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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 129 115 137
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 7 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.52% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 2.01% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
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£212 £275 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.03% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £218 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £316 £363
% change year-on-year
-21.58% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -25.00%
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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
919 747 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.07% 25.65% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 387 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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 +8 1 - -
Manchester -9 1 £170 -
Merseyside - 1 £520 -
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Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 19 (90.48%) Citrix
3 16 (76.19%) Windows
4 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 12 (57.14%) Windows XP
6 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (42.86%) 3G
7 9 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (38.10%) DHCP
8 8 (38.10%) DNS
9 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
11 3 (14.29%) SLA
11 3 (14.29%) ITIL
11 3 (14.29%) SCCM
11 3 (14.29%) Migration
12 2 (9.52%) Local Government
12 2 (9.52%) Finance
12 2 (9.52%) HP
12 2 (9.52%) Project Management
13 1 (4.76%) Service Management
13 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
13 1 (4.76%) Site Server
13 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (4.76%) SAN
13 1 (4.76%) NHS
13 1 (4.76%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (4.76%) Site Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) 3G
1 9 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (38.10%) DHCP
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (4.76%) WLAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Desktop Support
2 8 (38.10%) Support Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) RMADS
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.76%) Email Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Siebel
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft