Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 553 627 600
Rank change year-on-year +74 -27 -80
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 105 229 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 139 186
Median daily rate £425 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +15.38% -8.24%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £306
90th Percentile £713 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.67% - +157.14%
10th Percentile £16.16 £40.75 £39.00
90th Percentile £39.38 £51.25 £46.69
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -56.67% +1.69% +160.29%

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 17,566 28,409 30,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.26% 32.09% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,054 18,605 20,045
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £267
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 902 946
Median hourly rate £25.56 £21.34 £21.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.78% -1.20% +8.28%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.41
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £26.48 £21.02 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.98% -2.23% +8.83%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +97 47 £538 +7.50% 20
South East +94 22 £450 +5.88% 13
South West +43 16 £325 -27.78% 2
Midlands +64 10 £400 -5.88% 7
North of England +62 6 £275 -35.29% 9
East Midlands +32 6 £385 -9.41% 1
North West +45 5 £275 -35.29% 8
West Midlands +69 4 £500 +17.65% 6
East of England -10 4 £400 +22.70% 5
Yorkshire +59 1 - - 1
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (21.90%) SQL
5 22 (20.95%) Linux
6 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (17.14%) Banking
9 17 (16.19%) Finance
10 16 (15.24%) .NET
11 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 15 (14.29%) Relational Database
12 14 (13.33%) C#
12 14 (13.33%) Java
13 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
13 13 (12.38%) Scrum
14 12 (11.43%) TDD
14 12 (11.43%) Middleware
14 12 (11.43%) SCCM
15 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
15 11 (10.48%) Firewall
15 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (9.52%) JSON
16 10 (9.52%) Citrix
16 10 (9.52%) XML
16 10 (9.52%) VB
16 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
16 10 (9.52%) TypeScript
16 10 (9.52%) Microservices
17 9 (8.57%) Algorithms

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 (3.81%) IIS
1 4 (3.81%) SAS
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.90%) CMS
3 2 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Drupal
4 1 (0.95%) Moodle
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) ContrOCC
2 1 (0.95%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Azure
2 7 (6.67%) AWS
2 7 (6.67%) Office 365
2 7 (6.67%) SaaS
3 5 (4.76%) IaaS
3 5 (4.76%) PaaS
4 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) Firewall
2 9 (8.57%) HTTP
2 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.62%) LAN
3 8 (7.62%) WAN
4 7 (6.67%) VPN
5 6 (5.71%) DNS
6 4 (3.81%) DHCP
6 4 (3.81%) Internet
6 4 (3.81%) IPsec
6 4 (3.81%) SAN
6 4 (3.81%) SSH
7 3 (2.86%) Network Security
7 3 (2.86%) Skype
7 3 (2.86%) VLAN
8 2 (1.90%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.90%) SSL
9 1 (0.95%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.95%) MPLS
9 1 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.62%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.76%) MySQL
6 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.95%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.95%) DB2
8 1 (0.95%) Impala
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.95%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) JIRA
2 5 (4.76%) Selenium
3 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.90%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.90%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.95%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.95%) FishEye
6 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.95%) JMeter
6 1 (0.95%) JUnit
6 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.95%) Maven
6 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 18 (17.14%) Banking
2 17 (16.19%) Finance
3 9 (8.57%) Front Office
4 5 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Marketing
5 4 (3.81%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.86%) Games
6 3 (2.86%) Local Government
6 3 (2.86%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.95%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.95%) Legal
8 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (5.71%) Junior
6 6 (5.71%) Process Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Administrator
7 5 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Junior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Quantitative Developer
8 4 (3.81%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) Middleware
3 10 (9.52%) JSON
3 10 (9.52%) XML
4 9 (8.57%) AngularJS
4 9 (8.57%) Web Services
5 7 (6.67%) CSS
6 6 (5.71%) HTML
6 6 (5.71%) Java EE
6 6 (5.71%) REST
7 5 (4.76%) LDAP
7 5 (4.76%) Spring
8 4 (3.81%) MEAN Stack
8 4 (3.81%) RESTful
8 4 (3.81%) WPF
8 4 (3.81%) XHTML
9 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.86%) WCF
9 3 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.57%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.62%) EPoS
4 7 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (4.76%) User Experience
7 4 (3.81%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.86%) Replication
9 2 (1.90%) Blog
9 2 (1.90%) Clustering
9 2 (1.90%) Derivative
9 2 (1.90%) Equities
9 2 (1.90%) Online Games
9 2 (1.90%) PKI
9 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) AIX
7 2 (1.90%) Unix
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Solaris
8 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (12.38%) Scrum
4 12 (11.43%) TDD
5 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (9.52%) Microservices
7 9 (8.57%) Functional Testing
7 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.62%) Service Management
8 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.67%) Analytics
9 7 (6.67%) BDD
9 7 (6.67%) ITIL
10 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
10 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
10 6 (5.71%) Multithreading
10 6 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (5.71%) Robotic Process Automation
10 6 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) SQL
2 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.33%) C#
3 14 (13.33%) Java
4 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.52%) TypeScript
4 10 (9.52%) VB
5 9 (8.57%) Python
5 9 (8.57%) VBScript
6 6 (5.71%) F#
7 5 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) Java 8
8 1 (0.95%) PHP
8 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.95%) R
8 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.67%) Degree
4 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.81%) SAS Certification
6 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.90%) MCSA
7 1 (0.95%) CEH
7 1 (0.95%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) GIAC
7 1 (0.95%) ISEB
7 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) EMIR
2 2 (1.90%) MiFID
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.90%) vCloud
4 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.90%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) Docker
5 1 (0.95%) Snort
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 5 (4.76%) WSUS
3 4 (3.81%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.86%) SCOM
5 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) Citrix
3 8 (7.62%) VMware
4 6 (5.71%) UiPath
5 5 (4.76%) Apple
5 5 (4.76%) IBM
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle
6 4 (3.81%) Splunk
6 4 (3.81%) Symantec
7 3 (2.86%) Liquidlogic
7 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.90%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.90%) Cisco
8 2 (1.90%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.90%) F5
8 2 (1.90%) Lotus
8 2 (1.90%) McAfee
8 2 (1.90%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (1.90%) SAP