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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 88 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 2.34% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +19.82%
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
394 342 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.77% 25.17% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 191 126
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £16.00 £14.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.37% +11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 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 5 (100.00%) VBScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) AppSense
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) WSUS
3 3 (60.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (60.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (40.00%) CMDB
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Support
3 2 (40.00%) Server Support
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) AppSense
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) VMware