Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 527 543
Rank change year-on-year +69 +16 -32
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 99 123 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 60
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +80.72% -36.15%
10th Percentile £155 £140 £120
90th Percentile £575 £488 £517
UK median daily rate £375 £386 £225
% change year-on-year -2.91% +71.67% -30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +1.98% +4.24%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.65 £10.88
90th Percentile £23.25 £21.75 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% -8.82% +13.33%

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 11,681 15,496 15,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.52% 29.50% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,810 9,327 9,439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £192 £250 £206
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 707 722
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.75 £10.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £24.44 £20.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.05% -0.60% +5.00%

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 26 January 2020.

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
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 26 January 2020. 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 +78 42 £375 -0.66% 9
East of England +35 18 £625 +31.58%
Scotland +29 15 £325 +132.14%
South West +7 12 £410 +4.13% 3
North of England +48 10 £315 -19.23% 7
North West +24 5 £315 -3.08% 7
North East - 4 £400 -
West Midlands +38 2 - - 1
Midlands +34 2 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Yorkshire +39 1 £114 -70.65%
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 99 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 72 (72.73%) Windows
3 58 (58.59%) Active Directory
4 54 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 52 (52.53%) Citrix
6 40 (40.40%) SCCM
7 38 (38.38%) XenApp
8 36 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (33.33%) XenDesktop
10 29 (29.29%) DNS
11 28 (28.28%) Windows 7
12 26 (26.26%) VMware
13 25 (25.25%) ITIL
13 25 (25.25%) Windows 10
14 24 (24.24%) DFS Replication
14 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
15 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (22.22%) Office 365
16 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
16 22 (22.22%) DHCP
17 20 (20.20%) DV Cleared
18 19 (19.19%) Firewall
19 17 (17.17%) Migration
19 17 (17.17%) VLAN
20 16 (16.16%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (16.16%) Skype for Business
20 16 (16.16%) Skype
21 15 (15.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
21 15 (15.15%) Presales

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 16 (16.16%) Skype for Business
2 14 (14.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) Documentum
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Office 365
2 9 (9.09%) Yammer
3 3 (3.03%) Azure
4 2 (2.02%) iTunes
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.01%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.29%) DNS
2 22 (22.22%) DHCP
3 19 (19.19%) Firewall
4 17 (17.17%) VLAN
5 16 (16.16%) Skype
6 12 (12.12%) SSL
7 11 (11.11%) NetScaler
8 6 (6.06%) LAN
9 5 (5.05%) SAN
10 4 (4.04%) WAN
11 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.02%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.01%) PSTN
13 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Big Data
1 2 (2.02%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (12.12%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 6 (6.06%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Local Government
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (15.15%) Architect
3 13 (13.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.10%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Deskside Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (5.05%) Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Designer
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.01%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (12.12%) PKI
3 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.05%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (72.73%) Windows
2 28 (28.28%) Windows 7
3 25 (25.25%) Windows 10
4 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (25.25%) ITIL
3 17 (17.17%) Migration
4 16 (16.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (15.15%) Presales
6 14 (14.14%) ArchiMate
7 13 (13.13%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (12.12%) Project Delivery
8 12 (12.12%) Web Filtering
9 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (8.08%) Service Management
11 7 (7.07%) Visualisation
12 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (6.06%) ITSM
13 5 (5.05%) PRINCE
13 5 (5.05%) Service Design
13 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
14 4 (4.04%) Customer Requirements
14 4 (4.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.20%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) CCA
3 14 (14.14%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) MCP
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.03%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) CCNP
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
7 2 (2.02%) ECDL
8 1 (1.01%) CCIE
8 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.01%) MCSA
8 1 (1.01%) VCAP
8 1 (1.01%) VCDX
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) SLA
2 5 (5.05%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (5.05%) NIST
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) NCSC
System Software
1 58 (58.59%) Active Directory
2 38 (38.38%) XenApp
3 33 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 24 (24.24%) DFS Replication
5 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (15.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 13 (13.13%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
9 7 (7.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (40.40%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.01%) DameWare
2 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.01%) SCOM
2 1 (1.01%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 52 (52.53%) Citrix
3 26 (26.26%) VMware
4 5 (5.05%) Cisco
4 5 (5.05%) Ivanti
5 4 (4.04%) Dell
6 3 (3.03%) Meraki
6 3 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.02%) F5
7 2 (2.02%) Intel
7 2 (2.02%) SAP
7 2 (2.02%) Sophos
7 2 (2.02%) WatchGuard
7 2 (2.02%) Wyse
8 1 (1.01%) Avaya
8 1 (1.01%) CA
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) McAfee
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle
8 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow