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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Client Server
Rank 102 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.19% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
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£350 £433 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +23.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -61.53%
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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
567 503 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 24.14% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 289 202
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 61
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Workflow
3 8 (33.33%) ITIL
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) E-Discovery
5 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) XML
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.50%) C++
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) MS Office
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
7 3 (12.50%) Banking
7 3 (12.50%) Android
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (8.33%) Firewall
8 2 (8.33%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) RFID
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Redis
2 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Data Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) JMS
4 1 (4.17%) JSP
4 1 (4.17%) Servlets
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Struts
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Storage
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) Telematics
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.17%) HACMP
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) GIS
5 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) zOS
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Workflow
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) E-Discovery
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) System Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (4.17%) Line Management
8 1 (4.17%) Game Development
8 1 (4.17%) UML
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) B2B
8 1 (4.17%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C++
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) COBOL
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) VC++
4 1 (4.17%) JCL
4 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) Syclo
3 1 (4.17%) Kony
3 1 (4.17%) ClickSoftware Technologies
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Sophos
3 1 (4.17%) BEA
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Vitria
3 1 (4.17%) Pega