The first table below looks at the demand for NCover skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 23 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 574 568 581
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing NCover 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.087% 0.017% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
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£463 - £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 - £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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6877 5878 6055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4412 3685 3568
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 142 215
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NCover
Daily Rate Trend

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

NCover Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NCover
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NCover within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

NCover Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NCover
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NCover Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NCover
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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
England -9 6 £463 -
West Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wales - - - -

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) NHibernate
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSD
5 1 (14.29%) XSL
5 1 (14.29%) LINQ
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
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%) 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%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle