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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 570 536 470
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -66
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 37 46 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.69% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 38
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +20.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £288
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +47.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+24.33% -

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
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ClearQuest
Top 28 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 22 May 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 -34 36 £363 -14.70% 3
South East +1 17 £363 -
London -16 13 £400 -3.84% 3
Hampshire +5 10 £383 -
Hook - 5 £363 -
Surrey - 4 £299 -
City of London +4 3 £400 -11.11% 1
South West +11 2 - -
Halifax -3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -16 2 - -
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Templecombe - 2 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Portsmouth -2 1 - -
Docklands, London -2 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 £301 -29.22%
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £328 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £328 -
Brentwood - 1 £328 -
Erskine - 1 £301 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £301 -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 67 (73.63%) ClearCase
2 43 (47.25%) SQL
3 42 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
5 37 (40.66%) Subversion
6 33 (36.26%) XML
6 33 (36.26%) UML
7 30 (32.97%) Linux
7 30 (32.97%) Java
8 28 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 28 (30.77%) Oracle
8 28 (30.77%) Ant
9 27 (29.67%) Software Engineering
10 26 (28.57%) UNIX
11 23 (25.27%) HTML
11 23 (25.27%) JIRA
11 23 (25.27%) Degree
11 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (24.18%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (24.18%) Web Services
13 21 (23.08%) Spring
13 21 (23.08%) Hibernate
14 19 (20.88%) ITIL
14 19 (20.88%) C
14 19 (20.88%) JSP
15 17 (18.68%) C++
16 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
16 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
17 15 (16.48%) Struts

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (12.09%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.59%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.59%) JBoss
3 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS Office
3 5 (5.49%) MS Project
4 4 (4.40%) Simulink
5 2 (2.20%) TargetLink
5 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.20%) Stateflow
6 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Endur
1 3 (3.30%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) LTE
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) DHCP
2 2 (2.20%) FTP
2 2 (2.20%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 2 (2.20%) LDAP
3 1 (1.10%) X.400
3 1 (1.10%) DSL
3 1 (1.10%) 802.11
3 1 (1.10%) SSL
3 1 (1.10%) IPv4
3 1 (1.10%) IPv6
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.10%) Broadband
3 1 (1.10%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) SMTP
3 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.89%) RDBMS
3 9 (9.89%) Ingres
3 9 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Navigator
4 6 (6.59%) MySQL
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.40%) DTS
6 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.20%) DB2
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (73.63%) ClearCase
2 37 (40.66%) Subversion
3 28 (30.77%) Ant
4 23 (25.27%) JIRA
5 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
6 14 (15.38%) Maven
7 11 (12.09%) Eclipse
7 11 (12.09%) CruiseControl
8 9 (9.89%) Toad
8 9 (9.89%) JUnit
8 9 (9.89%) NUnit
8 9 (9.89%) StarTeam
8 9 (9.89%) GoogleTest
8 9 (9.89%) CppUnit
9 8 (8.79%) Artifactory
10 7 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
11 6 (6.59%) TortoiseSVN
11 6 (6.59%) NetBeans
11 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Automotive
3 3 (3.30%) Billing
3 3 (3.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Publishing
3 3 (3.30%) Front Office
4 2 (2.20%) Electronics
4 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Military
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Software Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (6.59%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.40%) Build Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Project Officer
7 3 (3.30%) Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Java Swing Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (3.30%) Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) DBA
7 3 (3.30%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Programmer
8 2 (2.20%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.20%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.26%) XML
2 23 (25.27%) HTML
3 22 (24.18%) Web Services
4 21 (23.08%) Spring
4 21 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 19 (20.88%) JSP
6 15 (16.48%) Struts
7 11 (12.09%) J2EE
8 10 (10.99%) Servlets
9 9 (9.89%) Motif
9 9 (9.89%) .NET
9 9 (9.89%) wxWidgets
10 8 (8.79%) Apache CXF
11 7 (7.69%) Java EE
12 6 (6.59%) JAXB
12 6 (6.59%) SOAP
12 6 (6.59%) Swing
13 5 (5.49%) GWT
14 4 (4.40%) JSF
14 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.97%) Linux
2 26 (28.57%) UNIX
3 14 (15.38%) Windows
4 9 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.30%) AIX
6 3 (3.30%) Solaris
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) UML
2 28 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 27 (29.67%) Software Engineering
4 22 (24.18%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.88%) ITIL
6 14 (15.38%) OO
7 12 (13.19%) Change Management
8 10 (10.99%) RUP
8 10 (10.99%) OOP
8 10 (10.99%) OOD
9 9 (9.89%) Scrum
9 9 (9.89%) Workflow
9 9 (9.89%) ITSM
9 9 (9.89%) Service Management
9 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.69%) Project Management
10 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.69%) Change Control
11 6 (6.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) SQL
2 30 (32.97%) Java
3 19 (20.88%) C
4 17 (18.68%) C++
5 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
6 15 (16.48%) Python
7 9 (9.89%) VB.NET
7 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.69%) C#
9 6 (6.59%) VB6
9 6 (6.59%) Perl
9 6 (6.59%) VB
10 5 (5.49%) VBScript
10 5 (5.49%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.40%) Korn
11 4 (4.40%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.30%) VBA
12 3 (3.30%) PHP
12 3 (3.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
3 23 (25.27%) Degree
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (10.99%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (9.89%) Sun Certification
6 9 (9.89%) OCPJP
7 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.40%) MCAD
8 4 (4.40%) MCSD
8 4 (4.40%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.10%) MCSA
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.10%) MCITP
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Firmware
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) NFS
1 1 (1.10%) Samba
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (30.77%) Oracle
2 14 (15.38%) IBM
3 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.49%) Borland
5 5 (5.49%) Google
6 3 (3.30%) Remedy
6 3 (3.30%) NetApp
6 3 (3.30%) Trayport
7 2 (2.20%) Perforce
7 2 (2.20%) BEA
7 2 (2.20%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe
8 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.10%) Coverity