The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
K2 blackpearl
Rank 563 552 583
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +31
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 25 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.26% 0.13% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £600 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £468 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £665 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9649 8688 9865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 16.99% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5693 4960 5613
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 424 444
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 30 July 2014.

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 11 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 30 July 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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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 -16 25 £375 -37.50% 6
South West - 22 £388 - 4
Somerset - 20 £375 -
Taunton - 15 £400 -
Hampshire -8 1 £450 +33.33% 2
South East -13 1 £450 +33.33% 2
North West - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Hook - - - -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) C#
3 23 (82.14%) SOA
3 23 (82.14%) TDD
3 23 (82.14%) Scrum
4 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
5 21 (75.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
7 17 (60.71%) SQL
8 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
9 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
10 8 (28.57%) Back Office
11 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
12 4 (14.29%) MVC
12 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
14 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (7.14%) Workflow
14 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
14 2 (7.14%) Windows
15 1 (3.57%) OO
15 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
15 1 (3.57%) CRM
15 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (3.57%) IIS
15 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
15 1 (3.57%) Oracle
15 1 (3.57%) VB
15 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 21 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) SOA
1 23 (82.14%) TDD
1 23 (82.14%) Scrum
2 21 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C#
2 17 (60.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Kofax
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
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