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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 386 342 307
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -35
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 237 250 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 1.52% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 142 150
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£388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% -13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £55.50
% change year-on-year
-61.33% -32.43%

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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -44 220 £400 - 140
London -6 91 £375 -11.76% 74
South East -15 34 £400 +17.64% 17
West Midlands +1 23 £300 +20.00% 5
City of London +14 22 £375 -11.76% 4
Hampshire -3 21 £400 +14.28% 7
North West -5 19 £488 +23.80% 10
South West -20 18 £588 - 6
Manchester 0 15 £524 +23.23% 8
Yorkshire -3 14 £365 +21.66% 8
West Yorkshire -10 14 £365 +21.66% 6
Leeds -6 12 £375 +25.00% 6
East of England -43 11 £385 -14.44% 10
Birmingham -1 10 £200 -27.27% 1
East Midlands -14 9 £363 +38.09% 4
Bristol - 9 £600 - 2
Hertfordshire -22 8 - - 2
Scotland -5 7 £325 -36.89% 8
Southampton - 7 £413 - 1
South Wales +1 6 £325 - 1
Wales -20 6 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire +15 5 £425 - 1
Surrey 0 5 £340 -27.46% 2
Oxford 0 4 £350 -
Edinburgh 0 4 £375 - 5
Berkshire -2 4 £375 +38.88%
Oxfordshire -8 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Reading +15 3 £375 +53.06%
Basingstoke +14 3 - -
Lancashire -20 3 £415 -7.77%

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (28.33%) Windows
2 133 (28.12%) Microsoft
3 132 (27.91%) Finance
4 121 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (19.87%) Web Services
5 94 (19.87%) .NET
6 85 (17.97%) Linux
7 83 (17.55%) Java
8 82 (17.34%) SQL
9 81 (17.12%) C#
10 80 (16.91%) TCP/IP
11 69 (14.59%) Oracle
12 59 (12.47%) HTML
13 57 (12.05%) SQL Server
13 57 (12.05%) Degree
14 56 (11.84%) ITIL
15 55 (11.63%) MS Excel
15 55 (11.63%) TDD
16 51 (10.78%) Active Directory
17 49 (10.36%) Scrum
17 49 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 47 (9.94%) VMware
18 47 (9.94%) UNIX
19 46 (9.73%) Security Cleared
20 43 (9.09%) Mobile App
21 42 (8.88%) .NET Framework
21 42 (8.88%) QA
22 41 (8.67%) XML
23 40 (8.46%) OO
23 40 (8.46%) C++

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.13%) IIS
3 20 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.81%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.75%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.90%) CMS
8 8 (1.69%) Node.js
9 7 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.27%) WordPress
10 6 (1.27%) NetWeaver
10 6 (1.27%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (1.27%) Apache
10 6 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.85%) Drupal
11 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.63%) Moodle
12 3 (0.63%) Confluence
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 55 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.98%) MS Office
3 13 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.27%) Adobe Captivate
4 6 (1.27%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.06%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.63%) MS Project
7 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.21%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.90%) SaaS
3 8 (1.69%) PaaS
3 8 (1.69%) IaaS
4 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.63%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) Route 53
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (16.91%) TCP/IP
2 36 (7.61%) HTTP
3 30 (6.34%) VPN
3 30 (6.34%) DNS
3 30 (6.34%) Firewall
4 24 (5.07%) Internet
4 24 (5.07%) LAN
5 21 (4.44%) WAN
6 19 (4.02%) VoIP
7 17 (3.59%) VLAN
8 13 (2.75%) SAN
9 12 (2.54%) SNMP
9 12 (2.54%) DHCP
10 11 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (2.33%) Multicast
11 10 (2.11%) FCoE
11 10 (2.11%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.11%) SSL
11 10 (2.11%) Wireless
12 8 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.77%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 15 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.11%) QlikView
7 10 (2.11%) DB2
8 9 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.69%) MySQL
9 8 (1.69%) Big Data
10 7 (1.48%) Redis
11 6 (1.27%) SimpleDB
11 6 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.27%) Couchbase
11 6 (1.27%) SAP BW
12 5 (1.06%) MS Access
12 5 (1.06%) OLTP
12 5 (1.06%) OLAP
12 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (8.25%) Subversion
3 35 (7.40%) Selenium
4 31 (6.55%) JIRA
5 29 (6.13%) Maven
6 26 (5.50%) Ant
6 26 (5.50%) JUnit
7 23 (4.86%) Git (software)
8 22 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 22 (4.65%) Jenkins
9 21 (4.44%) JMeter
10 20 (4.23%) TestNG
11 19 (4.02%) Bugzilla
12 18 (3.81%) TortoiseSVN
13 10 (2.11%) FitNesse
14 9 (1.90%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.48%) Eclipse
16 6 (1.27%) Rational Rose
16 6 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
17 5 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 132 (27.91%) Finance
2 39 (8.25%) Banking
3 20 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.11%) Games
7 9 (1.90%) Front Office
7 9 (1.90%) Back Office
8 7 (1.48%) Retail
9 6 (1.27%) French Language
10 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.85%) Legal
12 3 (0.63%) Electronics
12 3 (0.63%) Automotive
13 2 (0.42%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.42%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 136 (28.75%) Developer
2 95 (20.08%) Analyst
3 30 (6.34%) Test Analyst
3 30 (6.34%) Architect
3 30 (6.34%) Consultant
4 25 (5.29%) .NET Developer
5 24 (5.07%) Administrator
6 23 (4.86%) Support Analyst
7 21 (4.44%) Tester
8 20 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 19 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.81%) Mobile Developer
11 17 (3.59%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.38%) Java Developer
12 16 (3.38%) iOS Developer
13 15 (3.17%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.96%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (19.87%) .NET
1 94 (19.87%) Web Services
2 59 (12.47%) HTML
3 42 (8.88%) .NET Framework
4 41 (8.67%) XML
5 35 (7.40%) RESTful
6 32 (6.77%) CSS
7 29 (6.13%) HTML5
8 28 (5.92%) SOAP
9 24 (5.07%) ASP.NET
10 20 (4.23%) Ajax
11 19 (4.02%) jQuery
11 19 (4.02%) J2EE
12 17 (3.59%) Middleware
12 17 (3.59%) Cocoa
12 17 (3.59%) Cocoa Touch
13 15 (3.17%) WinForms
14 14 (2.96%) WCF
15 9 (1.90%) LINQ
15 9 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 39 (8.25%) Open Source
3 23 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.86%) iPad
3 23 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.38%) iPhone
5 15 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.17%) User Experience
5 15 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.54%) Animation
7 11 (2.33%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.90%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.90%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.69%) E-Learning
10 8 (1.69%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 134 (28.33%) Windows
2 85 (17.97%) Linux
3 47 (9.94%) UNIX
4 38 (8.03%) Windows 7
5 33 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.07%) Apple iOS
7 23 (4.86%) Windows XP
8 20 (4.23%) Android
9 17 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.11%) Solaris
11 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.85%) HPUX
13 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.42%) SUSE
13 2 (0.42%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (11.84%) ITIL
3 55 (11.63%) TDD
4 49 (10.36%) Scrum
5 40 (8.46%) OO
5 40 (8.46%) Test Scripting
6 37 (7.82%) Kanban
7 36 (7.61%) Migration
8 32 (6.77%) SOA
8 32 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (6.55%) MVC
9 31 (6.55%) Software Testing
9 31 (6.55%) Automation Testing
10 30 (6.34%) Load Testing
11 29 (6.13%) Performance Testing
11 29 (6.13%) Web Development
12 28 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (5.50%) Service Management
15 25 (5.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.55%) Java
2 82 (17.34%) SQL
3 81 (17.12%) C#
4 40 (8.46%) C++
5 36 (7.61%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.86%) Objective-C
7 22 (4.65%) C
8 20 (4.23%) PHP
9 18 (3.81%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.59%) Python
11 15 (3.17%) Perl
12 14 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.54%) VB
15 11 (2.33%) VBA
16 10 (2.11%) ActionScript
16 10 (2.11%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.90%) Ruby
18 6 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
18 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (12.05%) Degree
2 46 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.46%) ISEB
4 36 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 32 (6.77%) ISTQB
6 22 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.33%) MCSE
8 10 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.69%) CCNA
10 8 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.06%) CCNP
11 5 (1.06%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.63%) RHCE
13 3 (0.63%) MCP
13 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.42%) MCTS
14 2 (0.42%) MCITP
14 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.88%) QA
2 13 (2.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 51 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.65%) vSphere
4 12 (2.54%) vCloud
5 10 (2.11%) XenApp
5 10 (2.11%) NFS
6 9 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.48%) RHEV
7 7 (1.48%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.27%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.42%) NDS
11 2 (0.42%) XenServer
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 30 (6.34%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.23%) SCCM
3 13 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 11 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (1.90%) WSUS
8 8 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.48%) Puppet
9 7 (1.48%) Salt
10 5 (1.06%) SAP Afaria
10 5 (1.06%) SCOM
10 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.63%) DameWare
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.63%) MOM
12 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 133 (28.12%) Microsoft
2 69 (14.59%) Oracle
3 47 (9.94%) VMware
4 40 (8.46%) HP
5 35 (7.40%) Citrix
6 33 (6.98%) Cisco
7 27 (5.71%) IBM
8 26 (5.50%) Apple
9 19 (4.02%) SAP
10 17 (3.59%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.17%) EMC
11 15 (3.17%) F5
12 13 (2.75%) Lotus
13 12 (2.54%) Dell
14 10 (2.11%) Sun
14 10 (2.11%) Sybase
14 10 (2.11%) Websense
15 9 (1.90%) Symantec
16 7 (1.48%) webMethods
17 6 (1.27%) AppSense
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £337.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £350 - £400 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago