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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 153 159 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.071% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +31.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.47
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.75%
ClearQuest
England

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
472 639 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 15.15% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 359 247
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £26.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire 0 2 - -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SQLPlus
4 2 (33.33%) Rational Robot
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server

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 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQLPlus
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Robot
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft