Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 549 844 876
Rank change year-on-year +295 +32 -16
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 4 6 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.076% 0.042% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 30
Median daily rate - £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.18% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £425
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £49.00
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 5,297 14,194 17,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 15.57% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,268 8,983 11,302
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 325 395
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £51.35 £52.15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.28% +3.39% +3.65%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing K2 blackpearl.

Daily rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing K2 blackpearl.

Hourly rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

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Top 4 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 4 August 2020. 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 +287 2 - -
UK excluding London +248 2 - -
London +218 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) Power Platform
3 2 (50.00%) PowerApps
3 2 (50.00%) Power Automate
3 2 (50.00%) Backlog Management
3 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET

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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 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Power Automate
1 2 (50.00%) Power Platform
1 2 (50.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Backlog Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft