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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 424 457 361
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -96
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 172 143 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.83% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 141
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£400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £380 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £125.00 - £51.50

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 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 24 April 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 +37 168 £400 +4.57% 55
London +37 75 £478 +25.65% 13
South East +1 28 £288 -24.34% 6
West Midlands -4 25 £400 +21.21% 11
East of England +22 17 £550 +27.90% 2
North West -9 17 £400 +6.66% 8
City of London +22 15 £500 +33.33% 5
Staffordshire -1 15 £400 +22.13% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £275 -31.25% 1
West Yorkshire -3 13 £350 +27.27% 6
Yorkshire -10 13 £350 +27.27% 7
Cheshire +3 11 £400 -16.31% 4
Suffolk +9 10 £550 +29.41% 1
East Midlands +9 10 £400 +33.33% 6
Ipswich +8 10 £550 +29.41% 1
Derbyshire - 10 £400 - 2
Shropshire - 10 £400 -
Milton Keynes -7 9 £249 -37.81% 1
Hampshire -4 8 £425 +40.49% 1
Warwickshire +5 6 £325 - 2
Warwick +3 5 £325 -
Berkshire -2 5 £263 -32.25% 1
Manchester -9 5 £338 - 2
Bradford - 5 £350 - 1
Essex +9 4 £313 -21.87%
Brentwood - 4 £313 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £520 -
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £288 -31.13% 1
Reading +3 3 £294 -16.07% 1
Scotland +2 3 £300 +7.14% 2

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 165 (59.57%) .NET
2 153 (55.23%) C#
3 129 (46.57%) SQL Server
4 101 (36.46%) SQL
5 92 (33.21%) OO
6 90 (32.49%) Microsoft
7 85 (30.69%) JavaScript
8 82 (29.60%) ASP.NET
8 82 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (26.35%) MVC
10 71 (25.63%) Web Services
11 70 (25.27%) .NET Framework
12 63 (22.74%) TDD
13 62 (22.38%) Java
14 60 (21.66%) XML
15 59 (21.30%) Oracle
16 55 (19.86%) Windows
17 49 (17.69%) Finance
18 46 (16.61%) HTML
18 46 (16.61%) jQuery
19 42 (15.16%) Unit Testing
20 40 (14.44%) WCF
20 40 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
20 40 (14.44%) SOA
21 38 (13.72%) CSS
22 36 (13.00%) VB
23 35 (12.64%) UNIX
23 35 (12.64%) MS Excel
23 35 (12.64%) Banking
24 33 (11.91%) SQL Server 2005

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (7.94%) IIS
2 16 (5.78%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.33%) Apache
4 10 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.25%) CMS
5 9 (3.25%) Umbraco
6 7 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.81%) Documentum
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.44%) EPiServer CMS
8 4 (1.44%) JBoss
8 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.08%) Jetty
10 2 (0.72%) Confluence
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.72%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.05%) MS Office
3 6 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.53%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.36%) Staffware
4 1 (0.36%) HFM
4 1 (0.36%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.36%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.61%) HTTP
2 9 (3.25%) Firewall
3 8 (2.89%) NAS
3 8 (2.89%) SAN
4 5 (1.81%) Multicast
4 5 (1.81%) BGP
4 5 (1.81%) ATM
5 4 (1.44%) FTP
6 3 (1.08%) Internet
6 3 (1.08%) LDAP
6 3 (1.08%) VLAN
7 1 (0.36%) GPRS
7 1 (0.36%) SMS
7 1 (0.36%) UMTS
7 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (46.57%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (11.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (10.11%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.22%) Oracle Database
6 18 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (6.14%) DB2
8 15 (5.42%) RDBMS
9 12 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (3.61%) OLTP
11 10 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (2.53%) MySQL
13 7 (2.53%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 7 (2.53%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (2.53%) NoSQL
14 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (1.81%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 24 (8.66%) Subversion
2 23 (8.30%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.22%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.05%) NUnit
5 11 (3.97%) JUnit
5 11 (3.97%) Maven
6 10 (3.61%) JIRA
7 7 (2.53%) jMock
8 6 (2.17%) Selenium
8 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.81%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.44%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.08%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.08%) Mockito
12 2 (0.72%) NCover
12 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (17.69%) Finance
2 35 (12.64%) Banking
3 23 (8.30%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.42%) Back Office
5 13 (4.69%) Front Office
6 12 (4.33%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.89%) Retail
8 6 (2.17%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.08%) Publishing
9 3 (1.08%) Marketing
10 2 (0.72%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Legal
10 2 (0.72%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (61.37%) Developer
2 67 (24.19%) .NET Developer
3 51 (18.41%) Architect
4 46 (16.61%) C# Developer
5 45 (16.25%) Java Developer
6 32 (11.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.58%) Web Developer
8 18 (6.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (6.14%) Analyst
10 15 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.42%) Applications Developer
10 15 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (5.05%) .NET Web Developer
11 14 (5.05%) Team Leader
12 13 (4.69%) Development Team Leader
12 13 (4.69%) C# Web Developer
12 13 (4.69%) Software Development Team Leader
12 13 (4.69%) Software Team Leader
13 12 (4.33%) Technical Architect
14 10 (3.61%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (59.57%) .NET
2 82 (29.60%) ASP.NET
3 71 (25.63%) Web Services
4 70 (25.27%) .NET Framework
5 60 (21.66%) XML
6 46 (16.61%) HTML
6 46 (16.61%) jQuery
7 40 (14.44%) WCF
8 38 (13.72%) CSS
9 32 (11.55%) SOAP
10 31 (11.19%) Ajax
11 27 (9.75%) REST
12 26 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (9.39%) Spring
13 23 (8.30%) Middleware
14 22 (7.94%) J2EE
15 20 (7.22%) Hibernate
15 20 (7.22%) Servlets
15 20 (7.22%) LINQ
16 15 (5.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.47%) Open Source
2 25 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.22%) Client/Server
3 20 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.33%) Equities
6 10 (3.61%) Derivative
7 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.25%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (2.89%) Clustering
9 7 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.17%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.17%) HACMP
11 5 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.81%) PKI
12 4 (1.44%) User Experience
13 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.08%) Cryptography
13 3 (1.08%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.86%) Windows
2 35 (12.64%) UNIX
3 26 (9.39%) Linux
4 7 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.08%) AIX
6 3 (1.08%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.08%) Android
7 2 (0.72%) HPUX
7 2 (0.72%) VMS
7 2 (0.72%) SUSE
8 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (33.21%) OO
2 82 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (26.35%) MVC
4 63 (22.74%) TDD
5 42 (15.16%) Unit Testing
6 40 (14.44%) SOA
7 31 (11.19%) OOD
8 30 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (10.83%) Scrum
9 24 (8.66%) OOP
9 24 (8.66%) Web Development
10 23 (8.30%) Multithreading
11 22 (7.94%) Release Management
12 19 (6.86%) Software Engineering
12 19 (6.86%) UML
13 18 (6.50%) Service Management
14 17 (6.14%) Risk Management
15 16 (5.78%) ITIL
15 16 (5.78%) Service Delivery
15 16 (5.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 153 (55.23%) C#
2 101 (36.46%) SQL
3 85 (30.69%) JavaScript
4 62 (22.38%) Java
5 36 (13.00%) VB
6 23 (8.30%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.42%) XPath
8 14 (5.05%) VB.NET
9 13 (4.69%) C++
10 7 (2.53%) VBA
11 5 (1.81%) XQuery
11 5 (1.81%) VBScript
12 4 (1.44%) Perl
13 3 (1.08%) C
14 2 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.72%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (11.19%) Degree
2 27 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) MCP
5 2 (0.72%) ISEB
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.61%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.08%) GPFS
3 3 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.08%) logstash
1 3 (1.08%) Kibana
1 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 90 (32.49%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.30%) Oracle
3 17 (6.14%) Sybase
4 11 (3.97%) IBM
5 10 (3.61%) Intel
6 8 (2.89%) VMware
6 8 (2.89%) Kofax
7 7 (2.53%) EPiServer
8 6 (2.17%) SAP
9 5 (1.81%) EMC
10 4 (1.44%) Pega
10 4 (1.44%) HP
10 4 (1.44%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.08%) BEA
11 3 (1.08%) NetApp
11 3 (1.08%) Veritas
11 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.72%) Google
12 2 (0.72%) Informatica
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500pd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £340 - £375 per day + neg.
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago