The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 124 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 8 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.80% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 2.94% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£300 £228 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -20.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -60.00%
Client/Server
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
823 749 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.25% 27.34% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 423 363
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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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
Lancashire -15 4 £338 - 2
Manchester -9 3 £300 +33.33% 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (41.94%) SAP
1 13 (41.94%) ERP
2 12 (38.71%) SAP ERP
3 11 (35.48%) CRM
3 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 11 (35.48%) DB2
3 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 11 (35.48%) SAP BW
3 11 (35.48%) NetWeaver
4 9 (29.03%) RDBMS
4 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
5 8 (25.81%) SAP Basis
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
7 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
7 6 (19.35%) ETL
7 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco
7 6 (19.35%) QlikView
8 5 (16.13%) OLTP
8 5 (16.13%) CCNP
8 5 (16.13%) CCNA
8 5 (16.13%) Nortel
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (16.13%) Avaya
8 5 (16.13%) ITIL
8 5 (16.13%) OLAP
9 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) Project Management

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (35.48%) NetWeaver
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (38.71%) SAP ERP
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) DB2
1 11 (35.48%) SAP BW
2 9 (29.03%) RDBMS
2 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (19.35%) QlikView
4 5 (16.13%) OLTP
4 5 (16.13%) OLAP
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) QlikView Developer
5 4 (12.90%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Software Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Business Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) SAP Basis
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) JAX-WS
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JiBX
3 1 (3.23%) POJO
3 1 (3.23%) JAXB
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) JDBC
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
3 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
2 2 (6.45%) Life Science
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ERP
2 11 (35.48%) CRM
3 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
3 6 (19.35%) ETL
3 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Wealth Management
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Logistics
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
7 2 (6.45%) Time Management
8 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) XPath
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) CCNP
1 5 (16.13%) CCNA
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) SAP
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Nortel
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
5 2 (6.45%) McAfee
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Avaloq
6 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.23%) AppSense
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Progress
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