The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 134
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.51% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £344 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £338 £275
% change year-on-year -34.81% +22.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year +14.75% -11.59%  

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 717 785 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.59% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 527 528
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the South West

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (78.57%) Citrix
5 10 (71.43%) Wyse
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (71.43%) AppSense
5 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
5 10 (71.43%) SCCM
5 10 (71.43%) XenApp
5 10 (71.43%) XenDesktop
5 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
5 10 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (64.29%) DNS
7 8 (57.14%) Finance
8 7 (50.00%) Dell
8 7 (50.00%) Office 365
8 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (42.86%) DHCP
10 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (35.71%) Symantec
10 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Live Communications Server
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) LDAP
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Signage
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Security Hardening
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) RHCE
4 1 (7.14%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (71.43%) XenApp
2 10 (71.43%) XenDesktop
3 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (35.71%) BitLocker
5 2 (14.29%) GFS2
5 2 (14.29%) OCFS2
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (14.29%) Netcool
3 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Unicenter
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) AppSense
3 10 (71.43%) Wyse
4 7 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (35.71%) Symantec
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 4 (28.57%) Xerox
7 3 (21.43%) CA
8 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) Meridio
8 2 (14.29%) Polycom
8 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 2 (14.29%) Veritas