Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 313 331
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 -61
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 53 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.29% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 30
South East median daily rate £425 £394 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -15.78% +33.57%
10th Percentile £328 £264 £259
90th Percentile £543 £625 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £443
% change year-on-year - -3.95% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £44.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +34.09% +88.57%
10th Percentile £36.25 £41.25 £23.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.00 £42.48
England median hourly rate £37.50 £16.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year +123.15% -26.93% +76.92%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,318 4,893 5,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.32% 30.07% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,142 2,794 3,107
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 258 310
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.15 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.79% -11.46% +23.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Client/Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +6 18 £425 - 8
Hampshire -15 17 £475 +13.10% 3
Surrey -26 17 £388 +10.71%
Berkshire +5 11 £363 -17.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £535 - 5
Kent +1 1 - - 1
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.08%) VMware
4 16 (30.19%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
5 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (24.53%) IIS
5 13 (24.53%) Middleware
5 13 (24.53%) Project Management
6 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
6 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (20.75%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (20.75%) Server Management
7 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (18.87%) Oracle
7 10 (18.87%) Java
7 10 (18.87%) Linux
7 10 (18.87%) Finance
8 9 (16.98%) Internet
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (16.98%) Veritas
8 9 (16.98%) Web Services
8 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (15.09%) WildFly
9 8 (15.09%) Capacity Management
9 8 (15.09%) JBoss
9 8 (15.09%) Citrix

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 13 (24.53%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) JBoss
2 8 (15.09%) WildFly
3 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) Internet
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) SSH
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) Intranet
3 5 (9.43%) SAN
3 5 (9.43%) Skype
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
4 3 (5.66%) Extranet
5 2 (3.77%) DNS
5 2 (3.77%) NAS
5 2 (3.77%) PBX
5 2 (3.77%) PSTN
5 2 (3.77%) VoIP
5 2 (3.77%) VPN
6 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.66%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Redis
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) HttpUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.89%) Maven
3 1 (1.89%) Mocha
3 1 (1.89%) MSTest
3 1 (1.89%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (1.89%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.89%) XMLUnit
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) Military
5 1 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (5.66%) ETL Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Implementation Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 2 (3.77%) IT Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Middleware
2 9 (16.98%) Web Services
3 6 (11.32%) LDAP
4 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 3 (5.66%) CSS
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) Sass
5 2 (3.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (1.89%) Akka
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) CSS3
6 1 (1.89%) D3.js
6 1 (1.89%) Dojo
6 1 (1.89%) Java EE
6 1 (1.89%) jQuery
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) Servlets
6 1 (1.89%) Spring
6 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.89%) Animation
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.09%) Unix
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) Android
7 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Project Management
2 11 (20.75%) Server Management
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (15.09%) Capacity Management
5 7 (13.21%) Change Management
5 7 (13.21%) ITIL
5 7 (13.21%) Test Management
6 6 (11.32%) DevOps
6 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Migration
7 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.43%) RUP
7 5 (9.43%) Validation
7 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.66%) Perl
3 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) C
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Delphi
5 1 (1.89%) Java 8
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) MCSE
5 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.77%) ISEB
6 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.77%) MCSA
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.89%) Docker
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) NetBackup
3 5 (9.43%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
4 9 (16.98%) Veritas
5 8 (15.09%) Citrix
5 8 (15.09%) McAfee
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco
6 6 (11.32%) Symantec
7 3 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) Informatica
7 3 (5.66%) Remedy
7 3 (5.66%) SAP
8 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
8 2 (3.77%) Lumension
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.77%) Nintex
9 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
9 1 (1.89%) Progress