Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

K2 blackpearl
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 872 855
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 -39
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 9 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.053% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 29
UK median daily rate £400 £401 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -23.57% +44.83%
10th Percentile £338 £277 £413
90th Percentile £410 £489 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £525
% change year-on-year -0.31% -23.57% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 16878 19420 20178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.52% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11089 12604 12692
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 481 608
UK median hourly rate £20.22 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.62 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.98% +5.72% +11.43%

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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 19 November 2017. 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 +9 9 £400 -0.31%
England +7 9 £400 -0.31%
Midlands +25 5 £400 -3.03%
West Midlands +29 3 - -
East Midlands +6 2 £400 -
North East - 2 £375 -
East of England - 2 - -
North of England - 2 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Workflow
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) InfoPath
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Publishing
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) REST

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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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Metadata Management
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) User Stories
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) SAP