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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 70 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% 0.88% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 3.26% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
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£400 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.00%
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North West

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
249 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.49% 26.98% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 113 89
Average daily rate £413 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £513 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £14.15 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) C#
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) VB
3 11 (78.57%) Open Source
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
4 10 (71.43%) OOP
4 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
4 10 (71.43%) Resource Management
5 4 (28.57%) SOAP
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) JSON
6 3 (21.43%) WinForms
6 3 (21.43%) REST
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Back Office
8 1 (7.14%) MVC
8 1 (7.14%) Introscope
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Perforce
8 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) TDD
8 1 (7.14%) Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Spring
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (7.14%) Online Banking

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) GPRS
1 1 (7.14%) UMTS
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Informix
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Introscope
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Mockito
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Team Leader
1 10 (71.43%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (71.43%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (71.43%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (71.43%) Software Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) REST
4 3 (21.43%) WinForms
5 1 (7.14%) Spring
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) PowerMock
5 1 (7.14%) JAX-RS
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceStack
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (7.14%) WPF
5 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) XSL
5 1 (7.14%) WSDL
5 1 (7.14%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows CE
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Open Source
2 10 (71.43%) Resource Management
2 10 (71.43%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Compuware
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM