Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 583 425 605
Rank change year-on-year -158 +180 +60
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 165 71 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 48 118
10th Percentile £290 £363 £213
25th Percentile £441 £425 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +3.93%
75th Percentile £600 £564 £550
90th Percentile £690 £600 £629
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £65.50 " £47.50
Median hourly rate £65.54 - £50.00
75th Percentile £72.18 " £52.50
90th Percentile £73.45 " "
UK median hourly rate £65.54 - £50.00

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 20,654 8,658 22,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.65% 32.27% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,603 5,968 14,863
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £619 £588
90th Percentile £729 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 262 773
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.39
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.08 £30.43 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.85% +48.41% +1.23%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.00% +31.13% +2.50%

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 19 October 2021.

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
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 19 October 2021. 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 -148 81 £563 +7.14% 22
South East -79 38 £497 +2.37% 7
South West -40 16 £513 +2.50% 8
North of England -72 11 £465 +149.66% 11
North East -5 7 £160 -
West Midlands -57 7 £450 - 3
Midlands -75 7 £450 -10.00% 9
East of England -43 4 £45 -89.41% 5
North West -59 4 £545 +192.62% 7
Client/Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 78 (47.27%) Java
2 60 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (31.52%) TDD
4 43 (26.06%) JavaScript
5 40 (24.24%) Windows
5 40 (24.24%) Azure
5 40 (24.24%) AWS
6 39 (23.64%) BDD
7 37 (22.42%) AngularJS
7 37 (22.42%) Relational Database
7 37 (22.42%) DevOps
8 36 (21.82%) SQL
9 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
10 33 (20.00%) Linux
11 32 (19.39%) C++
12 31 (18.79%) Git (software)
13 30 (18.18%) Finance
13 30 (18.18%) Node.js
13 30 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (17.58%) Test Automation
14 29 (17.58%) Scrum
15 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
15 28 (16.97%) Full Stack Development
16 27 (16.36%) TypeScript
16 27 (16.36%) SC Cleared
16 27 (16.36%) C#
16 27 (16.36%) HTTP
17 26 (15.76%) JSON
18 25 (15.15%) Microservices
18 25 (15.15%) SDLC

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 18 (10.91%) Confluence
2 3 (1.82%) Site Server
3 2 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) GemFire
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Chatbot
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.21%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.24%) AWS
1 40 (24.24%) Azure
2 8 (4.85%) GCP
3 7 (4.24%) Power Platform
4 6 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (3.64%) GitHub
4 6 (3.64%) Serverless
5 4 (2.42%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.42%) SaaS
6 3 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.82%) IaaS
6 3 (1.82%) npm
6 3 (1.82%) PaaS
7 2 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.21%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.36%) HTTP
2 15 (9.09%) VPN
3 14 (8.48%) LAN
3 14 (8.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.06%) Network Security
5 7 (4.24%) RTMP
6 6 (3.64%) DNS
6 6 (3.64%) Internet
7 5 (3.03%) DHCP
7 5 (3.03%) Firewall
7 5 (3.03%) Intranet
8 4 (2.42%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.42%) Skype
9 3 (1.82%) Extranet
9 3 (1.82%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.82%) NAS
9 3 (1.82%) SAN
10 2 (1.21%) Multicast
10 2 (1.21%) SSL
10 2 (1.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.42%) Relational Database
2 24 (14.55%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
3 11 (6.67%) GIS
4 8 (4.85%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.24%) Power BI
5 7 (4.24%) Tableau
6 5 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.82%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.61%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.61%) MS Access
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
9 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.61%) Redis
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 31 (18.79%) Git (software)
3 22 (13.33%) JIRA
4 21 (12.73%) Maven
5 18 (10.91%) Selenium
5 18 (10.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (10.30%) Subversion
7 16 (9.70%) Cucumber
8 14 (8.48%) FishEye
8 14 (8.48%) JUnit
8 14 (8.48%) TestNG
9 11 (6.67%) Eclipse
9 11 (6.67%) NetBeans
9 11 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
9 11 (6.67%) Rational Team Concert
10 8 (4.85%) Artifactory
11 7 (4.24%) Gradle
12 6 (3.64%) Burp Suite
13 5 (3.03%) Android Studio
General
1 30 (18.18%) Finance
2 22 (13.33%) Banking
2 22 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 14 (8.48%) Documentation Skills
4 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.24%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (3.64%) Front Office
6 6 (3.64%) Publishing
7 5 (3.03%) Marketing
7 5 (3.03%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.03%) Retail
8 3 (1.82%) Law
9 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Military
10 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (52.73%) Developer
2 21 (12.73%) Full Stack Developer
2 21 (12.73%) Java Developer
3 15 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 14 (8.48%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.48%) Tester
5 13 (7.88%) Android Developer
6 12 (7.27%) Architect
7 11 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (5.45%) Security Tester
10 8 (4.85%) Node.js Developer
10 8 (4.85%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Mobile Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.64%) UI Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.42%) AngularJS
2 30 (18.18%) Node.js
3 26 (15.76%) JSON
4 23 (13.94%) Spring
4 23 (13.94%) Web Services
5 21 (12.73%) RESTful
5 21 (12.73%) XML
6 15 (9.09%) .NET
6 15 (9.09%) Java EE
7 14 (8.48%) Akka
7 14 (8.48%) Java EE 5
8 13 (7.88%) React
9 11 (6.67%) CORBA
9 11 (6.67%) Motif
10 10 (6.06%) HTML
11 9 (5.45%) CSS
11 9 (5.45%) REST
12 7 (4.24%) Android SDK
12 7 (4.24%) Middleware
12 7 (4.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Legacy Applications
2 11 (6.67%) Replication
3 6 (3.64%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.21%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.21%) Derivative
7 2 (1.21%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.21%) Legacy Code
7 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.24%) Windows
2 33 (20.00%) Linux
3 15 (9.09%) Android
4 11 (6.67%) Unix
5 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.52%) TDD
3 39 (23.64%) BDD
4 37 (22.42%) DevOps
5 30 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (17.58%) Scrum
6 29 (17.58%) Test Automation
7 28 (16.97%) Full Stack Development
8 25 (15.15%) Microservices
8 25 (15.15%) SDLC
9 21 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 19 (11.52%) Kanban
11 17 (10.30%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 15 (9.09%) UML
13 14 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.48%) Functional Programming
13 14 (8.48%) Multithreading
13 14 (8.48%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 78 (47.27%) Java
2 43 (26.06%) JavaScript
3 36 (21.82%) SQL
4 32 (19.39%) C++
5 27 (16.36%) C#
5 27 (16.36%) TypeScript
6 18 (10.91%) C
7 17 (10.30%) Java 8
7 17 (10.30%) Python
8 15 (9.09%) Kotlin
9 9 (5.45%) R
10 7 (4.24%) Apple Swift
11 6 (3.64%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.64%) VBA
12 5 (3.03%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.03%) VBScript
13 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.82%) VB
14 1 (0.61%) Perl
14 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.61%) CCSP
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CISSP
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.61%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) GRC
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 22301
2 4 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (9.70%) Docker
2 6 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.42%) vSphere
4 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) Ansible
2 5 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.03%) Terraform
3 4 (2.42%) Grafana
4 3 (1.82%) WSUS
5 2 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.21%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 22 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.27%) VMware
3 11 (6.67%) Google
4 6 (3.64%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.03%) Adobe
6 4 (2.42%) IBM
6 4 (2.42%) Splunk
7 2 (1.21%) Apple
7 2 (1.21%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.21%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.61%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.61%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee
8 1 (0.61%) OutSystems
8 1 (0.61%) Rollbar
8 1 (0.61%) Thycotic
8 1 (0.61%) Xamarin