Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 556 495
Rank change year-on-year -24 -61 -17
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 317 356 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.02% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 223 255
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £179 £174 £250
90th Percentile £588 £573 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 35
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +20.00% +20.69%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.68 £47.50 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -23.81% +44.83% -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 15 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 23 November 2017. 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 -33 288 £400 -5.88% 438
UK excluding London +6 171 £375 +7.14% 77
London -22 143 £450 - 362
South East -2 55 £375 -16.67% 35
North of England +53 39 £438 -1.69% 6
Yorkshire +41 35 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England -6 29 £425 +44.68% 24
Scotland +6 23 £400 +25.00% 1
South West -31 14 £343 +5.38% 6
Midlands +13 9 £320 -34.36% 5
East Midlands -8 5 £238 -52.50% 3
West Midlands +22 4 £320 -25.49% 2
North West +7 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £421 -
Wales - 1 - -

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

1 134 (42.27%) Windows
2 113 (35.65%) SQL
3 104 (32.81%) Finance
3 104 (32.81%) Java
4 83 (26.18%) SQL Server
5 74 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (23.03%) Linux
7 66 (20.82%) Web Services
7 66 (20.82%) Active Directory
8 60 (18.93%) Microsoft
8 60 (18.93%) Oracle
9 59 (18.61%) C#
10 55 (17.35%) .NET
11 46 (14.51%) MVC
12 45 (14.20%) HTML
13 44 (13.88%) JavaScript
13 44 (13.88%) Unix
14 42 (13.25%) SDLC
15 40 (12.62%) Windows Server
15 40 (12.62%) AngularJS
16 37 (11.67%) TCP/IP
17 35 (11.04%) Banking
17 35 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
18 34 (10.73%) Windows 7
19 33 (10.41%) HTML5
19 33 (10.41%) Python
19 33 (10.41%) Middleware
20 32 (10.09%) ITIL
20 32 (10.09%) T-SQL

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 25 (7.89%) IIS
1 25 (7.89%) JBoss
2 13 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.79%) Apache
3 12 (3.79%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.79%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.15%) WildFly
5 9 (2.84%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.52%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.58%) Confluence
8 5 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.95%) nginx
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.95%) Stata
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.21%) Office 365
3 7 (2.21%) Trello
4 4 (1.26%) npm
5 2 (0.63%) GitHub
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.63%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Yammer
6 1 (0.32%) Akamai
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.32%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 31 (9.78%) Internet
3 27 (8.52%) LAN
4 24 (7.57%) Firewall
5 21 (6.62%) HTTP
6 19 (5.99%) DNS
7 18 (5.68%) Ethernet
8 17 (5.36%) Wireless
9 15 (4.73%) LDAP
10 12 (3.79%) WAN
11 11 (3.47%) VPN
12 10 (3.15%) SSH
12 10 (3.15%) SSL
13 9 (2.84%) FTP
14 8 (2.52%) DHCP
14 8 (2.52%) SAN
14 8 (2.52%) SMTP
15 7 (2.21%) MPLS
15 7 (2.21%) SMS
16 6 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (26.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.42%) DB2
3 9 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.21%) MySQL
4 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.21%) SQLite
5 5 (1.58%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.58%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.63%) Big Data
8 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.63%) MS Access
8 2 (0.63%) MSDE
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (7.89%) Maven
2 25 (7.89%) Subversion
3 23 (7.26%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.26%) Jenkins
4 21 (6.62%) Ant
5 14 (4.42%) JIRA
6 13 (4.10%) SoapUI
7 12 (3.79%) MSBuild
7 12 (3.79%) NUnit
8 10 (3.15%) Moq
8 10 (3.15%) ReSharper
9 9 (2.84%) Mockito
9 9 (2.84%) Selenium
10 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.21%) ClearCase
11 7 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.58%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 104 (32.81%) Finance
2 35 (11.04%) Banking
3 15 (4.73%) Retail
4 14 (4.42%) Legal
4 14 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.89%) Front Office
8 5 (1.58%) Billing
8 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.58%) Marketing
9 4 (1.26%) Back Office
9 4 (1.26%) Electronics
9 4 (1.26%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (34.38%) Developer
2 74 (23.34%) Analyst
3 37 (11.67%) .NET Developer
4 32 (10.09%) Java Developer
5 31 (9.78%) C# Developer
6 27 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (6.62%) Support Analyst
8 19 (5.99%) Consultant
9 17 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
10 15 (4.73%) Desktop Support
11 14 (4.42%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.79%) Architect
12 12 (3.79%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.79%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.79%) VB.NET Developer
13 11 (3.47%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 11 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.82%) Web Services
2 55 (17.35%) .NET
3 45 (14.20%) HTML
4 40 (12.62%) AngularJS
5 33 (10.41%) HTML5
5 33 (10.41%) Middleware
6 31 (9.78%) ASP.NET
7 29 (9.15%) CSS
7 29 (9.15%) REST
8 25 (7.89%) WinForms
9 23 (7.26%) Spring
10 22 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (5.99%) jQuery
12 18 (5.68%) Spring MVC
12 18 (5.68%) XML
13 16 (5.05%) SOAP
14 15 (4.73%) Ajax
15 14 (4.42%) Hibernate
15 14 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.26%) N-Tier
2 19 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.36%) Blackberry
5 16 (5.05%) PKI
6 9 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.21%) Clustering
8 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.89%) Derivative
8 6 (1.89%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.58%) AS400
9 5 (1.58%) DataPower
10 4 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.26%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.26%) User Experience
11 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 134 (42.27%) Windows
2 73 (23.03%) Linux
3 44 (13.88%) Unix
4 40 (12.62%) Windows Server
5 34 (10.73%) Windows 7
6 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (5.36%) Apple iOS
8 13 (4.10%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.95%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.32%) OS/390
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.51%) MVC
3 42 (13.25%) SDLC
4 35 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (10.09%) ITIL
6 24 (7.57%) Scrum
7 23 (7.26%) TDD
7 23 (7.26%) Unit Testing
8 22 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (6.31%) Change Management
9 20 (6.31%) Investment Management
10 19 (5.99%) Integration Testing
10 19 (5.99%) Kanban
10 19 (5.99%) Time Management
11 18 (5.68%) Validation
12 17 (5.36%) BDD
12 17 (5.36%) Configuration Management
12 17 (5.36%) Information Security
12 17 (5.36%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 113 (35.65%) SQL
2 104 (32.81%) Java
3 59 (18.61%) C#
4 44 (13.88%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.41%) Python
6 32 (10.09%) T-SQL
7 31 (9.78%) VB.NET
8 24 (7.57%) Perl
9 20 (6.31%) VB
10 18 (5.68%) VB6
11 15 (4.73%) PowerShell
12 14 (4.42%) C++
13 12 (3.79%) C
14 7 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.58%) Go
15 5 (1.58%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.26%) VBScript
17 2 (0.63%) PHP
17 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (5.68%) Degree
3 16 (5.05%) MCP
3 16 (5.05%) MCSA
3 16 (5.05%) MCSE
3 16 (5.05%) MCSM
4 15 (4.73%) ACDT
4 15 (4.73%) ACHDS
4 15 (4.73%) ACTC
4 15 (4.73%) MCDST
4 15 (4.73%) Network+ Certification
5 14 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.10%) ISEB
7 11 (3.47%) CISSP
8 10 (3.15%) A+ Certification
9 8 (2.52%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.73%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (20.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.05%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.95%) XenApp
7 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) Docker
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) vCloud
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.73%) Puppet
2 13 (4.10%) SCCM
3 10 (3.15%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.84%) Consul
5 8 (2.52%) Packer
5 8 (2.52%) Terraform
6 6 (1.89%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.89%) Nagios
6 6 (1.89%) QRadar
7 4 (1.26%) Grafana
7 4 (1.26%) Graphite
7 4 (1.26%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.26%) WSUS
7 4 (1.26%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.95%) SCOM
8 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (18.93%) Microsoft
1 60 (18.93%) Oracle
2 31 (9.78%) Citrix
3 27 (8.52%) VMware
4 24 (7.57%) IBM
5 21 (6.62%) HP
6 18 (5.68%) Apple
7 13 (4.10%) Cisco
8 12 (3.79%) Lotus
9 11 (3.47%) Symantec
10 10 (3.15%) Dell
10 10 (3.15%) Sybase
11 9 (2.84%) Veritas
12 8 (2.52%) McAfee
12 8 (2.52%) MuleSoft
12 8 (2.52%) SAP
13 7 (2.21%) Charles River
14 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.89%) Dynatrace
14 6 (1.89%) Veeam