The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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.

K2 blackpearl
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 267 257
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.022% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.075% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £413 £525
% change year-on-year - -21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1325 1625 1536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.15% 18.10% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 1023 935
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -22.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
K2 blackpearl
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Extranet

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Extranet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL