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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 538 460 469
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +9
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 120 173 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.98% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 124 89
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -1.97%
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
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -88 109 £425 +6.25% 41
London -32 51 £513 +7.32% 14
South East -21 27 £392 +36.34% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £575 +109.09%
Milton Keynes +3 9 £575 +131.15%
Yorkshire -3 9 £350 - 5
West Yorkshire -6 7 £350 - 3
Hampshire -1 6 £359 -15.52% 4
Cheshire -8 6 £388 -3.12% 1
North West -16 6 £388 -3.12% 6
Wales - 6 £383 -
East Sussex - 6 £335 -
Hastings - 6 £335 -
Leeds -2 5 £313 - 3
West Midlands -26 5 £363 -9.37% 3
Southampton +18 4 - - 1
South West +11 4 £320 +52.38% 2
Glasgow +6 4 £350 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +5 4 £350 -2.09% 1
Staffordshire 0 4 £350 -12.50% 2
Scotland -15 4 £350 +7.69% 1
North East - 4 £300 -
South Wales - 4 £365 -
Cardiff - 4 £365 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 -
Berkshire +4 3 £450 +71.42%
Suffolk -4 3 £313 -43.18% 1
East of England -10 3 £313 -43.18% 1
Reading -15 3 £450 +53.19%
Chester - 3 £394 -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 111 (46.25%) .NET
2 106 (44.17%) JavaScript
3 100 (41.67%) SQL
4 95 (39.58%) C#
5 88 (36.67%) HTML
6 86 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (31.25%) MVC
8 74 (30.83%) Java
9 72 (30.00%) ASP.NET
10 70 (29.17%) Web Services
11 65 (27.08%) SQL Server
12 64 (26.67%) CSS
13 60 (25.00%) SOA
14 58 (24.17%) OO
15 56 (23.33%) jQuery
16 54 (22.50%) TDD
17 52 (21.67%) Web Development
18 49 (20.42%) Finance
19 48 (20.00%) .NET Framework
20 46 (19.17%) ASP.NET MVC
21 44 (18.33%) XML
22 41 (17.08%) Entity Framework
23 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
24 39 (16.25%) Oracle
25 37 (15.42%) Relational Database
26 36 (15.00%) WCF
27 35 (14.58%) High Availability
27 35 (14.58%) SDLC
28 32 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
28 32 (13.33%) Unix

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.00%) Apache
2 12 (5.00%) IIS
3 11 (4.58%) Node.js
4 10 (4.17%) JBoss
4 10 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 10 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.67%) Confluence
8 3 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.75%) MS Office
2 9 (3.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) GitHub
2 1 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) PaaS
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.75%) HTTP
2 12 (5.00%) Internet
3 7 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.25%) Firewall
4 3 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.42%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) RTP
5 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.42%) Relational Database
3 25 (10.42%) RDBMS
4 21 (8.75%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.17%) DB2
7 10 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (3.33%) CouchDB
8 8 (3.33%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.92%) Big Data
10 5 (2.08%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (7.08%) JIRA
3 16 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 15 (6.25%) Selenium
5 9 (3.75%) Mockito
5 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.92%) Concordion
6 7 (2.92%) JMeter
7 6 (2.50%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (2.08%) Checkstyle
8 5 (2.08%) FindBugs
8 5 (2.08%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.08%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.08%) Maven
8 5 (2.08%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.67%) Hamcrest
10 3 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (20.42%) Finance
2 27 (11.25%) Banking
3 12 (5.00%) Front Office
4 10 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.08%) International Banking
5 5 (2.08%) Law
5 5 (2.08%) Legal
5 5 (2.08%) Military
6 4 (1.67%) Back Office
7 3 (1.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (72.92%) Developer
2 51 (21.25%) .NET Developer
3 49 (20.42%) C# Developer
4 42 (17.50%) Java Developer
5 33 (13.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (11.25%) SQL Developer
7 26 (10.83%) Architect
7 26 (10.83%) Senior Developer
8 25 (10.42%) Web Developer
9 23 (9.58%) ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (9.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 20 (8.33%) Software Developer
11 18 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (7.08%) SQL Server Developer
13 16 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (6.25%) Analyst
15 12 (5.00%) C++ Developer
16 11 (4.58%) Programmer
16 11 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (46.25%) .NET
2 88 (36.67%) HTML
3 72 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 70 (29.17%) Web Services
5 64 (26.67%) CSS
6 56 (23.33%) jQuery
7 48 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 46 (19.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (18.33%) XML
10 41 (17.08%) Entity Framework
11 36 (15.00%) WCF
12 32 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (11.25%) Middleware
14 25 (10.42%) HTML5
15 22 (9.17%) RESTful
16 21 (8.75%) Ajax
16 21 (8.75%) Spring
17 19 (7.92%) CSS3
18 18 (7.50%) WinForms
19 17 (7.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (4.17%) User Experience
6 8 (3.33%) Equities
7 7 (2.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.50%) Replication
9 5 (2.08%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.67%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.25%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.83%) Derivative
12 2 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.33%) Unix
2 31 (12.92%) Windows
3 18 (7.50%) Linux
4 11 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.08%) Android
8 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.25%) AIX
9 3 (1.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.25%) MVC
3 60 (25.00%) SOA
4 58 (24.17%) OO
5 54 (22.50%) TDD
6 52 (21.67%) Web Development
7 35 (14.58%) High Availability
7 35 (14.58%) SDLC
8 26 (10.83%) Unit Testing
9 24 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 24 (10.00%) Scrum
10 22 (9.17%) Performance Testing
11 20 (8.33%) Multithreading
12 19 (7.92%) OOD
13 17 (7.08%) Electronic Trading
13 17 (7.08%) Migration
13 17 (7.08%) OOP
13 17 (7.08%) Risk Management
14 16 (6.67%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (44.17%) JavaScript
2 100 (41.67%) SQL
3 95 (39.58%) C#
4 74 (30.83%) Java
5 25 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 21 (8.75%) TypeScript
7 17 (7.08%) VB.NET
8 15 (6.25%) C
8 15 (6.25%) C++
9 12 (5.00%) ActionScript
10 10 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
10 10 (4.17%) Perl
11 8 (3.33%) VB
12 7 (2.92%) ANSI SQL
12 7 (2.92%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.50%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.67%) VBA
15 3 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.25%) VBScript
16 2 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (10.42%) Degree
2 11 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) MCPD
3 10 (4.17%) MCSD
4 8 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.67%) ISEB
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) SEPA
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.67%) Docker
3 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 8 (3.33%) MOM
2 3 (1.25%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.42%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.42%) Foglight
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.42%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 40 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.25%) Oracle
3 17 (7.08%) Sybase
4 12 (5.00%) IBM
5 11 (4.58%) Pega
6 7 (2.92%) Adobe
6 7 (2.92%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.50%) Perforce
8 5 (2.08%) DataSynapse
9 4 (1.67%) NetApp
9 4 (1.67%) Solace
9 4 (1.67%) Splunk
10 3 (1.25%) Cisco
10 3 (1.25%) Cognizant
10 3 (1.25%) Dell
10 3 (1.25%) EMC
10 3 (1.25%) F5
10 3 (1.25%) Vitria
11 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.83%) Talend
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