Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 16 January 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 693 747 689
Rank change year-on-year +54 -58 +47
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 186 142 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.42% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 78 91
UK median daily rate £384 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.56% -30.77% -5.80%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £158
90th Percentile £550 £517 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £216 £325
% change year-on-year +71.10% -33.46% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 30
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -30.23%
10th Percentile £13.70 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.05 £21.00 £18.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.10 £15.05
% change year-on-year +6.00% +0.28% -29.99%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,898 33,554 31,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.07% 33.47% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,646 22,442 20,687
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 970 1,124
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -0.89%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fat Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 16 January 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
England +32 175 £385 +71.11% 18
UK excluding London +10 124 £370 +71.10% 16
London +36 60 £503 +11.67% 4
South East +4 45 £375 -18.92% 7
South West -23 23 £375 +124.75% 1
Midlands -17 18 £171 -14.69% 3
North of England +3 16 £390 +108.00% 2
West Midlands -19 14 £173 -16.87% 1
East of England - 13 £475 - 1
North West -1 8 £269 +159.04% 2
Yorkshire -5 8 £390 +108.00%
Scotland +1 7 £140 +12.00% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £160 -3.03% 2
Wales -9 2 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 186 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 127 (68.28%) Windows
3 102 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 74 (39.78%) Active Directory
5 73 (39.25%) Citrix
6 72 (38.71%) Windows 10
7 70 (37.63%) VMware
8 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 61 (32.80%) Windows 7
10 57 (30.65%) Windows Server
11 54 (29.03%) ITIL
12 53 (28.49%) SCCM
13 50 (26.88%) Office 365
14 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (21.51%) Microsoft App-V
16 38 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 36 (19.35%) Hyper-V
18 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 34 (18.28%) Clustering
20 33 (17.74%) XenApp
21 32 (17.20%) PowerShell
21 32 (17.20%) SQL Server
22 30 (16.13%) XenDesktop
23 29 (15.59%) DevOps
24 28 (15.05%) VMware ESXi
24 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 28 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
25 27 (14.52%) Jenkins
25 27 (14.52%) Java
25 27 (14.52%) Cisco

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (13.44%) Skype for Business
2 19 (10.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.23%) IIS
4 6 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.61%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.61%) JBoss
5 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (11.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.88%) Office 365
2 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.68%) OpenShift
4 15 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (5.38%) Yammer
7 9 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (3.76%) Datadog
10 1 (0.54%) IaaS
10 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.98%) SAN
2 25 (13.44%) DNS
2 25 (13.44%) NetScaler
2 25 (13.44%) Skype
3 20 (10.75%) DHCP
4 19 (10.22%) Firewall
5 15 (8.06%) VLAN
6 13 (6.99%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (6.99%) iSCSI
7 12 (6.45%) WAN
8 11 (5.91%) LAN
9 10 (5.38%) Internet
10 8 (4.30%) VPN
11 7 (3.76%) MPLS
11 7 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (3.23%) IP Telephony
13 5 (2.69%) VoIP
14 3 (1.61%) Wireless
15 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
15 2 (1.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.08%) MS Access
5 1 (0.54%) DTS
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 18 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.53%) JIRA
4 8 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (4.30%) JMeter
4 8 (4.30%) Travis CI
4 8 (4.30%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.61%) Selenium
6 1 (0.54%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.54%) Gatling
6 1 (0.54%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.54%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.54%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.68%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Law
3 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (16.67%) Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Developer
4 21 (11.29%) Angular Developer
4 21 (11.29%) Desktop Support
5 19 (10.22%) Service Analyst
5 19 (10.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (9.14%) Support Engineer
8 16 (8.60%) Node.js Developer
9 11 (5.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (5.38%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 8 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.76%) Administrator
13 7 (3.76%) Architect
13 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.98%) JSP
2 25 (13.44%) jQuery
3 24 (12.90%) CSS
3 24 (12.90%) HTML
4 23 (12.37%) AngularJS
4 23 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 22 (11.83%) Node.js
6 18 (9.68%) CSS3
6 18 (9.68%) D3.js
6 18 (9.68%) Electron Framework
6 18 (9.68%) HTML5
6 18 (9.68%) JSON
6 18 (9.68%) JSTL
6 18 (9.68%) REST
6 18 (9.68%) SOAP
6 18 (9.68%) Vue.js
7 8 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (3.76%) .NET
9 3 (1.61%) Struts
10 2 (1.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 186 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 34 (18.28%) Clustering
3 28 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
5 13 (6.99%) PKI
6 9 (4.84%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.84%) iPhone
6 9 (4.84%) User Experience
7 8 (4.30%) iPad
7 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.76%) Smartcard
8 7 (3.76%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (2.69%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 127 (68.28%) Windows
2 72 (38.71%) Windows 10
3 61 (32.80%) Windows 7
4 57 (30.65%) Windows Server
5 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (13.44%) Linux
7 13 (6.99%) Ubuntu
8 12 (6.45%) CentOS
8 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.38%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.30%) Android
10 8 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.76%) Unix
12 6 (3.23%) Windows Phone
13 5 (2.69%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.54%) Debian
16 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.03%) ITIL
2 38 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (15.59%) DevOps
4 27 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (11.29%) Scrum
6 20 (10.75%) Migration
7 19 (10.22%) Application Packaging
8 18 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 18 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (9.68%) Multithreading
8 18 (9.68%) Use Case
8 18 (9.68%) User Stories
9 14 (7.53%) High Availability
9 14 (7.53%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.53%) Service Management
10 13 (6.99%) Application Virtualisation
10 13 (6.99%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.38%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.20%) PowerShell
2 27 (14.52%) Java
3 19 (10.22%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.68%) TypeScript
5 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.30%) SQL
6 7 (3.76%) Python
6 7 (3.76%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.76%) VBScript
7 6 (3.23%) VB
8 5 (2.69%) C
9 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.22%) Degree
3 18 (9.68%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (7.53%) CCA
4 14 (7.53%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.91%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.76%) MCP
6 7 (3.76%) MCSE
7 5 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.69%) MCSA
7 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.15%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.61%) ECDL
9 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.61%) MCITP
10 2 (1.08%) MCTS
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 74 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (21.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (19.35%) Hyper-V
5 33 (17.74%) XenApp
6 30 (16.13%) XenDesktop
7 28 (15.05%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (8.06%) XenServer
9 13 (6.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (5.38%) DFS Replication
10 10 (5.38%) Terminal Server
10 10 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (4.30%) Terminal Services
11 8 (4.30%) VirtualBox
11 8 (4.30%) vSphere
12 6 (3.23%) VMware NSX
13 5 (2.69%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (28.49%) SCCM
2 26 (13.98%) Ansible
3 16 (8.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (8.06%) Puppet
5 14 (7.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 14 (7.53%) WSUS
6 9 (4.84%) Terraform
7 8 (4.30%) Packer
8 7 (3.76%) systemd
9 6 (3.23%) AirWatch
10 4 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.15%) SafeCom
11 3 (1.61%) vMotion
11 3 (1.61%) vRealize
12 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.54%) SCOM
13 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 102 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 73 (39.25%) Citrix
3 70 (37.63%) VMware
4 27 (14.52%) Cisco
5 26 (13.98%) Wyse
6 20 (10.75%) Dell
7 17 (9.14%) HP
8 15 (8.06%) Splunk
9 10 (5.38%) Ivanti
10 9 (4.84%) McAfee
11 8 (4.30%) CA
11 8 (4.30%) Google
11 8 (4.30%) MKS
11 8 (4.30%) New Relic
11 8 (4.30%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.76%) Symantec
13 6 (3.23%) IPFX
13 6 (3.23%) Sony
14 4 (2.15%) Altiris
14 4 (2.15%) Apple