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 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 377 368 309
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -59
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 252 230 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.39% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 136 161
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £345 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.40% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £33.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.06% +1.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-56.06% -

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 -27 225 £375 - 167
London -24 77 £375 -11.76% 84
South East -28 31 £375 +15.38% 27
West Midlands +3 27 £300 +20.00% 6
City of London +22 26 £375 -11.76% 12
East of England -20 22 £340 -23.16% 7
North West -11 21 £500 +17.64% 8
Manchester +7 19 £523 +22.94% 6
Hampshire -9 17 £400 +18.51% 4
South West -23 16 £588 +46.87% 11
Yorkshire -10 15 £375 +25.00% 11
Wales -11 15 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire -12 15 £375 +25.00% 6
South Wales 0 14 £325 - 3
Leeds -6 13 £388 +29.16% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £345 -18.58% 5
Birmingham +4 11 £250 -23.07% 1
Newport -7 11 £325 - 1
Bristol -17 10 £600 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £425 -16.25% 4
Scotland -5 8 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire -13 7 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +13 6 £425 -
Southampton - 6 £406 - 1
Nottingham +14 4 £425 -
Edinburgh 0 4 £400 -
Surrey -2 4 £345 -33.00% 14
Cambridge -5 4 £425 -17.47% 4
Essex -25 4 £325 +6.38%
Leicestershire - 4 £190 -

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 134 (27.92%) Windows
2 129 (26.88%) Finance
3 121 (25.21%) Microsoft
4 115 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (21.25%) Linux
6 98 (20.42%) .NET
7 96 (20.00%) SQL
8 92 (19.17%) Web Services
9 85 (17.71%) C#
10 82 (17.08%) Java
11 79 (16.46%) TCP/IP
12 67 (13.96%) Oracle
13 66 (13.75%) HTML
14 65 (13.54%) SQL Server
15 59 (12.29%) TDD
16 58 (12.08%) ITIL
17 56 (11.67%) Active Directory
18 55 (11.46%) MS Excel
19 54 (11.25%) Scrum
20 50 (10.42%) C++
20 50 (10.42%) Security Cleared
20 50 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
21 48 (10.00%) UNIX
22 47 (9.79%) OO
22 47 (9.79%) Degree
23 46 (9.58%) .NET Framework
23 46 (9.58%) HP
24 45 (9.38%) XML
24 45 (9.38%) VMware
24 45 (9.38%) Mobile App

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (7.50%) IIS
2 33 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.79%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.29%) NetWeaver
5 11 (2.29%) Node.js
6 10 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.88%) CMS
8 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.46%) Apache
9 7 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.25%) WordPress
10 6 (1.25%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.04%) nginx
11 5 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.83%) JBoss
12 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.83%) Drupal
13 3 (0.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 55 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.67%) MS Office
3 8 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.83%) MS Project
5 3 (0.63%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.63%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.71%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.67%) SaaS
2 8 (1.67%) PaaS
2 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.67%) IaaS
3 6 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.04%) Route 53
5 2 (0.42%) Office 365
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 79 (16.46%) TCP/IP
2 40 (8.33%) HTTP
3 36 (7.50%) Internet
4 35 (7.29%) DNS
5 34 (7.08%) Firewall
6 30 (6.25%) VPN
7 20 (4.17%) LAN
8 17 (3.54%) VoIP
8 17 (3.54%) VLAN
9 16 (3.33%) WAN
9 16 (3.33%) DHCP
9 16 (3.33%) SAN
10 14 (2.92%) SSL
11 11 (2.29%) SNMP
11 11 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.08%) FCoE
12 10 (2.08%) Multicast
12 10 (2.08%) Wireless
12 10 (2.08%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 29 (6.04%) RDBMS
4 17 (3.54%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.33%) DB2
6 15 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.29%) MySQL
8 11 (2.29%) SAP BW
9 10 (2.08%) QlikView
9 10 (2.08%) Redis
9 10 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.67%) OLAP
11 8 (1.67%) OLTP
11 8 (1.67%) Couchbase
11 8 (1.67%) Big Data
11 8 (1.67%) SimpleDB
12 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (8.33%) Subversion
3 34 (7.08%) Selenium
4 33 (6.88%) JIRA
5 26 (5.42%) WebDriver
6 24 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 23 (4.79%) JUnit
8 21 (4.38%) Git (software)
9 20 (4.17%) Maven
10 19 (3.96%) TortoiseSVN
10 19 (3.96%) Bugzilla
11 17 (3.54%) Ant
12 15 (3.13%) JMeter
12 15 (3.13%) TestNG
13 11 (2.29%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.08%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
16 6 (1.25%) Rational Rose
16 6 (1.25%) FitNesse
17 4 (0.83%) JBehave
General
1 129 (26.88%) Finance
2 32 (6.67%) Banking
3 21 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.29%) Games
6 10 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.08%) Front Office
7 9 (1.88%) Retail
8 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.04%) Marketing
9 5 (1.04%) Back Office
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 3 (0.63%) Automotive
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) French Language
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 147 (30.63%) Developer
2 97 (20.21%) Analyst
3 34 (7.08%) Consultant
4 27 (5.63%) Test Analyst
4 27 (5.63%) .NET Developer
5 24 (5.00%) Administrator
6 23 (4.79%) Support Analyst
7 22 (4.58%) Tester
8 20 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 19 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 19 (3.96%) Java Developer
10 18 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 18 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.75%) Mobile Developer
11 17 (3.54%) iOS Developer
12 15 (3.13%) Architect
13 13 (2.71%) Applications Support
13 13 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (2.50%) Service Analyst
14 12 (2.50%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (20.42%) .NET
2 92 (19.17%) Web Services
3 66 (13.75%) HTML
4 46 (9.58%) .NET Framework
5 45 (9.38%) XML
6 37 (7.71%) RESTful
7 35 (7.29%) CSS
8 33 (6.88%) HTML5
9 29 (6.04%) ASP.NET
10 28 (5.83%) SOAP
11 20 (4.17%) jQuery
12 17 (3.54%) Cocoa
12 17 (3.54%) Cocoa Touch
13 15 (3.13%) WinForms
13 15 (3.13%) Ajax
14 14 (2.92%) WCF
15 11 (2.29%) WPF
15 11 (2.29%) J2EE
15 11 (2.29%) REST
16 10 (2.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 40 (8.33%) Open Source
3 24 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 22 (4.58%) User Experience
4 22 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.58%) iPad
5 19 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.13%) iPhone
7 14 (2.92%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.71%) Animation
9 12 (2.50%) Blackberry
9 12 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (2.29%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.29%) Thin Client
11 10 (2.08%) Mainframe
11 10 (2.08%) Streaming Media
12 9 (1.88%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.88%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 134 (27.92%) Windows
2 102 (21.25%) Linux
3 48 (10.00%) UNIX
4 34 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.04%) Windows 7
6 26 (5.42%) Apple iOS
7 22 (4.58%) Android
8 21 (4.38%) Windows XP
9 19 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.46%) Solaris
11 7 (1.46%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.83%) HPUX
12 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.42%) SUSE
14 2 (0.42%) Debian
15 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.21%) CentOS
15 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (12.29%) TDD
3 58 (12.08%) ITIL
4 54 (11.25%) Scrum
5 47 (9.79%) OO
6 44 (9.17%) Kanban
7 38 (7.92%) Migration
8 37 (7.71%) Test Scripting
9 35 (7.29%) Software Testing
10 32 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (6.67%) Load Testing
11 30 (6.25%) MVC
11 30 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 29 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (5.83%) Performance Testing
14 27 (5.63%) SOA
15 26 (5.42%) Project Management
15 26 (5.42%) Web Development
15 26 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (5.21%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.00%) SQL
2 85 (17.71%) C#
3 82 (17.08%) Java
4 50 (10.42%) C++
5 44 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 27 (5.63%) Python
7 26 (5.42%) Objective-C
7 26 (5.42%) PHP
8 23 (4.79%) C
9 19 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.33%) Perl
11 15 (3.13%) Ruby
11 15 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.92%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.71%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.50%) VB
15 10 (2.08%) VBA
16 8 (1.67%) ActionScript
17 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 5 (1.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 50 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.79%) Degree
3 40 (8.33%) ISEB
4 37 (7.71%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.25%) ISTQB
6 23 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.29%) MCSE
7 11 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.46%) CCNA
11 6 (1.25%) CCNP
12 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.63%) RHCE
13 3 (0.63%) MCP
13 3 (0.63%) MCITP
14 2 (0.42%) MCTS
14 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.92%) QA
2 14 (2.92%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.58%) vSphere
4 12 (2.50%) vCloud
5 10 (2.08%) XenApp
5 10 (2.08%) NFS
6 9 (1.88%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.46%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.42%) NDS
11 2 (0.42%) XenServer
11 2 (0.42%) RHEV
12 1 (0.21%) VMFS
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (4.58%) SCCM
3 16 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.71%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (2.08%) Puppet
6 9 (1.88%) Salt
6 9 (1.88%) SCOM
6 9 (1.88%) WSUS
7 8 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.04%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.83%) DameWare
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.83%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.83%) SAP Afaria
11 3 (0.63%) MOM
11 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 121 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.96%) Oracle
3 46 (9.58%) HP
4 45 (9.38%) VMware
5 35 (7.29%) Citrix
6 32 (6.67%) Cisco
7 26 (5.42%) IBM
8 23 (4.79%) Apple
9 22 (4.58%) SAP
10 17 (3.54%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.13%) EMC
12 13 (2.71%) Dell
13 12 (2.50%) Sybase
14 11 (2.29%) Lotus
14 11 (2.29%) F5
15 10 (2.08%) Perforce
15 10 (2.08%) Websense
16 8 (1.67%) Symantec
17 6 (1.25%) AppSense
17 6 (1.25%) Capita
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £660.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 per hour + Access to car, Pension, BUPA
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capax Global Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Syntax Consultancy
Rate: Per Day (neg)
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
UK Wide, home based
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago