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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 554 523 493
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -30
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 59 61 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.99% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 52
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+47.82% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 12 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 18 September 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 -22 58 £425 +9.67%
London -21 15 £426 +7.91%
Hertfordshire - 5 £350 -
East of England - 5 £350 -
South East -5 3 £348 +67.71%
City of London +21 2 £325 -31.57%
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 82 (78.85%) ClearCase
2 61 (58.65%) Oracle
3 48 (46.15%) IBM
4 46 (44.23%) Linux
5 41 (39.42%) DB2
5 41 (39.42%) WebSphere
6 40 (38.46%) AIX
6 40 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (37.50%) Mainframe
7 39 (37.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 39 (37.50%) Workflow
8 35 (33.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 35 (33.65%) Workflow Management
9 34 (32.69%) Service Delivery
10 30 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (26.92%) Management Information System
12 19 (18.27%) Java
13 18 (17.31%) SQL
13 18 (17.31%) Project Management
14 17 (16.35%) PL/SQL
15 16 (15.38%) Manufacturing
16 15 (14.42%) Finance
16 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
16 15 (14.42%) Web Services
17 14 (13.46%) UNIX
17 14 (13.46%) Time Management
17 14 (13.46%) Spring
17 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database
18 13 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
18 13 (12.50%) Validation

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (39.42%) WebSphere
2 35 (33.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (9.62%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.73%) Documentum
5 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.92%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.96%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Office
2 5 (4.81%) MS Project
3 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (12.50%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.92%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) UMTS
1 4 (3.85%) FTP
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
1 4 (3.85%) RTP
1 4 (3.85%) ASN.1
1 4 (3.85%) LTE
2 3 (2.88%) Internet
3 2 (1.92%) SNMP
3 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.96%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.96%) Intranet
4 1 (0.96%) Extranet
4 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (39.42%) DB2
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Navigator
6 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.92%) MS Access
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.96%) Big Data
8 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 82 (78.85%) ClearCase
2 13 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.73%) JUnit
5 6 (5.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.77%) JIRA
6 5 (4.81%) Toad
7 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.88%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.88%) NUnit
8 3 (2.88%) Maven
8 3 (2.88%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.88%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.92%) CA Gen
9 2 (1.92%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (1.92%) JMeter
9 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 16 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 15 (14.42%) Finance
3 6 (5.77%) Advertising
4 4 (3.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Developer
2 13 (12.50%) Requirements Engineer
2 13 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (11.54%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 12 (11.54%) WebSphere Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Administrator
6 9 (8.65%) WebSphere Specialist
7 8 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Tester
9 6 (5.77%) Configuration Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Senior WebSphere Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.85%) Architect
11 4 (3.85%) Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Software Architect
11 4 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
12 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.88%) Programmer
12 3 (2.88%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (37.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 15 (14.42%) Web Services
3 14 (13.46%) Spring
4 11 (10.58%) Hibernate
5 9 (8.65%) Middleware
5 9 (8.65%) XML
6 8 (7.69%) J2EE
7 5 (4.81%) HTML
7 5 (4.81%) .NET
7 5 (4.81%) JPA
8 4 (3.85%) COM+
8 4 (3.85%) XSLT
9 3 (2.88%) ADO.NET
9 3 (2.88%) Classic ASP
9 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.88%) MSMQ
9 3 (2.88%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.88%) Ajax
9 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 28 (26.92%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) PKI
5 4 (3.85%) Handset
6 3 (2.88%) W3C
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.96%) Economics
7 1 (0.96%) Derivative
7 1 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.23%) Linux
2 40 (38.46%) AIX
3 14 (13.46%) UNIX
4 8 (7.69%) Windows
5 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.85%) VxWorks
6 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.50%) Workflow
2 35 (33.65%) Workflow Management
3 34 (32.69%) Service Delivery
4 30 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (17.31%) Project Management
6 14 (13.46%) Time Management
7 13 (12.50%) Validation
7 13 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 13 (12.50%) UML
8 10 (9.62%) ITIL
8 10 (9.62%) OO
9 9 (8.65%) Migration
10 8 (7.69%) Use Case
11 7 (6.73%) RUP
12 6 (5.77%) V-Model
13 5 (4.81%) Usability Testing
13 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
14 4 (3.85%) ITSM
14 4 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) Java
2 18 (17.31%) SQL
3 17 (16.35%) PL/SQL
4 7 (6.73%) VB
5 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.81%) C
6 5 (4.81%) C#
7 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.85%) VBScript
7 4 (3.85%) VB6
8 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.88%) Perl
9 2 (1.92%) C++
9 2 (1.92%) ABAP
10 1 (0.96%) XPath
10 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.96%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (58.65%) Oracle
2 48 (46.15%) IBM
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.85%) VMware
5 3 (2.88%) CA
5 3 (2.88%) Informatica
5 3 (2.88%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.88%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.92%) Sybase
6 2 (1.92%) BEA
7 1 (0.96%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.96%) Pega
7 1 (0.96%) Murex
7 1 (0.96%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.96%) HP