The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 101 94 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 19 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.65% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.93% 3.28% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
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£250 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+993.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £53.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year
-38.67% -4.50%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
484 396 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.66% 19.91% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 200 183
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £10.51 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Client/Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Client/Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Client/Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Client/Server Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Client/Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +2 9 £200 -61.90% 2
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Workflow
3 13 (33.33%) SOA
4 12 (30.77%) Web Services
5 11 (28.21%) Finance
6 8 (20.51%) Service Management
6 8 (20.51%) ITSM
6 8 (20.51%) Remedy
6 8 (20.51%) XML
6 8 (20.51%) XSL
6 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.51%) HP
6 8 (20.51%) BMC
6 8 (20.51%) XML Schema
6 8 (20.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (20.51%) SaaS
6 8 (20.51%) ServiceNow
7 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (17.95%) Middleware
8 6 (15.38%) .NET
8 6 (15.38%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) E-Discovery
9 5 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (12.82%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
9 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Automotive
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Coordinator
7 3 (7.69%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Games Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior iOS Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Web Services
2 8 (20.51%) XML
2 8 (20.51%) XSL
2 8 (20.51%) XML Schema
3 7 (17.95%) Middleware
4 6 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
6 2 (5.13%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Online Games
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 14 (35.90%) Workflow
3 13 (33.33%) SOA
4 8 (20.51%) Service Management
4 8 (20.51%) ITSM
5 6 (15.38%) E-Discovery
6 5 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.13%) MVC
8 2 (5.13%) Network Management
8 2 (5.13%) Game Development
8 2 (5.13%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Remedy
2 8 (20.51%) HP
2 8 (20.51%) BMC
2 8 (20.51%) ServiceNow
3 4 (10.26%) Capita
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Cognos
4 1 (2.56%) Lotus
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