Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 740 726
Rank change year-on-year +60 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 212 122 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 65 104
UK median daily rate £335 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.58% -31.43% +11.11%
10th Percentile £126 £123 £196
90th Percentile £514 £445 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £225 £338
% change year-on-year +44.44% -33.33% +18.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 34
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +7.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.23 £13.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £25.00 £19.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -16.90% +10.94% +0.88%

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 34,800 33,766 36,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.14% 34.21% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,723 22,088 24,139
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,049 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.35% +8.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.80 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.64
% change year-on-year - -3.10% +17.94%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 +60 191 £345 +43.75% 22
UK excluding London +35 156 £325 +44.44% 17
London -4 55 £338 +35.00% 7
South East +15 42 £375 +45.07% 2
North of England -9 28 £151 -24.38% 4
South West +5 27 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands -23 23 £135 -22.86% 4
Scotland -1 20 £200 - 1
West Midlands -27 19 £135 -22.86% 1
North West -8 17 £138 +17.02% 2
East of England +2 16 £300 -13.36% 2
North East -12 8 £220 +10.00%
East Midlands 0 3 £155 -4.62% 3
Yorkshire -15 3 £133 -32.05% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 172 (81.13%) Windows
3 119 (56.13%) VMware
4 118 (55.66%) Citrix
5 112 (52.83%) Microsoft
6 107 (50.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 97 (45.75%) Windows Server
8 95 (44.81%) Active Directory
9 90 (42.45%) Windows 7
10 83 (39.15%) Windows 10
11 80 (37.74%) SCCM
12 70 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 58 (27.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 54 (25.47%) DNS
15 53 (25.00%) XenApp
16 52 (24.53%) Office 365
16 52 (24.53%) ITIL
17 49 (23.11%) VMware ESXi
18 46 (21.70%) XenDesktop
18 46 (21.70%) Security Cleared
19 44 (20.75%) DHCP
20 42 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
21 39 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
22 36 (16.98%) Wyse
23 35 (16.51%) Firewall
23 35 (16.51%) SAN
23 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2003
23 35 (16.51%) Hyper-V
24 33 (15.57%) SC Cleared
25 32 (15.09%) Linux

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 32 (15.09%) Skype for Business
2 29 (13.68%) SharePoint
3 20 (9.43%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.66%) IIS
5 11 (5.19%) JBoss
5 11 (5.19%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.94%) Apache
11 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.94%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.47%) CMS
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.53%) Office 365
2 42 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (8.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (6.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (6.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (5.19%) Yammer
7 5 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.89%) Datadog
8 4 (1.89%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.47%) DNS
2 44 (20.75%) DHCP
3 35 (16.51%) Firewall
3 35 (16.51%) SAN
4 32 (15.09%) Skype
5 27 (12.74%) LAN
5 27 (12.74%) NetScaler
6 22 (10.38%) WAN
7 17 (8.02%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (6.60%) 3G
9 13 (6.13%) VLAN
10 12 (5.66%) Network Security
11 11 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (5.19%) iSCSI
12 9 (4.25%) VPN
13 8 (3.77%) Internet
13 8 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (3.77%) Unified Communications
14 7 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.94%) MS Access
4 2 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.08%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (6.60%) Travis CI
2 14 (6.60%) Vagrant
3 12 (5.66%) Selenium
4 9 (4.25%) Ant
5 7 (3.30%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (10.38%) Finance
2 7 (3.30%) Retail
3 6 (2.83%) Law
4 2 (0.94%) Advertising
4 2 (0.94%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (15.57%) Analyst
2 32 (15.09%) Desktop Support
3 31 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.38%) Support Engineer
5 21 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.55%) Service Analyst
7 15 (7.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 15 (7.08%) Consultant
8 14 (6.60%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (6.13%) Architect
9 13 (6.13%) Citrix Consultant
9 13 (6.13%) IT Engineer
9 13 (6.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.72%) IT Support
13 9 (4.25%) Citrix Specialist
13 9 (4.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.25%) Support Analyst
14 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.60%) JSP
2 11 (5.19%) Struts
3 5 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.36%) Node.js
3 5 (2.36%) Web Services
3 5 (2.36%) Web Services Management
4 4 (1.89%) HTML
5 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.42%) CSS
5 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.47%) .NET
7 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 212 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 24 (11.32%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.60%) Clustering
4 12 (5.66%) PKI
5 11 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.36%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.36%) User Experience
8 5 (2.36%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.89%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.42%) CESG
10 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.42%) NHS
10 3 (1.42%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.94%) iPad
11 2 (0.94%) iPhone
11 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 172 (81.13%) Windows
2 97 (45.75%) Windows Server
3 90 (42.45%) Windows 7
4 83 (39.15%) Windows 10
5 70 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (15.09%) Linux
8 21 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (8.96%) Windows 8
10 15 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (5.19%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.83%) CentOS
12 6 (2.83%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.83%) Unix
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.94%) Solaris
13 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.47%) Android
14 1 (0.47%) VMS
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.53%) ITIL
2 31 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (13.21%) Migration
4 25 (11.79%) Configuration Management
5 24 (11.32%) DevOps
6 23 (10.85%) Service Delivery
7 22 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (10.38%) Software Delivery
8 21 (9.91%) Application Virtualisation
9 19 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (8.49%) Service Management
11 15 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (6.13%) Scrum
14 12 (5.66%) Application Packaging
15 11 (5.19%) Change Management
15 11 (5.19%) High Availability
15 11 (5.19%) Integration Testing
16 8 (3.77%) Incident Management
16 8 (3.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.74%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.91%) Java
3 16 (7.55%) SQL
4 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.83%) C
6 5 (2.36%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.36%) Python
6 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.36%) VBScript
7 3 (1.42%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (21.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.60%) CCA
4 14 (6.60%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (6.13%) MCSE
6 11 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.77%) CCNP
7 8 (3.77%) CCSE
7 8 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (3.77%) Degree
7 8 (3.77%) MCP
8 6 (2.83%) CCNA
8 6 (2.83%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.89%) MCSA
10 3 (1.42%) MCTS
10 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 10 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (1.89%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 107 (50.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (44.81%) Active Directory
3 58 (27.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 53 (25.00%) XenApp
5 49 (23.11%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (21.70%) XenDesktop
7 35 (16.51%) Hyper-V
8 21 (9.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (6.60%) DFS Replication
11 13 (6.13%) XenServer
12 9 (4.25%) vSphere
13 7 (3.30%) Terminal Services
13 7 (3.30%) VMware NSX
14 5 (2.36%) VirtualBox
14 5 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 80 (37.74%) SCCM
2 20 (9.43%) Puppet
3 16 (7.55%) WSUS
4 14 (6.60%) Ansible
4 14 (6.60%) Packer
4 14 (6.60%) Terraform
5 13 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (6.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (6.13%) vCenter Server
6 12 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (5.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (3.30%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.36%) SafeCom
9 5 (2.36%) systemd
9 5 (2.36%) vMotion
9 5 (2.36%) vRealize
10 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.94%) SCOM
10 2 (0.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 119 (56.13%) VMware
2 118 (55.66%) Citrix
3 112 (52.83%) Microsoft
4 36 (16.98%) Wyse
5 31 (14.62%) Cisco
6 25 (11.79%) HP
7 24 (11.32%) Ivanti
8 23 (10.85%) Dell
9 15 (7.08%) Google
10 14 (6.60%) MKS
10 14 (6.60%) ThinPrint
11 10 (4.72%) Splunk
12 9 (4.25%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.25%) EMC
13 7 (3.30%) CA
14 5 (2.36%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.36%) Clearswift
14 5 (2.36%) F5
14 5 (2.36%) Lotus
14 5 (2.36%) McAfee