Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 552 587
Rank change year-on-year -96 +35 -128
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 246 327 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.98% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 188 199
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £306 £179 £184
90th Percentile £575 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 39 30
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.81 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.27% -26.93% +46.73%
10th Percentile £18.65 £12.90 £14.23
90th Percentile £44.00 £44.20 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year +123.15% -26.93% +58.62%

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 34,532 33,515 36,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 34.21% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,553 21,931 24,158
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,062 1,034 1,256
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.35 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year - -3.75% +18.74%

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 September 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 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 14 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 September 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 -73 230 £425 - 74
UK excluding London +8 172 £400 +6.67% 57
London -114 70 £444 -1.39% 21
South East -29 50 £413 +6.45% 17
North of England +1 45 £400 -11.11% 8
East of England +16 41 £430 +22.86% 7
Yorkshire -5 28 £350 -17.65% 7
North West +6 17 £428 -5.00% 1
South West -12 17 £400 +16.79% 9
Scotland -11 11 £350 -17.65% 3
Midlands -18 7 £160 -54.29% 12
West Midlands -29 4 £160 -50.00% 5
East Midlands +1 3 - - 7
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 78 (31.71%) Windows
2 74 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
4 57 (23.17%) Finance
5 55 (22.36%) SQL
6 51 (20.73%) Active Directory
7 50 (20.33%) Linux
8 48 (19.51%) Internet
9 46 (18.70%) SQL Server
10 40 (16.26%) Web Services
11 37 (15.04%) Scrum
12 34 (13.82%) Java
13 33 (13.41%) IIS
13 33 (13.41%) Security Cleared
14 31 (12.60%) JIRA
14 31 (12.60%) .NET
15 30 (12.20%) Oracle
15 30 (12.20%) Firewall
15 30 (12.20%) Degree
16 29 (11.79%) TDD
17 27 (10.98%) Project Management
17 27 (10.98%) JavaScript
17 27 (10.98%) HTML
18 26 (10.57%) Unix
18 26 (10.57%) Banking
19 25 (10.16%) PowerShell
19 25 (10.16%) QA
19 25 (10.16%) Git (software)
19 25 (10.16%) Test Automation
19 25 (10.16%) 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 33 (13.41%) IIS
2 23 (9.35%) Confluence
2 23 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.47%) JBoss
5 9 (3.66%) WildFly
6 8 (3.25%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.63%) Apache
9 4 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.63%) WordPress
10 3 (1.22%) CMS
10 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.22%) IPython
10 3 (1.22%) nginx
10 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.22%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.41%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.41%) Minerva
1 1 (0.41%) ScheduALL
1 1 (0.41%) Sonata
1 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.47%) Office 365
4 7 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.03%) Slack
6 3 (1.22%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.81%) npm
8 1 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.51%) Internet
2 30 (12.20%) Firewall
3 20 (8.13%) DNS
4 17 (6.91%) Intranet
5 16 (6.50%) SAN
6 12 (4.88%) HTTP
7 9 (3.66%) DMZ
7 9 (3.66%) VLAN
8 8 (3.25%) LAN
9 7 (2.85%) WAN
10 6 (2.44%) Skype
10 6 (2.44%) SSH
10 6 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.44%) Wireless
11 5 (2.03%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.63%) DHCP
12 4 (1.63%) Extranet
13 3 (1.22%) NAS
13 3 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.47%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.85%) Impala
4 7 (2.85%) Pentaho
5 6 (2.44%) Power BI
6 5 (2.03%) Big Data
7 4 (1.63%) DB2
7 4 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.63%) MS Access
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.22%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (12.60%) JIRA
2 25 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.88%) Selenium
5 10 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.66%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.25%) JMeter
8 7 (2.85%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.44%) webpack
10 5 (2.03%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.63%) Babel
11 4 (1.63%) git-flow
11 4 (1.63%) JUnit
11 4 (1.63%) PostCSS
11 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.63%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.22%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.22%) Grunt
12 3 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 26 (10.57%) Banking
3 8 (3.25%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.25%) Publishing
4 7 (2.85%) Front Office
4 7 (2.85%) Law
4 7 (2.85%) Retail
5 6 (2.44%) Marketing
6 4 (1.63%) Back Office
6 4 (1.63%) Military
7 2 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Avionics
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (30.08%) Analyst
2 55 (22.36%) Developer
3 24 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 22 (8.94%) Architect
5 16 (6.50%) Technical Analyst
6 15 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.28%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.47%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.07%) Consultant
9 10 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.66%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (3.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.25%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.85%) Technical Test Analyst
13 6 (2.44%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.26%) Web Services
2 31 (12.60%) .NET
3 27 (10.98%) HTML
4 25 (10.16%) CSS
5 15 (6.10%) AngularJS
5 15 (6.10%) Middleware
6 14 (5.69%) XML
7 13 (5.28%) jQuery
8 12 (4.88%) ASP.NET
8 12 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (4.07%) REST
10 9 (3.66%) JSON
11 8 (3.25%) Ajax
12 7 (2.85%) HTML5
13 6 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (2.44%) LDAP
13 6 (2.44%) RESTful
13 6 (2.44%) SOAP
14 5 (2.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.47%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.07%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.25%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.25%) User Experience
6 6 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.63%) Fintech
8 4 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.63%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.63%) NHS
8 4 (1.63%) PKI
9 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.71%) Windows
2 50 (20.33%) Linux
3 26 (10.57%) Unix
4 18 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.28%) Apple iOS
7 12 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.07%) Solaris
9 9 (3.66%) AIX
9 9 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.66%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.66%) Windows 2000
9 9 (3.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 9 (3.66%) Windows NT
10 8 (3.25%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.85%) Android
12 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.04%) Scrum
3 29 (11.79%) TDD
4 27 (10.98%) Project Management
5 25 (10.16%) Test Automation
6 21 (8.54%) ITIL
7 20 (8.13%) Test Strategy
7 20 (8.13%) Validation
8 19 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (7.72%) SDLC
9 18 (7.32%) Change Management
9 18 (7.32%) DevOps
9 18 (7.32%) OO
10 17 (6.91%) Functional Testing
10 17 (6.91%) Migration
10 17 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (6.50%) BDD
12 15 (6.10%) Mentoring
12 15 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.36%) SQL
2 34 (13.82%) Java
3 27 (10.98%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.16%) PowerShell
5 21 (8.54%) Python
6 20 (8.13%) C#
7 13 (5.28%) Perl
8 12 (4.88%) C++
9 9 (3.66%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.66%) VB
10 7 (2.85%) C
10 7 (2.85%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.85%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.44%) VB6
12 5 (2.03%) ES6
12 5 (2.03%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.22%) Cython
13 3 (1.22%) Java 8
13 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.20%) Degree
3 21 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (6.10%) ISEB
6 13 (5.28%) ISTQB
6 13 (5.28%) MCSE
7 9 (3.66%) MCSA
8 8 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.85%) CISSP
10 6 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.63%) MCSM
13 3 (1.22%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.22%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.16%) QA
2 6 (2.44%) GDPR
3 5 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.22%) ISO 22301
4 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.41%) ECSS
5 1 (0.41%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 51 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.03%) Docker
4 5 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.81%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (7.72%) SCCM
2 7 (2.85%) SCOM
3 6 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.03%) Ansible
4 5 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.63%) Puppet
6 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.41%) Consul
8 1 (0.41%) Control-M
8 1 (0.41%) Oozie
8 1 (0.41%) QRadar
8 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.20%) Oracle
3 25 (10.16%) VMware
4 14 (5.69%) Citrix
4 14 (5.69%) IBM
5 9 (3.66%) EMC
5 9 (3.66%) Hitachi
5 9 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.66%) Sun
5 9 (3.66%) Veritas
6 8 (3.25%) Cisco
6 8 (3.25%) McAfee
6 8 (3.25%) Palo Alto
6 8 (3.25%) Splunk
7 7 (2.85%) Sony
8 6 (2.44%) Symantec
9 5 (2.03%) SAP
10 4 (1.63%) Dell
10 4 (1.63%) Lotus
10 4 (1.63%) NetApp