Period
to 3 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 6 months to 3 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 602 630
Rank change year-on-year +169 +28 -90
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 80 209 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 133 150
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £218 £304
90th Percentile £591 £579 £589
UK median daily rate £469 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Median hourly rate £27.25 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.50% +11.11% +166.23%
10th Percentile £18.25 £47.50 £40.51
90th Percentile £41.90 £52.50 £46.69
UK median hourly rate £27.25 £50.00 £41.41
% change year-on-year -45.50% +20.74% +143.59%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,799 26,729 31,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.74% 31.89% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,857 17,242 20,206
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 952 967
Median hourly rate £32.65 £20.87 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.40% -2.92% +9.36%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.85
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +52.44% -3.87% +6.63%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Client/Server in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Client/Server in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
London +155 30 £500 +1.27% 15
South East +158 27 £450 +28.57% 3
South West +87 9 £475 +41.79% 4
Midlands +76 4 £385 -8.88% 2
East of England +53 3 £400 +22.14% 8
East Midlands +50 3 £385 +0.98%
North of England +103 2 £185 -47.14% 2
Yorkshire +78 1 - - 1
North West +70 1 £185 -56.47% 1
West Midlands +62 1 - - 2
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 England region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 39 (48.75%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
4 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 24 (30.00%) SQL
6 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
7 18 (22.50%) Linux
7 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.50%) VMware
8 17 (21.25%) Azure
9 16 (20.00%) C#
9 16 (20.00%) VB
9 16 (20.00%) Service Management
10 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
11 14 (17.50%) HTML
11 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
12 13 (16.25%) AWS
12 13 (16.25%) ITIL
12 13 (16.25%) CSS
13 12 (15.00%) XHTML
13 12 (15.00%) Scrum
13 12 (15.00%) Finance
13 12 (15.00%) TDD
13 12 (15.00%) Banking
13 12 (15.00%) Relational Database
14 11 (13.75%) Oracle
14 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
14 11 (13.75%) Java
14 11 (13.75%) JavaScript

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.75%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Chatbot
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Azure
2 13 (16.25%) AWS
3 8 (10.00%) IaaS
4 7 (8.75%) Office 365
5 6 (7.50%) BlazeMeter
6 5 (6.25%) PaaS
7 3 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.50%) GCP
8 2 (2.50%) SaaS
9 1 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) DNS
1 10 (12.50%) WAN
2 9 (11.25%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) IPsec
3 8 (10.00%) LAN
4 7 (8.75%) SAN
5 6 (7.50%) VPN
6 5 (6.25%) DHCP
6 5 (6.25%) Internet
6 5 (6.25%) Skype
6 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.00%) VLAN
8 3 (3.75%) BGP
8 3 (3.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.75%) MPLS
8 3 (3.75%) OSPF
8 3 (3.75%) RTMP
9 2 (2.50%) SSL
9 2 (2.50%) Wireless
9 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) MS Access
8 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.25%) DB2
8 1 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.25%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) JIRA
2 7 (8.75%) JMeter
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
3 6 (7.50%) Zephyr
4 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.00%) ClearQuest
5 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Selenium
7 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.25%) Maven
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 12 (15.00%) Banking
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.75%) Front Office
3 3 (3.75%) Games
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Test Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) IFS Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Process Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) HTML
2 13 (16.25%) CSS
3 12 (15.00%) XHTML
4 11 (13.75%) .NET
4 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
4 11 (13.75%) Middleware
5 10 (12.50%) WPF
6 9 (11.25%) XML
7 7 (8.75%) jQuery
7 7 (8.75%) WinForms
8 5 (6.25%) RESTful
9 4 (5.00%) JSON
10 3 (3.75%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (3.75%) Spring
10 3 (3.75%) WCF
10 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (2.50%) Entity Framework
11 2 (2.50%) Node.js
11 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (2.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.50%) PKI
3 6 (7.50%) Replication
4 5 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.00%) User Experience
6 3 (3.75%) Clustering
6 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) CESG
7 2 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.50%) EPoS
7 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.50%) Online Games
8 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.75%) Windows
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.00%) AIX
5 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.50%) Android
7 2 (2.50%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Unix
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.00%) Service Management
3 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
4 13 (16.25%) ITIL
5 12 (15.00%) Scrum
5 12 (15.00%) TDD
6 10 (12.50%) BDD
6 10 (12.50%) DevOps
7 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
7 9 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.00%) Kanban
8 8 (10.00%) User Stories
9 7 (8.75%) Microservices
9 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.50%) Agile Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.50%) ITSM
10 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 16 (20.00%) C#
2 16 (20.00%) VB
3 11 (13.75%) Java
3 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.00%) VB6
4 8 (10.00%) VBScript
5 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.00%) Python
8 3 (3.75%) Go
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) Java 8
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) R
9 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) ISEB
5 3 (3.75%) MCSE
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.50%) CEH
6 2 (2.50%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) GIAC
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.50%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) EMIR
1 3 (3.75%) GDPR
1 3 (3.75%) MiFID
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) DICOM
2 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.00%) Terminal Server
4 4 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.00%) VMware NSX
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) Docker
6 2 (2.50%) Snort
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.00%) WSUS
4 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.50%) Ansible
5 2 (2.50%) Mesos
5 2 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.50%) Terraform
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) VMware
3 11 (13.75%) Oracle
4 7 (8.75%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) IFS
5 6 (7.50%) IBM
6 5 (6.25%) Apple
7 4 (5.00%) Lotus
7 4 (5.00%) McAfee
7 4 (5.00%) UiPath
8 3 (3.75%) DevExpress
8 3 (3.75%) F5
8 3 (3.75%) Juniper
8 3 (3.75%) NetApp
8 3 (3.75%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.75%) Splunk
8 3 (3.75%) Symantec
9 2 (2.50%) Adobe
9 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.50%) WSO2