The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 381 362 313
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -49
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 232 196 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 1.58% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 114 173
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 27
Average hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.34 £21.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £51.20 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
-17.24% -46.78%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 207 £400 +6.66% 136
London +9 116 £425 -0.87% 66
South East -13 32 £338 +8.87% 21
City of London -13 22 £425 +3.03% 5
West Midlands +8 20 £413 -25.00% 1
East of England -28 15 £475 +46.15% 18
Hampshire +3 14 £330 +3.12% 7
Scotland +2 12 £241 -35.66% 6
Yorkshire -33 9 £300 +20.00% 10
West Yorkshire -30 8 £300 +20.00% 4
Manchester -13 7 £325 - 3
Surrey -17 7 £390 +25.80% 4
North West -25 7 £325 -35.00% 6
Leeds -28 7 £300 +20.00% 1
Berkshire -12 6 £338 +14.89% 5
Bedfordshire -14 6 £500 +56.86% 2
Essex -14 6 £350 - 5
Glasgow +13 5 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £243 - 3
Luton -14 4 £500 +60.00% 1
South West -28 4 - - 5
Gloucestershire -5 3 - -
Reading -10 3 £338 +50.00% 4
Birmingham -13 3 £450 -18.18% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £525 +23.52% 11
Cambridge 0 2 £525 +23.52% 9
Croydon -14 2 £375 -0.99%
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
West Sussex - 2 £258 - 3
Farnborough -4 1 - - 1

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 110 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 103 (23.57%) Web Services
2 103 (23.57%) Windows
3 92 (21.05%) Finance
4 86 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (19.45%) Internet
6 82 (18.76%) SQL
7 77 (17.62%) Linux
8 74 (16.93%) .NET
9 73 (16.70%) Java
10 71 (16.25%) C#
11 66 (15.10%) Degree
12 62 (14.19%) C++
12 62 (14.19%) Oracle
12 62 (14.19%) TCP/IP
12 62 (14.19%) Software Engineering
13 59 (13.50%) JavaScript
14 57 (13.04%) HTML
15 54 (12.36%) SQL Server
16 53 (12.13%) SOA
17 52 (11.90%) XML
18 46 (10.53%) PHP
18 46 (10.53%) MS Excel
19 45 (10.30%) Banking
20 43 (9.84%) OO
20 43 (9.84%) Active Directory
21 39 (8.92%) ITIL
22 38 (8.70%) Time Management
23 37 (8.47%) Windows 7
23 37 (8.47%) MS Office

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 32 (7.32%) Node.js
2 19 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.89%) IIS
3 17 (3.89%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.66%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.43%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (2.29%) Apache
9 10 (2.29%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.92%) Drupal
12 4 (0.92%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.69%) CMS
14 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 46 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.47%) MS Office
3 12 (2.75%) Fireworks
4 11 (2.52%) Adobe Captivate
4 11 (2.52%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (1.37%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.14%) MS Project
7 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.23%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 11 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.69%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.23%) BASE24
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.35%) SaaS
3 6 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.45%) Internet
2 62 (14.19%) TCP/IP
3 35 (8.01%) DNS
4 26 (5.95%) SSL
5 21 (4.81%) HTTP
6 18 (4.12%) Firewall
7 17 (3.89%) LAN
8 14 (3.20%) WAN
9 10 (2.29%) VPN
10 9 (2.06%) Intranet
11 8 (1.83%) VoIP
12 7 (1.60%) Wireless
12 7 (1.60%) DHCP
13 6 (1.37%) SAN
14 5 (1.14%) SSH
15 4 (0.92%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.92%) SNMP
15 4 (0.92%) FTP
15 4 (0.92%) NetScaler
15 4 (0.92%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (2.52%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.06%) MySQL
6 9 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.60%) MS Access
7 7 (1.60%) DB2
8 6 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
8 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.14%) KDB
9 5 (1.14%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (5.03%) Selenium
2 16 (3.66%) Maven
3 12 (2.75%) Dreamweaver
3 12 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.52%) JIRA
4 11 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.29%) FitNesse
6 9 (2.06%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.60%) Subversion
9 6 (1.37%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.37%) Toad
10 5 (1.14%) Xcode
11 4 (0.92%) Ant
11 4 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.69%) jMock
12 3 (0.69%) Hamcrest
12 3 (0.69%) Hudson
12 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.69%) PhoneGap
General
1 92 (21.05%) Finance
2 45 (10.30%) Banking
3 23 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.20%) Games
5 7 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.60%) Retail
6 6 (1.37%) Publishing
6 6 (1.37%) Marketing
7 5 (1.14%) International Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Back Office
7 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) French Language
9 3 (0.69%) Local Government
9 3 (0.69%) Billing
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 2 (0.46%) Legal
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 176 (40.27%) Developer
2 62 (14.19%) Analyst
3 51 (11.67%) Architect
4 29 (6.64%) Java Developer
5 25 (5.72%) Software Engineer
5 25 (5.72%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (5.49%) Administrator
7 21 (4.81%) Test Analyst
8 19 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (4.35%) Consultant
9 18 (4.12%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 17 (3.89%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.66%) Software Developer
11 16 (3.66%) Android Developer
12 15 (3.43%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.20%) Python Developer
14 13 (2.97%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.97%) Tester
15 12 (2.75%) C# Developer
15 12 (2.75%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (23.57%) Web Services
2 74 (16.93%) .NET
3 57 (13.04%) HTML
4 52 (11.90%) XML
5 32 (7.32%) CSS
6 29 (6.64%) J2EE
7 28 (6.41%) SOAP
8 26 (5.95%) RESTful
8 26 (5.95%) HTML5
9 24 (5.49%) jQuery
9 24 (5.49%) WCF
10 22 (5.03%) ASP.NET
11 20 (4.58%) Spring
12 16 (3.66%) Middleware
12 16 (3.66%) REST
13 15 (3.43%) Ajax
14 14 (3.20%) Flash
14 14 (3.20%) WinForms
15 13 (2.97%) Hibernate
15 13 (2.97%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.03%) N-Tier
3 21 (4.81%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.58%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.35%) Mainframe
6 16 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.20%) Social Network
8 12 (2.75%) Clustering
8 12 (2.75%) E-Learning
8 12 (2.75%) SCORM
9 9 (2.06%) Online Games
10 8 (1.83%) Replication
10 8 (1.83%) Social Media
10 8 (1.83%) Open Source
11 7 (1.60%) iPad
12 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.37%) iPhone
13 4 (0.92%) Streaming Media
13 4 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 103 (23.57%) Windows
2 77 (17.62%) Linux
3 37 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 28 (6.41%) UNIX
4 28 (6.41%) Android
5 21 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.66%) Windows XP
6 16 (3.66%) Solaris
7 13 (2.97%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.14%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.14%) BlackBerry OS
11 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.46%) VME
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (14.19%) Software Engineering
3 53 (12.13%) SOA
4 43 (9.84%) OO
5 39 (8.92%) ITIL
6 38 (8.70%) Time Management
7 31 (7.09%) TDD
7 31 (7.09%) MVC
7 31 (7.09%) Load Balancing
8 26 (5.95%) Service Management
8 26 (5.95%) Unit Testing
9 24 (5.49%) TOGAF
10 22 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.81%) Test Scripting
11 21 (4.81%) E-Commerce
11 21 (4.81%) Scrum
12 20 (4.58%) Workflow
12 20 (4.58%) Project Management
13 19 (4.35%) Android Development
14 18 (4.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 82 (18.76%) SQL
2 73 (16.70%) Java
3 71 (16.25%) C#
4 62 (14.19%) C++
5 59 (13.50%) JavaScript
6 46 (10.53%) PHP
7 34 (7.78%) Python
7 34 (7.78%) Ruby
7 34 (7.78%) Bash Shell
8 18 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.97%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.75%) ActionScript
10 12 (2.75%) C
10 12 (2.75%) ActionScript 2.0
11 11 (2.52%) VB
12 10 (2.29%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.06%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.06%) VB6
14 8 (1.83%) Perl
15 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (15.10%) Degree
2 35 (8.01%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.75%) MCSE
6 8 (1.83%) ISEB
7 5 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.14%) CCNA
8 4 (0.92%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.92%) MCSA
8 4 (0.92%) MCITP
9 3 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CCA
10 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.46%) MCP
10 2 (0.46%) MCDST
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.23%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.24%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) Basel III
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 43 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.75%) XenApp
4 11 (2.52%) XenDesktop
5 10 (2.29%) vSphere
6 6 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.69%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.46%) XenServer
10 2 (0.46%) Postfix
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.23%) NDS
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.35%) SCCM
2 8 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.60%) Puppet
3 7 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.37%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.37%) SCOM
5 5 (1.14%) WSUS
5 5 (1.14%) SAP Afaria
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.14%) MOM
6 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.69%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) WMI
9 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.23%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 110 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 62 (14.19%) Oracle
3 27 (6.18%) HP
3 27 (6.18%) VMware
4 24 (5.49%) Citrix
5 17 (3.89%) IBM
6 16 (3.66%) Adobe
7 15 (3.43%) Google
7 15 (3.43%) Remedy
8 14 (3.20%) Facebook
9 13 (2.97%) ServiceNow
9 13 (2.97%) Cisco
10 12 (2.75%) BMC
10 12 (2.75%) JBoss
11 11 (2.52%) SAP
12 10 (2.29%) Apple
13 9 (2.06%) Sybase
13 9 (2.06%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.83%) webMethods
15 5 (1.14%) F5
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £12.50 - 14.50 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £37 - £43 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas 50
Rate: Up to £37,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago