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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
K2 blackpearl
UK
Rank 584 615 606
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -9
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% 0.036% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £281 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £500 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
7661 8432 8680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.90% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4887 5341 5450
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 238 311
Median hourly rate £19.19 £22.50 £19.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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 16 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +22 11 £281 -43.75% 1
South East - 5 £279 -
Hampshire - 5 £279 -
Basingstoke - 4 £283 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
London +7 1 £475 -5.00%
South West - 1 £280 -
Somerset - 1 £280 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Taunton - 1 £280 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 18 (81.82%) Workflow
2 16 (72.73%) .NET
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) C#
5 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (36.36%) NServiceBus
8 8 (36.36%) TDD
8 8 (36.36%) QA
8 8 (36.36%) WF
8 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
8 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
8 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Windows
8 8 (36.36%) Scrum
9 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
9 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
9 7 (31.82%) IIS
9 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
9 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (31.82%) Kanban
9 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
9 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (31.82%) Line Management

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 8 (36.36%) NServiceBus
2 7 (31.82%) IIS
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Law
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Workflow Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Release Manager
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
8 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Programmer
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Workflow Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (36.36%) WF
5 5 (22.73%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
7 1 (4.55%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Workflow
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (31.82%) Kanban
5 7 (31.82%) Line Management
5 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow Management
7 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
8 2 (9.09%) Content Management
8 2 (9.09%) Release Management
8 2 (9.09%) SDLC
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
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