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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 158 128 116
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 7 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.23% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.72% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
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£350 £212 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.37% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £186 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £410 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +16.66%
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1249 978 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.45% 31.69% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 518 413
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 52
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -9 3 £350 +65.37%
Merseyside -8 2 - -
Manchester -16 1 - - 2
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 30 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 24 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (53.33%) Migration
6 15 (50.00%) Citrix
7 13 (43.33%) Wyse
7 13 (43.33%) SCCM
8 12 (40.00%) VMware
9 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (33.33%) AppSense
10 10 (33.33%) MS Office
10 10 (33.33%) BitLocker
11 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (30.00%) QA
12 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
13 7 (23.33%) Finance
14 6 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (20.00%) LAN
14 6 (20.00%) WAN
14 6 (20.00%) DHCP
14 6 (20.00%) DNS
14 6 (20.00%) ITIL
14 6 (20.00%) MCP
14 6 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (20.00%) Terminal Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (3.33%) WorkSite
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
1 6 (20.00%) DHCP
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Build Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) PC Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 30 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.67%) Life Science
2 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
1 24 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Migration
2 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Logistics
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Practice Management
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (20.00%) MCP
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.67%) CCEE
4 2 (6.67%) CCIA
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 6 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (43.33%) Wyse
4 12 (40.00%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) AppSense
6 5 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Veeam
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) Interwoven
8 1 (3.33%) Nokia
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel
8 1 (3.33%) Polycom