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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 536 548 434
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -114
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 50 45 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.083% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.68% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 49
Average daily rate
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£364 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.41% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £471 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -

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
7273 6660 5325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.31% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4664 4242 3376
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 116 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.06 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

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 1 April 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 1 April 2015.

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ClearQuest
Top 22 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 1 April 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 -1 48 £365 -14.11% 5
South East -2 24 £363 +21.84%
London +7 17 £400 +5.26% 3
South West +3 3 - -
City of London +17 2 £413 +17.85%
East Midlands - 1 £206 -
Cheltenham - - - -
Halifax - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 96 (79.34%) ClearCase
2 64 (52.89%) Security Cleared
3 55 (45.45%) Subversion
3 55 (45.45%) SQL
4 54 (44.63%) SC Cleared
5 50 (41.32%) UML
6 48 (39.67%) Configuration Management
7 46 (38.02%) XML
8 45 (37.19%) UNIX
8 45 (37.19%) Ant
9 43 (35.54%) Linux
10 38 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (31.40%) Software Engineering
11 37 (30.58%) C++
11 37 (30.58%) Java
12 33 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (26.45%) C
14 31 (25.62%) ITIL
14 31 (25.62%) Python
15 25 (20.66%) Web Services
15 25 (20.66%) CruiseControl
16 24 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (19.01%) NUnit
17 23 (19.01%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (19.01%) CppUnit
17 23 (19.01%) wxWidgets
17 23 (19.01%) Motif
17 23 (19.01%) OOD
17 23 (19.01%) Ingres
17 23 (19.01%) GoogleTest

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (9.92%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.96%) JBoss
4 4 (3.31%) Apache
4 4 (3.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.61%) MS Office
3 6 (4.96%) MS Project
4 4 (3.31%) Simulink
5 2 (1.65%) TargetLink
5 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.65%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Endur
1 7 (5.79%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) Internet
2 2 (1.65%) LTE
2 2 (1.65%) Firewall
2 2 (1.65%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) X.400
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) SMTP
3 1 (0.83%) DHCP
3 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.83%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.01%) PostgreSQL
1 23 (19.01%) Ingres
2 13 (10.74%) Oracle Database
3 11 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.44%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.96%) SQL Navigator
5 6 (4.96%) MySQL
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (3.31%) DTS
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (79.34%) ClearCase
2 55 (45.45%) Subversion
3 45 (37.19%) Ant
4 25 (20.66%) CruiseControl
5 23 (19.01%) NUnit
5 23 (19.01%) CppUnit
5 23 (19.01%) GoogleTest
6 22 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 21 (17.36%) JIRA
8 17 (14.05%) Maven
9 13 (10.74%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (9.09%) Eclipse
11 9 (7.44%) JUnit
11 9 (7.44%) Toad
11 9 (7.44%) StarTeam
11 9 (7.44%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (6.61%) Artifactory
13 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.96%) TortoiseSVN
13 6 (4.96%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Front Office
3 6 (4.96%) Automotive
4 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.48%) Billing
5 3 (2.48%) Publishing
5 3 (2.48%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Military
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (38.02%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) Software Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.92%) Software Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Front Office Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Configuration Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) C Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Configuration Manager
8 5 (4.13%) Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Project Officer
10 3 (2.48%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Software Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) Java Swing Developer
11 2 (1.65%) Configuration Engineer
11 2 (1.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (1.65%) Oracle DBA
11 2 (1.65%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.02%) XML
2 25 (20.66%) Web Services
3 23 (19.01%) wxWidgets
3 23 (19.01%) Motif
4 22 (18.18%) HTML
4 22 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 22 (18.18%) Spring
5 21 (17.36%) JSP
6 15 (12.40%) Struts
7 13 (10.74%) .NET
8 12 (9.92%) J2EE
9 10 (8.26%) Servlets
10 9 (7.44%) GWT
11 8 (6.61%) Apache CXF
12 6 (4.96%) Java EE
12 6 (4.96%) JAXB
12 6 (4.96%) Swing
12 6 (4.96%) SOAP
13 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
13 4 (3.31%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.79%) Derivative
4 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.83%) Statistics
5 1 (0.83%) CMDB
5 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.83%) Open Source
5 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (37.19%) UNIX
2 43 (35.54%) Linux
3 19 (15.70%) Windows
4 13 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) Solaris
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.83%) AIX
8 1 (0.83%) Android
8 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.32%) UML
2 48 (39.67%) Configuration Management
3 38 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (31.40%) Software Engineering
4 31 (25.62%) ITIL
5 24 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.01%) OOD
7 21 (17.36%) Project Management
8 17 (14.05%) OO
9 16 (13.22%) Change Management
10 13 (10.74%) RUP
11 12 (9.92%) Use Case
11 12 (9.92%) Scrum
11 12 (9.92%) Workflow
12 11 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 10 (8.26%) Change Control
13 10 (8.26%) Service Management
13 10 (8.26%) OOP
14 9 (7.44%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (7.44%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.45%) SQL
2 37 (30.58%) C++
2 37 (30.58%) Java
3 32 (26.45%) C
4 31 (25.62%) Python
5 13 (10.74%) VB.NET
6 11 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 11 (9.09%) C#
7 8 (6.61%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.79%) VBA
9 6 (4.96%) VB6
9 6 (4.96%) VB
10 5 (4.13%) VBScript
10 5 (4.13%) Perl
10 5 (4.13%) Embedded C
11 4 (3.31%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.48%) PHP
12 3 (2.48%) XQuery
12 3 (2.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (52.89%) Security Cleared
2 54 (44.63%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.18%) Degree
4 11 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (7.44%) Sun Certification
5 9 (7.44%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (7.44%) OCPJP
6 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.31%) MCDBA
7 4 (3.31%) MCAD
7 4 (3.31%) MCSD
8 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) MCSA
9 1 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Firmware
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.83%) NFS
1 1 (0.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (17.36%) Oracle
2 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.74%) IBM
3 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.44%) Google
5 7 (5.79%) Trayport
6 5 (4.13%) Borland
7 2 (1.65%) Perforce
7 2 (1.65%) NetApp
7 2 (1.65%) BEA
7 2 (1.65%) MathWorks
7 2 (1.65%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) Adobe
8 1 (0.83%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.83%) Coverity