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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 545 524 468
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -56
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 61 55 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 0.89% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 50
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£425 £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +12.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +0.80%

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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 29 August 2014.

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 18 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 29 August 2014. 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 -5 59 £425 +9.67% 5
London -2 12 £426 +7.91% 4
West Midlands -9 9 £425 +0.59%
East of England - 9 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £275 -
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
South East -18 3 £300 +18.22% 1
City of London +16 2 £350 -31.70% 2
South Wales -16 1 - -
Wales -19 1 - -
South West - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hereford - - - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 79 (73.83%) ClearCase
2 68 (63.55%) Oracle
3 51 (47.66%) IBM
4 49 (45.79%) Linux
5 44 (41.12%) DB2
6 42 (39.25%) AIX
7 41 (38.32%) WebSphere
8 39 (36.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 39 (36.45%) Workflow
8 39 (36.45%) Mainframe
9 34 (31.78%) Service Delivery
9 34 (31.78%) Oracle Workflow
9 34 (31.78%) Workflow Management
10 28 (26.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (25.23%) Management Information System
12 23 (21.50%) SQL
13 21 (19.63%) Java
13 21 (19.63%) PL/SQL
14 19 (17.76%) UNIX
15 18 (16.82%) Finance
16 17 (15.89%) Project Management
16 17 (15.89%) Oracle Database
17 15 (14.02%) Web Services
18 14 (13.08%) Spring
19 13 (12.15%) ENOVIA
19 13 (12.15%) Requirements Management
19 13 (12.15%) Time Management
19 13 (12.15%) Manufacturing
19 13 (12.15%) Validation
19 13 (12.15%) UML

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 41 (38.32%) WebSphere
2 34 (31.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (9.35%) WebLogic
4 8 (7.48%) Documentum
5 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.87%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Office
2 4 (3.74%) MS Project
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (12.15%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.87%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) UMTS
1 4 (3.74%) FTP
1 4 (3.74%) HTTP
1 4 (3.74%) RTP
1 4 (3.74%) ASN.1
1 4 (3.74%) LTE
2 3 (2.80%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) SNMP
3 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.93%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
4 1 (0.93%) Extranet
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (41.12%) DB2
2 17 (15.89%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (5.61%) SQL Navigator
6 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.87%) MS Access
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 79 (73.83%) ClearCase
2 13 (12.15%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.54%) JUnit
5 6 (5.61%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.61%) JIRA
6 5 (4.67%) PowerBuilder
6 5 (4.67%) Toad
6 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.80%) Ant
8 3 (2.80%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.80%) NUnit
8 3 (2.80%) Maven
8 3 (2.80%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (2.80%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.87%) CA Gen
9 2 (1.87%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.87%) JMeter
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.54%) Advertising
4 4 (3.74%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Developer
2 13 (12.15%) Requirements Engineer
2 13 (12.15%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) WebSphere Developer
3 12 (11.21%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Administrator
4 8 (7.48%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Tester
5 7 (6.54%) WebSphere Specialist
6 5 (4.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Software Architect
7 4 (3.74%) Migration Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Senior Tester
7 4 (3.74%) WebSphere Administrator
7 4 (3.74%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 15 (14.02%) Web Services
3 14 (13.08%) Spring
4 11 (10.28%) Hibernate
5 10 (9.35%) Middleware
5 10 (9.35%) J2EE
6 9 (8.41%) XML
7 8 (7.48%) .NET
8 5 (4.67%) JPA
8 5 (4.67%) HTML
9 4 (3.74%) COM+
9 4 (3.74%) XSLT
10 3 (2.80%) ADO.NET
10 3 (2.80%) Classic ASP
10 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.80%) MSMQ
10 3 (2.80%) CSS
10 3 (2.80%) Ajax
10 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.45%) Mainframe
2 27 (25.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.67%) PKI
4 4 (3.74%) Handset
5 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.80%) W3C
6 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.93%) Economics
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.79%) Linux
2 42 (39.25%) AIX
3 19 (17.76%) UNIX
4 8 (7.48%) Windows
5 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.74%) VxWorks
6 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) Workflow
2 34 (31.78%) Service Delivery
2 34 (31.78%) Workflow Management
3 28 (26.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (15.89%) Project Management
5 13 (12.15%) UML
5 13 (12.15%) Validation
5 13 (12.15%) Requirements Management
5 13 (12.15%) Time Management
6 12 (11.21%) OO
7 10 (9.35%) Migration
8 9 (8.41%) RUP
9 8 (7.48%) ITIL
9 8 (7.48%) Use Case
10 6 (5.61%) V-Model
11 5 (4.67%) Usability Testing
12 4 (3.74%) Performance Testing
12 4 (3.74%) Test Scripting
12 4 (3.74%) Project Planning
12 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.50%) SQL
2 21 (19.63%) Java
2 21 (19.63%) PL/SQL
3 8 (7.48%) C#
4 7 (6.54%) VB
5 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.67%) C
6 5 (4.67%) Perl
7 4 (3.74%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.74%) VB6
7 4 (3.74%) VBScript
8 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.87%) ABAP
9 2 (1.87%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) Degree
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.93%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) vSphere
3 2 (1.87%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (63.55%) Oracle
2 51 (47.66%) IBM
3 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.74%) CA
4 4 (3.74%) VMware
5 3 (2.80%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.80%) Informatica
5 3 (2.80%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.87%) SAP
6 2 (1.87%) Sybase
6 2 (1.87%) BEA
7 1 (0.93%) Pega
7 1 (0.93%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.93%) Murex
7 1 (0.93%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.93%) HP
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