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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 180 180 181
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 21 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.24% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.65% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 27
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £358 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £545 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 -
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2182 2157 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.40% 37.47% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1604 1979
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 63
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.44 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.70 £29.75 £53.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015, 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 19 (63.33%) C#
1 19 (63.33%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) XML
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (36.67%) OO
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
3 11 (36.67%) Banking
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Web Services
6 8 (26.67%) OOD
6 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (26.67%) SDLC
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle
7 7 (23.33%) Java
8 6 (20.00%) Front Office
8 6 (20.00%) Low Latency
9 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) UML
9 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 4 (13.33%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.00%) MS Project
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.33%) HFM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) VLAN
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Essbase
4 1 (3.33%) QlikView
4 1 (3.33%) OLAP
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) JUnit
3 3 (10.00%) NUnit
3 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.67%) WebLOAD
4 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
4 2 (6.67%) TestNG
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Moq
5 1 (3.33%) Mockito
5 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (36.67%) Banking
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Front Office
4 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.67%) Games
6 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) Web Services
4 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.33%) REST
5 4 (13.33%) SOAP
5 4 (13.33%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) WPF
6 3 (10.00%) LINQ
7 2 (6.67%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (6.67%) J2EE
7 2 (6.67%) ADO
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 4 (13.33%) Derivative
2 3 (10.00%) HACMP
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Equities
3 2 (6.67%) Online Games
3 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) OO
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (26.67%) OOD
4 8 (26.67%) SDLC
5 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Low Latency
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) UML
7 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (13.33%) OOP
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Memory Management
9 3 (10.00%) BDD
9 3 (10.00%) Change Control
9 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) XPath
7 1 (3.33%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) Solace
4 2 (6.67%) Kofax
4 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) MKS
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica
5 1 (3.33%) Perforce
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) DataSynapse
5 1 (3.33%) Talarian