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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 123 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 8 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.70% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 2.56% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
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£270 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £228 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £473 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -
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
825 741 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.22% 27.23% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 421 367
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Manchester -6 5 £265 +6.00% 8
Cheshire -4 2 £376 +15.53% 1
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) C#
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 7 (53.85%) RESTful
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 6 (46.15%) OO
7 5 (38.46%) TDD
7 5 (38.46%) HTML5
7 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (30.77%) Ajax
8 4 (30.77%) SOA
8 4 (30.77%) MVC
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
8 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (23.08%) SOAP
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (15.38%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
3 2 (15.38%) Informix
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) Introscope
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Mockito
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (69.23%) CSS
5 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 7 (53.85%) RESTful
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (38.46%) HTML5
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (30.77%) Ajax
8 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (23.08%) SOAP
9 3 (23.08%) JSON
10 2 (15.38%) Autofac
10 2 (15.38%) PowerMock
10 2 (15.38%) JAX-RS
10 2 (15.38%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Online Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) ATDD
5 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) OOD
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Compuware
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Perforce
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) SAP