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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
K2 blackpearl
Rank 600 598 579
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 25 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 9
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£525 £425 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +25.92%
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
11241 10424 9083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.93% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7197 6176 5274
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 426 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 1 September 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 8 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 1 September 2015. 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 -9 21 £525 +23.52%
South East -12 15 £525 +23.52%
Berkshire - 15 £525 -
Reading - 14 £525 -
London +2 5 £463 -2.63%
City of London - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £313 -
North West - 1 £313 -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 43 (91.49%) .NET
2 30 (63.83%) Workflow
3 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
4 20 (42.55%) MVC
5 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
5 19 (40.43%) Entity Framework
6 18 (38.30%) C#
7 16 (34.04%) SharePoint
8 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
9 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
10 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
11 12 (25.53%) Data Protection
12 10 (21.28%) SQL
13 9 (19.15%) Scrum
13 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
14 8 (17.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (14.89%) ESRI
15 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
15 7 (14.89%) C
16 6 (12.77%) CSS
16 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
17 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
17 5 (10.64%) ITIL
17 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
17 5 (10.64%) Change Management
18 4 (8.51%) Finance
18 4 (8.51%) Advertising
18 4 (8.51%) TDD

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (34.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
1 4 (8.51%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (8.51%) Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Applications Development Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Applications Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Application Development Manager
7 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (91.49%) .NET
2 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
2 19 (40.43%) Entity Framework
3 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.77%) CSS
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (8.51%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) WPF
6 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Workflow
2 20 (42.55%) MVC
3 12 (25.53%) Data Protection
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
6 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Change Management
7 5 (10.64%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 3 (6.38%) ETL
9 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.26%) SDLC
11 1 (2.13%) API Development
11 1 (2.13%) Change Control
11 1 (2.13%) Time Management
11 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
2 18 (38.30%) C#
3 10 (21.28%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) C
5 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.38%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) Tcl
7 1 (2.13%) VB6
7 1 (2.13%) Java
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) ESRI
3 1 (2.13%) Nintex