The table below looks at the statistics for K2 blackpearl skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited K2 blackpearl over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
K2 blackpearl
Rank 162 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.023% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
K2 blackpearl
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
695 511 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 16.35% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 263 239
Average daily rate £408 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

K2 blackpearl
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

K2 blackpearl Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

K2 blackpearl
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

K2 blackpearl Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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K2 blackpearl
England

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) API Development

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft