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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 55 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.18% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 0.84% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£395 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year
+79.65% -56.65%
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
158 119 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.69% 21.88% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 56
Average daily rate £330 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £9.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £24.60 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (37.50%) E-Discovery
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (25.00%) Pega
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
3 1 (12.50%) Struts
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) HACMP
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) E-Discovery
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) VC++
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) BEA
2 1 (12.50%) Vitria
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