Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 702 602
Rank change year-on-year +65 -100 -30
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 248 199 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.57% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 132 216
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +2.58%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £368
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 34720 34907 36700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.65% 33.11% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23045 22892 23337
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1197 1454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

N-Tier
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 14 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 22 November 2017. 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 +42 224 £439 +3.24% 37
UK excluding London +69 146 £350 -6.67% 26
London -20 100 £575 +4.55% 11
South East +33 73 £350 -6.67% 13
South West +19 18 £340 -9.33% 2
East of England -5 16 £463 +5.71% 1
North of England +54 14 £513 +28.13% 4
North West +16 11 £410 +36.67% 4
Scotland +2 11 £400 +16.36%
Wales - 10 £395 -
West Midlands +22 3 £513 -5.96% 4
Midlands +19 3 £513 -5.96% 6
Yorkshire +4 3 £525 +31.25%
Northern Ireland -44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 143 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (54.03%) C#
3 123 (49.60%) .NET
4 117 (47.18%) SQL Server
5 107 (43.15%) MVC
6 103 (41.53%) SQL
7 100 (40.32%) Web Services
8 97 (39.11%) Java
9 89 (35.89%) Microsoft
10 86 (34.68%) TDD
11 78 (31.45%) Web Development
12 75 (30.24%) Scrum
13 74 (29.84%) ASP.NET
14 72 (29.03%) Oracle
15 68 (27.42%) JavaScript
15 68 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (27.02%) HTML
17 66 (26.61%) SDLC
18 63 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (25.40%) ASP.NET Web API
19 56 (22.58%) Finance
19 56 (22.58%) Banking
20 53 (21.37%) CSS
20 53 (21.37%) Test Automation
20 53 (21.37%) Refactoring
21 47 (18.95%) OO
22 45 (18.15%) WCF
23 41 (16.53%) XML
23 41 (16.53%) SOA
24 40 (16.13%) SOAP

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 22 (8.87%) JBoss
2 10 (4.03%) IIS
3 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.61%) Apache
6 4 (1.61%) Confluence
6 4 (1.61%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) HFM
3 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.84%) IaaS
2 12 (4.84%) PaaS
3 6 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.61%) Office 365
6 3 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) Firewall
2 6 (2.42%) LDAP
3 5 (2.02%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.61%) HTTP
4 4 (1.61%) Internet
5 3 (1.21%) CTI
5 3 (1.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.81%) DHCP
6 2 (0.81%) DNS
6 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.81%) NAS
6 2 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.81%) SAN
6 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (47.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.24%) RDBMS
4 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.82%) Redis
7 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.42%) MySQL
8 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.02%) Big Data
9 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.02%) OLAP
9 5 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (1.61%) HBase
11 3 (1.21%) DB2
11 3 (1.21%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (10.08%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.85%) Maven
5 15 (6.05%) Ant
5 15 (6.05%) Subversion
6 12 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 10 (4.03%) ClearCase
8 9 (3.63%) Selenium
8 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.82%) JUnit
10 6 (2.42%) JIRA
11 5 (2.02%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.02%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (1.61%) Mockito
13 3 (1.21%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.21%) JMeter
13 3 (1.21%) NUnit
13 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (22.58%) Banking
1 56 (22.58%) Finance
2 33 (13.31%) Investment Banking
3 24 (9.68%) Front Office
4 9 (3.63%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.21%) Back Office
6 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 184 (74.19%) Developer
2 81 (32.66%) .NET Developer
3 72 (29.03%) Java Developer
4 63 (25.40%) C# Developer
5 47 (18.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (13.71%) Architect
7 30 (12.10%) SQL Developer
8 18 (7.26%) SQL Server Developer
9 17 (6.85%) Web Developer
10 16 (6.45%) Agile .NET Developer
10 16 (6.45%) Agile C# Developer
10 16 (6.45%) Agile Developer
11 14 (5.65%) J2EE Developer
11 14 (5.65%) Senior Developer
12 13 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (5.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 13 (5.24%) Technical Architect
13 12 (4.84%) Data Architect
14 11 (4.44%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
15 10 (4.03%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (49.60%) .NET
2 100 (40.32%) Web Services
3 74 (29.84%) ASP.NET
4 67 (27.02%) HTML
5 63 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 63 (25.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (21.37%) CSS
7 45 (18.15%) WCF
8 41 (16.53%) XML
9 40 (16.13%) AngularJS
9 40 (16.13%) SOAP
10 36 (14.52%) Spring
11 34 (13.71%) .NET Framework
12 32 (12.90%) REST
13 28 (11.29%) Entity Framework
14 23 (9.27%) HTML5
15 21 (8.47%) RESTful
16 20 (8.06%) J2EE
16 20 (8.06%) Middleware
17 17 (6.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.29%) Equities
2 27 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.87%) Client/Server
4 13 (5.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.82%) Clustering
6 7 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.82%) Derivative
6 7 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
6 7 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.82%) User Experience
7 6 (2.42%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.02%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.02%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.61%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.21%) Exotic Derivative
10 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.68%) Unix
2 23 (9.27%) Linux
3 21 (8.47%) Windows
4 5 (2.02%) Solaris
5 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.81%) AIX
6 2 (0.81%) HPUX
6 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (43.15%) MVC
3 86 (34.68%) TDD
4 78 (31.45%) Web Development
5 75 (30.24%) Scrum
6 68 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (26.61%) SDLC
8 53 (21.37%) Refactoring
8 53 (21.37%) Test Automation
9 47 (18.95%) OO
10 41 (16.53%) SOA
11 38 (15.32%) Change Control
12 31 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
12 31 (12.50%) OOD
12 31 (12.50%) Unit Testing
13 29 (11.69%) Multithreading
14 27 (10.89%) Open Source
15 25 (10.08%) Migration
16 20 (8.06%) High Availability
16 20 (8.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 134 (54.03%) C#
2 103 (41.53%) SQL
3 97 (39.11%) Java
4 68 (27.42%) JavaScript
5 31 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.63%) C
7 5 (2.02%) C++
8 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.81%) ES6
10 2 (0.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.81%) Ruby
10 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.81%) VB
10 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.81%) XPath
11 1 (0.40%) COBOL
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.85%) Degree
3 14 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.42%) MCSD
6 4 (1.61%) ISEB
7 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.21%) MCP
8 2 (0.81%) CISM
8 2 (0.81%) CISSP
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.81%) MCITP
8 2 (0.81%) MCSE
8 2 (0.81%) OSCP
8 2 (0.81%) PMP
8 2 (0.81%) RHCE
8 2 (0.81%) SANS
8 2 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.45%) QA
2 10 (4.03%) HL7
3 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.02%) MiFID
4 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) GDPR
5 2 (0.81%) PMO
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.81%) GridGain
4 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) IAG
4 2 (0.81%) KVM
4 2 (0.81%) Xen
4 2 (0.81%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Nagios
3 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 72 (29.03%) Oracle
3 26 (10.48%) Sybase
4 19 (7.66%) IBM
5 10 (4.03%) RedGate
5 10 (4.03%) VMware
6 8 (3.23%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.82%) Google
7 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.42%) HP
9 5 (2.02%) Twitter
10 4 (1.61%) Apple
10 4 (1.61%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.61%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.61%) Reuters
11 3 (1.21%) BEA
11 3 (1.21%) OpenText
11 3 (1.21%) Pega
11 3 (1.21%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.21%) Vitria