Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 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
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 705 746
Rank change year-on-year +109 +41 -70
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 136 181 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.57% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 112 86
UK median daily rate £375 £396 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +79.77% -32.31%
10th Percentile £143 £136 £123
90th Percentile £538 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £208
% change year-on-year +4.00% +80.72% -36.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 11
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.98% +2.18%
10th Percentile £13.85 £13.98 £10.88
90th Percentile £22.31 £21.78 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.10
% change year-on-year - +6.00% -3.72%

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 21,621 31,619 33,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.59% 31.90% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,538 20,608 22,170
UK median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £259
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,040 1,033
UK median hourly rate £24.11 £20.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.61% -4.65% +9.55%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.85 £11.62
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.07% +11.53%

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 21 February 2020.

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
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 21 February 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
England +115 117 £375 -6.25% 31
UK excluding London +89 99 £390 +4.00% 33
London +116 36 £145 -72.38% 2
South East +80 34 £375 +0.67% 6
East of England +40 19 £625 +31.58% 3
Scotland +30 16 £325 +132.14% 3
South West +17 15 £400 +3.23% 7
North of England +70 13 £350 -11.45% 10
North West +39 7 £315 -21.35% 6
North East - 4 £400 - 1
Midlands +52 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +43 2 £257 -34.04% 3
West Midlands +39 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 136 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 82 (60.29%) Windows
3 63 (46.32%) Active Directory
4 59 (43.38%) Citrix
4 59 (43.38%) Microsoft
5 40 (29.41%) SCCM
6 37 (27.21%) XenApp
6 37 (27.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (25.74%) ITIL
7 35 (25.74%) Windows 7
8 33 (24.26%) XenDesktop
9 30 (22.06%) Windows 10
10 28 (20.59%) DNS
11 27 (19.85%) Security Cleared
12 25 (18.38%) VMware
13 22 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (16.18%) Office 365
14 21 (15.44%) Windows Server
14 21 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (15.44%) DHCP
15 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
15 20 (14.71%) DFS Replication
15 20 (14.71%) DV Cleared
16 19 (13.97%) Migration
17 17 (12.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 16 (11.76%) Presales
19 15 (11.03%) Skype
19 15 (11.03%) VLAN
19 15 (11.03%) Finance
19 15 (11.03%) Firewall

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 13 (9.56%) Skype for Business
2 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.21%) IIS
4 2 (1.47%) Documentum
4 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.18%) Office 365
2 6 (4.41%) Yammer
3 5 (3.68%) Azure
4 3 (2.21%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.47%) iTunes
6 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.74%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.59%) DNS
2 21 (15.44%) DHCP
3 15 (11.03%) Firewall
3 15 (11.03%) Skype
3 15 (11.03%) VLAN
4 13 (9.56%) NetScaler
5 12 (8.82%) SSL
6 7 (5.15%) LAN
7 6 (4.41%) SAN
7 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.41%) WAN
8 5 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.47%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.47%) Internet
9 2 (1.47%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.47%) MPLS
9 2 (1.47%) WebEx
9 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.21%) DTS
3 3 (2.21%) Essbase
3 3 (2.21%) OLAP
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (2.21%) Power BI
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.47%) Big Data
4 2 (1.47%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.03%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Public Sector
3 13 (9.56%) Retail
4 8 (5.88%) Local Government
5 6 (4.41%) Banking
6 2 (1.47%) Electronics
6 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.47%) Marketing
6 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (16.18%) IT Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Architect
4 14 (10.29%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.56%) Analyst
5 13 (9.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (9.56%) Installations Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.62%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.62%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Deskside Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Designer
10 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.68%) .NET
1 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.47%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 13 (9.56%) EPoS
3 12 (8.82%) PKI
4 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.68%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.47%) Handset
7 2 (1.47%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (60.29%) Windows
2 35 (25.74%) Windows 7
3 30 (22.06%) Windows 10
4 22 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (15.44%) Windows Server
6 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (25.74%) ITIL
3 19 (13.97%) Migration
4 16 (11.76%) Presales
5 14 (10.29%) ArchiMate
6 13 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (9.56%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.82%) Web Filtering
8 11 (8.09%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (6.62%) Project Delivery
9 9 (6.62%) Visualisation
10 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.88%) ITSM
10 8 (5.88%) Service Management
11 5 (3.68%) Application Packaging
11 5 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.68%) PRINCE
11 5 (3.68%) Service Design
11 5 (3.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.62%) SQL
3 5 (3.68%) VB
3 5 (3.68%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.21%) C#
4 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.47%) C
5 2 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.71%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.82%) CCA
3 12 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.41%) MCSE
7 5 (3.68%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.68%) ECDL
7 5 (3.68%) MCP
8 3 (2.21%) MCITP
9 2 (1.47%) CCNA
9 2 (1.47%) CCNP
9 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.47%) Degree
10 1 (0.74%) CCIE
10 1 (0.74%) MCSA
10 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.74%) VCDX
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.56%) SLA
2 5 (3.68%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (3.68%) NIST
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.74%) NCSC
System Software
1 63 (46.32%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.21%) XenApp
3 33 (24.26%) XenDesktop
4 21 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (14.71%) DFS Replication
6 17 (12.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (7.35%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.62%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (1.47%) DameWare
3 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (43.38%) Citrix
1 59 (43.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.38%) VMware
3 8 (5.88%) Ivanti
4 7 (5.15%) Cisco
5 5 (3.68%) Dell
6 4 (2.94%) Oracle
6 4 (2.94%) Wyse
7 3 (2.21%) HP
7 3 (2.21%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.21%) Meraki
7 3 (2.21%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (2.21%) Sybase
8 2 (1.47%) BT
8 2 (1.47%) F5
8 2 (1.47%) Intel
8 2 (1.47%) Mitel
8 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.47%) Sophos
8 2 (1.47%) WatchGuard