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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 573 603 588
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 74 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.053% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 20
Median daily rate £445 £300 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.13% -27.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £140 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £305 £425
% change year-on-year
+40.79% -28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Median hourly rate £44.00 £47.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +24.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £47.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +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
8345 7481 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.55% 13.33% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4950 4391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 124 159
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -2.06%

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 30 June 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 30 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 30 June 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 +53 70 £448 +49.16% 1
West Midlands - 39 £455 -
Shropshire - 22 £395 -
Telford - 18 £395 -
London +18 14 £481 +60.41% 1
Birmingham - 11 £480 -
South East +3 7 £315 +80.00%
Solihull - 6 £465 -
Berkshire +1 5 - -
Reading -4 5 - -
Yorkshire +8 4 £430 -
Halifax -3 4 £430 -
West Yorkshire -7 4 £430 -
Scotland -8 4 £150 -50.13%
Edinburgh - 4 £150 -
East of England +22 3 £314 -4.19%
North West -8 3 £400 +23.07%
Hampshire +5 2 £315 +93.84%
Lancashire - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £314 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £314 -
City of London +53 1 - -
Hook 0 1 £315 +36.95%
Portsmouth -13 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £525 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 88 (56.77%) ClearCase
2 83 (53.55%) Oracle
3 66 (42.58%) JIRA
4 61 (39.35%) SQL
5 58 (37.42%) Oracle OWB
6 56 (36.13%) Java
7 51 (32.90%) Unix
8 49 (31.61%) Security Cleared
9 45 (29.03%) Git (software)
10 44 (28.39%) Maven
11 42 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (27.10%) Waterfall
12 41 (26.45%) SC Cleared
13 40 (25.81%) Software Architecture
13 40 (25.81%) Project Planning
13 40 (25.81%) Windows
13 40 (25.81%) RUP
14 38 (24.52%) Linux
14 38 (24.52%) WebLogic
14 38 (24.52%) PVCS
15 36 (23.23%) Oracle Database
16 35 (22.58%) PL/SQL
17 34 (21.94%) Spring
18 33 (21.29%) Configuration Management
19 32 (20.65%) UML
19 32 (20.65%) Jenkins
20 31 (20.00%) Ant
21 30 (19.35%) Web Services
21 30 (19.35%) Confluence
22 29 (18.71%) Defect Tracking

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 38 (24.52%) WebLogic
2 30 (19.35%) Confluence
3 10 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (4.52%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.94%) Documentum
6 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.65%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) Firewall
1 6 (3.87%) SSL
2 4 (2.58%) Internet
2 4 (2.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (37.42%) Oracle OWB
2 36 (23.23%) Oracle Database
3 23 (14.84%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (11.61%) Relational Database
5 17 (10.97%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (10.97%) RDBMS
6 16 (10.32%) MongoDB
7 11 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.94%) Ingres
10 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.65%) DB2
11 1 (0.65%) GIS
11 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 88 (56.77%) ClearCase
2 66 (42.58%) JIRA
3 45 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 44 (28.39%) Maven
5 38 (24.52%) PVCS
6 32 (20.65%) Jenkins
7 31 (20.00%) Ant
8 28 (18.06%) Subversion
9 22 (14.19%) Oracle Forms
9 22 (14.19%) Toad
10 20 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (12.26%) Artifactory
12 18 (11.61%) Eclipse
12 18 (11.61%) JUnit
13 17 (10.97%) FishEye
13 17 (10.97%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (10.32%) GitLab
14 16 (10.32%) JIRA Agile
15 15 (9.68%) Bitbucket
16 12 (7.74%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (10.32%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Avionics
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (27.10%) Developer
2 41 (26.45%) Architect
3 33 (21.29%) Software Architect
4 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.32%) Technical Architect
5 15 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 14 (9.03%) Java Developer
7 13 (8.39%) Configuration Manager
7 13 (8.39%) Java Architect
7 13 (8.39%) Java Software Architect
7 13 (8.39%) Software Configuration Manager
7 13 (8.39%) Software Manager
8 11 (7.10%) Analyst
8 11 (7.10%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Lead Developer
10 8 (5.16%) ClearCase Support
10 8 (5.16%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.94%) Spring
2 30 (19.35%) Web Services
3 29 (18.71%) XML
4 23 (14.84%) Apache CXF
4 23 (14.84%) J2EE
5 18 (11.61%) Hibernate
5 18 (11.61%) HTML
6 17 (10.97%) JSP
7 16 (10.32%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (10.32%) Spring Boot
8 13 (8.39%) Servlets
9 10 (6.45%) SOAP
10 8 (5.16%) .NET
10 8 (5.16%) Struts
11 5 (3.23%) OC4J
12 4 (2.58%) Apache Flex
12 4 (2.58%) CSS
13 3 (1.94%) COM
13 3 (1.94%) Motif
13 3 (1.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) Derivative
5 3 (1.94%) Equities
5 3 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (1.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (32.90%) Unix
2 40 (25.81%) Windows
3 38 (24.52%) Linux
4 10 (6.45%) AIX
4 10 (6.45%) Solaris
4 10 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.87%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (27.10%) Waterfall
2 40 (25.81%) Project Planning
2 40 (25.81%) RUP
2 40 (25.81%) Software Architecture
3 33 (21.29%) Configuration Management
4 32 (20.65%) UML
5 29 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (18.71%) Defect Tracking
6 28 (18.06%) OO
7 24 (15.48%) OOP
8 20 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 17 (10.97%) ITIL
9 17 (10.97%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.39%) Service Management
11 12 (7.74%) ETL
12 10 (6.45%) Automated Testing
12 10 (6.45%) ITSM
12 10 (6.45%) Migration
12 10 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.35%) SQL
2 56 (36.13%) Java
3 35 (22.58%) PL/SQL
4 23 (14.84%) Shell Script
5 19 (12.26%) Perl
6 16 (10.32%) VB
7 15 (9.68%) C++
8 14 (9.03%) C
9 7 (4.52%) R
10 6 (3.87%) C#
11 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.23%) Python
12 4 (2.58%) PHP
12 4 (2.58%) VB6
13 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.29%) Jython
15 1 (0.65%) ANSI C
15 1 (0.65%) Magik
15 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (31.61%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.68%) Sun Certification
4 12 (7.74%) Degree
5 10 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (5.16%) OCPJP
7 6 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) ECSS
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.94%) Docker
3 1 (0.65%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.65%) Samba
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) Puppet
2 6 (3.87%) WSUS
3 3 (1.94%) Grafana
3 3 (1.94%) Graphite
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (53.55%) Oracle
2 27 (17.42%) IBM
3 18 (11.61%) WSO2
4 17 (10.97%) Atlassian
5 16 (10.32%) BMC
5 16 (10.32%) Informatica
5 16 (10.32%) Pega
6 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.52%) BEA
7 7 (4.52%) VMware
8 3 (1.94%) DataSynapse
8 3 (1.94%) Reuters
8 3 (1.94%) Sybase
8 3 (1.94%) webMethods
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.65%) VocaLink