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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 132 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 1.31% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 6
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£400 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +41.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 -4 11 £400 +23.07% 4
Manchester -7 5 £338 - 4
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (69.57%) C#
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) VB
3 13 (56.52%) Open Source
4 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) OOP
5 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
5 10 (43.48%) Resource Management
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) SOAP
6 7 (30.43%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) HTML
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) JSON
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) SOA
9 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Selenium
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.04%) WebSphere
1 3 (13.04%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Windchill
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP PLM
1 1 (4.35%) ENOVIA
1 1 (4.35%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) GPRS
4 1 (4.35%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) Informix
3 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) SonarQube
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.04%) Mockito
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Introscope
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
1 10 (43.48%) Software Team Leader
1 10 (43.48%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (43.48%) Team Leader
1 10 (43.48%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (43.48%) Software Development Team Leader
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) .NET Framework
3 7 (30.43%) SOAP
3 7 (30.43%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) JSON
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) REST
6 3 (13.04%) PowerMock
6 3 (13.04%) JAX-RS
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (13.04%) RESTful
6 3 (13.04%) Spring
6 3 (13.04%) WinForms
6 3 (13.04%) JDBC
6 3 (13.04%) Servlets
6 3 (13.04%) XSL
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) SUSE
2 2 (8.70%) HPUX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) OOP
1 10 (43.48%) Resource Management
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Release Management
5 3 (13.04%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
7 1 (4.35%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 14 (60.87%) VB
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) Compuware
4 3 (13.04%) Perforce
5 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.35%) PTC
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) Apple