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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
UK
Rank 448 477 384
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -93
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 146 148 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.90% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 89 129
Median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.50 £27.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%

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
14564 16503 16043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.08% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9291 10453 10094
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 691 652
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 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 +18 140 £375 -11.76% 275
London -22 53 £375 -24.05% 227
South East +33 29 £403 +28.80% 17
South West +27 17 £330 -2.94% 2
Hampshire +29 13 £330 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £413 +3.77% 3
East of England -2 11 £295 -34.44% 16
Suffolk -5 10 £295 -46.36%
Ipswich -5 10 £295 -46.36%
West Yorkshire +14 9 £450 +33.33% 2
Leeds +6 9 £450 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -4 8 £413 +29.41% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £375 - 4
Berkshire +10 7 £435 -8.42% 1
Scotland +19 6 £295 +7.27% 1
North West +17 6 £325 -40.90% 4
Reading +15 6 £450 -5.26% 1
City of London -9 6 £569 +33.82% 4
Manchester +11 5 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £475 +52.00% 2
Portsmouth - 5 £300 -
Birmingham - 5 £413 -
Bristol +3 4 £275 -19.11% 1
Milton Keynes +2 4 £500 +60.00%
Wiltshire - 4 £525 -
Gloucestershire +5 3 £350 +62.79%
Aberdeen - 3 £295 -
Surrey - 3 £403 - 6
Hook - 3 £340 -
North Lanarkshire +2 2 - -

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 145 (43.67%) Windows
2 89 (26.81%) SQL
3 84 (25.30%) Microsoft
4 81 (24.40%) Java
5 77 (23.19%) Active Directory
6 74 (22.29%) SQL Server
7 73 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (20.48%) Linux
9 65 (19.58%) Internet
10 62 (18.67%) Finance
11 55 (16.57%) HTML
12 54 (16.27%) Oracle
13 53 (15.96%) Unix
14 52 (15.66%) Security Cleared
15 47 (14.16%) C++
16 45 (13.55%) .NET
16 45 (13.55%) TCP/IP
16 45 (13.55%) SC Cleared
17 38 (11.45%) Python
17 38 (11.45%) XML
17 38 (11.45%) VMware
17 38 (11.45%) Degree
18 37 (11.14%) C
19 36 (10.84%) MS Excel
20 35 (10.54%) C#
20 35 (10.54%) MS Office
20 35 (10.54%) Windows 7
21 33 (9.94%) Migration
22 32 (9.64%) Validation
22 32 (9.64%) Windows Server

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 28 (8.43%) Apache
2 23 (6.93%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.22%) OpenStack
4 12 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.71%) IIS
6 8 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (2.41%) CMS
6 8 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.41%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.81%) SAS
8 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.60%) Confluence
11 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Sonata
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.92%) IaaS
3 13 (3.92%) PaaS
4 12 (3.61%) Office 365
5 8 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.11%) SaaS
7 4 (1.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.60%) G Suite
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (19.58%) Internet
2 45 (13.55%) TCP/IP
3 21 (6.33%) Wireless
4 20 (6.02%) Ethernet
4 20 (6.02%) HTTP
4 20 (6.02%) LAN
5 18 (5.42%) DNS
5 18 (5.42%) Intranet
5 18 (5.42%) SMTP
6 16 (4.82%) VLAN
7 15 (4.52%) SAN
7 15 (4.52%) SSL
8 13 (3.92%) Firewall
8 13 (3.92%) NAS
9 12 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (3.31%) FTP
10 11 (3.31%) IPsec
11 9 (2.71%) IPv4
11 9 (2.71%) iSCSI
11 9 (2.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.13%) MySQL
3 25 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.12%) DB2
5 10 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.90%) Jackrabbit
9 3 (0.90%) OLAP
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.90%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.60%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.60%) GIS
10 2 (0.60%) Informix
10 2 (0.60%) MS Access
10 2 (0.60%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.23%) Subversion
3 23 (6.93%) JIRA
4 16 (4.82%) Visual Studio
5 15 (4.52%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.01%) Selenium
8 9 (2.71%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.11%) MSI
10 6 (1.81%) Ant
10 6 (1.81%) Maven
11 5 (1.51%) Appium
11 5 (1.51%) HP UFT
11 5 (1.51%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (1.20%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.20%) WiX
13 3 (0.90%) Toad
14 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 62 (18.67%) Finance
2 24 (7.23%) Banking
3 14 (4.22%) Retail
4 13 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.71%) Marketing
6 8 (2.41%) Back Office
6 8 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Publishing
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (27.41%) Developer
2 39 (11.75%) Analyst
3 31 (9.34%) Architect
4 25 (7.53%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 15 (4.52%) Business Analyst
6 15 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (4.52%) Consultant
7 14 (4.22%) Administrator
8 13 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 12 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 12 (3.61%) C++ Developer
9 12 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 11 (3.31%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.01%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.01%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.71%) Implementation Manager
12 9 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.57%) HTML
2 45 (13.55%) .NET
3 38 (11.45%) XML
4 25 (7.53%) jQuery
5 23 (6.93%) CSS
5 23 (6.93%) HTML5
6 21 (6.33%) LAMP
6 21 (6.33%) XML Messaging
7 19 (5.72%) ASP.NET
7 19 (5.72%) Web Services
8 16 (4.82%) JSP
9 14 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (3.92%) J2EE
10 13 (3.92%) SOAP
11 12 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (3.61%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.61%) RESTful
11 12 (3.61%) WCF
12 11 (3.31%) Ajax
12 11 (3.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.04%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.02%) Blackberry
5 18 (5.42%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.52%) Mobile App
7 14 (4.22%) Private Cloud
8 13 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (3.31%) CESG
9 11 (3.31%) Cryptography
10 8 (2.41%) Clustering
10 8 (2.41%) Fat Client
10 8 (2.41%) Thin Client
11 7 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (2.11%) Mainframe
11 7 (2.11%) Public Cloud
11 7 (2.11%) User Experience
12 6 (1.81%) Replication
13 5 (1.51%) Fintech
13 5 (1.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 145 (43.67%) Windows
2 68 (20.48%) Linux
3 53 (15.96%) Unix
4 35 (10.54%) Windows 7
5 32 (9.64%) Windows Server
6 29 (8.73%) Apple iOS
7 25 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.31%) MVS
10 11 (3.31%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.31%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.41%) Solaris
12 7 (2.11%) Android
13 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.20%) SUSE
14 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.94%) Migration
3 32 (9.64%) Validation
4 31 (9.34%) SDLC
5 29 (8.73%) Project Management
5 29 (8.73%) Scrum
6 26 (7.83%) Change Management
7 25 (7.53%) ITIL
8 24 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 24 (7.23%) OO
9 22 (6.63%) Software Engineering
9 22 (6.63%) Time Management
10 21 (6.33%) Unit Testing
10 21 (6.33%) Web Development
11 20 (6.02%) Load Balancing
12 19 (5.72%) DevOps
13 18 (5.42%) MVC
13 18 (5.42%) Open Source
14 17 (5.12%) Identity Management
14 17 (5.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (26.81%) SQL
2 81 (24.40%) Java
3 47 (14.16%) C++
4 38 (11.45%) Python
5 37 (11.14%) C
6 35 (10.54%) C#
7 27 (8.13%) JavaScript
7 27 (8.13%) VB
8 23 (6.93%) Perl
9 21 (6.33%) PowerShell
10 19 (5.72%) VBScript
11 17 (5.12%) VB.NET
12 14 (4.22%) Bash Shell
13 12 (3.61%) COBOL
13 12 (3.61%) T-SQL
13 12 (3.61%) VC++
14 11 (3.31%) JCL
15 10 (3.01%) Go
16 9 (2.71%) Shell Script
16 9 (2.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 38 (11.45%) Degree
4 21 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.72%) MCSA
6 18 (5.42%) MCSE
7 16 (4.82%) ACDT
7 16 (4.82%) ACHDS
7 16 (4.82%) ACTC
7 16 (4.82%) MCDST
7 16 (4.82%) MCP
7 16 (4.82%) MCSM
7 16 (4.82%) Network+ Certification
8 11 (3.31%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (3.31%) CISSP
9 10 (3.01%) CCNA
9 10 (3.01%) CCNP
9 10 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.71%) A+ Certification
10 9 (2.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.13%) QA
2 6 (1.81%) RMADS
3 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) Basel II
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.33%) Virtual Servers
4 18 (5.42%) NFS
5 14 (4.22%) iptables
6 12 (3.61%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.71%) KVM
7 9 (2.71%) XenServer
8 7 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.11%) Sendmail
8 7 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.20%) Docker
9 4 (1.20%) Squid
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.72%) SCCM
2 15 (4.52%) Puppet
3 14 (4.22%) HAProxy
4 10 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.11%) WSUS
6 6 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.51%) DameWare
8 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.90%) SCSM
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.30%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.30%) SCOM
11 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 84 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.27%) Oracle
3 38 (11.45%) VMware
4 29 (8.73%) Citrix
5 21 (6.33%) HP
6 18 (5.42%) Apple
7 8 (2.41%) Adobe
7 8 (2.41%) Cisco
7 8 (2.41%) Lotus
7 8 (2.41%) Sybase
8 7 (2.11%) Google
8 7 (2.11%) IBM
8 7 (2.11%) NetApp
9 6 (1.81%) Alterian
9 6 (1.81%) Dell
9 6 (1.81%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.51%) SAP
10 5 (1.51%) Sun
10 5 (1.51%) Telerik
10 5 (1.51%) Wyse
Cheshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Strathclyde, Scotland
University of Strathclyde
Rate: £39,324 - £48,327
Posted: 7 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £385 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago