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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 607 567 576
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +9
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.081% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £509 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.37% +27.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £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
7439 6195 6084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 11.81% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5001 4023 3446
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 146 234
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -32 2 £463 -9.09%
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) CruiseControl
3 7 (58.33%) Python
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
5 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) Subversion
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) Maven
5 5 (41.67%) MSBuild
6 4 (33.33%) Hudson
6 4 (33.33%) WPF
6 4 (33.33%) Silverlight
6 4 (33.33%) Perforce
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (33.33%) AccuRev
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) Perl
6 4 (33.33%) VBScript
6 4 (33.33%) Ant
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) J2EE
7 3 (25.00%) VBA
7 3 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) CruiseControl
2 5 (41.67%) Subversion
2 5 (41.67%) Maven
2 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
2 5 (41.67%) MSBuild
3 4 (33.33%) Hudson
3 4 (33.33%) Ant
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Release Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Build and Release Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Build and Release Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Build Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) WPF
2 4 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) WinForms
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) JSON
3 3 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) STL
4 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Derivative
1 3 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (25.00%) MVVM
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) VBA
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Perforce
1 4 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) MKS
4 1 (8.33%) Sitecore