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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
K2 blackpearl
Rank 560 586 543
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -43
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 29 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.021% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 3
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£448 £348 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.77% -22.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £346 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £350 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 -
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -
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
9835 9385 8301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.61% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5922 5662 4729
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 306 413
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -7.89%

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 31 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 31 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 28 (77.78%) .NET
2 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
5 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (36.11%) Scrum
6 12 (33.33%) MVC
6 12 (33.33%) C#
7 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
8 10 (27.78%) Workflow
8 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 7 (19.44%) ESRI
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle
11 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 7 (19.44%) Entity Framework
12 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
13 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
13 5 (13.89%) Back Office
13 5 (13.89%) Migration
14 4 (11.11%) SOA
15 3 (8.33%) ERP
15 3 (8.33%) Web Services
15 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
15 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
16 2 (5.56%) Workflow Management

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (13.89%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Developer
2 18 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (77.78%) .NET
2 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (19.44%) Entity Framework
6 3 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (5.56%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) SAML
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 2 (5.56%) JSON
8 1 (2.78%) WCF
8 1 (2.78%) jQuery
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.78%) HTML
8 1 (2.78%) CSS
8 1 (2.78%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (2.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Scrum
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) MVC
4 10 (27.78%) Workflow
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) ERP
8 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow Management
9 2 (5.56%) Release Management
9 2 (5.56%) OO
9 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.78%) Code Coverage
10 1 (2.78%) ITIL
10 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.78%) UML
10 1 (2.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) C
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 7 (19.44%) ESRI
2 2 (5.56%) Nintex
2 2 (5.56%) Mercator
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
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