Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 512 551
Rank change year-on-year -74 +39 -86
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 298 354 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.13% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 225 196
UK median daily rate £390 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.02% - +10.67%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £378
% change year-on-year -7.88% +9.27% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -32.00% +72.41%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.49 £46.50 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.69% -25.58% +48.28%

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 33,913 31,424 34,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,693 20,518 22,449
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,115 1,303
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.69%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 16 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 21 February 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 -63 271 £395 -7.55% 512
UK excluding London -46 177 £380 -7.88% 126
London -30 118 £395 -7.06% 389
North of England +28 51 £425 -5.56% 21
South East -17 48 £375 -6.83% 50
East of England +11 37 £450 +50.00% 38
Yorkshire +7 33 £425 -5.56% 7
Scotland -19 18 £325 +10.17% 1
North West +8 14 £420 -11.58% 12
South West -24 13 £400 +1.59% 6
North East +38 4 £433 -5.98% 2
Wales -6 4 £335 +11.67% 2
Midlands -12 4 £125 -75.00% 8
West Midlands -7 3 £413 -8.33% 4
Northern Ireland -8 3 £421 +52.94%
East Midlands +5 1 £125 -77.27% 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 114 (38.26%) SQL
2 104 (34.90%) Windows
3 94 (31.54%) Finance
4 80 (26.85%) .NET
5 78 (26.17%) C#
6 76 (25.50%) SQL Server
7 71 (23.83%) Java
8 70 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (20.47%) Web Services
10 49 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (15.44%) ASP.NET
12 45 (15.10%) VB.NET
13 44 (14.77%) T-SQL
13 44 (14.77%) Linux
13 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
14 42 (14.09%) Active Directory
15 40 (13.42%) Banking
16 39 (13.09%) MVC
17 38 (12.75%) Oracle
18 36 (12.08%) JavaScript
19 35 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (11.07%) ITIL
21 32 (10.74%) HTML
21 32 (10.74%) WinForms
22 31 (10.40%) Investment Management
22 31 (10.40%) SDLC
23 29 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
23 29 (9.73%) Internet
24 28 (9.40%) Middleware
25 27 (9.06%) Test Automation

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 (5.70%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.03%) IIS
4 9 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.68%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.34%) JBoss
7 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) Confluence
9 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.67%) WildFly
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.67%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.35%) SaaS
4 4 (1.34%) IaaS
4 4 (1.34%) Office 365
4 4 (1.34%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.67%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) npm
6 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.73%) Internet
2 17 (5.70%) LAN
3 16 (5.37%) Firewall
3 16 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.36%) HTTP
4 10 (3.36%) SMS
5 9 (3.02%) DNS
5 9 (3.02%) Ethernet
5 9 (3.02%) Wireless
6 7 (2.35%) WAN
7 6 (2.01%) SAN
7 6 (2.01%) SMTP
7 6 (2.01%) SSL
8 5 (1.68%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.68%) VLAN
9 4 (1.34%) FTP
9 4 (1.34%) VPN
10 3 (1.01%) DMZ
10 3 (1.01%) Intranet
10 3 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.35%) Big Data
4 5 (1.68%) GIS
4 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.34%) DB2
5 4 (1.34%) OLAP
5 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.01%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.01%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.67%) Presto
Development Applications
1 49 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.37%) NUnit
3 14 (4.70%) MSBuild
4 13 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (4.36%) TeamCity
5 12 (4.03%) Moq
5 12 (4.03%) ReSharper
6 11 (3.69%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.69%) Maven
6 11 (3.69%) Selenium
7 10 (3.36%) JIRA
8 7 (2.35%) Ant
8 7 (2.35%) JMeter
8 7 (2.35%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.35%) Subversion
9 6 (2.01%) FitNesse
10 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Blend
10 5 (1.68%) webpack
11 4 (1.34%) Appium
General
1 94 (31.54%) Finance
2 40 (13.42%) Banking
3 18 (6.04%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.69%) Legal
5 10 (3.36%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.68%) Retail
7 5 (1.68%) Front Office
7 5 (1.68%) Games
8 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.34%) Marketing
9 3 (1.01%) Law
9 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.67%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (36.91%) Developer
2 70 (23.49%) Analyst
3 48 (16.11%) .NET Developer
4 46 (15.44%) C# Developer
5 42 (14.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (8.39%) Test Analyst
6 25 (8.39%) VB.NET Developer
7 24 (8.05%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 21 (7.05%) Architect
9 19 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (6.04%) Java Developer
10 18 (6.04%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.36%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.69%) Consultant
12 11 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.69%) WinForms Developer
13 9 (3.02%) SOC Analyst
13 9 (3.02%) SQL Developer
14 8 (2.68%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (26.85%) .NET
2 61 (20.47%) Web Services
3 46 (15.44%) ASP.NET
4 32 (10.74%) HTML
4 32 (10.74%) WinForms
5 29 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (9.40%) Middleware
7 23 (7.72%) AngularJS
7 23 (7.72%) CSS
8 20 (6.71%) WCF
8 20 (6.71%) WPF
9 16 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (5.37%) HTML5
9 16 (5.37%) REST
10 15 (5.03%) .NET Framework
11 14 (4.70%) ADO.NET
11 14 (4.70%) Caliburn.Micro
11 14 (4.70%) LINQ
12 12 (4.03%) jQuery
12 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.69%) Derivative
3 11 (3.69%) Fixed Income
4 9 (3.02%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.68%) DataPower
5 8 (2.68%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.68%) PKI
6 7 (2.35%) Clustering
6 7 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.35%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.01%) Fintech
8 5 (1.68%) AS400
8 5 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.34%) Online Games
9 4 (1.34%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 104 (34.90%) Windows
2 44 (14.77%) Linux
3 25 (8.39%) Unix
4 18 (6.04%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.36%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.36%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.68%) Android
10 4 (1.34%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.01%) VMS
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.01%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.67%) AIX
12 2 (0.67%) Solaris
12 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.09%) MVC
3 35 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (11.07%) ITIL
5 31 (10.40%) Investment Management
5 31 (10.40%) SDLC
6 27 (9.06%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (9.06%) Test Automation
7 25 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (7.72%) Regression Testing
9 20 (6.71%) Scrum
9 20 (6.71%) Waterfall
10 19 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 18 (6.04%) Integration Testing
11 18 (6.04%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.70%) Functional Testing
12 17 (5.70%) Project Management
12 17 (5.70%) Prototyping
12 17 (5.70%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 114 (38.26%) SQL
2 78 (26.17%) C#
3 71 (23.83%) Java
4 45 (15.10%) VB.NET
5 44 (14.77%) T-SQL
6 36 (12.08%) JavaScript
7 20 (6.71%) VB
8 18 (6.04%) Python
8 18 (6.04%) VB6
9 15 (5.03%) C++
10 12 (4.03%) C
11 8 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.35%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.01%) Perl
13 6 (2.01%) PHP
14 4 (1.34%) Ruby
15 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.01%) VBScript
16 2 (0.67%) IronPython
16 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (5.70%) Degree
2 14 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.36%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.03%) ISEB
5 10 (3.36%) MCSE
6 9 (3.02%) CISSP
6 9 (3.02%) MCSA
6 9 (3.02%) MCSM
6 9 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.68%) ACDT
7 8 (2.68%) ACHDS
7 8 (2.68%) ACTC
7 8 (2.68%) MCDST
7 8 (2.68%) MCP
7 8 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (1.68%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.70%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.67%) MiFID
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.68%) Docker
7 4 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
8 3 (1.01%) XenApp
9 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.69%) Puppet
2 10 (3.36%) QRadar
3 7 (2.35%) CSIRT
4 6 (2.01%) Consul
4 6 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.68%) Ansible
5 5 (1.68%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.34%) SCCM
7 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.01%) WSUS
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.67%) vRealize
9 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.34%) Nagios
9 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.75%) Oracle
3 24 (8.05%) IBM
4 20 (6.71%) Citrix
4 20 (6.71%) VMware
5 14 (4.70%) HP
6 10 (3.36%) Apple
6 10 (3.36%) Charles River
7 6 (2.01%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.01%) Sun
8 5 (1.68%) Cisco
8 5 (1.68%) Lotus
8 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.68%) Symantec
9 4 (1.34%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.34%) Dell
10 3 (1.01%) EMC
10 3 (1.01%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.01%) Sophos