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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 448 347 367
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +20
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 147 249 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.79% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 172 166
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £48.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.08% +35.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year
-52.08% -

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -91 145 £375 -0.66% 71
London -49 44 £513 -2.38% 17
South East +8 42 £405 +20.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +9 27 £495 +32.00% 2
Milton Keynes +14 21 £483 +28.66% 2
West Midlands -30 19 £310 +3.33% 6
City of London +16 14 £450 -14.28% 8
North West -1 13 £325 +2.36% 12
Warwickshire +2 11 £306 +13.42% 2
Manchester +1 9 £323 -0.76% 4
East Midlands -7 9 £325 +8.33% 10
Oxfordshire +11 8 £275 - 1
Leicestershire +7 7 £325 +15.04% 5
Staffordshire +1 7 £310 -6.06% 2
North East - 7 £375 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 6 £375 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £375 - 1
Surrey +4 5 £405 +24.61% 2
Hertfordshire -15 5 £295 -
East of England -35 5 £295 -12.59% 3
Warwick - 5 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 4 £328 +4.80% 7
Yorkshire +4 4 £328 +4.80% 8
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £320 -3.03% 1
Oxford +2 4 £250 - 1
Cheshire -9 4 £340 +7.08% 8
Leamington Spa - 4 £300 -
Cobham - 4 £405 -
Leeds +10 2 £255 -7.27% 6
South West -41 2 - - 4

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 174 (57.62%) .NET
2 164 (54.30%) C#
3 126 (41.72%) SQL Server
4 124 (41.06%) SQL
5 107 (35.43%) SOA
6 104 (34.44%) ASP.NET
7 93 (30.79%) Web Services
8 88 (29.14%) Oracle
9 86 (28.48%) JavaScript
9 86 (28.48%) TDD
10 85 (28.15%) Microsoft
11 78 (25.83%) Scrum
12 77 (25.50%) OO
13 72 (23.84%) MVC
14 70 (23.18%) XML
14 70 (23.18%) HTML
15 65 (21.52%) WCF
16 60 (19.87%) Finance
17 54 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 53 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
19 52 (17.22%) Java
20 50 (16.56%) CSS
21 46 (15.23%) Team Foundation Server
22 44 (14.57%) .NET Framework
22 44 (14.57%) Windows
23 43 (14.24%) Banking
23 43 (14.24%) SQL Server 2008
24 41 (13.58%) jQuery
25 40 (13.25%) PL/SQL
25 40 (13.25%) Continuous Integration

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (7.28%) WebLogic
2 17 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 15 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.97%) IIS
4 14 (4.64%) Apache
5 12 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (2.98%) WebLogic Integration
7 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.66%) CMS
8 5 (1.66%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.99%) Node.js
10 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.66%) CICS
11 2 (0.66%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.64%) MS Office
3 6 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.99%) MS Project
4 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.66%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Exstream
3 2 (0.66%) RMDS
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Heroku
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.97%) LDAP
2 9 (2.98%) FTP
3 7 (2.32%) HTTP
4 4 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.99%) SAN
6 2 (0.66%) GSM
6 2 (0.66%) SMS
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) RTCP
6 2 (0.66%) RTP
6 2 (0.66%) RFID
6 2 (0.66%) AMQP
6 2 (0.66%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.33%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (41.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (11.92%) Oracle Database
4 22 (7.28%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (6.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (4.97%) RDBMS
7 13 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (3.64%) MySQL
10 10 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.98%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.98%) MS Access
12 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.66%) NoSQL
15 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.99%) OLTP
16 3 (0.99%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 46 (15.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.62%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.63%) NUnit
3 17 (5.63%) Subversion
4 12 (3.97%) JIRA
5 9 (2.98%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.65%) Serena SBM
7 7 (2.32%) Xcode
8 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.99%) NCover
9 3 (0.99%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.99%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.99%) NuGet
10 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.66%) Ant
10 2 (0.66%) JUnit
10 2 (0.66%) Moq
10 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.33%) StyleCop
General
1 60 (19.87%) Finance
2 43 (14.24%) Banking
3 18 (5.96%) Back Office
4 15 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.30%) Retail
6 11 (3.64%) Front Office
7 10 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.99%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) International Banking
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 174 (57.62%) Developer
2 63 (20.86%) .NET Developer
3 52 (17.22%) C# Developer
4 41 (13.58%) Architect
5 30 (9.93%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (6.95%) Analyst
8 20 (6.62%) Software Developer
9 19 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (5.96%) Development Manager
11 14 (4.64%) Technical Architect
11 14 (4.64%) Applications Support
12 13 (4.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
13 12 (3.97%) Web Development Manager
13 12 (3.97%) Web Manager
14 11 (3.64%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.31%) Java Developer
15 10 (3.31%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (57.62%) .NET
2 104 (34.44%) ASP.NET
3 93 (30.79%) Web Services
4 70 (23.18%) XML
4 70 (23.18%) HTML
5 65 (21.52%) WCF
6 54 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (16.56%) CSS
8 44 (14.57%) .NET Framework
9 41 (13.58%) jQuery
10 38 (12.58%) WPF
11 34 (11.26%) XSLT
12 30 (9.93%) WinForms
13 28 (9.27%) Ajax
14 27 (8.94%) REST
15 24 (7.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 22 (7.28%) J2EE
17 21 (6.95%) HTML5
18 19 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 16 (5.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.94%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.97%) Client/Server
2 15 (4.97%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.64%) Open Source
5 6 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.99%) Replication
5 6 (1.99%) Equities
5 6 (1.99%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.66%) Statistics
6 5 (1.66%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.32%) W3C
7 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.32%) iPhone
8 3 (0.99%) RIA
8 3 (0.99%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.99%) WURFL
8 3 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.57%) Windows
2 23 (7.62%) Linux
3 17 (5.63%) UNIX
4 13 (4.30%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.98%) Android
5 9 (2.98%) SUSE
5 9 (2.98%) HPUX
6 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.99%) BlackBerry OS
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.66%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) VMS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (35.43%) SOA
2 86 (28.48%) TDD
3 78 (25.83%) Scrum
4 77 (25.50%) OO
5 72 (23.84%) MVC
6 53 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (12.91%) Unit Testing
9 38 (12.58%) E-Commerce
10 27 (8.94%) Web Development
11 24 (7.95%) PRINCE2
12 22 (7.28%) CRM
12 22 (7.28%) Data Modelling
12 22 (7.28%) Multithreading
13 21 (6.95%) BDD
13 21 (6.95%) Configuration Management
14 20 (6.62%) Waterfall
14 20 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 19 (6.29%) Change Management
15 19 (6.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 164 (54.30%) C#
2 124 (41.06%) SQL
3 86 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.22%) Java
5 40 (13.25%) PL/SQL
6 33 (10.93%) VB.NET
7 22 (7.28%) T-SQL
8 19 (6.29%) VB
9 17 (5.63%) Objective-C
10 11 (3.64%) XAML
10 11 (3.64%) C++
11 9 (2.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 8 (2.65%) VBA
13 7 (2.32%) VBScript
14 6 (1.99%) Python
15 4 (1.32%) C
15 4 (1.32%) Ruby
16 3 (0.99%) Scala
16 3 (0.99%) VB6
17 2 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (5.30%) Degree
2 10 (3.31%) ISEB
2 10 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 9 (2.98%) ISTQB
3 9 (2.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.62%) QA
2 9 (2.98%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) COBIT
4 2 (0.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (2.98%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.33%) Varnish
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.98%) SCCM
1 9 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.66%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.33%) Cacti
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 88 (29.14%) Oracle
2 85 (28.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.30%) IBM
4 12 (3.97%) HP
4 12 (3.97%) SAP
5 11 (3.64%) Telerik
5 11 (3.64%) TIBCO
6 10 (3.31%) Sybase
7 8 (2.65%) Serena
8 7 (2.32%) AccuRev
9 5 (1.66%) VMware
9 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.32%) webMethods
10 4 (1.32%) NetApp
11 3 (0.99%) Cerillion
11 3 (0.99%) StreamServe
11 3 (0.99%) Perforce
11 3 (0.99%) FatWire
11 3 (0.99%) JBoss
11 3 (0.99%) Sun
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago