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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 383 379 346
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 200 191 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 1.24% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 127 110
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +15.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Average hourly rate £31.44 £16.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.47% -59.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year
+93.47% -59.75%

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
15473 15376 13456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 30.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9538 9406 8067
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 611 745
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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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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 -11 180 £375 -5.06% 209
London -5 93 £375 -16.66% 121
South East -5 43 £375 -1.96% 25
Hampshire +3 23 £400 - 3
City of London +10 16 £350 -22.22% 10
Scotland +6 16 £220 -21.42% 1
South West -1 10 £450 - 14
Glasgow +7 9 £220 -
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £313 -34.21% 9
Surrey +5 9 £325 -16.66% 5
East of England +8 8 £375 +7.14% 17
North West -16 8 £325 - 11
Yorkshire -29 8 £328 +9.16% 4
Gloucestershire -7 7 £473 - 2
Suffolk - 7 - -
Cheltenham - 7 £473 - 2
West Midlands -9 6 £350 -18.12% 7
Edinburgh +7 5 £350 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +5 5 £403 - 8
West Yorkshire -24 5 £330 +10.00% 3
Leeds -28 4 £330 +10.00% 3
Epsom - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £340 -
Lancashire - 4 £338 -
Wales - 4 £320 - 1
Havant +2 3 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 - 8
Newport Pagnell - 3 - - 1
Nottingham - 3 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 3

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 173 (38.53%) Windows
2 153 (34.08%) SQL
3 125 (27.84%) Linux
4 111 (24.72%) Finance
5 105 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (21.16%) Microsoft
7 93 (20.71%) Java
8 82 (18.26%) .NET
9 77 (17.15%) UNIX
9 77 (17.15%) Security Cleared
10 68 (15.14%) XML
11 66 (14.70%) Web Services
12 65 (14.48%) HTML
13 64 (14.25%) Internet
14 62 (13.81%) C#
14 62 (13.81%) Oracle
14 62 (13.81%) SQL Server
15 58 (12.92%) C++
15 58 (12.92%) TDD
16 55 (12.25%) JavaScript
17 51 (11.36%) TCP/IP
17 51 (11.36%) VMware
18 46 (10.24%) Scrum
18 46 (10.24%) MS Excel
18 46 (10.24%) OO
19 45 (10.02%) Active Directory
20 44 (9.80%) Python
20 44 (9.80%) SC Cleared
21 41 (9.13%) Windows 7
21 41 (9.13%) Migration

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 33 (7.35%) IIS
2 29 (6.46%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.68%) JBoss
3 21 (4.68%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.45%) WebLogic
4 20 (4.45%) MS Exchange
4 20 (4.45%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.12%) Apache
6 13 (2.90%) Node.js
7 9 (2.00%) CMS
8 7 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.34%) Confluence
10 5 (1.11%) nginx
10 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.11%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.11%) Jetty
10 5 (1.11%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 46 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.57%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.67%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.67%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.11%) Route 53
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.25%) Internet
2 51 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 29 (6.46%) SSL
4 27 (6.01%) HTTP
5 23 (5.12%) VPN
5 23 (5.12%) DNS
6 22 (4.90%) SAN
6 22 (4.90%) Firewall
7 14 (3.12%) VoIP
8 13 (2.90%) LAN
9 12 (2.67%) DHCP
10 11 (2.45%) WAN
10 11 (2.45%) LDAP
10 11 (2.45%) VLAN
11 10 (2.23%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.78%) NAS
12 8 (1.78%) Network Security
13 7 (1.56%) 4G
13 7 (1.56%) SDH
13 7 (1.56%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 31 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 24 (5.35%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.90%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.90%) MySQL
8 10 (2.23%) Big Data
9 9 (2.00%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.78%) Redis
10 8 (1.78%) DB2
11 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.34%) SimpleDB
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.34%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.11%) OLTP
13 5 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 38 (8.46%) Subversion
2 37 (8.24%) JIRA
3 28 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (5.57%) Selenium
5 23 (5.12%) Jenkins
6 22 (4.90%) Git (software)
7 21 (4.68%) Visual Studio
8 20 (4.45%) WebDriver
9 17 (3.79%) JUnit
10 12 (2.67%) StarTeam
11 11 (2.45%) TortoiseSVN
11 11 (2.45%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.45%) Bugzilla
12 10 (2.23%) Maven
13 9 (2.00%) MSI
13 9 (2.00%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 7 (1.56%) TestNG
14 7 (1.56%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.34%) Hudson
General
1 111 (24.72%) Finance
2 40 (8.91%) Banking
3 19 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.79%) Games
5 12 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.00%) Publishing
8 8 (1.78%) Retail
9 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.11%) Legal
11 4 (0.89%) Front Office
12 3 (0.67%) Law
12 3 (0.67%) Marketing
12 3 (0.67%) Billing
12 3 (0.67%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.45%) French Language
13 2 (0.45%) Automotive
13 2 (0.45%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (31.40%) Developer
2 80 (17.82%) Analyst
3 36 (8.02%) Consultant
4 30 (6.68%) Test Analyst
4 30 (6.68%) Java Developer
5 26 (5.79%) Architect
6 21 (4.68%) .NET Developer
7 19 (4.23%) Tester
8 18 (4.01%) Administrator
9 16 (3.56%) C++ Developer
10 15 (3.34%) Technical Consultant
10 15 (3.34%) Support Analyst
11 13 (2.90%) Software Developer
11 13 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 13 (2.90%) Test Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.67%) DBA
13 11 (2.45%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.45%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (18.26%) .NET
2 68 (15.14%) XML
3 66 (14.70%) Web Services
4 65 (14.48%) HTML
5 40 (8.91%) J2EE
6 36 (8.02%) SOAP
7 35 (7.80%) CSS
8 28 (6.24%) REST
9 27 (6.01%) Spring
10 26 (5.79%) RESTful
11 23 (5.12%) .NET Framework
11 23 (5.12%) ASP.NET
12 22 (4.90%) jQuery
13 20 (4.45%) HTML5
14 16 (3.56%) Ajax
15 13 (2.90%) WCF
16 12 (2.67%) WPF
16 12 (2.67%) AngularJS
17 11 (2.45%) Hibernate
18 10 (2.23%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.57%) Mobile App
2 32 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.35%) User Experience
4 21 (4.68%) Open Source
5 16 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.90%) N-Tier
8 12 (2.67%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.45%) Visualisation
9 11 (2.45%) NHS
10 10 (2.23%) Clustering
10 10 (2.23%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.00%) iPad
11 9 (2.00%) Streaming Media
11 9 (2.00%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.78%) Replication
12 8 (1.78%) iPhone
13 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 173 (38.53%) Windows
2 125 (27.84%) Linux
3 77 (17.15%) UNIX
4 41 (9.13%) Windows 7
5 32 (7.13%) Apple iOS
6 28 (6.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (5.12%) Android
8 17 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (3.56%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.12%) Solaris
12 11 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.89%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.67%) CentOS
15 3 (0.67%) webOS
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (12.92%) TDD
3 46 (10.24%) Scrum
3 46 (10.24%) OO
4 41 (9.13%) Migration
5 34 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (6.90%) SOA
6 31 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 31 (6.90%) Project Management
7 28 (6.24%) MVC
8 26 (5.79%) ITIL
8 26 (5.79%) Kanban
9 25 (5.57%) Multithreading
9 25 (5.57%) Software Testing
10 24 (5.35%) Test Scripting
11 21 (4.68%) BDD
11 21 (4.68%) OOD
12 20 (4.45%) Automation Testing
13 19 (4.23%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.23%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (34.08%) SQL
2 93 (20.71%) Java
3 62 (13.81%) C#
4 58 (12.92%) C++
5 55 (12.25%) JavaScript
6 44 (9.80%) Python
7 25 (5.57%) Bash Shell
8 23 (5.12%) Ruby
8 23 (5.12%) Perl
9 22 (4.90%) PL/SQL
10 19 (4.23%) PHP
11 16 (3.56%) C
12 14 (3.12%) PowerShell
12 14 (3.12%) Objective-C
13 13 (2.90%) T-SQL
14 11 (2.45%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.34%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.11%) Delphi
16 5 (1.11%) SPARQL
17 4 (0.89%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 77 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.35%) DV Cleared
4 29 (6.46%) Degree
5 20 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.79%) ISEB
7 13 (2.90%) ISTQB
8 10 (2.23%) VCP4
8 10 (2.23%) MCSE
9 6 (1.34%) MCITP
10 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.11%) CCNA
11 3 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.67%) PMP
11 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.67%) CCNP
11 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.91%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (10.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.89%) MetaFrame
6 4 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.67%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.45%) vCloud
8 2 (0.45%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.45%) XenApp
8 2 (0.45%) XenServer
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 38 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (4.23%) SCCM
3 15 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.00%) Puppet
4 9 (2.00%) SCOM
4 9 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.56%) Salt
6 6 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.34%) SAP Afaria
6 6 (1.34%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.34%) WSUS
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.89%) MOM
7 4 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (0.89%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.67%) Nagios
8 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 95 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.81%) Oracle
3 51 (11.36%) VMware
4 37 (8.24%) HP
5 25 (5.57%) Citrix
6 24 (5.35%) SAP
7 19 (4.23%) Cisco
8 17 (3.79%) IBM
9 16 (3.56%) Apple
9 16 (3.56%) Perforce
10 14 (3.12%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.67%) McAfee
12 11 (2.45%) Sybase
13 9 (2.00%) Dell
13 9 (2.00%) Sun
13 9 (2.00%) Symantec
14 7 (1.56%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.56%) Veritas
15 6 (1.34%) CA
15 6 (1.34%) Murex
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + Neg. Good chance of Extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £420 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago