The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 58 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.15% 0.52% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 1.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£495 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £296 £381
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -22.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -6.66%
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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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
206 196 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.45% 33.73% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 113 31
Average daily rate £375 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £464 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +79.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.25 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £170.00 £33.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Fat Client
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat