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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 460 386 358
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -28
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 159 206 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.24% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 141 170
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -

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
17922 16584 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 31.55% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11192 10372 9992
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 670 841
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.79 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -52 151 £380 -3.79% 82
London -26 61 £475 +5.55% 25
West Midlands -11 25 £313 -3.84% 6
City of London +15 17 £400 -3.61% 8
South East -32 17 £400 +18.51% 5
East of England -13 12 £493 +13.21% 4
Warwickshire -3 10 £306 +11.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £400 +10.72%
Essex - 10 £493 -
North East - 9 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £375 -
South West -31 8 £375 +15.38% 13
Milton Keynes -11 7 £400 +0.62%
East Midlands -12 7 £325 +8.33% 13
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £499 -
Leicestershire +12 5 £325 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire -1 5 £350 -34.57% 8
West Yorkshire -3 5 £350 -34.57% 6
North West -28 5 £275 -12.00% 7
Staffordshire - 5 £310 - 3
Dorset - 5 £375 - 2
Poole - 5 £375 - 2
Warwick +1 4 £325 -
Manchester -7 4 £275 -15.38% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £275 -
Solihull +7 3 £366 +21.91%
Leeds -1 3 £255 -52.33% 5
Hampshire -12 3 £393 +25.60% 3
Bristol -25 3 - - 8

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 164 (54.85%) C#
2 158 (52.84%) .NET
3 130 (43.48%) SQL
4 125 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (39.80%) SQL Server
6 107 (35.79%) OO
7 103 (34.45%) ASP.NET
8 91 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 86 (28.76%) Oracle
10 85 (28.43%) TDD
11 84 (28.09%) SOA
12 81 (27.09%) Web Services
13 77 (25.75%) MVC
13 77 (25.75%) Scrum
14 73 (24.41%) HTML
15 65 (21.74%) Java
16 64 (21.40%) XML
17 62 (20.74%) Microsoft
17 62 (20.74%) WCF
18 60 (20.07%) Finance
19 55 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC
20 54 (18.06%) CSS
21 48 (16.05%) jQuery
22 46 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
23 44 (14.72%) PL/SQL
24 42 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
24 42 (14.05%) Banking
25 38 (12.71%) Windows
26 37 (12.37%) E-Commerce
26 37 (12.37%) .NET Framework

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 17 (5.69%) Apache
3 15 (5.02%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.01%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.68%) IIS
5 11 (3.68%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.34%) WebLogic Integration
6 7 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.67%) CMS
8 5 (1.67%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.34%) JBoss
9 4 (1.34%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.67%) CICS
11 2 (0.67%) MQSI
11 2 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 24 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.68%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Summit
3 2 (0.67%) RMDS
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Heroku
2 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.01%) HTTP
2 11 (3.68%) LDAP
3 8 (2.68%) SAN
4 7 (2.34%) FTP
4 7 (2.34%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.67%) DNS
5 5 (1.67%) SSH
5 5 (1.67%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.67%) Network Security
6 2 (0.67%) AMQP
6 2 (0.67%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) Multicast
7 1 (0.33%) NAS
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) BGP
7 1 (0.33%) SMS
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (39.80%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (11.04%) Oracle Database
4 27 (9.03%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 18 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.68%) MS Access
10 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.01%) MySQL
11 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.01%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.67%) DB2
12 5 (1.67%) Ingres
12 5 (1.67%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 46 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.35%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.68%) NUnit
4 14 (4.68%) Subversion
5 10 (3.34%) Xcode
5 10 (3.34%) JIRA
6 5 (1.67%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.67%) Serena SBM
6 5 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.67%) JUnit
7 4 (1.34%) Ant
8 3 (1.00%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.00%) Maven
8 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.00%) jMock
8 3 (1.00%) NCover
9 2 (0.67%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.67%) NuGet
9 2 (0.67%) Moq
General
1 60 (20.07%) Finance
2 42 (14.05%) Banking
3 23 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.02%) Front Office
5 13 (4.35%) Retail
6 9 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.68%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.00%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
9 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (64.88%) Developer
2 71 (23.75%) .NET Developer
3 50 (16.72%) C# Developer
4 34 (11.37%) Architect
5 30 (10.03%) Senior Developer
6 25 (8.36%) Java Developer
6 25 (8.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (6.02%) Development Manager
8 17 (5.69%) Software Developer
9 15 (5.02%) Analyst
10 14 (4.68%) Technical Architect
10 14 (4.68%) Web Developer
11 13 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.01%) Web Development Manager
12 12 (4.01%) Web Manager
13 11 (3.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (3.68%) Oracle Developer
14 10 (3.34%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (52.84%) .NET
2 103 (34.45%) ASP.NET
3 81 (27.09%) Web Services
4 73 (24.41%) HTML
5 64 (21.40%) XML
6 62 (20.74%) WCF
7 55 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (18.06%) CSS
9 48 (16.05%) jQuery
10 37 (12.37%) .NET Framework
11 34 (11.37%) REST
12 33 (11.04%) WPF
13 31 (10.37%) XSLT
14 24 (8.03%) WinForms
15 21 (7.02%) HTML5
16 20 (6.69%) Spring
17 18 (6.02%) Ajax
18 16 (5.35%) Hibernate
18 16 (5.35%) SOAP
18 16 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.01%) Open Source
5 8 (2.68%) iPhone
5 8 (2.68%) Equities
6 7 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.34%) Derivative
7 6 (2.01%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.01%) Clustering
7 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.34%) User Experience
9 4 (1.34%) Replication
9 4 (1.34%) Kindle
9 4 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.71%) Windows
2 32 (10.70%) Linux
3 30 (10.03%) UNIX
4 18 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.35%) Android
6 9 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.34%) SUSE
7 7 (2.34%) HPUX
8 5 (1.67%) VMS
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.67%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (35.79%) OO
3 85 (28.43%) TDD
4 84 (28.09%) SOA
5 77 (25.75%) MVC
5 77 (25.75%) Scrum
6 42 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.37%) E-Commerce
8 33 (11.04%) Unit Testing
9 29 (9.70%) UML
10 27 (9.03%) BDD
11 25 (8.36%) OOD
11 25 (8.36%) Web Development
12 24 (8.03%) Waterfall
13 22 (7.36%) Coaching
14 21 (7.02%) PRINCE2
15 20 (6.69%) Data Modelling
15 20 (6.69%) Configuration Management
15 20 (6.69%) Release Management
16 19 (6.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 164 (54.85%) C#
2 130 (43.48%) SQL
3 91 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 65 (21.74%) Java
5 44 (14.72%) PL/SQL
6 26 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 24 (8.03%) Objective-C
8 18 (6.02%) VB
9 15 (5.02%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.01%) XAML
11 10 (3.34%) VBScript
12 9 (3.01%) VBA
13 8 (2.68%) C++
14 7 (2.34%) Perl
14 7 (2.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 6 (2.01%) PHP
15 6 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.67%) Ruby
16 5 (1.67%) Korn
16 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.68%) Degree
3 11 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.68%) ISEB
5 7 (2.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (2.01%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.34%) QA
2 9 (3.01%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (3.01%) Active Directory
1 9 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
1 9 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (1.67%) NFS
3 1 (0.33%) Varnish
3 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.67%) Puppet
2 5 (1.67%) SCCM
3 4 (1.34%) logstash
3 4 (1.34%) Kibana
4 2 (0.67%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.33%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 86 (28.76%) Oracle
2 62 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.68%) Telerik
4 13 (4.35%) IBM
5 10 (3.34%) Sybase
5 10 (3.34%) TIBCO
6 9 (3.01%) VMware
7 8 (2.68%) HP
8 7 (2.34%) SAP
9 5 (1.67%) Serena
9 5 (1.67%) AccuRev
10 4 (1.34%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.34%) NetApp
10 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.00%) Apple
11 3 (1.00%) EMC
11 3 (1.00%) Sencha
11 3 (1.00%) DataSynapse
11 3 (1.00%) Perforce
11 3 (1.00%) FatWire
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