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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 474 435 335
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -100
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 102 132 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.86% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 147
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£350 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £301 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £125.00 - £51.50

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -48 95 £350 -13.84% 59
South East -16 31 £318 -9.28% 5
London -26 30 £500 - 17
West Midlands -2 15 £338 +6.71% 8
North West -16 9 £350 +7.76% 6
South West -23 8 £338 -18.18% 9
Berkshire +3 7 £294 -9.61%
Cheshire +2 7 £350 +7.76% 1
Warwickshire +2 7 £325 +12.06% 3
Hampshire -8 7 £550 +80.32% 2
East Sussex - 7 £300 -
Brighton - 7 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £288 -28.12% 1
Reading +5 5 £325 -
East Midlands +4 5 £363 - 3
Staffordshire 0 5 £400 +30.08% 3
Surrey +2 4 £375 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -11 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Milton Keynes -14 4 £275 -31.25% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £363 -
Shropshire - 4 £363 -
Scotland -8 3 £293 -22.00% 1
East of England -13 3 £288 -23.33% 4
City of London +7 2 £500 -2.43% 4
Glasgow +1 2 £310 +12.72% 1
Bristol -8 2 £400 +14.28% 3
Cambridge - 2 £288 -
Birmingham - 2 £475 - 1
Chester - 2 £376 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £288 -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 126 (49.61%) .NET
2 118 (46.46%) C#
3 102 (40.16%) SQL Server
4 101 (39.76%) OO
5 96 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (35.04%) SQL
7 88 (34.65%) JavaScript
8 74 (29.13%) ASP.NET
9 70 (27.56%) MVC
10 69 (27.17%) Web Services
11 68 (26.77%) Java
12 62 (24.41%) Microsoft
13 59 (23.23%) HTML
14 57 (22.44%) Oracle
15 53 (20.87%) CSS
15 53 (20.87%) TDD
16 51 (20.08%) SOA
17 49 (19.29%) XML
18 46 (18.11%) Windows
18 46 (18.11%) jQuery
19 39 (15.35%) Finance
19 39 (15.35%) Spring
20 38 (14.96%) Scrum
21 37 (14.57%) UNIX
22 35 (13.78%) Banking
22 35 (13.78%) .NET Framework
23 33 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
24 31 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
25 30 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
25 30 (11.81%) Relational Database

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (6.69%) Tomcat
2 14 (5.51%) Apache
3 12 (4.72%) IIS
4 10 (3.94%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.76%) JBoss
6 7 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.57%) CMS
10 3 (1.18%) MQSI
10 3 (1.18%) Jetty
10 3 (1.18%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.79%) Confluence
11 2 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 28 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.30%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) Windchill
5 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Staffware
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) Summit
3 1 (0.39%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.39%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.51%) HTTP
2 10 (3.94%) SAN
3 6 (2.36%) BGP
3 6 (2.36%) Firewall
3 6 (2.36%) NAS
3 6 (2.36%) Multicast
4 5 (1.97%) ATM
5 4 (1.57%) DNS
5 4 (1.57%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.57%) PuTTY
5 4 (1.57%) SSH
6 3 (1.18%) LDAP
7 2 (0.79%) Internet
7 2 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.39%) UMTS
8 1 (0.39%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (40.16%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (11.81%) Relational Database
4 27 (10.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (8.27%) RDBMS
6 15 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.33%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.94%) DB2
9 9 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.76%) MySQL
11 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (2.76%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.36%) OLTP
13 5 (1.97%) EDRMS
14 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.57%) Ingres
14 4 (1.57%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 30 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.69%) NUnit
4 16 (6.30%) Subversion
5 15 (5.91%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.72%) JUnit
6 12 (4.72%) JIRA
7 11 (4.33%) Maven
8 8 (3.15%) jMock
9 5 (1.97%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.97%) Selenium
10 4 (1.57%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.57%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.18%) Mockito
11 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.18%) Hudson
11 3 (1.18%) Xcode
11 3 (1.18%) Serena SBM
11 3 (1.18%) Ant
General
1 39 (15.35%) Finance
2 35 (13.78%) Banking
3 20 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.72%) Front Office
4 12 (4.72%) Back Office
4 12 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.36%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.97%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Marketing
8 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Electronics
9 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (65.35%) Developer
2 59 (23.23%) .NET Developer
3 42 (16.54%) Architect
4 39 (15.35%) Java Developer
5 33 (12.99%) C# Developer
6 20 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (6.69%) Technical Architect
8 14 (5.51%) Web Developer
8 14 (5.51%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.12%) Analyst
9 13 (5.12%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.76%) Applications Developer
12 7 (2.76%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.76%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (2.36%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.36%) .NET Web Developer
14 5 (1.97%) Infrastructure Architect
14 5 (1.97%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (49.61%) .NET
2 74 (29.13%) ASP.NET
3 69 (27.17%) Web Services
4 59 (23.23%) HTML
5 53 (20.87%) CSS
6 49 (19.29%) XML
7 46 (18.11%) jQuery
8 39 (15.35%) Spring
9 35 (13.78%) .NET Framework
10 28 (11.02%) WCF
11 26 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (9.45%) REST
12 24 (9.45%) SOAP
13 22 (8.66%) J2EE
13 22 (8.66%) Ajax
13 22 (8.66%) Hibernate
14 21 (8.27%) Middleware
15 19 (7.48%) WPF
16 16 (6.30%) Servlets
17 15 (5.91%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (6.30%) Open Source
3 15 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.72%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.94%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (3.54%) Equities
6 9 (3.54%) Derivative
7 8 (3.15%) Clustering
7 8 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.76%) iPhone
9 6 (2.36%) User Experience
9 6 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.36%) Grid Computing
9 6 (2.36%) PKI
10 5 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.57%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.18%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.18%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.11%) Windows
2 37 (14.57%) UNIX
3 23 (9.06%) Linux
4 11 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.94%) Android
6 8 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.97%) VMS
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.79%) AIX
10 2 (0.79%) Solaris
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (39.76%) OO
2 96 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (27.56%) MVC
4 53 (20.87%) TDD
5 51 (20.08%) SOA
6 38 (14.96%) Scrum
7 33 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (11.42%) Unit Testing
9 25 (9.84%) UML
9 25 (9.84%) OOD
10 22 (8.66%) Release Management
11 17 (6.69%) Service Management
11 17 (6.69%) ITIL
12 16 (6.30%) Waterfall
12 16 (6.30%) Analytics
13 15 (5.91%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.51%) CRM
15 13 (5.12%) OOP
15 13 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 118 (46.46%) C#
2 89 (35.04%) SQL
3 88 (34.65%) JavaScript
4 68 (26.77%) Java
5 16 (6.30%) T-SQL
6 15 (5.91%) VB.NET
7 13 (5.12%) VB
8 11 (4.33%) VBA
9 9 (3.54%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.15%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.15%) VBScript
11 7 (2.76%) Perl
11 7 (2.76%) C++
11 7 (2.76%) XPath
12 5 (1.97%) PHP
12 5 (1.97%) XQuery
13 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.57%) Korn
14 3 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (11.02%) Degree
2 25 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.76%) VCP4
5 6 (2.36%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) COBIT
3 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (1.57%) NFS
4 2 (0.79%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.76%) logstash
1 7 (2.76%) Kibana
2 4 (1.57%) Puppet
3 2 (0.79%) MOM
4 1 (0.39%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 57 (22.44%) Oracle
3 9 (3.54%) SAP
3 9 (3.54%) VMware
4 8 (3.15%) Telerik
4 8 (3.15%) IBM
4 8 (3.15%) Sybase
5 6 (2.36%) Intel
6 5 (1.97%) Apple
7 4 (1.57%) BEA
8 3 (1.18%) Vitria
8 3 (1.18%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.18%) Google
8 3 (1.18%) Perforce
8 3 (1.18%) Serena
8 3 (1.18%) Pega
8 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.79%) Sencha
9 2 (0.79%) NetApp
9 2 (0.79%) DataSynapse
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