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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 462 341 353
Rank change year-on-year
-121 +12
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 140 256 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.85% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 180 169
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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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £48.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +35.21%
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
14362 13862 14489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.41% 25.96% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8529 8420
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 639 608 794
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.30 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -95 138 £375 - 74
London -68 47 £513 - 29
South East -3 39 £400 +23.07% 10
Buckinghamshire +16 24 £495 +41.42% 2
Milton Keynes +5 18 £475 +26.66% 2
West Midlands -24 16 £310 +3.33% 5
City of London +2 14 £450 -14.28% 9
North West -2 12 £325 - 11
Warwickshire -1 9 £306 +13.42% 2
Oxfordshire +3 8 £275 - 2
Manchester +1 8 £323 -0.76% 3
East Midlands -9 8 £325 +8.33% 3
Leicestershire +8 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Staffordshire +7 6 £310 -6.06% 1
North East - 6 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £375 - 1
Surrey +1 5 £405 +24.61% 2
Warwick - 5 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 4 £328 +4.80% 6
Yorkshire +5 4 £328 +4.80% 7
Oxford +4 4 £250 - 2
Cheshire -2 4 £340 +4.61% 7
Hertfordshire -16 4 £290 - 1
East of England -30 4 £290 -14.07% 2
Cobham - 4 £405 -
Stoke-on-Trent +2 3 £320 -3.03% 1
Leamington Spa - 3 £300 -
Leeds +2 2 £255 -7.27% 3
South West -47 2 - - 6

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 168 (57.14%) .NET
2 161 (54.76%) C#
3 123 (41.84%) SQL
4 119 (40.48%) SQL Server
5 100 (34.01%) ASP.NET
6 97 (32.99%) SOA
7 89 (30.27%) Oracle
8 86 (29.25%) Web Services
8 86 (29.25%) TDD
9 83 (28.23%) Microsoft
10 81 (27.55%) JavaScript
11 78 (26.53%) OO
12 72 (24.49%) Scrum
13 70 (23.81%) MVC
14 68 (23.13%) HTML
15 64 (21.77%) WCF
16 60 (20.41%) XML
17 59 (20.07%) Finance
18 54 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 49 (16.67%) CSS
20 48 (16.33%) Java
20 48 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (15.65%) Banking
21 46 (15.65%) Windows
22 43 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
23 42 (14.29%) .NET Framework
24 40 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (13.27%) jQuery
25 39 (13.27%) PL/SQL
26 38 (12.93%) E-Commerce

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.48%) WebLogic
2 17 (5.78%) WebSphere
3 15 (5.10%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.76%) Apache
5 12 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.74%) IIS
7 9 (3.06%) WebLogic Integration
7 9 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.72%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.70%) CMS
9 5 (1.70%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.36%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.68%) CICS
11 2 (0.68%) Papyrus
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.08%) MS Office
3 6 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.74%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.68%) Exstream
3 2 (0.68%) RMDS
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) SaaS
2 2 (0.68%) Heroku
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.08%) LDAP
2 9 (3.06%) FTP
3 7 (2.38%) HTTP
4 4 (1.36%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.02%) SAN
6 2 (0.68%) GSM
6 2 (0.68%) SMS
6 2 (0.68%) Internet
6 2 (0.68%) RTCP
6 2 (0.68%) RTP
6 2 (0.68%) RFID
6 2 (0.68%) Network Security
6 2 (0.68%) AMQP
7 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.34%) Firewall
7 1 (0.34%) SSH
7 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.59%) Oracle Database
3 35 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (6.80%) Relational Database
5 19 (6.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.42%) RDBMS
8 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (3.06%) MS Access
10 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.04%) MySQL
12 6 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.70%) MongoDB
14 3 (1.02%) Big Data
14 3 (1.02%) ZAP BI
14 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.02%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 43 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.82%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.78%) NUnit
3 17 (5.78%) Subversion
4 12 (4.08%) JIRA
5 9 (3.06%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.06%) Serena SBM
6 7 (2.38%) Xcode
7 5 (1.70%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.02%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.02%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.02%) NCover
8 3 (1.02%) NuGet
9 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.68%) Ant
9 2 (0.68%) JUnit
9 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.34%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 59 (20.07%) Finance
2 46 (15.65%) Banking
3 19 (6.46%) Back Office
4 18 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.42%) Front Office
6 12 (4.08%) Retail
7 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.70%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (58.16%) Developer
2 62 (21.09%) .NET Developer
3 52 (17.69%) C# Developer
4 35 (11.90%) Architect
5 29 (9.86%) Senior Developer
6 24 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (7.48%) Analyst
8 20 (6.80%) Software Developer
9 19 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (6.12%) Development Manager
11 15 (5.10%) Applications Support
12 13 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.08%) Web Manager
13 12 (4.08%) Web Development Manager
14 11 (3.74%) Java Developer
14 11 (3.74%) Oracle Developer
14 11 (3.74%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.40%) Team Leader
15 10 (3.40%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (57.14%) .NET
2 100 (34.01%) ASP.NET
3 86 (29.25%) Web Services
4 68 (23.13%) HTML
5 64 (21.77%) WCF
6 60 (20.41%) XML
7 54 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (16.67%) CSS
9 42 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 39 (13.27%) jQuery
11 37 (12.59%) WPF
12 33 (11.22%) XSLT
13 30 (10.20%) WinForms
14 27 (9.18%) Ajax
14 27 (9.18%) REST
15 22 (7.48%) J2EE
16 21 (7.14%) HTML5
16 21 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 19 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 14 (4.76%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.48%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.10%) Client/Server
3 12 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.38%) Open Source
5 6 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.04%) Equities
6 5 (1.70%) Replication
6 5 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.36%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.36%) iPhone
7 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.02%) Derivative
8 3 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.02%) Statistics
8 3 (1.02%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.02%) WURFL
8 3 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.65%) Windows
2 24 (8.16%) Linux
3 17 (5.78%) UNIX
4 14 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.06%) SUSE
5 9 (3.06%) Android
5 9 (3.06%) HPUX
6 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.02%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (32.99%) SOA
2 86 (29.25%) TDD
3 78 (26.53%) OO
4 72 (24.49%) Scrum
5 70 (23.81%) MVC
6 48 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (12.93%) Unit Testing
8 38 (12.93%) E-Commerce
9 27 (9.18%) Web Development
10 24 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 22 (7.48%) CRM
11 22 (7.48%) BDD
12 21 (7.14%) Data Modelling
12 21 (7.14%) Change Management
13 20 (6.80%) Configuration Management
13 20 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 19 (6.46%) OOD
14 19 (6.46%) Waterfall
14 19 (6.46%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 161 (54.76%) C#
2 123 (41.84%) SQL
3 81 (27.55%) JavaScript
4 48 (16.33%) Java
5 39 (13.27%) PL/SQL
6 33 (11.22%) VB.NET
7 21 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 19 (6.46%) VB
9 18 (6.12%) Objective-C
10 11 (3.74%) C++
10 11 (3.74%) XAML
11 9 (3.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 8 (2.72%) VBA
13 7 (2.38%) VBScript
14 4 (1.36%) C
14 4 (1.36%) Ruby
14 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.02%) Scala
15 3 (1.02%) Python
15 3 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (5.10%) Degree
2 10 (3.40%) ISEB
3 9 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (3.06%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.46%) QA
2 9 (3.06%) SLA
3 4 (1.36%) COBIT
4 2 (0.68%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) NFS
4 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.06%) SCCM
1 9 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Cacti
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (30.27%) Oracle
2 83 (28.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.42%) IBM
4 12 (4.08%) SAP
4 12 (4.08%) HP
5 11 (3.74%) Sybase
5 11 (3.74%) TIBCO
5 11 (3.74%) Telerik
6 9 (3.06%) Serena
7 7 (2.38%) AccuRev
8 5 (1.70%) VMware
9 4 (1.36%) webMethods
9 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.36%) NetApp
10 3 (1.02%) Sun
10 3 (1.02%) Cognizant
10 3 (1.02%) JBoss
10 3 (1.02%) Perforce
10 3 (1.02%) FatWire
11 2 (0.68%) ESRI
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: neg.
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £565.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Uxbridge
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago