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 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 255 257
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £247 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.21% +17.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £321 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £338 £275
% change year-on-year -33.33% +22.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -19.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% -27.38%  

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 2185 2729 2967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.61% 30.59% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1624 1593
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £260 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 140 135
Median hourly rate £19.66 £32.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.56% +99.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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
Berkshire +20 5 £217 -27.18%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire +13 1 £490 -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £225 -44.44% 1
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (71.88%) Citrix
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 17 (53.13%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) XenApp
5 15 (46.88%) XenDesktop
6 14 (43.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
8 12 (37.50%) Cisco
8 12 (37.50%) DevOps
9 11 (34.38%) DV Cleared
10 10 (31.25%) AppSense
10 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
10 10 (31.25%) AppDNA
10 10 (31.25%) GPG13
10 10 (31.25%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
11 9 (28.13%) F5
11 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
11 9 (28.13%) BIG-IP
11 9 (28.13%) VMware
12 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (25.00%) HP
13 7 (21.88%) Linux
13 7 (21.88%) SQL
14 6 (18.75%) SCCM
14 6 (18.75%) Migration

Fat Client
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (28.13%) BIG-IP
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 3 (9.38%) SSL
5 2 (6.25%) IPsec
5 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) HTTP
6 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 4 (12.50%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (15.63%) AS400
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) iSeries
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Linux
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.25%) CentOS
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Unix
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) DevOps
2 10 (31.25%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.25%) Security Hardening
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) MVC
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) SOA
7 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) DV Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) HND
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.13%) RHCE
4 1 (3.13%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) GPG13
2 2 (6.25%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) XenApp
2 15 (46.88%) XenDesktop
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (6.25%) GFS2
6 2 (6.25%) OCFS2
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (3.13%) Docker
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.13%) vSphere
7 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) AppDNA
2 6 (18.75%) SCCM
3 4 (12.50%) Netcool
3 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Unicenter
5 2 (6.25%) Ansible
5 2 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (6.25%) vRealize
6 1 (3.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (3.13%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.13%) Puppet
6 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Citrix
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco
4 10 (31.25%) AppSense
4 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
5 9 (28.13%) F5
5 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 8 (25.00%) HP
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 5 (15.63%) Wyse
8 3 (9.38%) EMC
8 3 (9.38%) Hitachi
8 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) Meridio
8 3 (9.38%) Veritas
9 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.13%) McAfee
10 1 (3.13%) Remedy
10 1 (3.13%) Sophos