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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 178 192 184
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 22 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 1.22% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 22
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£375 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £320 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £559 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £55.50
% change year-on-year
-61.33% -32.43%
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
2027 2700 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.57% 37.55% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 2000 2185
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 69
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 15 (35.71%) Linux
3 15 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 14 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (30.95%) UNIX
6 12 (28.57%) .NET
6 12 (28.57%) Migration
6 12 (28.57%) Finance
7 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
7 11 (26.19%) HTML
8 10 (23.81%) Windows
8 10 (23.81%) Oracle
8 10 (23.81%) Banking
9 9 (21.43%) C#
10 8 (19.05%) C++
10 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 7 (16.67%) Firewall
11 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
11 7 (16.67%) HTML5
12 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 6 (14.29%) SSH
12 6 (14.29%) RHEV
12 6 (14.29%) Sun
12 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
12 6 (14.29%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) Moodle
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) SSH
3 2 (4.76%) Multicast
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.38%) FCoE
4 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.14%) Big Data
3 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) MS Access
5 1 (2.38%) DataStage
5 1 (2.38%) KDB
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) JUnit
2 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.76%) Introscope
2 2 (4.76%) Xcode
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) French Language
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) UI Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Java Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 11 (26.19%) HTML
3 7 (16.67%) HTML5
4 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (11.90%) Web Services
6 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.14%) OAuth
7 3 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
7 3 (7.14%) XML
7 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.14%) WPF
8 2 (4.76%) jQuery
8 2 (4.76%) Java EE
8 2 (4.76%) JSON
8 2 (4.76%) CSS
8 2 (4.76%) WinForms
8 2 (4.76%) Spring
8 2 (4.76%) PhoneGap
9 1 (2.38%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Spread Betting
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) UNIX
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
4 6 (14.29%) Solaris
5 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) Debian
7 2 (4.76%) Android
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.38%) CentOS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Migration
4 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) OO
7 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.14%) Software Architecture
7 3 (7.14%) MVVM
7 3 (7.14%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Web Development
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.76%) EAI
8 2 (4.76%) SOA
8 2 (4.76%) UML
8 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.38%) ITSM
9 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) C++
3 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) C
6 4 (9.52%) Perl
7 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.76%) VBA
8 2 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.38%) VB
9 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Sun Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Basel III
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) RHEV
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) vCloud
3 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.29%) Sun
4 3 (7.14%) GigaSpaces
5 2 (4.76%) Perforce
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.38%) Websense
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
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