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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
England / North West
Rank 113 148 143
Rank change year-on-year +35 -5  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Median daily rate £475 £175 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +171.42% -46.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £210 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +19.61% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year -61.24% -  

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 821 1237 1068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.00% 32.24% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 740 567
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Cheshire +35 10 £475 +171.42% 2
Manchester - 3 £550 -
Merseyside - 2 £314 -
Client/Server
England

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (89.47%) Java
2 14 (73.68%) Oracle
3 13 (68.42%) SOAP
4 12 (63.16%) EJB
4 12 (63.16%) J2EE
5 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
6 10 (52.63%) EJB 3.0
6 10 (52.63%) Hudson
6 10 (52.63%) REST
6 10 (52.63%) Bitbucket
6 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
6 10 (52.63%) MySQL
6 10 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (52.63%) JIRA
6 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (52.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (47.37%) SQL
8 8 (42.11%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
10 5 (26.32%) XML
10 5 (26.32%) Finance
11 4 (21.05%) Scrum
11 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
11 4 (21.05%) JSF
11 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
11 4 (21.05%) IntelliJ
11 4 (21.05%) JSP
11 4 (21.05%) JUnit

Client/Server
Top Related 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 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Commerce Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) MySQL
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) JasperReports
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (10.53%) Jackrabbit
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) MS Access
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 10 (52.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (52.63%) Bitbucket
2 10 (52.63%) Hudson
2 10 (52.63%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
3 4 (21.05%) IntelliJ
3 4 (21.05%) JUnit
3 4 (21.05%) Mockito
3 4 (21.05%) MyEclipse
4 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) Java Developer
3 7 (36.84%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Python Developer
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Author
8 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Author
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) SOAP
2 12 (63.16%) EJB
2 12 (63.16%) J2EE
3 10 (52.63%) EJB 3.0
3 10 (52.63%) REST
4 8 (42.11%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) JSF
6 4 (21.05%) JSP
7 3 (15.79%) JPA
7 3 (15.79%) JSON
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) XML Messaging
8 2 (10.53%) Apache Felix
8 2 (10.53%) Apache Sling
8 2 (10.53%) CSS
8 2 (10.53%) Java EE
8 2 (10.53%) OSGi
8 2 (10.53%) Taglibs
8 2 (10.53%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) High Availability
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Perforce
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase