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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 478 422 404
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -18
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 167 248 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 136 131
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.87% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.78 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+44.82% -

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
18052 18693 18504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 32.51% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11662 11711 11067
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 767 782
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.02 £45.90 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -50 160 £389 -3.41% 409
London -25 68 £475 +5.55% 333
South East -18 33 £500 +37.93% 34
South West +8 18 £323 -11.03% 6
East of England +23 14 £294 -27.01% 19
Wiltshire +11 14 £325 -40.90% 1
Hampshire +11 12 £340 -6.20% 5
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £525 +75.00% 2
Milton Keynes +19 11 £525 +75.00% 2
North West +7 10 £155 -67.36% 3
Essex +14 9 £261 - 4
Surrey -1 7 £130 -59.21% 13
North East -12 7 £475 +40.74% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 7 £475 +40.74% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 7 £475 +40.74% 2
City of London +15 6 £450 +8.10% 2
Scotland -9 6 £320 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -27 6 £430 +1.05% 3
Lancashire +15 5 £155 -56.49%
Canary Wharf - 5 £330 -
Cheshire +11 4 - - 1
Bristol +1 4 £200 -38.46% 1
Suffolk +6 3 £313 -26.47% 1
Hook -2 3 £340 -
Ipswich -3 3 £313 -26.47%
West Yorkshire -7 3 £338 -12.90% 3
Leeds -8 3 £338 -12.90% 2
Yorkshire -23 3 £338 -10.00% 4
Birmingham - 3 £430 - 2
Portsmouth - 3 - -

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 158 (49.38%) Windows
2 116 (36.25%) Microsoft
3 89 (27.81%) Active Directory
4 86 (26.88%) SQL Server
5 85 (26.56%) SQL
6 70 (21.88%) Oracle
7 63 (19.69%) Java
7 63 (19.69%) Finance
7 63 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (18.75%) .NET
9 58 (18.13%) Internet
10 57 (17.81%) Linux
11 56 (17.50%) Unix
12 55 (17.19%) Security Cleared
13 52 (16.25%) ITIL
14 49 (15.31%) MS Office
14 49 (15.31%) MS Excel
15 48 (15.00%) HTML
15 48 (15.00%) VMware
16 44 (13.75%) Citrix
17 43 (13.44%) SC Cleared
18 39 (12.19%) C#
18 39 (12.19%) Web Services
19 38 (11.88%) SCCM
20 36 (11.25%) Windows 7
21 35 (10.94%) Migration
22 34 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (10.63%) PowerShell
23 33 (10.31%) XML
23 33 (10.31%) Degree

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 31 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.31%) IIS
2 17 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.69%) Apache
5 14 (4.38%) JBoss
6 12 (3.75%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.50%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.25%) GemFire
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.94%) SAS
12 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (15.31%) MS Excel
1 49 (15.31%) MS Office
2 7 (2.19%) MS Project
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.63%) InDesign
4 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Sonata
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.38%) PaaS
2 13 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (4.06%) IaaS
3 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.81%) SaaS
5 8 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.19%) Office 365
7 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.94%) Route 53
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.13%) Internet
2 27 (8.44%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.81%) Intranet
4 22 (6.88%) IPsec
5 21 (6.56%) SSH
6 20 (6.25%) SMTP
7 19 (5.94%) FTP
8 16 (5.00%) DNS
8 16 (5.00%) Wireless
9 15 (4.69%) Firewall
10 14 (4.38%) HTTP
11 13 (4.06%) SAN
12 12 (3.75%) Extranet
12 12 (3.75%) LAN
12 12 (3.75%) VLAN
13 9 (2.81%) Ethernet
13 9 (2.81%) NAS
13 9 (2.81%) WAN
14 8 (2.50%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (26.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.31%) DB2
4 16 (5.00%) MySQL
5 11 (3.44%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.56%) Essbase
7 5 (1.56%) MS Access
7 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.25%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.25%) Infinispan
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
10 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.38%) Subversion
4 10 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.81%) Selenium
6 7 (2.19%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.19%) HP UFT
6 7 (2.19%) JIRA
7 6 (1.88%) MSI
8 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.25%) Facilita Forecast
8 4 (1.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.25%) Maven
8 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.94%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.94%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (19.69%) Finance
2 14 (4.38%) Banking
3 13 (4.06%) Retail
4 11 (3.44%) Billing
5 8 (2.50%) Law
5 8 (2.50%) Marketing
6 5 (1.56%) Back Office
6 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.94%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (15.94%) Developer
2 45 (14.06%) Analyst
3 40 (12.50%) Architect
4 20 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 20 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (5.94%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.31%) Consultant
7 17 (5.31%) Technical Architect
8 14 (4.38%) Software Developer
9 13 (4.06%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (3.44%) Security Advisor
11 10 (3.13%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.13%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.13%) Lead Developer
11 10 (3.13%) Systems Architect
11 10 (3.13%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.75%) .NET
2 48 (15.00%) HTML
3 39 (12.19%) Web Services
4 33 (10.31%) XML
5 27 (8.44%) ASP.NET
6 25 (7.81%) CSS
7 21 (6.56%) HTML5
8 16 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.69%) Middleware
9 15 (4.69%) Spring
10 14 (4.38%) LAMP
11 13 (4.06%) JSP
12 12 (3.75%) JMS
12 12 (3.75%) jQuery
12 12 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (3.44%) Servlets
13 11 (3.44%) SOAP
14 10 (3.13%) Struts
14 10 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
1 28 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.13%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.56%) Cryptography
4 20 (6.25%) CESG
5 16 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 14 (4.38%) Private Cloud
7 13 (4.06%) Clustering
8 12 (3.75%) N-Tier
9 11 (3.44%) Computer Science
10 10 (3.13%) Mainframe
11 9 (2.81%) NHS
12 8 (2.50%) Fat Client
12 8 (2.50%) Thin Client
12 8 (2.50%) User Experience
13 6 (1.88%) EPoS
14 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.56%) Replication
15 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 158 (49.38%) Windows
2 57 (17.81%) Linux
3 56 (17.50%) Unix
4 36 (11.25%) Windows 7
5 31 (9.69%) Windows Server
6 20 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 19 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (5.94%) Windows Vista
8 15 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.75%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.19%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.88%) Solaris
13 5 (1.56%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.56%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.25%) AIX
14 4 (1.25%) Android
14 4 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (16.25%) ITIL
3 35 (10.94%) Migration
4 31 (9.69%) Configuration Management
5 26 (8.13%) MVC
6 25 (7.81%) Scrum
6 25 (7.81%) SDLC
7 23 (7.19%) OO
7 23 (7.19%) PRINCE2
8 22 (6.88%) Change Management
9 21 (6.56%) Project Management
9 21 (6.56%) Release Management
10 20 (6.25%) Information Assurance
10 20 (6.25%) Web Development
11 19 (5.94%) Risk Management
11 19 (5.94%) Time Management
11 19 (5.94%) Validation
11 19 (5.94%) Workflow
12 18 (5.63%) Business Analysis
13 17 (5.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.56%) SQL
2 63 (19.69%) Java
3 39 (12.19%) C#
4 34 (10.63%) PowerShell
5 29 (9.06%) VBScript
6 25 (7.81%) C++
6 25 (7.81%) JavaScript
7 23 (7.19%) Python
8 20 (6.25%) VB
9 13 (4.06%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.06%) C
10 10 (3.13%) Perl
11 7 (2.19%) PHP
11 7 (2.19%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.56%) COBOL
12 5 (1.56%) Ruby
13 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.94%) Go
15 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.44%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.31%) Degree
4 24 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
5 20 (6.25%) CISSP
6 19 (5.94%) MCSE
7 15 (4.69%) ISTQB
8 13 (4.06%) CEH
8 13 (4.06%) MCDST
8 13 (4.06%) MCSA
9 10 (3.13%) ISEB
9 10 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (3.13%) MCP
10 9 (2.81%) A+ Certification
10 9 (2.81%) ACDT
10 9 (2.81%) ACHDS
10 9 (2.81%) ACTC
10 9 (2.81%) MCSM
10 9 (2.81%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.50%) QA
2 15 (4.69%) RMADS
3 11 (3.44%) SLA
4 4 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.25%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) SDET
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.00%) Sendmail
4 13 (4.06%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.75%) iptables
6 10 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.13%) NFS
6 10 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (3.13%) XenApp
7 8 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.19%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.88%) Docker
9 6 (1.88%) KVM
9 6 (1.88%) XenServer
10 5 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.25%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.63%) vSphere
14 1 (0.31%) RHEV
14 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (11.88%) SCCM
2 15 (4.69%) WSUS
3 14 (4.38%) SCOM
4 12 (3.75%) HAProxy
5 11 (3.44%) Puppet
5 11 (3.44%) SCDPM
5 11 (3.44%) SCSM
5 11 (3.44%) SCVMM
6 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.56%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.63%) DameWare
10 2 (0.63%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.63%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.63%) Nagios
10 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.63%) OVPA
Vendors
1 116 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 70 (21.88%) Oracle
3 48 (15.00%) VMware
4 44 (13.75%) Citrix
5 17 (5.31%) Sybase
6 16 (5.00%) HP
7 15 (4.69%) Cisco
8 14 (4.38%) IBM
9 12 (3.75%) Apple
10 10 (3.13%) NetApp
11 9 (2.81%) Pega
11 9 (2.81%) Vitria
12 8 (2.50%) BEA
12 8 (2.50%) Lotus
12 8 (2.50%) SAP
13 7 (2.19%) Dell
13 7 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.88%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.56%) AppSense
15 5 (1.56%) CA
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 26 days ago