Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 587 649 533
Rank change year-on-year +62 -116 +50
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 215 227 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.74% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 193
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £230 £281 £190
90th Percentile £600 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £425
% change year-on-year +2.10% -2.06% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 34
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £16.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +166.23% -26.51%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.69 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +150.00% -26.09%

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 26,514 30,826 29,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.46% 32.81% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,245 20,012 19,224
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £264
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 977 938
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £49.65
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.98% +5.00% -3.75%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in England

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor 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 25 August 2019. 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 +66 85 £500 +16.55% 33
South East +39 49 £388 -3.13% 11
Midlands +50 25 £423 +148.53% 5
North of England +9 22 £350 -12.50% 16
East of England +15 21 £375 -16.67% 10
East Midlands +36 16 £381 -
South West -27 13 £400 - 9
North West +17 12 £350 -22.22% 6
West Midlands +26 9 £425 +150.00% 5
Yorkshire +10 9 £329 -6.07% 7
North East +19 1 £763 - 3
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 63 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.98%) Windows
3 50 (23.26%) SQL
4 45 (20.93%) Linux
5 42 (19.53%) Java
6 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
7 37 (17.21%) JavaScript
7 37 (17.21%) Unix
8 33 (15.35%) SQL Server
8 33 (15.35%) Active Directory
8 33 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (13.95%) Azure
10 28 (13.02%) Degree
11 27 (12.56%) Security Cleared
11 27 (12.56%) Finance
12 26 (12.09%) Git (software)
13 25 (11.63%) Test Automation
13 25 (11.63%) Migration
13 25 (11.63%) SOA
14 24 (11.16%) Python
14 24 (11.16%) C#
14 24 (11.16%) Oracle
14 24 (11.16%) DevOps
15 23 (10.70%) Retail
16 22 (10.23%) REST
17 21 (9.77%) Banking
18 20 (9.30%) JIRA
19 19 (8.84%) SC Cleared
19 19 (8.84%) Software Engineering
19 19 (8.84%) Analytics

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 15 (6.98%) Confluence
2 12 (5.58%) Apache
3 11 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.86%) CMS
5 4 (1.86%) IPython
5 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.40%) Headless CMS
6 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.93%) Drupal
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.93%) WordPress
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) BPCS
1 2 (0.93%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.95%) Azure
2 15 (6.98%) Office 365
3 13 (6.05%) AWS
4 12 (5.58%) PaaS
5 11 (5.12%) IBM Blueworks
6 9 (4.19%) IaaS
7 6 (2.79%) GitHub
7 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Flow
7 6 (2.79%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.79%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.79%) PowerApps
7 6 (2.79%) SaaS
8 5 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.86%) GCP
10 3 (1.40%) G Suite
10 3 (1.40%) npm
11 2 (0.93%) Force.com
12 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.91%) Internet
1 17 (7.91%) LAN
2 12 (5.58%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.65%) WAN
4 7 (3.26%) VoIP
5 6 (2.79%) Firewall
5 6 (2.79%) NAS
5 6 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.79%) Wireless
6 5 (2.33%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.33%) SAN
7 4 (1.86%) HTTP
7 4 (1.86%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.86%) Skype
8 3 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.40%) DVB
8 3 (1.40%) HbbTV
8 3 (1.40%) Multicast
8 3 (1.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.79%) Big Data
6 5 (2.33%) IDOL
6 5 (2.33%) Impala
6 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.33%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.86%) QlikView
8 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.93%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.30%) JIRA
3 16 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.05%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.65%) Selenium
6 7 (3.26%) JMeter
6 7 (3.26%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.79%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.33%) Moq
8 5 (2.33%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.40%) GitLab
9 3 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.40%) Maven
9 3 (1.40%) Mocha
9 3 (1.40%) Protractor
9 3 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.93%) Hudson
10 2 (0.93%) webpack
11 1 (0.47%) GDB
11 1 (0.47%) Qt Creator
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 23 (10.70%) Retail
3 21 (9.77%) Banking
4 15 (6.98%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.12%) Marketing
6 9 (4.19%) Back Office
6 9 (4.19%) Legal
7 7 (3.26%) Games
8 6 (2.79%) Law
9 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.86%) Electronics
11 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.93%) Automotive
12 2 (0.93%) Police
13 1 (0.47%) Front Office
13 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.47%) Publishing
13 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (30.70%) Developer
2 25 (11.63%) Analyst
2 25 (11.63%) Architect
3 14 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (5.58%) Administrator
4 12 (5.58%) C# Developer
5 11 (5.12%) Applications Support
5 11 (5.12%) BPM Developer
6 10 (4.65%) Tester
7 9 (4.19%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.19%) Node.js Developer
7 9 (4.19%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.19%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.26%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (2.33%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.23%) REST
2 18 (8.37%) .NET
2 18 (8.37%) JSON
3 17 (7.91%) Node.js
3 17 (7.91%) RESTful
4 16 (7.44%) jQuery
5 15 (6.98%) XML
6 13 (6.05%) Jest
6 13 (6.05%) React
7 12 (5.58%) Apache NiFi
7 12 (5.58%) Middleware
7 12 (5.58%) SAML
8 11 (5.12%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.12%) Dojo
8 11 (5.12%) DOM
8 11 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (5.12%) Web Services
9 10 (4.65%) Spring
10 9 (4.19%) Express
10 9 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.05%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.19%) Robotics
4 9 (4.19%) Tandem
5 8 (3.72%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.79%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.33%) User Experience
9 4 (1.86%) EPoS
9 4 (1.86%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.40%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.98%) Windows
2 45 (20.93%) Linux
3 37 (17.21%) Unix
4 15 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.51%) Windows 7
5 14 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.19%) Android
7 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.79%) AIX
9 5 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.86%) Solaris
10 4 (1.86%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.40%) FreeBSD
11 3 (1.40%) SUSE
12 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (11.63%) Migration
3 25 (11.63%) SOA
3 25 (11.63%) Test Automation
4 24 (11.16%) DevOps
5 19 (8.84%) Analytics
5 19 (8.84%) Software Engineering
6 16 (7.44%) Microservices
6 16 (7.44%) Scrum
7 15 (6.98%) Change Management
7 15 (6.98%) Computer Science
7 15 (6.98%) OO
8 14 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.51%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.05%) Process Improvement
9 13 (6.05%) TDD
9 13 (6.05%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.58%) Functional Testing
10 12 (5.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.26%) SQL
2 42 (19.53%) Java
3 37 (17.21%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.16%) C#
4 24 (11.16%) Python
5 19 (8.84%) Perl
6 13 (6.05%) C++
7 12 (5.58%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.12%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.72%) Java 8
10 6 (2.79%) VB
11 5 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.86%) Cython
12 4 (1.86%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.40%) C
13 3 (1.40%) VB6
14 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (13.02%) Degree
2 27 (12.56%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.33%) CISA
5 5 (2.33%) CISSP
5 5 (2.33%) ISEB
5 5 (2.33%) MCSA
6 4 (1.86%) ISACA
6 4 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.86%) MCSE
7 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) IISP
7 3 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.93%) ACDT
8 2 (0.93%) ACHDS
8 2 (0.93%) ACTC
8 2 (0.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.44%) QA
2 4 (1.86%) ITGC
2 4 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.40%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) NIST
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.72%) Docker
3 7 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.79%) Firmware
5 5 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.40%) NFS
6 3 (1.40%) SRDF
6 3 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.47%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.33%) SCCM
3 4 (1.86%) Consul
3 4 (1.86%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.86%) Puppet
3 4 (1.86%) Terraform
4 3 (1.40%) Avamar
4 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.47%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.16%) Oracle
3 17 (7.91%) IBM
4 12 (5.58%) VMware
4 12 (5.58%) WSO2
5 10 (4.65%) Pega
5 10 (4.65%) SAP
6 9 (4.19%) webMethods
7 8 (3.72%) Cisco
7 8 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.72%) Veritas
8 7 (3.26%) EMC
9 6 (2.79%) Dell
10 5 (2.33%) Google
10 5 (2.33%) iManage
10 5 (2.33%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.86%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.86%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.86%) Logi
11 4 (1.86%) Splunk