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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 115 114 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 19 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% 2.62% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 11
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£488 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
-61.33% -26.47%
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
926 764 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.01% 25.92% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 395 419
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 September 2014.

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 September 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
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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
Manchester +1 15 £524 +23.23% 7
Lancashire -14 3 £415 -7.77%
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (30.77%) SAP
2 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) ERP
2 7 (26.92%) SAP ERP
2 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (23.08%) QlikView
3 6 (23.08%) CRM
3 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) ETL
3 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (23.08%) DB2
3 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) SAP BW
3 6 (23.08%) NetWeaver
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) OLTP
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) CCNP
4 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 5 (19.23%) OLAP
4 5 (19.23%) SAP Basis
5 4 (15.38%) Nortel
5 4 (15.38%) PaaS
5 4 (15.38%) Avaya
5 4 (15.38%) IaaS
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) CorelDRAW
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.85%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (23.08%) SAP BW
2 6 (23.08%) QlikView
2 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (19.23%) OLTP
3 5 (19.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) QlikView Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Support Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) SAP Basis
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) Flash
3 1 (3.85%) SVG
3 1 (3.85%) CGI
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) Servlets
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Ajax
3 1 (3.85%) Java EE
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) e-Health
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Life Science
1 1 (3.85%) Open Source
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) ERP
2 6 (23.08%) Data Modelling
2 6 (23.08%) CRM
2 6 (23.08%) ETL
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Logistics
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNP
1 5 (19.23%) CCNA
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) VMFS
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) SAP
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Nortel
4 4 (15.38%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) VMware