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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Build Forge
Rank 585 562 551
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.083% 0.034% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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
7186 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4940 3815 3553
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.40 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 5 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 29 December 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 +6 1 £400 -20.00%
England -16 1 £400 -20.00%
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Build Forge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Maven
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 5 (45.45%) TestComplete
3 5 (45.45%) MSBuild
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Sybase
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) ClearCase
3 5 (45.45%) Eclipse
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Perforce
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Ant
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) VBScript
4 4 (36.36%) AccuRev
4 4 (36.36%) CruiseControl
4 4 (36.36%) Apache Flex
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Control-M
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5

Build Forge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Maven
2 5 (45.45%) TestComplete
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
2 5 (45.45%) MSBuild
2 5 (45.45%) ClearCase
2 5 (45.45%) Eclipse
3 4 (36.36%) CruiseControl
3 4 (36.36%) Ant
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Release Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Release Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Build and Release Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Build Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Apache Flex
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Sybase
2 4 (36.36%) Perforce
2 4 (36.36%) AccuRev
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus