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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 352 377 365
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 287 219 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 1.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 141 102
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.13% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.21 £18.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £41.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.46% +5.17%

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
England +37 267 £425 +9.32% 149
London 0 103 £450 +12.50% 92
South East +21 66 £350 +7.69% 20
City of London +22 31 £450 +14.28% 5
Hampshire +11 28 £405 +23.66% 7
East of England +12 25 £550 +26.43% 9
Suffolk - 21 £550 - 4
Ipswich - 21 £550 - 1
South West +23 20 £470 -8.29% 7
Berkshire +1 15 £338 +8.00% 6
North East - 13 £425 - 1
Reading +17 12 £338 +3.84% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £300 +50.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 12 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes +13 11 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £425 - 1
Somerset +25 10 £480 +30.16% 1
Havant +4 10 £405 +24.61%
Hook +1 10 £475 +43.93% 1
Taunton - 10 £480 - 1
Wales +7 9 £325 -3.70% 4
South Wales +6 9 £325 -3.70% 2
Scotland -9 9 £344 +41.75% 2
Gloucestershire -1 8 £400 -
Newport -8 8 £325 -3.70% 1
Cheltenham - 8 £400 -
East Midlands -4 7 £250 -
Yorkshire -16 7 £373 +35.45% 4
West Sussex -13 5 £300 +20.00% 1
Surrey +4 4 - - 2

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 213 (42.94%) Windows
2 165 (33.27%) SQL
3 131 (26.41%) Microsoft
4 130 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (24.80%) .NET
6 120 (24.19%) Finance
7 105 (21.17%) SQL Server
8 98 (19.76%) C#
9 92 (18.55%) Linux
9 92 (18.55%) XML
10 87 (17.54%) Java
11 80 (16.13%) Web Services
12 69 (13.91%) VMware
13 68 (13.71%) HTML
14 67 (13.51%) Security Cleared
15 65 (13.10%) UNIX
16 59 (11.90%) Active Directory
17 54 (10.89%) MS Excel
18 53 (10.69%) Oracle
18 53 (10.69%) Internet
19 52 (10.48%) JavaScript
19 52 (10.48%) TDD
20 51 (10.28%) OO
21 48 (9.68%) TCP/IP
22 47 (9.48%) Scrum
22 47 (9.48%) .NET Framework
23 46 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
23 46 (9.27%) C++
24 44 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
25 42 (8.47%) Multithreading

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 41 (8.27%) IIS
2 29 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.65%) WebSphere
4 27 (5.44%) Tomcat
5 25 (5.04%) JBoss
6 23 (4.64%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.02%) MS Exchange
8 13 (2.62%) Apache
9 10 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (2.02%) CMS
10 7 (1.41%) Confluence
11 6 (1.21%) Node.js
11 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.21%) Documentum
12 5 (1.01%) Jetty
13 4 (0.81%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.60%) Moodle
14 3 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.84%) MS Office
3 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.81%) SaaS
3 3 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Route 53
4 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (10.69%) Internet
2 48 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 29 (5.85%) SSL
4 28 (5.65%) Firewall
5 27 (5.44%) SAN
6 25 (5.04%) VPN
7 22 (4.44%) HTTP
8 21 (4.23%) VLAN
9 20 (4.03%) DNS
10 18 (3.63%) LAN
10 18 (3.63%) WAN
11 16 (3.23%) Wireshark
11 16 (3.23%) Network Security
12 12 (2.42%) NAS
12 12 (2.42%) 3G
12 12 (2.42%) SDH
12 12 (2.42%) 2G
12 12 (2.42%) 2.5G
13 11 (2.22%) FTP
13 11 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.03%) RDBMS
4 17 (3.43%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.82%) Big Data
6 13 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.22%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.02%) MySQL
10 9 (1.81%) DB2
11 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.81%) Redis
14 4 (0.81%) Informix
14 4 (0.81%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 44 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 36 (7.26%) Subversion
4 25 (5.04%) JIRA
5 23 (4.64%) Git (software)
5 23 (4.64%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.63%) Selenium
7 14 (2.82%) ClearCase
7 14 (2.82%) JUnit
8 13 (2.62%) StarTeam
9 12 (2.42%) WebDriver
9 12 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.61%) MSI
11 7 (1.41%) TestNG
12 6 (1.21%) FishEye
12 6 (1.21%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.21%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.21%) JMeter
12 6 (1.21%) Maven
General
1 120 (24.19%) Finance
2 30 (6.05%) Banking
3 20 (4.03%) Games
4 14 (2.82%) Publishing
4 14 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.81%) Retail
6 9 (1.81%) Marketing
7 7 (1.41%) Front Office
8 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.21%) Billing
9 5 (1.01%) Legal
9 5 (1.01%) Back Office
10 4 (0.81%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.81%) French Language
11 3 (0.60%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 178 (35.89%) Developer
2 72 (14.52%) Architect
3 58 (11.69%) Analyst
4 29 (5.85%) C++ Developer
4 29 (5.85%) Consultant
5 28 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 26 (5.24%) Java Developer
7 25 (5.04%) C# Developer
8 18 (3.63%) Technical Architect
9 17 (3.43%) Web Developer
9 17 (3.43%) Test Analyst
9 17 (3.43%) Tester
9 17 (3.43%) Administrator
10 16 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
11 15 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.62%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.42%) Programmer
13 12 (2.42%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (24.80%) .NET
2 92 (18.55%) XML
3 80 (16.13%) Web Services
4 68 (13.71%) HTML
5 47 (9.48%) .NET Framework
6 41 (8.27%) WCF
7 37 (7.46%) CSS
8 35 (7.06%) ASP.NET
9 34 (6.85%) SOAP
9 34 (6.85%) J2EE
10 31 (6.25%) RESTful
11 28 (5.65%) REST
12 26 (5.24%) jQuery
13 22 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (4.23%) WinForms
15 20 (4.03%) WPF
16 19 (3.83%) Spring
16 19 (3.83%) HTML5
17 17 (3.43%) ADO
17 17 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 31 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.63%) Clustering
5 17 (3.43%) Visualisation
6 16 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.02%) User Experience
8 14 (2.82%) Open Source
8 14 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.42%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (2.42%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.02%) Derivative
10 10 (2.02%) NHS
10 10 (2.02%) PKI
11 8 (1.61%) iPhone
11 8 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.61%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 213 (42.94%) Windows
2 92 (18.55%) Linux
3 65 (13.10%) UNIX
4 46 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (6.85%) Windows 7
6 33 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (5.65%) Apple iOS
8 22 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.23%) Android
10 15 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.82%) Solaris
12 10 (2.02%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.21%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.81%) CentOS
14 4 (0.81%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.60%) VME
15 3 (0.60%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (10.48%) TDD
3 51 (10.28%) OO
4 47 (9.48%) Scrum
5 42 (8.47%) Multithreading
6 41 (8.27%) Migration
7 34 (6.85%) SOA
7 34 (6.85%) Project Management
8 33 (6.65%) MVC
9 32 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (5.04%) System Testing
10 25 (5.04%) ITIL
11 24 (4.84%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.64%) OOD
13 22 (4.44%) Unit Testing
13 22 (4.44%) Process Management
13 22 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (4.03%) User Stories
14 20 (4.03%) UML
15 19 (3.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (33.27%) SQL
2 98 (19.76%) C#
3 87 (17.54%) Java
4 52 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 46 (9.27%) C++
6 31 (6.25%) Python
7 30 (6.05%) Perl
8 27 (5.44%) T-SQL
8 27 (5.44%) VB
9 22 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 22 (4.44%) VB.NET
10 21 (4.23%) Ruby
11 20 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.02%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.22%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.22%) PHP
14 8 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.61%) VBScript
15 6 (1.21%) C
16 5 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 67 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.65%) DV Cleared
3 31 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.65%) Degree
5 26 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.22%) MCSE
8 10 (2.02%) CCNP
9 8 (1.61%) CCNA
10 5 (1.01%) MCITP
10 5 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (0.81%) PMP
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.60%) MCP
12 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.60%) VCAP
13 1 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.06%) QA
2 14 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 59 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (1.61%) vSphere
5 8 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.41%) vCloud
7 5 (1.01%) XenServer
8 4 (0.81%) XenApp
8 4 (0.81%) Veritas File System
8 4 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.20%) RACF
11 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 26 (5.24%) SCCM
2 18 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.22%) SCOM
4 10 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.21%) SAP Afaria
8 5 (1.01%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.81%) Puppet
9 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (0.81%) MOM
9 4 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.60%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.60%) SCSM
10 3 (0.60%) Salt
10 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.40%) DameWare
12 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 131 (26.41%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.91%) VMware
3 53 (10.69%) Oracle
4 41 (8.27%) HP
5 25 (5.04%) Citrix
6 24 (4.84%) Cisco
7 20 (4.03%) IBM
8 17 (3.43%) SAP
9 14 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.82%) Juniper
10 13 (2.62%) Sun
10 13 (2.62%) Apple
11 12 (2.42%) F5
11 12 (2.42%) McAfee
12 11 (2.22%) Kofax
12 11 (2.22%) Dell
12 11 (2.22%) NetApp
12 11 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.02%) CommVault
14 9 (1.81%) Sybase
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