The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 184 187 178
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 21 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.46% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 38
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £343 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +4.65%
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% -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1809 2327 2500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.67% 32.75% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1693 1913
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 50
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
N-Tier
London

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 (59.38%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) .NET
3 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
4 14 (43.75%) C#
5 12 (37.50%) Web Services
6 11 (34.38%) Oracle
6 11 (34.38%) TDD
7 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 10 (31.25%) SOA
8 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (28.13%) Banking
9 8 (25.00%) Scrum
9 8 (25.00%) OO
9 8 (25.00%) Java
10 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
10 7 (21.88%) XML
10 7 (21.88%) Front Office
10 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
11 6 (18.75%) HTML
11 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.63%) CSS
12 5 (15.63%) MS Office
12 5 (15.63%) CRM
12 5 (15.63%) Windows
12 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
12 5 (15.63%) Multithreading
13 4 (12.50%) jQuery
13 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) NCover
2 3 (9.38%) NUnit
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Serena SBM
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.13%) Xcode
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 7 (21.88%) Front Office
4 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (9.38%) Legal
7 2 (6.25%) Back Office
8 1 (3.13%) Law
8 1 (3.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Silverlight Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Development Manager
8 1 (3.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 5 (15.63%) CSS
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.50%) WCF
6 4 (12.50%) WPF
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) Middleware
6 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 4 (12.50%) REST
7 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (9.38%) Ajax
7 3 (9.38%) STL
7 3 (9.38%) HTML5
7 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (9.38%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) TDD
2 10 (31.25%) SOA
3 8 (25.00%) OO
3 8 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) CRM
5 5 (15.63%) Multithreading
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) OOD
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 4 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.38%) Release Management
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.38%) Content Management
7 3 (9.38%) Web Development
8 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.50%) C++
5 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) XAML
7 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Cognizant
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.38%) StreamServe
3 3 (9.38%) Cerillion
4 2 (6.25%) Serena
4 2 (6.25%) Sybase
5 1 (3.13%) Sun
5 1 (3.13%) Telerik
5 1 (3.13%) Sencha
5 1 (3.13%) 29West