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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 375 352 283
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -69
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 242 235 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.69% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 137 163
Average daily rate
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£355 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Average hourly rate £15.25 £53.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.22% +47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £57.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £53.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
-72.64% +3.92%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 219 £375 -6.25% 129
London +17 105 £375 -11.86% 74
South East -9 30 £350 - 17
West Midlands -2 22 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -20 18 £575 -4.16% 9
City of London +17 17 £375 -11.86% 6
North West -13 15 £548 +28.82% 9
Hampshire -10 13 £400 +14.28% 3
Manchester -5 12 £548 +28.82% 6
West Yorkshire -4 11 £313 +4.16% 1
Yorkshire -5 11 £313 +4.16% 5
Scotland -10 11 £300 -41.74% 7
East of England -16 11 £385 -12.99% 5
Birmingham +7 10 £200 -57.89% 2
Berkshire +3 10 £150 -31.81% 5
Bristol - 10 £575 - 4
Leeds +3 9 £313 +4.16% 1
Wales -7 8 £325 +9.24% 1
South Wales -4 7 £325 +6.90% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £375 +42.85% 2
Reading +15 6 - - 5
Hertfordshire -11 6 - - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £325 - 5
Nottinghamshire +10 4 - - 1
Slough +7 4 £173 -
Oxfordshire -3 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £325 -
Oxford -2 3 £350 -
Essex -2 3 £413 -8.33%
Surrey -3 3 £350 -22.22% 2

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 131 (27.93%) Microsoft
1 131 (27.93%) Finance
2 123 (26.23%) Windows
3 97 (20.68%) Web Services
3 97 (20.68%) .NET
4 83 (17.70%) C#
5 82 (17.48%) TCP/IP
6 80 (17.06%) Java
6 80 (17.06%) Linux
7 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (14.07%) SQL
9 65 (13.86%) HTML
10 62 (13.22%) Degree
11 61 (13.01%) Oracle
12 59 (12.58%) SQL Server
12 59 (12.58%) ITIL
13 52 (11.09%) MS Excel
14 51 (10.87%) TDD
15 49 (10.45%) QA
16 46 (9.81%) XML
17 44 (9.38%) VMware
18 43 (9.17%) OO
18 43 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
19 42 (8.96%) Active Directory
20 41 (8.74%) JavaScript
21 40 (8.53%) C++
21 40 (8.53%) UNIX
21 40 (8.53%) Test Scripting
22 39 (8.32%) .NET Framework
22 39 (8.32%) Scrum

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 31 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.97%) IIS
3 22 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (3.20%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.92%) CMS
6 9 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.28%) Node.js
8 6 (1.28%) WordPress
8 6 (1.28%) NetWeaver
8 6 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.85%) Drupal
10 4 (0.85%) Apache
11 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.64%) Confluence
11 3 (0.64%) Lync
Applications
1 52 (11.09%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.61%) MS Office
3 11 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.07%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (1.07%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.85%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.85%) MS Project
6 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.35%) SaaS
3 8 (1.71%) PaaS
3 8 (1.71%) IaaS
4 5 (1.07%) Office 365
5 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (17.48%) TCP/IP
2 35 (7.46%) HTTP
3 33 (7.04%) Internet
4 29 (6.18%) Firewall
5 28 (5.97%) VPN
6 26 (5.54%) DNS
7 20 (4.26%) LAN
7 20 (4.26%) WAN
8 17 (3.62%) VLAN
9 15 (3.20%) VoIP
10 11 (2.35%) SNMP
10 11 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (2.35%) Multicast
11 10 (2.13%) FCoE
11 10 (2.13%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.92%) DHCP
13 8 (1.71%) SAN
13 8 (1.71%) Wireless
13 8 (1.71%) SSH
14 7 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.41%) RDBMS
4 15 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.35%) DB2
6 9 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.49%) MySQL
8 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.07%) MS Access
9 5 (1.07%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.07%) Redis
9 5 (1.07%) SimpleDB
9 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.07%) KDB
9 5 (1.07%) QlikView
10 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.64%) WebFOCUS
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (7.89%) Selenium
3 28 (5.97%) Subversion
4 26 (5.54%) JIRA
5 25 (5.33%) Maven
6 22 (4.69%) Ant
7 21 (4.48%) JUnit
8 19 (4.05%) WebDriver
9 18 (3.84%) Jenkins
10 17 (3.62%) JMeter
11 16 (3.41%) TestNG
12 15 (3.20%) Git (software)
12 15 (3.20%) Bugzilla
13 14 (2.99%) TortoiseSVN
14 13 (2.77%) FitNesse
15 9 (1.92%) Rational Rose
16 7 (1.49%) Eclipse
16 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
17 5 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
18 4 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 131 (27.93%) Finance
2 34 (7.25%) Banking
3 17 (3.62%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.56%) Games
4 12 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.13%) Back Office
7 9 (1.92%) Front Office
8 7 (1.49%) Marketing
9 6 (1.28%) Retail
10 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.07%) French Language
11 4 (0.85%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 2 (0.43%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 152 (32.41%) Developer
2 88 (18.76%) Analyst
3 35 (7.46%) Architect
4 33 (7.04%) Consultant
5 31 (6.61%) .NET Developer
6 24 (5.12%) Tester
7 23 (4.90%) Test Analyst
8 22 (4.69%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.48%) Administrator
9 21 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.26%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 19 (4.05%) Support Analyst
12 18 (3.84%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.62%) iOS Developer
14 14 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (2.99%) Service Analyst
15 13 (2.77%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
16 12 (2.56%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (20.68%) .NET
1 97 (20.68%) Web Services
2 65 (13.86%) HTML
3 46 (9.81%) XML
4 39 (8.32%) .NET Framework
5 36 (7.68%) CSS
6 32 (6.82%) RESTful
7 28 (5.97%) HTML5
8 26 (5.54%) jQuery
8 26 (5.54%) ASP.NET
8 26 (5.54%) SOAP
9 22 (4.69%) J2EE
10 21 (4.48%) Ajax
11 20 (4.26%) Middleware
12 19 (4.05%) WinForms
13 16 (3.41%) WCF
14 12 (2.56%) Cocoa
15 11 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
16 10 (2.13%) Cocoa Touch
17 8 (1.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 32 (6.82%) Open Source
3 21 (4.48%) iPad
4 20 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.20%) N-Tier
5 15 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.77%) Animation
8 12 (2.56%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.56%) iPhone
9 11 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.13%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.92%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.92%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.92%) Streaming Media
12 8 (1.71%) Online Games
13 7 (1.49%) MPEG
14 6 (1.28%) NHS
14 6 (1.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.23%) Windows
2 80 (17.06%) Linux
3 40 (8.53%) UNIX
4 34 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (6.40%) Windows 7
6 24 (5.12%) Android
7 22 (4.69%) Apple iOS
8 19 (4.05%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.71%) Solaris
12 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.43%) Debian
13 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.21%) Fedora
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (12.58%) ITIL
3 51 (10.87%) TDD
4 43 (9.17%) OO
5 40 (8.53%) Test Scripting
6 39 (8.32%) Scrum
7 36 (7.68%) SOA
8 33 (7.04%) MVC
8 33 (7.04%) Web Development
9 31 (6.61%) Migration
10 30 (6.40%) Automation Testing
11 29 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (6.18%) Service Management
11 29 (6.18%) Load Testing
12 28 (5.97%) Software Engineering
13 27 (5.76%) Performance Testing
14 25 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.33%) Kanban
14 25 (5.33%) Software Testing
15 24 (5.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.70%) C#
2 80 (17.06%) Java
3 66 (14.07%) SQL
4 41 (8.74%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.53%) C++
6 22 (4.69%) C
7 21 (4.48%) Objective-C
8 20 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.84%) PHP
10 15 (3.20%) Perl
10 15 (3.20%) Python
11 13 (2.77%) VB
12 12 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.35%) VBA
14 10 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.92%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.49%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.49%) Ruby
17 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 62 (13.22%) Degree
2 33 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.04%) ISEB
3 28 (5.97%) ISTQB
4 25 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.35%) MCSE
7 9 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.49%) CCNA
10 6 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.07%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.07%) CCNP
12 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.64%) MCP
14 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.43%) RHCE
14 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.21%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.45%) QA
2 12 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 42 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.48%) vSphere
4 12 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 12 (2.56%) XenApp
5 11 (2.35%) vCloud
6 10 (2.13%) NFS
7 7 (1.49%) RHEV
8 6 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.07%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.64%) NDS
12 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.21%) RACF
13 1 (0.21%) VMFS
13 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.41%) SCCM
3 11 (2.35%) Tivoli
3 11 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.28%) WSUS
8 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.07%) Salt
8 5 (1.07%) Puppet
9 4 (0.85%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (0.85%) SCOM
10 3 (0.64%) DameWare
10 3 (0.64%) MOM
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 131 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 61 (13.01%) Oracle
3 44 (9.38%) VMware
4 33 (7.04%) HP
4 33 (7.04%) Citrix
5 31 (6.61%) Cisco
6 23 (4.90%) IBM
7 22 (4.69%) Apple
8 21 (4.48%) SAP
9 16 (3.41%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.99%) EMC
10 14 (2.99%) F5
11 13 (2.77%) Sybase
12 11 (2.35%) Lotus
13 10 (2.13%) Sun
13 10 (2.13%) Dell
13 10 (2.13%) Websense
14 7 (1.49%) webMethods
14 7 (1.49%) Symantec
14 7 (1.49%) AppSense
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston upon Thames
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20000.00 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago