The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 90 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% 0.21% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.86% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £425 £350 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +44.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.68 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -34.68%
Client/Server
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
505 348 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.92% 23.85% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 202 159
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £39.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% +58.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Client/Server across the Edinburgh region.

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Edinburgh region.

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VBScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Clustering
2 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) XenApp
2 8 (88.89%) XenDesktop
2 8 (88.89%) NetScaler
3 7 (77.78%) Application Packaging
4 6 (66.67%) WSUS
4 6 (66.67%) AppSense
5 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (44.44%) Fiddler
6 4 (44.44%) SCOM
6 4 (44.44%) Service Management
6 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
7 2 (22.22%) CMDB
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec
7 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (11.11%) Project Management
8 1 (11.11%) Apple

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) InDesign
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) NetScaler
2 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Support
4 2 (22.22%) Server Support
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Application Packaging
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
1 8 (88.89%) VBScript
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) XenApp
1 8 (88.89%) XenDesktop
2 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) WSUS
2 4 (44.44%) SCOM
3 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) AppSense
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Apple