The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
N-Tier
Rank 130 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 5 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.93% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 3.42% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 7
Average daily rate £363 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £400 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £125.00 -
N-Tier
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
710 731 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.55% 27.25% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 440 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 65
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.71 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

N-Tier
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing N-Tier across the West Midlands region.

N-Tier Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

N-Tier
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier across the West Midlands region.

N-Tier Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

N-Tier
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Staffordshire 0 4 £350 -12.50% 2
Coventry - 1 £375 -
N-Tier
England

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 25 (73.53%) HTML
2 25 (73.53%) CSS
3 22 (64.71%) High Availability
4 20 (58.82%) SOA
5 18 (52.94%) Web Development
6 17 (50.00%) .NET
6 17 (50.00%) C#
7 16 (47.06%) CSS3
7 16 (47.06%) TypeScript
7 16 (47.06%) HTML5
8 15 (44.12%) Performance Testing
9 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (35.29%) ActionScript
11 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
12 10 (29.41%) Flash
12 10 (29.41%) Apache Flex
12 10 (29.41%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (26.47%) HTTP
13 9 (26.47%) Photoshop
14 8 (23.53%) Finance
15 6 (17.65%) OO
16 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
17 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
17 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
17 4 (11.76%) SQL
17 4 (11.76%) Workflow
18 3 (8.82%) WinForms
18 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
18 3 (8.82%) VB

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (35.29%) Web Developer
4 9 (26.47%) Flash Developer
4 9 (26.47%) HTML Developer
5 8 (23.53%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
6 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
7 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (11.76%) Flash ActionScript Developer
9 3 (8.82%) ActionScript Developer
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Developer
9 3 (8.82%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (8.82%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
10 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
11 1 (2.94%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (73.53%) CSS
1 25 (73.53%) HTML
2 17 (50.00%) .NET
3 16 (47.06%) CSS3
3 16 (47.06%) HTML5
4 10 (29.41%) Apache Flex
4 10 (29.41%) Flash
5 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
6 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.82%) WinForms
8 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET
8 2 (5.88%) Ajax
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.88%) REST
8 2 (5.88%) WCF
8 2 (5.88%) Web Services
8 2 (5.88%) WF
8 2 (5.88%) XML
8 2 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) High Availability
2 20 (58.82%) SOA
3 18 (52.94%) Web Development
4 15 (44.12%) Performance Testing
5 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.65%) OO
8 4 (11.76%) Workflow
9 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
10 2 (5.88%) Coaching
10 2 (5.88%) Line Management
10 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.88%) Migration
10 2 (5.88%) MVC
10 2 (5.88%) OOD
10 2 (5.88%) OOP
10 2 (5.88%) UML
11 1 (2.94%) CRM
11 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 16 (47.06%) TypeScript
4 12 (35.29%) ActionScript
5 10 (29.41%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.82%) VB
8 2 (5.88%) C
8 2 (5.88%) C++
9 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Adobe
2 2 (5.88%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) VMware