The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 52 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 11 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 0.61% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.71% 2.92% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
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£200 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £53.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-72.64% -11.66%
Client/Server
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
164 137 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.44% 20.76% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 90 52
Average daily rate £350 £340 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -13.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £198 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.05 £13.98 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.77% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.77 £12.42 £7.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (84.62%) ITIL
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 10 (76.92%) Workflow
3 9 (69.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (61.54%) E-Discovery
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Tivoli
6 5 (38.46%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
8 3 (23.08%) QA
8 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 2 (15.38%) SOA
9 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
10 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
10 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
10 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
10 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Test Management
10 1 (7.69%) SaaS
10 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 1 (7.69%) Network Management
10 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
10 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSL
1 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Enterprise Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 10 (76.92%) Workflow
3 8 (61.54%) E-Discovery
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos