The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 595 557 546
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -11
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 35 59 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 25
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £44.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+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
8126 7216 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.92% 12.76% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5362 4640 4009
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 137
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England -38 29 £435 +2.35% 3
South East 0 14 £420 +40.00%
Hampshire +7 11 £298 -0.83%
Halifax -2 9 £450 +5.88%
West Yorkshire -39 9 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire -42 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -4 5 - -
London -14 5 £463 +5.11% 2
Farnborough - 5 £435 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Hook +6 2 £143 -52.50%
Docklands, London -7 2 £271 -
Erskine +10 1 - -
Renfrewshire +5 1 - -
Milton Keynes -8 1 - -
Canary Wharf -9 1 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 49 (73.13%) ClearCase
2 27 (40.30%) IBM
3 26 (38.81%) Oracle
4 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
4 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
5 21 (31.34%) Linux
6 19 (28.36%) SQL
6 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
7 16 (23.88%) XML
8 13 (19.40%) DB2
8 13 (19.40%) Java
8 13 (19.40%) AIX
8 13 (19.40%) Mainframe
8 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
10 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 11 (16.42%) ITIL
11 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
11 10 (14.93%) Service Delivery
11 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
12 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (13.43%) UNIX
13 8 (11.94%) Finance
13 8 (11.94%) Banking
13 8 (11.94%) Test Planning
13 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.94%) System Testing
14 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.46%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) DHCP
1 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.99%) DNS
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
1 2 (2.99%) 4G
1 2 (2.99%) Multicast
2 1 (1.49%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (1.49%) 802.11
2 1 (1.49%) DSL
2 1 (1.49%) X.400
2 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.49%) Wireless
2 1 (1.49%) LTE
2 1 (1.49%) IPv4
2 1 (1.49%) IPv6
2 1 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Broadband
2 1 (1.49%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) DB2
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.48%) DTS
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.49%) Ingres
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (73.13%) ClearCase
2 6 (8.96%) StarTeam
2 6 (8.96%) JIRA
3 5 (7.46%) Ant
3 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.46%) Subversion
3 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.99%) Hudson
6 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.99%) NUnit
7 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.49%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.49%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (1.49%) CppUnit
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
1 8 (11.94%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Military
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) Software Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Administrator
4 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Business Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.49%) Testing Manager
9 1 (1.49%) Project Analyst
9 1 (1.49%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) XML
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (8.96%) XSLT
4 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
4 6 (8.96%) Spring
5 5 (7.46%) HTML
6 4 (5.97%) .NET
7 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.48%) COM+
7 3 (4.48%) JSF
7 3 (4.48%) Web Services
7 3 (4.48%) Java EE
7 3 (4.48%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.48%) Spring Web Flow
8 2 (2.99%) XML Messaging
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.99%) CGI
8 2 (2.99%) Middleware
9 1 (1.49%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Mainframe
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.49%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.49%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) AIX
3 11 (16.42%) Windows
4 9 (13.43%) UNIX
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) Solaris
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
1 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
2 10 (14.93%) Service Delivery
2 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.94%) System Testing
4 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
4 8 (11.94%) Test Planning
5 7 (10.45%) UML
6 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.46%) Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.97%) Release Management
8 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.97%) OOD
8 4 (5.97%) ETL
8 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 13 (19.40%) Java
3 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
4 7 (10.45%) C
5 5 (7.46%) C#
5 5 (7.46%) C++
5 5 (7.46%) Perl
6 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.97%) VBScript
7 3 (4.48%) VB
7 3 (4.48%) VB6
8 2 (2.99%) Korn
8 2 (2.99%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.49%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.49%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.48%) MCAD
5 3 (4.48%) MCSD
5 3 (4.48%) MCDBA
6 2 (2.99%) IBM Certification
6 2 (2.99%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) MCITP
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) IBM
2 26 (38.81%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.46%) Adobe
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Sybase
5 2 (2.99%) Informatica
5 2 (2.99%) Borland
5 2 (2.99%) Perforce
5 2 (2.99%) Solace
6 1 (1.49%) Sophis
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Hyperion