The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 540 540 445
Rank change year-on-year
0 -95
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 40 36 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.070% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.57% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 48
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£363 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +47.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.40 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +4.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.40 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +4.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6565 6292 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 12.25% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4100 3246
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 111 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in England

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ClearQuest across the England region.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in England

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Histogram in England

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest across the England region.

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in England

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Histogram in England

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
South East -1 22 £363 -
London -4 11 £400 +5.26% 4
South West +6 3 - -
East of England - 1 £328 -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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UK

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ClearQuest 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 ClearQuest.

1 83 (79.05%) ClearCase
2 58 (55.24%) Security Cleared
3 50 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 49 (46.67%) SQL
5 48 (45.71%) Subversion
6 44 (41.90%) UML
7 40 (38.10%) XML
8 38 (36.19%) Linux
8 38 (36.19%) Configuration Management
9 36 (34.29%) Java
10 35 (33.33%) Ant
10 35 (33.33%) UNIX
11 34 (32.38%) Software Engineering
12 31 (29.52%) C++
13 29 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (25.71%) ITIL
14 27 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (24.76%) C
16 25 (23.81%) Web Services
16 25 (23.81%) Python
17 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (21.90%) Spring
18 23 (21.90%) Hibernate
18 23 (21.90%) HTML
19 22 (20.95%) JSP
19 22 (20.95%) JIRA
20 21 (20.00%) Oracle
21 20 (19.05%) Degree
22 19 (18.10%) CruiseControl
23 18 (17.14%) Jenkins

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ClearQuest 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 ClearQuest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.48%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.71%) JBoss
2 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) SAS
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.62%) MS Office
3 6 (5.71%) MS Project
4 3 (2.86%) Simulink
5 2 (1.90%) Stateflow
5 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.90%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Endur
1 7 (6.67%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) LDAP
2 2 (1.90%) DHCP
2 2 (1.90%) FTP
2 2 (1.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.90%) LTE
3 1 (0.95%) 4G
3 1 (0.95%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.95%) Wireless
3 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.95%) Broadband
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
3 1 (0.95%) SMTP
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) Ingres
1 17 (16.19%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (12.38%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.48%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.57%) RDBMS
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Navigator
5 6 (5.71%) MySQL
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.81%) DTS
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 83 (79.05%) ClearCase
2 48 (45.71%) Subversion
3 35 (33.33%) Ant
4 22 (20.95%) JIRA
5 19 (18.10%) CruiseControl
6 18 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 17 (16.19%) GoogleTest
7 17 (16.19%) CppUnit
7 17 (16.19%) NUnit
8 13 (12.38%) Maven
9 11 (10.48%) Eclipse
9 11 (10.48%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (8.57%) Toad
10 9 (8.57%) JUnit
10 9 (8.57%) StarTeam
11 8 (7.62%) Artifactory
12 6 (5.71%) SoapUI
12 6 (5.71%) TortoiseSVN
12 6 (5.71%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Front Office
3 5 (4.76%) Automotive
3 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
4 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Military
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (39.05%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Software Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Front Office Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Configuration Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Consultant
7 5 (4.76%) Build Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Project Officer
8 4 (3.81%) Administrator
9 3 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.86%) C Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Java Swing Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Software Consultant
10 2 (1.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (1.90%) Programmer
10 2 (1.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.10%) XML
2 25 (23.81%) Web Services
3 23 (21.90%) HTML
3 23 (21.90%) Hibernate
3 23 (21.90%) Spring
4 22 (20.95%) JSP
5 17 (16.19%) Motif
5 17 (16.19%) wxWidgets
6 15 (14.29%) Struts
7 13 (12.38%) .NET
8 11 (10.48%) J2EE
9 10 (9.52%) Servlets
10 9 (8.57%) GWT
11 8 (7.62%) Apache CXF
12 6 (5.71%) Java EE
12 6 (5.71%) SOAP
12 6 (5.71%) JAXB
12 6 (5.71%) Swing
13 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
13 4 (3.81%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.81%) Derivative
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
5 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.19%) Linux
2 35 (33.33%) UNIX
3 15 (14.29%) Windows
4 10 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.86%) Solaris
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.95%) AIX
8 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) UML
2 38 (36.19%) Configuration Management
3 34 (32.38%) Software Engineering
4 29 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (25.71%) ITIL
6 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (16.19%) OOD
8 15 (14.29%) Change Management
9 14 (13.33%) OO
10 13 (12.38%) Project Management
11 12 (11.43%) Workflow
11 12 (11.43%) Scrum
12 11 (10.48%) Risk Management
13 10 (9.52%) RUP
13 10 (9.52%) OOP
13 10 (9.52%) Change Control
14 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
14 9 (8.57%) Requirements Engineering
14 9 (8.57%) ITSM
14 9 (8.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (46.67%) SQL
2 36 (34.29%) Java
3 31 (29.52%) C++
4 26 (24.76%) C
5 25 (23.81%) Python
6 13 (12.38%) VB.NET
7 11 (10.48%) C#
7 11 (10.48%) PL/SQL
8 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.62%) Shell Script
10 7 (6.67%) VBA
11 6 (5.71%) VB
11 6 (5.71%) VB6
12 5 (4.76%) VBScript
12 5 (4.76%) Perl
13 4 (3.81%) Embedded C
14 3 (2.86%) PHP
14 3 (2.86%) Korn
14 3 (2.86%) Groovy
14 3 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 58 (55.24%) Security Cleared
2 50 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 20 (19.05%) Degree
4 11 (10.48%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (8.57%) Sun Certification
5 9 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (8.57%) OCPJP
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.81%) MCDBA
7 4 (3.81%) MCAD
7 4 (3.81%) MCSD
8 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.95%) MCSA
9 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) NFS
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
1 1 (0.95%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Oracle
2 11 (10.48%) IBM
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.57%) Google
5 7 (6.67%) Trayport
6 5 (4.76%) Borland
7 2 (1.90%) BEA
7 2 (1.90%) NetApp
7 2 (1.90%) Remedy
7 2 (1.90%) MathWorks
7 2 (1.90%) Perforce
8 1 (0.95%) Adobe
8 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.95%) Coverity