The first table below looks at the demand for NCover skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 30 July 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 400 419 408
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing NCover 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.064% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate
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£463 £388 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £388 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £388 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3147 2978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.73% 12.97% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2252 2035
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
NCover
England

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in London

NCover
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NCover Daily Rate Trend in London

NCover
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NCover across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

NCover Daily Rate Histogram in London

NCover
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NCover Hourly Rate Trend in London

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) NUnit
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 4 (57.14%) WCF
4 4 (57.14%) NHibernate
5 3 (42.86%) Release Management
5 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
6 2 (28.57%) OOD
6 2 (28.57%) SOA
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%) WinForms
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 1 (14.29%) LINQ

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) MbUnit
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 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Silverlight Developer
4 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) NHibernate
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) LINQ
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
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%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle