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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 130 111 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.56% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 2.02% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
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£175 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £264 £416
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -36.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +217.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +6.82%
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
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +2 14 £250 +11.11% 5
Merseyside -10 4 £130 -31.57%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) Wyse
6 12 (44.44%) AppSense
6 12 (44.44%) BitLocker
7 11 (40.74%) SCCM
7 11 (40.74%) Migration
8 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (37.04%) Citrix
9 9 (33.33%) QA
10 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (29.63%) ITIL
11 6 (22.22%) MS Office
11 6 (22.22%) HP
12 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
12 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (18.52%) VMware
12 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (14.81%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (14.81%) MCP
13 4 (14.81%) LAN
13 4 (14.81%) WAN
13 4 (14.81%) DHCP
13 4 (14.81%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (11.11%) Site Server
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) WorkSite
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Build Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.41%) E-Learning
3 2 (7.41%) SCADA
3 2 (7.41%) Life Science
3 2 (7.41%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Practice Management
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) BitLocker
3 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
3 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) Wyse
3 12 (44.44%) AppSense
4 10 (37.04%) Citrix
5 6 (22.22%) HP
6 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 2 (7.41%) Symantec
9 1 (3.70%) Interwoven
9 1 (3.70%) Nokia
9 1 (3.70%) SAP
9 1 (3.70%) Mitel
9 1 (3.70%) Polycom
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