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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
NCover
Rank - 573 -
Contract jobs citing NCover 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.060% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £489 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
6928 6721 5114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.85% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4553 4328 3195
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 149 148
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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
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 2 June 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Economics
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Economics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft