The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.93% 1.04% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 3.31% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.64% -3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £30.75 £23.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.85% -35.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year +33.69% -11.83%  

Client/Server is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 157 151 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 36.68% 31.39% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 65 89
Median daily rate £450 £319 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -20.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -11.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Client/Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in Essex

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in Essex

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in Essex

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +6 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Client/Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) JMeter
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
2 7 (63.64%) Confluence
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
2 7 (63.64%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (45.45%) User Stories
4 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) C
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) API Design
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (27.27%) Mainframe

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (63.64%) Confluence
1 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
1 7 (63.64%) JMeter
1 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) Kanban
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) API Design
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 2 (18.18%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle