The first table below looks at the demand for NCover skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 214 204 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing NCover 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.016% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £415
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
898 770 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 12.20% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 610 487
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £58.75 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +52.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £49.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.75 £60.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
NCover
London

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NCover across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

NCover
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NCover across the City of London region.

NCover Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

NCover
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing NCover 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 NCover.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing NCover 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 NCover. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#