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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM ILOG JRules
Rank 573 541 522
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -19
Contract jobs citing JRules 5 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.065% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.035% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 13
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£481 £513 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £630 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate - £575 -
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
14252 14271 12387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.22% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9268 9086 7820
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 223 322
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £16.95 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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

JRules
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

JRules
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 30 March 2015.

JRules Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JRules
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 8 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 30 March 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 5 £481 -6.09% 1
London -21 4 £481 -6.09% 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -

JRules
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (75.00%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) J2EE
2 18 (56.25%) XML
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) Workflow
5 11 (34.38%) HTML
6 10 (31.25%) C#
6 10 (31.25%) Oracle
6 10 (31.25%) ILOG
6 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
6 10 (31.25%) jQuery
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.00%) Drools
8 8 (25.00%) REST
9 7 (21.88%) Mustache
9 7 (21.88%) Pentaho
9 7 (21.88%) JPA
9 7 (21.88%) TDD
9 7 (21.88%) Ajax
9 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
9 7 (21.88%) PHP
9 7 (21.88%) .NET
9 7 (21.88%) JUnit
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
9 7 (21.88%) Python
9 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL

JRules
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) Apache ServiceMix
2 6 (18.75%) JBoss
3 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (6.25%) FileNet
6 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (3.13%) Apache
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) LDAP
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.63%) SSL
2 5 (15.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (21.88%) Pentaho
2 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) DTS
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) JUnit
2 6 (18.75%) JMeter
2 6 (18.75%) Subversion
2 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.75%) QUnit
2 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.63%) JRules Developer
5 4 (12.50%) JRules Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Coach
7 1 (3.13%) FileNet Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) J2EE
1 18 (56.25%) XML
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
3 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
3 10 (31.25%) jQuery
4 8 (25.00%) Drools
4 8 (25.00%) REST
4 8 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (21.88%) .NET
5 7 (21.88%) Mustache
5 7 (21.88%) JPA
5 7 (21.88%) Ajax
6 6 (18.75%) Apache Camel
6 6 (18.75%) JSON
7 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) Dojo
8 3 (9.38%) CSS
9 2 (6.25%) Spring
9 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Smartcard
1 6 (18.75%) PKI
2 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
3 4 (12.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) CentOS
3 5 (15.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Workflow
3 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.88%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) MVC
6 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
6 5 (15.63%) SOA
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (15.63%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Web Development
8 2 (6.25%) OOD
8 2 (6.25%) OO
9 1 (3.13%) RUP
9 1 (3.13%) DSDM
9 1 (3.13%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) C#
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.88%) PHP
5 7 (21.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
1 10 (31.25%) ILOG
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 6 (18.75%) Splunk
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft