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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 451 428 415
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 186 245 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.28% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 131 133
Median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £230 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -
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
17522 19085 18708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 11970 11358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 807 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -16 179 £450 +12.50% 437
London +19 87 £450 - 367
South East -25 24 £513 +42.36% 27
South West +14 20 £325 -18.75% 3
Wiltshire +16 13 £323 -25.86% 1
North West +3 12 £425 -10.52% 2
Tyne and Wear -11 11 £475 - 2
North East -13 11 £475 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 11 £475 - 2
East of England +12 10 £313 -21.13% 21
City of London +19 9 £450 +11.11% 6
Bristol +6 7 £330 -17.50% 1
Canary Wharf +6 7 £160 -
Surrey +4 7 - - 10
Scotland -6 7 £320 +59.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 6 £538 +79.16% 4
Milton Keynes +14 6 £538 +79.16% 1
West Yorkshire -2 6 £338 - 3
Yorkshire -9 6 £338 -10.00% 7
Cheshire +11 5 - -
Hampshire +10 5 - -
Essex +7 5 £261 - 5
Leeds +3 5 £338 - 3
Reading 0 5 £450 +9.75% 2
Berkshire -7 5 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands - 5 £430 - 5
Liverpool - 4 £425 -
Merseyside - 4 £425 -
Suffolk +3 3 £313 -53.70% 2
Ipswich -2 3 £313 -53.70% 1

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 129 (43.00%) Windows
2 100 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 81 (27.00%) Active Directory
4 75 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 73 (24.33%) SQL
6 69 (23.00%) Internet
7 67 (22.33%) Java
8 64 (21.33%) Oracle
9 63 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (19.67%) Finance
11 57 (19.00%) MS Office
12 51 (17.00%) Linux
13 48 (16.00%) Unix
13 48 (16.00%) .NET
14 47 (15.67%) HTML
15 46 (15.33%) Security Cleared
16 45 (15.00%) MS Excel
17 44 (14.67%) ITIL
18 43 (14.33%) Citrix
19 41 (13.67%) Degree
20 40 (13.33%) SC Cleared
21 38 (12.67%) VMware
22 37 (12.33%) C++
23 36 (12.00%) XML
23 36 (12.00%) TCP/IP
24 33 (11.00%) C#
25 32 (10.67%) Web Services
26 31 (10.33%) SCCM
26 31 (10.33%) Windows 7
27 30 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 29 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.00%) Apache
3 13 (4.33%) OpenStack
4 12 (4.00%) JBoss
4 12 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.67%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.67%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.67%) IIS
9 4 (1.33%) CMS
9 4 (1.33%) GemFire
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 57 (19.00%) MS Office
2 45 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.00%) MS Project
4 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Sonata
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (4.33%) IaaS
2 13 (4.33%) PaaS
3 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.00%) Office 365
3 9 (3.00%) SaaS
4 4 (1.33%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.67%) G Suite
6 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.67%) Yammer
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (23.00%) Internet
2 36 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 29 (9.67%) Intranet
4 20 (6.67%) Wireless
5 17 (5.67%) Ethernet
6 16 (5.33%) IPsec
6 16 (5.33%) SMTP
7 14 (4.67%) FTP
8 13 (4.33%) Extranet
8 13 (4.33%) SAN
8 13 (4.33%) SSH
8 13 (4.33%) VLAN
9 12 (4.00%) HTTP
10 11 (3.67%) SSL
11 10 (3.33%) LAN
12 9 (3.00%) NAS
13 8 (2.67%) iSCSI
13 8 (2.67%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.00%) DNS
14 6 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.00%) DB2
2 18 (6.00%) MySQL
3 16 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.67%) Essbase
7 5 (1.67%) MS Access
7 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.33%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.33%) Infinispan
8 4 (1.33%) OLAP
9 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.00%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.67%) GIS
10 2 (0.67%) OLTP
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.67%) QlikView
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (7.67%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.33%) Subversion
3 18 (6.00%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.33%) JIRA
5 12 (4.00%) Selenium
6 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.33%) HP UFT
6 7 (2.33%) MSI
6 7 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.67%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.33%) Maven
9 3 (1.00%) Ant
9 3 (1.00%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.00%) Toad
9 3 (1.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.67%) Appium
10 2 (0.67%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 59 (19.67%) Finance
2 17 (5.67%) Banking
2 17 (5.67%) Retail
3 9 (3.00%) Billing
3 9 (3.00%) Marketing
4 7 (2.33%) Back Office
5 6 (2.00%) Law
6 5 (1.67%) Publishing
7 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.00%) French Language
8 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Automotive
9 2 (0.67%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (19.33%) Developer
2 42 (14.00%) Analyst
3 35 (11.67%) Architect
4 19 (6.33%) Project Manager
5 17 (5.67%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (5.33%) Software Developer
7 13 (4.33%) Consultant
7 13 (4.33%) Support Analyst
7 13 (4.33%) Technical Architect
8 12 (4.00%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.00%) Lead Developer
9 11 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (3.67%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.33%) Tester
11 9 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.00%) .NET
2 47 (15.67%) HTML
3 36 (12.00%) XML
4 32 (10.67%) Web Services
5 22 (7.33%) HTML5
6 21 (7.00%) ASP.NET
6 21 (7.00%) CSS
7 17 (5.67%) LAMP
8 14 (4.67%) JSP
8 14 (4.67%) Middleware
9 13 (4.33%) AngularJS
9 13 (4.33%) jQuery
9 13 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (4.33%) SOAP
10 12 (4.00%) Spring
11 10 (3.33%) J2EE
12 9 (3.00%) JSON
12 9 (3.00%) XML Messaging
13 8 (2.67%) libvirt
13 8 (2.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.33%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.67%) Cryptography
5 16 (5.33%) CESG
6 14 (4.67%) Clustering
6 14 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.67%) Private Cloud
7 12 (4.00%) Mainframe
8 9 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.00%) User Experience
9 8 (2.67%) Fat Client
9 8 (2.67%) Thin Client
10 6 (2.00%) EPoS
10 6 (2.00%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.67%) NHS
12 4 (1.33%) AS400
12 4 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (43.00%) Windows
2 51 (17.00%) Linux
3 48 (16.00%) Unix
4 31 (10.33%) Windows 7
5 28 (9.33%) Apple iOS
6 24 (8.00%) Windows Server
7 19 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.00%) Windows Vista
9 12 (4.00%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.00%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.00%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.67%) Android
13 5 (1.67%) MVS
13 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.33%) AIX
14 4 (1.33%) Solaris
14 4 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.67%) ITIL
3 28 (9.33%) Change Management
4 27 (9.00%) Migration
4 27 (9.00%) OO
5 24 (8.00%) Scrum
6 23 (7.67%) Time Management
6 23 (7.67%) Validation
7 22 (7.33%) PRINCE2
7 22 (7.33%) Web Development
8 21 (7.00%) Project Management
8 21 (7.00%) SDLC
9 20 (6.67%) Business Analysis
9 20 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 20 (6.67%) Release Management
10 19 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.67%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.33%) Information Assurance
12 16 (5.33%) MVC
13 15 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.33%) SQL
2 67 (22.33%) Java
3 37 (12.33%) C++
4 33 (11.00%) C#
5 30 (10.00%) Python
6 28 (9.33%) VBScript
7 25 (8.33%) C
8 24 (8.00%) PowerShell
8 24 (8.00%) VB
9 21 (7.00%) JavaScript
10 15 (5.00%) Perl
11 13 (4.33%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.33%) COBOL
13 7 (2.33%) PHP
13 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.00%) Go
15 5 (1.67%) JCL
15 5 (1.67%) Ruby
15 5 (1.67%) VC++
16 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.67%) Degree
3 40 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (8.00%) MCSE
6 18 (6.00%) MCDST
6 18 (6.00%) MCSA
7 16 (5.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (5.33%) CISSP
8 15 (5.00%) MCP
9 14 (4.67%) ACDT
9 14 (4.67%) ACHDS
9 14 (4.67%) ACTC
9 14 (4.67%) MCSM
9 14 (4.67%) Network+ Certification
10 12 (4.00%) A+ Certification
11 11 (3.67%) CEH
12 9 (3.00%) CCNA
12 9 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (2.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.67%) QA
2 11 (3.67%) RMADS
3 10 (3.33%) SLA
4 4 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.33%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.67%) WCAG
7 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.33%) HL7
7 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 81 (27.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (4.33%) iptables
5 12 (4.00%) Sendmail
6 11 (3.67%) NFS
7 10 (3.33%) XenApp
8 9 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.67%) KVM
9 8 (2.67%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.67%) XenServer
10 7 (2.33%) Hyper-V
11 6 (2.00%) Docker
12 3 (1.00%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.67%) Squid
13 2 (0.67%) vSphere
14 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (10.33%) SCCM
2 16 (5.33%) WSUS
3 13 (4.33%) HAProxy
3 13 (4.33%) Puppet
4 9 (3.00%) SCOM
5 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (2.00%) SCDPM
7 6 (2.00%) SCSM
7 6 (2.00%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.67%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.33%) DameWare
10 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.67%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.67%) OVPA
12 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 100 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 64 (21.33%) Oracle
3 43 (14.33%) Citrix
4 38 (12.67%) VMware
5 16 (5.33%) Apple
6 15 (5.00%) HP
6 15 (5.00%) Sybase
7 11 (3.67%) Lotus
8 9 (3.00%) IBM
9 8 (2.67%) Cisco
10 7 (2.33%) Dell
10 7 (2.33%) LANDesk
10 7 (2.33%) NetApp
10 7 (2.33%) SAP
11 6 (2.00%) BEA
11 6 (2.00%) Pega
11 6 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.00%) Vitria
12 5 (1.67%) FNZ
12 5 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 21 days ago