Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 718 697
Rank change year-on-year +249 -21 +80
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 34 117 212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 68 133
Median daily rate £388 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +8.21% +48.89%
10th Percentile £122 £146 £125
90th Percentile £525 £538 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £373 £325
% change year-on-year -14.77% +14.62% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 21
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -6.67% -13.04%
10th Percentile £14.58 £11.10 £12.23
90th Percentile £21.73 £21.20 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.07 £14.75
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.14% -16.90%

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 10,019 27,580 33,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.01% 31.35% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,339 17,486 21,605
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £258 £268 £275
90th Percentile £725 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 1,040 1,049
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.70% +11.68% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.29 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.23 £20.96 £18.93
% change year-on-year +29.95% +10.71% -5.36%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Fat Client.

Daily rate trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Fat Client over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Fat Client.

Hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 13 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 26 September 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 +241 29 £335 -10.67% 5
UK excluding London +219 20 £318 -14.77% 6
London +210 13 £438 +113.41%
South East +159 7 £338 -6.90% 1
Scotland +75 4 £450 +38.46% 1
North of England +133 3 £225 - 3
South West +91 3 £335 -25.56%
Midlands +103 2 - - 1
West Midlands +82 2 - -
Work from Home - 2 £463 -
North West - 2 - - 3
East of England +75 1 £120 -77.14%
North East - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 34 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 27 (79.41%) Windows
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) Citrix
5 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 16 (47.06%) VMware
6 14 (41.18%) Windows 10
7 11 (32.35%) Migration
7 11 (32.35%) Finance
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
8 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
9 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (23.53%) XenApp
9 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (23.53%) SCCM
10 7 (20.59%) Azure
10 7 (20.59%) Office 365
10 7 (20.59%) DNS
11 6 (17.65%) DHCP
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (17.65%) PKI
11 6 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.71%) IaaS
12 5 (14.71%) SCOM

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 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Azure
1 7 (20.59%) Office 365
2 5 (14.71%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.88%) SAN
5 2 (5.88%) VSAN
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) Skype
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2019
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Flash
1 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (17.65%) PKI
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.82%) User Experience
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.88%) Replication
6 1 (2.94%) Clustering
6 1 (2.94%) NHS
6 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows 10
3 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) CentOS
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
3 4 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (11.76%) Identity Management
3 4 (11.76%) Operations Management
4 3 (8.82%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (8.82%) Release Management
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Commercial Awareness
5 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Product Roadmap
5 2 (5.88%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
5 2 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (23.53%) XenApp
3 6 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.82%) vSphere
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (5.88%) Terminal Server
6 2 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOM
3 3 (8.82%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.88%) vRealize
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.94%) Terraform
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) Citrix
3 16 (47.06%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) NetApp
4 4 (11.76%) Wyse
5 3 (8.82%) Juniper
5 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Gemalto
7 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.94%) McAfee
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Twitter