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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blackboard
UK
Rank 588 619 617
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.040% 0.023% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £250 £375 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £375 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £405 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £375 £248
% change year-on-year
-44.06% +51.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.93 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.75%
UK excluding London median 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
20222 22047 23588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 43.09% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12535 13180 13584
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 828 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackboard within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Blackboard Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +29 4 £400 +6.66% 4
Scotland - 4 £170 -
Edinburgh - 4 £170 -
East Midlands - 2 £250 -
Leicestershire - 2 £250 -
London - 2 £550 -
Leicester - 2 £250 -

Blackboard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 8 (80.00%) VLE
1 8 (80.00%) Moodle
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 4 (40.00%) Learning Management System
4 3 (30.00%) Blackboard Learn
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) DSDM
5 2 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITSM
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) e-Learning
5 2 (20.00%) SumTotal
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Content Management
5 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (20.00%) Statistics
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 2 (20.00%) Social Media
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 8 (80.00%) Moodle
2 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 3 (30.00%) Blackboard Learn
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) e-Learning Officer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Communications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) VLE
2 4 (40.00%) Learning Management System
3 2 (20.00%) e-Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Social Media
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) DSDM
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SumTotal