The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 15 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.14% 3.48% 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 26.92% 26.67% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £330 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £309 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year
-59.37% -
N-Tier
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
26 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.81% 13.04% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 24
Average daily rate £293 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.26 £27.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.61% -58.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £10.45 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £11.70 £35.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 4 £320 -3.03% 1
Cannock - - - -
N-Tier
West Midlands

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
4 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
4 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) AccuRev
5 5 (45.45%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) Resource Management
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
6 4 (36.36%) SOA
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (36.36%) CSS
6 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) XSLT
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) jQuery
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) WCF
7 3 (27.27%) CSS3
8 2 (18.18%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Back Office
1 2 (18.18%) Games
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Software Development Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) XHTML
4 2 (18.18%) WinForms
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) WURFL
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
1 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Resource Management
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Document Management
4 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
4 2 (18.18%) SEO
4 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) AccuRev
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft