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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 455 467 412
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -55
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 176 172 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.94% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 95 157
Median daily rate £420 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £328 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £374
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% +89.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +89.65%

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
16353 18243 18179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.59% 33.35% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10596 11467 11532
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 787 758
Median hourly rate £19.02 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +9 167 £425 +2.40% 355
London +6 72 £450 -14.28% 318
South East +30 32 £375 +7.14% 11
South West +10 22 £330 -17.50% 4
Hampshire - 13 £330 -
Berkshire +19 12 £420 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire -1 11 £388 - 2
Scotland +12 9 £293 -
Leeds +11 9 £443 +31.11% 1
City of London +8 9 £500 +17.64% 5
West Yorkshire +6 9 £443 +31.11% 1
North West +2 9 £375 -25.00% 1
Reading - 9 £450 - 3
Bristol +2 8 £303 -18.24% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £452 +41.88% 3
East Midlands -1 6 £500 -13.04%
Wiltshire -2 6 £363 -5.84%
Liverpool - 6 £413 -
Merseyside - 6 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £475 - 2
Portsmouth - 5 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £475 - 1
North East - 5 £475 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £452 - 1
Aberdeen - 4 £293 -
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £474 -10.61% 2
Canary Wharf +1 3 £160 -71.68%
Gloucestershire 0 3 £350 - 1
Hook - 3 £340 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £365 - 10

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 156 (44.70%) Windows
2 114 (32.66%) Microsoft
3 90 (25.79%) Active Directory
4 88 (25.21%) SQL
5 86 (24.64%) SQL Server
6 76 (21.78%) Internet
7 72 (20.63%) Java
8 66 (18.91%) Linux
9 64 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (17.77%) Security Cleared
11 61 (17.48%) Finance
12 58 (16.62%) C++
13 57 (16.33%) Unix
14 56 (16.05%) Oracle
15 54 (15.47%) .NET
16 52 (14.90%) SC Cleared
17 51 (14.61%) MS Office
18 49 (14.04%) HTML
18 49 (14.04%) MS Excel
19 47 (13.47%) ITIL
19 47 (13.47%) VMware
20 45 (12.89%) TCP/IP
21 42 (12.03%) XML
21 42 (12.03%) Windows 7
22 40 (11.46%) Python
23 39 (11.17%) C#
24 37 (10.60%) C
24 37 (10.60%) Degree
25 35 (10.03%) Citrix
25 35 (10.03%) Management Information System

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 29 (8.31%) Apache
2 27 (7.74%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.30%) OpenStack
4 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.58%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.58%) IIS
6 8 (2.29%) CMS
7 7 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.43%) SAS
9 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.15%) JBoss
9 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.57%) Confluence
11 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (14.61%) MS Office
2 49 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.29%) MS Project
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) Sonata
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (3.72%) IaaS
2 13 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.72%) Office 365
2 13 (3.72%) PaaS
3 9 (2.58%) SaaS
4 7 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.15%) G Suite
5 4 (1.15%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.57%) Yammer
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (21.78%) Internet
2 45 (12.89%) TCP/IP
3 26 (7.45%) Intranet
4 21 (6.02%) Ethernet
4 21 (6.02%) SMTP
4 21 (6.02%) Wireless
5 20 (5.73%) LAN
6 17 (4.87%) HTTP
6 17 (4.87%) VLAN
7 16 (4.58%) SAN
8 15 (4.30%) DNS
8 15 (4.30%) FTP
9 14 (4.01%) IPsec
9 14 (4.01%) NAS
9 14 (4.01%) SSL
10 13 (3.72%) Extranet
10 13 (3.72%) SSH
11 12 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.87%) iSCSI
13 8 (2.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.74%) MySQL
3 16 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.30%) DB2
5 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.72%) MS Access
7 6 (1.72%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.43%) Essbase
9 4 (1.15%) OLAP
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.86%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.57%) GIS
11 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.57%) OLTP
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.57%) QlikView
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 28 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.45%) Subversion
3 20 (5.73%) JIRA
4 19 (5.44%) Visual Studio
5 12 (3.44%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.29%) Selenium
6 8 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.01%) MSI
8 6 (1.72%) Ant
8 6 (1.72%) Maven
9 4 (1.15%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.86%) Appium
10 3 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.86%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.86%) Toad
11 2 (0.57%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (17.48%) Finance
2 22 (6.30%) Banking
3 21 (6.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.87%) Marketing
5 8 (2.29%) Back Office
5 8 (2.29%) Billing
5 8 (2.29%) Law
6 7 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.43%) Publishing
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
9 3 (0.86%) French Language
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.86%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 2 (0.57%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (22.92%) Developer
2 45 (12.89%) Analyst
3 33 (9.46%) Architect
4 20 (5.73%) Software Developer
5 17 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (4.87%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.30%) Business Analyst
6 15 (4.30%) Desktop Support
6 15 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.01%) Java Developer
7 14 (4.01%) Support Analyst
8 13 (3.72%) .NET Developer
8 13 (3.72%) Administrator
8 13 (3.72%) C++ Developer
8 13 (3.72%) Consultant
8 13 (3.72%) Lead Developer
9 12 (3.44%) Senior Developer
10 10 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.87%) Software Engineer
10 10 (2.87%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.47%) .NET
2 49 (14.04%) HTML
3 42 (12.03%) XML
4 23 (6.59%) ASP.NET
5 22 (6.30%) LAMP
6 21 (6.02%) HTML5
7 20 (5.73%) CSS
7 20 (5.73%) Web Services
8 17 (4.87%) XML Messaging
9 16 (4.58%) jQuery
10 15 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (3.72%) JSP
11 13 (3.72%) SOAP
12 12 (3.44%) J2EE
12 12 (3.44%) JSON
13 11 (3.15%) MFC
14 10 (2.87%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.87%) CGI
14 10 (2.87%) libvirt
15 9 (2.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.03%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.16%) Data Centre
4 21 (6.02%) Blackberry
5 16 (4.58%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.30%) Private Cloud
7 14 (4.01%) CESG
7 14 (4.01%) Cryptography
8 12 (3.44%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.87%) Mainframe
10 8 (2.29%) Clustering
10 8 (2.29%) Fat Client
10 8 (2.29%) Thin Client
11 7 (2.01%) Public Cloud
11 7 (2.01%) User Experience
12 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.72%) EPoS
12 6 (1.72%) Replication
13 5 (1.43%) Fintech
13 5 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (44.70%) Windows
2 66 (18.91%) Linux
3 57 (16.33%) Unix
4 42 (12.03%) Windows 7
5 31 (8.88%) Windows Server
6 28 (8.02%) Apple iOS
7 25 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.01%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.01%) Windows Vista
9 13 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (3.44%) Windows 10
11 11 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.87%) MVS
13 9 (2.58%) Solaris
14 6 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.72%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.43%) Android
15 5 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.15%) SUSE
16 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.47%) ITIL
3 34 (9.74%) Validation
4 33 (9.46%) Change Management
5 30 (8.60%) Migration
5 30 (8.60%) Scrum
6 29 (8.31%) OO
7 28 (8.02%) Project Management
7 28 (8.02%) Web Development
8 27 (7.74%) Time Management
9 26 (7.45%) Configuration Management
9 26 (7.45%) SDLC
10 23 (6.59%) Business Analysis
10 23 (6.59%) Release Management
11 21 (6.02%) Load Balancing
11 21 (6.02%) PRINCE2
12 20 (5.73%) Unit Testing
13 19 (5.44%) DevOps
13 19 (5.44%) Open Source
14 17 (4.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.21%) SQL
2 72 (20.63%) Java
3 58 (16.62%) C++
4 40 (11.46%) Python
5 39 (11.17%) C#
6 37 (10.60%) C
7 28 (8.02%) VB
8 25 (7.16%) PowerShell
8 25 (7.16%) VBScript
9 22 (6.30%) Perl
10 20 (5.73%) JavaScript
11 15 (4.30%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.30%) COBOL
12 12 (3.44%) VB.NET
12 12 (3.44%) VC++
13 10 (2.87%) Go
13 10 (2.87%) JCL
14 8 (2.29%) PHP
15 7 (2.01%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.90%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.60%) Degree
4 25 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (6.30%) MCSE
6 21 (6.02%) MCSA
7 19 (5.44%) MCDST
8 17 (4.87%) ACDT
8 17 (4.87%) ACHDS
8 17 (4.87%) ACTC
8 17 (4.87%) MCP
8 17 (4.87%) MCSM
8 17 (4.87%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (4.01%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (4.01%) CISSP
10 12 (3.44%) CCNA
10 12 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (3.15%) CCNP
12 10 (2.87%) A+ Certification
12 10 (2.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.88%) QA
2 8 (2.29%) RMADS
2 8 (2.29%) SLA
3 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.29%) SDET
System Software
1 90 (25.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.30%) Virtual Servers
4 19 (5.44%) NFS
5 15 (4.30%) iptables
6 11 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.15%) Sendmail
7 10 (2.87%) KVM
7 10 (2.87%) XenServer
8 7 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.43%) Docker
9 5 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.15%) Squid
11 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.57%) XenApp
11 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (7.45%) SCCM
2 16 (4.58%) Puppet
3 15 (4.30%) HAProxy
4 9 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (2.58%) WSUS
5 8 (2.29%) SCOrch
5 8 (2.29%) SCSM
6 7 (2.01%) SCOM
7 5 (1.43%) DameWare
7 5 (1.43%) SCDPM
7 5 (1.43%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.15%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.57%) OVPA
10 1 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 114 (32.66%) Microsoft
2 56 (16.05%) Oracle
3 47 (13.47%) VMware
4 35 (10.03%) Citrix
5 19 (5.44%) Apple
5 19 (5.44%) HP
6 11 (3.15%) Cisco
6 11 (3.15%) Sybase
7 9 (2.58%) Lotus
8 8 (2.29%) Google
9 7 (2.01%) Adobe
9 7 (2.01%) NetApp
10 6 (1.72%) Dell
10 6 (1.72%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.43%) EMC
11 5 (1.43%) Perforce
11 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.43%) Sun
11 5 (1.43%) Symantec
11 5 (1.43%) Wyse
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day TBC
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £475 p/day
Posted: 19 days ago