The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 364 379 318
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -61
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 249 211 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 1.32% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 133 158
Average daily rate
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£370 £339 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £246 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -49.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.22 £41.95 £66.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -47.35%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Client/Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Client/Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
England -17 218 £375 +12.35% 137
London -11 66 £375 -9.90% 87
South East -10 44 £400 +28.00% 16
East of England +7 33 £425 +46.55% 8
Scotland +14 20 £400 +6.66% 3
Yorkshire -22 20 £305 +1.66% 6
West Yorkshire -24 19 £305 +1.66% 3
City of London -5 18 £333 -16.87% 9
Hampshire -11 18 £413 +40.42% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 17 £425 - 1
South West -12 17 £463 +27.58% 5
Leeds -21 16 £325 +8.33% 3
Glasgow +9 12 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £325 -31.57% 1
North West -17 12 £400 +75.82% 6
Cambridge +12 11 £413 - 1
East Midlands - 11 £345 -
Suffolk - 11 £525 - 4
West Midlands -13 10 £300 -7.69% 5
Manchester -6 9 £461 +105.00% 2
Gloucestershire -10 9 £495 -
Wales - 9 £313 - 3
Surrey +2 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Edinburgh -4 8 £400 +6.66% 2
Milton Keynes -8 8 £275 -42.10% 1
South Wales - 8 £313 - 3
Cheltenham - 7 £495 -
Newport - 7 £325 -
Birmingham -1 5 £288 -28.12% 1
Bristol -9 5 £400 - 3

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 148 (30.52%) Windows
2 134 (27.63%) SQL
3 129 (26.60%) Finance
4 121 (24.95%) Linux
5 112 (23.09%) Microsoft
6 101 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (18.14%) .NET
8 81 (16.70%) Java
9 79 (16.29%) Web Services
10 78 (16.08%) Oracle
11 73 (15.05%) Security Cleared
12 67 (13.81%) C#
12 67 (13.81%) UNIX
13 61 (12.58%) C++
14 60 (12.37%) TCP/IP
15 58 (11.96%) HTML
16 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
17 54 (11.13%) JavaScript
18 53 (10.93%) TDD
19 51 (10.52%) VMware
19 51 (10.52%) MS Excel
20 50 (10.31%) ITIL
20 50 (10.31%) Internet
21 48 (9.90%) XML
22 47 (9.69%) Active Directory
22 47 (9.69%) Migration
23 44 (9.07%) Scrum
23 44 (9.07%) OO
23 44 (9.07%) SC Cleared
24 42 (8.66%) Relational Database

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (7.22%) IIS
2 28 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.54%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.51%) Apache
5 15 (3.09%) Node.js
6 11 (2.27%) NetWeaver
6 11 (2.27%) CMS
7 9 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.65%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.44%) JBoss
9 7 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.24%) nginx
11 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.03%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.82%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 51 (10.52%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.22%) MS Office
3 5 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) MS Project
4 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.62%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.41%) SPSS
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.44%) IaaS
4 7 (1.44%) PaaS
4 7 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.24%) Route 53
6 4 (0.82%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.37%) TCP/IP
2 50 (10.31%) Internet
3 30 (6.19%) HTTP
4 29 (5.98%) Firewall
5 28 (5.77%) DNS
6 26 (5.36%) VPN
7 21 (4.33%) SAN
8 20 (4.12%) SSL
9 15 (3.09%) VoIP
10 14 (2.89%) DHCP
11 10 (2.06%) Intranet
11 10 (2.06%) LAN
11 10 (2.06%) NAS
12 9 (1.86%) Network Security
12 9 (1.86%) VLAN
13 8 (1.65%) FTP
13 8 (1.65%) WAN
14 7 (1.44%) LDAP
14 7 (1.44%) Wireless
15 6 (1.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 33 (6.80%) RDBMS
4 23 (4.74%) Oracle Database
5 22 (4.54%) NoSQL
6 16 (3.30%) MySQL
7 15 (3.09%) DB2
8 14 (2.89%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.27%) Redis
9 11 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.27%) SAP BW
10 9 (1.86%) OLAP
10 9 (1.86%) OLTP
11 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.65%) SimpleDB
11 8 (1.65%) Big Data
11 8 (1.65%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.24%) QlikView
12 6 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (7.63%) JIRA
2 36 (7.42%) Subversion
3 31 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (4.95%) Selenium
5 20 (4.12%) WebDriver
5 20 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 17 (3.51%) JUnit
8 13 (2.68%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.47%) Bugzilla
9 12 (2.47%) Maven
9 12 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.47%) TortoiseSVN
10 10 (2.06%) StarTeam
10 10 (2.06%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (1.65%) MSI
11 8 (1.65%) TestNG
12 7 (1.44%) Ant
12 7 (1.44%) JMeter
13 6 (1.24%) Cucumber
General
1 129 (26.60%) Finance
2 40 (8.25%) Banking
3 23 (4.74%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.27%) Front Office
6 9 (1.86%) Publishing
7 8 (1.65%) Games
8 7 (1.44%) Retail
9 6 (1.24%) Legal
9 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
11 3 (0.62%) Marketing
11 3 (0.62%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
12 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 2 (0.41%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 132 (27.22%) Developer
2 102 (21.03%) Analyst
