The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for K2 blackpearl skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited K2 blackpearl over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
K2 blackpearl
England / London
Rank 404 - 417
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% - 0.009%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.055% - 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £369
% change year-on-year -21.87% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - -

K2 blackpearl is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3669 3742 3750
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.06% 16.90% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2550 2573 2473
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 96
Median hourly rate £22.34 £24.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.93% +17.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £11.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.50 £50.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing K2 blackpearl as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for K2 blackpearl in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for K2 blackpearl in London

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Top 9 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the London region with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint

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Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft