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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 122 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 2 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.079% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 2.58% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
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£398 £313 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £263 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.70 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-18.07% -33.81%
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
767 697 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.39% 27.07% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 370 272
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 33
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.25% +16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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
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 30 October 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
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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 +11 1 £375 +42.85%
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Client/Server
South East

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Lotus
3 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
3 6 (37.50%) IBM Notes
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (18.75%) VXML
6 3 (18.75%) JMS
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Ant
6 3 (18.75%) JUnit
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Maven

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (37.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
1 3 (18.75%) Ant
1 3 (18.75%) JUnit
1 3 (18.75%) Maven
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) JBehave
1 3 (18.75%) Gradle
2 2 (12.50%) Fiddler
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Android Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Android Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) VXML
1 3 (18.75%) JMS
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) CCXML
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 2 (12.50%) FastCGI
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
2 2 (12.50%) LINQ
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
1 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Android Development
4 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Game Development
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCTS
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Citrix
1 6 (37.50%) Lotus
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP