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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 463 351 368
Rank change year-on-year
-112 +17
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 151 244 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 1.49% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 167 177
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £46.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.60% +29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year
-57.60% -

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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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 -83 146 £400 +4.57% 85
London -31 58 £513 +2.50% 24
South East -8 30 £388 +19.23% 13
Buckinghamshire 0 18 £448 +19.33%
West Midlands -22 18 £310 -3.12% 10
City of London +11 17 £450 +7.14% 7
Milton Keynes 0 12 £400 +6.66%
Warwickshire 0 11 £306 +13.42% 2
East of England -27 10 £493 +45.92% 6
North West -10 9 £323 +4.03% 11
Essex - 9 £493 - 2
East Midlands -12 8 £325 +8.33% 9
Oxfordshire - 8 £275 - 5
Manchester -5 7 £323 -0.76% 7
Leicestershire +3 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Staffordshire +3 6 £310 -6.06% 1
North East - 6 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £375 -
Warwick -1 5 £325 - 1
South West -27 5 £375 -21.05% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £499 -
Oxford - 4 £250 - 4
Stoke-on-Trent +1 3 £311 -5.68%
Poole - 3 £375 -
Leamington Spa - 3 £300 -
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £328 +11.48% 7
Surrey -5 2 £390 +30.00% 3
West Yorkshire -7 2 £328 +11.48% 5

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 166 (54.25%) .NET
2 161 (52.61%) C#
3 125 (40.85%) SQL
4 122 (39.87%) SQL Server
5 119 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (32.35%) ASP.NET
7 96 (31.37%) Oracle
7 96 (31.37%) OO
8 93 (30.39%) SOA
9 88 (28.76%) JavaScript
10 86 (28.10%) Web Services
11 84 (27.45%) Microsoft
12 80 (26.14%) MVC
12 80 (26.14%) TDD
13 77 (25.16%) Scrum
14 72 (23.53%) HTML
15 67 (21.90%) XML
16 65 (21.24%) WCF
17 64 (20.92%) Finance
18 60 (19.61%) Java
19 54 (17.65%) CSS
19 54 (17.65%) Banking
19 54 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
20 49 (16.01%) Windows
21 47 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server
22 46 (15.03%) jQuery
23 44 (14.38%) .NET Framework
23 44 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (14.05%) PL/SQL
25 39 (12.75%) XSLT

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 18 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 15 (4.90%) WebSphere
3 14 (4.58%) Apache
4 13 (4.25%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.59%) IIS
6 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.29%) WebLogic Integration
9 5 (1.63%) CMS
9 5 (1.63%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.65%) CICS
11 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.65%) Papyrus
Applications
1 30 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.25%) MS Office
3 6 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Summit
3 2 (0.65%) Exstream
3 2 (0.65%) RMDS
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Heroku
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.92%) LDAP
2 10 (3.27%) HTTP
3 7 (2.29%) FTP
4 5 (1.63%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.63%) SAN
5 3 (0.98%) SSH
5 3 (0.98%) DNS
5 3 (0.98%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.65%) Network Security
6 2 (0.65%) AMQP
6 2 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (39.87%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 32 (10.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 14 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.29%) MS Access
11 6 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.63%) MySQL
13 4 (1.31%) Big Data
13 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.98%) ZAP BI
14 3 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (15.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (7.19%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.23%) NUnit
3 16 (5.23%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.25%) Subversion
5 11 (3.59%) Serena SBM
6 10 (3.27%) JIRA
7 7 (2.29%) Xcode
8 4 (1.31%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.31%) JUnit
9 3 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.98%) NCover
9 3 (0.98%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.65%) Moq
10 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.65%) NuGet
10 2 (0.65%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.65%) jMock
10 2 (0.65%) Ant
10 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (20.92%) Finance
2 54 (17.65%) Banking
3 22 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 21 (6.86%) Back Office
5 17 (5.56%) Front Office
6 13 (4.25%) Retail
7 10 (3.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.31%) Games
9 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (59.48%) Developer
2 65 (21.24%) .NET Developer
3 49 (16.01%) C# Developer
4 38 (12.42%) Architect
5 32 (10.46%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (7.19%) Analyst
8 21 (6.86%) Java Developer
9 19 (6.21%) Software Developer
10 18 (5.88%) Development Manager
11 17 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (4.90%) Applications Support
13 13 (4.25%) Technical Architect
14 12 (3.92%) Web Developer
14 12 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (3.92%) Web Development Manager
14 12 (3.92%) Web Manager
15 11 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (3.59%) Team Leader
16 10 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (54.25%) .NET
2 99 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 86 (28.10%) Web Services
4 72 (23.53%) HTML
5 67 (21.90%) XML
6 65 (21.24%) WCF
7 54 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (17.65%) CSS
8 46 (15.03%) jQuery
9 44 (14.38%) .NET Framework
10 39 (12.75%) XSLT
11 37 (12.09%) WPF
12 30 (9.80%) REST
13 27 (8.82%) WinForms
13 27 (8.82%) Ajax
14 22 (7.19%) HTML5
15 21 (6.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (6.86%) J2EE
16 19 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 17 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.92%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.27%) Open Source
6 7 (2.29%) Equities
7 6 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.96%) iPhone
8 5 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.63%) Derivative
9 4 (1.31%) Replication
9 4 (1.31%) Clustering
9 4 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.31%) User Experience
9 4 (1.31%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.98%) RIA
10 3 (0.98%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.01%) Windows
2 30 (9.80%) Linux
3 24 (7.84%) UNIX
4 16 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.27%) Android
6 7 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.29%) SUSE
6 7 (2.29%) HPUX
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.98%) VMS
7 3 (0.98%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (31.37%) OO
3 93 (30.39%) SOA
4 80 (26.14%) MVC
4 80 (26.14%) TDD
5 77 (25.16%) Scrum
6 44 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 36 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 28 (9.15%) Web Development
9 26 (8.50%) Waterfall
10 25 (8.17%) Coaching
10 25 (8.17%) PRINCE2
11 24 (7.84%) UML
11 24 (7.84%) CRM
11 24 (7.84%) Change Management
11 24 (7.84%) BDD
12 22 (7.19%) Configuration Management
12 22 (7.19%) OOD
13 21 (6.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 161 (52.61%) C#
2 125 (40.85%) SQL
3 88 (28.76%) JavaScript
4 60 (19.61%) Java
5 43 (14.05%) PL/SQL
6 28 (9.15%) VB.NET
7 20 (6.54%) Objective-C
8 18 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 17 (5.56%) VB
10 13 (4.25%) XAML
11 11 (3.59%) C++
12 8 (2.61%) VBA
13 7 (2.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 7 (2.29%) VBScript
13 7 (2.29%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.63%) Perl
15 4 (1.31%) C
15 4 (1.31%) Scala
15 4 (1.31%) Ruby
16 3 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (5.23%) Degree
2 12 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) ISEB
4 7 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (2.29%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.54%) QA
2 8 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.98%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Varnish
5 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) SCCM
2 7 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) logstash
4 2 (0.65%) Kibana
4 2 (0.65%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.33%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 96 (31.37%) Oracle
2 84 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.25%) IBM
3 13 (4.25%) Telerik
4 11 (3.59%) Serena
4 11 (3.59%) SAP
5 10 (3.27%) Sybase
5 10 (3.27%) HP
6 9 (2.94%) TIBCO
7 7 (2.29%) VMware
7 7 (2.29%) AccuRev
8 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.31%) webMethods
8 4 (1.31%) NetApp
9 3 (0.98%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.98%) EMC
9 3 (0.98%) JBoss
9 3 (0.98%) Sun
9 3 (0.98%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.65%) StreamServe
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: neg.
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £363 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago