The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 152 149
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £488 £405 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -35.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 929 1194 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.03% 31.34% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 711 549
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 60
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in the North West

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in the North West

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester - 2 £488 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 13 (72.22%) EJB
3 12 (66.67%) J2EE
4 11 (61.11%) SOAP
5 10 (55.56%) MySQL
5 10 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (55.56%) JIRA
5 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (55.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) EJB 3.0
5 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 10 (55.56%) Hudson
5 10 (55.56%) REST
5 10 (55.56%) Bitbucket
5 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database
6 9 (50.00%) HTML
6 9 (50.00%) SQL
7 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
9 5 (27.78%) JSP
10 4 (22.22%) DB2
10 4 (22.22%) JUnit
10 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
10 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
10 4 (22.22%) Finance
10 4 (22.22%) Scrum
10 4 (22.22%) JSF
10 4 (22.22%) MyEclipse

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) MySQL
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) DB2
3 3 (16.67%) JasperReports
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (11.11%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (55.56%) Bitbucket
1 10 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 10 (55.56%) Hudson
1 10 (55.56%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
2 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 4 (22.22%) Mockito
2 4 (22.22%) MyEclipse
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 13 (72.22%) Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Author
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) EJB
2 12 (66.67%) J2EE
3 11 (61.11%) SOAP
4 10 (55.56%) EJB 3.0
4 10 (55.56%) REST
5 9 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) JSP
7 4 (22.22%) JPA
7 4 (22.22%) JSF
8 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (16.67%) Dojo
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) Apache Felix
9 2 (11.11%) Apache Sling
9 2 (11.11%) Java EE
9 2 (11.11%) JSR 170
9 2 (11.11%) OSGi
9 2 (11.11%) Taglibs
9 2 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Scala
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft