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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fat Client
Rank 135 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 27 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 1.95% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 11
Median daily rate £408 £168 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.28% -25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £130 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £325 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £280 £264
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +37.09%
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
1250 1078 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.63% 28.92% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 601 455
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 76 76
Median hourly rate £20.89 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.46 £47.33 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 13 £350 +40.00%
Cheshire - 12 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 £425 -
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 36 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 33 (91.67%) Windows
3 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (72.22%) Windows Server
4 25 (69.44%) VMware
5 23 (63.89%) Citrix
6 21 (58.33%) Wyse
7 20 (55.56%) AppSense
8 19 (52.78%) Application Packaging
8 19 (52.78%) HP
9 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 17 (47.22%) Migration
10 17 (47.22%) NetScaler
11 16 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
14 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (30.56%) Windows 10
14 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
15 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
15 9 (25.00%) SCCM
15 9 (25.00%) Data Migration
15 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
15 9 (25.00%) Skype
16 8 (22.22%) XenApp
16 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
17 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
17 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) NetScaler
2 9 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 4 (11.11%) Military
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix Expert
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix Support
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Support Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 36 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.11%) Life Science
3 4 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (91.67%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows Server
2 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (30.56%) Windows 10
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Application Packaging
2 17 (47.22%) Migration
3 9 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.89%) IT Governance
4 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
4 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.89%) System Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 4 (11.11%) Storage Virtualisation
5 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) SDLC
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (22.22%) XenApp
5 6 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 3 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) VMware
2 23 (63.89%) Citrix
3 21 (58.33%) Wyse
4 20 (55.56%) AppSense
5 19 (52.78%) HP
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu