The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 39 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.78% - 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.70% - 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate £225 - £470
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 - £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.63% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
138 48 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.94% 21.62% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 24 50
Average daily rate £278 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £189 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £375 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Fat Client
North West

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chorley - - - -
Fat Client
North West

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 10 (76.92%) Citrix
2 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) 3G
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (23.08%) AppSense
7 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 3 (23.08%) Apple
7 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DHCP
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) 3G
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WLAN
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (23.08%) iPhone
2 3 (23.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (23.08%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) AppSense
3 3 (23.08%) Apple
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft