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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
K2 blackpearl
UK
Rank 600 640 596
Rank change year-on-year +40 -44  
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 9 1 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.002% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.011% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 18
Median daily rate £344 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £400 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £400 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £369
% change year-on-year -21.87% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7771 9161 9202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.37% 17.21% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5088 5823 5458
Median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 226 330
Median hourly rate £18.59 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

K2 blackpearl
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

K2 blackpearl
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

K2 blackpearl
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for K2 blackpearl in the UK

K2 blackpearl
Top 11 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 3 months to 26 March 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
England +47 9 £344 -14.06%
West Midlands - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
East Midlands +2 2 - -
Northampton -1 2 - -
Northamptonshire -2 2 - -
London - 2 £375 -
South East - 1 £313 -
Hampshire - 1 £313 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £313 -

K2 blackpearl
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 with a requirement for K2 blackpearl.

1 15 (78.95%) Workflow
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (31.58%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) Extranet
5 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (26.32%) Workflow Management
6 5 (26.32%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) Law
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Line Management
8 3 (15.79%) Workflow Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (15.79%) Content Management
8 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.79%) Use Case
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) SAP
9 2 (10.53%) Classic ASP
9 2 (10.53%) VB
9 2 (10.53%) VB.NET

K2 blackpearl
Top Related 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 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Law
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Workflow Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) Classic ASP
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Workflow
2 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (26.32%) Workflow Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Line Management
5 3 (15.79%) Business Process Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Content Management
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SAP