The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 583 - 560
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NCover 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% - 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% - 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£550 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 5 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 £550 - 1
London - 2 £600 -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) NUnit
2 16 (94.12%) TDD
2 16 (94.12%) Web Services
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
3 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
4 12 (70.59%) Inversion of Control
4 12 (70.59%) StyleCop
4 12 (70.59%) MSTest
4 12 (70.59%) NDepend
4 12 (70.59%) Domain-Driven Design
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (70.59%) ReSharper
4 12 (70.59%) BDD
4 12 (70.59%) MSBuild
4 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
4 12 (70.59%) ATDD
5 11 (64.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (64.71%) CRM
5 11 (64.71%) C#
6 10 (58.82%) NHibernate
7 8 (47.06%) WCF
7 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (35.29%) Pair Programming
9 6 (35.29%) Finance
9 6 (35.29%) Scrum
9 6 (35.29%) SQL Server

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) NUnit
2 12 (70.59%) ReSharper
2 12 (70.59%) StyleCop
2 12 (70.59%) MSTest
2 12 (70.59%) NDepend
2 12 (70.59%) MSBuild
2 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
3 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (35.29%) NuGet
5 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (5.88%) dotCover
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 5 (29.41%) CRM Architect
4 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) Web Services
3 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
4 10 (58.82%) NHibernate
5 8 (47.06%) WCF
5 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) WF
7 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 2 (11.76%) REST
7 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) XSLT
7 2 (11.76%) WinForms
8 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) N-Tier
4 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.76%) Economics
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) TDD
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) Domain-Driven Design
3 12 (70.59%) BDD
3 12 (70.59%) ATDD
4 11 (64.71%) CRM
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Pair Programming
6 4 (23.53%) Release Management
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (23.53%) Workflow
6 4 (23.53%) UML
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) OOD
7 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) CODA