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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
UK
Rank 423 476 425
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -51
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 182 160 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 92 109
Median daily rate £403 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £246 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £27.32 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.24% -13.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.38 £32.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-67.82% +2.57%

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
14189 15755 15717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 30.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 10177 9634
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 567 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Client/Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 164 £423 +0.89% 304
London +8 51 £375 -14.28% 253
South East +18 31 £401 +4.22% 18
South West +10 19 £525 +31.25% 7
East of England -2 18 £325 -17.92% 15
Yorkshire +13 14 £463 +11.78% 6
North West +26 13 £475 +171.42% 2
Bristol +9 12 £525 +23.52% 4
West Yorkshire +16 11 £463 -5.12% 3
Wales +18 10 £300 -14.28% 2
West Midlands +13 10 £525 +663.63% 1
Leeds +5 10 £463 -5.12% 1
Suffolk 0 10 £295 -46.36%
Ipswich -4 10 £295 -46.36%
Hampshire +15 9 £348 -10.89% 4
Kent - 9 £388 - 1
South Wales +25 8 £300 -14.28% 2
Cardiff - 8 £300 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £375 - 13
Cheshire +30 6 £475 +171.42% 2
Scotland +19 6 - -
City of London -1 6 £550 +18.91% 8
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £474 +51.60% 3
Milton Keynes -1 5 £475 +52.00%
Portsmouth - 5 £324 -
Herefordshire - 5 £650 -
Surrey +4 4 £403 -10.05% 5
Hertfordshire - 4 £538 - 1
Manchester - 4 £550 -
Leatherhead - 4 £403 -

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 136 (37.06%) Windows
2 102 (27.79%) SQL
3 101 (27.52%) Java
4 85 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (22.07%) Active Directory
6 79 (21.53%) Linux
7 76 (20.71%) SQL Server
8 65 (17.71%) Microsoft
9 64 (17.44%) Oracle
10 62 (16.89%) Security Cleared
11 61 (16.62%) Finance
12 57 (15.53%) Unix
13 53 (14.44%) Internet
14 52 (14.17%) HTML
15 49 (13.35%) SC Cleared
16 46 (12.53%) Windows Server
17 44 (11.99%) .NET
18 42 (11.44%) XML
19 41 (11.17%) C++
20 39 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 38 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (10.35%) JIRA
22 37 (10.08%) C#
23 35 (9.54%) TCP/IP
24 33 (8.99%) DNS
25 31 (8.45%) Python
25 31 (8.45%) C
25 31 (8.45%) ITIL
25 31 (8.45%) SDLC
25 31 (8.45%) Windows 7

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (5.18%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.90%) Apache
3 17 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.00%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (2.45%) SAS
8 8 (2.18%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.18%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.91%) CMS
9 7 (1.91%) Confluence
9 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.91%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.63%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.36%) IIS
12 4 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 30 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Sonata
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.00%) Office 365
3 9 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.09%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.09%) IaaS
4 4 (1.09%) PaaS
5 3 (0.82%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.54%) G Suite
6 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.44%) Internet
2 35 (9.54%) TCP/IP
3 33 (8.99%) DNS
4 23 (6.27%) Firewall
4 23 (6.27%) LAN
5 19 (5.18%) Ethernet
6 18 (4.90%) HTTP
7 16 (4.36%) Wireless
8 14 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (3.54%) SMTP
9 13 (3.54%) SSL
10 12 (3.27%) SAN
11 11 (3.00%) Intranet
12 9 (2.45%) IPv4
12 9 (2.45%) NAS
12 9 (2.45%) Network Security
12 9 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.45%) Skype
13 8 (2.18%) FTP
13 8 (2.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.90%) MySQL
3 25 (6.81%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.09%) DB2
5 12 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.72%) Big Data
6 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.45%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.18%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.09%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 38 (10.35%) JIRA
2 24 (6.54%) Eclipse
2 24 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.27%) Subversion
4 20 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (4.63%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.09%) Selenium
7 11 (3.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.00%) LoadRunner
8 10 (2.72%) Maven
9 9 (2.45%) Ant
9 9 (2.45%) Moq
9 9 (2.45%) MSBuild
9 9 (2.45%) NUnit
9 9 (2.45%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.91%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.63%) Hudson
12 5 (1.36%) Appium
12 5 (1.36%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (16.62%) Finance
2 22 (5.99%) Banking
3 19 (5.18%) Retail
4 18 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.54%) Marketing
6 8 (2.18%) Back Office
7 7 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.09%) Electronics
9 4 (1.09%) Games
10 3 (0.82%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.54%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 2 (0.54%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Billing
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (28.07%) Developer
2 51 (13.90%) Architect
3 44 (11.99%) Analyst
4 42 (11.44%) Java Developer
5 22 (5.99%) .NET Developer
5 22 (5.99%) Consultant
6 18 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (4.09%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.81%) C# Developer
8 14 (3.81%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.54%) Administrator
9 13 (3.54%) C++ Developer
10 12 (3.27%) Business Consultant
10 12 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (2.72%) Applications Architect
11 10 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.72%) Software Consultant
11 10 (2.72%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.72%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.45%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.17%) HTML
2 44 (11.99%) .NET
3 42 (11.44%) XML
4 25 (6.81%) jQuery
4 25 (6.81%) Web Services
4 25 (6.81%) XML Messaging
5 24 (6.54%) ASP.NET
6 23 (6.27%) J2EE
7 22 (5.99%) HTML5
7 22 (5.99%) WinForms
8 21 (5.72%) SOAP
8 21 (5.72%) Spring
8 21 (5.72%) WCF
9 20 (5.45%) CSS
10 18 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (4.36%) JSP
12 15 (4.09%) Hibernate
13 12 (3.27%) LAMP
14 11 (3.00%) ADO.NET
14 11 (3.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.90%) Blackberry
4 17 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.72%) Fintech
8 8 (2.18%) Clustering
8 8 (2.18%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.18%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.91%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.91%) NHS
9 7 (1.91%) Replication
10 6 (1.63%) CESG
10 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.36%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 136 (37.06%) Windows
2 79 (21.53%) Linux
3 57 (15.53%) Unix
4 46 (12.53%) Windows Server
5 39 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (8.45%) Windows 7
7 30 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (5.72%) Apple iOS
9 18 (4.90%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.36%) Windows 8
11 11 (3.00%) MVS
12 10 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.18%) Android
13 8 (2.18%) Solaris
14 7 (1.91%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.82%) SUSE
17 3 (0.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (8.45%) ITIL
2 31 (8.45%) SDLC
3 29 (7.90%) OO
4 28 (7.63%) Scrum
4 28 (7.63%) Validation
5 27 (7.36%) MVC
5 27 (7.36%) Unit Testing
6 25 (6.81%) Project Management
7 24 (6.54%) Change Management
7 24 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (5.99%) Software Engineering
9 21 (5.72%) Analytics
10 20 (5.45%) Open Source
10 20 (5.45%) Service Management
11 19 (5.18%) Business Analysis
11 19 (5.18%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.90%) TDD
13 17 (4.63%) Configuration Management
13 17 (4.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.79%) SQL
2 101 (27.52%) Java
3 41 (11.17%) C++
4 37 (10.08%) C#
5 31 (8.45%) C
5 31 (8.45%) Python
6 29 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 22 (5.99%) VB.NET
8 20 (5.45%) VB
9 19 (5.18%) Perl
10 15 (4.09%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.54%) VBScript
12 12 (3.27%) VC++
13 11 (3.00%) COBOL
13 11 (3.00%) JCL
13 11 (3.00%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.72%) Ruby
15 9 (2.45%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.91%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.36%) Degree
4 16 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.81%) MCSA
6 13 (3.54%) MCSE
7 12 (3.27%) ACDT
7 12 (3.27%) ACHDS
7 12 (3.27%) ACTC
7 12 (3.27%) MCDST
7 12 (3.27%) MCP
7 12 (3.27%) MCSM
7 12 (3.27%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (2.45%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.18%) CCNA
9 8 (2.18%) CCNP
9 8 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.18%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.63%) CISSP
10 6 (1.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.72%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) HL7
3 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.63%) SLA
4 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.82%) RMADS
6 2 (0.54%) Basel II
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 81 (22.07%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.36%) Virtual Servers
4 15 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.54%) NFS
6 11 (3.00%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.45%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.63%) iptables
9 6 (1.63%) KVM
9 6 (1.63%) XenServer
10 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.09%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.82%) Squid
13 2 (0.54%) Docker
13 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.27%) Firmware
14 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.81%) Puppet
2 12 (3.27%) SCCM
3 10 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.18%) WSUS
5 6 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (1.63%) HAProxy
6 5 (1.36%) DameWare
7 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.82%) SCOM
8 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.82%) SCSM
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.27%) Ansible
10 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 64 (17.44%) Oracle
3 29 (7.90%) VMware
4 21 (5.72%) HP
5 20 (5.45%) Citrix
6 16 (4.36%) IBM
7 15 (4.09%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.54%) Apple
9 10 (2.72%) Adobe
9 10 (2.72%) Avaloq
9 10 (2.72%) Cisco
9 10 (2.72%) FNZ
10 9 (2.45%) Alterian
10 9 (2.45%) SAP
11 8 (2.18%) Google
12 7 (1.91%) LANDesk
12 7 (1.91%) Sybase
13 6 (1.63%) Lotus
13 6 (1.63%) NetApp
13 6 (1.63%) Telerik
Kingston upon Thames
Think IT Recruitment Limted
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hook
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
RP International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 to £750 p/day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago