Period
to 26 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 6 months to 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Client Server
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 160 158
Rank change year-on-year +95 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 6 17 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.59% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 1.41% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Median daily rate £450 £213 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.76% -46.03% -10.00%
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £19.50 - £37.50

Client/Server is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 269 1,208 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.30% 29.59% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 552 652
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% +3.75%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £218
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £445 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 78 36
Median hourly rate £33.25 £58.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.40% +209.21% +31.67%
10th Percentile £17.61 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £56.63 £82.88 £45.50
Median hourly rate £31.61 £34.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.03% +58.14% +11.43%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Client/Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in Berkshire

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Client/Server in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Client/Server in Berkshire

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Client/Server in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Client/Server in Berkshire

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +50 5 £450 +105.71%
Client/Server
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Client/Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (66.67%) Replication
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VMware NSX
3 4 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2019
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
1 5 (83.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
5 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (16.67%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VMware NSX
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) CommVault
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle