The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 186 187 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 19 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 1.46% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £426 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £53.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
-38.67% +3.92%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1809 2327 2500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.67% 32.75% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1693 1913
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 50
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Client/Server
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) .NET
6 9 (23.68%) UNIX
6 9 (23.68%) Windows
6 9 (23.68%) Oracle
6 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (21.05%) Firewall
7 8 (21.05%) HTML
8 7 (18.42%) Web Services
8 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.79%) RHEV
9 6 (15.79%) SSH
9 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Sun
9 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.79%) IIS
9 6 (15.79%) Solaris
9 6 (15.79%) C#
9 6 (15.79%) C++
9 6 (15.79%) Migration
9 6 (15.79%) Banking
10 5 (13.16%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.79%) SSH
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
5 2 (5.26%) Multicast
5 2 (5.26%) IMAP
5 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.63%) NAS
6 1 (2.63%) FCoE
6 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) SNMP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
6 1 (2.63%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.63%) DataStage
4 1 (2.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) PhoneGap
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Rational Rose
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) Introscope
3 2 (5.26%) Xcode
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Calabash
4 1 (2.63%) CodeNarc
4 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.63%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Quality Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Quantitative Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 7 (18.42%) Web Services
4 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 5 (13.16%) WinForms
6 4 (10.53%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.89%) jQuery
7 3 (7.89%) OAuth
7 3 (7.89%) HTML5
8 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (5.26%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) Java EE
8 2 (5.26%) JSON
9 1 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
9 1 (2.63%) RESTful
9 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (2.63%) CSS
9 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) UNIX
2 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Solaris
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Debian
6 2 (5.26%) Android
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) UML
4 4 (10.53%) OO
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
5 3 (7.89%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) BDD
5 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Software Distribution
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) C++
3 5 (13.16%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) C
4 3 (7.89%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.89%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
5 2 (5.26%) Groovy
5 2 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.26%) RPG
6 1 (2.63%) VB6
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Sun Certification
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Basel III
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.79%) RHEV
2 5 (13.16%) vSphere
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) Postfix
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) vCloud
5 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Sun
3 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Perforce
5 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Intel
5 2 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Websense
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) F5