The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
England / South West
Rank 114 126 133
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 1.11% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 9
Median daily rate £525 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £292 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £343
% change year-on-year +23.03% +6.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 634 811 723
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.78% 28.28% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 520 429
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £507 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 44
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +11 14 £500 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire 0 1 £525 +61.53%
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Client/Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (35.00%) Linux
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (32.50%) DNS
6 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
6 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
6 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.00%) C#
9 8 (20.00%) Marketing
9 8 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (20.00%) Skype
9 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (17.50%) DFS Replication
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
12 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) QMS

Client/Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.00%) CMS
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (20.00%) Skype
3 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
6 2 (5.00%) DHCP
6 2 (5.00%) IPv4
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (20.00%) Marketing
2 5 (12.50%) Back Office
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.50%) Electronics
4 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) BPM Designer
4 4 (10.00%) Designer
4 4 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Trainer
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Dojo
1 5 (12.50%) DOM
1 5 (12.50%) jQuery
1 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) CryEngine
3 1 (2.50%) DCOM
3 1 (2.50%) MFC
3 1 (2.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.50%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (2.50%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.00%) PKI
1 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.50%) Animation
2 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.50%) HTC Vive
2 1 (2.50%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.00%) Linux
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.00%) VMS
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.50%) Analytics
2 5 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 5 (12.50%) Process Management
2 5 (12.50%) QMS
2 5 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 5 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
2 5 (12.50%) SOA
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.50%) Scrum
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (12.50%) C++
3 5 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.00%) VC++
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (17.50%) DFS Replication
5 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (7.50%) NFS
7 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (5.00%) Docker
8 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 5 (12.50%) Pega
3 5 (12.50%) webMethods
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) NetApp
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Sun