The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 104 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 21 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 1.06% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
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£410 £375 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +70.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £375 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £55.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £53.00
% change year-on-year
- -72.64%
Client/Server
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
825 753 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.44% 30.77% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 395 336
Average daily rate £411 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £44.50 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Client/Server across the Berkshire region.

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Berkshire region.

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
Reading +4 17 £410 +9.33% 4
Slough +6 2 £393 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Client/Server
South East

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Client/Server 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 Client/Server.

1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (42.11%) Windows
3 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
4 15 (39.47%) Web Services
5 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (34.21%) HTTP
7 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
7 12 (31.58%) C#
7 12 (31.58%) WCF
8 11 (28.95%) WPF
8 11 (28.95%) RESTful
8 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 10 (26.32%) Linux
9 10 (26.32%) DNS
10 8 (21.05%) RAD
10 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (21.05%) System Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (21.05%) Telerik
10 8 (21.05%) Scrum
10 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 8 (21.05%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
11 7 (18.42%) Migration
11 7 (18.42%) Service Management

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Client/Server 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 Client/Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) HTTP
2 10 (26.32%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) SSL
4 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.79%) SMTP
5 5 (13.16%) LDAP
5 5 (13.16%) Firewall
6 4 (10.53%) SSH
6 4 (10.53%) FTP
7 3 (7.89%) DHCP
8 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.63%) Skype
8 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Programmer
2 8 (21.05%) C# Programmer
3 5 (13.16%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Trainer
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) WCF
3 11 (28.95%) WPF
3 11 (28.95%) RESTful
3 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (15.79%) Middleware
4 6 (15.79%) JMS
5 5 (13.16%) REST
6 4 (10.53%) SOAP
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (2.63%) HTML
8 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.63%) CSS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (2.63%) FastCGI
8 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Mobile Computing
3 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.79%) DataPower
5 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (5.26%) Clustering
6 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 2000
5 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
2 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (21.05%) System Testing
2 8 (21.05%) RAD
2 8 (21.05%) Scrum
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (5.26%) Product Management
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
2 12 (31.58%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.79%) MCTS
2 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) MCITP
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Telerik
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) CA
6 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Polycom