Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 630 599
Rank change year-on-year +59 -31 -42
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 177 246 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.79% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 146 184
England median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% -2.48%
10th Percentile £229 £309 £190
90th Percentile £660 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 22
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +134.38% -25.58%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +134.38% -23.81%

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 22,737 31,279 31,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.26% 32.53% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,571 20,667 21,138
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £656
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 965 916
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -3.04% +3.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.04 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year +17.50% -4.41% +4.61%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +79 73 £500 +5.26% 32
South East +33 26 £450 +5.88% 11
Midlands +71 24 £411 -3.24% 10
East Midlands +41 18 £400 -5.88% 3
South West +11 18 £331 -26.39% 8
North of England +21 17 £303 -32.40% 12
East of England -5 12 £530 +47.22% 7
North West +6 9 £300 -29.82% 9
Yorkshire +29 8 £305 -32.22% 3
West Midlands +46 6 £450 +181.25% 7
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 52 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (27.68%) Windows
3 41 (23.16%) SQL
4 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
5 34 (19.21%) Active Directory
6 32 (18.08%) SQL Server
7 31 (17.51%) Linux
7 31 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (15.82%) Azure
9 27 (15.25%) JSON
10 25 (14.12%) Java
11 24 (13.56%) Finance
12 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
12 22 (12.43%) REST
13 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
13 20 (11.30%) Python
13 20 (11.30%) Migration
14 19 (10.73%) Relational Database
15 18 (10.17%) Git (software)
15 18 (10.17%) Degree
15 18 (10.17%) Unix
16 17 (9.60%) XML
16 17 (9.60%) Scrum
16 17 (9.60%) Management Information System
16 17 (9.60%) JIRA
16 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
16 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
17 16 (9.04%) DevOps
17 16 (9.04%) Bitbucket
17 16 (9.04%) Banking

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 13 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.21%) Apache
2 11 (6.21%) Confluence
3 6 (3.39%) CMS
4 5 (2.82%) Drupal
5 4 (2.26%) SAS
6 3 (1.69%) Headless CMS
6 3 (1.69%) WordPress
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.56%) IIS
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
8 1 (0.56%) Moodle
8 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) Figma
5 3 (1.69%) InVision
5 3 (1.69%) Sketch
5 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) BPCS
1 2 (1.13%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.56%) ContrOCC
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.56%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.82%) Azure
2 13 (7.34%) AWS
3 10 (5.65%) IaaS
3 10 (5.65%) Office 365
3 10 (5.65%) PaaS
4 9 (5.08%) SaaS
5 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Flow
5 5 (2.82%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.82%) PowerApps
6 4 (2.26%) GCP
7 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.69%) G Suite
8 1 (0.56%) npm
8 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.56%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.04%) Internet
2 15 (8.47%) Firewall
2 15 (8.47%) HTTP
2 15 (8.47%) LAN
2 15 (8.47%) WAN
3 12 (6.78%) VoIP
4 11 (6.21%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.65%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (4.52%) DHCP
6 8 (4.52%) DNS
7 6 (3.39%) VPN
8 5 (2.82%) Ethernet
8 5 (2.82%) FTP
8 5 (2.82%) NAS
9 4 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.26%) SAN
9 4 (2.26%) Skype
9 4 (2.26%) SSH
10 3 (1.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.08%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.39%) MySQL
6 5 (2.82%) Big Data
6 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.13%) Impala
9 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.13%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.13%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.56%) IDOL
10 1 (0.56%) MS Access
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.60%) JIRA
3 16 (9.04%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.95%) Selenium
5 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.82%) Moq
7 3 (1.69%) Babel
7 3 (1.69%) JMeter
7 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.69%) webpack
8 2 (1.13%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.56%) Hudson
9 1 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.56%) Mocha
9 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (13.56%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Banking
3 15 (8.47%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.39%) Games
5 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.26%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.26%) Front Office
6 4 (2.26%) Marketing
6 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.69%) Retail
8 2 (1.13%) Automotive
8 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (1.13%) Police
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (31.07%) Developer
2 27 (15.25%) Analyst
3 20 (11.30%) Architect
4 14 (7.91%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.34%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) Administrator
6 11 (6.21%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.65%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Node.js Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Android Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Junior
11 6 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.82%) C# WPF Developer
12 5 (2.82%) Junior Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.25%) JSON
2 22 (12.43%) REST
3 17 (9.60%) XML
4 16 (9.04%) .NET
5 15 (8.47%) Jest
6 13 (7.34%) Node.js
6 13 (7.34%) SAML
6 13 (7.34%) Web Services
7 12 (6.78%) Apache NiFi
7 12 (6.78%) Middleware
7 12 (6.78%) RESTful
8 8 (4.52%) React
9 7 (3.95%) Express
10 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.39%) HTML
10 6 (3.39%) LDAP
10 6 (3.39%) WPF
11 5 (2.82%) CSS
11 5 (2.82%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.60%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.95%) User Experience
6 6 (3.39%) EPoS
7 5 (2.82%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.26%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.69%) Derivative
9 3 (1.69%) Equities
9 3 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exalogic
10 2 (1.13%) AS400
10 2 (1.13%) Blog
10 2 (1.13%) Frameworx
10 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (27.68%) Windows
2 31 (17.51%) Linux
3 18 (10.17%) Unix
4 15 (8.47%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.52%) Android
6 8 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.26%) FreeBSD
8 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.69%) AIX
9 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.69%) Solaris
9 3 (1.69%) SUSE
10 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (11.30%) Migration
4 17 (9.60%) Scrum
4 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
5 16 (9.04%) DevOps
6 12 (6.78%) Functional Testing
7 11 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (5.65%) Computer Science
8 10 (5.65%) Multithreading
8 10 (5.65%) OO
9 9 (5.08%) Change Management
9 9 (5.08%) TDD
9 9 (5.08%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.52%) ETL
10 8 (4.52%) Performance Management
10 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.16%) SQL
2 25 (14.12%) Java
3 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.30%) Python
5 16 (9.04%) C#
6 15 (8.47%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.65%) Perl
8 8 (4.52%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.95%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.82%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.26%) F#
11 4 (2.26%) VB
12 3 (1.69%) ES8
12 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.69%) VBScript
13 2 (1.13%) C
13 2 (1.13%) Java 8
13 2 (1.13%) PHP
13 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.17%) Degree
3 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.26%) ISEB
5 4 (2.26%) SAS Certification
6 3 (1.69%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.69%) MCSA
7 2 (1.13%) CCIE
7 2 (1.13%) CCNA
7 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.13%) MCSE
7 2 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.34%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) DICOM
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) HL7
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.39%) Firmware
4 5 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) SRDF
6 3 (1.69%) vCloud
6 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.26%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.26%) SCCM
2 4 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.26%) WSUS
3 3 (1.69%) Avamar
3 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.56%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.34%) VMware
3 12 (6.78%) Oracle
3 12 (6.78%) WSO2
4 11 (6.21%) SAP
5 10 (5.65%) Cisco
6 8 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.95%) EMC
7 7 (3.95%) Veritas
8 6 (3.39%) Google
8 6 (3.39%) Symantec
9 5 (2.82%) IBM
10 4 (2.26%) Dell
10 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.69%) HP
11 3 (1.69%) Veeam
12 2 (1.13%) F5
12 2 (1.13%) Informatica
12 2 (1.13%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (1.13%) Sun