The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blackboard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackboard over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blackboard, Inc.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blackboard
Rank 620 607 577
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.023% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.48% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 -
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.43 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Blackboard
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21787 22209 21446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.17% 45.05% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13646 13104 12419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1022 991
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blackboard
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Blackboard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blackboard Jobs Demand Trend in England

Blackboard
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blackboard across the England region.

Blackboard Daily Rate Trend in England

Blackboard
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blackboard across the England region.

Blackboard Hourly Rate Trend in England

Blackboard
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackboard within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East -8 1 £550 +22.22%
Blackboard
UK

Blackboard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blackboard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Blackboard.

1 6 (100.00%) VLE
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) JUnit
3 4 (66.67%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) JSP
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) XHTML
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) JAX-WS
3 4 (66.67%) JPA
3 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (66.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (50.00%) Dojo

Blackboard
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) Blackboard Learn
2 1 (16.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (16.67%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Portal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) JAX-WS
2 4 (66.67%) JPA
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) JSP
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XHTML
2 4 (66.67%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) VLE
2 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
1 4 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe