The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 90 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.073% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 0.30% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £264 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+171.18% -1.66%
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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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
455 338 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.61% 24.65% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 174 138
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 31
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.50 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) Thin Client
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Wyse
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) AppSense
4 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (41.67%) QA
5 5 (41.67%) BitLocker
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) CMDB
7 3 (25.00%) Line Management
7 3 (25.00%) Dell
7 3 (25.00%) Site Server
7 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (8.33%) Life Science
9 1 (8.33%) Programme Management

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (25.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) DTV
3 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Line Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Wyse
2 6 (50.00%) AppSense
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) SAP