The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 445 348 366
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +18
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 142 197 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.61% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 137 150
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £556 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.40% -9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £48.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.16%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13894 12270 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.45% 25.73% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8594 7366 8606
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 610 744
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -94 127 £380 +8.57% 48
London -51 43 £380 -24.00% 13
South East -6 20 £380 +20.63% 5
West Midlands -22 18 £330 +10.00% 7
East of England -21 17 £430 +14.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £400 +23.07% 2
Milton Keynes -8 12 £400 +23.07%
City of London -19 11 £375 -27.18% 8
South West -6 10 £343 +71.25% 4
North West -19 7 £375 +51.51% 5
Scotland -13 6 £280 -17.03%
Yorkshire -15 6 £275 -12.14% 5
East Midlands -25 6 £300 - 1
Glasgow +7 5 £308 -8.88%
Suffolk -4 5 £425 +17.16% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -5 5 £328 -0.75% 1
Staffordshire -7 5 £328 -0.75% 2
West Yorkshire -12 5 £275 -12.14% 3
Leeds -12 5 £275 -12.14% 2
Ipswich -14 5 £425 +23.54% 2
Essex -16 4 £400 +100.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 3 - -
Nottingham -3 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £418 -24.09%
Hampshire +2 2 £303 -6.92% 1
Birmingham -7 2 £320 +16.36% 1
Surrey -8 2 £400 +33.33%
Berkshire -18 2 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £275 -
Solihull - 2 £335 - 1

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 202 (63.32%) .NET
2 166 (52.04%) C#
3 141 (44.20%) SQL Server
4 121 (37.93%) SQL
5 107 (33.54%) SOA
6 102 (31.97%) ASP.NET
7 99 (31.03%) Microsoft
8 97 (30.41%) Web Services
9 82 (25.71%) TDD
10 77 (24.14%) WCF
11 74 (23.20%) Oracle
12 70 (21.94%) XML
13 69 (21.63%) JavaScript
14 67 (21.00%) MVC
15 66 (20.69%) OO
15 66 (20.69%) .NET Framework
16 64 (20.06%) Finance
17 63 (19.75%) Windows
18 59 (18.50%) SQL Server 2008
19 58 (18.18%) Java
20 55 (17.24%) HTML
21 51 (15.99%) WPF
22 50 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
23 49 (15.36%) jQuery
24 45 (14.11%) Team Foundation Server
25 44 (13.79%) Scrum
25 44 (13.79%) Unit Testing
26 42 (13.17%) E-Commerce
27 41 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
28 39 (12.23%) CSS

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (7.21%) IIS
2 18 (5.64%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.39%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.51%) Apache
6 8 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.19%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.88%) Papyrus
9 5 (1.57%) CMS
10 4 (1.25%) Site Server
10 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.94%) Node.js
11 3 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.63%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Project
2 5 (1.57%) MS Office
2 5 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.88%) Exstream
2 6 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.76%) Internet
2 8 (2.51%) HTTP
3 5 (1.57%) Firewall
4 4 (1.25%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.94%) Intranet
5 3 (0.94%) SMS
5 3 (0.94%) DNS
5 3 (0.94%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.63%) Network Security
6 2 (0.63%) NAS
6 2 (0.63%) IPv4
6 2 (0.63%) IPv6
6 2 (0.63%) SAN
6 2 (0.63%) FTP
6 2 (0.63%) GSM
6 2 (0.63%) RTCP
6 2 (0.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (44.20%) SQL Server
2 59 (18.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (12.23%) Oracle Database
4 33 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (8.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (7.52%) MySQL
7 22 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (5.96%) Relational Database
9 16 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.13%) QlikView
11 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.19%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.25%) DB2
15 3 (0.94%) DataStage
15 3 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
15 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.94%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 45 (14.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (10.03%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.64%) Subversion
4 16 (5.02%) NUnit
5 12 (3.76%) JIRA
6 8 (2.51%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.19%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.88%) PowerDesigner
8 6 (1.88%) Xcode
8 6 (1.88%) Serena SBM
9 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.25%) MSTest
10 4 (1.25%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.25%) NMock
10 4 (1.25%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.94%) Maven
11 3 (0.94%) JUnit
11 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.94%) NuGet
12 2 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 64 (20.06%) Finance
2 37 (11.60%) Banking
3 16 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.39%) Back Office
5 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.51%) Retail
6 8 (2.51%) Front Office
7 6 (1.88%) Games
8 4 (1.25%) Legal
9 3 (0.94%) Military
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 188 (58.93%) Developer
2 66 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 45 (14.11%) Architect
4 44 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 35 (10.97%) Analyst
6 27 (8.46%) Senior Developer
7 26 (8.15%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (7.52%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (5.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.39%) Software Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Technical Architect
12 13 (4.08%) Systems Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Designer
13 12 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (3.76%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) Applications Support
14 11 (3.45%) Java Developer
14 11 (3.45%) Web Developer
15 9 (2.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (63.32%) .NET
2 102 (31.97%) ASP.NET
3 97 (30.41%) Web Services
4 77 (24.14%) WCF
5 70 (21.94%) XML
6 66 (20.69%) .NET Framework
7 55 (17.24%) HTML
8 51 (15.99%) WPF
9 49 (15.36%) jQuery
10 41 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (12.23%) CSS
12 38 (11.91%) Ajax
13 33 (10.34%) J2EE
14 30 (9.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (7.21%) SOAP
15 23 (7.21%) WinForms
15 23 (7.21%) LINQ
16 21 (6.58%) Silverlight
16 21 (6.58%) XSLT
17 20 (6.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.60%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (7.52%) Client/Server
3 12 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.13%) Open Source
4 10 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.51%) iPhone
7 5 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.57%) Taxonomies
7 5 (1.57%) Replication
8 4 (1.25%) W3C
8 4 (1.25%) Equities
8 4 (1.25%) Online Games
9 3 (0.94%) DataPower
9 3 (0.94%) Social Media
9 3 (0.94%) Statistics
10 2 (0.63%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.63%) Derivative
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 63 (19.75%) Windows
2 33 (10.34%) Linux
3 13 (4.08%) UNIX
4 10 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.51%) Android
6 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.25%) Solaris
9 3 (0.94%) AIX
9 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.63%) HPUX
10 2 (0.63%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.63%) SUSE
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (33.54%) SOA
2 82 (25.71%) TDD
3 67 (21.00%) MVC
4 66 (20.69%) OO
5 50 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (13.79%) Scrum
6 44 (13.79%) Unit Testing
7 42 (13.17%) E-Commerce
8 36 (11.29%) UML
9 34 (10.66%) Multithreading
10 29 (9.09%) CRM
11 28 (8.78%) Migration
11 28 (8.78%) Configuration Management
12 26 (8.15%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (7.52%) Web Development
15 22 (6.90%) ETL
15 22 (6.90%) OOP
16 21 (6.58%) Data Modelling
17 20 (6.27%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (52.04%) C#
2 121 (37.93%) SQL
3 69 (21.63%) JavaScript
4 58 (18.18%) Java
5 32 (10.03%) T-SQL
6 20 (6.27%) VB.NET
7 12 (3.76%) Python
7 12 (3.76%) C++
8 11 (3.45%) VB
9 10 (3.13%) Lua
10 9 (2.82%) Perl
10 9 (2.82%) PHP
10 9 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.82%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.51%) VBA
11 8 (2.51%) Ruby
12 6 (1.88%) X++
12 6 (1.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (1.57%) VB6
14 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (6.58%) Degree
2 14 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.25%) MCSD
5 4 (1.25%) MCSE
5 4 (1.25%) CCNA
5 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.94%) ISEB
7 2 (0.63%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.15%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) JTAG
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) COBIT
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (4.08%) Puppet
2 8 (2.51%) SCCM
3 3 (0.94%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 99 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 74 (23.20%) Oracle
3 13 (4.08%) JBoss
3 13 (4.08%) IBM
4 12 (3.76%) HP
5 11 (3.45%) Serena
5 11 (3.45%) DevExpress
6 10 (3.13%) Cerillion
6 10 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.82%) Sun
8 8 (2.51%) Sybase
9 7 (2.19%) Cisco
9 7 (2.19%) StreamServe
10 6 (1.88%) SAP
11 5 (1.57%) Telerik
12 4 (1.25%) webMethods
13 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.94%) AccuRev
13 3 (0.94%) Typemock
13 3 (0.94%) F5
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £625 - £675 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £370 - £405 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Applitracker
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago