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 5 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
K2 blackpearl
Rank 618 596 578
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -18
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.011% 0.055% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 4 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 5 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 -2 1 £400 -3.03% 5
Northampton - 1 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £400 - 2

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) Workflow
4 9 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (44.44%) C#
6 7 (38.89%) CSS
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (33.33%) Entity Framework
8 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
8 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 3 (16.67%) Protractor
10 3 (16.67%) Tableau
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
10 3 (16.67%) DevExpress
10 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (16.67%) Kendo UI
10 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (16.67%) amCharts
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Protractor
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Agile .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Workflow Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
5 3 (16.67%) amCharts
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (16.67%) Kendo UI
5 3 (16.67%) LINQ
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) CSS3
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Workflow
2 9 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow Development
7 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) DevExpress
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) Tableau
1 3 (16.67%) Telerik