The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 438 434 362
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -72
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 175 152 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.94% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 98 143
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£400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend

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

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend

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

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the UK

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing N-Tier within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

N-Tier Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend

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

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

N-Tier
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England +2 170 £400 +6.66% 50
London +26 86 £475 +18.75% 17
West Midlands -3 23 £400 +21.21% 6
South East -11 23 £350 -12.50% 3
City of London +10 18 £500 +11.11% 1
North West -15 16 £400 +6.66% 9
East of England +6 15 £550 +27.90% 2
West Yorkshire -6 15 £350 +22.80% 2
Yorkshire -12 15 £350 +22.27% 2
Staffordshire 0 14 £400 +21.21%
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £275 -27.63%
Cheshire -4 11 £400 +23.07% 4
Suffolk +14 10 £550 +29.41%
Ipswich +12 10 £550 +29.41%
East Midlands -6 10 £400 +33.33% 10
Shropshire - 10 £400 -
Derbyshire - 10 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes -3 8 £249 -34.53%
Hampshire +2 7 £425 +4.16% 1
Bradford - 7 £350 - 2
Manchester -7 5 £338 - 4
Warwickshire - 5 £325 - 3
Canary Wharf - 5 £520 -
Surrey +7 4 £400 -
Essex +6 4 £375 +7.14%
Warwick - 4 £325 -
Scotland -3 3 £325 +4.83% 5
Docklands, London - 3 £550 -
Brentwood - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh 0 2 £325 +16.07% 3

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 159 (58.89%) .NET
2 144 (53.33%) C#
3 121 (44.81%) SQL Server
4 91 (33.70%) SQL
5 86 (31.85%) JavaScript
6 85 (31.48%) OO
6 85 (31.48%) Microsoft
7 79 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (27.41%) .NET Framework
9 71 (26.30%) MVC
9 71 (26.30%) Java
10 70 (25.93%) ASP.NET
10 70 (25.93%) XML
11 68 (25.19%) Web Services
12 60 (22.22%) Finance
13 59 (21.85%) TDD
14 56 (20.74%) Oracle
15 48 (17.78%) Windows
16 47 (17.41%) Unit Testing
17 44 (16.30%) jQuery
18 43 (15.93%) HTML
19 42 (15.56%) WCF
20 41 (15.19%) CSS
20 41 (15.19%) Banking
21 38 (14.07%) SOA
22 37 (13.70%) UNIX
23 36 (13.33%) SOAP
23 36 (13.33%) OOD
24 33 (12.22%) SQL Server 2008
24 33 (12.22%) Linux

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 21 (7.78%) IIS
2 18 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.81%) Apache
4 9 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.33%) CMS
4 9 (3.33%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.22%) JBoss
6 5 (1.85%) Documentum
7 4 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.48%) EPiServer CMS
7 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.11%) Jetty
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.37%) MQSI
Applications
1 28 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.85%) MS Office
4 3 (1.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) Windchill
5 1 (0.37%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Staffware
3 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) HFM
3 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.37%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.07%) HTTP
2 8 (2.96%) Firewall
3 7 (2.59%) SAN
3 7 (2.59%) NAS
4 5 (1.85%) Internet
5 4 (1.48%) Multicast
5 4 (1.48%) BGP
5 4 (1.48%) ATM
5 4 (1.48%) FTP
6 3 (1.11%) LDAP
6 3 (1.11%) VLAN
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) GPRS
7 1 (0.37%) SMS
7 1 (0.37%) UMTS
7 1 (0.37%) CTI
7 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (44.81%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 23 (8.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (7.78%) DB2
6 20 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 19 (7.04%) RDBMS
8 18 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (2.59%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 7 (2.59%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (2.59%) OLTP
11 7 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.59%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.22%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (2.22%) MySQL
13 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 23 (8.52%) Subversion
2 21 (7.78%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.56%) JUnit
5 13 (4.81%) Maven
6 11 (4.07%) NUnit
7 9 (3.33%) Selenium
8 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.59%) JIRA
9 7 (2.59%) jMock
10 5 (1.85%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.85%) Mockito
11 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (1.11%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.11%) Introscope
12 3 (1.11%) JMeter
12 3 (1.11%) TestNG
12 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 60 (22.22%) Finance
2 41 (15.19%) Banking
3 25 (9.26%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.30%) Front Office
5 15 (5.56%) Back Office
6 7 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.59%) Retail
7 5 (1.85%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.11%) Publishing
8 3 (1.11%) Legal
8 3 (1.11%) Military
9 2 (0.74%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 170 (62.96%) Developer
2 63 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 53 (19.63%) C# Developer
4 47 (17.41%) Java Developer
4 47 (17.41%) Architect
5 36 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (8.89%) Web Developer
7 17 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (5.93%) Applications Developer
8 16 (5.93%) .NET Web Developer
8 16 (5.93%) Team Leader
9 15 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
9 15 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (5.56%) Analyst
9 15 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
9 15 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
9 15 (5.56%) Software Development Team Leader
10 14 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.81%) Software Developer
12 12 (4.44%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (58.89%) .NET
2 74 (27.41%) .NET Framework
3 70 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 70 (25.93%) XML
4 68 (25.19%) Web Services
5 44 (16.30%) jQuery
6 43 (15.93%) HTML
7 42 (15.56%) WCF
8 41 (15.19%) CSS
9 36 (13.33%) SOAP
10 32 (11.85%) Ajax
11 30 (11.11%) Spring
12 27 (10.00%) REST
13 26 (9.63%) Middleware
14 25 (9.26%) J2EE
15 22 (8.15%) Servlets
16 20 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (7.04%) Hibernate
17 19 (7.04%) LINQ
18 18 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.74%) Open Source
2 27 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.15%) Client/Server
4 18 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (6.30%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.44%) Derivative
6 12 (4.44%) Equities
7 10 (3.70%) Clustering
8 8 (2.96%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (2.59%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (2.22%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.22%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.85%) HACMP
12 4 (1.48%) PKI
12 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.48%) User Experience
13 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.11%) Replication
13 3 (1.11%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.78%) Windows
2 37 (13.70%) UNIX
3 33 (12.22%) Linux
4 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.48%) Android
5 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.74%) SUSE
6 2 (0.74%) VMS
6 2 (0.74%) AIX
6 2 (0.74%) HPUX
6 2 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.48%) OO
2 79 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.30%) MVC
4 59 (21.85%) TDD
5 47 (17.41%) Unit Testing
6 38 (14.07%) SOA
7 36 (13.33%) OOD
8 28 (10.37%) Scrum
9 25 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.89%) OOP
11 23 (8.52%) Web Development
12 22 (8.15%) Multithreading
13 21 (7.78%) Software Engineering
14 20 (7.41%) Release Management
15 18 (6.67%) UML
16 17 (6.30%) Migration
16 17 (6.30%) Risk Management
17 14 (5.19%) Resource Management
17 14 (5.19%) Service Management
18 13 (4.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 144 (53.33%) C#
2 91 (33.70%) SQL
3 86 (31.85%) JavaScript
4 71 (26.30%) Java
5 33 (12.22%) VB
6 16 (5.93%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.56%) C++
7 15 (5.56%) XPath
8 9 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.85%) XQuery
9 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.48%) Perl
10 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.74%) Scala
11 2 (0.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.74%) C
12 1 (0.37%) COBOL
12 1 (0.37%) XAML
12 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (10.74%) Degree
2 22 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.74%) ISEB
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.74%) MCP
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) MOM
3 1 (0.37%) logstash
3 1 (0.37%) Kibana
Vendors
1 85 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.74%) Oracle
3 20 (7.41%) Sybase
4 14 (5.19%) IBM
5 9 (3.33%) Kofax
6 7 (2.59%) Intel
6 7 (2.59%) EPiServer
7 6 (2.22%) Pega
8 5 (1.85%) HP
8 5 (1.85%) EMC
8 5 (1.85%) VMware
9 4 (1.48%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.48%) BEA
10 3 (1.11%) SAP
10 3 (1.11%) Vitria
10 3 (1.11%) Veritas
10 3 (1.11%) Compuware
10 3 (1.11%) Perforce
10 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day +
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Anantha
Posted: 20 days ago