The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 30 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.

Client Server
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 218 228
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 36 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.74% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 18
Median daily rate £400 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +23.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £523 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £367 £348
% change year-on-year +15.96% +5.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year +25.00% -  

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2445 2810 2785
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.87% 29.88% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1688 1454
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +89.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.07 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in the South East

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Client/Server in the South East

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in the South East

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Kent - 15 £393 - 1
Hampshire +14 9 £420 -4.54% 7
Surrey -5 4 £403 +23.84% 13
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £425 - 1
Berkshire +14 2 £400 -13.51% 2
West Sussex - 2 £425 -
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 31 (47.69%) SQL
1 31 (47.69%) SQL Server
2 30 (46.15%) Windows
3 25 (38.46%) C#
4 24 (36.92%) .NET
5 23 (35.38%) Oracle
5 23 (35.38%) MVC
5 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
6 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
7 21 (32.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (32.31%) WCF
8 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
9 17 (26.15%) Unit Testing
9 17 (26.15%) XML
9 17 (26.15%) Prototyping
10 15 (23.08%) NUnit
10 15 (23.08%) WinForms
10 15 (23.08%) ADO.NET
10 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET
10 15 (23.08%) VB.NET
10 15 (23.08%) LINQ
10 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (23.08%) WPF
10 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 15 (23.08%) ReSharper
10 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (23.08%) MVVM
10 15 (23.08%) Moq
10 15 (23.08%) MSBuild
10 15 (23.08%) Caliburn.Micro

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) SMTP
2 7 (10.77%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
2 7 (10.77%) Internet
3 6 (9.23%) LAN
4 5 (7.69%) HTTP
4 5 (7.69%) IPsec
5 3 (4.62%) FTP
5 3 (4.62%) SSH
6 2 (3.08%) DMZ
6 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.08%) IPv4
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.54%) Modbus
7 1 (1.54%) Profibus
7 1 (1.54%) SAN
7 1 (1.54%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (47.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (23.08%) Moq
2 15 (23.08%) MSBuild
2 15 (23.08%) NUnit
2 15 (23.08%) ReSharper
3 9 (13.85%) Eclipse
3 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
4 7 (10.77%) JIRA
5 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) Selenium
7 2 (3.08%) CA Gen
8 1 (1.54%) Ant
8 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.54%) JMeter
8 1 (1.54%) Maven
8 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.08%) WinForms Developer
3 15 (23.08%) WPF Developer
4 13 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 13 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 10 (15.38%) WCF Developer
6 9 (13.85%) C++ Developer
6 9 (13.85%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.31%) C++/Java Developer
8 7 (10.77%) Analyst
9 6 (9.23%) C++ Software Developer
9 6 (9.23%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Security Advisor
10 5 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) .NET
2 21 (32.31%) WCF
3 17 (26.15%) XML
4 15 (23.08%) ADO.NET
4 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (23.08%) Caliburn.Micro
4 15 (23.08%) LINQ
4 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 15 (23.08%) WinForms
4 15 (23.08%) WPF
5 12 (18.46%) XML Messaging
6 8 (12.31%) MFC
7 4 (6.15%) SOAP
8 3 (4.62%) ATL
8 3 (4.62%) HTML
8 3 (4.62%) Qt
8 3 (4.62%) STL
8 3 (4.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
1 6 (9.23%) Replication
2 5 (7.69%) CESG
2 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.62%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.54%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.15%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) Unix
3 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) Solaris
6 3 (4.62%) Windows NT
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) MVC
2 17 (26.15%) Prototyping
2 17 (26.15%) Unit Testing
3 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (23.08%) MVVM
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.38%) Scrum
6 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.31%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (12.31%) Patch Management
6 8 (12.31%) Validation
7 7 (10.77%) Service Management
8 6 (9.23%) Code Coverage
8 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.23%) Data Transformation
8 6 (9.23%) Defect Management
8 6 (9.23%) Information Assurance
8 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (9.23%) SDLC
9 5 (7.69%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) C#
3 15 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 13 (20.00%) Java
5 12 (18.46%) C++
6 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.15%) C
7 4 (6.15%) VBScript
8 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.54%) Delphi
9 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (7.69%) CISSP
3 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) MCITP
4 2 (3.08%) MCSA
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) CEH
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Sendmail
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Firmware
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.08%) SCSM
3 1 (1.54%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.54%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Oracle
2 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) HP
3 6 (9.23%) Telerik
4 5 (7.69%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
4 5 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) CA
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) F5
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe
6 1 (1.54%) Alterian
6 1 (1.54%) Avaya
6 1 (1.54%) GENBAND
6 1 (1.54%) NetApp
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat