The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 67 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.61% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 2.14% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£376 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £358 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
196 280 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.16% 28.28% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 131 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.67 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £12.52 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing N-Tier across the Cheshire region.

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the Cheshire region.

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing N-Tier also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited N-Tier.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (50.00%) Servlets
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSL
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (50.00%) FTP

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing N-Tier also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited N-Tier. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Informix
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Introscope
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) Servlets
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSL
1 1 (50.00%) WSDL
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) PowerMock
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Compuware