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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 538 388
Rank change year-on-year +74 -150  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 150 111 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.21% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.62% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 161
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
10th Percentile £171 £150 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £344 £400
% change year-on-year +12.64% -14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 8
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +15.11%  
10th Percentile £9.25 £15.73 £16.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £38.05 £32.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% +46.66%  

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15670 17861 17809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.26% 33.25% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14461 16373 15825
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.23%  
10th Percentile £263 £255 £248
90th Percentile £663 £630 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 850 842
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.61 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.83 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +27.77%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 9 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 3 months to 29 June 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
England +78 148 £425 +10.38% 434
London +56 84 £425 -1.44% 350
UK excluding London +55 65 £388 +12.64% 85
South East +17 30 £600 +56.86% 40
North of England +61 12 £488 +37.32% 6
East of England -3 11 £191 -23.60% 23
Midlands +8 6 £320 +6.48% 4
South West +2 5 £400 -9.09% 11
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 124 (36.26%) SQL
2 122 (35.67%) Java
3 114 (33.33%) Windows
4 106 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (26.02%) Linux
6 77 (22.51%) SQL Server
7 73 (21.35%) Finance
8 71 (20.76%) Unix
9 66 (19.30%) Microsoft
10 62 (18.13%) Active Directory
10 62 (18.13%) Oracle
11 52 (15.20%) .NET
12 51 (14.91%) TDD
13 50 (14.62%) Web Services
14 47 (13.74%) C#
15 43 (12.57%) Spring
16 40 (11.70%) MVC
17 39 (11.40%) Windows Server
18 38 (11.11%) HTML
18 38 (11.11%) JIRA
19 36 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (10.53%) MySQL
19 36 (10.53%) OO
20 35 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
21 34 (9.94%) Apache Cassandra
21 34 (9.94%) XML
21 34 (9.94%) ASP.NET
22 33 (9.65%) DevOps
22 33 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
23 32 (9.36%) Open Source

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 22 (6.43%) IIS
1 22 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.68%) JBoss
4 15 (4.39%) WildFly
5 14 (4.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.51%) MS Exchange
6 12 (3.51%) Skype for Business
7 11 (3.22%) Apache
8 10 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.63%) Confluence
9 9 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.05%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.75%) SAS
12 5 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.46%) Acrobat
3 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) Stata
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Sonata
2 5 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.58%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.34%) Office 365
3 5 (1.46%) GitHub
3 5 (1.46%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (0.88%) PaaS
4 3 (0.88%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.77%) DNS
2 20 (5.85%) Firewall
2 20 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.56%) Internet
4 18 (5.26%) HTTP
5 17 (4.97%) LDAP
6 14 (4.09%) LAN
7 10 (2.92%) Skype
8 9 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (2.63%) SSH
9 8 (2.34%) Ethernet
10 7 (2.05%) DHCP
10 7 (2.05%) ICMP
10 7 (2.05%) SAN
11 5 (1.46%) Intranet
11 5 (1.46%) SSL
11 5 (1.46%) VPN
11 5 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.46%) Wireless
12 4 (1.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.53%) MySQL
3 34 (9.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 31 (9.06%) NoSQL
5 29 (8.48%) Big Data
6 12 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.34%) DB2
9 7 (2.05%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.46%) EDRMS
10 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.17%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.88%) Aerospike
12 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.88%) MS Access
12 3 (0.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 38 (11.11%) JIRA
2 28 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (6.43%) Eclipse
5 19 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 18 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 17 (4.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (4.68%) Hudson
8 16 (4.68%) NUnit
9 15 (4.39%) JMeter
9 15 (4.39%) Moq
9 15 (4.39%) MSBuild
9 15 (4.39%) ReSharper
9 15 (4.39%) Visual Studio
10 14 (4.09%) Selenium
11 13 (3.80%) Jenkins
11 13 (3.80%) Subversion
12 11 (3.22%) Maven
13 8 (2.34%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.05%) YourKit
General
1 73 (21.35%) Finance
2 30 (8.77%) Banking
3 23 (6.73%) Retail
4 12 (3.51%) Front Office
5 11 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.92%) Marketing
7 8 (2.34%) Legal
8 7 (2.05%) Back Office
9 6 (1.75%) Advertising
10 5 (1.46%) Games
11 4 (1.17%) Electronics
11 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.58%) Publishing
14 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.29%) Local Government
14 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 124 (36.26%) Developer
2 63 (18.42%) Java Developer
3 56 (16.37%) Analyst
4 36 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 32 (9.36%) Architect
5 32 (9.36%) Senior Developer
6 27 (7.89%) Consultant
7 23 (6.73%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.97%) WPF Developer
10 16 (4.68%) AWS DevOps
11 15 (4.39%) AWS Developer
11 15 (4.39%) DevOps Developer
11 15 (4.39%) WinForms Developer
12 14 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (3.80%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.80%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.20%) .NET
2 50 (14.62%) Web Services
3 43 (12.57%) Spring
4 38 (11.11%) HTML
5 34 (9.94%) ASP.NET
5 34 (9.94%) XML
6 28 (8.19%) WinForms
7 26 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (7.02%) WPF
9 22 (6.43%) jQuery
9 22 (6.43%) WCF
10 20 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (5.85%) CSS
10 20 (5.85%) HTML5
10 20 (5.85%) J2EE
10 20 (5.85%) SOAP
11 19 (5.56%) Ajax
11 19 (5.56%) LINQ
11 19 (5.56%) Middleware
12 15 (4.39%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.92%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.05%) CCTV
7 7 (2.05%) CMDB
7 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.05%) Fintech
8 6 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.75%) EPoS
8 6 (1.75%) NHS
8 6 (1.75%) Replication
9 5 (1.46%) Clustering
9 5 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.17%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 114 (33.33%) Windows
2 89 (26.02%) Linux
3 71 (20.76%) Unix
4 39 (11.40%) Windows Server
5 33 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.97%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.46%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.88%) OS/390
15 2 (0.58%) Solaris
16 1 (0.29%) AIX
16 1 (0.29%) Android
16 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.91%) TDD
3 40 (11.70%) MVC
4 36 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (10.53%) OO
5 33 (9.65%) DevOps
6 32 (9.36%) Open Source
7 30 (8.77%) ITIL
7 30 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 29 (8.48%) Unit Testing
9 27 (7.89%) Service Design
10 24 (7.02%) Scrum
10 24 (7.02%) SDLC
10 24 (7.02%) Test Automation
11 21 (6.14%) Asset Management
11 21 (6.14%) Release Management
12 20 (5.85%) SOA
13 19 (5.56%) Capacity Management
13 19 (5.56%) Project Management
13 19 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (36.26%) SQL
2 122 (35.67%) Java
3 47 (13.74%) C#
4 29 (8.48%) VB.NET
5 28 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 18 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.39%) C++
8 15 (4.39%) Python
8 15 (4.39%) VB
9 12 (3.51%) C
10 11 (3.22%) Perl
10 11 (3.22%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.92%) VB6
12 5 (1.46%) Groovy
13 4 (1.17%) Go
13 4 (1.17%) Ruby
13 4 (1.17%) Scala
14 3 (0.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.51%) Degree
4 11 (3.22%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.34%) ISEB
6 7 (2.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.75%) PMP
7 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.17%) MCP
8 4 (1.17%) PCI QSA
9 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.88%) MCSA
9 3 (0.88%) MCSE
9 3 (0.88%) MCSM
9 3 (0.88%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.22%) QA
2 9 (2.63%) SLA
3 7 (2.05%) HL7
4 5 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.58%) Basel II
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.29%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 62 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 4 (1.17%) Docker
6 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.88%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (8.19%) Puppet
2 26 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.97%) SCCM
4 9 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.34%) Nagios
5 8 (2.34%) WSUS
6 7 (2.05%) Grafana
6 7 (2.05%) Graphite
6 7 (2.05%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (2.05%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.46%) Mesos
8 4 (1.17%) DameWare
8 4 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.17%) Marathon
8 4 (1.17%) SCOM
9 3 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.88%) Consul
9 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 66 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 62 (18.13%) Oracle
3 25 (7.31%) VMware
4 24 (7.02%) IBM
5 22 (6.43%) HP
6 19 (5.56%) Citrix
7 12 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.51%) Veritas
8 10 (2.92%) Cisco
8 10 (2.92%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.92%) Symantec
9 9 (2.63%) McAfee
10 8 (2.34%) Avaloq
10 8 (2.34%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.34%) FNZ
11 7 (2.05%) Lotus
11 7 (2.05%) SAP
12 6 (1.75%) Dell
13 5 (1.46%) Adobe
13 5 (1.46%) webMethods
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