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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 72 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.73% 1.90% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£400 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
295 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.95% 26.88% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 101 83
Average daily rate £450 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +125.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.73 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 May 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 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
1 13 (81.25%) Open Source
2 12 (75.00%) VB
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 10 (62.50%) OOP
4 10 (62.50%) .NET Framework
4 10 (62.50%) Resource Management
5 6 (37.50%) SOAP
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) RESTful
7 3 (18.75%) Mockito
7 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 3 (18.75%) JAX-RS
7 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) PowerMock
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
7 3 (18.75%) Compuware
7 3 (18.75%) HP

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (18.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 3 (18.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) GPRS
2 1 (6.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Mockito
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
1 3 (18.75%) JUnit
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) Introscope
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Team Leader
1 10 (62.50%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (62.50%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (62.50%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (62.50%) Software Team Leader
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-RS
5 3 (18.75%) REST
5 3 (18.75%) PowerMock
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
5 3 (18.75%) WSDL
5 3 (18.75%) XSL
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) JDBC
5 3 (18.75%) Servlets
5 3 (18.75%) J2EE
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
1 1 (6.25%) Windows CE
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) OOP
1 10 (62.50%) Resource Management
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) VB
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Compuware
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Apple