The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fat Client
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 38 35
Contract jobs citing Fat Client 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.30% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.00% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £135 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £313 £388
% change year-on-year +4.32% -19.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.72% -50.00%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 96 100 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 29.72% 29.67% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 50
Median daily rate £358 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £14.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +11.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.41 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.50 £41.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Fat Client
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fat Client in Merseyside

Fat Client
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fat Client in Merseyside