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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 585 556 571
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs citing NCover 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.045% 0.035% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£395 £381 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £376 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £386 £530
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
6715 5734 5881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 12.06% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4503 3792 3310
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) NUnit
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) WCF
4 4 (57.14%) NHibernate
4 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
5 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
5 3 (42.86%) Release Management
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) WinForms
6 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) OOD
6 2 (28.57%) SOA
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) UML
6 2 (28.57%) OO
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) StyleCop
3 1 (14.29%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) NDepend
3 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) NuGet
3 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) NHibernate
4 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
5 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms
6 1 (14.29%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
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