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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 488 468 358
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -110
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 141 147 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.84% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 107 160
Average daily rate
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£420 £368 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -54.00%

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
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 July 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 30 July 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 -40 136 £420 +14.28% 58
London +23 66 £500 +5.26% 17
West Midlands +16 27 £400 +29.03% 8
Staffordshire +6 18 £410 +24.24% 2
South East -41 18 £358 -23.93% 7
City of London -14 12 £500 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -26 11 £325 +8.33% 5
West Yorkshire -21 10 £325 +11.11% 5
Stoke-on-Trent +4 9 £420 +27.27% 2
Bradford +3 9 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -24 8 £425 -14.14% 1
East of England 0 6 £500 +60.25% 4
Hampshire +2 5 £345 -16.71% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £500 - 1
Cambridge -3 5 £500 - 1
Surrey -4 5 £419 +3.39% 4
North West -31 5 £400 +23.07% 14
East Midlands -11 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Milton Keynes -23 4 £425 -13.26% 1
Farnborough +2 3 £340 -34.10%
Cobham -6 3 £438 +8.02%
Canary Wharf -9 3 £550 -
Cheshire -14 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Midlands - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire +4 2 £538 +59.25%
Derbyshire - 2 £400 -
Docklands, London - 2 £588 -
Aylesbury - 2 £288 -
Walsall - 2 £550 -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 182 (57.96%) .NET
2 169 (53.82%) C#
3 139 (44.27%) SQL Server
4 101 (32.17%) SQL
5 98 (31.21%) JavaScript
6 92 (29.30%) Microsoft
7 88 (28.03%) Finance
7 88 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (27.07%) ASP.NET
9 84 (26.75%) OO
10 78 (24.84%) Web Services
11 77 (24.52%) .NET Framework
12 72 (22.93%) MVC
13 65 (20.70%) Oracle
14 64 (20.38%) TDD
15 63 (20.06%) XML
16 62 (19.75%) Java
17 55 (17.52%) HTML
17 55 (17.52%) CSS
17 55 (17.52%) jQuery
17 55 (17.52%) SDLC
18 53 (16.88%) Windows
19 52 (16.56%) SOA
20 51 (16.24%) WCF
21 50 (15.92%) Unit Testing
21 50 (15.92%) Banking
22 44 (14.01%) OOD
23 41 (13.06%) VB
24 40 (12.74%) Linux
24 40 (12.74%) SQL Server 2008

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (7.32%) IIS
2 13 (4.14%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.18%) CMS
4 10 (3.18%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.18%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.55%) JBoss
5 8 (2.55%) Apache
6 7 (2.23%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.59%) Documentum
8 4 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.96%) Confluence
9 3 (0.96%) EPiServer CMS
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.64%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.64%) PegaRULES
11 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 30 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.23%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.59%) MS Office
5 3 (0.96%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Windchill
6 1 (0.32%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.32%) HFM
4 1 (0.32%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.14%) HTTP
2 5 (1.59%) Internet
3 4 (1.27%) Firewall
3 4 (1.27%) FTP
4 3 (0.96%) SAN
4 3 (0.96%) NAS
4 3 (0.96%) VLAN
5 2 (0.64%) LDAP
6 1 (0.32%) GPRS
6 1 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) UMTS
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
6 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.32%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (44.27%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 25 (7.96%) Relational Database
4 24 (7.64%) Oracle Database
5 23 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (6.37%) DB2
7 13 (4.14%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.55%) OLTP
11 7 (2.23%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 7 (2.23%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (2.23%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.91%) InterSystems Cache
13 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (9.55%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.10%) Subversion
2 16 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.82%) JUnit
5 9 (2.87%) Maven
5 9 (2.87%) NUnit
6 8 (2.55%) Selenium
7 7 (2.23%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.23%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (1.59%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.59%) JIRA
10 4 (1.27%) jMock
10 4 (1.27%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.27%) Mockito
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.27%) NCrunch
11 3 (0.96%) Moq
11 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 88 (28.03%) Finance
2 50 (15.92%) Banking
3 33 (10.51%) Investment Banking
4 18 (5.73%) Front Office
5 16 (5.10%) Back Office
6 7 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.23%) Retail
7 6 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Military
9 2 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.64%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 177 (56.37%) Developer
2 66 (21.02%) C# Developer
3 59 (18.79%) .NET Developer
4 54 (17.20%) Architect
5 38 (12.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (10.83%) Java Developer
7 30 (9.55%) Web Developer
8 27 (8.60%) Team Leader
9 23 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (7.01%) Development Team Leader
11 21 (6.69%) Software Team Leader
11 21 (6.69%) Software Development Team Leader
12 20 (6.37%) Software Developer
13 19 (6.05%) .NET Web Developer
14 18 (5.73%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (5.73%) Applications Developer
14 18 (5.73%) Senior Developer
15 17 (5.41%) Analyst
16 16 (5.10%) C# Web Developer
16 16 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (57.96%) .NET
2 85 (27.07%) ASP.NET
3 78 (24.84%) Web Services
4 77 (24.52%) .NET Framework
5 63 (20.06%) XML
6 55 (17.52%) HTML
6 55 (17.52%) CSS
6 55 (17.52%) jQuery
7 51 (16.24%) WCF
8 32 (10.19%) SOAP
9 31 (9.87%) Ajax
10 29 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (8.60%) Middleware
12 24 (7.64%) REST
13 21 (6.69%) LINQ
14 20 (6.37%) J2EE
15 19 (6.05%) HTML5
15 19 (6.05%) AngularJS
16 17 (5.41%) Spring
17 16 (5.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.51%) Client/Server
3 22 (7.01%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.14%) Equities
5 12 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.18%) Derivative
7 9 (2.87%) Clustering
8 6 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.59%) HACMP
9 5 (1.59%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.27%) User Experience
11 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.96%) Replication
11 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.96%) W3C
12 2 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.88%) Windows
2 40 (12.74%) Linux
3 28 (8.92%) UNIX
4 7 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.91%) VMS
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.27%) Android
7 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.64%) SUSE
8 2 (0.64%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) HPUX
8 2 (0.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.75%) OO
3 72 (22.93%) MVC
4 64 (20.38%) TDD
5 55 (17.52%) SDLC
6 52 (16.56%) SOA
7 50 (15.92%) Unit Testing
8 44 (14.01%) OOD
9 39 (12.42%) Scrum
10 37 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (8.92%) Web Development
12 26 (8.28%) Migration
12 26 (8.28%) Open Source
13 24 (7.64%) Multithreading
14 23 (7.32%) OOP
15 22 (7.01%) Software Engineering
16 19 (6.05%) E-Commerce
16 19 (6.05%) Mentoring
17 18 (5.73%) Release Management
17 18 (5.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (53.82%) C#
2 101 (32.17%) SQL
3 98 (31.21%) JavaScript
4 62 (19.75%) Java
5 41 (13.06%) VB
6 20 (6.37%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.41%) C++
8 11 (3.50%) XPath
9 7 (2.23%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (2.23%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.23%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.91%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.27%) Perl
13 2 (0.64%) C
13 2 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.64%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.64%) Scala
13 2 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (7.64%) Degree
2 17 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.64%) MCP
5 2 (0.64%) ISEB
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.73%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.59%) XenApp
3 3 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.64%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) logstash
2 1 (0.32%) Kibana
2 1 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 92 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 65 (20.70%) Oracle
3 23 (7.32%) Sybase
4 21 (6.69%) IBM
5 9 (2.87%) Kofax
6 8 (2.55%) Intel
6 8 (2.55%) Pega
7 7 (2.23%) Telerik
7 7 (2.23%) EPiServer
8 6 (1.91%) Perforce
8 6 (1.91%) Solace
9 5 (1.59%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.59%) DataSynapse
9 5 (1.59%) VMware
9 5 (1.59%) Citrix
9 5 (1.59%) HP
9 5 (1.59%) EMC
10 3 (0.96%) BEA
10 3 (0.96%) Veritas
10 3 (0.96%) Atlassian
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day +
Posted: 17 days ago