Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 788 874 891
Rank change year-on-year +86 +17 -8
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 21 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.009%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.17% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 3
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -0.31%
10th Percentile £378 £369 £338
90th Percentile £456 £538 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £51.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 - -

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 12,317 17,218 16,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 16.81% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,906 11,184 11,152
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 395 431
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -3.52%

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 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 7 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 18 November 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 +74 21 £430 +1.18% 2
UK excluding London +70 13 £430 +2.38% 2
South East +50 9 £430 +2.38%
London +72 8 £405 -22.86%
North of England +28 2 - -
North West +17 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 21 (100.00%) Workflow
2 16 (76.19%) Azure
3 14 (66.67%) Office 365
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (66.67%) HTTP
3 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
4 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 13 (61.90%) SQL
5 12 (57.14%) Finance
5 12 (57.14%) Change Management
6 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) Banking
7 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
7 6 (28.57%) Capacity Management
7 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (28.57%) Virtual Team
7 6 (28.57%) Product Roadmap
8 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (23.81%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (14.29%) Web Development
10 3 (14.29%) JSON

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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 21 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Azure
2 14 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) HTTP
1 14 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Collaboration Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Collaboration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
1 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Workflow
2 12 (57.14%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 6 (28.57%) Product Roadmap
4 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) OOP
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) TOWER Software