The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 129 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.90% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate £375 £248 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £315 £343
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.16%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
N-Tier
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -12 1 £478 +36.57%
Manchester -15 1 - - 6
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (84.62%) C#
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) TDD
2 16 (61.54%) WPF
3 14 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) WCF
5 12 (46.15%) MVC
5 12 (46.15%) WinForms
5 12 (46.15%) HTML
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (42.31%) Silverlight
6 11 (42.31%) Unit Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
7 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (38.46%) OO
7 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) jQuery
8 8 (30.77%) HTML5
8 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 6 (23.08%) CSS
10 6 (23.08%) MVVM
11 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
11 5 (19.23%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) DataStage
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) NMock
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Moq
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) WPF Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) ASP Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) WPF
3 14 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
4 13 (50.00%) WCF
5 12 (46.15%) WinForms
5 12 (46.15%) HTML
6 11 (42.31%) Silverlight
7 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (30.77%) jQuery
8 8 (30.77%) HTML5
9 6 (23.08%) CSS
10 5 (19.23%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (19.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 5 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 3 (11.54%) Web Services
12 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (7.69%) XML
12 2 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
3 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.85%) W3C
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) SUSE
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) TDD
2 12 (46.15%) MVC
3 11 (42.31%) Unit Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
4 10 (38.46%) OO
5 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 6 (23.08%) MVVM
7 5 (19.23%) SOA
8 2 (7.69%) OOD
8 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.85%) Scrum
9 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Release Management
9 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C#
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
5 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.69%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) XPath
7 1 (3.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (3.85%) Java
7 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) DevExpress
3 4 (15.38%) Telerik
4 3 (11.54%) Typemock
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) JBoss
6 1 (3.85%) F5