The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 408 429 418
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.017% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £490 £509
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £442 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £505 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3632 3563 3291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 14.88% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2527 2362
Average daily rate £438 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (100.00%) Hudson
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) Low Latency
2 7 (87.50%) Multithreading
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) TIBCO
3 6 (75.00%) JSON
3 6 (75.00%) REST
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (62.50%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (62.50%) Front Office
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
5 4 (50.00%) Python
5 4 (50.00%) C#
5 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) JPA
5 4 (50.00%) JSP
6 3 (37.50%) VBA
6 3 (37.50%) .NET
7 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) Banking
8 1 (12.50%) DevOps

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 8 (100.00%) Hudson
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Front Office
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Core Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) JSON
2 6 (75.00%) REST
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (50.00%) JSP
4 4 (50.00%) JPA
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Multithreading
2 7 (87.50%) Low Latency
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
4 5 (62.50%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat