Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 610 436 609
Rank change year-on-year -174 +173 +64
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 183 85 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.91% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 61 144
10th Percentile £284 £358 £221
25th Percentile £413 £425 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £507 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.35% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £600 £558 £546
90th Percentile £688 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £455 £400
% change year-on-year +1.92% +13.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 3
10th Percentile £62.30 " "
25th Percentile £65.50 £18.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £65.54 £19.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +236.10% -61.00% +42.86%
75th Percentile £71.75 £20.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £73.45 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.54 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year +236.10% - -

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 23,769 9,372 25,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.73% 31.52% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,543 6,309 16,757
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.64% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 325 870
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +28.57% -
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.40 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £19.73
% change year-on-year -14.58% +21.64% +3.84%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -154 154 £513 +2.50% 81
UK excluding London -120 87 £464 +1.92% 49
London -152 67 £600 +14.29% 34
Work from Home -197 56 £488 +8.33% 17
South East -61 42 £497 +10.33% 12
South West -38 14 £513 +2.50% 6
North of England -69 11 £465 +149.66% 16
Scotland -77 8 £388 -8.82%
North East -4 7 £160 - 1
Midlands -71 6 £450 -10.00% 12
West Midlands -58 5 £450 - 5
East of England -46 4 £45 -89.41% 1
North West -51 4 £545 +192.62% 9
Wales - 2 £507 -
East Midlands -35 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 90 (49.18%) Java
2 71 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (29.51%) JavaScript
3 54 (29.51%) SQL
4 53 (28.96%) TDD
5 47 (25.68%) Windows
6 44 (24.04%) Jenkins
7 43 (23.50%) Azure
8 40 (21.86%) AWS
9 39 (21.31%) BDD
10 37 (20.22%) Test Automation
10 37 (20.22%) AngularJS
11 36 (19.67%) Relational Database
11 36 (19.67%) Finance
12 35 (19.13%) C++
12 35 (19.13%) Git (software)
13 34 (18.58%) Linux
14 33 (18.03%) NoSQL
14 33 (18.03%) Node.js
14 33 (18.03%) DevOps
15 32 (17.49%) C#
16 31 (16.94%) Microservices
16 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
17 30 (16.39%) SC Cleared
17 30 (16.39%) Scrum
18 29 (15.85%) Spring
18 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (15.85%) Full Stack Development
19 28 (15.30%) JIRA
19 28 (15.30%) RESTful

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 20 (10.93%) Confluence
2 7 (3.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.64%) CMS
3 3 (1.64%) IIS
3 3 (1.64%) Site Server
4 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.55%) GemFire
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Chatbot
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.09%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Eikon
3 1 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.55%) Maximo
3 1 (0.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.55%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 43 (23.50%) Azure
2 40 (21.86%) AWS
3 8 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (4.37%) GCP
3 8 (4.37%) SaaS
3 8 (4.37%) Serverless
4 7 (3.83%) GitHub
4 7 (3.83%) IaaS
4 7 (3.83%) PaaS
4 7 (3.83%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.73%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (2.73%) npm
6 4 (2.19%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.84%) HTTP
2 17 (9.29%) LAN
3 15 (8.20%) VPN
4 14 (7.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.56%) Firewall
6 11 (6.01%) Network Security
7 8 (4.37%) Internet
8 7 (3.83%) DNS
8 7 (3.83%) RTMP
9 6 (3.28%) DHCP
10 4 (2.19%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.19%) SAN
10 4 (2.19%) Skype
11 3 (1.64%) Extranet
11 3 (1.64%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.64%) NAS
11 3 (1.64%) WAN
12 2 (1.09%) Intranet
12 2 (1.09%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) Relational Database
2 33 (18.03%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.01%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.46%) Geospatial Data
5 10 (5.46%) GIS
6 7 (3.83%) Power BI
6 7 (3.83%) Tableau
7 5 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.64%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.55%) BODI
11 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.55%) MySQL
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.55%) Redis
11 1 (0.55%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (24.04%) Jenkins
2 35 (19.13%) Git (software)
3 28 (15.30%) JIRA
4 26 (14.21%) Maven
5 23 (12.57%) Selenium
6 22 (12.02%) Subversion
7 18 (9.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (8.74%) Cucumber
9 14 (7.65%) FishEye
9 14 (7.65%) JUnit
9 14 (7.65%) TestNG
10 11 (6.01%) Eclipse
10 11 (6.01%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (5.46%) NetBeans
11 10 (5.46%) Rational Rhapsody
11 10 (5.46%) Rational Team Concert
12 8 (4.37%) Artifactory
12 8 (4.37%) TeamCity
13 7 (3.83%) Cypress.io
14 6 (3.28%) Android Studio
General
1 36 (19.67%) Finance
2 24 (13.11%) Social Skills
3 17 (9.29%) Banking
4 14 (7.65%) Documentation Skills
5 12 (6.56%) Public Sector
6 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.83%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (3.28%) Marketing
8 6 (3.28%) Publishing
9 5 (2.73%) Front Office
9 5 (2.73%) Retail
10 2 (1.09%) Law
10 2 (1.09%) Legal
10 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Automotive
11 1 (0.55%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Military
11 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (53.01%) Developer
2 28 (15.30%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.57%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (8.74%) Tester
5 14 (7.65%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.56%) Architect
6 12 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Analyst
7 10 (5.46%) C Software Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Java Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Java Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Security Tester
9 8 (4.37%) Android Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Node.js Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.28%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.28%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.22%) AngularJS
2 33 (18.03%) Node.js
3 29 (15.85%) Spring
4 28 (15.30%) RESTful
5 26 (14.21%) JSON
5 26 (14.21%) XML
6 23 (12.57%) Web Services
7 22 (12.02%) .NET
8 16 (8.74%) React
9 15 (8.20%) Java EE
10 14 (7.65%) Akka
10 14 (7.65%) HTML
10 14 (7.65%) Java EE 5
11 13 (7.10%) Spring Boot
12 11 (6.01%) CSS
12 11 (6.01%) Spring Cloud
13 10 (5.46%) CORBA
13 10 (5.46%) Motif
13 10 (5.46%) REST
14 8 (4.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Replication
2 12 (6.56%) Legacy Applications
3 11 (6.01%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.28%) Clustering
5 5 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.73%) Legacy Systems
5 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.09%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) Wiki
8 1 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.55%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.68%) Windows
2 34 (18.58%) Linux
3 13 (7.10%) Unix
4 8 (4.37%) Android
5 5 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.96%) TDD
3 39 (21.31%) BDD
4 37 (20.22%) Test Automation
5 33 (18.03%) DevOps
6 31 (16.94%) Microservices
7 30 (16.39%) Scrum
8 29 (15.85%) Full Stack Development
8 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (15.30%) SDLC
10 26 (14.21%) Kanban
11 20 (10.93%) Migration
12 19 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (9.29%) Software Engineering
14 15 (8.20%) Information Security
14 15 (8.20%) Integration Testing
14 15 (8.20%) Mentoring
14 15 (8.20%) UML
15 14 (7.65%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 90 (49.18%) Java
2 54 (29.51%) JavaScript
2 54 (29.51%) SQL
3 35 (19.13%) C++
4 32 (17.49%) C#
5 28 (15.30%) TypeScript
6 19 (10.38%) Java 8
6 19 (10.38%) Python
7 17 (9.29%) C
8 11 (6.01%) VBA
9 10 (5.46%) VBScript
10 9 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.92%) R
10 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.37%) Kotlin
12 6 (3.28%) Java 11
13 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.64%) VB
14 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) ISEB
3 6 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.73%) Degree
5 4 (2.19%) CISSP
6 3 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) CISA
7 2 (1.09%) CISM
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.09%) CRISC
8 1 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) CCA
8 1 (0.55%) CCSP
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) GDPR
3 3 (1.64%) GRC
4 2 (1.09%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) NIST
4 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (8.74%) Docker
2 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.73%) vSphere
5 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) Xen
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.92%) Ansible
2 5 (2.73%) Terraform
3 4 (2.19%) Grafana
3 4 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.19%) SCCM
4 3 (1.64%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.64%) WSUS
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.65%) VMware
3 10 (5.46%) Adobe
4 9 (4.92%) Google
5 7 (3.83%) Blue Prism
5 7 (3.83%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.28%) IBM
6 6 (3.28%) Splunk
7 4 (2.19%) SAP
8 3 (1.64%) HP
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle
9 2 (1.09%) Citrix
9 2 (1.09%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.09%) Kofax
9 2 (1.09%) Rollbar
9 2 (1.09%) Tanium
10 1 (0.55%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.55%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.55%) OpenText
10 1 (0.55%) Refinitiv