Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 703 779
Rank change year-on-year +21 +76 -26
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 127 196 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.59% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 119 48
UK median daily rate £364 £365 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +82.50% -40.52%
10th Percentile £143 £127 £108
90th Percentile £564 £514 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £185
% change year-on-year - +102.70% -43.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 17
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.50 £13.51
90th Percentile £23.85 £28.25 £22.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.69% -8.57% +9.38%

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 26,193 33,447 33,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.25% 32.39% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,618 21,845 22,054
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £655 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,054 1,046 1,011
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +17.55% -2.26% -2.80%

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 19 November 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 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 15 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 19 November 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 +36 113 £375 +2.74% 41
UK excluding London +16 100 £375 - 34
South East +55 48 £369 -1.67% 9
London +42 26 £175 -50.00% 9
East of England +37 22 £625 +35.87% 4
Scotland +20 11 £238 +69.64% 2
South West -16 11 £393 +0.64% 8
Midlands +29 4 £320 +116.95% 2
North of England +16 4 £315 +66.89% 9
West Midlands +19 3 £320 +137.04%
North East +19 2 - -
North West -6 2 £315 +90.91% 4
Wales +27 1 £300 -25.00%
East Midlands +21 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £192 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 85 (66.93%) Windows
3 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
4 59 (46.46%) Microsoft
5 49 (38.58%) Citrix
6 40 (31.50%) VMware
7 38 (29.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 36 (28.35%) Windows 10
9 35 (27.56%) Windows Server
10 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (26.77%) Office 365
11 32 (25.20%) SCCM
12 30 (23.62%) XenApp
12 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
13 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (22.05%) DNS
14 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
14 27 (21.26%) XenDesktop
15 25 (19.69%) DHCP
16 24 (18.90%) Migration
16 24 (18.90%) Firewall
17 21 (16.54%) ITIL
17 21 (16.54%) VMware ESXi
18 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
19 19 (14.96%) Skype for Business
19 19 (14.96%) PowerShell
19 19 (14.96%) Skype
20 18 (14.17%) DV Cleared
21 16 (12.60%) DFS Replication
21 16 (12.60%) CCA

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 19 (14.96%) Skype for Business
2 14 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.57%) Documentum
4 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.57%) nginx
4 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.77%) Office 365
2 9 (7.09%) Yammer
3 8 (6.30%) Azure
4 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.05%) DNS
2 25 (19.69%) DHCP
3 24 (18.90%) Firewall
4 19 (14.96%) Skype
5 14 (11.02%) VLAN
6 11 (8.66%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (7.09%) LAN
8 5 (3.94%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.94%) SAN
8 5 (3.94%) VPN
8 5 (3.94%) WAN
9 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.36%) VoIP
11 2 (1.57%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.57%) SSL
11 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.79%) Symposium
12 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.57%) Big Data
2 2 (1.57%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) JMeter
1 1 (0.79%) Selenium
1 1 (0.79%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Local Government
2 9 (7.09%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.51%) Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (29.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.54%) Architect
3 17 (13.39%) IT Engineer
4 16 (12.60%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (11.81%) Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Architect
6 10 (7.87%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Deployment Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.57%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.79%) Flash
2 1 (0.79%) HTML
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 127 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.72%) EPoS
5 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.57%) Clustering
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.79%) Handset
8 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.79%) iPad
8 1 (0.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (66.93%) Windows
2 36 (28.35%) Windows 10
3 35 (27.56%) Windows Server
4 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
5 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.15%) Linux
8 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) Android
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (18.90%) Migration
3 21 (16.54%) ITIL
4 15 (11.81%) Presales
5 14 (11.02%) ArchiMate
6 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (8.66%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (7.87%) Visualisation
9 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
9 8 (6.30%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (5.51%) Project Delivery
10 7 (5.51%) Service Management
11 6 (4.72%) Application Packaging
11 6 (4.72%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.94%) ITSM
13 4 (3.15%) Application Virtualisation
13 4 (3.15%) PRINCE
13 4 (3.15%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.96%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.72%) SQL
3 2 (1.57%) C
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.17%) DV Cleared
3 16 (12.60%) CCA
3 16 (12.60%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (9.45%) MCP
5 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.15%) CCNA
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.36%) Degree
8 2 (1.57%) CCNP
8 2 (1.57%) MCSE
9 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE
9 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.79%) ECDL
9 1 (0.79%) MCSA
9 1 (0.79%) VCAP
9 1 (0.79%) VCDX
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.81%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) NIST
3 4 (3.15%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) NCSC
System Software
1 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (23.62%) XenApp
4 27 (21.26%) XenDesktop
5 21 (16.54%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (12.60%) DFS Replication
7 8 (6.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (5.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (4.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.36%) vSphere
11 2 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.57%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.79%) vCloud
12 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (25.20%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.36%) WSUS
4 2 (1.57%) Ansible
4 2 (1.57%) Kibana
4 2 (1.57%) logstash
4 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 2 (1.57%) vMotion
5 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Nessus
5 1 (0.79%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.79%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Microsoft
2 49 (38.58%) Citrix
3 40 (31.50%) VMware
4 14 (11.02%) Cisco
5 10 (7.87%) HP
6 8 (6.30%) Ivanti
7 5 (3.94%) Forcepoint
8 4 (3.15%) Apple
8 4 (3.15%) Meraki
9 3 (2.36%) CA
9 3 (2.36%) Dell
9 3 (2.36%) Intel
9 3 (2.36%) McAfee
9 3 (2.36%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (2.36%) Oracle
9 3 (2.36%) Polycom
9 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.36%) Wyse
10 2 (1.57%) Panasonic
10 2 (1.57%) WatchGuard