The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 129 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
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£350 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £351 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £438 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +13.17%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
814 581 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.90% 23.33% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 357 338
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 68
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.98 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.75
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 West

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the South West

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Wiltshire -2 3 £540 +23.42% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £330 -
Somerset +1 2 £279 -34.41% 7
Bristol -6 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (66.67%) MVC
2 13 (61.90%) CSS
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Banking
6 6 (28.57%) jQuery
6 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Perl
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (28.57%) UNIX
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
7 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Validation
7 5 (23.81%) Migration
7 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Clustering
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) SAN
7 5 (23.81%) Ingres
7 5 (23.81%) VMS
7 5 (23.81%) NFS
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) CGI

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (23.81%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) HTTPS
1 5 (23.81%) PuTTY
1 5 (23.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 5 (23.81%) Ingres
2 5 (23.81%) JasperReports
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) PHPUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) CSS
2 8 (38.10%) HTML
3 6 (28.57%) jQuery
4 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
4 5 (23.81%) CGI
4 5 (23.81%) JDBC
4 5 (23.81%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) Laravel
4 5 (23.81%) DAO
5 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.76%) COM
8 1 (4.76%) XML
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.76%) REST
8 1 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (4.76%) HTML5
8 1 (4.76%) WCF
8 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) VMS
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) MVC
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) OO
3 5 (23.81%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) Document Management
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Perl
3 5 (23.81%) PHP
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) Korn
3 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) XAML
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (23.81%) NFS
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (23.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle