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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 366 390 359
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -31
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 254 222 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 1.27% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 144 111
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.34% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £13.20 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £41.60 £51.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.24%

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
16920 17439 14673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.03% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10733 8761
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 668 688
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 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
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 21 April 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 +23 226 £411 +2.81% 168
London 0 108 £425 - 110
South East +7 46 £350 +3.70% 23
City of London +26 26 £425 +4.61% 9
Hampshire -1 26 £400 +21.21% 6
East of England +15 19 £550 +15.78% 10
Suffolk - 17 £550 - 1
Scotland -7 16 £331 +37.30% 2
South West +12 11 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -11 10 £328 -9.65% 2
Havant +5 9 £410 +9.33%
Wales - 9 £325 - 2
South Wales - 9 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £300 - 7
North East +4 8 £425 - 5
Glasgow +3 8 £220 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £425 - 5
Gloucestershire -6 7 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £300 - 4
Cheltenham - 7 £450 - 1
East Midlands +4 6 £403 - 1
Berkshire -3 6 £320 -5.18% 5
West Midlands -22 6 £348 -15.75% 4
Derbyshire +9 4 £403 -
West Yorkshire -6 4 £330 -8.96% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
Reading -1 3 £320 -5.18% 3
Birmingham -4 3 £395 -12.22% 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £350 +44.32%
Leeds -14 3 £330 -8.96% 1

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 209 (44.19%) Windows
2 156 (32.98%) SQL
3 120 (25.37%) Finance
4 117 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (23.04%) Linux
6 108 (22.83%) .NET
7 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
8 94 (19.87%) Java
9 86 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 84 (17.76%) XML
11 81 (17.12%) C#
12 72 (15.22%) UNIX
13 71 (15.01%) Security Cleared
14 68 (14.38%) Web Services
15 67 (14.16%) HTML
16 62 (13.11%) C++
17 60 (12.68%) Internet
18 59 (12.47%) VMware
19 56 (11.84%) TDD
20 54 (11.42%) Active Directory
21 53 (11.21%) JavaScript
21 53 (11.21%) Oracle
22 50 (10.57%) OO
23 46 (9.73%) TCP/IP
23 46 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
24 45 (9.51%) J2EE
25 43 (9.09%) Scrum
26 42 (8.88%) MS Excel
27 41 (8.67%) Migration
27 41 (8.67%) Multithreading

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 36 (7.61%) IIS
2 31 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.50%) WebSphere
4 24 (5.07%) JBoss
4 24 (5.07%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.86%) WebLogic
6 15 (3.17%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.75%) Apache
8 10 (2.11%) CMS
8 10 (2.11%) Node.js
9 7 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.27%) Documentum
10 6 (1.27%) Confluence
11 5 (1.06%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.06%) Jetty
12 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.85%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 42 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.50%) MS Office
3 8 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.63%) SaaS
5 2 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Route 53
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.68%) Internet
2 46 (9.73%) TCP/IP
3 32 (6.77%) SSL
4 24 (5.07%) SAN
4 24 (5.07%) HTTP
5 23 (4.86%) Firewall
6 21 (4.44%) VPN
7 18 (3.81%) DNS
8 17 (3.59%) VLAN
9 15 (3.17%) LAN
10 14 (2.96%) WAN
10 14 (2.96%) Wireshark
11 12 (2.54%) Network Security
12 10 (2.11%) SDH
12 10 (2.11%) 2G
12 10 (2.11%) 2.5G
12 10 (2.11%) 3G
13 9 (1.90%) LDAP
13 9 (1.90%) 4G
14 7 (1.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.59%) RDBMS
5 15 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.33%) MySQL
7 10 (2.11%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.69%) Big Data
10 6 (1.27%) DB2
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.06%) Redis
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.85%) SimpleDB
12 4 (0.85%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (7.82%) Subversion
2 32 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (6.55%) Visual Studio
4 29 (6.13%) JIRA
5 20 (4.23%) Git (software)
6 19 (4.02%) Selenium
6 19 (4.02%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.38%) JUnit
8 13 (2.75%) ClearCase
8 13 (2.75%) StarTeam
8 13 (2.75%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (1.90%) MSI
12 7 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.48%) TestNG
13 6 (1.27%) JMeter
13 6 (1.27%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.27%) FishEye
14 5 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 120 (25.37%) Finance
2 31 (6.55%) Banking
3 20 (4.23%) Games
4 14 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.11%) Publishing
7 9 (1.90%) Retail
8 7 (1.48%) Legal
9 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.27%) Front Office
9 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.27%) Marketing
10 3 (0.63%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.63%) Billing
10 3 (0.63%) Back Office
10 3 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 168 (35.52%) Developer
2 65 (13.74%) Analyst
3 53 (11.21%) Architect
4 36 (7.61%) Consultant
5 33 (6.98%) C++ Developer
6 32 (6.77%) Java Developer
7 27 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.02%) Tester
9 18 (3.81%) C# Developer
9 18 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
10 17 (3.59%) Test Analyst
11 16 (3.38%) Administrator
12 15 (3.17%) Test Engineer
13 14 (2.96%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.75%) Web Developer
15 12 (2.54%) Software Developer
15 12 (2.54%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.54%) Technical Analyst
16 11 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (22.83%) .NET
2 84 (17.76%) XML
3 68 (14.38%) Web Services
4 67 (14.16%) HTML
5 45 (9.51%) J2EE
6 38 (8.03%) .NET Framework
7 36 (7.61%) SOAP
8 34 (7.19%) CSS
9 29 (6.13%) REST
10 26 (5.50%) ASP.NET
11 25 (5.29%) Spring
11 25 (5.29%) jQuery
11 25 (5.29%) RESTful
12 24 (5.07%) WCF
13 20 (4.23%) HTML5
14 18 (3.81%) Ajax
15 16 (3.38%) ADO
16 14 (2.96%) Java RMI
16 14 (2.96%) XML-RPC
16 14 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.77%) Mobile App
2 30 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 17 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.59%) User Experience
5 16 (3.38%) Open Source
6 15 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.75%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.54%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.54%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (2.11%) NHS
9 10 (2.11%) Clustering
10 9 (1.90%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.48%) iPhone
11 7 (1.48%) PKI
11 7 (1.48%) Streaming Media
12 6 (1.27%) Replication
12 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 209 (44.19%) Windows
2 109 (23.04%) Linux
3 72 (15.22%) UNIX
4 46 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (7.19%) Windows 7
6 30 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (5.92%) Apple iOS
8 22 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (3.81%) Android
10 10 (2.11%) Solaris
11 9 (1.90%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.85%) webOS
13 4 (0.85%) CentOS
13 4 (0.85%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.63%) VME
14 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (11.84%) TDD
3 50 (10.57%) OO
4 43 (9.09%) Scrum
5 41 (8.67%) Migration
5 41 (8.67%) Multithreading
6 35 (7.40%) SOA
7 30 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (6.13%) Project Management
9 27 (5.71%) MVC
10 26 (5.50%) OOD
10 26 (5.50%) Configuration Management
11 24 (5.07%) ITIL
12 20 (4.23%) Information Management
13 19 (4.02%) Process Management
13 19 (4.02%) Test Scripting
14 18 (3.81%) User Stories
15 17 (3.59%) Release Management
15 17 (3.59%) Web Development
16 16 (3.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 156 (32.98%) SQL
2 94 (19.87%) Java
3 81 (17.12%) C#
4 62 (13.11%) C++
5 53 (11.21%) JavaScript
6 39 (8.25%) Python
7 24 (5.07%) Bash Shell
8 23 (4.86%) Perl
9 22 (4.65%) VB
9 22 (4.65%) Ruby
10 20 (4.23%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.02%) T-SQL
12 15 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.96%) PHP
14 13 (2.75%) C
15 12 (2.54%) VB.NET
16 10 (2.11%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.90%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.69%) VBScript
19 5 (1.06%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 71 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.46%) DV Cleared
3 34 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.71%) Degree
5 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.90%) MCSE
7 5 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.06%) MCITP
8 4 (0.85%) PMP
8 4 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.85%) CCNP
9 3 (0.63%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) MCP
9 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.42%) VCAP
10 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.67%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.48%) SLA
3 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (11.42%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.06%) vSphere
5 5 (1.06%) vCloud
6 4 (0.85%) XenServer
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.63%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.42%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (4.65%) SCCM
2 19 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.90%) SCOM
6 7 (1.48%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.27%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.06%) Puppet
9 4 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (0.85%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (0.85%) Salt
9 4 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.63%) WSUS
10 3 (0.63%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.63%) SCSM
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.42%) CA Endevor
11 2 (0.42%) MOM
11 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.47%) VMware
3 53 (11.21%) Oracle
4 35 (7.40%) HP
5 24 (5.07%) Citrix
6 21 (4.44%) Cisco
6 21 (4.44%) SAP
7 17 (3.59%) IBM
8 14 (2.96%) Apple
9 13 (2.75%) McAfee
10 12 (2.54%) Perforce
10 12 (2.54%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.54%) Dell
11 11 (2.33%) EMC
12 10 (2.11%) Kofax
13 9 (1.90%) Sun
14 8 (1.69%) Sybase
14 8 (1.69%) Juniper
14 8 (1.69%) Symantec
15 7 (1.48%) Atlassian
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