The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 369 373 267
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -106
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 243 210 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 1.57% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 116 167
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £247 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £19.83 £52.75 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.40% +21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £25.15 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.25 £57.26 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £53.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year
-38.67% -4.50%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +15 221 £350 -12.50% 124
London +26 114 £365 -14.11% 57
South East -8 32 £319 -8.92% 19
West Midlands -7 19 £250 -42.85% 3
City of London +15 18 £375 -11.81% 8
North West -7 16 £499 +42.50% 9
Berkshire 0 14 £160 -27.27% 5
West Yorkshire +3 13 £275 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +2 13 £275 -8.33% 5
Leeds +1 13 £275 -8.33% 2
Manchester +4 12 £548 +28.82% 6
East of England -9 12 £210 -47.50% 7
Hampshire -5 11 £406 +16.07% 3
Scotland -16 11 £265 -48.54% 3
South West -28 11 £431 -28.12% 11
Birmingham +2 9 £200 -61.90% 2
Wales -10 8 £325 +9.24% 3
Reading +4 7 £313 +27.55% 4
South Wales -12 7 £325 +6.90% 3
Slough +6 6 £173 -
Edinburgh - 6 £285 - 1
East Midlands -18 5 £375 +42.85% 5
Oxfordshire -1 4 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £120 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £325 -
Hertfordshire -2 3 - - 1
Glasgow -3 3 £240 -
Oxford -3 3 £350 -
Newport - 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £200 - 3

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 136 (28.94%) Microsoft
2 126 (26.81%) Windows
3 120 (25.53%) Finance
4 101 (21.49%) .NET
5 99 (21.06%) Web Services
6 90 (19.15%) C#
7 81 (17.23%) Linux
8 78 (16.60%) TCP/IP
9 77 (16.38%) Java
9 77 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (14.89%) HTML
11 68 (14.47%) ITIL
12 67 (14.26%) SQL
13 59 (12.55%) Degree
14 58 (12.34%) SQL Server
15 53 (11.28%) JavaScript
15 53 (11.28%) XML
15 53 (11.28%) TDD
16 52 (11.06%) Oracle
16 52 (11.06%) MS Excel
17 48 (10.21%) Active Directory
17 48 (10.21%) QA
18 46 (9.79%) VMware
19 44 (9.36%) Test Scripting
20 42 (8.94%) HP
21 41 (8.72%) SOA
21 41 (8.72%) C++
21 41 (8.72%) .NET Framework
22 40 (8.51%) Selenium
22 40 (8.51%) CSS

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.17%) IIS
3 21 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.83%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.34%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.91%) CMS
8 7 (1.49%) Drupal
9 6 (1.28%) NetWeaver
9 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (1.28%) Node.js
9 6 (1.28%) WordPress
10 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.85%) Apache
12 3 (0.64%) Confluence
12 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 52 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.02%) MS Office
3 12 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.06%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (1.06%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.85%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.85%) MS Project
5 4 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.21%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.70%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.19%) SaaS
2 12 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.28%) Office 365
4 5 (1.06%) PaaS
4 5 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.60%) TCP/IP
2 38 (8.09%) Internet
3 37 (7.87%) HTTP
4 31 (6.60%) Firewall
5 29 (6.17%) VPN
6 26 (5.53%) DNS
7 21 (4.47%) LAN
7 21 (4.47%) WAN
8 16 (3.40%) VoIP
8 16 (3.40%) VLAN
9 12 (2.55%) SNMP
10 11 (2.34%) iSCSI
10 11 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (2.34%) Multicast
11 10 (2.13%) Wireless
11 10 (2.13%) DHCP
11 10 (2.13%) FCoE
12 8 (1.70%) SSH
12 8 (1.70%) SAN
13 6 (1.28%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.40%) RDBMS
3 16 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.34%) DB2
5 9 (1.91%) MySQL
6 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.06%) KDB
9 5 (1.06%) SimpleDB
9 5 (1.06%) Redis
9 5 (1.06%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.06%) MS Access
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.85%) QlikView
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (8.51%) Selenium
2 39 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (5.53%) JIRA
4 24 (5.11%) Subversion
5 23 (4.89%) Maven
6 21 (4.47%) Ant
7 20 (4.26%) JUnit
8 19 (4.04%) WebDriver
9 17 (3.62%) JMeter
10 16 (3.40%) Jenkins
10 16 (3.40%) TestNG
11 15 (3.19%) FitNesse
11 15 (3.19%) Bugzilla
12 14 (2.98%) Git (software)
12 14 (2.98%) TortoiseSVN
13 9 (1.91%) Rational Rose
14 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
16 4 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 120 (25.53%) Finance
2 35 (7.45%) Banking
3 16 (3.40%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.55%) Games
5 11 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.13%) Back Office
7 9 (1.91%) Front Office
8 8 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.28%) Marketing
10 5 (1.06%) French Language
10 5 (1.06%) Retail
11 4 (0.85%) Legal
12 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.43%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Interactive Media
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (34.89%) Developer
2 89 (18.94%) Analyst
3 37 (7.87%) Architect
4 33 (7.02%) Consultant
4 33 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 26 (5.53%) Tester
5 26 (5.53%) Test Analyst
6 25 (5.32%) Administrator
7 22 (4.68%) Java Developer
8 20 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 19 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 19 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.83%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.19%) iOS Developer
11 15 (3.19%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
12 14 (2.98%) QA Analyst
12 14 (2.98%) Support Manager
13 13 (2.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (21.49%) .NET
2 99 (21.06%) Web Services
3 70 (14.89%) HTML
4 53 (11.28%) XML
5 41 (8.72%) .NET Framework
6 40 (8.51%) CSS
7 32 (6.81%) HTML5
8 31 (6.60%) RESTful
9 30 (6.38%) jQuery
10 27 (5.74%) ASP.NET
11 26 (5.53%) SOAP
12 23 (4.89%) Ajax
13 21 (4.47%) WinForms
14 20 (4.26%) J2EE
15 19 (4.04%) WCF
16 17 (3.62%) Middleware
17 12 (2.55%) XSL
17 12 (2.55%) XML Schema
18 11 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
19 10 (2.13%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.60%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.47%) Open Source
3 19 (4.04%) iPad
3 19 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.62%) N-Tier
5 15 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.77%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.55%) Mainframe
7 12 (2.55%) Animation
8 10 (2.13%) Clustering
8 10 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.13%) iPhone
9 9 (1.91%) Online Games
9 9 (1.91%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.91%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.91%) Streaming Media
10 8 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.28%) E-Learning
12 6 (1.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 126 (26.81%) Windows
2 81 (17.23%) Linux
3 36 (7.66%) UNIX
3 36 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (6.60%) Windows 7
5 25 (5.32%) Android
6 20 (4.26%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.04%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.13%) Solaris
10 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.47%) ITIL
3 53 (11.28%) TDD
4 44 (9.36%) Test Scripting
5 41 (8.72%) SOA
6 39 (8.30%) OO
7 38 (8.09%) Service Management
8 37 (7.87%) Scrum
9 33 (7.02%) Software Engineering
9 33 (7.02%) MVC
9 33 (7.02%) Automation Testing
10 31 (6.60%) Web Development
11 29 (6.17%) Load Testing
12 28 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (5.96%) Performance Testing
13 24 (5.11%) BDD
14 23 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (4.89%) Kanban
14 23 (4.89%) Software Testing
14 23 (4.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.15%) C#
2 77 (16.38%) Java
3 67 (14.26%) SQL
4 53 (11.28%) JavaScript
5 41 (8.72%) C++
6 22 (4.68%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.47%) C
7 21 (4.47%) PHP
8 19 (4.04%) Objective-C
9 15 (3.19%) VB
10 14 (2.98%) Python
11 13 (2.77%) Perl
12 12 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.34%) VBA
14 10 (2.13%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.91%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.49%) Ruby
17 5 (1.06%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 59 (12.55%) Degree
2 33 (7.02%) ISEB
3 30 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 27 (5.74%) ISTQB
5 23 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (4.68%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.13%) MCSE
8 9 (1.91%) CCNA
9 7 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.06%) CCNP
11 5 (1.06%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.85%) MCP
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.43%) MCDST
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.43%) MCSA
14 1 (0.21%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.21%) QA
2 14 (2.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 48 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.89%) vSphere
4 15 (3.19%) XenDesktop
5 14 (2.98%) XenApp
6 11 (2.34%) vCloud
7 10 (2.13%) NFS
8 7 (1.49%) RHEV
9 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.64%) NDS
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.43%) Postfix
13 1 (0.21%) VMFS
13 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.26%) SCCM
3 11 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.34%) Tivoli
3 11 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.49%) WSUS
5 7 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.28%) SCOM
7 5 (1.06%) Puppet
7 5 (1.06%) SAP Afaria
7 5 (1.06%) Salt
7 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.85%) MOM
9 3 (0.64%) DameWare
10 2 (0.43%) WMI
10 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.21%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 136 (28.94%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.06%) Oracle
3 46 (9.79%) VMware
4 42 (8.94%) HP
5 34 (7.23%) Cisco
5 34 (7.23%) Citrix
6 25 (5.32%) IBM
7 20 (4.26%) Apple
7 20 (4.26%) SAP
8 15 (3.19%) F5
8 15 (3.19%) Remedy
9 14 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.98%) EMC
10 12 (2.55%) Sybase
11 11 (2.34%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.34%) Lotus
12 10 (2.13%) BMC
12 10 (2.13%) Websense
12 10 (2.13%) Dell
12 10 (2.13%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Rate: From £150 to £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 - £595 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £500 to £595 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 22 days ago