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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 600 575 587
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs citing NCover 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.032% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£494 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +8.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 - £350
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
7439 6195 6084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 11.81% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5001 4023 3446
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 146 234
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 October 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 2 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 October 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 -16 13 £494 +29.50% 2
London - - - - 1

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) NUnit
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
3 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
4 15 (78.95%) Web Services
5 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (68.42%) C#
7 12 (63.16%) ReSharper
7 12 (63.16%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (63.16%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (63.16%) StyleCop
7 12 (63.16%) MSTest
7 12 (63.16%) NDepend
7 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
7 12 (63.16%) BDD
7 12 (63.16%) MSBuild
7 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
7 12 (63.16%) ATDD
8 11 (57.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (57.89%) CRM
9 10 (52.63%) WCF
10 9 (47.37%) NHibernate
11 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
11 8 (42.11%) Finance
12 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (31.58%) NuGet
13 6 (31.58%) Pair Programming

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (57.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (100.00%) NUnit
2 12 (63.16%) ReSharper
2 12 (63.16%) StyleCop
2 12 (63.16%) MSTest
2 12 (63.16%) NDepend
2 12 (63.16%) MSBuild
2 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
3 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (31.58%) NuGet
5 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (5.26%) dotCover
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Architect
3 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Silverlight Developer
5 2 (10.53%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
3 15 (78.95%) Web Services
4 10 (52.63%) WCF
5 9 (47.37%) NHibernate
6 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (15.79%) WF
7 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
8 2 (10.53%) XSLT
8 2 (10.53%) WinForms
8 2 (10.53%) REST
9 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Domain-Driven Design
3 12 (63.16%) BDD
3 12 (63.16%) ATDD
4 11 (57.89%) CRM
5 6 (31.58%) Pair Programming
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Workflow
8 3 (15.79%) Release Management
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
9 2 (10.53%) UML
9 2 (10.53%) OO
9 2 (10.53%) OOD
9 2 (10.53%) SOA
9 2 (10.53%) Change Management
10 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) CODA
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago