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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fat Client
Rank 121 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 17 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.32% 1.23% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 4
Average daily rate £225 - £460
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 - £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-37.63% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -14.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
732 569 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.68% 23.22% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 255 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £34.50 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Fat Client
England

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Fat Client Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 12 £225 -
Cheshire -7 3 - - 2
Manchester -18 1 £225 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 2
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 18 (78.26%) Citrix
4 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
6 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
7 10 (43.48%) ITIL
7 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco
9 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
9 7 (30.43%) DHCP
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) IP Telephony
9 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
10 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (26.09%) VMware
10 6 (26.09%) SAN
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (21.74%) HP
11 5 (21.74%) SLA
11 5 (21.74%) LAN
11 5 (21.74%) Migration
11 5 (21.74%) CCNA
11 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
12 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (17.39%) Wireless
12 4 (17.39%) Finance
12 4 (17.39%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DHCP
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
1 7 (30.43%) IP Telephony
2 6 (26.09%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 4 (17.39%) WLAN
4 4 (17.39%) 3G
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Network Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) iPad
2 3 (13.04%) iPhone
3 2 (8.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) MCSE
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (13.04%) PureDisk
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Citrix
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Mitel
6 3 (13.04%) Apple
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) AppSense
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