The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 123 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 9 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.74% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 2.66% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate £275 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +19.82%
Client/Server
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
745 752 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.24% 27.68% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 410 266
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 19
Average hourly rate £39.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.39% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Edinburgh -17 5 - -
Glasgow +2 4 £275 +25.00% 2
Client/Server
UK

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) VBScript
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) Clustering
5 5 (35.71%) AppSense
5 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) XenApp
5 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Symantec
7 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) MS Office
7 3 (21.43%) Fiddler
7 3 (21.43%) SCOM

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
2 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support
4 2 (14.29%) Server Support
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
1 1 (7.14%) Servlets
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Application Packaging
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) RUP
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
1 5 (35.71%) VBScript
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ACSA
2 1 (7.14%) CCENT
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) AppSense
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Pega
5 1 (7.14%) Sybase
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