The table below looks at the statistics for K2 blackpearl skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited K2 blackpearl over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
K2 blackpearl
Rank 644 644 605
Rank change year-on-year
0 -39
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 17 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.031% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 17
Median daily rate £425 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £435 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10106 10363 9884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.54% 17.73% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6612 6491 5764
Median daily rate £424 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 335 425
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

K2 blackpearl
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 17 £425 -19.04% 2
East Midlands - 6 £400 -
South West - 6 £450 -
Taunton - 4 £450 -
Somerset - 4 £450 -
Northampton - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £400 -
South East +9 2 £450 -14.28%
Berkshire 0 2 £450 -14.28%
Reading +5 1 £525 -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing K2 blackpearl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) Workflow
5 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
6 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
7 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 7 (30.43%) WF
8 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (30.43%) NServiceBus
8 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (26.09%) Case Management
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (26.09%) Kanban
9 6 (26.09%) QA
9 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Pair Programming

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) NServiceBus
3 6 (26.09%) IIS
3 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (30.43%) WF
4 4 (17.39%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.35%) CSS
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (4.35%) HTML5
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Workflow
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Case Management
4 6 (26.09%) Kanban
4 6 (26.09%) Pair Programming
5 4 (17.39%) Line Management
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
4 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) SAP
3 3 (13.04%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.35%) Capita
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com