The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 29 June 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
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 138 114
Rank change year-on-year +27 -24  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
West Midlands median daily rate £113 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -75.67% +15.62%  
10th Percentile £104 £429 £142
90th Percentile £359 £486 £425
England median daily rate £239 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -31.78% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £12.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.49% +15.90%  
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.38% -18.29%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 597 755 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.98% 25.18% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 602 508
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
10th Percentile £162 £205 £205
90th Percentile £500 £544 £500
England median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.73% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £15.21 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -8.40%  
10th Percentile £10.06 £10.75 £10.15
90th Percentile £39.60 £23.60 £40.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.14% +17.56%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Fat Client as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fat Client in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fat Client in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in the West Midlands

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham +20 5 £320 -
Coventry +14 2 £105 -76.66%
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) SafeCom
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
7 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) IBM
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
7 4 (28.57%) BMC
7 4 (28.57%) NetApp
7 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (28.57%) Symantec
7 4 (28.57%) Remedy
7 4 (28.57%) McAfee
7 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (28.57%) Wyse

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Release Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Process Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 3 (21.43%) CMDB
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Data Security
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Service Design
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.14%) ECDL
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (28.57%) SafeCom
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) BMC
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) McAfee
2 4 (28.57%) NetApp
2 4 (28.57%) Remedy
2 4 (28.57%) Symantec
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Wyse
3 2 (14.29%) Meraki