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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
NCover
UK
Rank 580 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing NCover 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.039% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £563 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 - -
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 7769 7745 7088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.30% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5162 4523
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 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 188 137
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 £31.35 £31.80 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

NCover
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

NCover
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NCover.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NCover in the UK

NCover
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
Coventry - 3 £563 -
West Midlands - 3 £563 -
England - 3 £563 - 1

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) 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%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
1 3 (100.00%) SOLID
1 3 (100.00%) YAGNI
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring

NCover
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 3 (100.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
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%) 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