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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 530 518 484
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 91 127 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 101
Median daily rate £450 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.52% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 -

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
16123 18383 17912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.35% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 11565 11372
Median daily rate £430 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 790 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing N-Tier as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing N-Tier within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 87 £468 +24.66% 28
London +39 53 £550 - 9
South East +17 23 £375 +22.95% 4
Hampshire +28 17 £375 +20.96%
City of London +6 14 £450 +13.92% 2
Winchester - 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £325 -16.12% 2
Milton Keynes +7 4 £325 -14.75% 1
West Midlands -33 4 £493 +37.76% 4
South West - 4 £375 - 3
Coventry - 3 £500 - 1
Isle of Man - 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire +20 2 - - 1
Leeds +16 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +15 2 - - 1
Southampton +6 2 £331 +10.41%
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £600 -
North West -1 1 £300 -16.08% 2
Suffolk -1 1 £360 -
Birmingham -6 1 £325 -4.41% 1
East of England -14 1 £360 -15.29% 1
Devon - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 £300 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £450 -
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for N-Tier.

1 93 (49.73%) .NET
2 86 (45.99%) C#
3 85 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 84 (44.92%) SQL
5 73 (39.04%) ASP.NET
6 67 (35.83%) HTML
7 63 (33.69%) XML
8 62 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (31.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (30.48%) CSS
11 49 (26.20%) Web Services
12 48 (25.67%) WCF
13 46 (24.60%) JavaScript
14 45 (24.06%) LINQ
15 44 (23.53%) VB.NET
15 44 (23.53%) IIS
16 43 (22.99%) jQuery
17 42 (22.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 42 (22.46%) OOP
17 42 (22.46%) MVC
18 41 (21.93%) Windows
18 41 (21.93%) Java
19 39 (20.86%) LINQ to SQL
20 38 (20.32%) Microsoft
21 37 (19.79%) Finance
21 37 (19.79%) Scrum
22 35 (18.72%) OO
23 33 (17.65%) Secure Coding
23 33 (17.65%) OWASP
23 33 (17.65%) HTML5

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (23.53%) IIS
2 28 (14.97%) CMS
3 24 (12.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (7.49%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (5.35%) JBoss
5 10 (5.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.07%) Confluence
7 2 (1.07%) Drupal
7 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.07%) Jetty
7 2 (1.07%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.53%) concrete5
8 1 (0.53%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
2 2 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) HFM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.74%) Boomi
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.28%) Internet
2 6 (3.21%) DMZ
2 6 (3.21%) DNS
2 6 (3.21%) Firewall
3 5 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.67%) IPsec
3 5 (2.67%) VPN
4 4 (2.14%) Wireless
5 3 (1.60%) Network Security
6 2 (1.07%) AMQP
6 2 (1.07%) HTTP
6 2 (1.07%) SSL
6 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (10.70%) MongoDB
3 20 (10.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (9.63%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.56%) NoSQL
6 12 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.35%) MySQL
8 9 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.28%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.28%) MS Access
10 6 (3.21%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (2.67%) Big Data
11 5 (2.67%) MariaDB
12 4 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.60%) DB2
13 3 (1.60%) Informix
Development Applications
1 58 (31.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (10.16%) Visual Studio
3 18 (9.63%) Subversion
4 14 (7.49%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.42%) NUnit
5 12 (6.42%) Selenium
6 11 (5.88%) Ant
6 11 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.35%) Maven
8 9 (4.81%) JUnit
9 8 (4.28%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.74%) CruiseControl
11 6 (3.21%) ClearCase
11 6 (3.21%) Moq
12 5 (2.67%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.67%) Mockito
13 4 (2.14%) Grunt
13 4 (2.14%) MSTest
13 4 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
13 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (19.79%) Finance
2 27 (14.44%) Banking
3 18 (9.63%) Front Office
4 12 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.42%) Marketing
5 9 (4.81%) Local Government
6 6 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.21%) Retail
7 5 (2.67%) Back Office
8 2 (1.07%) Military
8 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 131 (70.05%) Developer
2 47 (25.13%) .NET Developer
3 29 (15.51%) Java Developer
4 27 (14.44%) Architect
5 22 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 22 (11.76%) Sitecore Developer
6 16 (8.56%) C# Developer
6 16 (8.56%) C++ Developer
7 12 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.88%) CMS Developer
8 11 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.88%) Technical Leader
9 9 (4.81%) Data Architect
9 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Developer
9 9 (4.81%) Web Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Access Developer
10 8 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 7 (3.74%) Credit Risk Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (49.73%) .NET
2 73 (39.04%) ASP.NET
3 67 (35.83%) HTML
4 63 (33.69%) XML
5 57 (30.48%) CSS
6 49 (26.20%) Web Services
7 48 (25.67%) WCF
8 45 (24.06%) LINQ
9 43 (22.99%) jQuery
10 42 (22.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 39 (20.86%) LINQ to SQL
12 33 (17.65%) HTML5
13 27 (14.44%) SOAP
14 25 (13.37%) .NET Framework
15 24 (12.83%) Ajax
16 23 (12.30%) Spring
17 21 (11.23%) REST
18 18 (9.63%) Entity Framework
19 13 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Algorithms
1 16 (8.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.42%) Fixed Income
3 12 (6.42%) Visualisation
4 9 (4.81%) Credit Risk
5 8 (4.28%) Grid Computing
6 7 (3.74%) Equities
6 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.67%) PKI
8 4 (2.14%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.60%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.60%) User Experience
10 2 (1.07%) NHS
10 2 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.93%) Windows
2 19 (10.16%) Unix
3 16 (8.56%) Linux
4 7 (3.74%) Solaris
5 4 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.07%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.46%) MVC
2 42 (22.46%) OOP
3 37 (19.79%) Scrum
4 35 (18.72%) OO
5 33 (17.65%) OWASP
5 33 (17.65%) Secure Coding
6 29 (15.51%) SOA
7 27 (14.44%) TDD
8 26 (13.90%) High Availability
9 23 (12.30%) Multithreading
10 22 (11.76%) SDLC
11 21 (11.23%) Unit Testing
11 21 (11.23%) Web Development
12 20 (10.70%) Content Management
13 19 (10.16%) Kanban
14 18 (9.63%) Workflow
15 16 (8.56%) Electronic Trading
15 16 (8.56%) Risk Management
15 16 (8.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.99%) C#
2 84 (44.92%) SQL
3 46 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 44 (23.53%) VB.NET
5 41 (21.93%) Java
6 20 (10.70%) C++
7 14 (7.49%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.28%) PHP
8 8 (4.28%) VBA
9 2 (1.07%) C
9 2 (1.07%) ES6
9 2 (1.07%) Groovy
9 2 (1.07%) Perl
9 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.07%) Ruby
9 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.07%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.07%) VB
10 1 (0.53%) Erlang
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.88%) Degree
2 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.23%) QA
2 10 (5.35%) MiFID
3 4 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.53%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 38 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.58%) Oracle
3 24 (12.83%) Sitecore
4 13 (6.95%) IBM
5 7 (3.74%) Dell
5 7 (3.74%) Sybase
6 6 (3.21%) Cognizant
6 6 (3.21%) Solace
7 5 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.60%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.60%) Telerik
9 2 (1.07%) Cognos
9 2 (1.07%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.07%) Syncfusion
9 2 (1.07%) Tableau
10 1 (0.53%) Adobe
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix
10 1 (0.53%) Compuware
10 1 (0.53%) HP
10 1 (0.53%) Plumtree
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