The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 35 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.41% - 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% - 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£520 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £355
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +14.02%
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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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
57 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.27% 17.48% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 17
Average daily rate £450 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £477 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 15
Average hourly rate £13.71 £17.25 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -1.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.65 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.85 £19.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (33.33%) RMADS
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Siebel
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP