XPath
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) PLM
4 3 (37.50%) Teamcenter
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Tcl
4 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (37.50%) webMethods
4 3 (37.50%) CAD
4 3 (37.50%) AutoCAD
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSL

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) AutoCAD
2 3 (37.50%) Siemens NX
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Teamcenter
2 2 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Lead Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) DHTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) Itk
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSL
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) CAD
1 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) PLM
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Tcl
1 3 (37.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) webMethods
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft