Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 633 523 588
Rank change year-on-year -110 +65 -141
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 263 363 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 1.12% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 212 203
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £226
90th Percentile £558 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £367
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.60% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 21
UK median hourly rate £41.96 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.08% -28.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £21.25 £9.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £46.26 £46.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £23.40 £23.00
% change year-on-year +89.08% +1.75% +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 35,106 32,501 37,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.84% 34.24% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,815 21,102 24,580
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,095 1,108 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.47% -9.52% +20.00%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -95 245 £425 -5.61% 456
UK excluding London -71 161 £400 -4.76% 116
London -96 97 £425 -7.61% 344
North of England -13 52 £410 -13.68% 19
South East -53 42 £363 -9.38% 49
East of England +13 33 £450 +33.33% 28
Yorkshire -8 32 £340 -28.42% 8
North West -27 16 £433 -8.95% 10
South West -7 12 £403 -10.56% 8
Scotland -36 11 - - 4
Midlands -22 8 £273 -14.84% 8
West Midlands -23 5 £273 -14.84% 5
North East +4 4 £433 +73.00% 1
East Midlands +1 3 - - 3
Wales -31 2 £345 +9.52%
Northern Ireland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 85 (32.32%) SQL
2 82 (31.18%) Windows
3 76 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (25.48%) Finance
5 64 (24.33%) Linux
6 59 (22.43%) Microsoft
7 56 (21.29%) SQL Server
8 51 (19.39%) Active Directory
9 50 (19.01%) .NET
9 50 (19.01%) Web Services
10 44 (16.73%) Java
11 42 (15.97%) Internet
12 41 (15.59%) Unix
12 41 (15.59%) Security Cleared
13 39 (14.83%) Scrum
14 38 (14.45%) C#
15 37 (14.07%) JIRA
16 35 (13.31%) Firewall
17 32 (12.17%) IIS
18 31 (11.79%) Banking
19 30 (11.41%) Degree
19 30 (11.41%) HTML
20 29 (11.03%) JavaScript
20 29 (11.03%) CSS
20 29 (11.03%) VMware
20 29 (11.03%) SC Cleared
20 29 (11.03%) Test Automation
21 27 (10.27%) TDD
21 27 (10.27%) Oracle
21 27 (10.27%) T-SQL

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 32 (12.17%) IIS
2 19 (7.22%) Confluence
3 13 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.18%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.80%) JBoss
6 8 (3.04%) WildFly
7 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.14%) Apache
10 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.14%) nginx
10 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.76%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Relativity
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.38%) Minerva
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.38%) Sonata
2 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.80%) Office 365
4 8 (3.04%) SaaS
5 6 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.28%) IaaS
6 5 (1.90%) PaaS
7 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.14%) Slack
8 2 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.97%) Internet
2 35 (13.31%) Firewall
3 21 (7.98%) DNS
4 16 (6.08%) Intranet
5 15 (5.70%) SAN
6 12 (4.56%) HTTP
6 12 (4.56%) VLAN
7 11 (4.18%) DMZ
7 11 (4.18%) LAN
8 10 (3.80%) WAN
9 9 (3.42%) VPN
10 5 (1.90%) SMS
10 5 (1.90%) SSH
11 4 (1.52%) NAS
11 4 (1.52%) SSL
12 3 (1.14%) DHCP
12 3 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.14%) MPLS
12 3 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.80%) Big Data
4 10 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.66%) Impala
6 7 (2.66%) Pentaho
6 7 (2.66%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.28%) Power BI
8 5 (1.90%) GIS
9 4 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.14%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.14%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (14.07%) JIRA
2 24 (9.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (8.75%) Git (software)
4 21 (7.98%) Jenkins
5 17 (6.46%) Selenium
6 14 (5.32%) JMeter
7 7 (2.66%) LoadRunner
7 7 (2.66%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.66%) Subversion
8 6 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.28%) JUnit
8 6 (2.28%) Maven
9 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.52%) DbUnit
9 4 (1.52%) git-flow
9 4 (1.52%) HttpUnit
9 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Blend
9 4 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.52%) XMLUnit
General
1 67 (25.48%) Finance
2 31 (11.79%) Banking
3 7 (2.66%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.66%) Front Office
4 6 (2.28%) Retail
5 5 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.90%) Publishing
6 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.52%) Military
7 3 (1.14%) Games
7 3 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Legal
8 2 (0.76%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Avionics
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (28.14%) Developer
2 70 (26.62%) Analyst
3 25 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 23 (8.75%) C# Developer
5 22 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (7.22%) Architect
7 17 (6.46%) Test Analyst
8 15 (5.70%) ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (5.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.94%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 13 (4.94%) VB.NET Developer
10 11 (4.18%) Consultant
10 11 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.18%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.18%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (3.80%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.80%) Business Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.42%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.01%) .NET
1 50 (19.01%) Web Services
2 30 (11.41%) HTML
3 29 (11.03%) CSS
4 24 (9.13%) AngularJS
4 24 (9.13%) ASP.NET
5 20 (7.60%) jQuery
6 15 (5.70%) XML
7 14 (5.32%) JSON
7 14 (5.32%) Middleware
8 12 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (4.56%) REST
9 11 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (3.80%) Ajax
10 10 (3.80%) HTML5
10 10 (3.80%) SOAP
10 10 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (3.04%) WCF
11 8 (3.04%) XHTML
12 7 (2.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.04%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.66%) User Experience
8 6 (2.28%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.90%) Derivative
9 5 (1.90%) Fintech
9 5 (1.90%) PKI
9 5 (1.90%) Replication
10 4 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.52%) NHS
10 4 (1.52%) PDA
11 3 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 82 (31.18%) Windows
2 64 (24.33%) Linux
3 41 (15.59%) Unix
4 18 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.56%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.18%) AIX
7 11 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.18%) Solaris
7 11 (4.18%) Windows 2000
7 11 (4.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 11 (4.18%) Windows NT
8 10 (3.80%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.04%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.66%) Android
11 6 (2.28%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) MVS
13 1 (0.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.83%) Scrum
3 29 (11.03%) Test Automation
4 27 (10.27%) ITIL
4 27 (10.27%) TDD
5 23 (8.75%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (8.75%) MVC
5 23 (8.75%) SDLC
6 22 (8.37%) Functional Testing
7 21 (7.98%) Project Management
8 20 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (7.22%) OO
10 18 (6.84%) DevOps
10 18 (6.84%) Investment Management
10 18 (6.84%) Mentoring
10 18 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (6.84%) Validation
11 17 (6.46%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (6.46%) Regression Testing
11 17 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (32.32%) SQL
2 44 (16.73%) Java
3 38 (14.45%) C#
4 29 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.27%) T-SQL
6 23 (8.75%) Python
7 20 (7.60%) PowerShell
8 19 (7.22%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.32%) C++
10 12 (4.56%) VB
11 11 (4.18%) Perl
12 10 (3.80%) VB6
13 9 (3.42%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.66%) Java 8
14 7 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.90%) ES6
17 4 (1.52%) Ruby
18 3 (1.14%) C
19 2 (0.76%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 41 (15.59%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.41%) Degree
3 29 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.56%) ISEB
5 11 (4.18%) ISTQB
6 10 (3.80%) MCSA
6 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.42%) MCSE
8 8 (3.04%) CISSP
8 8 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.66%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.52%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.14%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.22%) QA
2 6 (2.28%) GDPR
3 5 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.14%) ISO 22301
5 3 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.38%) COBIT
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.38%) ECSS
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.38%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (19.39%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.14%) Docker
5 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.76%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (7.22%) SCCM
2 12 (4.56%) Puppet
3 9 (3.42%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.04%) Consul
4 8 (3.04%) QRadar
5 6 (2.28%) Ansible
6 5 (1.90%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.90%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.52%) SCOM
7 4 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.14%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.76%) vRealize
10 1 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 59 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.03%) VMware
3 27 (10.27%) Oracle
4 24 (9.13%) IBM
5 15 (5.70%) Citrix
6 14 (5.32%) Cisco
7 12 (4.56%) EMC
7 12 (4.56%) Sun
8 11 (4.18%) Hitachi
8 11 (4.18%) McAfee
8 11 (4.18%) Palo Alto
8 11 (4.18%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.28%) Charles River
9 6 (2.28%) HP
9 6 (2.28%) Splunk
10 5 (1.90%) NetApp
10 5 (1.90%) Symantec
10 5 (1.90%) Veritas
11 4 (1.52%) Dell
11 4 (1.52%) SAP