The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 55 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.98% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 5.38% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £550 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +51.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £323 £340
% change year-on-year
+13.56% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
-17.24% -46.78%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
119 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.41% 18.16% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 45
Average daily rate £256 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £231 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 8
Average hourly rate £30.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Client/Server
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 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 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) BMC
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) BMC
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy
1 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos