The first table below looks at the demand for Build Forge skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Forge over the 3 months to 23 April 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 London 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 407 380 419
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.050% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.062% 0.40% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 6
Average daily rate £350 £575 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% -6.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £444 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3210 2751 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 12.51% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2054 1799
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £21.70 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.50 £58.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
Build Forge
England

Build Forge
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Build Forge Jobs Demand Trend in London

Build Forge
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Build Forge Daily Rate Trend in London

Build Forge
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £350 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Build Forge
England

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
2 5 (71.43%) DHTML
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Maven
2 5 (71.43%) Investment Banking
2 5 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Ehcache
2 5 (71.43%) TestNG
3 4 (57.14%) Spring Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Spring MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Cognos
4 3 (42.86%) QlikView
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
5 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Maven
1 5 (71.43%) TestNG
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) GUI Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) DHTML
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) Ehcache
2 4 (57.14%) Spring Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Spring MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
3 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) UML
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Data Management
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (14.29%) Sencha
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft