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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 495 352 394
Rank change year-on-year
-143 +42
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 149 297 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.69% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 181 150
Median daily rate £375 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £367 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -44.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.21 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £29.90 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £26.09 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-11.83% -14.46%

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
17739 17541 17282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.06% 31.84% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11517 10775 10657
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 717 748
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -113 137 £375 -11.76% 413
London -63 39 £460 +2.22% 328
South East -44 37 £435 +24.28% 52
Yorkshire +15 17 £367 -1.61% 4
South Yorkshire +8 13 £367 -13.76%
Sheffield -10 13 £367 -
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £488 +62.50% 6
Surrey +1 12 £300 - 22
Milton Keynes +9 11 £500 +66.66%
West Midlands -6 11 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England -8 9 £320 -41.81% 19
Scotland -16 9 £263 -23.63% 3
Edinburgh 0 8 £425 +17.24% 1
South West -18 8 £400 -14.20% 3
Hampshire -19 8 £410 - 6
Tyne and Wear -54 6 £335 -21.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 6 £335 -21.17%
North East -56 6 £335 -21.17%
Norfolk - 6 £325 - 1
Guildford - 6 - - 1
City of London +20 5 £488 +8.33% 7
Hook -1 5 £428 -10.00%
Wiltshire -2 5 £383 -30.45%
North West -14 5 £225 -30.76% 3
Birmingham +5 4 - - 1
East Midlands +3 4 £301 +20.20% 3
West Yorkshire 0 4 £475 +48.43% 3
Reading -19 4 £438 +27.27% 5
Berkshire -22 4 £438 +29.62% 6
Leeds -1 3 £475 +48.43% 3

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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.

1 151 (47.78%) Windows
2 99 (31.33%) Microsoft
3 92 (29.11%) SQL
3 92 (29.11%) SQL Server
4 70 (22.15%) Linux
4 70 (22.15%) Active Directory
5 61 (19.30%) Unix
6 60 (18.99%) Oracle
7 59 (18.67%) .NET
8 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (18.04%) Finance
10 50 (15.82%) Security Cleared
11 49 (15.51%) HTML
11 49 (15.51%) Java
12 46 (14.56%) C#
12 46 (14.56%) ITIL
13 43 (13.61%) Windows Server
14 41 (12.97%) Internet
15 39 (12.34%) JavaScript
16 37 (11.71%) MS Excel
16 37 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (11.39%) SC Cleared
17 36 (11.39%) MS Office
18 35 (11.08%) IIS
19 34 (10.76%) Web Services
20 33 (10.44%) ASP.NET
20 33 (10.44%) MVC
21 32 (10.13%) CSS
21 32 (10.13%) DNS
22 31 (9.81%) VMware

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 35 (11.08%) IIS
2 22 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.80%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.48%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.85%) JBoss
7 8 (2.53%) Apache
8 7 (2.22%) SAS
9 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.90%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.95%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.63%) Confluence
13 2 (0.63%) GemFire
13 2 (0.63%) Jetty
Applications
1 37 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.39%) MS Office
3 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.63%) InDesign
5 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) Sonata
2 5 (1.58%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.16%) Office 365
3 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.58%) PaaS
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.95%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.95%) Route 53
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.97%) Internet
2 32 (10.13%) DNS
3 30 (9.49%) Firewall
4 29 (9.18%) TCP/IP
5 27 (8.54%) HTTP
6 24 (7.59%) SAN
7 23 (7.28%) FTP
7 23 (7.28%) SSH
8 17 (5.38%) IPsec
9 15 (4.75%) LAN
9 15 (4.75%) SMTP
9 15 (4.75%) SSL
10 14 (4.43%) WAN
11 11 (3.48%) NAS
12 10 (3.16%) Intranet
13 9 (2.85%) DHCP
14 8 (2.53%) LDAP
14 8 (2.53%) VLAN
14 8 (2.53%) VPN
14 8 (2.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.91%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.38%) RDBMS
4 15 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.43%) DB2
6 12 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.85%) MySQL
9 8 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.22%) OLAP
11 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.58%) SAP HANA
12 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.22%) Subversion
4 6 (1.90%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.90%) Fiddler
4 6 (1.90%) HP UFT
4 6 (1.90%) Selenium
5 5 (1.58%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.58%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.58%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.58%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.27%) JIRA
6 4 (1.27%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.95%) Maven
8 2 (0.63%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.63%) Moq
8 2 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 57 (18.04%) Finance
2 11 (3.48%) Banking
3 9 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.53%) Legal
5 7 (2.22%) Billing
5 7 (2.22%) Law
5 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.22%) Marketing
6 5 (1.58%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.27%) Back Office
7 4 (1.27%) Games
8 3 (0.95%) Automotive
8 3 (0.95%) Electronics
8 3 (0.95%) Front Office
8 3 (0.95%) Retail
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (19.94%) Analyst
2 61 (19.30%) Developer
3 28 (8.86%) .NET Developer
4 25 (7.91%) Architect
4 25 (7.91%) Consultant
5 19 (6.01%) C# Developer
6 16 (5.06%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (4.11%) Administrator
8 13 (4.11%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.11%) Security Analyst
9 12 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (3.80%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (2.85%) DBA
12 9 (2.85%) Security Advisor
12 9 (2.85%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.67%) .NET
2 49 (15.51%) HTML
3 34 (10.76%) Web Services
4 33 (10.44%) ASP.NET
5 32 (10.13%) CSS
6 25 (7.91%) XML
7 20 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (6.33%) Middleware
7 20 (6.33%) WCF
8 18 (5.70%) jQuery
9 17 (5.38%) HTML5
10 16 (5.06%) AngularJS
11 15 (4.75%) .NET Framework
11 15 (4.75%) JMS
12 13 (4.11%) LINQ
13 12 (3.80%) Ajax
13 12 (3.80%) REST
14 11 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (3.48%) SOAP
15 9 (2.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.33%) Clustering
4 19 (6.01%) Cryptography
4 19 (6.01%) Data Centre
5 17 (5.38%) N-Tier
6 13 (4.11%) CESG
7 10 (3.16%) Mainframe
7 10 (3.16%) Replication
8 9 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.85%) NHS
9 8 (2.53%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.53%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.53%) DataPower
9 8 (2.53%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.53%) User Experience
10 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.90%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.58%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (47.78%) Windows
2 70 (22.15%) Linux
3 61 (19.30%) Unix
4 43 (13.61%) Windows Server
5 30 (9.49%) Windows 7
6 17 (5.38%) Windows Vista
7 15 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.48%) Solaris
9 11 (3.48%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.90%) AIX
13 5 (1.58%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.58%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.27%) Android
14 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.56%) ITIL
3 33 (10.44%) MVC
4 30 (9.49%) Configuration Management
5 26 (8.23%) SDLC
6 24 (7.59%) Migration
7 22 (6.96%) Project Management
7 22 (6.96%) Service Delivery
8 20 (6.33%) TDD
9 19 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (5.70%) Test Scripting
10 18 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (5.70%) Web Development
11 16 (5.06%) OO
12 15 (4.75%) Business Analysis
12 15 (4.75%) High Availability
12 15 (4.75%) OWASP
12 15 (4.75%) Patch Management
12 15 (4.75%) Service Management
12 15 (4.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 92 (29.11%) SQL
2 49 (15.51%) Java
3 46 (14.56%) C#
4 39 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 31 (9.81%) PowerShell
6 22 (6.96%) Python
7 15 (4.75%) VBScript
8 9 (2.85%) Perl
8 9 (2.85%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.53%) Ruby
9 8 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.22%) C++
10 7 (2.22%) PHP
10 7 (2.22%) VB
11 6 (1.90%) C
12 4 (1.27%) ABAP
13 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.63%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.96%) Degree
4 18 (5.70%) ISTQB
4 18 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (4.11%) CISSP
6 12 (3.80%) ISEB
7 11 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (3.16%) MCSE
9 8 (2.53%) CCNA
9 8 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.53%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.22%) CEH
11 6 (1.90%) CCNP
11 6 (1.90%) RHCA
11 6 (1.90%) RHCE
11 6 (1.90%) RHCSA
12 5 (1.58%) MCSA
12 5 (1.58%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.11%) QA
2 12 (3.80%) SLA
3 9 (2.85%) RMADS
4 4 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.32%) HL7
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.43%) Sendmail
4 11 (3.48%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.85%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.53%) XenApp
7 7 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.22%) NFS
8 6 (1.90%) iptables
8 6 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.27%) Ceph
9 4 (1.27%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.95%) Docker
10 3 (0.95%) RHEV
10 3 (0.95%) vSphere
11 2 (0.63%) KVM
11 2 (0.63%) XenServer
12 1 (0.32%) Samba
12 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (7.59%) SCCM
2 8 (2.53%) SCOM
2 8 (2.53%) WSUS
3 7 (2.22%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.90%) HAProxy
4 6 (1.90%) SCDPM
4 6 (1.90%) SCSM
4 6 (1.90%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.58%) Foglight
5 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.27%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.95%) Ansible
7 3 (0.95%) Nagios
7 3 (0.95%) QRadar
8 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 99 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.99%) Oracle
3 31 (9.81%) VMware
4 30 (9.49%) Citrix
5 21 (6.65%) Sybase
6 17 (5.38%) Cisco
6 17 (5.38%) SAP
7 16 (5.06%) IBM
8 14 (4.43%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.48%) HP
9 11 (3.48%) Sun
10 10 (3.16%) NetApp
11 9 (2.85%) Pega
12 8 (2.53%) CA
13 6 (1.90%) Avaloq
13 6 (1.90%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.90%) Dell
13 6 (1.90%) EMC
13 6 (1.90%) Splunk
13 6 (1.90%) Vitria
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550+ p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £275 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bracknell
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 p/day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 12 days ago