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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 127 125
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2  
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.073% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £251 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £316 £388
% change year-on-year +3.08% -18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.02 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.72% -59.37%  

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 607 663 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.12% 24.14% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 392 370
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 March 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 March 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 - 3 £400 - 1
Coventry +4 2 £102 -
Fat Client
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 8 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (58.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (58.33%) BMC
5 7 (58.33%) Remedy
6 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (16.67%) Service Design
8 2 (16.67%) Release Management
8 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix
8 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (16.67%) Windows
8 2 (16.67%) CMDB
8 2 (16.67%) Service Management
8 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 1 (8.33%) MS Office
9 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (8.33%) Validation
9 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Release Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Process Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Release Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (16.67%) CMDB
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Service Design
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) BMC
2 7 (58.33%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix