Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 642 607
Rank change year-on-year +42 -35 -26
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 197 264 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 161 193
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £306 £176
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £405 £375
% change year-on-year -13.52% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +134.38% -23.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% +142.19% -23.81%

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 25,354 33,802 34,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.11% 32.24% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,068 22,091 22,749
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £260
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,057 1,071 1,035
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.23 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £19.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +19.08% -3.36% -1.70%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 +68 182 £450 +4.65% 80
UK excluding London +12 116 £350 -13.52% 56
London +83 72 £500 +5.26% 31
South East +30 32 £438 - 8
Midlands +66 24 £411 -3.24% 11
East Midlands +44 18 £400 -5.88% 3
South West +6 18 £331 -26.39% 6
North of England +14 17 £303 -32.78% 18
East of England -3 12 £530 +47.22% 6
Scotland +27 10 £350 +11.19% 4
North West +9 9 £300 -29.82% 11
Yorkshire +24 8 £305 -32.22% 7
West Midlands +41 6 £450 +181.25% 8
Northern Ireland - 3 £324 -

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.41%) Windows
3 46 (23.35%) SQL
3 46 (23.35%) Microsoft
4 37 (18.78%) SQL Server
5 36 (18.27%) Active Directory
6 34 (17.26%) Linux
7 31 (15.74%) Java
7 31 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (15.23%) JSON
8 30 (15.23%) Azure
9 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
10 25 (12.69%) REST
10 25 (12.69%) Finance
11 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
12 23 (11.68%) Scrum
12 23 (11.68%) JIRA
12 23 (11.68%) Security Cleared
12 23 (11.68%) Relational Database
13 21 (10.66%) Public Sector
13 21 (10.66%) Test Automation
13 21 (10.66%) Migration
14 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
15 19 (9.64%) XML
15 19 (9.64%) Python
15 19 (9.64%) DevOps
16 18 (9.14%) Windows Server
16 18 (9.14%) Unix
16 18 (9.14%) Internet
16 18 (9.14%) Management Information System

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 17 (8.63%) Confluence
2 14 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.58%) Apache
4 6 (3.05%) CMS
5 5 (2.54%) Drupal
6 4 (2.03%) SAS
7 3 (1.52%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.52%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.52%) WordPress
8 2 (1.02%) IIS
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) Moodle
9 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.52%) Figma
3 3 (1.52%) InVision
3 3 (1.52%) Sketch
3 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) BPCS
1 2 (1.02%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.51%) ContrOCC
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.23%) Azure
2 13 (6.60%) AWS
3 12 (6.09%) Office 365
4 10 (5.08%) IaaS
4 10 (5.08%) PaaS
5 9 (4.57%) SaaS
6 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Flow
6 5 (2.54%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.54%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.03%) GCP
8 3 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.52%) G Suite
8 3 (1.52%) Google Docs
8 3 (1.52%) npm
8 3 (1.52%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.52%) Slack
9 1 (0.51%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.14%) Internet
2 16 (8.12%) Firewall
2 16 (8.12%) LAN
2 16 (8.12%) WAN
3 14 (7.11%) HTTP
4 12 (6.09%) VoIP
5 11 (5.58%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.58%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (4.06%) DHCP
6 8 (4.06%) DNS
7 7 (3.55%) Ethernet
7 7 (3.55%) Skype
8 6 (3.05%) SAN
8 6 (3.05%) VPN
9 5 (2.54%) FTP
9 5 (2.54%) NAS
10 4 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.03%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.03%) SSH
10 4 (2.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.57%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.05%) MySQL
7 5 (2.54%) Big Data
8 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.52%) Impala
9 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.52%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.51%) IDOL
11 1 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.68%) JIRA
3 16 (8.12%) Bitbucket
4 11 (5.58%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.57%) Selenium
6 6 (3.05%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.54%) Moq
8 4 (2.03%) JMeter
8 4 (2.03%) JUnit
8 4 (2.03%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.03%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.52%) Babel
9 3 (1.52%) GitLab
9 3 (1.52%) Gradle
9 3 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.52%) Mocha
9 3 (1.52%) Protractor
9 3 (1.52%) webpack
10 2 (1.02%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (12.69%) Finance
2 21 (10.66%) Public Sector
3 17 (8.63%) Banking
4 6 (3.05%) Games
5 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.03%) Marketing
6 4 (2.03%) Retail
7 3 (1.52%) Front Office
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.02%) Automotive
8 2 (1.02%) Electronics
8 2 (1.02%) Police
9 1 (0.51%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (30.96%) Developer
2 31 (15.74%) Analyst
3 21 (10.66%) Architect
4 17 (8.63%) Test Analyst
5 13 (6.60%) C# Developer
5 13 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Administrator
7 11 (5.58%) Applications Support
7 11 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.57%) Node.js Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Android Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Junior
11 6 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.54%) C# WPF Developer
12 5 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (2.54%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.23%) JSON
2 25 (12.69%) REST
3 19 (9.64%) XML
4 17 (8.63%) .NET
5 15 (7.61%) Jest
5 15 (7.61%) Node.js
6 13 (6.60%) Middleware
6 13 (6.60%) RESTful
6 13 (6.60%) SAML
6 13 (6.60%) Web Services
7 12 (6.09%) Apache NiFi
8 9 (4.57%) Spring
9 8 (4.06%) React
10 7 (3.55%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.55%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.55%) Express
10 7 (3.55%) Spring Boot
11 6 (3.05%) HTML
11 6 (3.05%) LDAP
11 6 (3.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.14%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.55%) EPoS
5 7 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.55%) User Experience
6 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.54%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.52%) Derivative
9 3 (1.52%) Equities
9 3 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Exalogic
9 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.02%) AS400
10 2 (1.02%) Blog
10 2 (1.02%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.41%) Windows
2 34 (17.26%) Linux
3 18 (9.14%) Unix
3 18 (9.14%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.06%) Android
6 8 (4.06%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.06%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.54%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.03%) FreeBSD
8 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.03%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.52%) AIX
9 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.52%) Solaris
9 3 (1.52%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (11.68%) Scrum
4 21 (10.66%) Migration
4 21 (10.66%) Test Automation
5 19 (9.64%) DevOps
6 15 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (7.11%) Functional Testing
8 11 (5.58%) OO
9 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
9 10 (5.08%) TDD
9 10 (5.08%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.57%) Change Management
10 9 (4.57%) ETL
10 9 (4.57%) Multithreading
11 8 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.06%) Kanban
11 8 (4.06%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.06%) Performance Management
11 8 (4.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.35%) SQL
2 31 (15.74%) Java
3 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.64%) Python
5 17 (8.63%) C#
6 16 (8.12%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.08%) Perl
8 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.55%) Java 8
9 7 (3.55%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.03%) Groovy
11 4 (2.03%) VB
11 4 (2.03%) VBScript
12 3 (1.52%) ES8
12 3 (1.52%) F#
12 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.02%) PHP
13 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.14%) Degree
4 6 (3.05%) ISEB
5 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.03%) SAS Certification
7 3 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.52%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) MCSE
8 2 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.61%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) DICOM
4 1 (0.51%) HL7
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.05%) Firmware
4 5 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.52%) SRDF
6 3 (1.52%) vCloud
6 3 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.02%) NFS
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.54%) WSUS
3 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.03%) SCCM
3 4 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.52%) Avamar
4 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.02%) SCOM
6 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.51%) SCSM
Vendors
1 46 (23.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.11%) Oracle
2 14 (7.11%) VMware
3 12 (6.09%) WSO2
4 11 (5.58%) SAP
5 10 (5.08%) Cisco
5 10 (5.08%) Google
6 8 (4.06%) EMC
6 8 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.55%) Symantec
7 7 (3.55%) Veritas
8 5 (2.54%) IBM
9 4 (2.03%) Citrix
9 4 (2.03%) Dell
9 4 (2.03%) HP
9 4 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.52%) Veeam
11 2 (1.02%) F5
11 2 (1.02%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud