The table below looks at the statistics for JRules skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JRules over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM ILOG JRules
Rank 558 516 510
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing JRules 19 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.086% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 23
Average daily rate
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£413 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £399 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £800 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £550 £600
% change year-on-year
-31.81% -8.33%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13701 13155 12880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.96% 27.01% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9189 8297 8174
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 275 335
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.02 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

JRules
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JRules within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

JRules Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

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

JRules Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JRules within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

JRules Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JRules within the UK.

JRules Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JRules
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 JRules within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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 -45 17 £413 -25.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
South East - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

JRules
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JRules 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 JRules.

1 38 (71.70%) Java
2 27 (50.94%) J2EE
3 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.85%) XML
5 17 (32.08%) SQL
5 17 (32.08%) Finance
6 16 (30.19%) Workflow
6 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
7 14 (26.42%) Drools
7 14 (26.42%) C#
7 14 (26.42%) ILOG
7 14 (26.42%) SOA
8 13 (24.53%) HTML
9 12 (22.64%) JBoss
9 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
9 12 (22.64%) Banking
10 11 (20.75%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (20.75%) Windows
11 10 (18.87%) Web Services
11 10 (18.87%) OO
11 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
11 10 (18.87%) Oracle
11 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.87%) .NET
11 10 (18.87%) jQuery
12 9 (16.98%) Hibernate
12 9 (16.98%) Scrum
12 9 (16.98%) TDD
12 9 (16.98%) Investment Banking
13 8 (15.09%) Microsoft

JRules
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JRules 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 JRules. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
2 12 (22.64%) JBoss
3 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.43%) Apache ServiceMix
4 5 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) FileNet
5 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.66%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.89%) Apache
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Firewall
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
1 5 (9.43%) SSL
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Pentaho
2 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) DTS
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
2 7 (13.21%) JUnit
3 6 (11.32%) Subversion
4 5 (9.43%) QUnit
4 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) JMeter
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) Spock
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Ant
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 9 (16.98%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (79.25%) Developer
2 21 (39.62%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Consultant
4 8 (15.09%) Software Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.43%) JRules Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) JRules Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.89%) FileNet Developer
10 1 (1.89%) J2EE Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Technical Design Leader
10 1 (1.89%) Middleware Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.94%) J2EE
2 19 (35.85%) XML
3 14 (26.42%) Drools
4 13 (24.53%) HTML
5 11 (20.75%) ActiveMQ
6 10 (18.87%) Web Services
6 10 (18.87%) .NET
6 10 (18.87%) jQuery
7 9 (16.98%) Hibernate
8 8 (15.09%) jBPM
8 8 (15.09%) REST
9 6 (11.32%) JPA
9 6 (11.32%) Ajax
9 6 (11.32%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (11.32%) Mustache
10 5 (9.43%) Apache Camel
10 5 (9.43%) JSON
11 4 (7.55%) Dojo
11 4 (7.55%) HTML5
12 3 (5.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) PKI
1 5 (9.43%) Smartcard
1 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.55%) PMI
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) CentOS
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Workflow
3 14 (26.42%) SOA
4 10 (18.87%) OO
5 9 (16.98%) Scrum
5 9 (16.98%) TDD
6 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.21%) BPMN
7 6 (11.32%) OOD
8 5 (9.43%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (9.43%) Physical Data Model
8 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) MVC
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) DSDM
9 2 (3.77%) RUP
9 2 (3.77%) Database Tuning
9 2 (3.77%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) Java
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) C#
4 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.32%) PHP
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) PMI Certification
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) ILOG
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.32%) Splunk
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) IBM
6 4 (7.55%) Pega
7 1 (1.89%) Kofax
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Business Objects