The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

N-Tier
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 507 488
Rank change year-on-year -28 -19  
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 65 133 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.79% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 89 91
Median daily rate £425 £415 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +13.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

N-Tier is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

N-Tier
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing N-Tier as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing N-Tier over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Top 30 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 30 March 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 -19 57 £438 +2.94% 29
London +6 23 £575 +15.00% 10
South West +9 14 £400 +6.66% 1
Devon +4 9 £359 +12.10%
East of England +6 7 £500 +50.94%
South East -3 6 £275 -33.73% 4
Hampshire +15 5 £275 - 2
Plymouth - 5 £413 -
Essex - 5 £543 -
Scotland +24 4 £398 +6.00%
Yorkshire +14 3 £350 - 5
Southampton +5 3 - - 1
Middlesbrough - 3 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Belfast - 3 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 -
County Antrim - 3 £400 -
North West +23 2 £313 -16.38% 8
Edinburgh - 2 £398 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £551 -
Motherwell - 2 - -
Cheshire +31 1 £275 -29.03% 2
City of London +11 1 £450 -12.19% 2
Chester +10 1 £275 -31.25%
Bury St Edmunds +7 1 £375 +20.00%
Bristol +6 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 £500 +33.33%
Bedfordshire +2 1 £500 +81.81%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (40.97%) SQL Server
2 57 (39.58%) SQL
2 57 (39.58%) .NET
3 54 (37.50%) C#
4 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (30.56%) Web Services
6 43 (29.86%) ASP.NET
6 43 (29.86%) MVC
7 42 (29.17%) Finance
8 41 (28.47%) JavaScript
9 40 (27.78%) HTML
9 40 (27.78%) CSS
10 37 (25.69%) Java
11 35 (24.31%) XML
12 34 (23.61%) Banking
12 34 (23.61%) jQuery
13 32 (22.22%) Unix
13 32 (22.22%) Oracle
13 32 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
15 29 (20.14%) Windows
16 26 (18.06%) SOAP
17 25 (17.36%) Scrum
18 24 (16.67%) WCF
18 24 (16.67%) LINQ
18 24 (16.67%) Linux
19 23 (15.97%) TDD
20 22 (15.28%) Web Development
20 22 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
20 22 (15.28%) SDLC

N-Tier
Co-occurring 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 15 (10.42%) IIS
2 8 (5.56%) CMS
3 7 (4.86%) JBoss
3 7 (4.86%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.86%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (4.17%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.47%) Apache
6 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.39%) OpenEdge
7 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.69%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.69%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.69%) nginx
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) HFM
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.56%) Boomi
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) Internet
2 3 (2.08%) HTTP
3 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (40.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.72%) Relational Database
4 12 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.94%) MS Access
5 10 (6.94%) RDBMS
5 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.56%) Big Data
6 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.17%) KDB
8 6 (4.17%) Kdb+
9 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.08%) Informix
10 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.39%) MySQL
11 2 (1.39%) OLAP
11 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 32 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.94%) Subversion
2 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.56%) NUnit
4 7 (4.86%) Ant
4 7 (4.86%) Maven
4 7 (4.86%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.17%) ClearCase
5 6 (4.17%) CruiseControl
5 6 (4.17%) Selenium
6 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.47%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (2.78%) WiX
8 2 (1.39%) Moq
8 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.69%) Grunt
9 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.69%) MSTest
General
1 42 (29.17%) Finance
2 34 (23.61%) Banking
3 20 (13.89%) Front Office
4 11 (7.64%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.08%) Advertising
6 3 (2.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Military
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 106 (73.61%) Developer
2 33 (22.92%) .NET Developer
3 30 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 26 (18.06%) Architect
5 20 (13.89%) Senior Developer
6 14 (9.72%) C# Developer
6 14 (9.72%) C++ Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Access Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (5.56%) SQL Developer
11 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Credit Risk Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Credit Risk Java Developer
11 7 (4.86%) WebSphere Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.58%) .NET
2 44 (30.56%) Web Services
3 43 (29.86%) ASP.NET
4 40 (27.78%) CSS
4 40 (27.78%) HTML
5 35 (24.31%) XML
6 34 (23.61%) jQuery
7 26 (18.06%) SOAP
8 24 (16.67%) LINQ
8 24 (16.67%) WCF
9 21 (14.58%) .NET Framework
9 21 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (12.50%) REST
12 17 (11.81%) Ajax
12 17 (11.81%) LINQ to SQL
12 17 (11.81%) Middleware
12 17 (11.81%) Spring
13 15 (10.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 12 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (6.94%) Equities
4 9 (6.25%) Credit Risk
5 8 (5.56%) Grid Computing
6 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.86%) Fixed Income
7 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.78%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.39%) Clustering
10 2 (1.39%) Derivative
10 2 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.39%) Exotic Derivative
10 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.69%) Replication
11 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.22%) Unix
2 29 (20.14%) Windows
3 24 (16.67%) Linux
4 8 (5.56%) Solaris
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.69%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) SUSE
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.86%) MVC
3 25 (17.36%) Scrum
4 23 (15.97%) TDD
5 22 (15.28%) SDLC
5 22 (15.28%) Web Development
6 20 (13.89%) OOP
6 20 (13.89%) UML
7 19 (13.19%) Migration
7 19 (13.19%) SOA
8 18 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
8 18 (12.50%) High Availability
9 17 (11.81%) Multithreading
9 17 (11.81%) OO
10 15 (10.42%) Low Latency
10 15 (10.42%) Risk Management
11 12 (8.33%) OWASP
11 12 (8.33%) Secure Coding
12 11 (7.64%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (6.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.58%) SQL
2 54 (37.50%) C#
3 41 (28.47%) JavaScript
4 37 (25.69%) Java
5 19 (13.19%) VB.NET
6 14 (9.72%) C++
7 11 (7.64%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.25%) VBA
9 7 (4.86%) Perl
10 5 (3.47%) C
11 3 (2.08%) VB
12 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.69%) Erlang
13 1 (0.69%) PHP
13 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.69%) VB6
13 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) MiFID
1 9 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (22.22%) Oracle
2 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.42%) IBM
4 9 (6.25%) Sybase
5 8 (5.56%) Dell
6 6 (4.17%) Cognizant
6 6 (4.17%) Solace
7 5 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.39%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.39%) Google
8 2 (1.39%) HP
8 2 (1.39%) Murex
8 2 (1.39%) Progress
8 2 (1.39%) Reuters
8 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.69%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.69%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.69%) MKS
9 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sytel Reply
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago