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 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 244 191
Rank change year-on-year +28 -53  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 32 34 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.26% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 45
Median daily rate £600 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.86% +9.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.64% -3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +33.69% +22.66%  

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 2239 2695 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.73% 30.57% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1604 1604
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 137 133
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +92.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 26 June 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 26 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
Surrey +7 12 - - 15
Hampshire +10 11 £388 +12.64% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £600 - 4
Berkshire +21 3 - - 3
Kent -1 1 - - 2
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 40 (60.61%) SQL
2 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 28 (42.42%) Java
4 27 (40.91%) Windows
5 25 (37.88%) Linux
6 24 (36.36%) .NET
6 24 (36.36%) MVC
7 22 (33.33%) Unix
8 21 (31.82%) C#
9 20 (30.30%) Oracle
10 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
10 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (27.27%) WCF
12 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
13 15 (22.73%) WPF
13 15 (22.73%) LINQ
13 15 (22.73%) ReSharper
13 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (22.73%) NUnit
13 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (22.73%) MVVM
13 15 (22.73%) Moq
13 15 (22.73%) MSBuild
13 15 (22.73%) Caliburn.Micro
13 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (22.73%) Finance
13 15 (22.73%) WinForms
13 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
13 15 (22.73%) ADO.NET

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 10 (15.15%) IIS
1 10 (15.15%) JBoss
1 10 (15.15%) WildFly
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.52%) Quickr
3 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) LDAP
1 9 (13.64%) SSH
2 6 (9.09%) Firewall
3 4 (6.06%) LAN
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (3.03%) DMZ
5 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.03%) SMTP
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) DHCP
6 1 (1.52%) IPsec
6 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.52%) Modbus
6 1 (1.52%) Profibus
6 1 (1.52%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (6.06%) Big Data
3 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) Redis
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (22.73%) Moq
2 15 (22.73%) MSBuild
2 15 (22.73%) NUnit
2 15 (22.73%) ReSharper
3 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.64%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.58%) Selenium
6 4 (6.06%) JIRA
7 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.03%) CA Gen
8 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.03%) Maven
8 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Military
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 17 (25.76%) Analyst
4 15 (22.73%) WinForms Developer
4 15 (22.73%) WPF Developer
5 13 (19.70%) Java Developer
5 13 (19.70%) Oracle Developer
5 13 (19.70%) SQL Developer
6 10 (15.15%) WCF Developer
7 9 (13.64%) C++ Developer
7 9 (13.64%) C++/Java Developer
8 8 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
10 4 (6.06%) C# WCF Developer
10 4 (6.06%) C# WPF Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Lead Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
10 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) .NET
2 18 (27.27%) WCF
3 15 (22.73%) ADO.NET
3 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (22.73%) Caliburn.Micro
3 15 (22.73%) LINQ
3 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 15 (22.73%) WinForms
3 15 (22.73%) WPF
4 12 (18.18%) Middleware
4 12 (18.18%) XML
4 12 (18.18%) XML Messaging
5 10 (15.15%) Web Services
6 9 (13.64%) MFC
7 6 (9.09%) Spring
8 5 (7.58%) SOAP
9 2 (3.03%) Express
9 2 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.06%) Replication
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) CESG
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Windows
2 25 (37.88%) Linux
3 22 (33.33%) Unix
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.55%) Windows NT
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.52%) AIX
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) MVC
2 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
3 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (22.73%) MVVM
3 15 (22.73%) Prototyping
4 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.15%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (7.58%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (7.58%) OO
7 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.06%) Data Transformation
8 4 (6.06%) DevOps
8 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.06%) Open Source
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.06%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Service Design
8 4 (6.06%) TDD
8 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) SQL
2 28 (42.42%) Java
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 15 (22.73%) VB.NET
5 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (13.64%) C++
7 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.55%) Delphi
8 3 (4.55%) Perl
9 2 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.52%) CISSP
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Firmware
3 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.58%) Puppet
3 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.06%) SCCM
4 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.55%) SCOM
5 2 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (3.03%) logstash
6 1 (1.52%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Oracle
2 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) Citrix
4 11 (16.67%) Veritas
4 11 (16.67%) VMware
5 9 (13.64%) McAfee
5 9 (13.64%) Symantec
6 5 (7.58%) HP
7 4 (6.06%) IBM
8 3 (4.55%) Telerik
9 2 (3.03%) BEA
9 2 (3.03%) CA
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco
9 2 (3.03%) Informatica
10 1 (1.52%) AppSense
10 1 (1.52%) Avaya
10 1 (1.52%) Cognizant
10 1 (1.52%) Google
10 1 (1.52%) Intel
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
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