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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 472 396
Rank change year-on-year +57 -76  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 183 186 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.02% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 111 150
Median daily rate £450 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £367 £350
% change year-on-year +15.96% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Median hourly rate £31.50 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.95% +35.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £13.30 £15.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.20 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year +95.65% +46.73%  

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 15391 18192 18050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.24% 32.55% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10079 11961 11031
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 565 687
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.20% +29.72%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +42 162 £475 +28.81% 287
London +40 57 £513 +13.88% 230
South East +11 38 £400 -4.19% 25
South West +9 19 £525 +35.48% 9
East of England +10 17 £338 +3.84% 15
City of London +18 16 £550 +12.82% 4
Kent - 15 £393 - 2
Bristol +11 14 £500 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +16 13 £388 +1.30% 6
North West +35 12 £475 +171.42% 1
Wales +19 11 £388 +10.71%
Cheshire +34 10 £475 +171.42% 1
Yorkshire +15 9 £500 +36.42% 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £550 - 3
Essex - 7 £325 -
Portsmouth - 7 £348 -
West Yorkshire +18 6 £488 +11.42% 2
South Wales +16 6 £394 +12.50%
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £325 -
Cardiff - 6 £394 -
West Midlands +15 5 £650 +105.53% 3
Hatfield - 5 £550 -
Maidstone - 5 £375 -
Herefordshire - 5 £650 -
Leeds +18 4 £475 +8.57%
Scotland +28 3 - - 2
Surrey -6 3 £415 +32.80% 8
Milton Keynes -6 3 £413 -21.42%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £413 -21.42% 2
Edinburgh +13 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 107 (33.65%) Windows
2 104 (32.70%) SQL
3 93 (29.25%) Java
4 91 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (21.70%) SQL Server
6 65 (20.44%) Oracle
7 64 (20.13%) Linux
8 61 (19.18%) Active Directory
9 56 (17.61%) Microsoft
10 52 (16.35%) Finance
11 48 (15.09%) Unix
11 48 (15.09%) .NET
11 48 (15.09%) Security Cleared
12 43 (13.52%) C#
12 43 (13.52%) XML
13 41 (12.89%) HTML
14 39 (12.26%) MVC
14 39 (12.26%) Windows Server
15 37 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (10.38%) SC Cleared
16 33 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (10.38%) JavaScript
16 33 (10.38%) Spring
16 33 (10.38%) JIRA
17 31 (9.75%) MySQL
18 30 (9.43%) ASP.NET
18 30 (9.43%) WinForms
19 29 (9.12%) Scrum
19 29 (9.12%) SDLC
20 28 (8.81%) Web Services

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 15 (4.72%) MS Exchange
1 15 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.46%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.52%) Confluence
6 7 (2.20%) SAS
6 7 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.89%) IIS
8 4 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.26%) JBoss
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.94%) Apache
9 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.94%) Jetty
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.26%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Sonata
2 4 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.83%) Office 365
4 5 (1.57%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.94%) IaaS
5 3 (0.94%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) G Suite
6 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.81%) DNS
2 22 (6.92%) Firewall
2 22 (6.92%) Internet
3 18 (5.66%) LAN
4 16 (5.03%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.14%) Skype
5 10 (3.14%) SMTP
6 9 (2.83%) HTTP
6 9 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (2.20%) Ethernet
7 7 (2.20%) FTP
7 7 (2.20%) VPN
7 7 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (2.20%) Wireless
8 6 (1.89%) DHCP
8 6 (1.89%) IPsec
8 6 (1.89%) IPv4
8 6 (1.89%) Network Security
9 5 (1.57%) SAN
9 5 (1.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.75%) MySQL
3 21 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.97%) Big Data
4 19 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.83%) DB2
9 8 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.26%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.38%) JIRA
2 27 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (7.23%) Eclipse
4 18 (5.66%) Git (software)
5 16 (5.03%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.72%) Moq
6 15 (4.72%) MSBuild
6 15 (4.72%) NUnit
6 15 (4.72%) ReSharper
7 14 (4.40%) LoadRunner
7 14 (4.40%) Selenium
8 11 (3.46%) Bitbucket
9 10 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (3.14%) Hudson
9 10 (3.14%) Subversion
10 8 (2.52%) JMeter
11 7 (2.20%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.57%) JUnit
12 5 (1.57%) Maven
General
1 52 (16.35%) Finance
2 22 (6.92%) Banking
3 17 (5.35%) Retail
4 14 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.77%) Marketing
6 7 (2.20%) Front Office
7 6 (1.89%) Back Office
8 5 (1.57%) Games
8 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.26%) Electronics
9 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.26%) Legal
10 3 (0.94%) Military
11 2 (0.63%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (38.05%) Developer
2 57 (17.92%) Java Developer
3 40 (12.58%) Architect
4 29 (9.12%) .NET Developer
4 29 (9.12%) Analyst
5 26 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 22 (6.92%) Consultant
7 19 (5.97%) C# Developer
8 17 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (5.03%) Oracle Developer
9 16 (5.03%) WPF Developer
10 15 (4.72%) C++ Developer
10 15 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.72%) WinForms Developer
11 14 (4.40%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.09%) AWS DevOps
13 12 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.46%) AWS Developer
14 11 (3.46%) Business Consultant
14 11 (3.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.09%) .NET
2 43 (13.52%) XML
3 41 (12.89%) HTML
4 33 (10.38%) Spring
5 30 (9.43%) ASP.NET
5 30 (9.43%) WinForms
6 28 (8.81%) WCF
6 28 (8.81%) Web Services
7 26 (8.18%) jQuery
8 25 (7.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (7.55%) J2EE
10 22 (6.92%) HTML5
11 21 (6.60%) SOAP
12 20 (6.29%) XML Messaging
13 19 (5.97%) WPF
14 17 (5.35%) CSS
15 16 (5.03%) Ajax
15 16 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (4.72%) Caliburn.Micro
16 15 (4.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.14%) Fintech
4 10 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.20%) CMDB
6 7 (2.20%) Replication
7 5 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.57%) CESG
7 5 (1.57%) Clustering
7 5 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.57%) NHS
7 5 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 107 (33.65%) Windows
2 64 (20.13%) Linux
3 48 (15.09%) Unix
4 39 (12.26%) Windows Server
5 37 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.92%) Windows 7
8 17 (5.35%) Windows 10
9 13 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.20%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.57%) Solaris
14 4 (1.26%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.94%) Android
16 2 (0.63%) AIX
16 2 (0.63%) CentOS
16 2 (0.63%) VMS
16 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (12.26%) MVC
3 29 (9.12%) Scrum
3 29 (9.12%) SDLC
4 28 (8.81%) TDD
5 27 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.49%) OO
6 23 (7.23%) Mentoring
6 23 (7.23%) Unit Testing
7 22 (6.92%) ITIL
7 22 (6.92%) Open Source
8 21 (6.60%) DevOps
9 20 (6.29%) Problem Management
9 20 (6.29%) Release Management
10 19 (5.97%) SOA
11 18 (5.66%) Asset Management
11 18 (5.66%) Prototyping
11 18 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 18 (5.66%) Validation
12 17 (5.35%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 104 (32.70%) SQL
2 93 (29.25%) Java
3 43 (13.52%) C#
4 33 (10.38%) JavaScript
5 26 (8.18%) VB.NET
6 20 (6.29%) C++
7 16 (5.03%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.77%) Python
9 11 (3.46%) C
9 11 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.14%) VB
11 8 (2.52%) VB6
12 7 (2.20%) Ruby
12 7 (2.20%) VBScript
13 5 (1.57%) Perl
14 4 (1.26%) Scala
14 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.94%) Delphi
15 3 (0.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.72%) Degree
4 13 (4.09%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.14%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.83%) ISEB
7 5 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.57%) CISSP
7 5 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.57%) MCSA
7 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.26%) PCI QSA
9 3 (0.94%) CCNA
9 3 (0.94%) CCNP
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.94%) MCP
9 3 (0.94%) MCSE
9 3 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.94%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.77%) QA
2 7 (2.20%) HL7
3 4 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.94%) RMADS
5 2 (0.63%) Basel II
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 61 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.83%) DFS Replication
4 9 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.94%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.94%) Sendmail
6 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Docker
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) iptables
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (5.66%) Puppet
2 16 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.52%) SCCM
4 7 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.20%) WSUS
5 4 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.94%) SCOM
7 2 (0.63%) Marathon
7 2 (0.63%) Mesos
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.63%) SCSM
8 1 (0.31%) DameWare
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (20.44%) Oracle
2 56 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.60%) IBM
4 19 (5.97%) VMware
5 14 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.77%) HP
7 10 (3.14%) Cisco
7 10 (3.14%) Citrix
8 9 (2.83%) Avaloq
8 9 (2.83%) FNZ
8 9 (2.83%) SAP
8 9 (2.83%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.89%) Telerik
10 5 (1.57%) Adobe
10 5 (1.57%) Google
10 5 (1.57%) Pega
10 5 (1.57%) webMethods
11 4 (1.26%) Apple
11 4 (1.26%) Informatica
11 4 (1.26%) Symantec
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago