The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
N-Tier
London / City of London
Rank 156 152 190
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +38
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.095% 0.082% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.13% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1052 1221 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.50% 38.19% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 943 1501
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 33
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £24.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing N-Tier as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier 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 City of London region with a requirement for N-Tier.

1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) Banking
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Spring
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk
7 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
7 5 (29.41%) HTML5
7 5 (29.41%) REST
7 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
7 5 (29.41%) Ant
7 5 (29.41%) C++
7 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 5 (29.41%) J2EE
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) JBoss
7 5 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
7 5 (29.41%) Front Office
7 5 (29.41%) Maven
7 5 (29.41%) Subversion
7 5 (29.41%) TDD
7 5 (29.41%) Grid Computing
7 5 (29.41%) SDLC

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (29.41%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) HBase
2 1 (5.88%) MarkLogic
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
3 3 (17.65%) CruiseControl
3 3 (17.65%) NUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
3 5 (29.41%) Front Office
4 2 (11.76%) Back Office
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Senior Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk Java Developer
6 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Credit Risk Java Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior SQL Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Web Services
2 9 (52.94%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) J2EE
3 5 (29.41%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
4 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) STL
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 2 (11.76%) Spring Security
5 2 (11.76%) WPF
5 2 (11.76%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js
6 1 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Credit Risk
2 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 5 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (29.41%) Grid Computing
3 3 (17.65%) Online Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
4 2 (11.76%) Hedge funds
5 1 (5.88%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
2 5 (29.41%) SDLC
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
4 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
4 3 (17.65%) OO
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
5 1 (5.88%) Groovy
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) MiFID
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cognizant
2 2 (11.76%) Solace