Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 888 843 846
Rank change year-on-year -45 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 8 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.048% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 20
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -23.81% +45.83%
10th Percentile £325 £272 £435
90th Percentile £409 £493 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% -25.00% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,539 17,650 18,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.49% 18.13% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,037 11,365 11,796
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £620 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 406 554
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.91% -7.45% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.42 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.90% - +12.68%

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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 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 January 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
UK excluding London +13 8 £375 -4.76% 4
England -16 8 £375 -6.25% 5
North of England - 5 £350 - 1
Midlands +5 3 £400 - 2
North East - 3 £350 -
West Midlands +1 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £400 - 2

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

1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) REST
6 2 (25.00%) Metadata Management
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) Publishing
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) QlikView
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
7 1 (12.50%) Advertising
7 1 (12.50%) SAP

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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 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) QlikView
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Metadata Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP