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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 585 560 568
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 5 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.071% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
Average daily rate
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£483 £503 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% +18.23%
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7049 5905 6124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4537 3701 3586
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 142 219
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 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%

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 3 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 1 August 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 0 5 £483 -5.15% 1
England -10 5 £483 -5.15% 1
City of London +26 1 £425 -15.00%

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (52.94%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) CruiseControl
2 8 (47.06%) Maven
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) ClearCase
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) Ant
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Subversion
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) VBScript
6 4 (23.53%) WPF
6 4 (23.53%) Silverlight
6 4 (23.53%) Release Management
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) Perforce
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) AccuRev
6 4 (23.53%) Hudson
6 4 (23.53%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) MSBuild
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) MVVM
7 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (17.65%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) CruiseControl
1 8 (47.06%) Maven
2 6 (35.29%) ClearCase
2 6 (35.29%) Ant
3 5 (29.41%) Subversion
4 4 (23.53%) Hudson
4 4 (23.53%) MSBuild
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) JUnit
6 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
6 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
6 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (11.76%) FlexUnit
6 2 (11.76%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.88%) ChangeMan
7 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Release Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Build and Release Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Build Manager
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) WPF
2 4 (23.53%) Silverlight
2 4 (23.53%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) WinForms
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 3 (17.65%) JSON
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Flex
4 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (5.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (17.65%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Release Management
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
4 3 (17.65%) MVVM
4 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) VBScript
4 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) VBA
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Perforce
1 4 (23.53%) AccuRev
2 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
3 2 (11.76%) MKS
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.88%) IBM