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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 494 513 426
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -87
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 132 99 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.61% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 68 105
Average daily rate £375 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £125.00 -

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +25 120 £375 -6.25% 60
London +13 35 £480 -16.52% 15
West Midlands +4 27 £355 +1.42% 9
Staffordshire +12 23 £350 - 4
South East +6 23 £335 -10.66% 7
East of England - 15 £425 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 15 £350 - 4
Hampshire +7 9 £350 -36.36% 5
South West +4 9 £325 -7.14% 8
Cambridge - 9 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 9 £550 -
East Sussex +12 8 £335 +11.66%
North West -16 8 £325 -3.77% 15
Hastings - 8 £335 -
Wales -4 7 £383 +39.09% 1
Manchester -10 6 £325 - 11
Cardiff -5 5 £365 +32.72% 1
South Wales -8 5 £365 +32.72% 1
Devon - 5 £325 - 1
Bristol +2 4 £375 -6.25% 4
Scotland -3 4 £300 +2.56% 1
Leeds -9 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £350 - 1
Surrey -12 3 £420 +8.31% 1
Edinburgh -12 3 - -
Yorkshire -20 3 £350 - 2
Bolton - 3 £313 -
Andover - 3 £425 -
Essex - 3 £275 -
Birmingham -2 2 £376 -20.94% 3

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 155 (53.08%) .NET
2 140 (47.95%) C#
3 136 (46.58%) JavaScript
4 132 (45.21%) SQL
5 115 (39.38%) HTML
6 113 (38.70%) SQL Server
7 108 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (30.48%) ASP.NET
9 84 (28.77%) CSS
10 77 (26.37%) MVC
11 76 (26.03%) OO
12 74 (25.34%) Java
13 68 (23.29%) TDD
14 67 (22.95%) Web Services
15 61 (20.89%) .NET Framework
16 60 (20.55%) Finance
17 59 (20.21%) Microsoft
18 57 (19.52%) Windows
19 53 (18.15%) SOA
20 51 (17.47%) jQuery
21 49 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
21 49 (16.78%) HTML5
22 48 (16.44%) XML
23 42 (14.38%) Oracle
24 41 (14.04%) SDLC
25 40 (13.70%) High Availability
26 39 (13.36%) WCF
27 36 (12.33%) WinForms
27 36 (12.33%) Web Development
27 36 (12.33%) Entity Framework

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (7.53%) IIS
2 17 (5.82%) Node.js
2 17 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.79%) JBoss
4 13 (4.45%) Apache
5 9 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.37%) CMS
8 4 (1.37%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.79%) MS Office
3 7 (2.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.71%) Office 365
3 3 (1.03%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.11%) HTTP
2 3 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) 2G
3 2 (0.68%) 3G
3 2 (0.68%) 4G
3 2 (0.68%) Broadband
3 2 (0.68%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) SMTP
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (38.70%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.93%) Relational Database
3 28 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (5.14%) Oracle Database
6 15 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (4.45%) RDBMS
8 12 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (3.77%) OLTP
10 10 (3.42%) DB2
10 10 (3.42%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.42%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (2.74%) CouchDB
12 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.51%) JIRA
4 13 (4.45%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.42%) Selenium
6 9 (3.08%) Subversion
7 8 (2.74%) NUnit
8 7 (2.40%) Concordion
9 6 (2.05%) Jasmine
9 6 (2.05%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.37%) Xcode
12 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.03%) JMeter
12 3 (1.03%) WebLOAD
13 2 (0.68%) Maven
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (20.55%) Finance
2 27 (9.25%) Banking
3 19 (6.51%) Front Office
4 10 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.74%) Retail
6 7 (2.40%) Back Office
7 5 (1.71%) Military
8 4 (1.37%) Law
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
9 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 3 (1.03%) International Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 212 (72.60%) Developer
2 71 (24.32%) .NET Developer
3 62 (21.23%) C# Developer
4 43 (14.73%) Java Developer
5 38 (13.01%) Senior Developer
6 35 (11.99%) C# .NET Developer
7 31 (10.62%) Web Developer
8 30 (10.27%) SQL Developer
9 29 (9.93%) Architect
10 25 (8.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (7.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (7.19%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (6.16%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 17 (5.82%) Software Developer
14 16 (5.48%) HTML Developer
15 15 (5.14%) SQL Server Developer
16 13 (4.45%) Analyst
17 12 (4.11%) HTML CSS Developer
18 11 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (53.08%) .NET
2 115 (39.38%) HTML
3 89 (30.48%) ASP.NET
4 84 (28.77%) CSS
5 67 (22.95%) Web Services
6 61 (20.89%) .NET Framework
7 51 (17.47%) jQuery
8 49 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (16.78%) HTML5
9 48 (16.44%) XML
10 39 (13.36%) WCF
11 36 (12.33%) Entity Framework
11 36 (12.33%) WinForms
12 35 (11.99%) Ajax
13 30 (10.27%) ASP.NET Web API
14 29 (9.93%) CSS3
15 27 (9.25%) RESTful
16 23 (7.88%) Spring
17 17 (5.82%) Middleware
17 17 (5.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.08%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.05%) Clustering
7 6 (2.05%) Derivative
7 6 (2.05%) Equities
7 6 (2.05%) HACMP
7 6 (2.05%) Swaptions
7 6 (2.05%) User Experience
8 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.37%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.03%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.52%) Windows
2 35 (11.99%) Unix
3 27 (9.25%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.48%) Linux
5 9 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.74%) Solaris
7 7 (2.40%) AIX
7 7 (2.40%) Android
7 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (26.37%) MVC
3 76 (26.03%) OO
4 68 (23.29%) TDD
5 53 (18.15%) SOA
6 41 (14.04%) SDLC
7 40 (13.70%) High Availability
8 36 (12.33%) Web Development
9 35 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (11.30%) Unit Testing
11 31 (10.62%) Scrum
12 30 (10.27%) Migration
12 30 (10.27%) OOD
13 28 (9.59%) E-Commerce
14 26 (8.90%) Multithreading
14 26 (8.90%) Performance Testing
15 24 (8.22%) BDD
16 22 (7.53%) Risk Management
16 22 (7.53%) Service Delivery
17 19 (6.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 140 (47.95%) C#
2 136 (46.58%) JavaScript
3 132 (45.21%) SQL
4 74 (25.34%) Java
5 34 (11.64%) T-SQL
6 30 (10.27%) VB.NET
7 25 (8.56%) TypeScript
8 22 (7.53%) C
9 19 (6.51%) C++
10 18 (6.16%) VB
11 14 (4.79%) ActionScript
12 12 (4.11%) VBA
13 10 (3.42%) PowerShell
13 10 (3.42%) VBScript
14 9 (3.08%) Perl
15 8 (2.74%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (2.74%) ANSI SQL
15 8 (2.74%) XAML
16 5 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (7.88%) Degree
2 19 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.71%) ISEB
6 5 (1.71%) MCPD
6 5 (1.71%) MCSD
7 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.74%) Docker
3 6 (2.05%) GPFS
4 3 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 8 (2.74%) MOM
2 1 (0.34%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.34%) Foglight
2 1 (0.34%) logstash
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.38%) Oracle
3 22 (7.53%) Sybase
4 17 (5.82%) Pega
5 15 (5.14%) VMware
6 10 (3.42%) Intel
7 9 (3.08%) Adobe
8 8 (2.74%) IBM
9 7 (2.40%) NetApp
10 6 (2.05%) Cognizant
11 5 (1.71%) Telerik
12 3 (1.03%) HP
12 3 (1.03%) Perforce
13 2 (0.68%) DevExpress
13 2 (0.68%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.68%) Informatica
14 1 (0.34%) Appcelerator
14 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.34%) Splunk
14 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
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Bristol
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