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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 105 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.076% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £170 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +16.66%
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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
509 420 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.50% 32.09% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 242 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.84 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 17 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Wyse
4 12 (70.59%) Migration
5 11 (64.71%) SCCM
5 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (58.82%) AppSense
6 10 (58.82%) BitLocker
7 9 (52.94%) QA
7 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) VMware
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
10 2 (11.76%) Life Science
10 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (11.76%) HP
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.76%) Veeam
11 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (5.88%) WorkSite
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Build Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Migration
2 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Practice Management
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (52.94%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) BitLocker
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) Wyse
3 10 (58.82%) AppSense
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (5.88%) Interwoven
7 1 (5.88%) Nokia
7 1 (5.88%) Mitel
7 1 (5.88%) Polycom