Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 589 452
Rank change year-on-year +45 -137 +20
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 333 313 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.88% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 196 308
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.31% +7.00%
10th Percentile £180 £189 £254
90th Percentile £576 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £367 £380
% change year-on-year +5.73% -3.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 35
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £22.25 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.47% +41.95% +8.10%
10th Percentile £13.20 £14.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.65 £27.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £23.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -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 32908 35640 36484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.34% 33.30% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21547 23403 22969
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1184 1409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.28%

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 19 September 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 6 months to 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017. 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 +52 313 £425 +6.25% 414
London +52 168 £450 -5.26% 334
UK excluding London +14 162 £388 +5.73% 85
South East +17 68 £394 -14.40% 38
North of England +55 26 £450 +22.78% 10
East of England -3 24 £375 +36.36% 22
Yorkshire +31 20 £425 +15.96% 4
Scotland +34 17 £425 +32.81% 3
South West -11 16 £343 +3.79% 4
Midlands +15 11 £350 -18.51% 6
West Midlands +20 6 £320 -25.49% 2
North West +19 6 £463 +24.16% 5
East Midlands -6 5 £350 +16.47% 4
Wales - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 138 (41.44%) Java
2 137 (41.14%) Windows
3 122 (36.64%) SQL
4 100 (30.03%) Linux
5 98 (29.43%) Finance
6 93 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (27.33%) Microsoft
8 80 (24.02%) SQL Server
9 74 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 72 (21.62%) Unix
11 71 (21.32%) Web Services
12 64 (19.22%) Oracle
13 49 (14.71%) HTML
13 49 (14.71%) C#
14 46 (13.81%) .NET
14 46 (13.81%) TDD
15 45 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
16 43 (12.91%) JavaScript
16 43 (12.91%) TCP/IP
16 43 (12.91%) MVC
17 41 (12.31%) Windows 7
17 41 (12.31%) SDLC
18 40 (12.01%) Citrix
18 40 (12.01%) Spring
18 40 (12.01%) VMware
19 37 (11.11%) AngularJS
20 36 (10.81%) Windows Server
20 36 (10.81%) IIS
20 36 (10.81%) JBoss
21 35 (10.51%) Python

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 36 (10.81%) IIS
1 36 (10.81%) JBoss
2 21 (6.31%) WildFly
3 17 (5.11%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.80%) Apache
5 15 (4.50%) IBM Notes
5 15 (4.50%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.60%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 9 (2.70%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.40%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.80%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.50%) Confluence
10 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.90%) nginx
12 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.20%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.90%) Stata
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.90%) Pega PRPC
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.40%) Office 365
3 7 (2.10%) Trello
4 6 (1.80%) GitHub
5 5 (1.50%) npm
6 3 (0.90%) PaaS
6 3 (0.90%) SaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.60%) Yammer
8 1 (0.30%) Akamai
8 1 (0.30%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.91%) TCP/IP
2 34 (10.21%) Internet
3 27 (8.11%) LAN
4 25 (7.51%) HTTP
5 24 (7.21%) DNS
5 24 (7.21%) LDAP
6 23 (6.91%) Firewall
7 19 (5.71%) Ethernet
8 17 (5.11%) SSH
8 17 (5.11%) Wireless
9 12 (3.60%) VPN
9 12 (3.60%) WAN
10 11 (3.30%) DHCP
11 10 (3.00%) FTP
12 9 (2.70%) SSL
13 8 (2.40%) ICMP
13 8 (2.40%) MPLS
13 8 (2.40%) SAN
14 7 (2.10%) Intranet
14 7 (2.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (24.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
3 20 (6.01%) MySQL
4 18 (5.41%) DB2
5 16 (4.80%) Big Data
6 15 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.10%) SQLite
9 6 (1.80%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.50%) EDRMS
10 5 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.20%) MS Access
11 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.20%) SSDT
12 3 (0.90%) Aerospike
12 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.60%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 31 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.81%) Subversion
4 24 (7.21%) Maven
5 19 (5.71%) JIRA
6 17 (5.11%) Ant
7 14 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (4.20%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.90%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.30%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.70%) Hudson
10 9 (2.70%) LoadRunner
10 9 (2.70%) Mockito
10 9 (2.70%) Selenium
11 8 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.40%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.40%) JMeter
12 7 (2.10%) Log4j
12 7 (2.10%) NUnit
12 7 (2.10%) YourKit
General
1 98 (29.43%) Finance
2 35 (10.51%) Banking
3 17 (5.11%) Retail
4 16 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.50%) Legal
6 13 (3.90%) Front Office
7 7 (2.10%) Advertising
7 7 (2.10%) Marketing
8 6 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.50%) Back Office
9 5 (1.50%) Billing
9 5 (1.50%) Games
9 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.20%) Electronics
11 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Local Government
12 2 (0.60%) Publishing
13 1 (0.30%) Military
13 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (34.83%) Developer
2 80 (24.02%) Analyst
3 51 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.71%) Support Analyst
5 27 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 24 (7.21%) Senior Developer
7 23 (6.91%) Technical Analyst
8 20 (6.01%) Desktop Support
9 19 (5.71%) Consultant
10 18 (5.41%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.50%) Support Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
14 12 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.60%) Test Analyst
15 11 (3.30%) Technical Support
16 10 (3.00%) C++ Developer
16 10 (3.00%) Software Developer
16 10 (3.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (21.32%) Web Services
2 49 (14.71%) HTML
3 46 (13.81%) .NET
4 40 (12.01%) Spring
5 37 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 34 (10.21%) Middleware
7 31 (9.31%) HTML5
8 29 (8.71%) CSS
9 26 (7.81%) REST
9 26 (7.81%) XML
10 22 (6.61%) ASP.NET
11 19 (5.71%) jQuery
12 18 (5.41%) SOAP
13 17 (5.11%) Ajax
13 17 (5.11%) Node.js
13 17 (5.11%) Spring MVC
14 15 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (3.90%) WinForms
15 13 (3.90%) WPF
16 12 (3.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.31%) N-Tier
4 20 (6.01%) Management Information System
5 18 (5.41%) Blackberry
6 13 (3.90%) PKI
7 11 (3.30%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.80%) AS400
9 6 (1.80%) Clustering
9 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.50%) CCTV
10 5 (1.50%) EPoS
11 4 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.20%) Derivative
12 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (41.14%) Windows
2 100 (30.03%) Linux
3 72 (21.62%) Unix
4 41 (12.31%) Windows 7
5 36 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 25 (7.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.11%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.70%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.50%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.90%) OS/390
13 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) Solaris
15 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.81%) TDD
3 43 (12.91%) MVC
4 41 (12.31%) SDLC
5 31 (9.31%) ITIL
6 30 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (8.71%) DevOps
8 26 (7.81%) Open Source
8 26 (7.81%) Scrum
9 25 (7.51%) OO
10 23 (6.91%) Change Management
11 22 (6.61%) BDD
12 21 (6.31%) Capacity Management
12 21 (6.31%) Time Management
12 21 (6.31%) Unit Testing
12 21 (6.31%) Validation
13 19 (5.71%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.41%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 16 (4.80%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (41.44%) Java
2 122 (36.64%) SQL
3 49 (14.71%) C#
4 43 (12.91%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.51%) Python
6 29 (8.71%) Perl
7 26 (7.81%) PowerShell
8 24 (7.21%) T-SQL
9 17 (5.11%) VB.NET
10 15 (4.50%) C++
10 15 (4.50%) VB
11 12 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.60%) C
12 10 (3.00%) VB6
13 6 (1.80%) Go
13 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.80%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.50%) Groovy
15 3 (0.90%) Ruby
15 3 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.80%) MCP
2 16 (4.80%) MCSE
2 16 (4.80%) MCSM
3 15 (4.50%) ACDT
3 15 (4.50%) ACHDS
3 15 (4.50%) ACTC
3 15 (4.50%) MCDST
3 15 (4.50%) MCSA
3 15 (4.50%) Network+ Certification
4 13 (3.90%) Degree
5 12 (3.60%) ISEB
6 11 (3.30%) A+ Certification
7 10 (3.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.40%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.50%) PMP
10 5 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.90%) QA
2 8 (2.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 74 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.20%) Docker
7 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.60%) XenApp
9 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (8.71%) Puppet
2 17 (5.11%) SCCM
3 14 (4.20%) NetBackup
3 14 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.30%) Consul
5 9 (2.70%) Nagios
6 8 (2.40%) Packer
6 8 (2.40%) Terraform
7 7 (2.10%) Grafana
7 7 (2.10%) Graphite
7 7 (2.10%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (2.10%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.50%) Mesos
9 4 (1.20%) DameWare
9 4 (1.20%) Marathon
10 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 91 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 64 (19.22%) Oracle
3 40 (12.01%) Citrix
3 40 (12.01%) VMware
4 28 (8.41%) HP
5 23 (6.91%) IBM
6 18 (5.41%) Apple
7 17 (5.11%) Symantec
7 17 (5.11%) Veritas
8 16 (4.80%) Cisco
9 15 (4.50%) Lotus
9 15 (4.50%) McAfee
10 12 (3.60%) Dell
11 11 (3.30%) Sybase
12 9 (2.70%) Dynatrace
13 8 (2.40%) MuleSoft
13 8 (2.40%) SAP
13 8 (2.40%) Veeam
14 6 (1.80%) BEA
14 6 (1.80%) CheckPoint