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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fat Client
Rank 135 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 0.95% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£140 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £238 £330
% change year-on-year
+63.15% -28.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £105.00 £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+364.28% -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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
984 736 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.68% 26.92% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 426 323
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 64
Average hourly rate £20.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 -7 3 £140 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Lancashire -14 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
6 5 (26.32%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) XenApp
7 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (21.05%) AppSense
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) SCCM
7 4 (21.05%) SMS
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) 3G
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 3 (15.79%) Line Management
8 3 (15.79%) Smartcard
8 3 (15.79%) Symantec
8 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.79%) Dell
8 3 (15.79%) MS Office
8 3 (15.79%) CMDB
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (15.79%) Site Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) SMS
2 4 (21.05%) 3G
2 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Trainer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Printer Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) CMDB
3 3 (15.79%) Smartcard
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (10.53%) E-Learning
4 2 (10.53%) SCADA
4 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
2 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Software License Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) AppSense
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Apple