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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 136 175 181
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +6
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 7 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.76% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 21
Average daily rate £463 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £390 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +29.04%
Client/Server
London

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
1229 1962 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.85% 38.68% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 1541 1672
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 39
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £22.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Ruby
6 3 (20.00%) Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
2 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
2 1 (6.67%) SSH
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) RavenDB
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) JBehave
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
3 1 (6.67%) Gerrit
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) VisualAge
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Behat
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) FIXML
4 2 (13.33%) FpML
4 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) EJB
5 1 (6.67%) J2ME
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
5 1 (6.67%) RSS
5 1 (6.67%) Swing
5 1 (6.67%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Derivative
1 3 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (13.33%) Equities
2 2 (13.33%) Fintech
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) CESG
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) SOLID
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) AWK
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) sed
6 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CEH
1 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) SDET
3 1 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
2 1 (6.67%) vCloud
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Murex
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Perforce
4 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.67%) Brocade
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) CommVault
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) VMware