The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 147 161 131
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 14 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.11% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 0.37% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Median daily rate £550 £350 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £170 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £370 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £296 £212
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +39.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.38 £15.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% +13.28%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1129 1368 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.31% 30.54% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 821 553
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 64
Median hourly rate £15.63 £17.34 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% +11.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Fat Client
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Fat Client Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Fat Client
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Fat Client Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Fat Client
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Fat Client Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Fat Client
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 6 £350 - 1
Cheshire +13 3 £750 -
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Lancashire +18 1 £300 -14.28%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 North West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
4 24 (82.76%) Citrix
5 21 (72.41%) VMware
6 18 (62.07%) AppSense
7 16 (55.17%) Migration
7 16 (55.17%) XenApp
8 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (51.72%) HP
8 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
9 14 (48.28%) Wyse
9 14 (48.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
11 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (41.38%) Application Packaging
11 12 (41.38%) NetScaler
12 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (31.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
14 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
14 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (27.59%) Office 365
15 7 (24.14%) SCCM
16 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
16 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
16 6 (20.69%) DNS
17 5 (17.24%) SLA
18 4 (13.79%) Service Design

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) NetScaler
2 6 (20.69%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.45%) IPv4
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix Expert
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix Support
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 29 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (13.79%) PKI
4 2 (6.90%) Life Science
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Biometrics
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.90%) Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Migration
2 12 (41.38%) Application Packaging
3 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Service Design
3 4 (13.79%) Storage Virtualisation
3 4 (13.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (10.34%) IT Governance
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Application Discovery
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (10.34%) MCSE
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (55.17%) XenApp
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (31.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.45%) vCloud
7 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) vSphere
7 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Citrix
2 21 (72.41%) VMware
3 18 (62.07%) AppSense
4 15 (51.72%) HP
5 14 (48.28%) Wyse
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) Apple
8 1 (3.45%) arcserve
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel
8 1 (3.45%) Motorola
8 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds