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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 574 602 591
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 73 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.068% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.53% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 20
Median daily rate £442 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £283 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.50% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.72 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.00 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%

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
8269 7195 6939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.87% 12.89% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5636 4597 4436
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 147 137
Median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.19 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

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 3 May 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 22 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 3 May 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 +15 73 £442 +21.37% 2
West Midlands +36 45 £442 -
Telford - 35 £400 -
Shropshire - 35 £400 -
London -22 12 £475 +18.75% 1
Solihull - 7 £442 -
East of England +9 6 £475 +45.03% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £475 - 1
North West - 5 £413 -
Birmingham - 5 £442 -
South West +1 4 £431 -
Lancashire - 3 - -
Preston - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £413 -
Chester - 2 £413 -
City of London +33 1 £368 -8.12%
Docklands, London +9 1 £445 +207.95%
Portsmouth +2 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 - -
South East -21 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 96 (73.28%) ClearCase
2 64 (48.85%) Oracle
3 62 (47.33%) SQL
3 62 (47.33%) Unix
4 55 (41.98%) Oracle OWB
5 47 (35.88%) JIRA
6 46 (35.11%) Waterfall
7 45 (34.35%) RUP
8 44 (33.59%) Software Architecture
8 44 (33.59%) Project Planning
9 38 (29.01%) Linux
9 38 (29.01%) Java
10 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
11 36 (27.48%) WebLogic
12 32 (24.43%) PL/SQL
12 32 (24.43%) Shell Script
12 32 (24.43%) Subversion
12 32 (24.43%) Maven
13 31 (23.66%) Configuration Management
14 29 (22.14%) Informatica
14 29 (22.14%) Pega
15 27 (20.61%) Git (software)
16 25 (19.08%) Confluence
16 25 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
16 25 (19.08%) PVCS
17 24 (18.32%) Ant
18 22 (16.79%) Perl
18 22 (16.79%) Windows
18 22 (16.79%) Spring

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 36 (27.48%) WebLogic
2 25 (19.08%) Confluence
3 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) SpaceWire
1 2 (1.53%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (41.98%) Oracle OWB
2 14 (10.69%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.16%) MongoDB
4 11 (8.40%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (6.87%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.34%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.82%) DB2
8 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.82%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (3.82%) Neo4j
8 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.05%) Ingres
9 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 96 (73.28%) ClearCase
2 47 (35.88%) JIRA
3 32 (24.43%) Maven
3 32 (24.43%) Subversion
4 27 (20.61%) Git (software)
5 25 (19.08%) PVCS
6 24 (18.32%) Ant
7 17 (12.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (11.45%) FishEye
8 15 (11.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (10.69%) GitLab
9 14 (10.69%) JIRA Agile
9 14 (10.69%) Toad
10 13 (9.92%) Jenkins
10 13 (9.92%) SoapUI
11 12 (9.16%) CA Gen
12 11 (8.40%) Artifactory
12 11 (8.40%) Bitbucket
13 10 (7.63%) Eclipse
13 10 (7.63%) JUnit
General
1 16 (12.21%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Banking
2 8 (6.11%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.53%) Automotive
5 2 (1.53%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 42 (32.06%) Architect
2 29 (22.14%) Developer
2 29 (22.14%) Software Architect
3 15 (11.45%) Technical Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Java Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Java Software Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Analyst
5 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Support
5 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Administrator
6 9 (6.87%) DBA
7 8 (6.11%) Database Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Database Programmer
7 8 (6.11%) Programmer
7 8 (6.11%) Sybase Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) Spring
2 20 (15.27%) J2EE
3 15 (11.45%) XML
4 12 (9.16%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (9.16%) Spring Boot
5 10 (7.63%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.11%) SOAP
7 6 (4.58%) Apache CXF
7 6 (4.58%) Web Services
8 5 (3.82%) HTML
8 5 (3.82%) JSP
8 5 (3.82%) OC4J
8 5 (3.82%) Servlets
9 4 (3.05%) Motif
9 4 (3.05%) wxWidgets
10 2 (1.53%) ELK Stack
10 2 (1.53%) Middleware
10 2 (1.53%) SailPoint
10 2 (1.53%) Swagger
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Derivative
1 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (6.11%) Equities
1 8 (6.11%) Equity Derivative
1 8 (6.11%) Fixed Income
1 8 (6.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.82%) HACMP
4 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.53%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 62 (47.33%) Unix
2 38 (29.01%) Linux
3 22 (16.79%) Windows
4 9 (6.87%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.11%) Solaris
5 8 (6.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.34%) AIX
6 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.34%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Waterfall
2 45 (34.35%) RUP
3 44 (33.59%) Project Planning
3 44 (33.59%) Software Architecture
4 31 (23.66%) Configuration Management
5 25 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (15.27%) Software Engineering
7 15 (11.45%) Migration
8 13 (9.92%) UML
9 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
10 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.40%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (6.87%) System Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Analytics
12 8 (6.11%) Integration Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Issue Tracking
12 8 (6.11%) OO
12 8 (6.11%) Test Planning
12 8 (6.11%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (47.33%) SQL
2 38 (29.01%) Java
3 32 (24.43%) PL/SQL
3 32 (24.43%) Shell Script
4 22 (16.79%) Perl
5 11 (8.40%) C++
6 8 (6.11%) C#
6 8 (6.11%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.34%) C
7 7 (5.34%) VB
8 4 (3.05%) Python
9 2 (1.53%) ANSI C
9 2 (1.53%) Jython
10 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.40%) Degree
4 5 (3.82%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) ECSS
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.53%) Cygwin
2 2 (1.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) Puppet
2 7 (5.34%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) Grafana
3 2 (1.53%) Graphite
Vendors
1 64 (48.85%) Oracle
2 29 (22.14%) Informatica
2 29 (22.14%) Pega
3 20 (15.27%) IBM
4 15 (11.45%) Atlassian
5 14 (10.69%) WSO2
6 13 (9.92%) BEA
6 13 (9.92%) webMethods
7 12 (9.16%) BMC
8 8 (6.11%) DataSynapse
8 8 (6.11%) Reuters
8 8 (6.11%) Sybase
9 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.34%) VMware
10 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.76%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.76%) VocaLink