Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 305 325
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 -24
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 59 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 41
South East median daily rate £375 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +25.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £295 £304 £230
90th Percentile £474 £540 £488
England median daily rate £400 £403 £415
% change year-on-year -0.62% -3.01% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
South East median hourly rate £46.44 £45.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.20% +1.12% -
10th Percentile £41.08 £41.70 £41.95
90th Percentile £46.69 £47.50 £45.85
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% -36.28% +94.83%

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 4,937 4,536 5,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.76% 29.73% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,901 2,594 3,231
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.94%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £453 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 241 324
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +35.46%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £53.94
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.02% +3.35% +14.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -23 18 £375 -20.84% 16
Surrey -20 15 £375 -6.83% 8
Kent - 12 £368 -
Hampshire -1 9 £440 +33.33% 8
Berkshire -18 8 £475 +9.20% 5
Oxfordshire -5 7 £320 - 8
Buckinghamshire -38 3 - - 3
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 34 (57.63%) SQL
2 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
3 25 (42.37%) C#
4 24 (40.68%) Windows
5 21 (35.59%) .NET
5 21 (35.59%) Oracle
6 20 (33.90%) Web Services
7 19 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (28.81%) MVC
9 16 (27.12%) Middleware
9 16 (27.12%) Unit Testing
10 15 (25.42%) WPF
10 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (23.73%) ADO.NET
11 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET
11 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
11 14 (23.73%) Java
11 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (23.73%) NUnit
11 14 (23.73%) MVVM
11 14 (23.73%) MSBuild
11 14 (23.73%) Caliburn.Micro
11 14 (23.73%) Prototyping
12 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
12 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (22.03%) WCF
12 13 (22.03%) LINQ
12 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
12 13 (22.03%) Finance

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 (16.95%) JBoss
2 9 (15.25%) IIS
3 7 (11.86%) WildFly
4 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.69%) Confluence
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) SSH
1 5 (8.47%) WAN
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) LAN
2 4 (6.78%) MPLS
2 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.78%) VLAN
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) DHCP
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) FTP
3 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) PBX
3 3 (5.08%) Symposium
4 2 (3.39%) MRTG
5 1 (1.69%) BGP
5 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.69%) Intranet
5 1 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) DB2
3 3 (5.08%) GIS
3 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (23.73%) MSBuild
2 14 (23.73%) NUnit
3 12 (20.34%) Moq
3 12 (20.34%) ReSharper
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Blend
4 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.69%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) JIRA
6 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Legal
3 7 (11.86%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Billing
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) .NET Developer
2 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 16 (27.12%) C# Developer
3 14 (23.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C# WCF Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.17%) WCF Developer
5 6 (10.17%) WinForms Developer
5 6 (10.17%) WPF Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) .NET
2 20 (33.90%) Web Services
3 16 (27.12%) Middleware
4 15 (25.42%) WPF
5 14 (23.73%) ADO.NET
5 14 (23.73%) ASP.NET
5 14 (23.73%) Caliburn.Micro
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (22.03%) LINQ
6 13 (22.03%) WCF
7 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 12 (20.34%) WinForms
8 6 (10.17%) XML
9 5 (8.47%) CSS
9 5 (8.47%) HTML
9 5 (8.47%) LDAP
10 3 (5.08%) JSP
10 3 (5.08%) Servlets
10 3 (5.08%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) N-Tier
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.86%) Unix
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) MVC
2 16 (27.12%) Unit Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (23.73%) MVVM
4 14 (23.73%) Prototyping
5 11 (18.64%) SDLC
6 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.86%) ITIL
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
8 7 (11.86%) Scrum
8 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) Capacity Management
9 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.47%) OO
10 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) SQL
2 25 (42.37%) C#
3 14 (23.73%) Java
3 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
4 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.78%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) IronPython
8 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) ISEB
2 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) CCNP
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Oracle
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.56%) VMware
4 6 (10.17%) Citrix
5 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.47%) McAfee
5 5 (8.47%) Symantec
5 5 (8.47%) Veritas
6 4 (6.78%) Avaya
7 3 (5.08%) BEA
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco
7 3 (5.08%) IBM
7 3 (5.08%) Pega
7 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.08%) Sybase
7 3 (5.08%) Vitria
8 1 (1.69%) CA
8 1 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.69%) Qualys