The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cobertura skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cobertura over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cobertura
UK
Rank 592 635 -
Rank change year-on-year +43 -  
Contract jobs citing Cobertura 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.013% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.051% 0.091% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £398 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 -
% change year-on-year +6.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cobertura is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7863 7718 6924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 14.56% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5129 4432
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £31.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Cobertura
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cobertura as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cobertura in the UK

Cobertura
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cobertura.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cobertura in the UK

Cobertura
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cobertura within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 4 £398 -33.70%
South East +26 2 £398 -33.70%
East Sussex - 2 £398 -
London - 2 £393 -
Hove - 2 £398 -

Cobertura
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cobertura also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cobertura.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Checkstyle
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Protractor
3 2 (33.33%) SOLID
3 2 (33.33%) Terraform
3 2 (33.33%) Rancher
3 2 (33.33%) Consul
3 2 (33.33%) The Twelve-Factor App
3 2 (33.33%) Spring Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 2 (33.33%) FindBugs
3 2 (33.33%) Spring Integration
3 2 (33.33%) CQRS
3 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) JAX-RS
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins

Cobertura
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Checkstyle
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) FindBugs
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (33.33%) Mockito
3 2 (33.33%) Protractor
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
2 2 (33.33%) JAX-RS
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) OAuth2
2 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) SAML
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Spring Security
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) CQRS
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) OWASP
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
1 2 (33.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Consul
1 2 (33.33%) logstash
1 2 (33.33%) Rancher
1 2 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Splunk