The table below looks at the statistics for K2 blackpearl skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited K2 blackpearl over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
K2 blackpearl
Rank 593 562 526
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -36
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 15 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.014% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.15% 0.075% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
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£360 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £381 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.57% -15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

K2 blackpearl
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

K2 blackpearl Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

K2 blackpearl
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK.

K2 blackpearl Daily Rate Trend in the UK

K2 blackpearl
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK.

K2 blackpearl Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

K2 blackpearl
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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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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 -22 14 £360 -15.29%
South East -33 8 £360 +10.76%
Hampshire -13 7 £360 +10.76%
London +25 3 £375 -11.76%
Basingstoke - - - -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing K2 blackpearl 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 K2 blackpearl.

1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) .NET
3 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
4 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 15 (53.57%) C#
6 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (42.86%) HTML
7 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
8 11 (39.29%) SOA
8 11 (39.29%) Workflow
9 10 (35.71%) MVC
9 10 (35.71%) Scrum
9 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
9 10 (35.71%) CSS
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle
10 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (32.14%) TDD
10 9 (32.14%) Ajax
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (32.14%) jQuery
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
10 9 (32.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing K2 blackpearl 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 K2 blackpearl. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (14.29%) CMS
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 2 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Programmer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 12 (42.86%) HTML
2 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) Ajax
4 9 (32.14%) jQuery
5 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.14%) WCF
8 2 (7.14%) JSON
8 2 (7.14%) SAML
8 2 (7.14%) XML
8 2 (7.14%) SOAP
9 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) SOA
2 11 (39.29%) Workflow
3 10 (35.71%) MVC
3 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (32.14%) TDD
5 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) User Stories
9 2 (7.14%) Release Management
9 2 (7.14%) System Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Computer Security
9 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.14%) Document Management
10 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.57%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 15 (53.57%) C#
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Perl
5 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Mercator