The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 58 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.13% 0.69% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.88% 3.23% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£325 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% -6.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £53.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-72.64% -11.66%
Client/Server
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
164 124 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.23% 21.45% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 68 71
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.90 £14.75 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.91% -73.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.57 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Client/Server across the Wales region.

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server across the Wales region.

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
South Wales -7 7 £325 +6.90% 1
Client/Server
UK

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
1 17 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 17 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 17 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 16 (94.12%) .NET Framework
2 16 (94.12%) JIRA
2 16 (94.12%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) SharePoint
2 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 16 (94.12%) JMeter
3 15 (88.24%) JUnit
3 15 (88.24%) Maven
3 15 (88.24%) Bugzilla
3 15 (88.24%) Scrum
3 15 (88.24%) TestNG
3 15 (88.24%) Kanban
3 15 (88.24%) Test Management
3 15 (88.24%) Open Source
3 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (88.24%) Software Testing
4 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
4 14 (82.35%) TortoiseSVN
4 14 (82.35%) BDD
4 14 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (82.35%) TDD

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 16 (94.12%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) Selenium
1 17 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 16 (94.12%) JIRA
2 16 (94.12%) JMeter
3 15 (88.24%) Bugzilla
3 15 (88.24%) JUnit
3 15 (88.24%) TestNG
3 15 (88.24%) Maven
4 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
4 14 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (82.35%) TortoiseSVN
4 14 (82.35%) Ant
4 14 (82.35%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) AS400
2 2 (11.76%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 17 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Kanban
2 15 (88.24%) Test Management
2 15 (88.24%) Software Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Scrum
3 14 (82.35%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (94.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Informatica