Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Build Forge skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Build Forge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Rational Build Forge
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 886 871 879
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 -15
Contract jobs citing Build Forge 10 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.052% 0.086% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 12
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +6.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £470 £475
% change year-on-year - -1.05% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Build Forge is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19222 17378 16388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 16.55% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13387 11678 10908
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 254 339
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.30 £24.23
90th Percentile £61.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Build Forge
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Build Forge as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Build Forge in the UK

Build Forge
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Build Forge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Forge in the UK

Build Forge
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Forge within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 10 £500 -9.09% 1
England -12 10 £500 -4.76% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Build Forge also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Build Forge.

1 10 (100.00%) Maven
2 8 (80.00%) Ant
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) Temenos
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Publishing
3 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Jython
3 5 (50.00%) CruiseControl
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Temenos T24
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) JPA
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) RESTful
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Hudson
3 5 (50.00%) Big Data
3 5 (50.00%) Artifactory
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (50.00%) Green Hat
3 5 (50.00%) Release Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber

Build Forge
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Qlik Sense
2 3 (30.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Maven
2 8 (80.00%) Ant
3 5 (50.00%) Artifactory
3 5 (50.00%) CruiseControl
3 5 (50.00%) Hudson
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (50.00%) Publishing
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Wholesale Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Environment Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Test Environment Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (50.00%) JPA
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) BDD
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) Release Automation
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) Jython
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CFA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Green Hat
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) Temenos
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft