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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 80 77 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.08% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£350 £243 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.32% -46.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.66%
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
301 278 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.09% 21.91% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 132 69
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 1 April 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) JSF
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (25.00%) EJB
4 3 (25.00%) JSP
4 3 (25.00%) Servlets
4 3 (25.00%) Struts
4 3 (25.00%) JUnit
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (25.00%) Mockito
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Mockito
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Perl Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
1 3 (25.00%) JSF
1 3 (25.00%) Ajax
1 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
1 3 (25.00%) EJB
1 3 (25.00%) JSP
1 3 (25.00%) Servlets
1 3 (25.00%) Struts
1 3 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Avaloq
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) IBM