The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 23 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.88% 1.12% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 3.23% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £354 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 47.37% 34.83% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 19
Average daily rate £300 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
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 Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing N-Tier across the Northern Ireland region.

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

N-Tier
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Android SDK
2 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (75.00%) iPhone SDK
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) iOS SDK
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Social Media
4 1 (25.00%) SMS

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Android Developer
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) iPhone SDK
2 3 (75.00%) iOS SDK
2 3 (75.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Google