The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 26 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 134 108
Contract jobs citing N-Tier 0 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.17% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.74% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 20
Median daily rate - £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 596 675 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.72% 23.57% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 381 423
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 71
Median hourly rate £17.78 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.70% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

N-Tier
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

N-Tier
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for N-Tier in the West Midlands

N-Tier
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for N-Tier in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for N-Tier.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Memory Management
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management

N-Tier
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Architect
2 1 (33.33%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) NHibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Memory Management
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP