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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
UK
Rank 516 549 507
Rank change year-on-year +33 -42  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 80 93 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 67
Median daily rate £326 £320 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% -20.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Median hourly rate £12.07 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £13.40 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £20.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.72% -50.00%  

Fat Client is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Fat Client as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 65 £388 +24.00% 15
South East +40 23 £488 +63.17% 4
South West -6 14 £313 - 1
London +20 12 £425 +26.86% 5
Bristol +2 11 £311 -1.58% 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £625 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £625 -
Hampshire +16 8 £363 - 1
Belfast - 7 £326 -
Northern Ireland - 7 £326 -
County Antrim - 7 £326 -
West Midlands +10 5 £251 -
Scotland +17 4 £118 -66.42%
Yorkshire +13 4 - - 1
East of England -8 4 £300 -20.00%
Surrey +13 3 - - 1
Essex -6 3 £300 +71.42%
Dorking - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £400 -
Colchester - 3 £300 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Edinburgh +18 2 £118 -73.88%
City of London +5 2 £425 -
Coventry +1 2 £102 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £406 -
Derby - 2 £406 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £123 -

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 116 (68.64%) Windows
3 94 (55.62%) Citrix
4 92 (54.44%) Active Directory
5 87 (51.48%) Microsoft
6 74 (43.79%) VMware
7 62 (36.69%) XenApp
8 59 (34.91%) Windows 7
9 58 (34.32%) Windows Server
10 54 (31.95%) SCCM
11 52 (30.77%) AppSense
12 51 (30.18%) MS Office
12 51 (30.18%) XenDesktop
13 50 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 50 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (28.99%) Microsoft App-V
15 46 (27.22%) ITIL
16 45 (26.63%) DNS
17 41 (24.26%) Wyse
18 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 39 (23.08%) Security Cleared
20 33 (19.53%) Cisco
20 33 (19.53%) Finance
21 32 (18.93%) DHCP
22 31 (18.34%) HP
23 26 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
24 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
24 23 (13.61%) MS Exchange
24 23 (13.61%) SQL
25 22 (13.02%) Incident Management

Fat Client
Top Related 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 23 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.47%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.37%) Apache
7 3 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.18%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (30.18%) MS Office
2 15 (8.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.78%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.78%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.78%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.10%) Office 365
2 4 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.63%) DNS
2 32 (18.93%) DHCP
3 16 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (9.47%) VPN
4 14 (8.28%) BIG-IP
5 13 (7.69%) LAN
6 11 (6.51%) Firewall
6 11 (6.51%) WAN
7 10 (5.92%) 3G
7 10 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (5.92%) SAN
7 10 (5.92%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (5.33%) Internet
9 8 (4.73%) Network Security
10 6 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (3.55%) SSL
11 5 (2.96%) IPsec
11 5 (2.96%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) DB2
3 5 (2.96%) MS Access
4 3 (1.78%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Impala
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.96%) MSI
2 4 (2.37%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (19.53%) Finance
2 6 (3.55%) Local Government
3 4 (2.37%) Back Office
3 4 (2.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Military
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (24.26%) Analyst
2 22 (13.02%) Architect
3 16 (9.47%) Citrix Analyst
4 14 (8.28%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 13 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 13 (7.69%) IT Support
5 13 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 11 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.51%) IT Technician
6 11 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.92%) IT Support Technician
8 9 (5.33%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.14%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) HTML
2 5 (2.96%) Web Services
3 4 (2.37%) XML
4 3 (1.78%) DHTML
4 3 (1.78%) HTML5
4 3 (1.78%) Itk
4 3 (1.78%) Middleware
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.78%) RESTful
4 3 (1.78%) XSL
4 3 (1.78%) XSLT
5 2 (1.18%) .NET
5 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.59%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.59%) SAML
6 1 (0.59%) SOAP
6 1 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 169 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.28%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.92%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.73%) AS400
5 8 (4.73%) Clustering
5 8 (4.73%) Handset
5 8 (4.73%) iSeries
6 7 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.55%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.78%) CMDB
9 3 (1.78%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.78%) User Experience
10 2 (1.18%) CESG
10 2 (1.18%) Digital Signage
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.18%) NHS
10 2 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 116 (68.64%) Windows
2 59 (34.91%) Windows 7
3 58 (34.32%) Windows Server
4 50 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (23.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (12.43%) Linux
6 21 (12.43%) Windows XP
7 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (10.06%) Windows 8
9 15 (8.88%) Windows 10
10 10 (5.92%) Mac OS X
11 9 (5.33%) Unix
12 5 (2.96%) Solaris
13 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.18%) CentOS
14 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.22%) ITIL
2 22 (13.02%) Incident Management
3 18 (10.65%) Migration
4 16 (9.47%) DevOps
5 15 (8.88%) Service Management
6 12 (7.10%) Application Virtualisation
7 11 (6.51%) Protective Monitoring
7 11 (6.51%) Software Delivery
8 10 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.92%) Performance Management
8 10 (5.92%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (5.33%) Project Management
10 8 (4.73%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.73%) Validation
11 7 (4.14%) Application Packaging
11 7 (4.14%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.55%) Network Architecture
12 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2
13 5 (2.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.61%) SQL
2 15 (8.88%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.33%) Java
3 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.14%) C
5 5 (2.96%) C++
6 3 (1.78%) C#
6 3 (1.78%) Python
6 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.78%) Tcl
6 3 (1.78%) XPath
7 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB6
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.61%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.65%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.33%) MCDST
6 8 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.55%) CCNA
8 5 (2.96%) MCP
8 5 (2.96%) MCSE
9 4 (2.37%) CCNP
10 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.18%) CCSA
11 2 (1.18%) CCSE
11 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.59%) HND
12 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) GPG13
2 6 (3.55%) JSP 440
2 6 (3.55%) SLA
3 4 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 92 (54.44%) Active Directory
2 62 (36.69%) XenApp
3 51 (30.18%) XenDesktop
4 50 (29.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (28.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (11.83%) VMware ESX
8 14 (8.28%) BitLocker
9 6 (3.55%) Terminal Services
9 6 (3.55%) XenServer
10 5 (2.96%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.78%) GFS2
11 3 (1.78%) OCFS2
11 3 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.59%) Docker
12 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (31.95%) SCCM
2 14 (8.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (6.51%) AppDNA
4 9 (5.33%) Tivoli
5 7 (4.14%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.55%) Netcool
7 5 (2.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.96%) Unicenter
8 4 (2.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.78%) Ansible
9 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.78%) Puppet
9 3 (1.78%) vRealize
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.59%) Netcool/Webtop
11 1 (0.59%) SCOM
11 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (55.62%) Citrix
2 87 (51.48%) Microsoft
3 74 (43.79%) VMware
4 52 (30.77%) AppSense
5 41 (24.26%) Wyse
6 33 (19.53%) Cisco
7 31 (18.34%) HP
8 15 (8.88%) CheckPoint
9 14 (8.28%) F5
9 14 (8.28%) Symantec
10 13 (7.69%) Oracle
11 12 (7.10%) Apple
11 12 (7.10%) CA
11 12 (7.10%) ThinPrint
12 11 (6.51%) Palo Alto
13 10 (5.92%) Dell
14 8 (4.73%) Hitachi
14 8 (4.73%) IBM
14 8 (4.73%) Remedy
15 7 (4.14%) BMC
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