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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Client Server
UK
Rank 400 453 416
Rank change year-on-year +53 -37  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 196 196 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 1.18% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 119 126
Median daily rate £450 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £349
% change year-on-year +23.03% +4.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £32.25 -
% change year-on-year -61.24% -  

Client/Server is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Client/Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Client/Server in the UK

Client/Server
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 166 £450 +20.00% 303
London +21 52 £450 - 245
South East +12 35 £400 +20.30% 28
South West +10 19 £525 +40.00% 5
Wales +26 18 £315 -10.00%
East of England 0 17 £350 +7.69% 9
North West +33 15 £475 +171.42% 3
Bristol +9 14 £500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire -3 14 £475 +29.42% 5
Kent - 14 £393 - 2
South Wales +28 13 £306 -12.50%
Cardiff - 13 £306 -
West Yorkshire +10 11 £475 - 4
City of London +4 11 £550 +15.78% 8
Cheshire +31 10 £475 +171.42% 2
Hampshire +11 9 £420 -4.54% 7
West Midlands +10 9 £525 +40.00% 1
Leeds +10 9 £463 -2.63% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £550 - 1
Essex -1 7 £325 -
Scotland +24 6 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £325 -
Milton Keynes -1 5 £475 +52.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £475 +52.00% 2
Portsmouth - 5 £348 -
Hatfield - 5 £550 -
Herefordshire - 5 £650 -
Maidstone - 4 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 10
Surrey -1 3 £403 +15.82% 12

Client/Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 120 (33.71%) Windows
2 106 (29.78%) SQL
3 103 (28.93%) Java
4 90 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (21.07%) SQL Server
5 75 (21.07%) Linux
6 68 (19.10%) Oracle
7 66 (18.54%) Active Directory
8 62 (17.42%) Security Cleared
9 54 (15.17%) Microsoft
9 54 (15.17%) Unix
10 53 (14.89%) Finance
11 51 (14.33%) HTML
12 48 (13.48%) .NET
13 47 (13.20%) SC Cleared
14 44 (12.36%) XML
15 42 (11.80%) C#
16 40 (11.24%) JIRA
16 40 (11.24%) Windows Server
17 37 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (10.39%) Internet
18 36 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
19 35 (9.83%) SDLC
19 35 (9.83%) MVC
19 35 (9.83%) JavaScript
20 31 (8.71%) MySQL
20 31 (8.71%) OO
20 31 (8.71%) jQuery
21 30 (8.43%) ASP.NET
21 30 (8.43%) C++

Client/Server
Top Related 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 19 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.37%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.09%) Apache
5 11 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.09%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.53%) Confluence
6 9 (2.53%) SAS
7 8 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.40%) CMS
10 5 (1.40%) IIS
10 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Sonata
2 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.09%) Office 365
3 9 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.40%) IaaS
4 5 (1.40%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (1.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.56%) G Suite
5 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.39%) Internet
2 30 (8.43%) DNS
3 24 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.46%) Firewall
5 22 (6.18%) LAN
6 15 (4.21%) HTTP
7 13 (3.65%) Ethernet
7 13 (3.65%) SMTP
8 12 (3.37%) Wireless
9 11 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (2.81%) SAN
10 10 (2.81%) Skype
11 9 (2.53%) IPv4
11 9 (2.53%) Network Security
11 9 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.97%) FTP
12 7 (1.97%) NAS
12 7 (1.97%) SSL
13 6 (1.69%) IPsec
13 6 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.71%) MySQL
3 25 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.62%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.06%) Big Data
6 16 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.37%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.25%) DB2
11 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.12%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.84%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 40 (11.24%) JIRA
2 26 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (6.74%) Eclipse
4 22 (6.18%) Git (software)
5 17 (4.78%) Subversion
6 16 (4.49%) Selenium
6 16 (4.49%) Visual Studio
7 14 (3.93%) LoadRunner
7 14 (3.93%) Moq
7 14 (3.93%) MSBuild
7 14 (3.93%) NUnit
7 14 (3.93%) ReSharper
8 11 (3.09%) Bitbucket
9 10 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.81%) Hudson
10 9 (2.53%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.25%) JMeter
11 8 (2.25%) Maven
11 8 (2.25%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.97%) Ant
General
1 53 (14.89%) Finance
2 20 (5.62%) Retail
3 19 (5.34%) Banking
4 18 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.37%) Marketing
6 6 (1.69%) Back Office
7 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.12%) Electronics
8 4 (1.12%) Games
9 3 (0.84%) Military
10 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (33.99%) Developer
2 54 (15.17%) Java Developer
3 50 (14.04%) Architect
4 32 (8.99%) Analyst
5 29 (8.15%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.46%) Consultant
6 23 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.49%) Oracle Developer
9 15 (4.21%) C# Developer
10 14 (3.93%) C++ Developer
10 14 (3.93%) SQL Developer
10 14 (3.93%) WinForms Developer
10 14 (3.93%) WPF Developer
11 13 (3.65%) Administrator
11 13 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (3.65%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (3.09%) AWS Developer
12 11 (3.09%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.33%) HTML
2 48 (13.48%) .NET
3 44 (12.36%) XML
4 31 (8.71%) jQuery
5 30 (8.43%) ASP.NET
5 30 (8.43%) Spring
6 28 (7.87%) WinForms
7 27 (7.58%) Web Services
8 26 (7.30%) HTML5
9 25 (7.02%) J2EE
9 25 (7.02%) WCF
10 24 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (6.46%) CSS
12 22 (6.18%) SOAP
13 20 (5.62%) XML Messaging
14 17 (4.78%) Ajax
15 16 (4.49%) ADO.NET
15 16 (4.49%) Hibernate
16 15 (4.21%) REST
16 15 (4.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.46%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.09%) Fintech
7 10 (2.81%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.97%) CMDB
8 7 (1.97%) Replication
9 6 (1.69%) NHS
9 6 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.40%) CESG
10 5 (1.40%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.12%) Clustering
11 4 (1.12%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.12%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 120 (33.71%) Windows
2 75 (21.07%) Linux
3 54 (15.17%) Unix
4 40 (11.24%) Windows Server
5 36 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (6.46%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.78%) Windows 10
9 14 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.65%) Apple iOS
11 11 (3.09%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.25%) MVS
12 8 (2.25%) Solaris
13 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.69%) Android
14 6 (1.69%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.12%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.56%) CentOS
17 2 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (9.83%) MVC
2 35 (9.83%) SDLC
3 31 (8.71%) OO
4 30 (8.43%) Scrum
5 28 (7.87%) Unit Testing
6 27 (7.58%) ITIL
6 27 (7.58%) TDD
7 26 (7.30%) Open Source
8 25 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (6.46%) DevOps
9 23 (6.46%) Validation
10 22 (6.18%) Mentoring
10 22 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.90%) Problem Management
11 21 (5.90%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.62%) Project Management
13 19 (5.34%) Asset Management
13 19 (5.34%) Release Management
13 19 (5.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (29.78%) SQL
2 103 (28.93%) Java
3 42 (11.80%) C#
4 35 (9.83%) JavaScript
5 30 (8.43%) C++
6 28 (7.87%) VB.NET
7 24 (6.74%) C
8 20 (5.62%) Python
9 16 (4.49%) VB
10 14 (3.93%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.37%) Perl
11 12 (3.37%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.81%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.81%) VBScript
13 9 (2.53%) Ruby
13 9 (2.53%) VC++
14 8 (2.25%) JCL
14 8 (2.25%) VB6
15 7 (1.97%) COBOL
16 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.06%) Degree
4 12 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.81%) MCSA
5 10 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.25%) ACDT
6 8 (2.25%) ACHDS
6 8 (2.25%) ACTC
6 8 (2.25%) ISEB
6 8 (2.25%) MCDST
6 8 (2.25%) MCP
6 8 (2.25%) MCSE
6 8 (2.25%) MCSM
6 8 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (1.69%) CCNA
7 6 (1.69%) CCNP
7 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.78%) QA
2 7 (1.97%) HL7
3 5 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.84%) RMADS
5 3 (0.84%) SLA
6 2 (0.56%) Basel II
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (2.81%) NFS
5 10 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.53%) DFS Replication
6 9 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.12%) iptables
8 4 (1.12%) KVM
8 4 (1.12%) XenServer
9 3 (0.84%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.56%) Docker
10 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.56%) Squid
11 1 (0.28%) Firmware
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (5.90%) Puppet
2 16 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.25%) SCCM
5 7 (1.97%) WSUS
6 4 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.12%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.84%) SCOM
7 3 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.84%) SCSM
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.28%) Ansible
9 1 (0.28%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.28%) DameWare
9 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 68 (19.10%) Oracle
2 54 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.02%) VMware
4 20 (5.62%) IBM
5 16 (4.49%) HP
6 14 (3.93%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.65%) Citrix
8 10 (2.81%) Cisco
8 10 (2.81%) SAP
9 9 (2.53%) Apple
9 9 (2.53%) Avaloq
9 9 (2.53%) FNZ
9 9 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.25%) Adobe
11 7 (1.97%) Alterian
12 6 (1.69%) Google
12 6 (1.69%) NetApp
12 6 (1.69%) Telerik
13 5 (1.40%) Pega
13 5 (1.40%) webMethods
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago