The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational ClearQuest
England / North West
Rank - 151 -
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+72.13% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
434 645 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.50% 16.46% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 379 231
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 13
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £31.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing ClearQuest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 3 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Robot
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) RIA
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Robot
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft