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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 459 478 354
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -124
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 167 140 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.78% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 103 178
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£420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year
- -59.37%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 164 £420 +12.00% 62
London +46 73 £475 -7.31% 27
West Midlands +17 34 £400 +29.03% 15
Staffordshire +7 22 £420 +35.48% 4
South East -39 19 £345 -13.75% 5
East of England +15 16 £408 +40.51% 2
City of London +5 15 £500 +11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire - 13 £413 -
Hampshire +2 11 £345 +10.40% 1
Cambridge - 11 £413 -
Stoke-on-Trent +4 10 £420 +31.25% 3
Tyne and Wear -23 8 £310 -17.33%
North East -23 8 £310 -17.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 7 £310 -17.33%
Farnborough - 7 £345 -
Yorkshire -27 6 £325 -0.76%
Buckinghamshire -29 6 £463 -6.56% 1
West Yorkshire -21 5 £325 -0.76%
Bradford -8 4 £325 -
Milton Keynes -22 4 £425 -10.52% 1
Warwickshire -3 3 £325 +6.12% 2
Scotland -3 3 - -
East Midlands -12 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Surrey -6 2 £369 -8.95% 1
North West -42 2 £593 +82.30% 9
Ipswich - 2 £375 -
Docklands, London - 2 £588 -
Suffolk - 2 £375 -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 204 (59.48%) .NET
2 188 (54.81%) C#
3 161 (46.94%) SQL Server
4 125 (36.44%) SQL
5 113 (32.94%) JavaScript
6 112 (32.65%) Microsoft
7 102 (29.74%) Finance
7 102 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (29.45%) ASP.NET
9 87 (25.36%) OO
10 84 (24.49%) Web Services
11 80 (23.32%) TDD
12 79 (23.03%) Oracle
13 77 (22.45%) .NET Framework
14 76 (22.16%) HTML
15 71 (20.70%) Java
16 70 (20.41%) MVC
17 69 (20.12%) Windows
18 64 (18.66%) CSS
19 60 (17.49%) XML
19 60 (17.49%) SDLC
20 54 (15.74%) OOD
20 54 (15.74%) jQuery
20 54 (15.74%) Banking
21 52 (15.16%) SOA
22 50 (14.58%) VB
23 48 (13.99%) WCF
23 48 (13.99%) SQL Server 2008
24 47 (13.70%) Scrum
25 45 (13.12%) Unit Testing

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (8.75%) IIS
2 15 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.50%) JBoss
4 10 (2.92%) CMS
4 10 (2.92%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.75%) Apache
7 6 (1.75%) Node.js
8 5 (1.46%) Documentum
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.87%) EPiServer CMS
10 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
11 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.58%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 35 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.79%) MS Office
3 7 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.29%) HFM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.08%) HTTP
2 5 (1.46%) Internet
3 4 (1.17%) Firewall
3 4 (1.17%) FTP
4 3 (0.87%) VLAN
4 3 (0.87%) NAS
4 3 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) CTI
5 1 (0.29%) Broadband
5 1 (0.29%) SMTP
5 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.29%) 2G
5 1 (0.29%) 3G
5 1 (0.29%) 4G
5 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 48 (13.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (9.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 23 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (6.41%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.54%) DB2
8 16 (4.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 16 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.62%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 9 (2.62%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.33%) NoSQL
12 7 (2.04%) MySQL
12 7 (2.04%) OLTP
13 6 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 25 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.83%) Subversion
4 19 (5.54%) NUnit
4 19 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.50%) JUnit
6 11 (3.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (2.33%) JIRA
7 8 (2.33%) Selenium
7 8 (2.33%) NCover
8 7 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.04%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.75%) Maven
10 5 (1.46%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.46%) NCrunch
11 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.17%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.17%) Mockito
12 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
General
1 102 (29.74%) Finance
2 54 (15.74%) Banking
3 37 (10.79%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.54%) Front Office
5 8 (2.33%) Back Office
6 7 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.75%) Retail
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Games
8 2 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 203 (59.18%) Developer
2 66 (19.24%) .NET Developer
3 64 (18.66%) C# Developer
4 57 (16.62%) Architect
5 42 (12.24%) Java Developer
6 34 (9.91%) Web Developer
7 32 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (8.45%) Senior Developer
9 26 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (7.58%) Team Leader
10 19 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (5.54%) Development Team Leader
11 18 (5.25%) Analyst
11 18 (5.25%) Software Team Leader
11 18 (5.25%) Software Development Team Leader
12 16 (4.66%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.66%) Applications Developer
12 16 (4.66%) .NET Web Developer
13 14 (4.08%) C# Web Developer
14 13 (3.79%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (59.48%) .NET
2 101 (29.45%) ASP.NET
3 84 (24.49%) Web Services
4 77 (22.45%) .NET Framework
5 76 (22.16%) HTML
6 64 (18.66%) CSS
7 60 (17.49%) XML
8 54 (15.74%) jQuery
9 48 (13.99%) WCF
10 35 (10.20%) HTML5
11 31 (9.04%) Ajax
12 30 (8.75%) SOAP
12 30 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (7.00%) REST
14 22 (6.41%) J2EE
14 22 (6.41%) WinForms
15 21 (6.12%) Spring
16 20 (5.83%) Middleware
17 19 (5.54%) CSS3
17 19 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.91%) Client/Server
3 25 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.66%) Equities
5 11 (3.21%) Derivative
6 9 (2.62%) Clustering
6 9 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.46%) HACMP
8 5 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.17%) Replication
10 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.87%) W3C
10 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.87%) Kindle
10 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.12%) Windows
2 40 (11.66%) Linux
3 29 (8.45%) UNIX
4 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.75%) VMS
5 5 (1.46%) Android
5 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) SUSE
8 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 2 (0.58%) HPUX
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (25.36%) OO
3 80 (23.32%) TDD
4 70 (20.41%) MVC
5 60 (17.49%) SDLC
6 54 (15.74%) OOD
7 52 (15.16%) SOA
8 47 (13.70%) Scrum
9 45 (13.12%) Unit Testing
10 38 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (9.91%) Web Development
12 32 (9.33%) Migration
13 30 (8.75%) Multithreading
14 28 (8.16%) UML
15 27 (7.87%) Software Engineering
16 26 (7.58%) OOP
17 24 (7.00%) E-Commerce
18 22 (6.41%) Open Source
19 21 (6.12%) Performance Testing
20 19 (5.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (54.81%) C#
2 125 (36.44%) SQL
3 113 (32.94%) JavaScript
4 71 (20.70%) Java
5 50 (14.58%) VB
6 24 (7.00%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.54%) VB.NET
8 18 (5.25%) C++
9 14 (4.08%) XPath
10 10 (2.92%) ANSI SQL
10 10 (2.92%) VBA
11 8 (2.33%) ActionScript
11 8 (2.33%) VBScript
12 7 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.46%) C
15 3 (0.87%) Perl
15 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.12%) Degree
3 19 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.58%) MCP
5 2 (0.58%) ISEB
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PMP
6 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) HL7
2 2 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.46%) XenApp
2 3 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (0.87%) Docker
3 2 (0.58%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) logstash
2 1 (0.29%) Kibana
2 1 (0.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 112 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 79 (23.03%) Oracle
3 26 (7.58%) Sybase
4 21 (6.12%) IBM
5 12 (3.50%) Telerik
6 9 (2.62%) Kofax
6 9 (2.62%) Pega
7 8 (2.33%) HP
8 7 (2.04%) Intel
8 7 (2.04%) EPiServer
9 6 (1.75%) Solace
9 6 (1.75%) Perforce
10 5 (1.46%) VMware
10 5 (1.46%) DataSynapse
10 5 (1.46%) Citrix
10 5 (1.46%) EMC
10 5 (1.46%) Informatica
10 5 (1.46%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.17%) Actimize
12 3 (0.87%) Aquila
London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £388.30 - £425.29 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £380 per hour + alll inclusive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago