Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 514 576
Rank change year-on-year -95 +62 -128
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 287 334 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.09% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 204 187
UK median daily rate £398 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £305 £282 £238
90th Percentile £565 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £425 £367
% change year-on-year -10.59% +15.96% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 20
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.28% +33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26.51 £10.45 £14.10
90th Percentile £46.69 £46.00 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +13.92% +71.74% -26.84%

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 34,305 30,513 35,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.79% 33.75% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,480 19,798 23,181
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,074 1,070 1,188
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -2.38% +16.80%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.40% -9.71% +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -81 270 £400 -11.11% 448
UK excluding London -67 165 £380 -10.59% 106
London -50 119 £400 -5.88% 343
North of England -8 52 £340 -28.42% 24
South East -44 40 £350 -13.04% 46
East of England +3 35 £450 +38.46% 23
Yorkshire -7 28 £313 -34.21% 8
North West -17 19 £410 -13.68% 14
South West -4 14 £375 -21.05% 3
Scotland -24 11 - - 1
Midlands -12 9 £375 -13.04% 9
West Midlands -30 7 £375 -9.09% 7
North East +10 5 £433 +73.00% 2
Wales -23 3 £335 +6.35%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 104 (36.24%) SQL
2 93 (32.40%) Windows
3 75 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (25.78%) .NET
5 71 (24.74%) Finance
6 66 (23.00%) Microsoft
7 64 (22.30%) SQL Server
8 59 (20.56%) C#
9 57 (19.86%) Java
9 57 (19.86%) Web Services
10 52 (18.12%) Linux
11 47 (16.38%) Active Directory
12 44 (15.33%) Internet
13 40 (13.94%) T-SQL
14 38 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 37 (12.89%) Unix
16 36 (12.54%) ASP.NET
17 35 (12.20%) Scrum
18 34 (11.85%) JavaScript
18 34 (11.85%) Banking
19 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
19 33 (11.50%) ITIL
20 32 (11.15%) VB.NET
21 31 (10.80%) Test Automation
21 31 (10.80%) TDD
22 30 (10.45%) HTML
22 30 (10.45%) MVC
23 28 (9.76%) VMware
23 28 (9.76%) AngularJS
24 27 (9.41%) Firewall

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 26 (9.06%) IIS
2 17 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.23%) WebSphere
4 12 (4.18%) Confluence
5 8 (2.79%) JBoss
5 8 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.74%) Apache
7 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.74%) WildFly
8 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.05%) nginx
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.70%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.05%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.70%) Relativity
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.48%) SaaS
4 9 (3.14%) Office 365
5 6 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.09%) IaaS
6 5 (1.74%) PaaS
7 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.70%) Serverless
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) npm
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Slack
8 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.33%) Internet
2 27 (9.41%) Firewall
3 15 (5.23%) DNS
3 15 (5.23%) Intranet
4 13 (4.53%) HTTP
5 11 (3.83%) SAN
6 9 (3.14%) LAN
7 8 (2.79%) VLAN
7 8 (2.79%) VPN
8 7 (2.44%) DMZ
8 7 (2.44%) WAN
9 5 (1.74%) SMS
9 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.39%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.39%) SMTP
10 4 (1.39%) SSL
11 3 (1.05%) MPLS
11 3 (1.05%) NAS
11 3 (1.05%) Network Security
11 3 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.48%) Big Data
5 9 (3.14%) GIS
6 8 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.09%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.39%) OLAP
9 4 (1.39%) Power BI
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.41%) JIRA
3 19 (6.62%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.23%) Selenium
5 13 (4.53%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.18%) JMeter
7 9 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.14%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Blend
9 7 (2.44%) Maven
9 7 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.09%) Subversion
11 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.74%) webpack
12 4 (1.39%) Appium
12 4 (1.39%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.39%) JUnit
12 4 (1.39%) NUnit
12 4 (1.39%) Selendroid
12 4 (1.39%) Zephyr
General
1 71 (24.74%) Finance
2 34 (11.85%) Banking
3 9 (3.14%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.09%) Front Office
5 6 (2.09%) Retail
6 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.39%) Games
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 4 (1.39%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Law
8 3 (1.05%) Military
9 2 (0.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Avionics
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (31.71%) Developer
2 65 (22.65%) Analyst
3 36 (12.54%) .NET Developer
3 36 (12.54%) C# Developer
4 33 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (7.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (7.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 22 (7.67%) VB.NET Developer
6 19 (6.62%) Architect
6 19 (6.62%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (6.27%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.18%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.18%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.83%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.83%) SQL Developer
10 10 (3.48%) Consultant
11 9 (3.14%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (3.14%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (25.78%) .NET
2 57 (19.86%) Web Services
3 36 (12.54%) ASP.NET
4 30 (10.45%) HTML
5 28 (9.76%) AngularJS
6 25 (8.71%) CSS
7 19 (6.62%) jQuery
7 19 (6.62%) Middleware
8 17 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (5.92%) JSON
8 17 (5.92%) XML
9 15 (5.23%) WinForms
10 14 (4.88%) WPF
11 12 (4.18%) .NET Framework
11 12 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (4.18%) HTML5
12 11 (3.83%) Ajax
12 11 (3.83%) REST
12 11 (3.83%) SOAP
13 10 (3.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.67%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.48%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.09%) Derivative
8 6 (2.09%) Fintech
8 6 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.09%) Replication
9 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.39%) DataPower
10 4 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.39%) NHS
10 4 (1.39%) PDA
10 4 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 93 (32.40%) Windows
2 52 (18.12%) Linux
3 37 (12.89%) Unix
4 16 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.83%) Android
6 10 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.79%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.79%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.44%) AIX
8 7 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.44%) Solaris
8 7 (2.44%) Windows 2000
8 7 (2.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (2.44%) Windows NT
9 6 (2.09%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.05%) VMS
12 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.20%) Scrum
3 33 (11.50%) ITIL
4 31 (10.80%) TDD
4 31 (10.80%) Test Automation
5 30 (10.45%) MVC
6 24 (8.36%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (8.36%) SDLC
7 23 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.67%) Project Management
9 21 (7.32%) Investment Management
9 21 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 21 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (6.97%) Functional Testing
10 20 (6.97%) OO
10 20 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (6.62%) Integration Testing
11 19 (6.62%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.27%) Migration
12 18 (6.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (36.24%) SQL
2 59 (20.56%) C#
3 57 (19.86%) Java
4 40 (13.94%) T-SQL
5 34 (11.85%) JavaScript
6 32 (11.15%) VB.NET
7 23 (8.01%) Python
8 22 (7.67%) C++
9 18 (6.27%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.92%) VB
11 15 (5.23%) VB6
12 12 (4.18%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.14%) Perl
14 8 (2.79%) C
15 6 (2.09%) Java 8
15 6 (2.09%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.39%) PHP
17 4 (1.39%) Ruby
18 2 (0.70%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.01%) Degree
4 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.48%) MCSE
6 9 (3.14%) ISEB
6 9 (3.14%) MCSA
7 7 (2.44%) CISSP
8 5 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.05%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.70%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.70%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.23%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.39%) SLA
4 3 (1.05%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) ECSS
6 1 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.35%) MiFID
6 1 (0.35%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 47 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.09%) Docker
4 6 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.23%) SCCM
2 14 (4.88%) Puppet
3 9 (3.14%) HP ALM
4 8 (2.79%) Consul
4 8 (2.79%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.79%) QRadar
5 7 (2.44%) Ansible
6 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 3 (1.05%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.05%) SCOM
7 3 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.70%) vRealize
9 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.76%) VMware
3 24 (8.36%) IBM
4 19 (6.62%) Oracle
5 14 (4.88%) Citrix
6 12 (4.18%) Cisco
7 10 (3.48%) HP
8 9 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.14%) Sun
9 8 (2.79%) EMC
10 7 (2.44%) Hitachi
10 7 (2.44%) McAfee
10 7 (2.44%) Palo Alto
11 6 (2.09%) Charles River
12 5 (1.74%) Dell
12 5 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.39%) NetApp
14 3 (1.05%) Adobe
14 3 (1.05%) Casewise
14 3 (1.05%) MicroStrategy