Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 704 671
Rank change year-on-year -23 -33 -96
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 125 188 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 108 102
UK median daily rate £252 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.93% +7.69% +16.07%
10th Percentile £123 £199 £151
90th Percentile £495 £516 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £272 £328 £289
% change year-on-year -16.95% +13.42% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 32
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.86% +9.23%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £25.00 £19.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% +12.90%

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 32066 35826 36010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.35% 33.15% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20926 23463 22505
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1208 1406
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -24 122 £250 -28.57% 13
UK excluding London +4 88 £272 -16.95% 8
London -15 35 £250 -44.44% 6
Midlands +44 28 £185 -53.75% 2
South East +27 26 £350 -6.67% 1
West Midlands +47 15 £180 -55.00%
North of England +17 13 £200 -27.60% 2
East Midlands - 13 £200 - 2
South West +6 12 £525 +64.06% 2
North East +43 7 £200 -13.04%
East of England -9 7 £346 -1.07%
North West +1 4 £325 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +38 2 £258 -
Scotland +22 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £326 -

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 79 (63.20%) Microsoft
3 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
4 69 (55.20%) Windows
5 66 (52.80%) Citrix
6 50 (40.00%) VMware
7 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 40 (32.00%) Windows Server
8 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
9 33 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (24.80%) Data Centre
11 30 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (23.20%) HP
12 29 (23.20%) SCCM
13 27 (21.60%) XenDesktop
14 25 (20.00%) Migration
15 24 (19.20%) Cisco
16 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (18.40%) XenApp
16 23 (18.40%) Windows 10
17 22 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (17.60%) ITIL
17 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
17 22 (17.60%) DV Cleared
18 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (16.80%) AppSense
18 21 (16.80%) Finance
19 20 (16.00%) SAN
19 20 (16.00%) Windows 7
20 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012

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 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (11.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.20%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.80%) Live Communications Server
7 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.40%) Apache
8 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.80%) IIS
10 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.60%) Office 365
2 6 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.60%) Yammer
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) SAN
2 17 (13.60%) DNS
3 14 (11.20%) DHCP
4 10 (8.00%) BIG-IP
4 10 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (7.20%) NetScaler
6 8 (6.40%) SSL
7 6 (4.80%) LAN
7 6 (4.80%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.80%) WAN
7 6 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.00%) 3G
8 5 (4.00%) VPN
9 4 (3.20%) Internet
9 4 (3.20%) IPsec
9 4 (3.20%) LDAP
9 4 (3.20%) Network Security
10 3 (2.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Banking
3 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Local Government
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.40%) Publishing
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Front Office
6 1 (0.80%) Law
6 1 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Analyst
2 23 (18.40%) Desktop Support
3 21 (16.80%) Architect
4 11 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (8.00%) Administrator
5 10 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (7.20%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Server Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.40%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (6.40%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (2.40%) HTML
2 3 (2.40%) RESTful
3 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.60%) Flash
3 2 (1.60%) HTML5
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (0.80%) SOAP
4 1 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 31 (24.80%) Data Centre
3 16 (12.80%) Management Information System
4 14 (11.20%) Blackberry
5 10 (8.00%) Clustering
5 10 (8.00%) CMDB
6 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.40%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.60%) AS400
8 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.60%) iSeries
8 2 (1.60%) PKI
8 2 (1.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.80%) iPad
9 1 (0.80%) iPhone
9 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.20%) Windows
2 40 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.40%) Windows 10
4 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (9.60%) Windows 8
10 11 (8.80%) Unix
11 8 (6.40%) Linux
12 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
13 5 (4.00%) Solaris
14 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (2.40%) CentOS
15 3 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.80%) Android
16 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) Migration
2 22 (17.60%) ITIL
3 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.00%) DevOps
4 12 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.60%) Service Management
5 11 (8.80%) Project Management
5 11 (8.80%) Protective Monitoring
6 8 (6.40%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (6.40%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.40%) Scrum
6 8 (6.40%) Task Automation
7 7 (5.60%) Software Deployment
8 6 (4.80%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.80%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.00%) Change Control
9 5 (4.00%) High Availability
9 5 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (3.20%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.80%) SQL
3 6 (4.80%) VBScript
4 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.40%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.60%) C#
7 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) C++
7 1 (0.80%) Java
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.60%) DV Cleared
3 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.60%) Degree
5 2 (1.60%) RHCE
5 2 (1.60%) RHCSS
5 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.80%) ECDL
6 1 (0.80%) MCDST
6 1 (0.80%) MCP
6 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) GPG13
2 6 (4.80%) SLA
3 4 (3.20%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 33 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (21.60%) XenDesktop
5 23 (18.40%) XenApp
6 13 (10.40%) Terminal Services
7 10 (8.00%) Hyper-V
8 9 (7.20%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (4.80%) DFS Replication
9 6 (4.80%) VMware Server
10 5 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (3.20%) GFS2
11 4 (3.20%) OCFS2
11 4 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (23.20%) SCCM
2 14 (11.20%) AppDNA
3 7 (5.60%) Netcool
3 7 (5.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.60%) SafeCom
3 7 (5.60%) WSUS
4 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.80%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.80%) Unicenter
5 5 (4.00%) SCOM
5 5 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (3.20%) Ansible
6 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (3.20%) vRealize
7 2 (1.60%) SCSM
7 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.80%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 79 (63.20%) Microsoft
2 66 (52.80%) Citrix
3 50 (40.00%) VMware
4 29 (23.20%) HP
5 24 (19.20%) Cisco
6 21 (16.80%) AppSense
7 15 (12.00%) NetApp
8 12 (9.60%) Oracle
8 12 (9.60%) Wyse
9 10 (8.00%) F5
9 10 (8.00%) Palo Alto
10 9 (7.20%) McAfee
11 8 (6.40%) Hortonworks
12 7 (5.60%) IBM
12 7 (5.60%) Symantec
13 6 (4.80%) EMC
13 6 (4.80%) Meridio
13 6 (4.80%) Veritas
14 5 (4.00%) Lotus
14 5 (4.00%) Remedy