Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 195 167
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28 -24
Contract jobs citing Client/Server 4 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.94% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.49% +1.06% +41.67%
England median daily rate £410 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -3.53% +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +146.15% -10.34%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1333 1711 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.93% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1043 819
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £548 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

Client/Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Client/Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Birmingham +4 3 £320 -25.49% 2
Client/Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) OOP
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) CGI
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) ICMP
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) FastCGI
2 3 (75.00%) Go
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management

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 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) ICMP
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CGI
1 3 (75.00%) FastCGI
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
1 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Go
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Unisys