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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 585 554 535
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 35 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £425 £281
% change year-on-year
-25.29% +51.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80

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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 -51 29 £300 -29.41% 2
London -1 11 £300 -27.27% 2
South East -2 11 £163 -45.83%
Hampshire -2 7 £150 -50.00%
Halifax -2 6 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire -39 6 £450 +5.88%
West Yorkshire -40 6 £450 +5.88%
Scotland -6 5 - -
Hook -2 3 £150 -50.00%
Docklands, London -4 3 £271 - 1
Reading - 3 £450 -
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
City of London -9 2 - -
Erskine +11 1 - -
Renfrewshire +8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Canary Wharf -11 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £325 -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 52 (71.23%) ClearCase
2 25 (34.25%) SQL
3 23 (31.51%) Security Cleared
4 22 (30.14%) Oracle
4 22 (30.14%) IBM
5 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
6 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.66%) Linux
8 17 (23.29%) Configuration Management
9 16 (21.92%) XML
9 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
10 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (19.18%) Subversion
11 14 (19.18%) Java
12 13 (17.81%) UML
13 11 (15.07%) Windows
13 11 (15.07%) C
13 11 (15.07%) WebSphere
13 11 (15.07%) JIRA
14 10 (13.70%) HTML
14 10 (13.70%) ITIL
15 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
15 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
15 9 (12.33%) Degree
15 9 (12.33%) Spring
15 9 (12.33%) StarTeam
15 9 (12.33%) Finance
15 9 (12.33%) Hibernate
15 9 (12.33%) Scrum
15 9 (12.33%) SDLC

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (15.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (5.48%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) JBoss
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) SAS
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) Acrobat
4 3 (4.11%) Simulink
4 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.74%) TargetLink
5 2 (2.74%) Stateflow
5 2 (2.74%) MS Project
6 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) DHCP
2 2 (2.74%) FTP
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) LTE
3 1 (1.37%) 4G
3 1 (1.37%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.37%) IPv4
3 1 (1.37%) IPv6
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.37%) LDAP
3 1 (1.37%) Broadband
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) SMTP
3 1 (1.37%) 802.11
3 1 (1.37%) DSL
3 1 (1.37%) X.400
3 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) DB2
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.48%) DTS
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.11%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Ingres
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 52 (71.23%) ClearCase
2 14 (19.18%) Subversion
3 11 (15.07%) JIRA
4 9 (12.33%) StarTeam
5 8 (10.96%) Ant
6 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.85%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.11%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (4.11%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (4.11%) Maven
9 3 (4.11%) NetBeans
9 3 (4.11%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.74%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.37%) GoogleTest
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Automotive
4 2 (2.74%) Military
4 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Software Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Developer
2 8 (10.96%) Analyst
2 8 (10.96%) Configuration Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Administrator
3 6 (8.22%) Test Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Java Swing Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Tester
5 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (2.74%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Test Leader
6 2 (2.74%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (1.37%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) XML
2 10 (13.70%) HTML
3 9 (12.33%) Hibernate
3 9 (12.33%) Spring
4 8 (10.96%) Web Services
5 7 (9.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (8.22%) Java EE
7 5 (6.85%) .NET
8 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.48%) COM+
8 4 (5.48%) JSP
8 4 (5.48%) SOAP
9 3 (4.11%) Struts
9 3 (4.11%) JSF
9 3 (4.11%) Swing
9 3 (4.11%) JAXB
9 3 (4.11%) Spring MVC
9 3 (4.11%) GWT
9 3 (4.11%) Spring Web Flow
10 2 (2.74%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.37%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Linux
2 11 (15.07%) Windows
3 7 (9.59%) AIX
3 7 (9.59%) UNIX
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.11%) Solaris
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.37%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.37%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) Configuration Management
3 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 13 (17.81%) UML
5 10 (13.70%) ITIL
6 9 (12.33%) Scrum
6 9 (12.33%) SDLC
7 8 (10.96%) System Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.96%) Test Planning
8 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.59%) Change Management
8 7 (9.59%) Migration
9 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) Workflow
11 4 (5.48%) ETL
11 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) Java
3 11 (15.07%) C
4 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
5 7 (9.59%) C++
6 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.85%) VBScript
6 5 (6.85%) VB
6 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.85%) VB6
7 4 (5.48%) Perl
7 4 (5.48%) C#
7 4 (5.48%) Embedded C
7 4 (5.48%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.11%) Python
9 2 (2.74%) Korn
9 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 2 (2.74%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.48%) MCAD
5 4 (5.48%) MCSD
5 4 (5.48%) MCDBA
6 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB
8 1 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) NFS
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
1 1 (1.37%) Samba
1 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Oracle
1 22 (30.14%) IBM
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) Adobe
3 5 (6.85%) Borland
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.11%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) MathWorks
5 2 (2.74%) Perforce
5 2 (2.74%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) BEA
6 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.37%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Sophis
6 1 (1.37%) Remedy
6 1 (1.37%) Coverity
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