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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 182 181 158
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 14 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.46% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 1.19% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 21
Average daily rate
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£345 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £360 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -61.53%
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
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) .NET
3 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
5 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 10 (25.64%) HTML
5 10 (25.64%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) C#
5 10 (25.64%) Finance
5 10 (25.64%) Banking
6 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) XML
6 9 (23.08%) UNIX
7 8 (20.51%) OO
7 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (20.51%) HTML5
8 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
8 7 (17.95%) Linux
9 6 (15.38%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 5 (12.82%) QA
10 5 (12.82%) WPF
10 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
10 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
10 5 (12.82%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.13%) Moodle
1 2 (5.13%) Apache
1 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LDAP
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Broadband
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) UMTS
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) LTE
4 1 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.69%) Big Data
4 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.13%) MarkLogic
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (5.13%) Calabash
4 2 (5.13%) CodeNarc
4 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.13%) Cobertura
4 2 (5.13%) Spock
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) Xcode
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) Introscope
5 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
1 10 (25.64%) Banking
2 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) UI Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Quality Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) HTML
3 9 (23.08%) XML
4 8 (20.51%) HTML5
5 5 (12.82%) WPF
5 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.26%) Reactive Extensions
6 4 (10.26%) Task Parallel Library
7 3 (7.69%) FIXML
7 3 (7.69%) FpML
7 3 (7.69%) Web Services
8 2 (5.13%) REST
8 2 (5.13%) Spring
8 2 (5.13%) JRules
8 2 (5.13%) J2EE
8 2 (5.13%) CSS
9 1 (2.56%) WSDL
9 1 (2.56%) Middleware
9 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
1 4 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.56%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.56%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Spread Betting
3 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) Physics
3 1 (2.56%) Neural Network
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) UNIX
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Android
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) OO
2 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.26%) MVVM
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) BDD
5 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) ATDD
6 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.13%) TDD
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) C
6 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.56%) VB6
8 1 (2.56%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Murex
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (5.13%) ILOG
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Sybase
5 1 (2.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.56%) Open Text
5 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.56%) DataSynapse
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) RapidMiner