The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 70 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.22% 0.12% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.47% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £381
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -21.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £105.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.05% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
313 214 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.43% 26.55% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 102 70
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% +96.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.77 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £43.65 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Fat Client across the Cheshire region.

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Fat Client
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client.

1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) SCADA
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Software License Management
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Fat Client also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Fat Client. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Trainer
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Software Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (40.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Software License Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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