Period
to 24 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 530 501 512
Rank change year-on-year -29 +11 +45
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 88 149 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.95% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 95 60
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £225 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.89% -29.69% -1.54%
10th Percentile £159 £128 £122
90th Percentile £475 £514 £504
UK median daily rate £375 £240 £313
% change year-on-year +56.25% -23.20% -6.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +14.75%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.54 £13.21
90th Percentile £22.25 £20.60 £25.90
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -9.38% -7.25%

Fat Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,458 15,710 15,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.73% 29.60% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,635 9,305 8,954
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £232 £223
90th Percentile £594 £569 £544
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 737 803
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.33 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +18.47% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.17 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.77% +9.50% -4.76%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Fat Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the UK excluding London

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the UK excluding London

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK excluding London

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the UK excluding London

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK excluding London

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 36 £369 +4.68% 1
South West -8 27 £450 -7.69%
Wales - 9 £231 - 1
East of England +3 8 £290 -36.96% 1
North of England -3 5 £375 +76.47%
North West +9 3 £325 +5.69%
Yorkshire +14 2 £513 +279.63%
Scotland -4 2 - -
Midlands +4 1 £475 +251.85% 2
West Midlands -3 1 £475 +251.85% 2
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 88 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 70 (79.55%) Windows
3 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
4 46 (52.27%) VMware
5 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
6 38 (43.18%) Citrix
7 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
8 35 (39.77%) Windows 10
9 34 (38.64%) SCCM
9 34 (38.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 33 (37.50%) DNS
10 33 (37.50%) DHCP
11 32 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (34.09%) ITIL
13 29 (32.95%) Office 365
14 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (28.41%) XenApp
16 24 (27.27%) XenDesktop
17 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
17 23 (26.14%) Firewall
18 19 (21.59%) Skype for Business
19 18 (20.45%) NetScaler
20 17 (19.32%) Skype
20 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
20 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
20 17 (19.32%) SAN
21 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
21 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
22 15 (17.05%) Data Centre

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 19 (21.59%) Skype for Business
2 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.68%) IIS
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.14%) nginx
6 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.95%) Office 365
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.82%) Yammer
6 1 (1.14%) IaaS
6 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (37.50%) DHCP
1 33 (37.50%) DNS
2 23 (26.14%) Firewall
3 18 (20.45%) NetScaler
4 17 (19.32%) SAN
4 17 (19.32%) Skype
5 13 (14.77%) VLAN
5 13 (14.77%) VPN
6 5 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (5.68%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.55%) LAN
7 4 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.55%) VoIP
7 4 (4.55%) WAN
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.41%) Internet
8 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.14%) MPLS
9 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) AutoIt
1 2 (2.27%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Local Government
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 7 (7.95%) Designer
3 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Architect
4 6 (6.82%) Desktop Support Technician
4 6 (6.82%) Desktop Technician
4 6 (6.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Support Technician
5 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) .NET
1 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.14%) CSS
1 1 (1.14%) CSS3
1 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.14%) HTML
1 1 (1.14%) JSON
1 1 (1.14%) NgRx
1 1 (1.14%) RESTful
1 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 15 (17.05%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.50%) Clustering
4 9 (10.23%) Private Cloud
5 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.82%) PKI
7 5 (5.68%) Driving Licence
8 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.27%) BYOD
10 1 (1.14%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 70 (79.55%) Windows
2 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 35 (39.77%) Windows 10
4 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
6 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.55%) Linux
8 3 (3.41%) CentOS
8 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.27%) Android
9 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (34.09%) ITIL
3 13 (14.77%) Application Packaging
3 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Management
3 13 (14.77%) Migration
4 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.36%) Performance Optimisation
5 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
7 7 (7.95%) High Availability
7 7 (7.95%) ITSM
7 7 (7.95%) PRINCE
7 7 (7.95%) Service Design
7 7 (7.95%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Antivirus Management
8 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.68%) Patch Management
9 4 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
3 3 (3.41%) C
4 2 (2.27%) VB
4 2 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) MCP
2 8 (9.09%) CCA
2 8 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) ECDL
5 4 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.41%) MCSA
7 2 (2.27%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (1.14%) CCAA
8 1 (1.14%) CCNA
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.14%) MCITP
8 1 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
2 36 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (28.41%) XenApp
5 24 (27.27%) XenDesktop
6 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
6 15 (17.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (7.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (7.95%) vSphere
9 6 (6.82%) DFS Replication
10 4 (4.55%) vCloud
10 4 (4.55%) VMware NSX
11 3 (3.41%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) SCCM
2 7 (7.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) WSUS
4 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.41%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.41%) SCSM
5 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.14%) Ansible
6 1 (1.14%) Kibana
6 1 (1.14%) logstash
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 46 (52.27%) VMware
2 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
3 38 (43.18%) Citrix
4 13 (14.77%) Dell
4 13 (14.77%) Wyse
5 12 (13.64%) Cisco
6 10 (11.36%) HP
6 10 (11.36%) McAfee
7 8 (9.09%) Ivanti
8 6 (6.82%) Forcepoint
9 4 (4.55%) CA
9 4 (4.55%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.55%) Intel
9 4 (4.55%) Kaspersky
9 4 (4.55%) Meraki
9 4 (4.55%) Sophos
9 4 (4.55%) Veeam
9 4 (4.55%) Zerto
10 3 (3.41%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.41%) F5