Period
to 16 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 779 729
Rank change year-on-year +82 -50 +9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 196 114 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.32% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 50 97
UK median daily rate £363 £213 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.59% -36.57% +3.08%
10th Percentile £127 £109 £208
90th Percentile £514 £426 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £200 £325
% change year-on-year +87.50% -38.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 36
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £22.87 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -5.88%

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 35,372 35,438 36,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.04% 34.44% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,277 23,416 23,688
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,085 1,249
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +0.60% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.62
90th Percentile £50.93 £48.52 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year - -4.37% +12.93%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +39 182 £365 +62.22% 29
UK excluding London +44 140 £375 +87.50% 22
London +21 55 £350 +40.00% 7
South East +26 35 £375 +45.07% 11
North of England -5 25 £189 +7.86% 6
Midlands -19 25 £135 -25.00% 1
South West -14 23 £395 +136.54% 1
West Midlands -15 20 £135 -22.86%
East of England +22 19 £460 +54.62% 3
North West -8 15 £165 +59.04% 2
Scotland +4 12 £140 +33.33%
Yorkshire -5 7 £390 +122.86% 4
East Midlands -5 4 £160 -20.00% 1
North East -1 3 - -
Wales -19 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 153 (78.06%) Windows
3 96 (48.98%) Microsoft
4 87 (44.39%) Citrix
5 83 (42.35%) VMware
6 82 (41.84%) Windows 7
7 80 (40.82%) Windows 10
7 80 (40.82%) Active Directory
8 75 (38.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (35.71%) Windows Server
10 59 (30.10%) SCCM
11 51 (26.02%) Office 365
11 51 (26.02%) ITIL
12 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 42 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 40 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
15 37 (18.88%) Hyper-V
16 33 (16.84%) Security Cleared
16 33 (16.84%) Wyse
17 31 (15.82%) Cisco
18 30 (15.31%) XenApp
18 30 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
19 28 (14.29%) DNS
19 28 (14.29%) Linux
19 28 (14.29%) XenDesktop
20 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
21 26 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 26 (13.27%) Data Centre
22 25 (12.76%) Configuration Management
23 24 (12.24%) Migration

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 22 (11.22%) Skype for Business
2 19 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.59%) IIS
4 8 (4.08%) JBoss
4 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.55%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.53%) Apache
8 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.53%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.02%) Office 365
2 40 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (6.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (3.57%) Datadog
8 6 (3.06%) Yammer
9 3 (1.53%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.51%) IaaS
10 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.29%) DNS
2 24 (12.24%) Firewall
2 24 (12.24%) SAN
3 23 (11.73%) DHCP
4 22 (11.22%) Skype
5 21 (10.71%) LAN
6 19 (9.69%) WAN
7 17 (8.67%) NetScaler
8 13 (6.63%) Internet
9 9 (4.59%) MPLS
9 9 (4.59%) Network Security
10 8 (4.08%) IP Telephony
10 8 (4.08%) VLAN
10 8 (4.08%) VPN
11 7 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (3.06%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.55%) VoIP
13 5 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.04%) MS Access
2 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) DTS
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (6.63%) Travis CI
2 13 (6.63%) Vagrant
3 11 (5.61%) JIRA
4 8 (4.08%) Selenium
5 6 (3.06%) JMeter
6 5 (2.55%) Ant
7 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.51%) Gatling
8 1 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (11.73%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Law
3 5 (2.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Advertising
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (16.33%) Analyst
2 29 (14.80%) Desktop Support
3 25 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.20%) Service Analyst
4 20 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (8.16%) Consultant
6 15 (7.65%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (6.63%) Architect
8 13 (6.63%) Citrix Consultant
9 12 (6.12%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 10 (5.10%) IT Engineer
12 9 (4.59%) IT Support
12 9 (4.59%) Support Analyst
13 8 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) JSP
2 9 (4.59%) HTML
3 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
3 8 (4.08%) CSS
3 8 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (4.08%) jQuery
3 8 (4.08%) Node.js
3 8 (4.08%) Struts
3 8 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.55%) .NET
5 3 (1.53%) CSS3
5 3 (1.53%) D3.js
5 3 (1.53%) Electron Framework
5 3 (1.53%) HTML5
5 3 (1.53%) JSON
5 3 (1.53%) JSTL
5 3 (1.53%) REST
5 3 (1.53%) SOAP
5 3 (1.53%) Vue.js
5 3 (1.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 196 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 26 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.14%) Clustering
4 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.57%) PKI
5 6 (3.06%) iPhone
5 6 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.55%) iPad
6 5 (2.55%) Smartcard
6 5 (2.55%) User Experience
6 5 (2.55%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.53%) CESG
8 3 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (78.06%) Windows
2 82 (41.84%) Windows 7
3 80 (40.82%) Windows 10
4 70 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (14.29%) Linux
7 16 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 13 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.61%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.59%) CentOS
11 9 (4.59%) Ubuntu
11 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (3.57%) Unix
13 6 (3.06%) Android
14 5 (2.55%) Windows Phone
15 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.02%) Solaris
16 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.02%) ITIL
2 26 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (12.76%) Configuration Management
4 24 (12.24%) Migration
5 20 (10.20%) Service Delivery
6 18 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.67%) DevOps
7 17 (8.67%) Service Management
8 16 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
9 14 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (6.63%) Integration Testing
11 12 (6.12%) PRINCE2
12 11 (5.61%) Line Management
12 11 (5.61%) Scrum
12 11 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.10%) Email Migration
14 9 (4.59%) Application Packaging
14 9 (4.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.73%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.69%) Java
3 16 (8.16%) SQL
4 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.57%) VBScript
6 5 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.55%) Python
6 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.55%) VB
7 4 (2.04%) C
8 3 (1.53%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.16%) MCSE
3 16 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.59%) CCA
4 9 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (4.59%) MCP
5 8 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (3.57%) Degree
6 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.06%) CCNA
7 6 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.55%) CCNP
8 5 (2.55%) CCSE
8 5 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.04%) MCITP
9 4 (2.04%) MCSA
10 3 (1.53%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.04%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 80 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 75 (38.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 37 (18.88%) Hyper-V
5 30 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (15.31%) XenApp
6 28 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 15 (7.65%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (5.10%) Terminal Services
10 8 (4.08%) DFS Replication
10 8 (4.08%) VirtualBox
10 8 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (3.57%) VMware NSX
11 7 (3.57%) vSphere
12 6 (3.06%) Terminal Server
12 6 (3.06%) XenServer
13 3 (1.53%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (30.10%) SCCM
2 21 (10.71%) WSUS
3 18 (9.18%) Puppet
4 16 (8.16%) Ansible
5 13 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (6.63%) Packer
5 13 (6.63%) Terraform
6 8 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.08%) SafeCom
7 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (3.57%) vCenter Server
8 6 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (2.55%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.55%) systemd
9 5 (2.55%) vMotion
9 5 (2.55%) vRealize
10 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.53%) Netcool
11 3 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 96 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 87 (44.39%) Citrix
3 83 (42.35%) VMware
4 33 (16.84%) Wyse
5 31 (15.82%) Cisco
6 21 (10.71%) HP
7 16 (8.16%) Dell
8 13 (6.63%) Google
8 13 (6.63%) MKS
8 13 (6.63%) Splunk
9 10 (5.10%) Ivanti
10 8 (4.08%) New Relic
10 8 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.57%) Symantec
12 6 (3.06%) CA
12 6 (3.06%) McAfee
13 5 (2.55%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.55%) Clearswift
13 5 (2.55%) EMC
13 5 (2.55%) Lotus