Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 691 737 719
Rank change year-on-year +46 -18 -62
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 211 123 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 100
UK median daily rate £316 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -11.07% +3.70%
10th Percentile £128 £123 £195
90th Percentile £514 £532 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £320 £334
% change year-on-year -29.69% -4.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 25
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% +6.06% -17.50%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.05 £25.00 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.62 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -16.44% +18.64% -29.76%

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 35,065 32,807 37,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 34.20% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,783 21,314 24,553
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,104 1,115 1,217
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.54 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.61% -5.00% +14.29%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 14 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 22 July 2018. 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 +21 180 £335 +8.94% 16
UK excluding London +51 158 £225 -29.69% 11
London -22 52 £345 +38.00% 6
South East -6 41 £363 -19.44% 4
North of England -2 30 £210 +1.20% 2
Scotland -5 30 £220 - 1
Midlands -9 24 £135 -28.00% 3
South West +15 18 £488 +56.00% 1
West Midlands -20 18 £135 -6.09% 3
East of England +10 15 £380 +24.59%
North East +9 14 £213 +6.25%
North West -5 13 £165 -49.23% 2
East Midlands -3 5 £125 -52.38%
Yorkshire -19 3 £135 -47.57%

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 158 (74.88%) Windows
3 126 (59.72%) Citrix
4 118 (55.92%) Microsoft
5 109 (51.66%) VMware
6 104 (49.29%) Active Directory
7 98 (46.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 97 (45.97%) Windows Server
9 83 (39.34%) Windows 10
10 80 (37.91%) Windows 7
11 78 (36.97%) SCCM
12 70 (33.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (33.18%) DNS
13 62 (29.38%) DHCP
14 58 (27.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 58 (27.49%) XenApp
15 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
17 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
17 45 (21.33%) Office 365
18 42 (19.91%) Software Delivery
19 40 (18.96%) ITIL
19 40 (18.96%) XenDesktop
20 38 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
20 38 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
20 38 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
21 37 (17.54%) Windows 8
22 36 (17.06%) Ivanti
23 35 (16.59%) 3G
24 34 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 26 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.43%) Skype for Business
3 21 (9.95%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.69%) IIS
5 11 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.27%) JBoss
7 7 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.37%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.95%) Apache
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.95%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.95%) Mule
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.47%) CMS
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.47%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.33%) Office 365
2 34 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.79%) Yammer
7 5 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.37%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.90%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (33.18%) DNS
2 62 (29.38%) DHCP
3 38 (18.01%) Wi-Fi
4 35 (16.59%) 3G
5 29 (13.74%) Firewall
6 28 (13.27%) SAN
7 22 (10.43%) Skype
8 20 (9.48%) LAN
9 19 (9.00%) NetScaler
10 14 (6.64%) WAN
11 11 (5.21%) Network Security
12 9 (4.27%) VLAN
13 8 (3.79%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.79%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.79%) Unified Communications
14 7 (3.32%) VPN
15 6 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.95%) DTS
5 2 (0.95%) HBase
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.74%) Selenium
3 9 (4.27%) Ant
3 9 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (4.27%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.27%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.37%) JIRA
5 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.42%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.42%) NUnit
6 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.95%) Cobertura
7 2 (0.95%) JUnit
7 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 29 (13.74%) Finance
2 4 (1.90%) Law
2 4 (1.90%) Retail
3 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Local Government
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (19.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 30 (14.22%) Analyst
3 26 (12.32%) Desktop Support
3 26 (12.32%) Support Engineer
4 24 (11.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 19 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) IT Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Consultant
9 12 (5.69%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.21%) Citrix Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Architect
11 10 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Developer
12 9 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.79%) Citrix Analyst
13 8 (3.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.64%) JSP
2 9 (4.27%) Node.js
2 9 (4.27%) Struts
3 7 (3.32%) Web Services
4 6 (2.84%) JSON
4 6 (2.84%) SOAP
5 5 (2.37%) jQuery
5 5 (2.37%) JSTL
5 5 (2.37%) REST
5 5 (2.37%) Vue.js
5 5 (2.37%) Web Services Management
6 4 (1.90%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.42%) CSS3
7 3 (1.42%) D3.js
7 3 (1.42%) HTML5
7 3 (1.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.42%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (1.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 211 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 23 (10.90%) Data Centre
3 19 (9.00%) Clustering
4 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.74%) PKI
7 7 (3.32%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.90%) Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.90%) User Experience
8 4 (1.90%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.42%) CESG
9 3 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.42%) NHS
9 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.95%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 158 (74.88%) Windows
2 97 (45.97%) Windows Server
3 83 (39.34%) Windows 10
4 80 (37.91%) Windows 7
5 70 (33.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (17.54%) Windows 8
8 22 (10.43%) Linux
9 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (5.21%) Windows XP
11 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (4.27%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.84%) Unix
14 5 (2.37%) Android
15 2 (0.95%) Solaris
15 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.91%) Software Delivery
2 40 (18.96%) ITIL
3 30 (14.22%) Migration
4 26 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (12.32%) DevOps
5 18 (8.53%) Configuration Management
5 18 (8.53%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (8.06%) Scrum
7 16 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.64%) Service Management
9 11 (5.21%) Application Virtualisation
9 11 (5.21%) Change Management
9 11 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.74%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.79%) Application Packaging
11 8 (3.79%) High Availability
11 8 (3.79%) Project Management
12 7 (3.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.37%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.43%) Java
3 18 (8.53%) SQL
4 9 (4.27%) VBScript
5 5 (2.37%) C
6 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.90%) Python
6 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.42%) VB
7 3 (1.42%) XAML
8 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.95%) Degree
4 17 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (5.69%) MCSE
7 11 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (4.74%) CCA
8 10 (4.74%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.79%) CCNP
9 8 (3.79%) CCSE
10 6 (2.84%) CCNA
11 5 (2.37%) MCP
11 5 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.42%) MCSA
13 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (4.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (49.29%) Active Directory
2 98 (46.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (27.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 58 (27.49%) XenApp
4 40 (18.96%) XenDesktop
5 38 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (11.37%) Hyper-V
7 13 (6.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (4.74%) DFS Replication
8 10 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (4.74%) XenServer
9 5 (2.37%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.37%) vSphere
10 4 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 78 (36.97%) SCCM
2 28 (13.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (6.64%) Ansible
3 14 (6.64%) Puppet
3 14 (6.64%) vCenter Server
3 14 (6.64%) WSUS
4 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.27%) Packer
5 9 (4.27%) Terraform
6 8 (3.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.90%) SafeCom
8 4 (1.90%) systemd
9 2 (0.95%) DameWare
9 2 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.95%) Netcool
9 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.95%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.95%) vMotion
Vendors
1 126 (59.72%) Citrix
2 118 (55.92%) Microsoft
3 109 (51.66%) VMware
4 36 (17.06%) Ivanti
5 30 (14.22%) ThinPrint
6 26 (12.32%) Wyse
7 24 (11.37%) Cisco
8 21 (9.95%) HP
9 18 (8.53%) Dell
10 10 (4.74%) Google
11 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.27%) EMC
11 9 (4.27%) MKS
12 5 (2.37%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.37%) Clearswift
12 5 (2.37%) Lotus
12 5 (2.37%) McAfee
12 5 (2.37%) NetApp
12 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.37%) Teradici