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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
K2 blackpearl
Rank 565 597 553
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -44
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 29 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.031% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 3
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£475 £348 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -22.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £346 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 -
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
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
10151 9676 8512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 5939 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 314 420
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £19.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +24 28 £475 +36.69% 5
South West - 17 £325 -
Somerset - 17 £325 -
Taunton - 16 £370 -
London +12 8 £550 - 5
City of London - 5 £550 - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 -
East of England - 3 £500 -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
5 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (33.33%) Workflow
6 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (30.56%) C#
8 9 (25.00%) MVC
8 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) Entity Framework
10 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (19.44%) ESRI
10 7 (19.44%) Oracle
11 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.89%) Back Office
13 4 (11.11%) Migration
14 3 (8.33%) C
14 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (5.56%) Nintex
15 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
15 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
15 2 (5.56%) OO

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.78%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Application Development Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (19.44%) Entity Framework
4 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Scrum
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Workflow
4 9 (25.00%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) OO
7 2 (5.56%) ERP
7 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Workflow Management
8 1 (2.78%) Web Development
8 1 (2.78%) Information Management
8 1 (2.78%) TDD
8 1 (2.78%) Information Security
8 1 (2.78%) ETL
8 1 (2.78%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.33%) C
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
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 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) ESRI
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Nintex
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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