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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
K2 blackpearl
Rank 612 570 562
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -8
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 17 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.16% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
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£360 £537 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% +19.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £331 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £588 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £499
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -33.61%
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
10601 9403 9906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.19% 17.85% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6579 5698 5592
Average daily rate £380 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 375 492
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 20 October 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 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 20 October 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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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 -23 16 £360 -32.89%
South East -8 9 £360 +8.67%
Hampshire -18 8 £360 +8.67%
London +12 4 £425 -25.95%
South West - 2 £393 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Somerset - - - -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (73.81%) .NET
3 30 (71.43%) SQL
3 30 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 29 (69.05%) C#
5 28 (66.67%) SC Cleared
6 25 (59.52%) SOA
7 24 (57.14%) Scrum
8 23 (54.76%) TDD
9 21 (50.00%) Unit Testing
10 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
11 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
11 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
12 11 (26.19%) HTML
12 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
12 11 (26.19%) Workflow
13 9 (21.43%) MVC
13 9 (21.43%) CSS
14 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle
14 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (19.05%) Back Office
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (19.05%) Ajax
14 8 (19.05%) jQuery
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
14 8 (19.05%) Oracle BI Publisher

K2 blackpearl
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.52%) CMS
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.76%) IIS
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
3 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.05%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (92.86%) Developer
2 22 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.19%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) CSS
5 8 (19.05%) Ajax
5 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.52%) Web Services
8 3 (7.14%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) XML
9 2 (4.76%) SAML
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 2 (4.76%) WCF
9 2 (4.76%) SOAP
10 1 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) SOA
3 24 (57.14%) Scrum
4 23 (54.76%) TDD
5 21 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Workflow
7 9 (21.43%) MVC
8 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.52%) Migration
12 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
12 2 (4.76%) System Testing
12 2 (4.76%) Computer Security
12 2 (4.76%) Document Management
12 2 (4.76%) Release Management
12 2 (4.76%) User Stories
13 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
13 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) SQL
2 29 (69.05%) C#
3 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
5 6 (14.29%) Perl
5 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 28 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Mercator