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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 152 186 183
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -3
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 1 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.039% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.10% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 18
Average daily rate £500 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £125.00 -
N-Tier
London

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
1265 1981 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.21% 38.53% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1553 1689
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) OOD
5 2 (28.57%) HTTP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) XPath
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Xcode
5 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
5 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQLite
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Xcode
2 1 (14.29%) CruiseControl
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Legal Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WCF Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) ATL
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) STL
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Swaptions
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Kindle
2 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 2 (28.57%) MVVM
4 2 (28.57%) OOD
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) SOLID
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Apple Swift
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) XAML
2 2 (28.57%) XPath
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Telerik