The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NCover
Rank 409 424 431
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing NCover 19 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.055% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
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£388 £395 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £379 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £411 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
NCover
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3699 3629 3296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.36% 14.92% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2672 2580 2364
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £190.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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NCover
England

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 19 (100.00%) NUnit
2 18 (94.74%) WinForms
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (68.42%) Release Management
5 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (57.89%) MVC
6 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Sybase
6 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
6 10 (52.63%) WCF
6 10 (52.63%) WPF
6 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (52.63%) FxCop
6 10 (52.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
6 10 (52.63%) Unity DI Container
6 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (47.37%) Hudson
7 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
7 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
8 8 (42.11%) NHibernate
8 8 (42.11%) Oracle

NCover
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (100.00%) NUnit
2 14 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (52.63%) FxCop
3 10 (52.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (47.37%) Hudson
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (5.26%) Moq
6 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
6 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) ASP.NET
2 18 (94.74%) WinForms
3 10 (52.63%) WCF
3 10 (52.63%) WPF
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 10 (52.63%) Unity DI Container
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (42.11%) NHibernate
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Economics
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 13 (68.42%) Release Management
3 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) MVC
4 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
6 8 (42.11%) UML
6 8 (42.11%) OO
6 8 (42.11%) OOD
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) SOA
8 4 (21.05%) ETL
8 4 (21.05%) BDD
9 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
10 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
10 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Sybase
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Informatica
4 4 (21.05%) Actimize