The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 126 107 138
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.77% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 3.58% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
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£211 £268 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.30% +1.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £308 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.94% -15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £11.26 £11.84
% change year-on-year
+50.97% -4.89%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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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
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 1 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +4 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £130 -
Manchester - - - -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 24 (88.89%) Citrix
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
4 16 (59.26%) Windows XP
4 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (33.33%) 3G
6 9 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (33.33%) DHCP
6 9 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) SLA
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco
9 5 (18.52%) HP
9 5 (18.52%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.81%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) Migration
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) Wireless
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (14.81%) SAN
10 4 (14.81%) WLAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 9 (33.33%) 3G
1 9 (33.33%) DHCP
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
3 4 (14.81%) Wireless
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 4 (14.81%) WLAN
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) SMS
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support
1 10 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) Network Manager
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support
7 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) iPad
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (59.26%) Windows XP
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 3 (11.11%) AppSense
5 1 (3.70%) Mitel
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