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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackboard over the 3 months to 30 July 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blackboard
Rank 660 661 633
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.008% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £450 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +95.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 -
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.93 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.84%
UK excluding London median 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
24291 25039 24680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 43.87% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14900 14758 13631
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 811 1074 1081
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blackboard
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Blackboard as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackboard within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 1 £550 +22.22% 2
South East - 1 £550 -

Blackboard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blackboard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blackboard.

1 3 (100.00%) VLE
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) JSP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) Dojo
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) JAX-WS
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC

Blackboard
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Portal Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Dojo
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JAX-WS
1 2 (66.67%) JPA
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft