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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 207 215 190
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 31 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.91% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 19
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £419 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £365 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.50
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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
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Surrey 0 8 £395 -5.38%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £406 +10.16%
Hampshire -21 7 £550 +46.66% 2
East Sussex - 7 £300 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (42.11%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
2 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 15 (39.47%) OO
3 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) UNIX
5 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.95%) Service Management
6 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
6 11 (28.95%) CSS
6 11 (28.95%) Oracle
7 10 (26.32%) SOA
7 10 (26.32%) MVC
7 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 8 (21.05%) WCF
8 8 (21.05%) XML
9 7 (18.42%) Servlets
9 7 (18.42%) Java
9 7 (18.42%) Spring
10 6 (15.79%) TDD
10 6 (15.79%) Multimedia
10 6 (15.79%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) ITSM
10 6 (15.79%) PKI
10 6 (15.79%) QA
10 6 (15.79%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) Jetty
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
1 6 (15.79%) SAN
1 6 (15.79%) BGP
1 6 (15.79%) NAS
1 6 (15.79%) Multicast
2 5 (13.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) OLTP
2 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.26%) MarkLogic
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) BaseX
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.16%) Subversion
2 4 (10.53%) NUnit
2 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.63%) NCrunch
3 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 6 (15.79%) Multimedia
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Publishing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Architect
5 3 (7.89%) CRM Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) HTML
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) WCF
3 8 (21.05%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) Servlets
4 7 (18.42%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) Middleware
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (13.16%) XSLT
6 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 4 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (7.89%) JPA
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
9 2 (5.26%) J2EE
10 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.63%) Worklight
10 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) PKI
1 6 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.26%) HACMP
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) UNIX
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
4 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) OO
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Service Management
4 10 (26.32%) SOA
4 10 (26.32%) MVC
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) ITSM
5 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 6 (15.79%) Data Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) SIEM
5 6 (15.79%) Analytics
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (13.16%) Web Development
6 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
6 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) XQuery
5 5 (13.16%) XPath
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Intel
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM