The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 589 501 576
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +75
Contract jobs citing NCover 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.016% 0.040% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £425 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6350 4965 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 11.52% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4136 3199 3248
Average daily rate £375 £399 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 132 194
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
NCover
UK

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -24 1 £425 -5.55%
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
NCover
UK

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) MbUnit

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) MbUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA