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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 374 388 364
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 277 237 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 1.36% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 134 122
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.16 £52.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% -61.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.80 £25.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £67.80 £57.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £32.50 £53.00
% change year-on-year
-55.38% -38.67%

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
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 259 £413 +17.85% 148
London -37 82 £450 +20.00% 96
South East +29 73 £350 +7.69% 16
South West +14 28 £425 -1.44% 1
City of London -3 23 £403 +7.33% 8
Hampshire +9 21 £390 -4.00% 4
Yorkshire -22 19 £375 +36.36% 9
East of England +6 16 £450 +114.28% 12
Scotland +3 15 £321 +21.22%
Berkshire +7 14 £350 +118.75% 3
North West -14 14 £469 +16.45% 9
Surrey +7 12 £300 -11.76% 4
Reading +2 11 £350 +12.00% 3
West Sussex 0 11 £425 -
Suffolk - 11 £435 - 3
Somerset +13 10 £480 +30.16%
West Yorkshire -27 10 £388 +40.90% 5
Taunton - 10 £480 -
Ipswich - 10 £435 - 2
Milton Keynes +6 9 £300 - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £300 +50.00% 3
Crawley +4 9 £425 -
Leeds -33 9 £388 +40.90% 2
Manchester -10 8 £463 +12.12% 8
Hook - 8 £485 -
North East - 7 £369 - 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £300 - 4
Wiltshire +10 6 £550 +7.31%
Tyne and Wear - 6 £338 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £388 -

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 234 (44.57%) Windows
2 177 (33.71%) SQL
3 147 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 127 (24.19%) .NET
5 124 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (21.71%) SQL Server
7 112 (21.33%) Finance
8 101 (19.24%) Linux
9 98 (18.67%) Web Services
10 95 (18.10%) Java
11 94 (17.90%) C#
12 88 (16.76%) XML
13 83 (15.81%) Active Directory
14 82 (15.62%) Oracle
14 82 (15.62%) Security Cleared
15 78 (14.86%) HTML
16 76 (14.48%) UNIX
16 76 (14.48%) VMware
17 62 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
18 60 (11.43%) JavaScript
19 58 (11.05%) OO
20 56 (10.67%) MS Excel
20 56 (10.67%) SDLC
21 52 (9.90%) .NET Framework
22 46 (8.76%) IIS
23 45 (8.57%) Multithreading
23 45 (8.57%) Windows 7
24 44 (8.38%) Relational Database
24 44 (8.38%) TCP/IP
25 43 (8.19%) Internet

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.76%) IIS
2 36 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 30 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 28 (5.33%) WebSphere
5 26 (4.95%) WebLogic
6 23 (4.38%) JBoss
7 19 (3.62%) Apache
8 18 (3.43%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.90%) Documentum
12 8 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (1.33%) Lync
14 6 (1.14%) Node.js
14 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.95%) Confluence
16 4 (0.76%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
17 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 56 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.71%) MS Office
3 11 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.90%) SaaS
3 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.33%) PaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.19%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.38%) TCP/IP
2 43 (8.19%) Internet
3 32 (6.10%) Firewall
4 28 (5.33%) SAN
5 27 (5.14%) DNS
6 24 (4.57%) HTTP
6 24 (4.57%) WAN
6 24 (4.57%) SSL
7 21 (4.00%) LAN
7 21 (4.00%) VPN
8 16 (3.05%) VLAN
9 14 (2.67%) Wireshark
10 13 (2.48%) Network Security
10 13 (2.48%) DHCP
11 12 (2.29%) SMTP
11 12 (2.29%) NAS
12 11 (2.10%) FTP
13 10 (1.90%) SDH
13 10 (1.90%) 3G
13 10 (1.90%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.95%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.24%) Big Data
6 13 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.48%) RDBMS
7 12 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.10%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.90%) MySQL
9 10 (1.90%) DB2
9 10 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle9i Database
10 8 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.76%) SQLite
13 4 (0.76%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 41 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 40 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (5.90%) Subversion
4 22 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 21 (4.00%) Selenium
6 13 (2.48%) JMeter
6 13 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.29%) JUnit
7 12 (2.29%) JIRA
8 11 (2.10%) WebDriver
8 11 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (2.10%) ClearCase
9 10 (1.90%) FitNesse
9 10 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.52%) Facilita Forecast
10 8 (1.52%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.33%) HP UFT
11 7 (1.33%) TestNG
11 7 (1.33%) LoadUI
General
1 112 (21.33%) Finance
2 30 (5.71%) Banking
3 17 (3.24%) Games
4 11 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.90%) Marketing
5 10 (1.90%) Publishing
5 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.71%) Retail
7 8 (1.52%) Back Office
8 7 (1.33%) Front Office
8 7 (1.33%) French Language
9 6 (1.14%) Billing
10 5 (0.95%) Legal
11 4 (0.76%) Law
11 4 (0.76%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.57%) Automotive
13 2 (0.38%) Advertising
13 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (32.38%) Developer
2 89 (16.95%) Architect
3 68 (12.95%) Analyst
4 28 (5.33%) C++ Developer
5 26 (4.95%) C# Developer
6 25 (4.76%) Administrator
7 24 (4.57%) Java Developer
7 24 (4.57%) Consultant
7 24 (4.57%) Technical Architect
8 22 (4.19%) Tester
8 22 (4.19%) .NET Developer
9 19 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.62%) Applications Developer
10 18 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.05%) Web Developer
13 15 (2.86%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.86%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.86%) Test Engineer
14 14 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (24.19%) .NET
2 98 (18.67%) Web Services
3 88 (16.76%) XML
4 78 (14.86%) HTML
5 52 (9.90%) .NET Framework
6 43 (8.19%) WCF
7 39 (7.43%) ASP.NET
8 38 (7.24%) J2EE
8 38 (7.24%) CSS
9 30 (5.71%) REST
10 28 (5.33%) SOAP
11 27 (5.14%) RESTful
12 26 (4.95%) jQuery
13 25 (4.76%) WPF
14 23 (4.38%) HTML5
15 22 (4.19%) Spring
16 20 (3.81%) WinForms
16 20 (3.81%) Middleware
17 19 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 18 (3.43%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.29%) N-Tier
3 31 (5.90%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.19%) User Experience
5 21 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (3.81%) Clustering
7 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.86%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.67%) Visualisation
10 12 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (2.10%) PKI
12 9 (1.71%) iPhone
13 8 (1.52%) iPad
13 8 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
13 8 (1.52%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.52%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.33%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.33%) Derivative
14 7 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 234 (44.57%) Windows
2 101 (19.24%) Linux
3 76 (14.48%) UNIX
4 62 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 38 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (3.43%) Apple iOS
10 17 (3.24%) Solaris
11 12 (2.29%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.71%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.71%) Android
13 7 (1.33%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.14%) CentOS
14 6 (1.14%) VMS
15 5 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.76%) Fedora
17 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (11.05%) OO
3 56 (10.67%) SDLC
4 45 (8.57%) Multithreading
5 39 (7.43%) ITIL
5 39 (7.43%) TDD
5 39 (7.43%) Migration
6 36 (6.86%) Scrum
7 33 (6.29%) MVC
8 32 (6.10%) SOA
9 31 (5.90%) Project Management
10 28 (5.33%) Web Development
11 26 (4.95%) OOD
12 24 (4.57%) Process Management
12 24 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (4.38%) BDD
14 22 (4.19%) Unit Testing
15 20 (3.81%) Test Scripting
15 20 (3.81%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 177 (33.71%) SQL
2 95 (18.10%) Java
3 94 (17.90%) C#
4 60 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 37 (7.05%) VB
6 36 (6.86%) C++
7 32 (6.10%) Perl
8 28 (5.33%) Python
9 26 (4.95%) T-SQL
10 22 (4.19%) VB.NET
11 19 (3.62%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.24%) PowerShell
12 17 (3.24%) PL/SQL
13 16 (3.05%) Ruby
14 12 (2.29%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.71%) VBScript
17 7 (1.33%) PHP
18 6 (1.14%) VBA
19 5 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 82 (15.62%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 30 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.43%) Degree
6 13 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.71%) CCNP
7 9 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.52%) CCNA
9 7 (1.33%) MCSE
10 6 (1.14%) MCTS
11 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.76%) MCP
12 4 (0.76%) VCAP
12 4 (0.76%) MCITP
12 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.43%) QA
2 16 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) BS7799
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (15.81%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.48%) vSphere
5 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.52%) vCloud
8 7 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (1.14%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.95%) Veritas File System
10 5 (0.95%) XenApp
10 5 (0.95%) XenServer
11 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.57%) NFS
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 41 (7.81%) SCCM
2 18 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (3.05%) SCOM
4 11 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.90%) SCSM
5 10 (1.90%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.90%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.52%) Puppet
6 8 (1.52%) SCDPM
7 7 (1.33%) WSUS
8 6 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.14%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (0.76%) Ansible
9 4 (0.76%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.76%) MOM
9 4 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.62%) Oracle
3 76 (14.48%) VMware
4 36 (6.86%) HP
5 28 (5.33%) Citrix
6 25 (4.76%) Cisco
7 23 (4.38%) IBM
8 21 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.81%) NetApp
10 18 (3.43%) Symantec
11 17 (3.24%) Dell
12 15 (2.86%) Apple
13 14 (2.67%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.48%) Sun
15 12 (2.29%) CommVault
15 12 (2.29%) EMC
15 12 (2.29%) Juniper
15 12 (2.29%) F5
16 11 (2.10%) Kofax
16 11 (2.10%) Sybase
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £178.00 - £267.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable upon skillset
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £550 to £650 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day +
Posted: 16 days ago