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 29 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 119 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 +21  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 10 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.58% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 2.06% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
Median daily rate £313 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £193 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £371 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
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 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 623 824 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.16% 28.36% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 528 421
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £505 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 69 48
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £52.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol -5 7 £313 -1.18%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 22 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 21 (95.45%) Windows
3 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
4 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 18 (81.82%) VMware
4 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
5 16 (72.73%) SCCM
5 16 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (72.73%) AppSense
6 14 (63.64%) MS Office
7 13 (59.09%) Citrix
7 13 (59.09%) XenApp
7 13 (59.09%) XenDesktop
8 12 (54.55%) Wyse
8 12 (54.55%) Finance
8 12 (54.55%) Incident Management
8 12 (54.55%) VMware ESX
9 11 (50.00%) DNS
10 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
10 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (36.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (36.36%) Skype for Business
11 8 (36.36%) Office 365
12 7 (31.82%) BitLocker
12 7 (31.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (31.82%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (31.82%) Cisco
12 7 (31.82%) Symantec

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 8 (36.36%) Skype for Business
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) IPsec
5 2 (9.09%) LDAP
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (31.82%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (18.18%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) CESG
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Signage
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Solaris
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 5 (22.73%) Application Virtualisation
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
3 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Security Hardening
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) RHCE
5 1 (4.55%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
1 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (59.09%) XenApp
3 13 (59.09%) XenDesktop
4 12 (54.55%) VMware ESX
5 8 (36.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (31.82%) BitLocker
7 2 (9.09%) GFS2
7 2 (9.09%) OCFS2
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (72.73%) SCCM
2 7 (31.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (9.09%) Ansible
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.09%) Netcool
3 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Unicenter
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 16 (72.73%) AppSense
4 13 (59.09%) Citrix
5 12 (54.55%) Wyse
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco
6 7 (31.82%) Dell
6 7 (31.82%) Symantec
7 5 (22.73%) CA
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) Xerox
9 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
10 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
10 2 (9.09%) EMC
10 2 (9.09%) Meridio
10 2 (9.09%) Polycom
10 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
10 2 (9.09%) Veeam
10 2 (9.09%) Veritas