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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 554 561 558
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 73 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.073% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 17
Average daily rate £442 £364 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.37% -14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £282 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.50% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.72 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%
ClearQuest
UK

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
7565 6545 6218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 12.91% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4239 4074
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 120
Average hourly rate £42.45 £37.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £25.95 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 2016.

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Midlands +36 45 £442 -
London -3 12 £475 +18.75% 1
East of England +9 6 £475 +45.03% 1
North West - 5 £413 -
South West +10 4 £431 -
South East -39 1 - -
ClearQuest
UK

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 97 (73.48%) ClearCase
2 64 (48.48%) Oracle
2 64 (48.48%) Unix
3 62 (46.97%) SQL
4 55 (41.67%) Oracle OWB
5 46 (34.85%) JIRA
5 46 (34.85%) Software Architecture
5 46 (34.85%) Waterfall
6 45 (34.09%) RUP
7 44 (33.33%) Project Planning
8 40 (30.30%) Linux
9 38 (28.79%) Java
9 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
10 36 (27.27%) WebLogic
11 34 (25.76%) Shell Script
12 32 (24.24%) PL/SQL
12 32 (24.24%) Maven
13 31 (23.48%) Subversion
14 30 (22.73%) Configuration Management
15 29 (21.97%) Informatica
15 29 (21.97%) Pega
16 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
16 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
17 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (18.18%) Confluence
17 24 (18.18%) Ant
17 24 (18.18%) PVCS
17 24 (18.18%) Windows
18 22 (16.67%) Perl
18 22 (16.67%) IBM

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 36 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 24 (18.18%) Confluence
3 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) SpaceWire
1 2 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (41.67%) Oracle OWB
2 14 (10.61%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 11 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (6.82%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.82%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.30%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.79%) DB2
8 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.79%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (3.79%) Neo4j
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.03%) Ingres
9 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 97 (73.48%) ClearCase
2 46 (34.85%) JIRA
3 32 (24.24%) Maven
4 31 (23.48%) Subversion
5 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
6 24 (18.18%) Ant
6 24 (18.18%) PVCS
7 16 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (10.61%) FishEye
8 14 (10.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (10.61%) Toad
9 13 (9.85%) GitLab
9 13 (9.85%) Jenkins
9 13 (9.85%) JIRA Agile
9 13 (9.85%) SoapUI
10 12 (9.09%) CA Gen
11 11 (8.33%) Artifactory
12 10 (7.58%) Bitbucket
12 10 (7.58%) Eclipse
12 10 (7.58%) JUnit
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
2 8 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.52%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 42 (31.82%) Architect
2 29 (21.97%) Developer
2 29 (21.97%) Software Architect
3 15 (11.36%) Technical Architect
4 11 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 11 (8.33%) Java Software Architect
5 10 (7.58%) Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Administrator
6 9 (6.82%) DBA
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Database Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Database Programmer
7 8 (6.06%) Programmer
7 8 (6.06%) Sybase Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.67%) Spring
2 20 (15.15%) J2EE
3 15 (11.36%) XML
4 12 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (9.09%) Spring Boot
5 10 (7.58%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.06%) SOAP
7 6 (4.55%) Apache CXF
7 6 (4.55%) Web Services
8 5 (3.79%) HTML
8 5 (3.79%) JSP
8 5 (3.79%) OC4J
8 5 (3.79%) Servlets
9 4 (3.03%) Motif
9 4 (3.03%) wxWidgets
10 2 (1.52%) ELK Stack
10 2 (1.52%) Middleware
10 2 (1.52%) SailPoint
10 2 (1.52%) Swagger
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Derivative
1 8 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (6.06%) Equities
1 8 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
1 8 (6.06%) Fixed Income
1 8 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.79%) HACMP
3 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.48%) Unix
2 40 (30.30%) Linux
3 24 (18.18%) Windows
4 9 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.06%) Solaris
5 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.30%) AIX
6 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.30%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.85%) Software Architecture
1 46 (34.85%) Waterfall
2 45 (34.09%) RUP
3 44 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 30 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
7 15 (11.36%) Migration
8 13 (9.85%) UML
9 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 9 (6.82%) System Testing
11 8 (6.06%) Analytics
11 8 (6.06%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.06%) Issue Tracking
11 8 (6.06%) OO
11 8 (6.06%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.06%) Test Strategy
11 8 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.97%) SQL
2 38 (28.79%) Java
3 34 (25.76%) Shell Script
4 32 (24.24%) PL/SQL
5 22 (16.67%) Perl
6 11 (8.33%) C++
7 8 (6.06%) C#
7 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.30%) C
8 7 (5.30%) VB
9 4 (3.03%) Python
10 2 (1.52%) ANSI C
10 2 (1.52%) Jython
11 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.79%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) ECSS
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.52%) Cygwin
2 2 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) Puppet
2 7 (5.30%) WSUS
3 2 (1.52%) Grafana
3 2 (1.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 64 (48.48%) Oracle
2 29 (21.97%) Informatica
2 29 (21.97%) Pega
3 22 (16.67%) IBM
4 14 (10.61%) Atlassian
4 14 (10.61%) WSO2
5 13 (9.85%) BEA
5 13 (9.85%) webMethods
6 11 (8.33%) BMC
7 8 (6.06%) DataSynapse
7 8 (6.06%) Reuters
7 8 (6.06%) Sybase
8 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.30%) VMware
9 2 (1.52%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.76%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.76%) VocaLink