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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 20 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 10 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.65% 4.10% 8.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.23% 16.13% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
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£400 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £125.00 - £51.50
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
52 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.38% 25.41% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 15
Average daily rate £400 £311 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% -5.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.75 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £16.75 £8.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £16.75 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
N-Tier
West Midlands

N-Tier
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) Open Source
3 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) VB
5 4 (40.00%) WinForms
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Time Management
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) JSON

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Team Leader
1 8 (80.00%) Development Team Leader
1 8 (80.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 8 (80.00%) Software Team Leader
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (40.00%) WinForms
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (40.00%) Time Management
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft