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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 121 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 12 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.63% 2.55% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £630 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year
-59.37% -
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
736 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.73% 21.57% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 313 332
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 74
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.69 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 2014. 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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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
Manchester +1 8 £323 -0.76% 3
Cheshire -2 4 £340 +4.61% 7
Merseyside - - - -
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 (65.22%) C#
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 12 (52.17%) WPF
4 11 (47.83%) .NET
5 10 (43.48%) Oracle
6 9 (39.13%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
6 9 (39.13%) SOA
6 9 (39.13%) WinForms
6 9 (39.13%) MVVM
7 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (34.78%) Release Management
7 8 (34.78%) WCF
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (34.78%) WebLogic Integration
7 8 (34.78%) TIBCO
7 8 (34.78%) SUSE
7 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
7 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
7 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
7 8 (34.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (34.78%) Statistical Analysis
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
7 8 (34.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 8 (34.78%) FTP
7 8 (34.78%) Apache
7 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
7 8 (34.78%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 8 (34.78%) WebLogic
1 8 (34.78%) Apache
1 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
1 8 (34.78%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) MS Access
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.70%) WinForms Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) WPF
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) WinForms
4 8 (34.78%) WCF
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
7 2 (8.70%) LINQ
7 2 (8.70%) jQuery
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (8.70%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) CSS
7 2 (8.70%) Web Services
7 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) RIA
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) HPUX
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) TDD
2 9 (39.13%) MVVM
2 9 (39.13%) SOA
3 8 (34.78%) Statistical Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) Release Management
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Test-First Development
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (8.70%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
3 8 (34.78%) VB
3 8 (34.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) TIBCO
3 4 (17.39%) Telerik
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Sybase
4 2 (8.70%) SAP