Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 646 577 565
Rank change year-on-year -69 -12 -77
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 252 315 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.90% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 199 226
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +2.48%
10th Percentile £308 £179 £179
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.69% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 28
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.38% -23.81% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.60 £12.68
90th Percentile £62.70 £23.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -39.62% +82.76%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,196 34,922 35,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.43% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,196 23,095 23,386
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,057 1,233
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +9.33%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Client/Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England -44 233 £425 +1.80% 96
UK excluding London -4 165 £413 +10.00% 63
London -58 81 £450 - 36
South East -21 53 £425 +13.33% 20
East of England +16 44 £348 -18.24% 12
North of England -22 31 £450 +2.86% 12
Yorkshire -29 17 £450 +5.88% 6
South West -25 15 £450 +28.57% 4
North West -5 14 £428 -5.00% 6
Scotland -14 13 £350 -12.50%
Midlands -15 9 £425 +32.81% 13
East Midlands +8 7 £425 +78.95% 7
West Midlands -23 2 £160 -50.00% 5

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 72 (28.57%) Windows
2 66 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (25.79%) SQL
4 63 (25.00%) Finance
4 63 (25.00%) Linux
5 50 (19.84%) Microsoft
6 43 (17.06%) Java
7 42 (16.67%) Web Services
8 40 (15.87%) Active Directory
9 37 (14.68%) SQL Server
10 34 (13.49%) Oracle
11 33 (13.10%) Python
11 33 (13.10%) Internet
12 29 (11.51%) Project Management
12 29 (11.51%) Firewall
12 29 (11.51%) Scrum
12 29 (11.51%) JavaScript
12 29 (11.51%) Degree
13 28 (11.11%) IIS
13 28 (11.11%) ITIL
13 28 (11.11%) VMware
13 28 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (10.71%) OO
14 27 (10.71%) Git (software)
15 26 (10.32%) TDD
15 26 (10.32%) Change Management
16 25 (9.92%) QA
17 24 (9.52%) JIRA
17 24 (9.52%) Unix
17 24 (9.52%) CSS

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (11.11%) IIS
2 20 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.75%) Confluence
4 14 (5.56%) IPython
5 12 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 9 (3.57%) JBoss
6 9 (3.57%) WildFly
7 7 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.98%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.59%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.59%) WordPress
10 3 (1.19%) CMS
10 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.19%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.79%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Minerva
2 1 (0.40%) ScheduALL
2 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.97%) Office 365
3 6 (2.38%) Slack
4 4 (1.59%) IaaS
4 4 (1.59%) PaaS
5 3 (1.19%) npm
5 3 (1.19%) SaaS
5 3 (1.19%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.10%) Internet
2 29 (11.51%) Firewall
3 14 (5.56%) DNS
3 14 (5.56%) LAN
3 14 (5.56%) SAN
3 14 (5.56%) VPN
4 12 (4.76%) WAN
5 11 (4.37%) HTTP
6 9 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 9 (3.57%) Wireless
7 8 (3.17%) Intranet
7 8 (3.17%) SSL
8 7 (2.78%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.38%) DMZ
9 6 (2.38%) SSH
10 5 (1.98%) BGP
10 5 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.98%) EIGRP
10 5 (1.98%) OSPF
10 5 (1.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.17%) Impala
4 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.17%) Pentaho
5 7 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.78%) MySQL
5 7 (2.78%) Power BI
6 5 (1.98%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) MS Access
7 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.19%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.52%) JIRA
3 21 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.16%) Selenium
5 10 (3.97%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.57%) JMeter
7 8 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.17%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.78%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.78%) webpack
9 5 (1.98%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.98%) PostCSS
10 4 (1.59%) Babel
10 4 (1.59%) Eclipse RCP
10 4 (1.59%) git-flow
10 4 (1.59%) JUnit
10 4 (1.59%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 63 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (6.35%) Banking
3 8 (3.17%) Publishing
4 7 (2.78%) Law
4 7 (2.78%) Retail
5 6 (2.38%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.59%) Back Office
7 4 (1.59%) Front Office
8 3 (1.19%) Avionics
8 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) Games
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (25.40%) Developer
2 62 (24.60%) Analyst
3 31 (12.30%) Architect
4 25 (9.92%) Test Analyst
5 17 (6.75%) Technical Analyst
6 14 (5.56%) Python Developer
6 14 (5.56%) Quantitative Developer
7 11 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.97%) Applications Support
8 10 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.78%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.78%) React Developer
11 7 (2.78%) Technical Test Analyst
12 6 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.67%) Web Services
2 24 (9.52%) CSS
2 24 (9.52%) HTML
3 21 (8.33%) .NET
3 21 (8.33%) Middleware
4 18 (7.14%) REST
4 18 (7.14%) XML
5 15 (5.95%) LDAP
6 14 (5.56%) Flask
6 14 (5.56%) NumPy
6 14 (5.56%) Pandas
7 13 (5.16%) JSON
8 11 (4.37%) SOAP
9 9 (3.57%) jQuery
9 9 (3.57%) Node.js
9 9 (3.57%) Spring
10 8 (3.17%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (3.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.35%) Algorithms
2 16 (6.35%) Data Structures
3 15 (5.95%) Hedge funds
4 11 (4.37%) User Experience
5 10 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.57%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.78%) DataPower
8 6 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.38%) Clustering
9 5 (1.98%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.19%) Handset
11 3 (1.19%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.19%) Replication
11 3 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.57%) Windows
2 63 (25.00%) Linux
3 24 (9.52%) Unix
4 19 (7.54%) Windows Server
5 15 (5.95%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 12 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.78%) Android
9 7 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.38%) Solaris
11 5 (1.98%) AIX
11 5 (1.98%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (1.98%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.59%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.51%) Project Management
2 29 (11.51%) Scrum
3 28 (11.11%) ITIL
3 28 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (10.71%) OO
5 26 (10.32%) Change Management
5 26 (10.32%) TDD
6 24 (9.52%) DevOps
7 21 (8.33%) BDD
7 21 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 20 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 17 (6.75%) SDLC
10 15 (5.95%) Functional Testing
10 15 (5.95%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.56%) Automated Trading
11 14 (5.56%) Backtesting
11 14 (5.56%) Kanban
11 14 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.79%) SQL
2 43 (17.06%) Java
3 33 (13.10%) Python
4 29 (11.51%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.54%) C#
5 19 (7.54%) C++
6 17 (6.75%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.56%) Cython
8 12 (4.76%) Perl
9 8 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.78%) C
11 5 (1.98%) ES6
12 4 (1.59%) PHP
12 4 (1.59%) Ruby
12 4 (1.59%) VB
13 3 (1.19%) Java 8
13 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (11.51%) Degree
2 22 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.16%) ISEB
6 12 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 12 (4.76%) MCSE
7 8 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.38%) MCSA
8 6 (2.38%) MCSM
9 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.59%) MCP
11 3 (1.19%) ACDT
11 3 (1.19%) ACHDS
11 3 (1.19%) ACTC
11 3 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.19%) MCDST
11 3 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.92%) QA
2 6 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.19%) ECSS
3 3 (1.19%) GDPR
3 3 (1.19%) MIL-STD-1553
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (4.37%) Docker
5 6 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.79%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.79%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) SCCM
2 9 (3.57%) Puppet
3 7 (2.78%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.38%) Ansible
4 6 (2.38%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.98%) Consul
5 5 (1.98%) Terraform
6 4 (1.59%) SCOM
7 3 (1.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.79%) Oozie
8 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.40%) Control-M
9 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.49%) Oracle
3 28 (11.11%) VMware
4 18 (7.14%) Citrix
5 15 (5.95%) IBM
6 11 (4.37%) Cisco
7 9 (3.57%) Splunk
7 9 (3.57%) Veritas
8 8 (3.17%) McAfee
9 7 (2.78%) Sony
9 7 (2.78%) Sun
10 6 (2.38%) EMC
10 6 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.38%) Symantec
11 5 (1.98%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.98%) Hitachi
11 5 (1.98%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.98%) SAP
12 4 (1.59%) Lotus
12 4 (1.59%) Pega