The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
England / South East
Rank 218 258 256
Rank change year-on-year +40 -2  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 23 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Median daily rate £488 £299 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.17% -8.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £310 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2409 2750 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.68% 29.89% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1643 1427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 150 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.06 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the South East

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the South East

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the South East

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Buckinghamshire - 10 £625 -
Hampshire +16 8 £363 - 1
Surrey +13 3 - - 1
Berkshire +24 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 39 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 31 (79.49%) Citrix
3 26 (66.67%) Windows
4 25 (64.10%) XenApp
5 24 (61.54%) XenDesktop
6 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
7 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
7 20 (51.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (43.59%) VMware
8 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
8 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (41.03%) AppSense
10 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
11 14 (35.90%) Wyse
12 13 (33.33%) Cisco
13 12 (30.77%) SQL
13 12 (30.77%) Finance
13 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
13 12 (30.77%) DevOps
14 11 (28.21%) SCCM
14 11 (28.21%) MS Office
14 11 (28.21%) HP
15 10 (25.64%) GPG13
15 10 (25.64%) Protective Monitoring
15 10 (25.64%) AppDNA
15 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto
15 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
15 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (23.08%) F5
16 9 (23.08%) PowerShell

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (23.08%) BIG-IP
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (23.08%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) DHCP
4 3 (7.69%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) SSL
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) HTTP
6 1 (2.56%) IPsec
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
6 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) AdminStudio
1 4 (10.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Architect
2 9 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Packager
6 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Server Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Server Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.56%) REST
1 1 (2.56%) RESTful
1 1 (2.56%) SAML
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (20.51%) AS400
2 8 (20.51%) iSeries
3 4 (10.26%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
5 9 (23.08%) Linux
6 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.56%) CentOS
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) DevOps
2 10 (25.64%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (20.51%) Incident Management
3 8 (20.51%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.26%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.26%) Validation
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Time Management
8 1 (2.56%) Defect Management
8 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Microservices
8 1 (2.56%) QA Automation
8 1 (2.56%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) HND
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) GPG13
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) XenApp
2 24 (61.54%) XenDesktop
3 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 20 (51.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (15.38%) BitLocker
5 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) Docker
6 1 (2.56%) GFS2
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) OCFS2
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) SCCM
2 10 (25.64%) AppDNA
3 9 (23.08%) Tivoli
4 6 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (10.26%) Netcool
6 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Unicenter
7 2 (5.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (2.56%) Ansible
8 1 (2.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (2.56%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.56%) Puppet
8 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Citrix
2 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (43.59%) VMware
4 16 (41.03%) AppSense
5 14 (35.90%) Wyse
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco
7 11 (28.21%) HP
8 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto
9 9 (23.08%) F5
10 8 (20.51%) Hitachi
10 8 (20.51%) IBM
11 6 (15.38%) CA
11 6 (15.38%) Symantec
12 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
12 4 (10.26%) Oracle
13 3 (7.69%) EMC
13 3 (7.69%) Meridio
13 3 (7.69%) Veritas
14 1 (2.56%) Google
14 1 (2.56%) Red Hat