The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 182 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 25 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 0.94% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 17
Average daily rate
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£368 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £324 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £368
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% -41.00%
Client/Server
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2072 2762 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.63% 37.99% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2082 1977
Average daily rate £466 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (47.73%) SQL
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
4 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 14 (31.82%) HTML
4 14 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (29.55%) C#
5 13 (29.55%) Windows
6 12 (27.27%) Linux
6 12 (27.27%) Finance
6 12 (27.27%) Migration
7 11 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 10 (22.73%) HTML5
9 9 (20.45%) Java
9 9 (20.45%) UNIX
9 9 (20.45%) Banking
10 7 (15.91%) OO
10 7 (15.91%) C++
10 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle
11 6 (13.64%) Web Services
11 6 (13.64%) XML
12 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.36%) WPF
12 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (6.82%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) Moodle
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) VPN
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) SSH
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) FTP
4 1 (2.27%) SNMP
4 1 (2.27%) Broadband
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) UMTS
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) LTE
4 1 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.27%) FCoE
4 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) Big Data
4 2 (4.55%) MarkLogic
4 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) DataStage
5 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.82%) Introscope
3 3 (6.82%) Xcode
4 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Hudson
5 1 (2.27%) Cobertura
5 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Calabash
5 1 (2.27%) CodeNarc
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) French Language
5 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Quality Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Service Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Java Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 14 (31.82%) HTML
3 10 (22.73%) HTML5
4 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
5 6 (13.64%) Web Services
5 6 (13.64%) XML
6 5 (11.36%) WPF
6 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
7 4 (9.09%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (9.09%) Spring
8 3 (6.82%) Java EE
8 3 (6.82%) JSON
8 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.82%) PhoneGap
8 3 (6.82%) OAuth
9 2 (4.55%) WinForms
9 2 (4.55%) CSS
10 1 (2.27%) SOAP
10 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.09%) User Experience
3 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.27%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.27%) Neural Network
5 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) Spread Betting
5 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.27%) Physics
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 9 (20.45%) UNIX
4 4 (9.09%) Android
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Debian
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (27.27%) Migration
3 11 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (15.91%) OO
4 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 4 (9.09%) MVVM
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.82%) EAI
7 3 (6.82%) SOA
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) UML
8 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
8 2 (4.55%) Web Development
8 2 (4.55%) BDD
8 2 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) C#
3 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) Java
5 7 (15.91%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) C
6 4 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 3 (6.82%) ActionScript
7 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.82%) Perl
8 2 (4.55%) Python
9 1 (2.27%) VBA
9 1 (2.27%) Ruby
9 1 (2.27%) Groovy
9 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.27%) R
9 1 (2.27%) PHP
9 1 (2.27%) VB
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) RHEV
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Perforce
3 3 (6.82%) GigaSpaces
3 3 (6.82%) Splunk
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Sun
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) Lotus
5 1 (2.27%) Murex
5 1 (2.27%) Sybase
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Websense
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) DataSynapse
5 1 (2.27%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL