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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NCover
Rank - 607 579
Contract jobs citing NCover 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.028% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £375
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
7623 7027 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.82% 13.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4732 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 130 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £24.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) WinForms
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
1 12 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (83.33%) FxCop
2 10 (83.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) WPF
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (83.33%) Unity DI Container
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 10 (83.33%) Regression Testing
2 10 (83.33%) MVC
2 10 (83.33%) Sybase
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) Release Management
5 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (58.33%) Hudson
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
1 12 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (83.33%) FxCop
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (83.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (58.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) WinForms
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 10 (83.33%) Unity DI Container
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) WPF
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
2 10 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (83.33%) MVC
2 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Regression Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Release Management
4 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Sybase
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Actimize
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica