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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NCover
Rank 555 536 520
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing NCover 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.032% 0.057% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£600 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 -
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
6182 5253 4959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.56% 11.78% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3390 3141
Average daily rate £400 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 205
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 2 £600 - 1
East of England - - - - 1
NCover
UK

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) NUnit
2 14 (93.33%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Web Services
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (86.67%) .NET Framework
4 12 (80.00%) ReSharper
4 12 (80.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
4 12 (80.00%) StyleCop
4 12 (80.00%) MSTest
4 12 (80.00%) NDepend
4 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (80.00%) BDD
4 12 (80.00%) MSBuild
4 12 (80.00%) SpecFlow
4 12 (80.00%) ATDD
4 12 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 11 (73.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (73.33%) CRM
6 9 (60.00%) C#
7 8 (53.33%) NHibernate
7 8 (53.33%) WCF
7 8 (53.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (40.00%) NuGet
8 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
8 6 (40.00%) Scrum

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) NUnit
2 12 (80.00%) ReSharper
2 12 (80.00%) StyleCop
2 12 (80.00%) MSTest
2 12 (80.00%) NDepend
2 12 (80.00%) MSBuild
2 12 (80.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (40.00%) NuGet
3 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) dotCover
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Architect
3 5 (33.33%) CRM Architect
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) Web Services
3 13 (86.67%) .NET Framework
4 8 (53.33%) NHibernate
4 8 (53.33%) WCF
4 8 (53.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) WF
6 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
6 2 (13.33%) WPF
6 2 (13.33%) XSLT
6 2 (13.33%) REST
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Economics
3 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) TDD
3 12 (80.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 12 (80.00%) BDD
3 12 (80.00%) ATDD
3 12 (80.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 11 (73.33%) CRM
5 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 2 (13.33%) Release Management
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) OOD
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) CODA
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