Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 846 880
Rank change year-on-year -17 +34 -35
Contract jobs citing K2 blackpearl 38 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.086% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 8
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% -22.62%
10th Percentile £369 £308 £388
90th Percentile £488 £428 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £313 £406
% change year-on-year +36.00% -23.08% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.97% +38.10% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £26.90 £19.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £33.90 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year +68.97% - -

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 17,146 16,250 19,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 16.94% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,264 10,487 12,844
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 393 469
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.36% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% +10.81%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing K2 blackpearl over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 9 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 22 July 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
England -18 38 £425 +13.33% 4
UK excluding London 0 33 £425 +36.00% 3
East Midlands +16 14 £425 - 1
Midlands 0 14 £425 - 1
South East -8 14 £423 +35.20% 2
London -37 5 £444 +10.94% 1
North of England - 5 - -
North West - 3 - -
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 31 (81.58%) SharePoint
2 23 (60.53%) .NET
3 22 (57.89%) C#
4 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
5 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (44.74%) SAP
6 17 (44.74%) SAP Smart Forms
7 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (34.21%) SQL
10 11 (28.95%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (21.05%) Change Management
11 8 (21.05%) Legal
12 6 (15.79%) GDPR
13 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
13 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (13.16%) Synology
13 5 (13.16%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 5 (13.16%) Finance
13 5 (13.16%) VMware
13 5 (13.16%) Windows
13 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
13 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
14 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
14 4 (10.53%) Linux
14 4 (10.53%) Data Security
14 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
14 4 (10.53%) Front End Development

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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 31 (81.58%) SharePoint
2 11 (28.95%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Legal
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
2 7 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (18.42%) C# Developer
3 5 (13.16%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Angular Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) VMWare Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) .NET
2 17 (44.74%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (7.89%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Change Management
2 5 (13.16%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Data Security
3 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
3 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) Workflow
5 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) HND
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (44.74%) SAP
3 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
3 5 (13.16%) Synology
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Capita