Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 490 593 646
Rank change year-on-year +103 +53 -44
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 76 197 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 129 162
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £289 £213 £308
90th Percentile £600 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £410
% change year-on-year +21.34% -14.57% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -3.45% +126.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.26 £21.13
90th Percentile £40.88 £35.00 £52.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -9.68% +142.19%

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 12,801 25,555 33,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.75% 31.11% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,968 16,185 21,905
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £275
90th Percentile £700 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 1,059 1,072
Median hourly rate £34.13 £23.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% +16.75% -
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £49.18
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.81 £19.25
% change year-on-year +16.16% +18.51% -1.28%

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 4 December 2020.

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
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 4 December 2020. 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 +131 59 £488 +8.33% 32
UK excluding London +155 39 £425 +21.34% 22
London +117 25 £538 +7.50% 12
Scotland +61 11 £400 +14.12%
South East +137 10 £425 -2.86% 10
Work from Home -146 10 £425 -10.53% 7
South West +96 8 £529 +62.77% 2
North of England +91 4 £186 -38.43% 5
East of England +71 3 £425 -19.81%
North West +66 3 £186 -37.92% 5
Midlands +58 2 - - 3
West Midlands +57 1 - - 3
East Midlands +29 1 - -
Northern Ireland +11 1 £460 +42.08%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 21 (27.63%) Test Automation
4 21 (27.63%) Azure
5 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
6 14 (18.42%) Finance
6 14 (18.42%) .NET
6 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
7 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
7 13 (17.11%) C#
7 13 (17.11%) Public Sector
8 12 (15.79%) Oracle
8 12 (15.79%) TDD
9 11 (14.47%) VMware
9 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database
10 10 (13.16%) DevOps
10 10 (13.16%) Scrum
10 10 (13.16%) N-Tier
10 10 (13.16%) Kanban
11 9 (11.84%) Performance Testing
11 9 (11.84%) V-Model
11 9 (11.84%) AWS
11 9 (11.84%) HTML
11 9 (11.84%) IaaS
12 8 (10.53%) Microservices
12 8 (10.53%) BDD
12 8 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Customer Requirements

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 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (1.32%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Azure
2 9 (11.84%) AWS
2 9 (11.84%) IaaS
3 6 (7.89%) BlazeMeter
3 6 (7.89%) PaaS
3 6 (7.89%) SaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) GCP
4 3 (3.95%) Office 365
5 2 (2.63%) GitHub
5 2 (2.63%) iPaaS
5 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) DNS
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
1 6 (7.89%) SAN
2 5 (6.58%) DHCP
3 3 (3.95%) Extranet
3 3 (3.95%) Skype
4 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.32%) Firewall
5 1 (1.32%) RTMP
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.63%) MS Access
7 2 (2.63%) MySQL
7 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.32%) Big Data
8 1 (1.32%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) JIRA
1 8 (10.53%) JMeter
2 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
2 6 (7.89%) Zephyr
3 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.95%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 2 (2.63%) Android Studio
5 2 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 2 (2.63%) MSI
5 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.32%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Public Sector
3 7 (9.21%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Developer
2 14 (18.42%) Architect
3 7 (9.21%) Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Test Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.26%) IFS Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Pega Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Tester
7 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.95%) Integration Architect
7 3 (3.95%) IT Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.53%) Middleware
4 7 (9.21%) CSS
5 6 (7.89%) XHTML
5 6 (7.89%) XML
6 5 (6.58%) WPF
7 4 (5.26%) J2EE
7 4 (5.26%) jQuery
7 4 (5.26%) Web Services
7 4 (5.26%) WinForms
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.95%) Kafka
9 2 (2.63%) Android SDK
9 2 (2.63%) Material Design
9 2 (2.63%) REST
9 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
9 2 (2.63%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) N-Tier
2 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.58%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.95%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.32%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Unix
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.26%) Android
5 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) Test Automation
3 12 (15.79%) TDD
4 10 (13.16%) DevOps
4 10 (13.16%) Kanban
4 10 (13.16%) Scrum
5 9 (11.84%) Performance Testing
5 9 (11.84%) V-Model
6 8 (10.53%) BDD
6 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (10.53%) Microservices
6 8 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (10.53%) SOA
7 7 (9.21%) Project Delivery
7 7 (9.21%) SDLC
7 7 (9.21%) Test Management
7 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.21%) User Stories
8 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 13 (17.11%) C#
3 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.21%) Java
5 6 (7.89%) C
5 6 (7.89%) VB
6 4 (5.26%) C++
6 4 (5.26%) Go
6 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.26%) VB6
7 2 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.63%) VBScript
8 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) ISEB
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) HNC
5 2 (2.63%) HND
5 2 (2.63%) SANS
6 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) GDPR
3 2 (2.63%) NIST
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.32%) EMIR
4 1 (1.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Docker
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.95%) Mesos
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.95%) SCOM
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
4 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.32%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
4 5 (6.58%) Pega
4 5 (6.58%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.26%) IBM
5 4 (5.26%) IFS
5 4 (5.26%) NetApp
6 3 (3.95%) Adobe
6 3 (3.95%) McAfee
7 2 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) Cybereason
7 2 (2.63%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.63%) IronPort
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) Symantec
7 2 (2.63%) Telelogic
7 2 (2.63%) Zscaler