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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 144 121 111
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.23% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.83% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
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£325 £363 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -21.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.13% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.46% +5.17%
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
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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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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
Manchester -15 2 - - 2
Merseyside -12 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 4
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
1 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) Smartcard
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Security Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Android Development
2 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Progress
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense
3 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
3 1 (9.09%) Avaloq