The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 137 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 9 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.69% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £502 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £125.00 - £51.50
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
962 708 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.66% 26.37% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 414 315
Average daily rate £378 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £511 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 61
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the North West

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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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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
Cheshire +2 7 £350 +7.76% 3
Manchester -9 1 - - 4
N-Tier
England

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (83.33%) C#
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (44.44%) CSS
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 7 (38.89%) RESTful
7 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (33.33%) jQuery
7 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (33.33%) SOAP
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) OO
8 5 (27.78%) Web Services
8 5 (27.78%) XML
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) JSON
8 5 (27.78%) HTML5
8 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (27.78%) REST
8 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (22.22%) Open Source
9 4 (22.22%) Ajax

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
1 1 (5.56%) ENOVIA
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.56%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) GPRS
3 1 (5.56%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
3 2 (11.11%) Informix
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Mockito
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Introscope
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (44.44%) CSS
5 7 (38.89%) RESTful
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 6 (33.33%) SOAP
6 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) JSON
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) XML
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (27.78%) REST
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (22.22%) Ajax
9 3 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Online Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows CE
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) TDD
2 5 (27.78%) OO
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) SOA
3 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) ATDD
5 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (22.22%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) VCP4
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Compuware
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Perforce
4 1 (5.56%) PTC
4 1 (5.56%) Siemens
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects