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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 597 559 568
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +9
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 23 98 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 1.18% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 50 40
Median daily rate £563 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £274 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +31.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £30.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £44.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.47
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.75%

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
8237 8306 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 15.01% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 5578 5100
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 115
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 December 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 11 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 December 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 -67 23 £563 +40.62%
London -19 10 £575 +69.36%
West Midlands -28 9 £550 +39.24%
Solihull - 8 £550 -
North West +6 2 - -
Lancashire -1 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Preston +4 1 - -
Telford -22 1 - -
Shropshire -26 1 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 66 (76.74%) ClearCase
2 37 (43.02%) Oracle
3 34 (39.53%) Unix
4 33 (38.37%) Linux
5 29 (33.72%) AIX
6 28 (32.56%) Perl
7 27 (31.40%) SQL
8 26 (30.23%) Java
8 26 (30.23%) IBM
8 26 (30.23%) Shell Script
9 25 (29.07%) Waterfall
10 24 (27.91%) Git (software)
10 24 (27.91%) RUP
11 23 (26.74%) Oracle OWB
12 22 (25.58%) Configuration Management
12 22 (25.58%) Project Planning
12 22 (25.58%) JIRA
13 21 (24.42%) Subversion
13 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
14 20 (23.26%) Puppet
14 20 (23.26%) Maven
15 19 (22.09%) Software Architecture
16 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (19.77%) Finance
17 16 (18.60%) Spring
18 15 (17.44%) JUnit
19 14 (16.28%) PL/SQL
19 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (16.28%) Confluence
19 14 (16.28%) Sonatype Nexus

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 14 (16.28%) Confluence
2 11 (12.79%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (6.98%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (3.49%) Documentum
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 2 (2.33%) JBoss
7 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) LDAP
2 10 (11.63%) DNS
2 10 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.98%) SSL
4 3 (3.49%) Firewall
4 3 (3.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle OWB
2 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.14%) DB2
3 7 (8.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.33%) MySQL
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (2.33%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 66 (76.74%) ClearCase
2 24 (27.91%) Git (software)
3 22 (25.58%) JIRA
4 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
4 21 (24.42%) Subversion
5 20 (23.26%) Maven
6 15 (17.44%) JUnit
7 14 (16.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (13.95%) Selenium
9 11 (12.79%) Apache Ivy
10 10 (11.63%) Ant
11 7 (8.14%) Bitbucket
12 6 (6.98%) CA Gen
12 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
13 4 (4.65%) Artifactory
14 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (3.49%) Eclipse
14 3 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (3.49%) Toad
14 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 12 (13.95%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Architect
2 20 (23.26%) Software Architect
3 12 (13.95%) Administrator
3 12 (13.95%) Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Configuration Manager
5 8 (9.30%) DevOps Specialist
6 7 (8.14%) Java Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Java Software Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.14%) WebSphere Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Java Technical Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Database Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Software Configuration Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Software Manager
9 4 (4.65%) ClearCase Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) Spring
2 12 (13.95%) HTML
2 12 (13.95%) J2EE
3 11 (12.79%) Web Services
3 11 (12.79%) XML
4 10 (11.63%) Spring Boot
5 9 (10.47%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (9.30%) SOAP
7 7 (8.14%) JSP
8 6 (6.98%) .NET
8 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.81%) CGI
9 5 (5.81%) CSS
9 5 (5.81%) Java EE
10 4 (4.65%) ADO
11 3 (3.49%) Apache Flex
11 3 (3.49%) COM
11 3 (3.49%) ELK Stack
11 3 (3.49%) Swagger
11 3 (3.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.65%) Fintech
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.16%) RIA
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Unix
2 33 (38.37%) Linux
3 29 (33.72%) AIX
4 11 (12.79%) Apple iOS
5 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 8 (9.30%) Windows
5 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Waterfall
2 24 (27.91%) RUP
3 22 (25.58%) Configuration Management
3 22 (25.58%) Project Planning
4 19 (22.09%) Software Architecture
5 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.95%) ITIL
8 11 (12.79%) DevOps
9 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (9.30%) UML
11 7 (8.14%) OO
12 6 (6.98%) Open Source
12 6 (6.98%) Target Operating Model
12 6 (6.98%) Use Case
13 5 (5.81%) ETL
13 5 (5.81%) SDLC
13 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (4.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) Perl
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
3 26 (30.23%) Java
3 26 (30.23%) Shell Script
4 14 (16.28%) PL/SQL
5 8 (9.30%) C#
6 6 (6.98%) VB
7 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.49%) C++
9 3 (3.49%) PHP
9 3 (3.49%) VB6
10 1 (1.16%) Clojure
10 1 (1.16%) Jython
10 1 (1.16%) Python
10 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) OCPJP
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
1 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (23.26%) Puppet
2 11 (12.79%) Ansible
2 11 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.49%) Grafana
4 3 (3.49%) Graphite
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) Oracle
2 26 (30.23%) IBM
3 11 (12.79%) WSO2
4 8 (9.30%) Atlassian
4 8 (9.30%) BEA
5 7 (8.14%) Informatica
6 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.98%) webMethods
7 5 (5.81%) HP
7 5 (5.81%) Pega
8 4 (4.65%) Sybase
9 3 (3.49%) Sonatype
9 3 (3.49%) VMware
10 1 (1.16%) Splunk
10 1 (1.16%) VocaLink