Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 611 638 506
Rank change year-on-year +27 -132 +86
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 234 260 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.78% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 152 209
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £273 £306 £279
90th Percentile £561 £561 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £418
% change year-on-year -4.69% -4.19% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 27
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +136.11% -28.00%
10th Percentile £38.75 £21.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.40 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £23.40
% change year-on-year -22.22% +92.29% +1.75%

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 29,878 33,482 31,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.25% 32.35% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,247 21,593 20,295
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £668 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,057 1,075 1,072
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.75% +8.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.15 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.96% +10.53% -5.00%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +13 202 £425 +0.12% 106
UK excluding London +41 152 £381 -4.69% 70
London +31 80 £500 +17.65% 39
South East +24 41 £400 +10.34% 21
East of England +9 31 £329 -26.94% 5
Scotland +34 27 £450 +20.00% 2
Midlands +29 21 £423 +55.05% 10
North of England +10 19 £350 - 23
East Midlands +33 15 £381 - 2
North West +8 9 £425 -4.49% 13
South West -16 9 £320 -20.50% 8
Yorkshire +3 8 £329 -0.38% 8
West Midlands +11 6 £425 +55.96% 8
Wales +8 3 £350 +1.45%
North East +21 2 £656 +49.15% 2
Northern Ireland +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 79 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (23.93%) SQL
3 53 (22.65%) Java
4 52 (22.22%) Windows
5 51 (21.79%) Linux
6 44 (18.80%) Active Directory
7 42 (17.95%) JavaScript
8 40 (17.09%) SOA
8 40 (17.09%) Security Cleared
9 38 (16.24%) REST
9 38 (16.24%) Scrum
10 37 (15.81%) Finance
11 36 (15.38%) Unix
12 35 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (14.53%) Microsoft
14 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
15 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
16 29 (12.39%) JIRA
17 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
17 27 (11.54%) Git (software)
17 27 (11.54%) TDD
17 27 (11.54%) Oracle
18 26 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 26 (11.11%) Migration
18 26 (11.11%) PaaS
18 26 (11.11%) Confluence
18 26 (11.11%) QA
19 25 (10.68%) JSON
20 24 (10.26%) XML
20 24 (10.26%) Internet

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 26 (11.11%) Confluence
2 11 (4.70%) Apache
3 10 (4.27%) Alfresco
3 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.56%) IPython
6 4 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.85%) WordPress
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) BPCS
1 2 (0.85%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.11%) PaaS
2 23 (9.83%) IaaS
3 18 (7.69%) SaaS
4 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (6.41%) Office 365
6 11 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (4.70%) IBM Blueworks
7 6 (2.56%) GitHub
7 6 (2.56%) Google Docs
7 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Flow
7 6 (2.56%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.56%) PowerApps
7 6 (2.56%) Slack
8 5 (2.14%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.28%) G Suite
9 3 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.85%) Force.com
10 2 (0.85%) npm
11 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.26%) Internet
2 20 (8.55%) LAN
3 10 (4.27%) SSL
3 10 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.85%) VPN
4 9 (3.85%) WAN
5 8 (3.42%) Skype
6 7 (2.99%) Wireless
7 6 (2.56%) NAS
8 5 (2.14%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.71%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.71%) VoIP
9 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.28%) DVB
10 3 (1.28%) HbbTV
11 2 (0.85%) HTTP
11 2 (0.85%) Multicast
12 1 (0.43%) DNS
12 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.70%) Pentaho
4 7 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.99%) Impala
4 7 (2.99%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.56%) Big Data
6 5 (2.14%) IDOL
7 4 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.71%) QlikView
7 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.28%) MySQL
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.85%) SQLite
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (12.39%) JIRA
2 27 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.84%) Selenium
4 14 (5.98%) Bitbucket
4 14 (5.98%) JMeter
5 13 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 12 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 11 (4.70%) JUnit
8 10 (4.27%) Gradle
9 3 (1.28%) Maven
9 3 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.85%) GDB
10 2 (0.85%) GitLab
10 2 (0.85%) Hudson
10 2 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.85%) Protractor
10 2 (0.85%) Qt Creator
10 2 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 37 (15.81%) Finance
2 21 (8.97%) Retail
3 19 (8.12%) Banking
4 10 (4.27%) Marketing
5 9 (3.85%) Back Office
5 9 (3.85%) Legal
6 6 (2.56%) Law
7 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
8 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (30.77%) Developer
2 31 (13.25%) Analyst
3 22 (9.40%) Architect
4 14 (5.98%) Tester
5 12 (5.13%) Java Developer
5 12 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 12 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.13%) Transition Analyst
6 11 (4.70%) BPM Developer
6 11 (4.70%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.70%) Service Design Analyst
6 11 (4.70%) Service Transition Analyst
6 11 (4.70%) Test Analyst
7 10 (4.27%) Applications Support
8 9 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
9 8 (3.42%) Administrator
9 8 (3.42%) QA Tester
10 7 (2.99%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.56%) Quantitative Developer
11 6 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.24%) REST
2 25 (10.68%) JSON
3 24 (10.26%) XML
4 23 (9.83%) Spring
5 20 (8.55%) React
6 19 (8.12%) .NET
6 19 (8.12%) RESTful
7 18 (7.69%) Node.js
7 18 (7.69%) Spring Boot
7 18 (7.69%) Web Services
8 16 (6.84%) jQuery
9 15 (6.41%) AngularJS
10 12 (5.13%) Jest
10 12 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (4.70%) Apache NiFi
11 11 (4.70%) Dojo
11 11 (4.70%) DOM
11 11 (4.70%) SAML
12 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.84%) Mainframe
3 14 (5.98%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 12 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.85%) Robotics
5 9 (3.85%) Tandem
6 8 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.99%) DataPower
8 6 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.56%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.14%) User Experience
10 4 (1.71%) CMDB
10 4 (1.71%) EPoS
10 4 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.28%) Derivative
11 3 (1.28%) Digital TV
11 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.22%) Windows
2 51 (21.79%) Linux
3 36 (15.38%) Unix
4 13 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 13 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.27%) AIX
5 10 (4.27%) Android
6 8 (3.42%) Solaris
7 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.71%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.09%) SOA
3 38 (16.24%) Scrum
4 35 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 27 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 27 (11.54%) TDD
7 26 (11.11%) Migration
8 21 (8.97%) DevOps
8 21 (8.97%) ITIL
8 21 (8.97%) Microservices
9 20 (8.55%) Analytics
10 19 (8.12%) Process Management
11 18 (7.69%) Service Design
12 17 (7.26%) Test Scripting
13 16 (6.84%) Computer Science
14 15 (6.41%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.41%) Functional Testing
14 15 (6.41%) SDLC
15 14 (5.98%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.93%) SQL
2 53 (22.65%) Java
3 42 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.40%) C#
4 22 (9.40%) Python
5 18 (7.69%) Java 8
6 17 (7.26%) C++
7 16 (6.84%) Perl
8 11 (4.70%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.27%) Groovy
10 9 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.85%) VB
11 6 (2.56%) Cython
12 4 (1.71%) C
12 4 (1.71%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.28%) VB6
14 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 40 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.83%) Degree
4 12 (5.13%) ISEB
5 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.27%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.56%) MCSE
8 5 (2.14%) CISA
8 5 (2.14%) CISSP
8 5 (2.14%) MCSA
9 4 (1.71%) ISACA
9 4 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.28%) IISP
10 3 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.85%) CCIE
11 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.11%) QA
2 8 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.71%) ITGC
5 3 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.28%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) NIST
7 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.27%) Docker
3 6 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.71%) XenApp
4 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.28%) NFS
5 3 (1.28%) SRDF
5 3 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) Samba
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.43%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.56%) Terraform
3 5 (2.14%) SCCM
4 4 (1.71%) Consul
4 4 (1.71%) Puppet
5 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.43%) Icinga
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.54%) Oracle
3 21 (8.97%) IBM
4 13 (5.56%) VMware
5 11 (4.70%) WSO2
6 10 (4.27%) Citrix
6 10 (4.27%) Google
6 10 (4.27%) Pega
7 9 (3.85%) webMethods
8 7 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.99%) SAP
9 5 (2.14%) AppDynamics
9 5 (2.14%) Cisco
9 5 (2.14%) iManage
9 5 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.71%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.71%) HP
10 4 (1.71%) Logi
10 4 (1.71%) Splunk
10 4 (1.71%) Veritas