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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 153 115 129
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +14
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 5 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.57% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 1.88% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 4
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£400 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
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%
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
1031 903 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 30.07% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 473 375
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -13 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Manchester -16 1 - - 9
Lancashire - 1 £593 - 1
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (72.73%) C#
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) VB
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (50.00%) Open Source
4 10 (45.45%) Resource Management
4 10 (45.45%) OOP
4 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (22.73%) SOAP
5 5 (22.73%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) JSON
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 4 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) REST
7 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) OO
7 3 (13.64%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Teamcenter
1 1 (4.55%) ENOVIA
1 1 (4.55%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) GPRS
2 1 (4.55%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mockito
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Introscope
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Military
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (45.45%) .NET Team Leader
1 10 (45.45%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (45.45%) Team Leader
1 10 (45.45%) Software Team Leader
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (22.73%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
4 4 (18.18%) REST
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.64%) WinForms
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.55%) JAX-RS
7 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) HPUX
2 2 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Open Source
2 10 (45.45%) Resource Management
2 10 (45.45%) OOP
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) VB
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.55%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.55%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) PTC
4 1 (4.55%) Siemens
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Compuware