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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 89 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 13 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 1.05% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 3.76% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £350 £281 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.17% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +37.09%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
624 426 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.99% 28.03% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 229 161
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 34
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 18 (90.00%) Wyse
2 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (90.00%) HP
2 18 (90.00%) Citrix
2 18 (90.00%) AppSense
2 18 (90.00%) Application Packaging
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (85.00%) NetScaler
4 16 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (40.00%) Migration
8 6 (30.00%) XenApp
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (25.00%) IT Governance
9 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
10 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) Life Science
11 2 (10.00%) Data Migration

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Expert
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (20.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
1 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Application Packaging
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) AppSense
1 18 (90.00%) Citrix
1 18 (90.00%) HP
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
1 18 (90.00%) Wyse