Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 574 443
Rank change year-on-year +68 -131 +20
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 366 323 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 0.89% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 200 307
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £231 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £366 £375
% change year-on-year +12.78% -2.47% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +35.29% -15.67%
10th Percentile £9.25 £12.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £38.60 £29.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £23.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -26.93% +58.62% -42.00%

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 32014 36310 35953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20856 23830 22331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1053 1164 1370
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +15.16% -8.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.43 £11.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.81 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.83 £20.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.47% +15.00% -10.26%

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 22 July 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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 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 +75 330 £450 +20.00% 389
UK excluding London +46 207 £413 +12.78% 72
London +56 148 £460 -3.16% 321
South East +22 66 £400 -8.05% 31
North of England +51 38 £475 +29.60% 7
East of England +3 32 £388 +40.91% 17
South West +13 29 £450 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +25 22 £500 +36.43% 1
Wales +19 19 £315 -10.00% 2
North West +36 14 £475 +171.43% 4
Midlands +7 13 £335 -4.29% 7
West Midlands +18 10 £320 -14.67% 2
Scotland +29 9 £413 +28.91% 2
East Midlands -15 3 £350 +16.47% 5
North East +49 2 £250 -37.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 134 (36.61%) Java
2 123 (33.61%) SQL
3 120 (32.79%) Windows
4 109 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (28.69%) Linux
6 79 (21.58%) Unix
7 77 (21.04%) SQL Server
8 75 (20.49%) Microsoft
8 75 (20.49%) Finance
9 63 (17.21%) Active Directory
10 62 (16.94%) Oracle
11 55 (15.03%) .NET
12 54 (14.75%) TDD
13 52 (14.21%) C#
13 52 (14.21%) Web Services
14 41 (11.20%) Spring
14 41 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (11.20%) DevOps
15 40 (10.93%) Windows Server
15 40 (10.93%) MVC
16 39 (10.66%) Open Source
17 37 (10.11%) OO
18 36 (9.84%) HTML
18 36 (9.84%) JIRA
18 36 (9.84%) Puppet
19 34 (9.29%) Apache Cassandra
19 34 (9.29%) ASP.NET
19 34 (9.29%) ITIL
20 33 (9.02%) XML
20 33 (9.02%) MySQL

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 24 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.01%) IIS
3 17 (4.64%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.37%) JBoss
5 15 (4.10%) Apache
5 15 (4.10%) WildFly
6 14 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (3.28%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.73%) MS Exchange
8 10 (2.73%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.46%) Confluence
9 9 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.46%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.46%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.91%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.82%) Jetty
Applications
1 31 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.37%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.82%) Stata
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Sonata
2 5 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.55%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.91%) Office 365
4 5 (1.37%) GitHub
4 5 (1.37%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.82%) SaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.55%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.74%) DNS
2 24 (6.56%) Firewall
3 23 (6.28%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.01%) HTTP
5 21 (5.74%) Internet
6 17 (4.64%) LDAP
7 15 (4.10%) LAN
8 10 (2.73%) Skype
8 10 (2.73%) SSH
9 9 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.19%) ICMP
11 7 (1.91%) DHCP
11 7 (1.91%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.91%) SAN
11 7 (1.91%) SSL
11 7 (1.91%) VPN
12 6 (1.64%) Intranet
13 5 (1.37%) FTP
13 5 (1.37%) SMTP
14 4 (1.09%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (21.04%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 33 (9.02%) MySQL
4 29 (7.92%) NoSQL
5 27 (7.38%) Big Data
6 18 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.73%) DB2
10 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (2.19%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.37%) EDRMS
12 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.09%) SQLite
13 4 (1.09%) SSDT
14 3 (0.82%) Aerospike
14 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.82%) JasperReports
14 3 (0.82%) MS Access
14 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (9.84%) JIRA
2 29 (7.92%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (5.74%) Jenkins
5 20 (5.46%) Eclipse
6 17 (4.64%) Bitbucket
6 17 (4.64%) LoadRunner
7 16 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (4.37%) NUnit
8 15 (4.10%) Hudson
8 15 (4.10%) JMeter
8 15 (4.10%) Moq
8 15 (4.10%) MSBuild
8 15 (4.10%) ReSharper
8 15 (4.10%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.55%) Selenium
10 12 (3.28%) Subversion
11 10 (2.73%) Maven
12 8 (2.19%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.91%) YourKit
General
1 75 (20.49%) Finance
2 28 (7.65%) Banking
3 25 (6.83%) Retail
4 12 (3.28%) Front Office
4 12 (3.28%) Legal
4 12 (3.28%) Marketing
5 9 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.91%) Back Office
7 6 (1.64%) Advertising
7 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.37%) Electronics
8 5 (1.37%) Games
9 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (36.34%) Developer
2 62 (16.94%) Java Developer
3 60 (16.39%) Analyst
4 36 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 34 (9.29%) Senior Developer
6 29 (7.92%) Architect
7 27 (7.38%) Consultant
8 23 (6.28%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (5.46%) C# Developer
10 17 (4.64%) Support Analyst
10 17 (4.64%) WPF Developer
11 16 (4.37%) AWS DevOps
11 16 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (4.10%) AWS Developer
12 15 (4.10%) DevOps Developer
12 15 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
12 15 (4.10%) WinForms Developer
13 14 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.83%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.03%) .NET
2 52 (14.21%) Web Services
3 41 (11.20%) Spring
4 36 (9.84%) HTML
5 34 (9.29%) ASP.NET
6 33 (9.02%) XML
7 27 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (7.10%) WinForms
9 24 (6.56%) WPF
10 22 (6.01%) Middleware
10 22 (6.01%) WCF
11 21 (5.74%) HTML5
11 21 (5.74%) jQuery
12 20 (5.46%) CSS
13 19 (5.19%) Ajax
13 19 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (5.19%) LINQ
14 18 (4.92%) REST
15 17 (4.64%) SOAP
16 16 (4.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.19%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.91%) CCTV
6 7 (1.91%) CMDB
6 7 (1.91%) Fintech
7 6 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.64%) EPoS
7 6 (1.64%) NHS
7 6 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.64%) PKI
7 6 (1.64%) Replication
8 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.09%) Clustering
9 4 (1.09%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 120 (32.79%) Windows
2 105 (28.69%) Linux
3 79 (21.58%) Unix
4 40 (10.93%) Windows Server
5 33 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.64%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.37%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.82%) Android
14 3 (0.82%) OS/390
14 3 (0.82%) Solaris
14 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.27%) AIX
15 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (14.75%) TDD
3 41 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (11.20%) DevOps
4 40 (10.93%) MVC
5 39 (10.66%) Open Source
6 37 (10.11%) OO
7 34 (9.29%) ITIL
8 32 (8.74%) Mentoring
8 32 (8.74%) Unit Testing
9 30 (8.20%) Scrum
10 28 (7.65%) SDLC
11 27 (7.38%) Service Design
12 23 (6.28%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.74%) Asset Management
13 21 (5.74%) Web Development
14 20 (5.46%) Release Management
15 19 (5.19%) Capacity Management
15 19 (5.19%) Project Management
15 19 (5.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 134 (36.61%) Java
2 123 (33.61%) SQL
3 52 (14.21%) C#
4 33 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.65%) Python
5 28 (7.65%) VB.NET
6 18 (4.92%) Perl
6 18 (4.92%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.92%) T-SQL
7 17 (4.64%) C++
8 16 (4.37%) VB
9 12 (3.28%) C
9 12 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.01%) VB6
11 10 (2.73%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.37%) Go
13 5 (1.37%) Groovy
13 5 (1.37%) Ruby
14 4 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.01%) Degree
4 9 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.19%) ISEB
6 7 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.64%) PMP
7 6 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.82%) MCP
11 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.55%) CISM
11 2 (0.55%) CISSP
11 2 (0.55%) MCSA
11 2 (0.55%) MCSE
11 2 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) QA
2 9 (2.46%) SLA
3 7 (1.91%) HL7
4 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 63 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.46%) DFS Replication
6 6 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.09%) Docker
7 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (9.84%) Puppet
2 26 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.64%) SCCM
4 11 (3.01%) Consul
5 9 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.19%) Nagios
6 8 (2.19%) Packer
6 8 (2.19%) Terraform
6 8 (2.19%) WSUS
7 7 (1.91%) Grafana
7 7 (1.91%) Graphite
7 7 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (1.91%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.37%) Mesos
9 4 (1.09%) DameWare
9 4 (1.09%) Marathon
9 4 (1.09%) SCOM
10 3 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 62 (16.94%) Oracle
3 27 (7.38%) VMware
4 23 (6.28%) HP
5 21 (5.74%) IBM
6 18 (4.92%) Citrix
7 12 (3.28%) Cisco
7 12 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.28%) Veritas
8 10 (2.73%) McAfee
8 10 (2.73%) SAP
8 10 (2.73%) Symantec
9 9 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.19%) Dell
10 8 (2.19%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.91%) Avaloq
11 7 (1.91%) FNZ
11 7 (1.91%) Lotus
11 7 (1.91%) Veeam
12 5 (1.37%) Pega
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £525 to £575 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Accenture
Rate: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £525 to £575 p/day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago