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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blackboard
Rank 619 613 579
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -34
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.013% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £375 £248 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -29.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £248 £350
% change year-on-year
+51.51% -29.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.93 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.93 - -

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
22102 23646 22499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.93% 45.78% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13728 12376
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 998 981
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 4 £375 +51.51%
South West - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 3 £375 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Pontypridd - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -

Blackboard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) VLE
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Moodle
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) JPA
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) JUnit
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) JSP
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (33.33%) XHTML
4 3 (33.33%) Eclipse

Blackboard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Moodle
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (22.22%) Blackboard Learning System
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Premiere
1 2 (22.22%) Final Cut Pro
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) e-Learning Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Portal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
2 3 (33.33%) JPA
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) JSP
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XHTML
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) VLE
2 2 (22.22%) e-Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (33.33%) SDLC
1 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) VMware