The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.79% 0.73% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 2.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.64% -3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +33.69% +22.66%  

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

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 195 267 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 30.71% 32.29% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 193 136
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +32.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £11.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £31.25 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Client/Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in Birmingham

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Client/Server in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in Birmingham

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Client/Server in Birmingham

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) CGI
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) ICMP
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
1 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) Go
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) FastCGI
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) ICMP
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Informix
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CGI
1 4 (57.14%) FastCGI
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
1 4 (57.14%) Refactoring
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Go
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Netezza
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
1 1 (14.29%) Teradata