Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Client Server
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 539 492
Rank change year-on-year -42 -47 -38
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 289 336 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 1.04% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 215 244
England median daily rate £400 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £178 £170 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £581
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -3.53% +5.92% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 26
England median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +65.38% -10.34%
10th Percentile £12.30 £14.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.90 £47.50 £31.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.81% +20.00% +20.69%

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 32180 32386 34369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.94% 33.20% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21580 21357 22239
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1119 1351
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -10 144 £445 -1.11% 357
South East -4 54 £375 -16.67% 34
North of England +51 40 £438 -1.69% 7
Yorkshire +48 36 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England +11 29 £425 +44.68% 25
South West -28 14 £343 +5.38% 4
Midlands +18 9 £320 -34.36% 4
East Midlands -2 5 £238 -52.50% 3
North West +14 4 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +8 4 £320 -25.49% 1
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 118 (40.83%) Windows
2 111 (38.41%) SQL
3 101 (34.95%) Java
4 99 (34.26%) Finance
5 78 (26.99%) SQL Server
6 71 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (22.84%) Web Services
8 62 (21.45%) Active Directory
9 60 (20.76%) Oracle
10 57 (19.72%) Linux
11 55 (19.03%) C#
12 52 (17.99%) .NET
13 47 (16.26%) Microsoft
14 45 (15.57%) MVC
15 42 (14.53%) JavaScript
16 41 (14.19%) HTML
17 39 (13.49%) Windows Server
18 38 (13.15%) AngularJS
18 38 (13.15%) Unix
19 37 (12.80%) Banking
20 36 (12.46%) TCP/IP
21 35 (12.11%) SDLC
22 34 (11.76%) Windows 7
22 34 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
23 32 (11.07%) T-SQL
23 32 (11.07%) Middleware
24 31 (10.73%) VB.NET
24 31 (10.73%) ASP.NET
24 31 (10.73%) ITIL
25 30 (10.38%) Internet

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 25 (8.65%) JBoss
2 24 (8.30%) IIS
3 13 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.15%) Apache
4 12 (4.15%) IBM Notes
4 12 (4.15%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.46%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.46%) WildFly
6 9 (3.11%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.77%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.77%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.73%) Confluence
9 5 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.38%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.04%) nginx
12 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.04%) Stata
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.42%) Office 365
3 7 (2.42%) Trello
4 4 (1.38%) npm
5 2 (0.69%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.69%) Yammer
6 1 (0.35%) Akamai
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.46%) TCP/IP
2 30 (10.38%) Internet
3 26 (9.00%) LAN
4 24 (8.30%) Firewall
5 21 (7.27%) HTTP
6 18 (6.23%) DNS
6 18 (6.23%) Ethernet
7 17 (5.88%) Wireless
8 15 (5.19%) LDAP
9 11 (3.81%) WAN
10 10 (3.46%) SSH
10 10 (3.46%) VPN
11 9 (3.11%) FTP
12 8 (2.77%) SMTP
13 7 (2.42%) DHCP
13 7 (2.42%) MPLS
13 7 (2.42%) SAN
13 7 (2.42%) SMS
13 7 (2.42%) SSL
14 6 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (26.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.42%) MySQL
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.08%) DB2
5 5 (1.73%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.73%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.69%) Big Data
8 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.69%) MS Access
8 2 (0.69%) Power BI
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.69%) SSDT
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (10.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (8.65%) Maven
2 25 (8.65%) Subversion
3 23 (7.96%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.96%) Jenkins
4 21 (7.27%) Ant
5 13 (4.50%) JIRA
5 13 (4.50%) SoapUI
6 12 (4.15%) MSBuild
6 12 (4.15%) NUnit
7 10 (3.46%) Moq
7 10 (3.46%) ReSharper
8 9 (3.11%) Mockito
8 9 (3.11%) Selenium
9 8 (2.77%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.42%) ClearCase
10 7 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.73%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 99 (34.26%) Finance
2 37 (12.80%) Banking
3 15 (5.19%) Retail
4 14 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.50%) Legal
6 9 (3.11%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.08%) Front Office
8 5 (1.73%) Billing
8 5 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.38%) Electronics
9 4 (1.38%) Games
9 4 (1.38%) Marketing
10 3 (1.04%) Back Office
11 2 (0.69%) Advertising
11 2 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.69%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (31.14%) Developer
2 75 (25.95%) Analyst
3 34 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 31 (10.73%) Java Developer
5 29 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 25 (8.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.27%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.88%) Consultant
8 17 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
9 15 (5.19%) Desktop Support
9 15 (5.19%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.15%) VB.NET Developer
11 11 (3.81%) Architect
11 11 (3.81%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 11 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.46%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (3.11%) SOC Analyst
13 9 (3.11%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.77%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (22.84%) Web Services
2 52 (17.99%) .NET
3 41 (14.19%) HTML
4 38 (13.15%) AngularJS
5 32 (11.07%) Middleware
6 31 (10.73%) ASP.NET
7 30 (10.38%) HTML5
8 27 (9.34%) CSS
9 25 (8.65%) WinForms
10 23 (7.96%) Spring
11 22 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (6.23%) jQuery
12 18 (6.23%) Spring MVC
13 17 (5.88%) XML
14 15 (5.19%) Ajax
14 15 (5.19%) SOAP
15 14 (4.84%) REST
15 14 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (4.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (7.61%) N-Tier
2 19 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.42%) Derivative
5 7 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.73%) AS400
7 5 (1.73%) DataPower
7 5 (1.73%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.38%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.38%) User Experience
9 3 (1.04%) Clustering
9 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.04%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 118 (40.83%) Windows
2 57 (19.72%) Linux
3 39 (13.49%) Windows Server
4 38 (13.15%) Unix
5 34 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 15 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.50%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.04%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.69%) Android
13 1 (0.35%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.35%) OS/390
13 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (15.57%) MVC
3 35 (12.11%) SDLC
4 31 (10.73%) ITIL
5 26 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (7.96%) Scrum
6 23 (7.96%) TDD
6 23 (7.96%) Unit Testing
7 22 (7.61%) Investment Management
8 20 (6.92%) Change Management
9 19 (6.57%) Integration Testing
9 19 (6.57%) Kanban
9 19 (6.57%) Time Management
10 17 (5.88%) BDD
10 17 (5.88%) Information Security
10 17 (5.88%) Test Automation
10 17 (5.88%) Validation
11 16 (5.54%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (38.41%) SQL
2 101 (34.95%) Java
3 55 (19.03%) C#
4 42 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.07%) T-SQL
6 31 (10.73%) VB.NET
7 20 (6.92%) VB
8 18 (6.23%) Python
8 18 (6.23%) VB6
9 13 (4.50%) C++
10 12 (4.15%) C
10 12 (4.15%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.81%) Perl
12 7 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.73%) Go
13 5 (1.73%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.69%) PHP
15 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.57%) Degree
2 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.54%) MCP
3 16 (5.54%) MCSA
3 16 (5.54%) MCSE
3 16 (5.54%) MCSM
4 15 (5.19%) ACDT
4 15 (5.19%) ACHDS
4 15 (5.19%) ACTC
4 15 (5.19%) MCDST
4 15 (5.19%) Network+ Certification
5 13 (4.50%) ISEB
5 13 (4.50%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.15%) CISSP
7 10 (3.46%) A+ Certification
8 8 (2.77%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.84%) QA
2 5 (1.73%) SLA
3 3 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (21.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.54%) Virtual Servers
4 12 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
7 1 (0.35%) KVM
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.35%) vCloud
7 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (5.19%) Puppet
2 12 (4.15%) SCCM
3 10 (3.46%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.11%) Consul
5 8 (2.77%) Packer
5 8 (2.77%) Terraform
6 6 (2.08%) CSIRT
6 6 (2.08%) Nagios
6 6 (2.08%) QRadar
7 4 (1.38%) Grafana
7 4 (1.38%) Graphite
7 4 (1.38%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.38%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.04%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.69%) DameWare
9 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.69%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (20.76%) Oracle
2 47 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 29 (10.03%) Citrix
4 23 (7.96%) IBM
4 23 (7.96%) VMware
5 20 (6.92%) HP
6 17 (5.88%) Apple
7 13 (4.50%) Cisco
8 12 (4.15%) Lotus
9 10 (3.46%) Dell
9 10 (3.46%) Symantec
10 8 (2.77%) McAfee
10 8 (2.77%) MuleSoft
10 8 (2.77%) SAP
10 8 (2.77%) Veritas
11 7 (2.42%) Charles River
12 6 (2.08%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.08%) Dynatrace
12 6 (2.08%) Veeam
13 5 (1.73%) Avaya