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 6 March 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
K2 blackpearl
Rank 562 557 535
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 20 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.023% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
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£315 £348 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.49% -42.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £348 -
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -
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
9082 8591 8038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.41% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5107 4535
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 293 409
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

K2 blackpearl Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 21 (60.00%) .NET
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET
3 17 (48.57%) SQL
4 15 (42.86%) Workflow
4 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 13 (37.14%) C#
6 13 (37.14%) Oracle
7 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 9 (25.71%) HTML
10 8 (22.86%) Migration
10 8 (22.86%) Scrum
10 8 (22.86%) MVC
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
11 7 (20.00%) CSS
11 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (20.00%) Ajax
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
12 6 (17.14%) jQuery

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (11.43%) CMS
3 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET
3 9 (25.71%) HTML
4 7 (20.00%) CSS
4 7 (20.00%) Ajax
5 6 (17.14%) jQuery
6 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (11.43%) Web Services
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.71%) HTML5
9 2 (5.71%) JSON
9 2 (5.71%) WCF
9 2 (5.71%) XML
9 2 (5.71%) SAML
9 2 (5.71%) SOAP
10 1 (2.86%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Workflow
3 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Migration
4 8 (22.86%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) MVC
5 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) ERP
8 3 (8.57%) SOA
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Workflow Management
9 2 (5.71%) Document Management
9 2 (5.71%) OO
9 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.71%) Computer Security
9 2 (5.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) C#
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Nintex
4 2 (5.71%) Mercator
5 1 (2.86%) SAP