The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 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 138 137 128
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 6 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.37% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Average daily rate £340 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +19.82%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
939 860 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 26.67% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 513 392
Average daily rate £373 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 55 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
Bristol +1 4 £358 +2.14% 3
Gloucestershire +8 2 £215 -56.56% 3
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 17 (65.38%) C#
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
1 17 (65.38%) Web Services
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) TDD
3 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
5 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
6 10 (38.46%) Unix
6 10 (38.46%) OO
6 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (34.62%) Open Source
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (34.62%) System Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Selenium
7 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
7 9 (34.62%) Apache
7 9 (34.62%) UML
7 9 (34.62%) LDAP
7 9 (34.62%) JMS
7 9 (34.62%) C
7 9 (34.62%) J2EE
7 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
7 9 (34.62%) C++
7 9 (34.62%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 9 (34.62%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Internet
1 9 (34.62%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JUnit
1 9 (34.62%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 8 (30.77%) Moq
2 8 (30.77%) NUnit
2 8 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
1 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
2 8 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) AWS Software Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Software Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
1 17 (65.38%) Web Services
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
3 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
3 9 (34.62%) J2EE
3 9 (34.62%) JMS
3 9 (34.62%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) XSLT
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
4 8 (30.77%) MSMQ
4 8 (30.77%) RESTful
4 8 (30.77%) WCF
5 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 6 (23.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) TDD
3 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 10 (38.46%) OO
5 9 (34.62%) Open Source
5 9 (34.62%) SOA
5 9 (34.62%) System Testing
5 9 (34.62%) UML
5 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 8 (30.77%) BDD
6 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 8 (30.77%) Kanban
6 8 (30.77%) MVC
6 8 (30.77%) OOP
6 8 (30.77%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) OOD
7 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
8 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C#
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) C
3 9 (34.62%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.85%) SCSM
2 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Sun
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase