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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 58 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 1.13% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £376 £69 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +447.27% -82.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £69 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £69 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £343
% change year-on-year +23.03% +6.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year -61.24% -  

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 182 177 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.48% 27.57% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 108 98
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in Birmingham

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) MUMPS
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Informatica
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Basel II
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-business
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) BT

Client/Server
Top Related 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Junos
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Informix
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) E-business
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) MUMPS
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Aruba
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) BT
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Informatica
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Netezza
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata