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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 140 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 5 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.26% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.86% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
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£625 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.61% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -25.71%
Client/Server
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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
972 926 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 30.22% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 475 343
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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
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 2 July 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
Manchester -15 3 - - 7
Cheshire - 1 £625 - 2
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) Publishing
6 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Documentum
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) IPsec
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 2 (16.67%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
1 1 (8.33%) Lombardi
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) TestNG
1 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) Flash
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) EAI
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) Android Development
2 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) McAfee
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Avaloq
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) HP
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