3 37 (7.63%) Consultant
4 26 (5.36%) Test Analyst
4 26 (5.36%) Java Developer
5 25 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 24 (4.95%) Tester
7 22 (4.54%) Architect
8 19 (3.92%) Administrator
9 16 (3.30%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.30%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.09%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.09%) Applications Support
11 14 (2.89%) C++ Developer
11 14 (2.89%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (2.68%) Mobile Developer
12 13 (2.68%) Software Engineer
13 12 (2.47%) C# Developer
13 12 (2.47%) DBA
14 11 (2.27%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.14%) .NET
2 79 (16.29%) Web Services
3 58 (11.96%) HTML
4 48 (9.90%) XML
5 33 (6.80%) CSS
6 29 (5.98%) .NET Framework
7 27 (5.57%) SOAP
7 27 (5.57%) J2EE
8 26 (5.36%) RESTful
9 25 (5.15%) ASP.NET
10 22 (4.54%) HTML5
11 20 (4.12%) Spring
12 17 (3.51%) REST
12 17 (3.51%) WPF
13 14 (2.89%) Ajax
14 13 (2.68%) jQuery
14 13 (2.68%) Cocoa
15 12 (2.47%) WCF
15 12 (2.47%) JSON
15 12 (2.47%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 31 (6.39%) Open Source
3 30 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.77%) User Experience
5 22 (4.54%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
6 17 (3.51%) iPad
7 16 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (3.09%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.89%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.47%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.27%) iPhone
12 10 (2.06%) Streaming Media
12 10 (2.06%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.86%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.65%) Fixed Income
14 8 (1.65%) Clustering
14 8 (1.65%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.65%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.65%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 148 (30.52%) Windows
2 121 (24.95%) Linux
3 67 (13.81%) UNIX
4 33 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 25 (5.15%) Apple iOS
7 24 (4.95%) Android
8 23 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (4.54%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.47%) Solaris
12 11 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.65%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.82%) HPUX
15 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.62%) CentOS
16 2 (0.41%) Debian
16 2 (0.41%) zOS
16 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (10.93%) TDD
3 50 (10.31%) ITIL
4 47 (9.69%) Migration
5 44 (9.07%) Scrum
5 44 (9.07%) OO
6 36 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (6.60%) Kanban
8 31 (6.39%) Configuration Management
9 29 (5.98%) Software Testing
10 28 (5.77%) Test Scripting
11 27 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (5.36%) SOA
12 26 (5.36%) MVC
13 24 (4.95%) Project Management
13 24 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 24 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.54%) Automation Testing
15 21 (4.33%) Incident Management
16 20 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 134 (27.63%) SQL
2 81 (16.70%) Java
3 67 (13.81%) C#
4 61 (12.58%) C++
5 54 (11.13%) JavaScript
6 40 (8.25%) Python
7 26 (5.36%) PHP
8 22 (4.54%) Bash Shell
9 21 (4.33%) C
9 21 (4.33%) Ruby
10 19 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.92%) Objective-C
11 16 (3.30%) Perl
12 14 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.24%) VB
14 6 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.24%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.60%) Degree
4 27 (5.57%) ISEB
5 26 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 22 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.71%) ISTQB
8 15 (3.09%) MCSE
9 11 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.65%) CCNA
10 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.44%) CCNP
12 6 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.62%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.62%) RHCE
14 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.62%) MCITP
15 2 (0.41%) MCTS
15 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.84%) QA
2 10 (2.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.68%) vSphere
4 12 (2.47%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.86%) XenApp
6 7 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.03%) vCloud
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.82%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.82%) NFS
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.41%) RACF
11 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.71%) Tivoli
3 16 (3.30%) SCCM
4 15 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.47%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.27%) Puppet
7 9 (1.86%) Salt
7 9 (1.86%) WSUS
8 8 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (1.65%) SCOM
9 7 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.24%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 5 (1.03%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.82%) DameWare
12 4 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.62%) SAP Afaria
13 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 112 (23.09%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.08%) Oracle
3 51 (10.52%) VMware
4 42 (8.66%) HP
5 30 (6.19%) Citrix
6 28 (5.77%) IBM
7 27 (5.57%) Cisco
7 27 (5.57%) SAP
8 22 (4.54%) Red Hat
9 18 (3.71%) Apple
10 16 (3.30%) Perforce
11 13 (2.68%) Dell
12 12 (2.47%) Symantec
13 11 (2.27%) EMC
14 10 (2.06%) Sybase
15 9 (1.86%) Veritas
16 7 (1.44%) McAfee
16 7 (1.44%) Sun
17 6 (1.24%) Reuters
17 6 (1.24%) Bloomberg
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