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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 88 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.65% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £238 £330
% change year-on-year
+63.15% -28.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+364.28% -6.66%
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
405 307 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.45% 25.16% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 190 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Altrincham - - - -
Fat Client
North West

Fat Client
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (75.00%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft