Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 - 347
Rank change year-on-year - +347 +14
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.025% - 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
South East median daily rate £420 - £375
10th Percentile £381 - £249
90th Percentile £435 - £472
England median daily rate £525 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.25% -23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +73.08% -

K2 blackpearl is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,833 2,946 2,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.71% 17.80% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,650 1,734 1,588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £272 £250 £237
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 103 104
South East median hourly rate £20.13 £19.34 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -8.87% +2.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.03 £48.75 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

K2 blackpearl
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing K2 blackpearl as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for K2 blackpearl in the South East

K2 blackpearl
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 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley - 4 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £420 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
K2 blackpearl
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing K2 blackpearl also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) GDPR
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow

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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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) SAP