Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 695 719
Rank change year-on-year -68 +24 -136
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 119 190 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 104 89
UK median daily rate £225 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.84% +4.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £123 £198 £146
90th Percentile £425 £555 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £325 £290
% change year-on-year -36.15% +12.07% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 29
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £22.87 £19.05 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.82% -9.56% +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 33639 35060 36986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.27% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22255 22998 23412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1184 1460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +13.89% -0.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -50 116 £225 -33.09% 6
UK excluding London -12 78 £208 -36.15% 2
London -18 40 £239 -42.12% 4
Midlands +47 31 £175 -59.30%
West Midlands +39 17 £175 -56.52%
South East -12 15 £259 -20.46% 1
East Midlands +10 14 £183 -75.67%
North of England +39 13 £200 -33.33% 1
South West -9 12 £167 -47.82%
North West +10 6 £104 -80.24% 1
North East +63 5 £200 -9.09%
East of England -41 4 £298 -15.00%
Yorkshire +24 2 £248 -
Scotland +8 2 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 71 (59.66%) Active Directory
3 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
4 66 (55.46%) Windows
5 58 (48.74%) Citrix
6 49 (41.18%) VMware
7 37 (31.09%) MS Exchange
8 35 (29.41%) SCCM
9 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 30 (25.21%) Windows Server
11 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
12 26 (21.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (21.01%) Migration
13 25 (21.01%) HP
14 24 (20.17%) Finance
15 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
16 20 (16.81%) Cisco
16 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (15.97%) PowerShell
18 18 (15.13%) SAN
18 18 (15.13%) NetApp
18 18 (15.13%) Terminal Services
18 18 (15.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 18 (15.13%) Windows 10
19 17 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
19 17 (14.29%) ITIL
19 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (14.29%) XenDesktop

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 37 (31.09%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (15.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.36%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.68%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Shockwave
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) Office 365
2 6 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) SAN
2 12 (10.08%) DNS
3 11 (9.24%) DHCP
3 11 (9.24%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (8.40%) LAN
5 9 (7.56%) WAN
6 7 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.88%) VPN
7 5 (4.20%) NAS
7 5 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.36%) SSL
8 4 (3.36%) VLAN
8 4 (3.36%) VoIP
9 3 (2.52%) 3G
10 2 (1.68%) Internet
10 2 (1.68%) Skype
11 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.84%) Intranet
11 1 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.68%) MS Access
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.84%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (20.17%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.52%) Local Government
4 3 (2.52%) Publishing
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 27 (22.69%) Desktop Support
3 12 (10.08%) Support Analyst
3 12 (10.08%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Administrator
5 9 (7.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.88%) Server Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Server Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.68%) Flash
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
1 2 (1.68%) HTML5
1 2 (1.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 119 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 16 (13.45%) Blackberry
4 13 (10.92%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.72%) CMDB
5 8 (6.72%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.36%) PKI
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) AS400
8 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.68%) Clustering
8 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.68%) iSeries
8 2 (1.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.84%) iPad
9 1 (0.84%) iPhone
9 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (55.46%) Windows
2 30 (25.21%) Windows Server
3 21 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.13%) Windows 10
6 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.56%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.52%) Linux
10 3 (2.52%) Unix
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) Solaris
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Migration
2 17 (14.29%) ITIL
3 15 (12.61%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.24%) Project Management
5 10 (8.40%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (8.40%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.56%) Service Management
7 8 (6.72%) Creative Thinking
7 8 (6.72%) Scrum
8 7 (5.88%) Application Packaging
8 7 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.88%) Task Automation
9 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.04%) Line Management
9 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.20%) Hardware Maintenance
10 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.20%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.97%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.72%) SQL
3 4 (3.36%) VBScript
4 2 (1.68%) C
4 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) Perl
5 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.68%) CCEA
7 1 (0.84%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.84%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) ECDL
7 1 (0.84%) MCITP
7 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 71 (59.66%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (21.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (15.13%) Terminal Services
5 17 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 16 (13.45%) XenApp
7 14 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (10.08%) Hyper-V
9 8 (6.72%) VMware Server
10 6 (5.04%) DFS Replication
11 5 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (29.41%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (8.40%) SafeCom
2 10 (8.40%) WSUS
3 7 (5.88%) SCOM
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.36%) SCSM
5 4 (3.36%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.52%) AppDNA
6 3 (2.52%) Netcool
7 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.68%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.68%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.84%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 58 (48.74%) Citrix
3 49 (41.18%) VMware
4 25 (21.01%) HP
5 20 (16.81%) Cisco
6 18 (15.13%) NetApp
7 13 (10.92%) Wyse
8 11 (9.24%) McAfee
9 10 (8.40%) IBM
9 10 (8.40%) Symantec
10 8 (6.72%) AppSense
10 8 (6.72%) Hortonworks
11 5 (4.20%) Meraki
11 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.36%) Lotus
12 4 (3.36%) Oracle
13 3 (2.52%) arcserve
13 3 (2.52%) Intel
13 3 (2.52%) ThinPrint
14 2 (1.68%) EMC