The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 430 375 353
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -22
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 151 181 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.18% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 127 158
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£396 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -
N-Tier
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16360 15370 15738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.19% 32.16% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10358 9810 9425
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 603 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in England

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in England

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the England region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram in England

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in England

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing N-Tier within the England region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 62 £475 +5.55% 27
West Midlands -18 24 £313 -3.84% 5
South East -23 15 £400 +18.51% 5
East of England -17 13 £493 +13.21% 4
South West -27 9 £375 - 12
North East - 9 £375 - 1
East Midlands -15 7 £325 +8.33% 12
Yorkshire 0 5 £350 -34.57% 8
North West -25 5 £275 -12.00% 8
N-Tier
UK

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 160 (55.17%) C#
2 153 (52.76%) .NET
3 130 (44.83%) SQL
4 124 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (41.03%) SQL Server
6 100 (34.48%) OO
7 99 (34.14%) ASP.NET
8 89 (30.69%) JavaScript
9 85 (29.31%) TDD
10 84 (28.97%) Oracle
11 81 (27.93%) SOA
12 77 (26.55%) MVC
13 76 (26.21%) Scrum
14 74 (25.52%) Web Services
15 71 (24.48%) HTML
16 63 (21.72%) Microsoft
17 61 (21.03%) WCF
18 60 (20.69%) Java
18 60 (20.69%) XML
19 58 (20.00%) Finance
20 53 (18.28%) CSS
21 51 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
22 46 (15.86%) jQuery
23 44 (15.17%) Team Foundation Server
23 44 (15.17%) PL/SQL
24 43 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
25 40 (13.79%) Banking
25 40 (13.79%) Windows
26 37 (12.76%) .NET Framework
27 34 (11.72%) Unit Testing

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (5.86%) WebLogic
1 17 (5.86%) Apache
2 14 (4.83%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 12 (4.14%) IIS
4 11 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.41%) WebLogic Integration
5 7 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.72%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.38%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.38%) CMS
9 3 (1.03%) JBoss
9 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.69%) MQSI
10 2 (0.69%) CICS
10 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 24 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.17%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.79%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.69%) RMDS
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) SaaS
1 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.14%) HTTP
2 11 (3.79%) LDAP
3 8 (2.76%) SAN
4 7 (2.41%) HTTPS
4 7 (2.41%) FTP
5 5 (1.72%) PuTTY
5 5 (1.72%) DNS
5 5 (1.72%) SSH
6 2 (0.69%) Network Security
6 2 (0.69%) AMQP
6 2 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.34%) Multicast
7 1 (0.34%) BGP
7 1 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.34%) Internet
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (11.03%) Oracle Database
4 27 (9.31%) Relational Database
5 19 (6.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (6.21%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (2.76%) MS Access
12 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.41%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.07%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.72%) MySQL
14 5 (1.72%) DB2
14 5 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.72%) Ingres
14 5 (1.72%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 44 (15.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.52%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.83%) NUnit
4 14 (4.83%) Subversion
5 10 (3.45%) Xcode
6 9 (3.10%) JIRA
7 5 (1.72%) Serena SBM
7 5 (1.72%) JUnit
7 5 (1.72%) PHPUnit
8 4 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.38%) Ant
9 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.03%) Maven
9 3 (1.03%) jMock
9 3 (1.03%) NCover
9 3 (1.03%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.69%) Hudson
10 2 (0.69%) Moq
10 2 (0.69%) ReSharper
General
1 58 (20.00%) Finance
2 40 (13.79%) Banking
3 23 (7.93%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.21%) Front Office
5 13 (4.48%) Retail
6 9 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.76%) Back Office
8 3 (1.03%) Games
8 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (64.14%) Developer
2 67 (23.10%) .NET Developer
3 51 (17.59%) C# Developer
4 33 (11.38%) Architect
5 29 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 25 (8.62%) Java Developer
6 25 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (6.21%) Development Manager
8 16 (5.52%) Software Developer
9 14 (4.83%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.48%) Technical Architect
10 13 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.48%) Analyst
11 12 (4.14%) Web Manager
11 12 (4.14%) Web Development Manager
11 12 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (3.79%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (3.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
14 8 (2.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (52.76%) .NET
2 99 (34.14%) ASP.NET
3 74 (25.52%) Web Services
4 71 (24.48%) HTML
5 61 (21.03%) WCF
6 60 (20.69%) XML
7 53 (18.28%) CSS
8 51 (17.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (15.86%) jQuery
10 37 (12.76%) .NET Framework
11 33 (11.38%) WPF
11 33 (11.38%) REST
12 31 (10.69%) XSLT
13 24 (8.28%) WinForms
14 19 (6.55%) HTML5
15 18 (6.21%) Spring
16 17 (5.86%) Ajax
17 15 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 14 (4.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 14 (4.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.76%) Open Source
4 8 (2.76%) Equities
5 7 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.41%) Derivative
6 6 (2.07%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.07%) Clustering
7 5 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.38%) iPhone
8 4 (1.38%) Kindle
8 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.38%) Replication
8 4 (1.38%) User Experience
9 3 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.79%) Windows
2 32 (11.03%) Linux
3 29 (10.00%) UNIX
4 15 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.45%) Android
6 9 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.41%) SUSE
7 7 (2.41%) HPUX
8 5 (1.72%) VMS
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.69%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (34.48%) OO
3 85 (29.31%) TDD
4 81 (27.93%) SOA
5 77 (26.55%) MVC
6 76 (26.21%) Scrum
7 43 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (11.72%) Unit Testing
8 34 (11.72%) E-Commerce
9 27 (9.31%) BDD
10 25 (8.62%) UML
10 25 (8.62%) OOD
10 25 (8.62%) Web Development
11 24 (8.28%) Waterfall
12 22 (7.59%) Coaching
13 21 (7.24%) PRINCE2
14 20 (6.90%) Release Management
15 19 (6.55%) Multithreading
15 19 (6.55%) Configuration Management
15 19 (6.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 160 (55.17%) C#
2 130 (44.83%) SQL
3 89 (30.69%) JavaScript
4 60 (20.69%) Java
5 44 (15.17%) PL/SQL
6 26 (8.97%) VB.NET
7 21 (7.24%) Objective-C
8 18 (6.21%) VB
9 15 (5.17%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.14%) XAML
11 10 (3.45%) VBScript
12 9 (3.10%) VBA
13 8 (2.76%) C++
14 7 (2.41%) Perl
14 7 (2.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 6 (2.07%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.07%) PHP
16 5 (1.72%) Korn
16 5 (1.72%) Ruby
16 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.48%) Degree
3 11 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.76%) ISEB
5 7 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.07%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.45%) QA
2 8 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (3.10%) Active Directory
1 9 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
1 9 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.72%) NFS
2 5 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.34%) GPFS
3 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.72%) Puppet
2 5 (1.72%) SCCM
3 4 (1.38%) logstash
3 4 (1.38%) Kibana
4 2 (0.69%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.34%) Nagios
5 1 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 84 (28.97%) Oracle
2 63 (21.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.83%) Telerik
4 13 (4.48%) IBM
5 10 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 10 (3.45%) Sybase
6 9 (3.10%) VMware
7 8 (2.76%) HP
8 7 (2.41%) SAP
9 5 (1.72%) Serena
9 5 (1.72%) AccuRev
10 4 (1.38%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.38%) NetApp
10 4 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.03%) EMC
11 3 (1.03%) DataSynapse
11 3 (1.03%) Sencha
12 2 (0.69%) Cerillion
12 2 (0.69%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.69%) StreamServe
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