Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 858 882
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24 -32
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 33 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.007% 0.022%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.19% 0.042% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 1 17
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% -20.95%
10th Percentile £369 £413 £374
90th Percentile £538 £438 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 - £415
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £49.00 - £21.00
10th Percentile £44.50 - £19.50
90th Percentile £53.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 - -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,284 16,643 19,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.76% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,245 10,856 13,055
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £251
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 411 521
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing K2 blackpearl as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl.

Contractor hourly rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Top 8 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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
England +3 33 £425 - 4
UK excluding London +2 23 £420 - 2
East Midlands +11 13 £408 - 1
Midlands -14 13 £408 - 2
London +4 9 £525 +23.53% 2
South East +2 9 £420 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 33 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 27 (81.82%) .NET
3 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
4 23 (69.70%) PowerShell
5 18 (54.55%) SAP Smart Forms
5 18 (54.55%) C#
5 18 (54.55%) SAP
6 16 (48.48%) SQL
7 15 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (27.27%) Firewall
9 9 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (27.27%) ITIL
9 9 (27.27%) SAML
9 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (24.24%) Service Desk Management
10 8 (24.24%) ServiceNow
10 8 (24.24%) Kanban
10 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (24.24%) Dynatrace
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
10 8 (24.24%) SSL
10 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
10 8 (24.24%) Kerberos
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification

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Co-occurring 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 33 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (24.24%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Firewall
2 8 (24.24%) DMZ
2 8 (24.24%) Kerberos
2 8 (24.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.03%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) QlikView
4 1 (3.03%) Spotfire
General
1 8 (24.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Middleware Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) SharePoint Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (81.82%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) SAP Smart Forms
3 9 (27.27%) SAML
4 8 (24.24%) Middleware
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) D3.js
5 1 (3.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) PMI
1 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
1 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
1 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Kanban
2 8 (24.24%) Quality Management
2 8 (24.24%) Scrum
2 8 (24.24%) Service Desk Management
2 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.03%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) PowerShell
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) CEH
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) SAP
3 8 (24.24%) Dynatrace
3 8 (24.24%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) Alteryx
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.03%) Nintex
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau