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 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 499 368
Rank change year-on-year +76 -131  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 158 151 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.86% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 90 168
Median daily rate £425 £373 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -9.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £367 £394
% change year-on-year +15.27% -6.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.73% +24.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £16.20 £16.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.30 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year +84.78% -11.83%  

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 14860 17624 17518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.15% 32.96% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9653 11527 10749
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 563 680
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.78% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +28.26% +24.32%  

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 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 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 23 May 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 +54 143 £460 +24.32% 351
London +47 66 £460 -2.12% 276
South East +30 36 £423 -2.87% 32
East of England +14 19 £325 +1.56% 17
City of London +8 17 £550 +12.82% 3
Hampshire +23 12 £388 -5.48% 2
Surrey +6 10 - - 17
Essex -2 10 £325 +30.00%
Wales - 9 £400 -
North West +27 8 £475 +111.11% 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £550 - 6
Kent - 7 £384 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £325 -
Cheshire +37 6 £475 +137.50% 1
Yorkshire +6 6 £500 +36.42% 8
Cardiff - 6 £400 -
South Wales - 6 £400 -
South West +9 5 £410 +2.50% 10
Portsmouth - 5 - -
Hatfield - 5 £550 -
Epsom - 5 - - 1
Oxford - 4 £600 - 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £600 - 3
Bristol +5 3 £450 +25.00% 7
South Yorkshire -10 3 - -
Tadworth - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £355 - 4
Maidstone - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire +21 2 £500 +14.28% 5
West Midlands +17 2 £240 -36.00%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 117 (35.45%) Java
2 112 (33.94%) SQL
3 105 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (30.00%) Windows
5 86 (26.06%) Linux
6 69 (20.91%) Unix
7 66 (20.00%) Oracle
8 64 (19.39%) SQL Server
9 62 (18.79%) Finance
10 56 (16.97%) Microsoft
10 56 (16.97%) Active Directory
11 45 (13.64%) .NET
11 45 (13.64%) TDD
11 45 (13.64%) Spring
12 44 (13.33%) Web Services
13 43 (13.03%) HTML
14 40 (12.12%) C#
15 38 (11.52%) MVC
16 37 (11.21%) XML
17 35 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (10.30%) OO
18 34 (10.30%) JIRA
19 33 (10.00%) JavaScript
19 33 (10.00%) Security Cleared
20 32 (9.70%) Open Source
20 32 (9.70%) DevOps
20 32 (9.70%) Windows Server
20 32 (9.70%) MySQL
21 31 (9.39%) ASP.NET
21 31 (9.39%) NoSQL

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 17 (5.15%) SharePoint
1 17 (5.15%) Tomcat
2 14 (4.24%) JBoss
2 14 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.94%) IIS
4 12 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.64%) WildFly
5 11 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.73%) Confluence
8 7 (2.12%) SAS
9 5 (1.52%) Apache
9 5 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.21%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Sonata
2 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.12%) Office 365
4 5 (1.52%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (1.21%) GitHub
5 4 (1.21%) PaaS
6 3 (0.91%) IaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.18%) DNS
2 24 (7.27%) Firewall
3 21 (6.36%) Internet
4 17 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.24%) LAN
6 11 (3.33%) HTTP
6 11 (3.33%) LDAP
7 10 (3.03%) Skype
8 9 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.42%) SSH
10 7 (2.12%) DHCP
11 6 (1.82%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.52%) IPv4
12 5 (1.52%) Network Security
12 5 (1.52%) SAN
12 5 (1.52%) VPN
12 5 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.52%) Wireless
13 4 (1.21%) DMZ
13 4 (1.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.70%) MySQL
3 31 (9.39%) NoSQL
4 30 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 29 (8.79%) Big Data
6 21 (6.36%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.94%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (3.03%) DB2
11 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.42%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.21%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.91%) Aerospike
13 3 (0.91%) JasperReports
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (10.30%) JIRA
2 25 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 21 (6.36%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.45%) LoadRunner
6 16 (4.85%) NUnit
6 16 (4.85%) Selenium
7 15 (4.55%) Moq
7 15 (4.55%) MSBuild
7 15 (4.55%) ReSharper
7 15 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 14 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 13 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (3.94%) Hudson
10 12 (3.64%) JMeter
11 10 (3.03%) Jenkins
11 10 (3.03%) Subversion
12 8 (2.42%) Maven
12 8 (2.42%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 62 (18.79%) Finance
2 27 (8.18%) Banking
3 24 (7.27%) Retail
4 14 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.33%) Marketing
6 9 (2.73%) Front Office
7 8 (2.42%) Legal
8 6 (1.82%) Back Office
8 6 (1.82%) Games
8 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.52%) Advertising
10 4 (1.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 126 (38.18%) Developer
2 65 (19.70%) Java Developer
3 44 (13.33%) Analyst
4 38 (11.52%) Architect
5 34 (10.30%) .NET Developer
6 32 (9.70%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.67%) Consultant
7 22 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 18 (5.45%) C# Developer
9 17 (5.15%) WPF Developer
10 16 (4.85%) AWS DevOps
10 16 (4.85%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (4.55%) AWS Developer
11 15 (4.55%) DevOps Developer
11 15 (4.55%) WinForms Developer
12 14 (4.24%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (3.03%) Senior DevOps
14 10 (3.03%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.64%) .NET
1 45 (13.64%) Spring
2 44 (13.33%) Web Services
3 43 (13.03%) HTML
4 37 (11.21%) XML
5 31 (9.39%) ASP.NET
6 29 (8.79%) WinForms
7 27 (8.18%) jQuery
8 26 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (7.88%) J2EE
9 25 (7.58%) WCF
10 24 (7.27%) HTML5
11 22 (6.67%) WPF
12 20 (6.06%) Ajax
12 20 (6.06%) CSS
12 20 (6.06%) SOAP
13 18 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (5.15%) LINQ
15 16 (4.85%) EJB
15 16 (4.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.42%) Fintech
7 7 (2.12%) CMDB
8 6 (1.82%) CCTV
9 5 (1.52%) EPoS
9 5 (1.52%) NHS
10 4 (1.21%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.21%) Clustering
10 4 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.21%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.21%) Replication
11 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.91%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 99 (30.00%) Windows
2 86 (26.06%) Linux
3 69 (20.91%) Unix
4 32 (9.70%) Windows Server
5 29 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.85%) Windows 10
7 16 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.82%) Windows NT
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.21%) Solaris
11 4 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.91%) Android
12 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.61%) AIX
13 2 (0.61%) OS/390
13 2 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (13.64%) TDD
3 38 (11.52%) MVC
4 34 (10.30%) OO
5 32 (9.70%) DevOps
5 32 (9.70%) Open Source
6 30 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (8.79%) Mentoring
8 27 (8.18%) Service Design
9 26 (7.88%) Test Automation
9 26 (7.88%) Unit Testing
10 24 (7.27%) Scrum
10 24 (7.27%) SDLC
11 23 (6.97%) ITIL
12 21 (6.36%) Asset Management
13 20 (6.06%) Release Management
13 20 (6.06%) Software Engineering
14 19 (5.76%) SOA
15 18 (5.45%) Prototyping
15 18 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.45%) Java
2 112 (33.94%) SQL
3 40 (12.12%) C#
4 33 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.58%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.94%) Python
8 12 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.33%) C++
9 11 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.33%) VB
10 9 (2.73%) C
10 9 (2.73%) Perl
11 7 (2.12%) Ruby
11 7 (2.12%) VB6
12 6 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.52%) VBScript
14 4 (1.21%) Groovy
14 4 (1.21%) Scala
15 3 (0.91%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 33 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.55%) Degree
4 13 (3.94%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.73%) ISEB
6 8 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.52%) PMP
7 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.21%) PCI QSA
9 3 (0.91%) CCNA
9 3 (0.91%) CCNP
9 3 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.91%) CISSP
9 3 (0.91%) SAS Certification
10 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.03%) QA
2 7 (2.12%) HL7
3 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 4 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.61%) Basel II
6 2 (0.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.73%) DFS Replication
4 9 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.91%) Docker
6 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) iptables
8 1 (0.30%) KVM
8 1 (0.30%) NFS
8 1 (0.30%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (8.48%) Puppet
2 26 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.12%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.12%) SCCM
3 7 (2.12%) WSUS
4 5 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.21%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.21%) Mesos
6 3 (0.91%) Grafana
6 3 (0.91%) Graphite
6 3 (0.91%) Marathon
6 3 (0.91%) Nagios
6 3 (0.91%) SCOM
6 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.91%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.61%) Consul
7 2 (0.61%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 66 (20.00%) Oracle
2 56 (16.97%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.27%) VMware
4 23 (6.97%) IBM
5 17 (5.15%) HP
6 16 (4.85%) Citrix
7 12 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.73%) Cisco
8 9 (2.73%) SAP
8 9 (2.73%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.42%) Avaloq
9 8 (2.42%) FNZ
9 8 (2.42%) Symantec
9 8 (2.42%) Veritas
10 7 (2.12%) McAfee
11 5 (1.52%) Adobe
11 5 (1.52%) Lotus
11 5 (1.52%) Pega
11 5 (1.52%) webMethods
12 4 (1.21%) Alterian
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 21 days ago