The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Blackboard products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blackboard over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blackboard, Inc.

Blackboard
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 619 622
Rank change year-on-year +33 +3  
Contract jobs citing Blackboard 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.011% 0.005% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -36.36% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.93

Blackboard is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18890 22000 22906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.94% 44.52% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11569 13814 13687
Median daily rate £428 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 730 1047
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Blackboard
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Blackboard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Blackboard in England

Blackboard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blackboard in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blackboard in England

Blackboard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackboard in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blackboard in England

Blackboard
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackboard within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Blackboard
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blackboard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Blackboard.

1 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 4 (57.14%) Moodle
3 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Learning Management System
3 3 (42.86%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Statistics
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) VLE
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (42.86%) Social Media
3 3 (42.86%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Sakai
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

Blackboard
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 4 (57.14%) Moodle
3 1 (14.29%) Sakai
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Communications Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Communications Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) CMS Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Communications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) e-Learning Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (42.86%) Learning Management System
1 3 (42.86%) Social Media
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
1 3 (42.86%) VLE
2 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Content Management
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Statistics
1 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Information Retrieval
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree