The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blackboard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackboard over the 3 months to 29 July 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.

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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blackboard
Rank 609 595 570
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.020% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £230 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.93 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.93 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-73.50% -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25004 24572 23741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 13571 12831
Average daily rate £400 £379 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% -1.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 1073 1199
Average hourly rate £18.40 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.04 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Blackboard
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Blackboard Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Blackboard
Daily Rate Trend

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

Blackboard Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Blackboard
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Blackboard Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Blackboard
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackboard within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 2 £450 +95.65% 1
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Blackboard
Top 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (90.00%) VLE
2 8 (80.00%) Moodle
2 8 (80.00%) E-Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (20.00%) Blackboard Learning System
3 2 (20.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow

Blackboard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (80.00%) Moodle
2 2 (20.00%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (20.00%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) E-Learning Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) VLE
2 8 (80.00%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft