The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Client/Server in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Client/Server over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 127 119
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 1.19% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £320 £545 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.28% +28.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.64% -3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £23.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year +33.69% -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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 584 755 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.75% 25.07% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 456 383
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 44
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.85 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Client/Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Client/Server in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Client/Server in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Client/Server in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Client/Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Client/Server in the West Midlands

Client/Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Birmingham +14 5 £320 -
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Client/Server.

1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (28.57%) Go
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) FastCGI
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Subversion
4 4 (28.57%) WSUS
4 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) OOP
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) C
4 4 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) CGI
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) Apache
4 4 (28.57%) Python

Client/Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 4 (28.57%) ICMP
2 4 (28.57%) SSL
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
1 2 (14.29%) Informix
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Teradata Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CGI
1 4 (28.57%) FastCGI
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) OO
1 4 (28.57%) OOP
1 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
1 4 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Business Development
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 2 (14.29%) E-business
3 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
1 4 (28.57%) C++
1 4 (28.57%) Go
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Basel II
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Informatica
2 2 (14.29%) Netezza
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow