The table below looks at the statistics for NCover skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 577 549 552
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing NCover 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.031% 0.052% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£395 £381 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -35.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £376 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £386 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6495 5791 5902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 11.93% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 3776 3447
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 120 204
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in England

NCover
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NCover Daily Rate Trend in England

NCover
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NCover across the England region.

NCover Hourly Rate Trend in England

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
4 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (50.00%) Release Management
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (33.33%) OOD
5 2 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (33.33%) WinForms
5 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Release Management
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle