The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 379 375 330
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -45
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 32 30 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.14% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.40% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 58
Average daily rate £425 £575 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £359 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
N-Tier
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7568 7531 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.79% 36.15% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 5276 5595
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 147 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in London

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in London

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram in London

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in London

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +38 2 £438 +45.83% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £275 -
N-Tier
England

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 47 (56.63%) SQL
2 42 (50.60%) C#
2 42 (50.60%) .NET
3 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (38.55%) SQL Server
5 27 (32.53%) OOD
6 26 (31.33%) Java
7 25 (30.12%) OO
8 24 (28.92%) Multithreading
9 23 (27.71%) Banking
9 23 (27.71%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (26.51%) Risk Management
10 22 (26.51%) Finance
10 22 (26.51%) HTML
10 22 (26.51%) WCF
11 21 (25.30%) SDLC
12 19 (22.89%) .NET Framework
12 19 (22.89%) TDD
13 18 (21.69%) Scrum
13 18 (21.69%) Front Office
13 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
14 17 (20.48%) Migration
14 17 (20.48%) WinForms
15 16 (19.28%) Unix
16 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
16 15 (18.07%) MVC
17 14 (16.87%) Sybase
17 14 (16.87%) Web Services
17 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
17 14 (16.87%) WPF

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.82%) GitHub
2 4 (4.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) 2G
2 2 (2.41%) 3G
2 2 (2.41%) 4G
2 2 (2.41%) Broadband
2 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (38.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.82%) SQLite
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) OLTP
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.41%) Tick Data
6 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.23%) NUnit
3 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.02%) JIRA
3 5 (6.02%) Subversion
4 4 (4.82%) Xcode
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.41%) JUnit
6 2 (2.41%) NCover
6 2 (2.41%) Selenium
7 1 (1.20%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.20%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (1.20%) Moq
7 1 (1.20%) MSTest
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.20%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (27.71%) Banking
2 22 (26.51%) Finance
3 18 (21.69%) Front Office
4 9 (10.84%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Back Office
6 3 (3.61%) Advertising
7 2 (2.41%) Billing
7 2 (2.41%) International Banking
7 2 (2.41%) Legal
8 1 (1.20%) Automotive
8 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (80.72%) Developer
2 24 (28.92%) C# Developer
3 16 (19.28%) .NET Developer
4 15 (18.07%) Java Developer
5 13 (15.66%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.64%) C++ Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Java Programmer
7 7 (8.43%) Programmer
7 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Software Programmer
8 6 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (6.02%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (6.02%) iOS Developer
9 5 (6.02%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.02%) WPF Developer
10 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Front Office Developer
10 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (50.60%) .NET
2 22 (26.51%) HTML
2 22 (26.51%) WCF
3 19 (22.89%) .NET Framework
4 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
5 17 (20.48%) WinForms
6 14 (16.87%) jQuery
6 14 (16.87%) Web Services
6 14 (16.87%) WPF
7 13 (15.66%) XML
8 12 (14.46%) Entity Framework
9 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (10.84%) CSS
11 8 (9.64%) HTML5
12 7 (8.43%) Ajax
12 7 (8.43%) NHibernate
12 7 (8.43%) STL
13 6 (7.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (7.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (10.84%) Fixed Income
4 6 (7.23%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.23%) Derivative
4 6 (7.23%) Equities
4 6 (7.23%) Swaptions
5 5 (6.02%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.61%) Kindle
7 3 (3.61%) Market Risk
7 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.61%) Reinsurance
8 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.41%) iPad
8 2 (2.41%) Statistics
9 1 (1.20%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Unix
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 11 (13.25%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.61%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) OOD
3 25 (30.12%) OO
4 24 (28.92%) Multithreading
5 22 (26.51%) Risk Management
6 21 (25.30%) SDLC
7 19 (22.89%) TDD
8 18 (21.69%) Scrum
9 17 (20.48%) Migration
10 15 (18.07%) MVC
11 12 (14.46%) Electronic Trading
12 11 (13.25%) MVVM
13 10 (12.05%) Low Latency
13 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
14 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
15 8 (9.64%) Automated Testing
15 8 (9.64%) High Availability
16 7 (8.43%) BDD
16 7 (8.43%) OOP
16 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (56.63%) SQL
2 42 (50.60%) C#
3 26 (31.33%) Java
4 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.46%) C++
6 11 (13.25%) T-SQL
7 8 (9.64%) XAML
8 5 (6.02%) Apple Swift
8 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.61%) ANSI SQL
9 3 (3.61%) Groovy
9 3 (3.61%) Perl
10 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.41%) XPath
11 1 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) MCPD
2 5 (6.02%) MCSD
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Foglight
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
1 14 (16.87%) Sybase
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle
3 6 (7.23%) Cognizant
4 3 (3.61%) Pega
4 3 (3.61%) Telerik
5 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 1 (1.20%) Actimize
6 1 (1.20%) Aquila
6 1 (1.20%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.20%) Murex
6 1 (1.20%) Perforce
6 1 (1.20%) Splunk