Period
to 26 October 2021

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 6 months to 26 October 2021 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
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 720 493 740
Rank change year-on-year -227 +247 +46
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 101 43 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 38
10th Percentile £358 £350 £361
25th Percentile £392 £463 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £525 £450
Median % change year-on-year -6.19% +16.67% -8.86%
75th Percentile £688 £600 £575
90th Percentile £775 £775 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £395
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.39% -4.53%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 25,333 10,140 24,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.78% 31.52% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,808 6,916 15,977
10th Percentile £305 £263 £265
25th Percentile £413 £368 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.38% -0.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 331 867
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.78
25th Percentile £15.02 £16.00 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.08 £26.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.38% +26.83% +2.50%
75th Percentile £49.00 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -13.04% +20.86% +0.16%

N-Tier
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing N-Tier as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing N-Tier.

Daily rate trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing N-Tier over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing N-Tier.

Hourly rate trend for N-Tier in the UK

N-Tier
Top 13 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 6 months to 26 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -178 94 £495 -7.91% 33
London -196 47 £650 +8.33% 14
UK excluding London -134 45 £375 +7.14% 23
Work from Home -195 24 £490 -25.33% 9
North of England - 15 £395 - 4
North West - 14 £395 - 3
South West - 13 £700 - 3
South East -83 8 £375 -21.05% 4
East of England - 4 £375 - 4
Midlands -85 3 £425 +38.44% 4
Wales - 3 £361 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing N-Tier also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for N-Tier.

1 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.61%) JavaScript
3 38 (37.62%) SQL
3 38 (37.62%) Microservices
4 36 (35.64%) Scrum
5 35 (34.65%) .NET
5 35 (34.65%) CSS
5 35 (34.65%) SOA
6 34 (33.66%) C#
7 32 (31.68%) HTML
7 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
7 32 (31.68%) Social Skills
8 30 (29.70%) AWS
9 28 (27.72%) DevOps
10 27 (26.73%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (25.74%) Full Stack Development
12 25 (24.75%) SDLC
12 25 (24.75%) TDD
12 25 (24.75%) Azure
12 25 (24.75%) Git (software)
13 24 (23.76%) React
14 23 (22.77%) Jenkins
14 23 (22.77%) MVC
14 23 (22.77%) Web Services
15 21 (20.79%) NoSQL
15 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET
16 20 (19.80%) Java
16 20 (19.80%) Finance
17 19 (18.81%) Oracle

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 17 (16.83%) Tomcat
2 12 (11.88%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (10.89%) GemFire
4 10 (9.90%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.97%) Apache
7 3 (2.97%) Confluence
7 3 (2.97%) Liferay
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.97%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.98%) JBoss
8 2 (1.98%) Jetty
8 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.70%) AWS
2 25 (24.75%) Azure
3 18 (17.82%) GCP
4 7 (6.93%) OpenShift
5 5 (4.95%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (4.95%) Serverless
6 4 (3.96%) npm
7 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.98%) IaaS
7 2 (1.98%) PaaS
7 2 (1.98%) SaaS
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.99%) Azure App Service
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (0.99%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) FTP
2 1 (0.99%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.79%) NoSQL
3 17 (16.83%) Relational Database
4 14 (13.86%) RDBMS
5 11 (10.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (10.89%) InterSystems Cache
5 11 (10.89%) Redis
6 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.94%) MySQL
8 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.97%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.97%) MS Access
10 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.98%) Triplestore
11 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.99%) OLTP
11 1 (0.99%) Stardog
Development Applications
1 25 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 23 (22.77%) Jenkins
3 17 (16.83%) Selenium
4 14 (13.86%) Cucumber
4 14 (13.86%) Maven
4 14 (13.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (12.87%) JUnit
6 12 (11.88%) JMeter
6 12 (11.88%) Visual Studio
7 11 (10.89%) Bitbucket
7 11 (10.89%) Gradle
8 8 (7.92%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.95%) Sourcetree
10 4 (3.96%) Grunt
10 4 (3.96%) gulp
10 4 (3.96%) Jasmine
10 4 (3.96%) Mocha
10 4 (3.96%) Subversion
11 3 (2.97%) MSTest
11 3 (2.97%) NUnit
General
1 32 (31.68%) Social Skills
2 20 (19.80%) Finance
3 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.88%) Banking
5 6 (5.94%) Front Office
5 6 (5.94%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.94%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (68.32%) Developer
2 26 (25.74%) .NET Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Java Developer
4 14 (13.86%) Architect
5 12 (11.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (11.88%) Senior Developer
6 11 (10.89%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.91%) Technical Leader
8 8 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (6.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Consultant
10 6 (5.94%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (5.94%) Lead DevOps
10 6 (5.94%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.94%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.94%) UI Developer
11 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (34.65%) .NET
1 35 (34.65%) CSS
2 32 (31.68%) HTML
3 24 (23.76%) React
4 23 (22.77%) Web Services
5 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET
6 18 (17.82%) AngularJS
7 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (15.84%) jQuery
9 15 (14.85%) Spring
10 13 (12.87%) HTML5
10 13 (12.87%) Kafka
10 13 (12.87%) Node.js
11 11 (10.89%) .NET Framework
11 11 (10.89%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (9.90%) REST
13 8 (7.92%) ADO
13 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Core
14 7 (6.93%) Hibernate
14 7 (6.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Algorithms
1 11 (10.89%) Data Structures
2 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.93%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.94%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.96%) User Experience
7 2 (1.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) Legacy Code
8 1 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.90%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) HPUX
3 3 (2.97%) SUSE
4 1 (0.99%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Microservices
3 36 (35.64%) Scrum
4 35 (34.65%) SOA
5 28 (27.72%) DevOps
6 27 (26.73%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (25.74%) Full Stack Development
8 25 (24.75%) SDLC
8 25 (24.75%) TDD
9 23 (22.77%) MVC
10 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (14.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (14.85%) Low Latency
12 13 (12.87%) Build Automation
12 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
12 13 (12.87%) Use Case
13 12 (11.88%) Kanban
13 12 (11.88%) Mentoring
13 12 (11.88%) OO
13 12 (11.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) JavaScript
2 38 (37.62%) SQL
3 34 (33.66%) C#
4 20 (19.80%) Java
5 8 (7.92%) Java 8
5 8 (7.92%) Python
6 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.96%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.97%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) C++
9 2 (1.98%) Groovy
9 2 (1.98%) Perl
9 2 (1.98%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) AWS Certification
1 4 (3.96%) ISEB
2 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.98%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.99%) MBCS
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
2 5 (4.95%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.99%) NIST
4 1 (0.99%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) Graphite
1 11 (10.89%) Kibana
1 11 (10.89%) logstash
2 7 (6.93%) Terraform
3 6 (5.94%) Ansible
4 2 (1.98%) Control-M
5 1 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
1 19 (18.81%) Oracle
2 10 (9.90%) Google
2 10 (9.90%) IBM
3 7 (6.93%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.97%) Micro Focus
4 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.98%) Charles River
6 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.99%) FactSet
6 1 (0.99%) HP
6 1 (0.99%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.99%) Sparx
6 1 (0.99%) VMware