The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM ILOG JRules
Rank 560 549 515
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -34
Contract jobs citing JRules 34 21 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.041% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.15% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 31 July 2014.

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 12 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 31 July 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 -26 22 £450 -10.00% 2
London +21 17 £450 -18.18%
South East -5 5 - - 2
City of London +25 2 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire +3 1 - - 2
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dorking - - - -
East of England - - - -

JRules
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 46 (61.33%) Java
2 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (37.33%) Finance
4 25 (33.33%) Banking
5 23 (30.67%) Oracle
5 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
6 21 (28.00%) IBM
7 20 (26.67%) Windows
7 20 (26.67%) Workflow
8 19 (25.33%) Investment Banking
9 18 (24.00%) TDD
9 18 (24.00%) Scrum
10 17 (22.67%) NHibernate
10 17 (22.67%) JBoss
10 17 (22.67%) C#
11 16 (21.33%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (21.33%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (20.00%) Java EE
12 15 (20.00%) .NET
12 15 (20.00%) J2EE
12 15 (20.00%) OO
13 14 (18.67%) SOA
13 14 (18.67%) Project Management
13 14 (18.67%) Drools
13 14 (18.67%) QA
14 13 (17.33%) Back Office
15 11 (14.67%) Spring
16 10 (13.33%) Web Services
17 9 (12.00%) XML

JRules
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (8.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.67%) FileNet
4 5 (6.67%) PegaRULES
5 3 (4.00%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 5 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.33%) Cordys
3 1 (1.33%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) DSL
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (8.00%) DTS
4 6 (8.00%) EDRMS
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) JUnit
1 9 (12.00%) TeamCity
2 8 (10.67%) Ant
3 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.33%) Maven
4 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.00%) FishEye
6 1 (1.33%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.33%) Toad
6 1 (1.33%) Introscope
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 25 (33.33%) Banking
3 19 (25.33%) Investment Banking
4 13 (17.33%) Back Office
5 7 (9.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (52.00%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Senior Developer
3 15 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (18.67%) Architect
4 14 (18.67%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
7 7 (9.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Business Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.67%) JRules Developer
10 3 (4.00%) FileNet Developer
11 2 (2.67%) CMS Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.67%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) NHibernate
2 16 (21.33%) ActiveMQ
2 16 (21.33%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (20.00%) Java EE
3 15 (20.00%) .NET
3 15 (20.00%) J2EE
4 14 (18.67%) Drools
5 11 (14.67%) Spring
6 10 (13.33%) Web Services
7 9 (12.00%) XML
8 7 (9.33%) Apache Camel
8 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (9.33%) HTML
9 6 (8.00%) HTML5
9 6 (8.00%) jBPM
9 6 (8.00%) FpML
10 5 (6.67%) jQuery
10 5 (6.67%) Java SE
11 4 (5.33%) Dojo
11 4 (5.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Derivative
1 6 (8.00%) Reference Data
1 6 (8.00%) PMI
1 6 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) Workflow
3 18 (24.00%) TDD
3 18 (24.00%) Scrum
4 15 (20.00%) OO
5 14 (18.67%) SOA
5 14 (18.67%) Project Management
6 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.33%) UML
7 7 (9.33%) BPMN
8 6 (8.00%) Business Transformation
8 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (8.00%) Wealth Management
9 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Web Development
9 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.67%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (61.33%) Java
2 17 (22.67%) C#
3 9 (12.00%) SQL
4 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Puppet
1 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Oracle
2 21 (28.00%) IBM
3 17 (22.67%) JBoss
4 9 (12.00%) ILOG
5 7 (9.33%) TIBCO
6 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.67%) webMethods
7 5 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (2.67%) Pega
8 2 (2.67%) Informatica
9 1 (1.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.33%) Compuware
9 1 (1.33%) CA
9 1 (1.33%) Red Hat