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 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 563 506
Rank change year-on-year +29 -57  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 61 92 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 55
Median daily rate £400 £344 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -10.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £169 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £11.35 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £19.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +48.93% -70.62%  

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 15506 18222 17715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.60% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 11991 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 556 670
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

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 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 April 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 +2 56 £406 +20.81% 20
South East +22 17 £525 +34.61% 6
London +17 12 £425 +26.86% 8
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £625 +54.32% 2
Milton Keynes - 10 £625 - 2
South West +10 8 £313 -3.84%
East of England 0 6 £388 +82.35% 4
Bristol 0 5 £311 -4.23%
Derbyshire - 5 £263 -
East Midlands - 5 £263 -
Derby - 5 £263 -
West Midlands +26 4 £400 -
Birmingham +6 4 £400 -
Hampshire +5 4 £490 - 2
Hertfordshire +8 3 £394 +57.50% 2
City of London -4 3 £425 -5.66% 3
Essex -10 3 £300 +71.42% 1
Colchester - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +18 2 £165 - 1
North East +7 2 £200 -13.04% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £123 -
Scotland +35 1 - - 3
Yorkshire +25 1 £195 - 1
Cheshire +24 1 £325 -23.52%
Tyne and Wear +11 1 - - 1
Bromley +11 1 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 1 - - 1
North West +6 1 £325 -20.24%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 91 (65.47%) Windows
3 78 (56.12%) Citrix
4 73 (52.52%) Active Directory
5 71 (51.08%) Microsoft
6 52 (37.41%) VMware
7 45 (32.37%) XenApp
8 43 (30.94%) XenDesktop
9 40 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
10 38 (27.34%) Windows 7
10 38 (27.34%) SCCM
10 38 (27.34%) Windows Server
11 36 (25.90%) AppSense
12 35 (25.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 34 (24.46%) Security Cleared
13 34 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (22.30%) ITIL
15 29 (20.86%) DNS
16 28 (20.14%) HP
16 28 (20.14%) Wyse
16 28 (20.14%) Finance
16 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (18.71%) DHCP
18 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (16.55%) Windows XP
20 22 (15.83%) Cisco
20 22 (15.83%) Virtual Desktop
21 20 (14.39%) SQL
22 19 (13.67%) MS Exchange
23 18 (12.95%) 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 19 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.76%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.60%) Apache
6 4 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.88%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.16%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.86%) DNS
2 26 (18.71%) DHCP
3 13 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (8.63%) BIG-IP
4 12 (8.63%) VPN
5 11 (7.91%) LAN
6 10 (7.19%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (7.19%) WAN
7 9 (6.47%) Internet
8 8 (5.76%) SAN
9 7 (5.04%) 3G
9 7 (5.04%) Firewall
9 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (4.32%) Network Security
10 6 (4.32%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.32%) SSL
10 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.88%) IPsec
11 4 (2.88%) LDAP
12 3 (2.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) DB2
3 6 (4.32%) MS Access
4 3 (2.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Impala
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MSI
2 4 (2.88%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Banking
2 4 (2.88%) Local Government
3 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.46%) Analyst
2 24 (17.27%) Architect
3 13 (9.35%) Enterprise Architect
4 12 (8.63%) Citrix Analyst
4 12 (8.63%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) IT Support
6 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.47%) IT Support Technician
6 9 (6.47%) IT Technician
6 9 (6.47%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Support Technician
7 8 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.76%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Applications Packager
9 6 (4.32%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (3.60%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) HTML
2 5 (3.60%) Web Services
3 4 (2.88%) Middleware
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (2.88%) XML
4 3 (2.16%) DHTML
4 3 (2.16%) HTML5
4 3 (2.16%) Itk
4 3 (2.16%) RESTful
4 3 (2.16%) XSL
4 3 (2.16%) XSLT
5 2 (1.44%) .NET
5 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.72%) REST
6 1 (0.72%) SAML
6 1 (0.72%) SOAP
6 1 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.63%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.19%) Clustering
5 8 (5.76%) AS400
5 8 (5.76%) iSeries
6 7 (5.04%) Blackberry
6 7 (5.04%) Handset
6 7 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.88%) CMDB
9 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.16%) User Experience
10 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.44%) Digital Signage
10 2 (1.44%) NHS
11 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (65.47%) Windows
2 38 (27.34%) Windows 7
2 38 (27.34%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (16.55%) Windows XP
6 18 (12.95%) Linux
7 16 (11.51%) Windows 8
8 15 (10.79%) Windows 10
9 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (7.91%) Unix
11 8 (5.76%) Mac OS X
12 6 (4.32%) Solaris
13 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (2.16%) CentOS
14 3 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.30%) ITIL
2 17 (12.23%) DevOps
2 17 (12.23%) Migration
3 13 (9.35%) Incident Management
4 11 (7.91%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (7.19%) Service Management
6 8 (5.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (5.76%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.76%) Validation
7 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.04%) Application Packaging
7 7 (5.04%) Software Delivery
8 6 (4.32%) Project Management
8 6 (4.32%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (3.60%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.60%) High Availability
9 5 (3.60%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.88%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (2.88%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.39%) SQL
2 12 (8.63%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.04%) Java
5 5 (3.60%) C
5 5 (3.60%) C++
6 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.88%) VBScript
7 3 (2.16%) C#
7 3 (2.16%) Python
7 3 (2.16%) Tcl
7 3 (2.16%) XPath
8 2 (1.44%) VB
8 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.95%) DV Cleared
3 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
4 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.91%) Degree
6 8 (5.76%) MCDST
7 3 (2.16%) MCP
7 3 (2.16%) MCSE
8 2 (1.44%) CCNP
8 2 (1.44%) CCSE
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.44%) RHCE
8 2 (1.44%) RHCSS
8 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.72%) HND
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) GPG13
2 5 (3.60%) SLA
3 4 (2.88%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 73 (52.52%) Active Directory
2 45 (32.37%) XenApp
3 43 (30.94%) XenDesktop
4 35 (25.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (15.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (7.19%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.60%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.88%) GFS2
9 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.88%) OCFS2
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.88%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.16%) XenServer
11 1 (0.72%) Docker
11 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (27.34%) SCCM
2 11 (7.91%) AppDNA
3 8 (5.76%) NetBackup
3 8 (5.76%) Tivoli
4 6 (4.32%) Netcool
4 6 (4.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.32%) Unicenter
5 5 (3.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (2.88%) Ansible
6 4 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.88%) vRealize
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) DameWare
8 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.72%) Puppet
8 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (56.12%) Citrix
2 71 (51.08%) Microsoft
3 52 (37.41%) VMware
4 36 (25.90%) AppSense
5 28 (20.14%) HP
5 28 (20.14%) Wyse
6 22 (15.83%) Cisco
7 15 (10.79%) Oracle
8 12 (8.63%) F5
9 11 (7.91%) Palo Alto
10 9 (6.47%) Dell
10 9 (6.47%) ThinPrint
11 8 (5.76%) Apple
11 8 (5.76%) Hitachi
11 8 (5.76%) IBM
11 8 (5.76%) Veritas
12 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
12 7 (5.04%) Remedy
13 6 (4.32%) EMC
13 6 (4.32%) Meridio
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