Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 865 878 835
Rank change year-on-year +13 -43 +28
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 19 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.061% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 17
UK median daily rate £513 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% - -23.81%
10th Percentile £390 £325 £272
90th Percentile £538 £410 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.59% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
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 16,306 16,318 17,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.50% 16.52% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,527 10,883 11,235
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 398 403
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.33% -7.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.70 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.11 £19.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -3.30% -

K2 blackpearl
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 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for K2 blackpearl in the UK

K2 blackpearl
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 21 January 2019. 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 -2 17 £525 +31.25% 1
London - 10 £525 - 1
UK excluding London -28 6 £420 +5.00% 2
South East +6 4 £420 +5.00%
East Midlands +6 1 £400 -
Midlands +1 1 £400 -
North West -5 1 £425 -
North of England -30 1 £425 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (78.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) SAML
5 10 (52.63%) Firewall
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (42.11%) Service Desk Management
6 8 (42.11%) ServiceNow
6 8 (42.11%) Dynatrace
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
6 8 (42.11%) IIS
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (42.11%) SSL
6 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) DMZ
6 8 (42.11%) Middleware
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
6 8 (42.11%) Kerberos
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (42.11%) Scrum

K2 blackpearl
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 15 (78.95%) SharePoint
2 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (42.11%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Machine Learning
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) DMZ
2 8 (42.11%) Kerberos
2 8 (42.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (21.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
5 2 (10.53%) Data Lake
5 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 2 (10.53%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) Neo4j
5 2 (10.53%) Pentaho
5 2 (10.53%) Power BI
5 2 (10.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) SharePoint Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) SAML
3 8 (42.11%) Middleware
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (10.53%) D3.js
5 2 (10.53%) OAuth
5 2 (10.53%) OpenID
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.26%) NancyFx
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.26%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
1 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
1 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
1 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Kanban
3 8 (42.11%) Quality Management
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) Service Desk Management
3 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Machine Learning
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CEH
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Salt
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Dynatrace
2 8 (42.11%) ServiceNow
3 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Alteryx
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
4 2 (10.53%) Nintex
4 2 (10.53%) Tableau