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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
N-Tier
England / North West
Rank - 147 135
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 0 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.58% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.08% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

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
788 1214 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.95% 32.08% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 701 521
Median daily rate £388 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing N-Tier as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for N-Tier.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Angular 2
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft