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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 178 172 168
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 18 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.19% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 22
Average daily rate
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£333 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £362 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £598 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -50.00%
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
2049 2527 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.65% 38.00% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1633 1869 1683
Average daily rate £470 £488 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £43.62 £72.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 December 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 December 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 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) .NET
3 13 (34.21%) HTML
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
5 10 (26.32%) Java
5 10 (26.32%) C#
5 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) Finance
6 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) Linux
6 9 (23.68%) UNIX
6 9 (23.68%) HTML5
7 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (21.05%) OO
7 8 (21.05%) Banking
8 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.42%) C++
8 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.79%) XML
9 6 (15.79%) Migration
10 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
10 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
10 5 (13.16%) WPF
10 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
10 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
10 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
11 4 (10.53%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) Apache
1 2 (5.26%) Moodle
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LDAP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) Broadband
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) UMTS
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) LTE
3 1 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) MarkLogic
5 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Cobertura
3 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.26%) Calabash
3 2 (5.26%) CodeNarc
3 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (5.26%) Spock
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
4 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Introscope
4 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Publishing
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.53%) UI Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Quality Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) HTML
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) HTML5
3 6 (15.79%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.16%) WPF
4 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.53%) Reactive Extensions
5 4 (10.53%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (7.89%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) REST
7 2 (5.26%) OAuth
7 2 (5.26%) JRules
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 2 (5.26%) J2EE
7 2 (5.26%) CSS
8 1 (2.63%) SOAP
8 1 (2.63%) STL
8 1 (2.63%) XSLT
8 1 (2.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.26%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.63%) Neural Network
4 1 (2.63%) Spread Betting
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Physics
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) OO
1 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) MVVM
5 3 (7.89%) BDD
5 3 (7.89%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Scrum
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) C
5 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) R
7 1 (2.63%) VB6
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (5.26%) ILOG
5 1 (2.63%) Lotus
5 1 (2.63%) Perforce
5 1 (2.63%) Open Text
5 1 (2.63%) DataSynapse
5 1 (2.63%) Murex
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.63%) Sybase
5 1 (2.63%) IBM