The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 217 211 218
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 27 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.24% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 20
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £46.00 -
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2654 2170 2455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.53% 25.22% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1158 1083
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 114 183
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.44 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £42.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the South East

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the South East region.

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £400 +10.72%
Oxfordshire - 8 £275 - 4
Surrey -7 2 £390 - 1
Hampshire -14 1 £350 +12.00% 3
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
N-Tier
England

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 39 (68.42%) C#
2 34 (59.65%) .NET
3 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET
4 31 (54.39%) Oracle
5 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (49.12%) OO
6 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (47.37%) SQL
8 26 (45.61%) MVC
9 25 (43.86%) SOA
10 24 (42.11%) TDD
11 23 (40.35%) Scrum
12 22 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (38.60%) Coaching
13 21 (36.84%) WCF
14 19 (33.33%) HTML
15 18 (31.58%) PL/SQL
16 17 (29.82%) Domain-Driven Design
17 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
17 16 (28.07%) Web Development
18 15 (26.32%) BDD
19 14 (24.56%) People Management
19 14 (24.56%) Finance
19 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
20 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
20 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
21 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
21 11 (19.30%) Matrix Management
21 11 (19.30%) Oracle Applications
21 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (7.02%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.51%) CICS
5 1 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
1 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.51%) OLTP
6 1 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
1 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.28%) NUnit
3 4 (7.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.75%) International Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Development Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Web Development Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Web Manager
4 11 (19.30%) Architect
5 9 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (14.04%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 7 (12.28%) C# Developer
8 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
8 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
9 5 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (7.02%) C# Programmer
10 4 (7.02%) Programmer
10 4 (7.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 4 (7.02%) .NET Programmer
10 4 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (5.26%) Technical Manager
11 3 (5.26%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) .NET
2 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET
3 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (36.84%) WCF
5 19 (33.33%) HTML
6 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
6 11 (19.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 10 (17.54%) CSS
8 9 (15.79%) Web Services
8 9 (15.79%) Dojo
8 9 (15.79%) REST
9 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (14.04%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (10.53%) Worklight
11 5 (8.77%) XML
11 5 (8.77%) XSLT
11 5 (8.77%) jQuery
12 4 (7.02%) Kendo UI
12 4 (7.02%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) HACMP
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.51%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) AIX
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) OO
1 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) MVC
3 25 (43.86%) SOA
4 24 (42.11%) TDD
5 23 (40.35%) Scrum
6 22 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (38.60%) Coaching
7 17 (29.82%) Domain-Driven Design
8 16 (28.07%) Web Development
9 15 (26.32%) BDD
10 14 (24.56%) People Management
11 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
11 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
12 11 (19.30%) Matrix Management
13 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
14 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
14 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
15 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
16 4 (7.02%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) C#
2 27 (47.37%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.75%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) IBM
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) NetApp
4 4 (7.02%) Telerik
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.51%) EMC
5 2 (3.51%) Intel
5 2 (3.51%) BMC
6 1 (1.75%) SAP