The first table below looks at the demand for Build Forge skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Forge over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 569 533 556
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.024% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.20% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Average daily rate
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£483 £509 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +19.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6417 5516 5655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.00% 11.84% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 3526 3377
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 133 205
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Build Forge
UK

Build Forge
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Build Forge across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Build Forge Jobs Demand Trend in England

Build Forge
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Build Forge across the England region.

Build Forge Daily Rate Trend in England

Build Forge
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Forge within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 5 £483 -5.15% 1
Build Forge
UK

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Build Forge also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Build Forge.

1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
2 4 (44.44%) Hudson
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 3 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) MVVM
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Derivative
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (22.22%) Maven

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Build Forge also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Build Forge. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
1 4 (44.44%) Hudson
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Maven
3 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
4 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
3 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
4 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (11.11%) STL
5 1 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (33.33%) MVVM
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) MKS
3 1 (11.11%) IBM