The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 204 197 189
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 50 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.94% 1.52% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 21
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £301 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2582 2243 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.96% 26.62% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1177 808
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 136 174
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
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 South East

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire -4 26 £438 +33.05% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £325 -31.57% 5
Surrey +3 10 £325 -12.16% 7
Berkshire -9 2 £324 -4.07% 7
West Sussex -10 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 37 (46.25%) Windows
3 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
4 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.00%) Web Services
5 19 (23.75%) HTTP
5 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
6 18 (22.50%) Migration
6 18 (22.50%) VMware
6 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
7 16 (20.00%) TDD
7 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (18.75%) .NET
8 15 (18.75%) Finance
9 14 (17.50%) Apple
9 14 (17.50%) Oracle
9 14 (17.50%) C#
9 14 (17.50%) SOAP
9 14 (17.50%) Linux
9 14 (17.50%) RESTful
9 14 (17.50%) DV Cleared
9 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
10 13 (16.25%) Cocoa Touch
10 13 (16.25%) Mobile App
10 13 (16.25%) iOS Development
10 13 (16.25%) Cocoa
10 13 (16.25%) Objective-C
10 13 (16.25%) XML

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (15.00%) IIS
2 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.25%) GlassFish
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Fireworks
2 3 (3.75%) PaintShop Pro
2 3 (3.75%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) HTTP
2 7 (8.75%) Internet
2 7 (8.75%) NAS
3 6 (7.50%) SAN
4 5 (6.25%) Intranet
4 5 (6.25%) FTP
4 5 (6.25%) SSH
5 3 (3.75%) DNS
6 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.50%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.25%) Extranet
7 1 (1.25%) LAN
7 1 (1.25%) WAN
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.00%) OLTP
4 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.00%) OLAP
5 1 (1.25%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
1 12 (15.00%) Subversion
1 12 (15.00%) StarTeam
1 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.25%) MSI
3 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.75%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.75%) JIRA
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.50%) QARun
5 2 (2.50%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.50%) Toad
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Developer
2 12 (15.00%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) iOS Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) DBA
6 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Author
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Author
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) Web Services
2 15 (18.75%) .NET
3 14 (17.50%) SOAP
3 14 (17.50%) RESTful
4 13 (16.25%) Cocoa Touch
4 13 (16.25%) Cocoa
4 13 (16.25%) XML
5 11 (13.75%) CSS
6 10 (12.50%) HTML
7 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
8 7 (8.75%) WCF
9 6 (7.50%) jQuery
9 6 (7.50%) J2EE
10 5 (6.25%) Ajax
10 5 (6.25%) LINQ
11 4 (5.00%) WPF
11 4 (5.00%) ADO.NET
12 3 (3.75%) Flash
12 3 (3.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Mobile App
2 11 (13.75%) iPhone
2 11 (13.75%) Data Structures
2 11 (13.75%) iPad
3 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (5.00%) Statistics
6 3 (3.75%) SCORM
6 3 (3.75%) E-Learning
7 2 (2.50%) Social Media
7 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 2 (2.50%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.50%) Clustering
7 2 (2.50%) AS400
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.25%) Derivative
8 1 (1.25%) IPTV
8 1 (1.25%) Open Source
8 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
2 14 (17.50%) Apple iOS
3 9 (11.25%) UNIX
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.75%) Solaris
6 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) Scrum
3 18 (22.50%) Migration
4 16 (20.00%) TDD
4 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (16.25%) iOS Development
6 12 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 11 (13.75%) Kanban
8 10 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (12.50%) ITIL
8 10 (12.50%) MVC
9 8 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (6.25%) System Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Network Architecture
11 4 (5.00%) Capacity Management
11 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
11 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 4 (5.00%) Web Development
11 4 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) C#
3 13 (16.25%) Objective-C
3 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) Java
4 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.75%) ActionScript
6 3 (3.75%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 2 (2.50%) Python
7 2 (2.50%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) DV Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) MCSE
6 6 (7.50%) Degree
7 3 (3.75%) ISEB
7 3 (3.75%) MCITP
8 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.50%) MCTS
8 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.25%) MCDST
9 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.50%) Veritas File System
4 2 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (11.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.75%) SCCM
5 2 (2.50%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (2.50%) SCOM
5 2 (2.50%) MOM
5 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.25%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) VMware
3 14 (17.50%) Apple
3 14 (17.50%) Oracle
4 12 (15.00%) HP
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.75%) Sun
7 6 (7.50%) SAP
8 4 (5.00%) IBM
8 4 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (5.00%) McAfee
9 3 (3.75%) Informatica
9 3 (3.75%) Adobe
10 2 (2.50%) Veritas
11 1 (1.25%) Charles River
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix
11 1 (1.25%) Sybase
11 1 (1.25%) Cognos
11 1 (1.25%) Red Gate