Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 712 738
Rank change year-on-year -65 +26 -139
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 112 175 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 96 86
UK median daily rate £200 £336 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.52% +2.67% +9.17%
10th Percentile £108 £208 £153
90th Percentile £428 £560 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -40.77% +8.33% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 29
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +7.46%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £22.87 £20.94 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +3.03%

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 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -17 107 £200 -41.82% 14
UK excluding London -1 77 £193 -40.77% 10
London -32 33 £274 -35.59% 6
Midlands +43 30 £180 -55.28% 2
West Midlands +45 19 £175 -53.33% 1
South East +3 15 £259 -20.46% 3
South West +9 14 £167 -47.82% 1
East Midlands +14 11 £200 -73.33% 1
North of England +40 10 £175 -50.00% 1
North West +12 6 £104 -76.94%
East of England -32 4 £298 -15.00% 1
North East +56 3 £200 -8.05%
Scotland 0 3 £113 -4.26% 2
Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £175 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 112 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 65 (58.04%) Microsoft
3 64 (57.14%) Windows
4 62 (55.36%) Active Directory
5 56 (50.00%) Citrix
6 47 (41.96%) VMware
7 35 (31.25%) SCCM
7 35 (31.25%) Data Centre
8 34 (30.36%) MS Exchange
9 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
10 26 (23.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (21.43%) Finance
12 22 (19.64%) Migration
13 21 (18.75%) Cisco
13 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
14 20 (17.86%) Windows 7
14 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (16.07%) Terminal Services
15 18 (16.07%) NetApp
16 17 (15.18%) XenApp
16 17 (15.18%) XenDesktop
16 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 16 (14.29%) SAN
17 16 (14.29%) Windows 10
18 15 (13.39%) Office 365
18 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
18 15 (13.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008

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 34 (30.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.46%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.89%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Office 365
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.68%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) SAN
2 11 (9.82%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (8.93%) DNS
3 10 (8.93%) LAN
4 9 (8.04%) DHCP
4 9 (8.04%) WAN
5 8 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.36%) VPN
8 4 (3.57%) NAS
8 4 (3.57%) Skype
8 4 (3.57%) SSL
8 4 (3.57%) VLAN
8 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.68%) Internet
9 3 (2.68%) VoIP
10 2 (1.79%) 3G
11 1 (0.89%) Firewall
11 1 (0.89%) Softphone
11 1 (0.89%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) MS Access
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 15 (13.39%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Local Government
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
5 2 (1.79%) Electronics
5 2 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 20 (17.86%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Administrator
5 9 (8.04%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Server Administrator
7 7 (6.25%) Server Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
1 3 (2.68%) HTML
1 3 (2.68%) HTML5
2 2 (1.79%) RESTful
3 1 (0.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.89%) CSS3
3 1 (0.89%) Flash
3 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.89%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (0.89%) JDBC
3 1 (0.89%) JPA
3 1 (0.89%) jQuery
3 1 (0.89%) JSON
3 1 (0.89%) JSP
3 1 (0.89%) JSTL
3 1 (0.89%) Node.js
3 1 (0.89%) SOAP
3 1 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 112 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 35 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 13 (11.61%) Blackberry
4 8 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
5 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.57%) PKI
8 3 (2.68%) CMDB
8 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.68%) User Experience
8 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.79%) AS400
9 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.79%) Clustering
9 2 (1.79%) iSeries
10 1 (0.89%) BYOD
10 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.14%) Windows
2 29 (25.89%) Windows Server
3 20 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.68%) Linux
8 3 (2.68%) Unix
9 2 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (0.89%) Solaris
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) Migration
2 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (11.61%) ITIL
4 12 (10.71%) Project Management
5 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
5 10 (8.93%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (8.93%) Software Deployment
6 9 (8.04%) Scrum
7 8 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
8 7 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.25%) Task Automation
9 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.36%) Line Management
9 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.46%) Application Packaging
10 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.46%) Service Management
11 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (1.79%) C
3 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.89%) C#
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) Perl
4 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) CCEA
6 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.89%) Degree
6 1 (0.89%) ECDL
6 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MCITP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) PMO
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 62 (55.36%) Active Directory
2 26 (23.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (16.07%) Terminal Services
5 17 (15.18%) XenApp
5 17 (15.18%) XenDesktop
6 14 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (9.82%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.25%) VMware Server
9 6 (5.36%) DFS Replication
10 4 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (31.25%) SCCM
2 10 (8.93%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (8.93%) SafeCom
2 10 (8.93%) WSUS
3 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (5.36%) SCOM
5 4 (3.57%) SCSM
5 4 (3.57%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.68%) AppDNA
6 3 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.79%) Netcool
7 2 (1.79%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.89%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.89%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 65 (58.04%) Microsoft
2 56 (50.00%) Citrix
3 47 (41.96%) VMware
4 21 (18.75%) Cisco
5 18 (16.07%) NetApp
6 14 (12.50%) HP
6 14 (12.50%) Wyse
7 11 (9.82%) McAfee
7 11 (9.82%) Symantec
8 10 (8.93%) IBM
9 8 (7.14%) AppSense
9 8 (7.14%) Hortonworks
10 5 (4.46%) Meraki
10 5 (4.46%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle
12 3 (2.68%) arcserve
12 3 (2.68%) Intel
12 3 (2.68%) ThinPrint
13 2 (1.79%) Dell
13 2 (1.79%) Lotus