The 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 119 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.59% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 2.22% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
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£350 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £354 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £492 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.46% +5.17%
Client/Server
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
691 632 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.18% 26.77% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 294 189
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £178 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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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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
Walsall 0 1 - -
Staffordshire -3 1 £345 +15.00% 2
Birmingham -7 1 £500 +14.28% 3
Solihull - 1 £350 -
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 3 (30.00%) DB2
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Pega
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Struts
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) JBoss
4 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (20.00%) JMS
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) VMS
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) RFID
1 1 (10.00%) NFC
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Software Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Struts
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) JMS
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
3 2 (20.00%) Servlets
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Cocoa
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (10.00%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) HACMP
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) VMS
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Workflow
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) B2C
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) JCL
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL
4 1 (10.00%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Sybase
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) Pega
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) BEA
2 2 (20.00%) Vitria
3 1 (10.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Syclo
3 1 (10.00%) Kony
3 1 (10.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies