Period
to 19 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 605 666
Rank change year-on-year +178 +61 -99
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 84 244 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.88% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 155 141
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
10th Percentile £279 £263 £293
90th Percentile £585 £598 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +47.83% +71.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -44.29% -6.67% +123.15%

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 10,021 27,875 33,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 31.36% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,325 17,675 21,613
Median daily rate £480 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £275
90th Percentile £725 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 1,034 1,040
Median hourly rate £34.13 £21.74 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.97% +7.57% -3.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £26.89 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.15% +7.89% -5.00%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Client/Server.

Daily rate trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Client/Server over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Client/Server.

Hourly rate trend for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Client/Server over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 2020. 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 +184 75 £488 +14.71% 31
UK excluding London +169 49 £450 +12.50% 28
London +175 27 £513 +2.50% 10
South East +161 24 £450 +16.13% 5
Work from Home -56 10 £450 -5.26% 5
South West +95 8 £500 +21.21% 4
Scotland +55 6 £500 +11.11% 6
East of England +78 5 £400 - 2
North of England +111 3 £186 -46.79% 2
North West +85 2 £186 -46.79% 1
Midlands +82 2 £500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +68 1 - - 3
East Midlands +54 1 £500 +31.15% 5
North East +43 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £460 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) SQL
3 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (29.76%) Security Cleared
4 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (25.00%) Azure
6 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 19 (22.62%) C#
7 19 (22.62%) VMware
8 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 16 (19.05%) Linux
9 16 (19.05%) Oracle
10 15 (17.86%) .NET
10 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 15 (17.86%) AWS
11 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (16.67%) Service Management
11 14 (16.67%) Finance
11 14 (16.67%) HTML
12 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
13 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 12 (14.29%) CSS
13 12 (14.29%) ITIL
13 12 (14.29%) XHTML
13 12 (14.29%) DNS
14 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET
14 11 (13.10%) VB
14 11 (13.10%) TDD
14 11 (13.10%) DevOps

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 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.76%) Chatbot
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.00%) Azure
2 15 (17.86%) AWS
3 9 (10.71%) IaaS
4 6 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
4 6 (7.14%) Office 365
4 6 (7.14%) PaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.57%) GCP
6 2 (2.38%) iPaaS
6 2 (2.38%) SaaS
7 1 (1.19%) GitHub
7 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) DNS
2 10 (11.90%) Internet
2 10 (11.90%) WAN
3 9 (10.71%) Firewall
3 9 (10.71%) IPsec
4 7 (8.33%) LAN
4 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.14%) DHCP
5 6 (7.14%) SAN
6 5 (5.95%) VPN
7 4 (4.76%) Skype
7 4 (4.76%) VLAN
8 3 (3.57%) BGP
8 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.57%) MPLS
8 3 (3.57%) OSPF
8 3 (3.57%) SSL
8 3 (3.57%) tcpdump
8 3 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
3 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.57%) MS Access
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (2.38%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.38%) MySQL
8 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.19%) Big Data
9 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.19%) DB2
9 1 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JMeter
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 6 (7.14%) Zephyr
3 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.57%) ClearQuest
3 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.19%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.19%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Public Sector
3 8 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Games
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Test Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.76%) IFS Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Pega Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.57%) IFS Specialist
7 3 (3.57%) Integration Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) .NET
2 14 (16.67%) HTML
3 12 (14.29%) CSS
3 12 (14.29%) XHTML
4 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.52%) Middleware
5 8 (9.52%) WPF
6 7 (8.33%) jQuery
6 7 (8.33%) WinForms
6 7 (8.33%) XML
7 4 (4.76%) RESTful
7 4 (4.76%) Web Services
8 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.57%) J2EE
8 3 (3.57%) JSON
8 3 (3.57%) Kafka
8 3 (3.57%) LDAP
8 3 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) N-Tier
2 9 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 7 (8.33%) PKI
5 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.76%) Replication
6 4 (4.76%) User Experience
7 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.57%) CESG
7 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.38%) Clustering
8 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.38%) NHS
8 2 (2.38%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) Linux
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.33%) Unix
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.76%) Android
7 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.57%) AIX
8 3 (3.57%) Solaris
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.67%) Service Management
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
5 11 (13.10%) DevOps
5 11 (13.10%) TDD
6 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 8 (9.52%) BDD
7 8 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 8 (9.52%) Scrum
8 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.33%) Document Management
8 7 (8.33%) Kanban
8 7 (8.33%) Microservices
8 7 (8.33%) Project Delivery
8 7 (8.33%) User Stories
9 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.14%) Release Management
9 6 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) SQL
2 19 (22.62%) C#
3 11 (13.10%) VB
4 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.52%) Java
5 8 (9.52%) VB6
6 7 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.76%) C
7 4 (4.76%) Go
7 4 (4.76%) Python
8 3 (3.57%) VBScript
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) ISEB
5 3 (3.57%) CEH
5 3 (3.57%) CREST Certified
5 3 (3.57%) Degree
5 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) GIAC
5 3 (3.57%) MCSE
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) DICOM
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) EMIR
3 1 (1.19%) HL7
3 1 (1.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.57%) Snort
4 3 (3.57%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.38%) Docker
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.57%) Mesos
4 3 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Ansible
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.38%) Terraform
6 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 25 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Oracle
4 7 (8.33%) IFS
5 5 (5.95%) McAfee
5 5 (5.95%) Pega
6 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.57%) Apple
7 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 3 (3.57%) F5
7 3 (3.57%) Juniper
7 3 (3.57%) Lotus
7 3 (3.57%) NetApp
7 3 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.38%) Adobe
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Splunk
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (1.19%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.19%) WSO2