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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Client Server
Rank 142 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 6 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.12% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.43% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Median daily rate £430 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £405 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.68% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+120.68% -
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
896 702 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 28.24% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 416 341
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 67 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.30 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.34 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

Client/Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Client/Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 £430 - 2
Walsall -3 1 £545 -0.90%
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (44.44%) Relational Database
5 7 (38.89%) HTML
5 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
6 6 (33.33%) IBM
6 6 (33.33%) JMS
6 6 (33.33%) N-Tier
6 6 (33.33%) BEA
6 6 (33.33%) Vitria
6 6 (33.33%) Middleware
6 6 (33.33%) MVC
6 6 (33.33%) Workflow
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) Sybase
6 6 (33.33%) DB2
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 6 (33.33%) JSP
6 6 (33.33%) Servlets
6 6 (33.33%) Struts
6 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 6 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (33.33%) JBoss
6 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 6 (33.33%) Pega

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) JBoss
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Documentum
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
4 6 (33.33%) DB2
5 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
5 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Systems Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Server Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) JMS
2 6 (33.33%) JSP
2 6 (33.33%) Middleware
2 6 (33.33%) Servlets
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
2 6 (33.33%) Struts
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) DHTML
4 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.56%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) BEA
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (33.33%) Pega
2 6 (33.33%) Sybase
2 6 (33.33%) Vitria
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) DataFlux
4 1 (5.56%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Teradata