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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
N-Tier
UK
Rank 514 510 496
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 73 120 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 74 84
Median daily rate £500 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
14587 16398 15936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.81% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9330 10414 9971
Median daily rate £438 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 692 666
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.98 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +23.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 2017.

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 27 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -15 67 £515 +37.33% 31
London +39 55 £550 +29.41% 9
City of London +6 10 £405 -7.42% 4
South East +7 4 £377 -7.42% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £400 -
County Antrim - 4 £400 -
Belfast - 4 £400 -
East of England -8 3 £360 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -36 3 £500 +38.88% 2
Coventry - 3 £500 - 1
Scotland +23 2 - -
Hampshire +3 2 £429 +22.71%
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £325 -
Bury St Edmunds -1 2 £360 +12.94%
Suffolk -10 2 £360 +12.94%
Motherwell - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +10 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire +8 1 £500 +17.64%
Devon +7 1 £450 +38.46%
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 3
Leeds +6 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +4 1 £325 -
South West -4 1 £450 +38.46% 4
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Plymouth - 1 £450 -
Marlow - 1 - -

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 73 (44.51%) .NET
2 72 (43.90%) C#
3 70 (42.68%) SQL
3 70 (42.68%) SQL Server
4 56 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (32.93%) ASP.NET
6 50 (30.49%) HTML
7 48 (29.27%) XML
8 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (25.61%) WCF
9 42 (25.61%) CSS
10 41 (25.00%) Web Services
11 40 (24.39%) LINQ
12 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
13 38 (23.17%) IIS
13 38 (23.17%) MVC
14 37 (22.56%) Finance
14 37 (22.56%) OOP
15 36 (21.95%) Java
15 36 (21.95%) VB.NET
15 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
16 35 (21.34%) jQuery
16 35 (21.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 34 (20.73%) LINQ to SQL
17 34 (20.73%) Windows
18 33 (20.12%) Banking
18 33 (20.12%) SQL Server 2008
19 28 (17.07%) Unix
19 28 (17.07%) OWASP
19 28 (17.07%) Secure Coding

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 38 (23.17%) IIS
2 14 (8.54%) CMS
3 13 (7.93%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (7.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (6.10%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.66%) JBoss
7 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.22%) Apache
8 2 (1.22%) Drupal
8 2 (1.22%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.61%) concrete5
9 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.61%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) InfoPath
2 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) HFM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) Boomi
1 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) Internet
2 3 (1.83%) SSL
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) DMZ
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) LDAP
4 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (42.68%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.15%) Relational Database
4 14 (8.54%) Hadoop
5 13 (7.93%) NoSQL
6 12 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (6.10%) Big Data
7 10 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (6.10%) MongoDB
7 10 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (5.49%) MS Access
9 5 (3.05%) MySQL
9 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.44%) KDB
10 4 (2.44%) Kdb+
11 3 (1.83%) Informix
11 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.22%) OLAP
12 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.93%) Subversion
4 8 (4.88%) NUnit
5 7 (4.27%) Ant
5 7 (4.27%) Selenium
6 6 (3.66%) ClearCase
6 6 (3.66%) CruiseControl
6 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.66%) Maven
6 6 (3.66%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (2.44%) WiX
8 2 (1.22%) JUnit
8 2 (1.22%) Moq
9 1 (0.61%) JIRA
9 1 (0.61%) Mockito
9 1 (0.61%) MSTest
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 37 (22.56%) Finance
2 33 (20.12%) Banking
3 25 (15.24%) Front Office
4 16 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.49%) Local Government
6 6 (3.66%) Financial Institution
7 5 (3.05%) Back Office
7 5 (3.05%) Marketing
7 5 (3.05%) Retail
8 2 (1.22%) Military
8 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (71.34%) Developer
2 38 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 29 (17.68%) Architect
4 28 (17.07%) Java Developer
5 22 (13.41%) Senior Developer
6 17 (10.37%) C++ Developer
7 15 (9.15%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.15%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.71%) Sitecore Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (5.49%) Access Developer
10 9 (5.49%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Data Architect
11 8 (4.88%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Technical Leader
12 7 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (4.27%) CMS Developer
12 7 (4.27%) Credit Risk Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (44.51%) .NET
2 54 (32.93%) ASP.NET
3 50 (30.49%) HTML
4 48 (29.27%) XML
5 42 (25.61%) CSS
5 42 (25.61%) WCF
6 41 (25.00%) Web Services
7 40 (24.39%) LINQ
8 35 (21.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 35 (21.34%) jQuery
9 34 (20.73%) LINQ to SQL
10 25 (15.24%) Ajax
11 21 (12.80%) HTML5
11 21 (12.80%) SOAP
12 19 (11.59%) REST
13 18 (10.98%) .NET Framework
14 15 (9.15%) Spring
15 12 (7.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 12 (7.32%) STL
16 11 (6.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (10.37%) Algorithms
3 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.32%) Fixed Income
5 11 (6.71%) Equities
6 9 (5.49%) Credit Risk
7 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.88%) Grid Computing
8 6 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.44%) Online Banking
10 4 (2.44%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.83%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.22%) Replication
13 1 (0.61%) Clustering
13 1 (0.61%) Derivative
13 1 (0.61%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.73%) Windows
2 28 (17.07%) Unix
3 21 (12.80%) Linux
4 5 (3.05%) Solaris
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.17%) MVC
3 37 (22.56%) OOP
4 28 (17.07%) OWASP
4 28 (17.07%) Secure Coding
5 26 (15.85%) OO
5 26 (15.85%) Scrum
6 23 (14.02%) SOA
7 22 (13.41%) Multithreading
8 21 (12.80%) Electronic Trading
8 21 (12.80%) SDLC
9 20 (12.20%) High Availability
10 18 (10.98%) TDD
11 16 (9.76%) Low Latency
11 16 (9.76%) UML
12 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.54%) Migration
14 13 (7.93%) Web Development
15 12 (7.32%) Algorithmic Trading
15 12 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (43.90%) C#
2 70 (42.68%) SQL
3 39 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 36 (21.95%) Java
4 36 (21.95%) VB.NET
5 20 (12.20%) C++
6 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.49%) VBA
7 7 (4.27%) PHP
8 5 (3.05%) Perl
9 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) Erlang
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) Jython
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.15%) QA
2 11 (6.71%) MiFID
3 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.41%) Oracle
3 13 (7.93%) IBM
4 12 (7.32%) Sitecore
5 10 (6.10%) Sybase
6 8 (4.88%) Dell
7 7 (4.27%) Cognizant
7 7 (4.27%) Solace
8 5 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.83%) Blue Prism
10 2 (1.22%) Google
10 2 (1.22%) Progress
10 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.61%) MKS
11 1 (0.61%) Murex
11 1 (0.61%) Reuters
11 1 (0.61%) SAP
11 1 (0.61%) Temenos