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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 390 384 361
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 252 242 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.32% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 132 145
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £53.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -72.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £53.00
% change year-on-year
- -72.64%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 -5 228 £401 +3.54% 152
London -18 85 £450 +17.64% 85
South East +10 64 £368 -5.16% 39
Yorkshire -16 23 £375 +6.38% 6
Scotland +5 22 £300 -4.00%
Berkshire +12 21 £410 +9.33% 3
City of London +10 18 £416 +12.50% 6
Reading +4 17 £410 +9.33% 2
South West -6 14 £363 -36.95% 2
West Yorkshire -26 14 £388 +9.92% 6
North West -29 14 £475 -13.24% 3
East of England +4 12 £403 +4.54% 11
Surrey -1 12 £319 -6.25% 8
Leeds -24 12 £388 +10.71% 3
Hampshire 0 11 £363 -9.37% 11
Oxfordshire -12 10 £230 -34.28%
South Yorkshire - 8 £300 -
Lanarkshire -3 7 £103 -10.86%
Manchester -26 7 £463 -15.52% 2
North Lanarkshire - 7 £115 -
Glasgow +10 6 £375 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £489 - 6
Wiltshire -2 6 £550 -
Sheffield - 6 £300 -
Swindon 0 5 £550 -
West Sussex -10 5 £426 - 3
North East - 5 £338 -
Midlands +7 4 - -
Crawley -4 4 £428 -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £300 - 9

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 240 (44.20%) Windows
2 169 (31.12%) Microsoft
3 168 (30.94%) SQL
4 125 (23.02%) .NET
5 123 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
6 122 (22.47%) SQL Server
7 115 (21.18%) Linux
8 107 (19.71%) Finance
9 96 (17.68%) Active Directory
10 93 (17.13%) Oracle
11 92 (16.94%) C#
11 92 (16.94%) Web Services
12 83 (15.29%) VMware
12 83 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 81 (14.92%) XML
14 79 (14.55%) Java
15 76 (14.00%) Security Cleared
16 72 (13.26%) UNIX
17 70 (12.89%) HTML
18 65 (11.97%) MS Excel
19 58 (10.68%) JavaScript
20 54 (9.94%) OO
21 51 (9.39%) .NET Framework
22 49 (9.02%) Windows 7
22 49 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
23 48 (8.84%) Migration
24 47 (8.66%) SDLC
25 46 (8.47%) Relational Database
25 46 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
25 46 (8.47%) ITIL

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 46 (8.47%) IIS
2 31 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 29 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.34%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.68%) WebLogic
6 19 (3.50%) Apache
7 18 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (2.76%) JBoss
9 11 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.84%) Lync
10 10 (1.84%) Documentum
10 10 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.10%) Node.js
13 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.55%) Moodle
14 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.34%) MS Office
3 12 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.76%) SaaS
2 14 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.84%) PaaS
4 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.74%) IaaS
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.55%) Office 365
7 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.00%) DNS
1 38 (7.00%) Internet
2 34 (6.26%) SAN
2 34 (6.26%) Firewall
2 34 (6.26%) TCP/IP
2 34 (6.26%) HTTP
3 28 (5.16%) SSL
4 23 (4.24%) WAN
5 21 (3.87%) SMTP
6 20 (3.68%) LAN
7 17 (3.13%) DHCP
7 17 (3.13%) VPN
8 15 (2.76%) FTP
8 15 (2.76%) SSH
8 15 (2.76%) NAS
9 14 (2.58%) VLAN
10 13 (2.39%) Network Security
11 9 (1.66%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 35 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.58%) Big Data
7 14 (2.58%) Sybase ASE
7 14 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.21%) DB2
9 12 (2.21%) MySQL
9 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 39 (7.18%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (4.24%) Subversion
4 19 (3.50%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.13%) Selenium
6 15 (2.76%) JIRA
6 15 (2.76%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.39%) JMeter
8 11 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (1.84%) JUnit
10 9 (1.66%) ClearCase
10 9 (1.66%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.66%) FitNesse
11 8 (1.47%) LoadRunner
11 8 (1.47%) Facilita Forecast
12 7 (1.29%) LoadUI
12 7 (1.29%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.29%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.29%) HP UFT
General
1 107 (19.71%) Finance
2 38 (7.00%) Banking
3 15 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.21%) Retail
4 12 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.03%) Publishing
6 10 (1.84%) Games
6 10 (1.84%) Back Office
6 10 (1.84%) Marketing
7 9 (1.66%) Front Office
7 9 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.29%) Billing
8 7 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.29%) French Language
9 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.74%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 152 (27.99%) Developer
2 87 (16.02%) Architect
3 74 (13.63%) Analyst
4 25 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (4.60%) Administrator
4 25 (4.60%) C++ Developer
4 25 (4.60%) C# Developer
5 24 (4.42%) Support Engineer
5 24 (4.42%) Technical Architect
6 22 (4.05%) Support Analyst
6 22 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 20 (3.68%) Applications Support
7 20 (3.68%) Consultant
8 19 (3.50%) DBA
8 19 (3.50%) Applications Developer
8 19 (3.50%) Tester
9 18 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (2.95%) Test Analyst
11 16 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (23.02%) .NET
2 92 (16.94%) Web Services
3 81 (14.92%) XML
4 70 (12.89%) HTML
5 51 (9.39%) .NET Framework
6 40 (7.37%) ASP.NET
7 39 (7.18%) CSS
7 39 (7.18%) WCF
8 29 (5.34%) J2EE
9 28 (5.16%) REST
10 26 (4.79%) WPF
11 24 (4.42%) jQuery
11 24 (4.42%) Middleware
12 23 (4.24%) SOAP
13 20 (3.68%) RESTful
14 19 (3.50%) Spring
15 18 (3.31%) WinForms
15 18 (3.31%) ADO
16 17 (3.13%) HTML5
16 17 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.26%) N-Tier
4 31 (5.71%) Clustering
5 20 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.50%) User Experience
7 16 (2.95%) Replication
8 14 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.21%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (2.21%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.84%) PKI
10 10 (1.84%) Derivative
11 9 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.47%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.47%) iPhone
12 8 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.29%) iPad
13 7 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 240 (44.20%) Windows
2 115 (21.18%) Linux
3 83 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (13.26%) UNIX
5 49 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (9.02%) Windows 7
6 39 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (4.05%) Solaris
9 12 (2.21%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.84%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.92%) Android
12 5 (0.92%) VMS
12 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.92%) CentOS
13 4 (0.74%) Fedora
14 3 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.55%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (9.94%) OO
3 48 (8.84%) Migration
4 47 (8.66%) SDLC
5 46 (8.47%) ITIL
6 44 (8.10%) Project Management
7 36 (6.63%) Multithreading
8 34 (6.26%) Scrum
9 32 (5.89%) TDD
10 31 (5.71%) Change Management
10 31 (5.71%) MVC
11 29 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (5.16%) Web Development
13 26 (4.79%) OOD
13 26 (4.79%) SOA
14 25 (4.60%) Process Management
14 25 (4.60%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.42%) Service Management
16 22 (4.05%) BDD
17 21 (3.87%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 168 (30.94%) SQL
2 92 (16.94%) C#
3 79 (14.55%) Java
4 58 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 39 (7.18%) VB
6 34 (6.26%) C++
7 29 (5.34%) Perl
8 24 (4.42%) T-SQL
8 24 (4.42%) Python
8 24 (4.42%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.21%) Ruby
11 12 (2.21%) VBScript
12 9 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.47%) PHP
14 6 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.10%) VB6
14 6 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.89%) DV Cleared
3 32 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.95%) Degree
6 12 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.21%) CCNA
7 11 (2.03%) MCSE
7 11 (2.03%) MCTS
8 10 (1.84%) CCNP
8 10 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.47%) MCITP
10 7 (1.29%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.10%) MCSA
12 5 (0.92%) MCP
12 5 (0.92%) ACSA
12 5 (0.92%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.63%) QA
2 16 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.76%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) BS7799
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (17.68%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (2.95%) vSphere
6 12 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.29%) vCloud
9 7 (1.29%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.10%) NFS
10 6 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.92%) Veritas File System
11 5 (0.92%) XenApp
12 4 (0.74%) XenServer
13 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.55%) RHEV
14 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (7.18%) SCCM
2 28 (5.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.13%) SCOM
5 11 (2.03%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (2.03%) SCSM
6 10 (1.84%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.84%) WSUS
6 10 (1.84%) Data Guard
7 9 (1.66%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.47%) Puppet
9 7 (1.29%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.92%) WMI
12 4 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.74%) Ansible
12 4 (0.74%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 169 (31.12%) Microsoft
2 93 (17.13%) Oracle
3 83 (15.29%) VMware
4 36 (6.63%) Red Hat
5 33 (6.08%) HP
6 32 (5.89%) Citrix
7 31 (5.71%) IBM
8 28 (5.16%) Cisco
8 28 (5.16%) Symantec
9 22 (4.05%) NetApp
10 21 (3.87%) Apple
10 21 (3.87%) Sybase
11 19 (3.50%) SAP
12 18 (3.31%) EMC
13 17 (3.13%) Dell
14 14 (2.58%) Sun
14 14 (2.58%) Veritas
15 13 (2.39%) CheckPoint
15 13 (2.39%) Juniper
16 12 (2.21%) CommVault
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day call for details
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
TRG
Rate: 300-360 Per Day call for details
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £420 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £375 to £425 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £675 to £700 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago