The table below looks at the statistics for Build Forge skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Forge over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 597 574 561
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.066% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7358 6049 5922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.64% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 3916 3495
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 145 221
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

Build Forge
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Build Forge Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Build Forge
Daily Rate Trend

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

Build Forge Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Build Forge
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Build Forge within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Build Forge Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Build Forge
Top 4 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
England -21 2 £463 -7.50%
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) CruiseControl
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) ClearCase
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) Subversion
3 5 (35.71%) Maven
3 5 (35.71%) MSBuild
4 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) AccuRev
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Perforce
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Sybase
4 4 (28.57%) Ant
4 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) VBA
5 3 (21.43%) J2EE
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) WinForms
5 3 (21.43%) MVC

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) CruiseControl
2 5 (35.71%) Subversion
2 5 (35.71%) Maven
2 5 (35.71%) ClearCase
2 5 (35.71%) MSBuild
3 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 4 (28.57%) Ant
3 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Release Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Build and Release Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Release Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Build Manager
4 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) WinForms
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) Apache Flex
2 3 (21.43%) WPF
2 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
2 3 (21.43%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Derivative
1 3 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
3 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (21.43%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) VBScript
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Unicenter
1 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) Sybase
1 4 (28.57%) Perforce
1 4 (28.57%) AccuRev
2 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Sitecore