The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Blackboard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackboard over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blackboard
Rank 249 234 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.012% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.024% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4625 4189 5464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.00% 49.16% 51.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 2057 2382
Average daily rate £358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 332 377
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Blackboard
England

Blackboard
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackboard across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blackboard Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Blackboard
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Blackboard Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Blackboard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Blackboard 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 Blackboard.

1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) VLE
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) VBA
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) Multimedia
4 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System
4 3 (37.50%) Moodle
4 3 (37.50%) Sakai Project
4 3 (37.50%) Photography
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) E-Learning
4 3 (37.50%) Saba
4 3 (37.50%) Web Design
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Capita
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL

Blackboard
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Blackboard 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 Blackboard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Moodle
1 3 (37.50%) Sakai Project
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (37.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst Programmer
1 5 (62.50%) Programmer
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) VLE
2 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System
2 3 (37.50%) Photography
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Saba
1 3 (37.50%) Capita
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy