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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Client Server
Rank 100 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 10 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.37% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.54% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
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£300 £430 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £239 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -50.00%
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
625 518 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 23.97% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 287 200
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 5 £288 -28.12%
Warwickshire - 2 £275 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Workflow
3 14 (42.42%) ITIL
4 13 (39.39%) Finance
5 12 (36.36%) E-Discovery
6 11 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
8 8 (24.24%) Performance Improvement
8 8 (24.24%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.12%) Banking
12 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.12%) XML
12 4 (12.12%) SQL
13 3 (9.09%) MS Office
13 3 (9.09%) C++
13 3 (9.09%) HTML
13 3 (9.09%) Java
13 3 (9.09%) Windows
13 3 (9.09%) Linux
13 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
13 3 (9.09%) QA
13 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
14 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
14 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
14 2 (6.06%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) CICS
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) DB2
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 3 (9.09%) Programmer
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Java Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (3.03%) Servlets
4 1 (3.03%) Struts
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Telematics
4 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) HACMP
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) GIS
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Workflow
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
3 12 (36.36%) E-Discovery
4 8 (24.24%) Performance Improvement
4 8 (24.24%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) System Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Scrum
8 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.03%) Network Management
8 1 (3.03%) Game Development
8 1 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.03%) Line Management
8 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C++
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) COBOL
4 1 (3.03%) VC++
4 1 (3.03%) JCL
4 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) RACF
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Sybase
3 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.03%) BEA
3 1 (3.03%) Vitria
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec
3 1 (3.03%) Sophos
3 1 (3.03%) Pega