Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 616 579 543
Rank change year-on-year -37 -36 -7
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 259 310 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.92% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 203 218
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -0.31%
10th Percentile £307 £202 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 24
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.59% -12.82% -9.30%
10th Percentile £22.63 £15.50 £13.13
90th Percentile £86.75 £46.44 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.81 £21.00
% change year-on-year +123.15% -19.98% -

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 32,875 33,625 31,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.01% 33.44% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,658 22,470 20,777
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 986 1,132
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.97 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.23% +4.84% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.21 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.03%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -27 234 £450 +12.50% 85
UK excluding London -28 166 £410 +7.89% 50
London -6 86 £510 +20.00% 38
South East -4 60 £460 +22.67% 13
East of England +21 44 £348 -13.13% 15
North of England -36 21 £450 +2.86% 4
Scotland -9 14 £258 -20.77% 2
South West -25 13 £450 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire -29 11 £488 +2.63% 1
North West -11 10 £410 -5.75% 3
Midlands -7 9 £425 +47.83% 12
East Midlands +16 7 £425 +240.00% 4
Wales -4 2 £375 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £160 -64.44% 8
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +21 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 71 (27.41%) SQL
1 71 (27.41%) Linux
2 69 (26.64%) Finance
3 66 (25.48%) Windows
4 61 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (20.46%) Microsoft
6 49 (18.92%) Java
7 48 (18.53%) Web Services
8 41 (15.83%) Oracle
9 39 (15.06%) Active Directory
10 37 (14.29%) OO
11 36 (13.90%) C++
12 35 (13.51%) Python
12 35 (13.51%) ITIL
12 35 (13.51%) Internet
13 33 (12.74%) Degree
14 30 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (10.81%) JIRA
17 27 (10.42%) Scrum
17 27 (10.42%) SQL Server
18 26 (10.04%) VMware
18 26 (10.04%) QA
18 26 (10.04%) TDD
19 25 (9.65%) Software Testing
19 25 (9.65%) Middleware
19 25 (9.65%) Change Management
19 25 (9.65%) Firewall
19 25 (9.65%) Data Structures
19 25 (9.65%) Algorithms

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 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.11%) Confluence
3 19 (7.34%) IPython
4 16 (6.18%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.63%) IIS
6 10 (3.86%) MS Exchange
6 10 (3.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (3.09%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.32%) JBoss
9 6 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.93%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (1.93%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.93%) JRun
10 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.54%) CMS
11 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.16%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.77%) GIMP
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.41%) Office 365
2 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.70%) IaaS
4 7 (2.70%) PaaS
5 5 (1.93%) SaaS
6 3 (1.16%) GitHub
6 3 (1.16%) npm
6 3 (1.16%) Slack
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.51%) Internet
2 25 (9.65%) Firewall
3 18 (6.95%) LAN
4 16 (6.18%) VPN
5 11 (4.25%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.86%) SSL
6 10 (3.86%) WAN
7 9 (3.47%) Ethernet
7 9 (3.47%) SAN
7 9 (3.47%) Wireless
8 7 (2.70%) Skype
8 7 (2.70%) VoIP
9 6 (2.32%) BGP
9 6 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.32%) DNS
9 6 (2.32%) EIGRP
9 6 (2.32%) HTTP
9 6 (2.32%) OSPF
10 3 (1.16%) DHCP
10 3 (1.16%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.63%) Pentaho
4 11 (4.25%) MySQL
5 10 (3.86%) Impala
6 9 (3.47%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.54%) Big Data
8 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.54%) Power BI
9 3 (1.16%) DB2
9 3 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (1.16%) Redis
10 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.77%) KDB
10 2 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.77%) QlikView
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (10.81%) JIRA
2 18 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.18%) Selenium
3 16 (6.18%) SoapUI
4 13 (5.02%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.63%) JMeter
5 12 (4.63%) LoadRunner
6 9 (3.47%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.32%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.54%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.54%) webpack
10 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.16%) PostCSS
10 3 (1.16%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.77%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.77%) TestRail
11 2 (0.77%) Toad
General
1 69 (26.64%) Finance
2 13 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.63%) Banking
4 8 (3.09%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.09%) Law
5 5 (1.93%) Back Office
5 5 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.54%) Automotive
6 4 (1.54%) Avionics
6 4 (1.54%) Electronics
6 4 (1.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Front Office
7 3 (1.16%) Games
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (25.48%) Developer
2 57 (22.01%) Analyst
3 29 (11.20%) Test Analyst
4 25 (9.65%) Architect
5 20 (7.72%) Python Developer
6 19 (7.34%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (5.02%) Technical Analyst
8 12 (4.63%) Technical Leader
9 9 (3.47%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Consultant
11 7 (2.70%) Technical Test Analyst
12 6 (2.32%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.32%) Network Architect
12 6 (2.32%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.32%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.32%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.53%) Web Services
2 25 (9.65%) Middleware
3 22 (8.49%) XML
4 19 (7.34%) Flask
4 19 (7.34%) HTML
4 19 (7.34%) NumPy
4 19 (7.34%) Pandas
5 16 (6.18%) CSS
6 15 (5.79%) REST
7 14 (5.41%) J2EE
8 13 (5.02%) .NET
9 12 (4.63%) SOAP
10 11 (4.25%) Spring
11 10 (3.86%) LDAP
12 9 (3.47%) JSON
12 9 (3.47%) XSLT
13 8 (3.09%) Node.js
13 8 (3.09%) RESTful
14 6 (2.32%) Qt
14 6 (2.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.65%) Algorithms
2 25 (9.65%) Data Structures
3 20 (7.72%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.47%) DataPower
5 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.47%) User Experience
6 7 (2.70%) Clustering
6 7 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.32%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.32%) Derivative
7 6 (2.32%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.32%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.54%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (1.16%) Fintech
9 3 (1.16%) LIMS
9 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.41%) Linux
2 66 (25.48%) Windows
3 23 (8.88%) Unix
4 18 (6.95%) Windows 10
5 15 (5.79%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.25%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.86%) Android
7 10 (3.86%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.32%) Solaris
8 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.93%) AIX
9 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.29%) OO
3 35 (13.51%) ITIL
4 30 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (10.42%) Scrum
6 26 (10.04%) TDD
7 25 (9.65%) Change Management
7 25 (9.65%) Software Testing
8 24 (9.27%) SDLC
9 23 (8.88%) Regression Testing
9 23 (8.88%) Test Strategy
9 23 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (8.49%) DevOps
11 21 (8.11%) Test Scripting
12 19 (7.34%) Automated Trading
12 19 (7.34%) Backtesting
12 19 (7.34%) BDD
12 19 (7.34%) OOD
12 19 (7.34%) Open Source
13 18 (6.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.41%) SQL
2 49 (18.92%) Java
3 36 (13.90%) C++
4 35 (13.51%) Python
5 24 (9.27%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.34%) C#
6 19 (7.34%) Cython
7 17 (6.56%) C
8 13 (5.02%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.32%) VB
10 5 (1.93%) Perl
10 5 (1.93%) Ruby
10 5 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.54%) Ada
11 4 (1.54%) PHP
12 3 (1.16%) Java 8
12 3 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.77%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.77%) R
13 2 (0.77%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 33 (12.74%) Degree
2 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 19 (7.34%) ISEB
5 17 (6.56%) MCSE
6 15 (5.79%) ISTQB
7 14 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (4.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (2.70%) CCNA
9 7 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.70%) MCSA
10 6 (2.32%) CCIE
10 6 (2.32%) MCP
10 6 (2.32%) MCSM
11 5 (1.93%) ACDT
11 5 (1.93%) ACHDS
11 5 (1.93%) ACTC
11 5 (1.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.04%) QA
2 10 (3.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.16%) ECSS
4 3 (1.16%) GDPR
4 3 (1.16%) HL7
4 3 (1.16%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.39%) NIST 800
System Software
1 39 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.63%) Docker
4 6 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.54%) XenApp
6 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.16%) vSphere
8 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (3.47%) SCCM
2 8 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.09%) Puppet
3 5 (1.93%) Consul
3 5 (1.93%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.93%) Terraform
4 3 (1.16%) Ansible
4 3 (1.16%) SCOM
4 3 (1.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.77%) Oozie
6 1 (0.39%) Control-M
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (20.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.83%) Oracle
3 26 (10.04%) VMware
4 24 (9.27%) IBM
5 21 (8.11%) Citrix
6 10 (3.86%) Cisco
7 8 (3.09%) HP
8 7 (2.70%) Sony
9 6 (2.32%) Charles River
10 5 (1.93%) Apple
11 4 (1.54%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.54%) Nintex
11 4 (1.54%) Splunk
11 4 (1.54%) Sun
11 4 (1.54%) Veritas
12 3 (1.16%) Juniper
12 3 (1.16%) Remedy
12 3 (1.16%) Reuters
12 3 (1.16%) SAP
12 3 (1.16%) Trayport