The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 599 623 578
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -45
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 53 50 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.60% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 43
Median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +16.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +16.40%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8992 8320 7413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 14.37% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6051 5502 4930
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 192 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend

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

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ClearQuest
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England +6 51 £430 +3.61%
West Midlands -12 18 £450 +15.38%
South East +11 13 £388 -7.18%
Shropshire -21 12 £450 +15.38%
Telford -17 11 £450 +15.38%
London +11 10 £450 +32.54%
Reading - 10 £388 -
Berkshire - 10 £388 -
Yorkshire +8 4 £425 -5.55%
Halifax +1 4 £425 -5.55%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £425 -5.55%
North West - 4 £400 -
West Sussex +6 3 £475 -
Lancashire - 3 - -
Preston - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £465 -
East of England - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +15 1 £400 -
City of London +14 1 £425 +13.48%
Scotland +10 1 £400 -
Docklands, London +5 1 £240 -15.04%
Chester - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £475 -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 76 (59.84%) ClearCase
2 66 (51.97%) Oracle
3 54 (42.52%) Java
4 50 (39.37%) JIRA
5 44 (34.65%) Git (software)
6 41 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (32.28%) Unix
7 40 (31.50%) SQL
8 36 (28.35%) Perl
8 36 (28.35%) Linux
8 36 (28.35%) Oracle OWB
9 34 (26.77%) Maven
9 34 (26.77%) IBM
10 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
11 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
11 31 (24.41%) Waterfall
11 31 (24.41%) Jenkins
12 30 (23.62%) Windows
12 30 (23.62%) RUP
12 30 (23.62%) Web Services
13 29 (22.83%) Shell Script
13 29 (22.83%) Configuration Management
14 28 (22.05%) Confluence
14 28 (22.05%) Project Planning
14 28 (22.05%) Spring
15 27 (21.26%) Oracle Database
16 25 (19.69%) PL/SQL
16 25 (19.69%) AIX
16 25 (19.69%) UML
16 25 (19.69%) Software Architecture

ClearQuest
Top Related 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 28 (22.05%) Confluence
2 24 (18.90%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.66%) WebSphere
4 10 (7.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (6.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.30%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (2.36%) Documentum
6 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.57%) Apache
7 2 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.79%) Smallworld
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) Firewall
1 8 (6.30%) LDAP
1 8 (6.30%) SSL
2 6 (4.72%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) DNS
4 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.35%) Oracle OWB
2 27 (21.26%) Oracle Database
3 19 (14.96%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (11.02%) MongoDB
5 12 (9.45%) Relational Database
6 11 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (7.09%) RDBMS
8 8 (6.30%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (5.51%) DB2
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.57%) MySQL
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.57%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (1.57%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.79%) GIS
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 76 (59.84%) ClearCase
2 50 (39.37%) JIRA
3 44 (34.65%) Git (software)
4 34 (26.77%) Maven
5 31 (24.41%) Jenkins
6 22 (17.32%) PVCS
7 20 (15.75%) Subversion
8 19 (14.96%) Ant
8 19 (14.96%) Oracle Forms
9 17 (13.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (12.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (12.60%) Bitbucket
11 13 (10.24%) JUnit
12 12 (9.45%) FishEye
13 11 (8.66%) Artifactory
13 11 (8.66%) GitLab
13 11 (8.66%) JIRA Agile
14 10 (7.87%) Eclipse
14 10 (7.87%) Toad
15 7 (5.51%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Architect
2 27 (21.26%) Developer
3 26 (20.47%) Software Architect
4 15 (11.81%) Configuration Manager
5 13 (10.24%) Administrator
6 12 (9.45%) Java Developer
7 11 (8.66%) Java Architect
7 11 (8.66%) Java Software Architect
7 11 (8.66%) Software Configuration Manager
7 11 (8.66%) Software Manager
7 11 (8.66%) Support Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Support
9 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) WebSphere Administrator
10 8 (6.30%) Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) ClearCase Support
10 8 (6.30%) Lead Developer
10 8 (6.30%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (6.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.62%) Web Services
2 28 (22.05%) Spring
3 23 (18.11%) J2EE
4 22 (17.32%) HTML
5 21 (16.54%) XML
6 19 (14.96%) Apache CXF
7 17 (13.39%) JSP
8 15 (11.81%) Spring Boot
9 14 (11.02%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (10.24%) Hibernate
11 10 (7.87%) .NET
11 10 (7.87%) Struts
12 9 (7.09%) Servlets
12 9 (7.09%) SOAP
13 8 (6.30%) CSS
14 6 (4.72%) Apache Flex
15 5 (3.94%) CGI
15 5 (3.94%) Java EE
16 4 (3.15%) ELK Stack
16 4 (3.15%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.36%) Fintech
5 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.28%) Unix
2 36 (28.35%) Linux
3 30 (23.62%) Windows
4 25 (19.69%) AIX
5 10 (7.87%) Solaris
5 10 (7.87%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.41%) Waterfall
3 30 (23.62%) RUP
4 29 (22.83%) Configuration Management
5 28 (22.05%) Project Planning
6 25 (19.69%) Software Architecture
6 25 (19.69%) UML
7 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (18.11%) OO
8 21 (16.54%) ITIL
9 20 (15.75%) Defect Tracking
9 20 (15.75%) OOP
10 14 (11.02%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.24%) ETL
11 13 (10.24%) Service Management
12 11 (8.66%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.87%) Workflow
14 9 (7.09%) SDLC
15 8 (6.30%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.52%) Java
2 40 (31.50%) SQL
3 36 (28.35%) Perl
4 29 (22.83%) Shell Script
5 25 (19.69%) PL/SQL
6 13 (10.24%) VB
7 9 (7.09%) C
8 7 (5.51%) C++
8 7 (5.51%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.51%) R
9 6 (4.72%) PHP
9 6 (4.72%) VB6
10 3 (2.36%) C#
11 2 (1.57%) Jython
11 2 (1.57%) Python
12 1 (0.79%) Magik
12 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) OCPJP
3 10 (7.87%) Oracle Certification
3 10 (7.87%) Sun Certification
4 9 (7.09%) Degree
5 8 (6.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Docker
2 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Samba
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) Puppet
2 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.15%) Grafana
3 4 (3.15%) Graphite
4 3 (2.36%) WSUS
5 2 (1.57%) Ansible
5 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (51.97%) Oracle
2 34 (26.77%) IBM
3 18 (14.17%) Atlassian
4 15 (11.81%) WSO2
5 11 (8.66%) BEA
5 11 (8.66%) BMC
6 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.51%) Informatica
8 6 (4.72%) webMethods
9 5 (3.94%) HP
9 5 (3.94%) Pega
10 4 (3.15%) Sonatype
10 4 (3.15%) VMware
11 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.79%) VocaLink