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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 465 410 391
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -19
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 162 211 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.31% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 117 126
Average daily rate £419 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 10
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% +14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £12.59 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £29.35 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.97 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+38.29% +14.90%

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
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -65 150 £424 +13.00% 237
London -11 67 £450 +20.00% 159
South East -28 24 £313 -21.87% 25
Yorkshire -6 19 £450 +38.46% 10
East of England +4 15 £450 +16.12% 14
North West -6 12 £550 +83.33% 15
Scotland -15 9 £275 -3.50% 2
City of London +35 8 £425 +21.42% 6
West Yorkshire -10 8 £488 +47.72% 5
North Yorkshire +11 7 £383 +17.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £313 - 2
Milton Keynes +6 7 £313 +19.04% 1
Surrey -7 7 £448 +37.69% 6
Leeds -7 7 £488 +47.72% 4
South West -8 6 £340 -15.00% 9
Bedfordshire - 6 £450 - 2
Redhill - 6 £370 -
West Midlands -11 5 £128 -63.39% 1
Edinburgh -12 5 - -
Manchester -14 5 - - 8
Cheshire - 5 £550 - 4
Ipswich +8 4 £550 +10.00%
Glasgow +7 4 £275 +25.00% 2
Bristol +1 4 £358 -10.62% 5
Suffolk -2 4 £550 +10.00%
South Yorkshire -8 4 £500 - 1
Sheffield -12 4 £500 - 1
Berkshire +6 3 £363 +12.40% 4
Harrogate +3 3 £414 +27.30% 1
Oxford - 3 £238 - 4

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (34.85%) Windows
2 104 (27.88%) SQL
2 104 (27.88%) Microsoft
3 93 (24.93%) SQL Server
4 92 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (23.32%) Linux
6 85 (22.79%) JavaScript
7 69 (18.50%) Oracle
8 68 (18.23%) Unix
8 68 (18.23%) Active Directory
9 62 (16.62%) Web Services
9 62 (16.62%) Finance
10 61 (16.35%) C#
10 61 (16.35%) .NET
11 59 (15.82%) Java
12 54 (14.48%) XML
13 47 (12.60%) HTML
14 44 (11.80%) TDD
15 42 (11.26%) ITIL
16 41 (10.99%) Internet
17 40 (10.72%) Service Management
17 40 (10.72%) Windows Server
18 39 (10.46%) OO
18 39 (10.46%) Sybase
19 38 (10.19%) Shell Script
20 37 (9.92%) Clustering
20 37 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (9.65%) Oracle Database
21 36 (9.65%) ASP.NET
21 36 (9.65%) CSS

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 25 (6.70%) IIS
2 22 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.83%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.29%) Apache
5 13 (3.49%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.41%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.61%) SAS
7 6 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.34%) JBoss
8 5 (1.34%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.80%) Confluence
10 3 (0.80%) Jetty
10 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.85%) MS Office
3 13 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.80%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.80%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.54%) MS Project
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (4.02%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.34%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.07%) Relativity
4 3 (0.80%) Sonata
4 3 (0.80%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.22%) Office 365
4 8 (2.14%) PaaS
4 8 (2.14%) SaaS
5 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.80%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.80%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
7 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.99%) Internet
2 32 (8.58%) SAN
3 28 (7.51%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.97%) Firewall
5 25 (6.70%) DNS
5 25 (6.70%) HTTP
6 24 (6.43%) SMTP
7 23 (6.17%) WAN
8 22 (5.90%) LAN
9 19 (5.09%) SSL
10 17 (4.56%) LDAP
11 16 (4.29%) SSH
12 15 (4.02%) FTP
13 14 (3.75%) NAS
14 12 (3.22%) VPN
15 10 (2.68%) VLAN
16 9 (2.41%) NetScaler
17 8 (2.14%) DHCP
17 8 (2.14%) MPLS
17 8 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (24.93%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.65%) Oracle Database
3 32 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (7.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (6.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (6.43%) Sybase ASE
7 20 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 19 (5.09%) MySQL
9 15 (4.02%) NoSQL
9 15 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (3.49%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (3.22%) Hadoop
13 11 (2.95%) Big Data
13 11 (2.95%) DB2
14 10 (2.68%) MongoDB
15 9 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (5.09%) Cucumber
1 19 (5.09%) JUnit
2 18 (4.83%) SpecFlow
3 17 (4.56%) NUnit
4 16 (4.29%) Selenium
5 15 (4.02%) Moq
5 15 (4.02%) Rhino Mocks
6 14 (3.75%) Subversion
7 12 (3.22%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.14%) Hudson
9 8 (2.14%) JProfiler
10 5 (1.34%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.34%) HP UFT
10 5 (1.34%) JIRA
10 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.07%) Grunt
12 3 (0.80%) CA Gen
12 3 (0.80%) VisualVM
General
1 62 (16.62%) Finance
2 34 (9.12%) Banking
3 23 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.83%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.83%) Legal
5 12 (3.22%) Retail
6 7 (1.88%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.61%) Back Office
7 6 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.61%) Front Office
7 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.61%) Marketing
8 5 (1.34%) Billing
8 5 (1.34%) Games
8 5 (1.34%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (23.32%) Developer
2 60 (16.09%) Analyst
3 31 (8.31%) DBA
3 31 (8.31%) Sybase DBA
4 26 (6.97%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.17%) Support Engineer
6 22 (5.90%) .NET Developer
7 20 (5.36%) Administrator
7 20 (5.36%) Architect
7 20 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 20 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
8 19 (5.09%) Consultant
8 19 (5.09%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (4.83%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.29%) Applications Support
11 15 (4.02%) C# Software Engineer
11 15 (4.02%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 14 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.62%) Web Services
2 61 (16.35%) .NET
3 54 (14.48%) XML
4 47 (12.60%) HTML
5 36 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 36 (9.65%) CSS
6 31 (8.31%) .NET Framework
7 30 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (8.04%) jQuery
8 25 (6.70%) RESTful
9 24 (6.43%) Middleware
10 23 (6.17%) WCF
11 21 (5.63%) AngularJS
12 20 (5.36%) JMS
13 19 (5.09%) Hibernate
14 18 (4.83%) Gherkin
14 18 (4.83%) J2EE
15 17 (4.56%) SOAP
16 16 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 16 (4.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
1 37 (9.92%) Clustering
2 32 (8.58%) Replication
3 21 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.29%) N-Tier
5 15 (4.02%) Algorithms
5 15 (4.02%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 13 (3.49%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.95%) Visualisation
8 10 (2.68%) Cryptography
9 8 (2.14%) DataPower
9 8 (2.14%) Ontologies
10 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.88%) NHS
11 6 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.34%) Online Games
12 5 (1.34%) User Experience
13 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (34.85%) Windows
2 87 (23.32%) Linux
3 68 (18.23%) Unix
4 40 (10.72%) Windows Server
5 31 (8.31%) Windows 7
6 26 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (5.63%) Solaris
9 11 (2.95%) AIX
9 11 (2.95%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (2.41%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.54%) Android
16 1 (0.27%) CentOS
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (11.80%) TDD
3 42 (11.26%) ITIL
4 40 (10.72%) Service Management
5 39 (10.46%) OO
6 34 (9.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (8.85%) Project Management
7 33 (8.85%) SDLC
8 32 (8.58%) MVC
9 31 (8.31%) Change Management
9 31 (8.31%) Incident Management
10 29 (7.77%) SOA
10 29 (7.77%) Software Engineering
11 28 (7.51%) Open Source
12 26 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.70%) E-Commerce
14 22 (5.90%) Unit Testing
15 21 (5.63%) Automated Testing
16 20 (5.36%) Scrum
16 20 (5.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.88%) SQL
2 85 (22.79%) JavaScript
3 61 (16.35%) C#
4 59 (15.82%) Java
5 38 (10.19%) Shell Script
6 22 (5.90%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.90%) Python
7 20 (5.36%) C++
8 19 (5.09%) Ruby
9 17 (4.56%) C
10 15 (4.02%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.49%) Perl
11 13 (3.49%) VBScript
12 8 (2.14%) SPARQL
12 8 (2.14%) VB
13 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.07%) ABAP
15 3 (0.80%) Tcl
15 3 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.36%) DV Cleared
2 20 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.83%) Degree
4 17 (4.56%) ISEB
5 15 (4.02%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.49%) CCNA
6 13 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.14%) MCSE
9 6 (1.61%) CISSP
9 6 (1.61%) MCP
9 6 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.34%) CCNP
10 5 (1.34%) SAS Certification
11 4 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.07%) MCSA
11 4 (1.07%) RHCA
11 4 (1.07%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.77%) QA
2 9 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.61%) SLA
4 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.80%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.54%) SDET
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 68 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.41%) vSphere
6 7 (1.88%) NFS
6 7 (1.88%) RHEV
7 6 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.61%) XenApp
7 6 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.61%) XenServer
8 5 (1.34%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.07%) iptables
9 4 (1.07%) vCloud
9 4 (1.07%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.80%) Ceph
10 3 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.54%) KVM
11 2 (0.54%) Samba
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (7.51%) Data Guard
1 28 (7.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (2.41%) Foglight
3 8 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.88%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.88%) SCCM
5 6 (1.61%) WSUS
6 5 (1.34%) Kibana
7 4 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.07%) Check_MK
7 4 (1.07%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.07%) SCOM
8 2 (0.54%) Ansible
8 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.27%) Oozie
9 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 104 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 69 (18.50%) Oracle
3 39 (10.46%) Sybase
4 33 (8.85%) Red Hat
5 31 (8.31%) SAP
6 30 (8.04%) VMware
7 26 (6.97%) Citrix
8 18 (4.83%) IBM
9 16 (4.29%) Cisco
10 13 (3.49%) HP
11 12 (3.22%) EMC
12 11 (2.95%) Brocade
13 10 (2.68%) Apple
14 9 (2.41%) Pega
14 9 (2.41%) Sun
15 8 (2.14%) Imperva
15 8 (2.14%) NetApp
15 8 (2.14%) Symantec
16 7 (1.88%) CA
16 7 (1.88%) CheckPoint
Reading, Berkshire
Axiom Software Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £270 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + free parking
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £40 to £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Wakefield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 20 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £310 - 340 per day + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
North Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago