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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 77 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.35% 0.62% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £105.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +147.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-70.62% +158.06%
Fat Client
North West

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
358 323 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.40% 32.33% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 208 107
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £600 £614
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 10 £415 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Fat Client
North West

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (50.00%) Skype
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) System Testing
5 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) ISEB
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Military
6 4 (33.33%) PKI

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) System Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Storage Virtualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Wyse