The table below looks at the statistics for K2 blackpearl skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited K2 blackpearl over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
K2 blackpearl
Rank 415 418 394
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.004% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.087% 0.022% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £381 £499
% change year-on-year
-5.57% -23.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4606 4651 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.75% 18.63% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3216 3195 2864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 144
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

K2 blackpearl
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing K2 blackpearl across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

K2 blackpearl Jobs Demand Trend in London

K2 blackpearl
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl across the London region.

K2 blackpearl Daily Rate Trend in London

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing K2 blackpearl 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 K2 blackpearl.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) SAML
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing K2 blackpearl 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 K2 blackpearl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Mercator