The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Fat Client
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 99 99
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.87% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £95 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -32.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £320 £388
% change year-on-year +1.87% -17.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.72% -59.37%  

Fat Client is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 422 577 477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 32.19% 32.14% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 332 239
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Fat Client as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in Manchester

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fat Client in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in Manchester

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Fat Client in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in Manchester

Fat Client
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) AppSense
2 4 (80.00%) Wyse
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Application Discovery
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Expert
3 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Discovery
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) AppSense
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Wyse
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Motorola
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos