The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 585 534 579
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +45
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 11 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.31% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 6
Average daily rate £350 £525 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -14.28%
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6985 5469 5828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.28% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3489 3419
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 132 202
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%

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
Top 6 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 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -61 3 £350 -33.33%
London -27 2 £350 -39.13%
Stirling - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £350 -
Docklands, London - - - -

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 13 (76.47%) Maven
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) JUnit
3 8 (47.06%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Investment Banking
4 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
4 7 (41.18%) Ant
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) WebSphere
5 6 (35.29%) Data Management
5 6 (35.29%) Subversion
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) TestNG
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Ehcache
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Perforce
6 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 5 (29.41%) CruiseControl
6 5 (29.41%) UML
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) DHTML
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) VBScript
7 4 (23.53%) Perl

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (35.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) QlikView
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Maven
2 8 (47.06%) JUnit
3 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
3 7 (41.18%) Ant
4 6 (35.29%) Subversion
5 5 (29.41%) TestNG
5 5 (29.41%) CruiseControl
6 4 (23.53%) MSBuild
7 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 2 (11.76%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
7 2 (11.76%) FlexUnit
8 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.88%) ChangeMan
8 1 (5.88%) JIRA
8 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Release Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Build and Release Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Build Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.88%) GUI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Ehcache
1 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
1 5 (29.41%) XML
1 5 (29.41%) DHTML
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) Spring MVC
2 4 (23.53%) Spring
2 4 (23.53%) Spring Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Data Management
1 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) UML
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
3 4 (23.53%) VBScript
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Perforce
2 4 (23.53%) AccuRev
3 3 (17.65%) Cognos
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) Sencha
5 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (5.88%) MKS
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago