Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 704 687 734
Rank change year-on-year -17 +47 -5
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 130 207 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 130 73
UK median daily rate £350 £304 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.23% -5.08% -6.91%
10th Percentile £132 £128 £123
90th Percentile £525 £514 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £225 £325
% change year-on-year +67.78% -30.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 14
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £14.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% -11.97% +1.52%
10th Percentile £13.91 £12.03 £11.47
90th Percentile £22.18 £24.05 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.68% -16.44% +18.64%

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 29,962 33,477 31,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.28% 32.30% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,322 21,598 20,293
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £665 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,060 1,068 1,074
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +8.13% -4.37%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.53 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.91% +8.05% -5.59%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -11 115 £378 +12.69% 36
UK excluding London -47 90 £378 +67.78% 26
London +34 38 £200 -41.18% 10
South East +30 37 £378 +4.14% 16
South West -15 24 £450 -7.69%
East of England +2 9 £180 -60.87% 1
Wales - 9 £221 -
North of England +2 4 £425 +102.38% 4
Scotland 0 3 - -
Midlands -6 3 £398 +194.44% 5
Yorkshire +22 2 £513 +279.63% 2
North West +12 2 £375 +127.27% 2
West Midlands +4 2 £398 +194.44% 3
East Midlands +19 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £192 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 100 (76.92%) Windows
3 74 (56.92%) Active Directory
4 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 58 (44.62%) Citrix
6 53 (40.77%) Windows 10
7 50 (38.46%) Windows Server
7 50 (38.46%) VMware
8 46 (35.38%) Office 365
9 42 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (31.54%) SCCM
11 39 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (26.15%) DHCP
12 34 (26.15%) DNS
13 33 (25.38%) ITIL
14 31 (23.85%) VMware ESXi
15 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (21.54%) XenDesktop
16 28 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 26 (20.00%) Firewall
17 26 (20.00%) XenApp
18 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
19 21 (16.15%) Cisco
20 20 (15.38%) HP
20 20 (15.38%) Migration
20 20 (15.38%) Application Packaging
21 19 (14.62%) Skype for Business
22 17 (13.08%) Skype

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 19 (14.62%) Skype for Business
2 11 (8.46%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.62%) IIS
5 3 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.54%) nginx
6 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.77%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (35.38%) Office 365
2 28 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.62%) Yammer
6 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.77%) IaaS
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.15%) DHCP
1 34 (26.15%) DNS
2 26 (20.00%) Firewall
3 17 (13.08%) Skype
4 16 (12.31%) VPN
5 15 (11.54%) NetScaler
6 14 (10.77%) LAN
6 14 (10.77%) SAN
7 13 (10.00%) WAN
8 12 (9.23%) VLAN
9 9 (6.92%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (6.15%) VoIP
11 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (3.08%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (2.31%) IP Telephony
13 3 (2.31%) PBX
13 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.54%) MySQL
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.77%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) JMeter
3 1 (0.77%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.77%) Selenium
3 1 (0.77%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (11.54%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Back Office
4 1 (0.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.85%) Analyst
3 17 (13.08%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.46%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) Architect
5 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Designer
6 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (5.38%) IT Support
6 7 (5.38%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support Technician
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Technician
7 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.62%) IT Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) IT Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Support Technician
7 6 (4.62%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) HTML
2 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.31%) CSS
2 3 (2.31%) CSS3
2 3 (2.31%) JSON
3 2 (1.54%) .NET
3 2 (1.54%) D3.js
3 2 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.54%) Electron Framework
3 2 (1.54%) Flash
3 2 (1.54%) HTML5
3 2 (1.54%) jQuery
3 2 (1.54%) JSP
3 2 (1.54%) JSTL
3 2 (1.54%) Node.js
3 2 (1.54%) REST
3 2 (1.54%) SOAP
3 2 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.54%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 130 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 16 (12.31%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.46%) Clustering
4 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.15%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.62%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.85%) PKI
8 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.08%) User Experience
8 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.31%) iPad
9 3 (2.31%) Reinsurance
9 3 (2.31%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.54%) BYOD
10 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.54%) iPhone
10 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.77%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 100 (76.92%) Windows
2 53 (40.77%) Windows 10
3 50 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.62%) Linux
8 5 (3.85%) Android
9 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.54%) Unix
10 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.77%) Debian
11 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (25.38%) ITIL
3 20 (15.38%) Application Packaging
3 20 (15.38%) Migration
4 13 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
6 9 (6.92%) Computer Science
6 9 (6.92%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (6.15%) DevOps
7 8 (6.15%) ITSM
7 8 (6.15%) Service Management
8 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.38%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.38%) PRINCE
8 7 (5.38%) Service Design
8 7 (5.38%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.62%) High Availability
10 5 (3.85%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) Java
3 3 (2.31%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.54%) VBScript
5 1 (0.77%) C#
5 1 (0.77%) Perl
5 1 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.77%) R
5 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.00%) MCP
3 8 (6.15%) CCA
3 8 (6.15%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (5.38%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.62%) ECDL
5 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.08%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.31%) Degree
8 2 (1.54%) CCNA
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCSE
8 2 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.77%) CCAA
9 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) SLA
2 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.08%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (56.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (23.85%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (21.54%) XenDesktop
5 26 (20.00%) XenApp
6 16 (12.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (8.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (4.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (4.62%) DFS Replication
9 6 (4.62%) Terminal Services
9 6 (4.62%) vSphere
10 3 (2.31%) vCloud
10 3 (2.31%) VMware NSX
10 3 (2.31%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.77%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 41 (31.54%) SCCM
2 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.85%) SCOM
5 4 (3.08%) Ansible
5 4 (3.08%) WSUS
6 3 (2.31%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.31%) SCSM
6 3 (2.31%) vMotion
7 2 (1.54%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.54%) Kibana
7 2 (1.54%) logstash
7 2 (1.54%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.77%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.77%) systemd
Vendors
1 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (44.62%) Citrix
3 50 (38.46%) VMware
4 21 (16.15%) Cisco
5 20 (15.38%) HP
6 13 (10.00%) Dell
7 12 (9.23%) Ivanti
7 12 (9.23%) McAfee
8 10 (7.69%) Wyse
9 6 (4.62%) Forcepoint
10 5 (3.85%) Apple
10 5 (3.85%) CA
11 4 (3.08%) Avaya
11 4 (3.08%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.08%) Oracle
11 4 (3.08%) Veeam
12 3 (2.31%) F5
12 3 (2.31%) Meraki
12 3 (2.31%) Samsung
12 3 (2.31%) Zerto