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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 132 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 7 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.60% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 2.11% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
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£270 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £220 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £480 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £354 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +7.19%
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
852 804 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.53% 28.39% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 421 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 57
Average hourly rate £16.78 £20.00 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +9.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -12 5 £265 +6.00% 2
Cheshire +3 1 £376 +15.53%
Lancashire -22 1 £300 +9.09%
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) CSS
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) OO
5 6 (42.86%) SOA
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (35.71%) HTML5
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) Ajax
7 4 (28.57%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (21.43%) VB
8 3 (21.43%) HPUX
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (21.43%) Apache
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
1 3 (21.43%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) MS Access
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Mockito
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Introscope
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 5 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (28.57%) Ajax
7 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (14.29%) REST
8 2 (14.29%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) Autofac
8 2 (14.29%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (14.29%) LINQ
9 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) HPUX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) ATDD
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Refactoring
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) VB
5 3 (21.43%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) Compuware
4 1 (7.14%) Perforce