The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NCover skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

NCover
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 643
Contract jobs citing NCover 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £415
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NCover 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 8279 8360 7382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.58% 15.52% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13728 13919 10637
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 195 186
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £25.00 £21.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

NCover
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NCover as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NCover in the UK

NCover
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NCover in the UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NCover 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 NCover.

1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (100.00%) StyleCop
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) NDepend
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (100.00%) NServiceBus
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) ATDD
1 3 (100.00%) NuGet
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
1 3 (100.00%) SOLID
1 3 (100.00%) YAGNI

NCover
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) NDepend
1 3 (100.00%) NuGet
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) StyleCop
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ATDD
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (100.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
1 3 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (100.00%) SOLID
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) YAGNI
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft