The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 60 53 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 3 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.59% 0.70% 4.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 2.17% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 11
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£325 £161 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.86% -35.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -47.35%
Client/Server
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
147 184 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.71% 32.06% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 49
Average daily rate £400 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.40% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £124 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 25
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.90 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - - - - 1
Client/Server
East of England

Client/Server
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Project
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) NAS

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM