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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 569 590 571
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 87 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.068% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 21
Median daily rate £442 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £282 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.24% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +24.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +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
8306 7103 6755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.05% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5707 4635 4377
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 £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 131 150
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.28 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +26 84 £442 +21.79%
West Midlands - 59 £442 -
Shropshire - 36 £395 -
Telford - 35 £395 -
Birmingham - 14 £468 -
Solihull - 12 £446 -
London -11 9 £488 +21.87%
South East -26 4 £315 -13.10%
East of England +10 3 £314 -4.19%
Yorkshire +9 3 £430 -
Halifax +3 3 £430 -
West Yorkshire 0 3 £430 -
South West -7 3 £425 -
Scotland -13 3 £150 -50.13%
Edinburgh - 3 £150 -
North West - 3 £413 -
Reading -2 2 - -
Berkshire -6 2 - -
Hampshire -10 2 £315 -21.25%
Cheshire - 2 £413 -
Chester - 2 £413 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £314 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £314 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £445 -
Hook -2 1 £315 -13.40%
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £525 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 92 (60.93%) ClearCase
2 76 (50.33%) Oracle
3 65 (43.05%) SQL
3 65 (43.05%) JIRA
4 59 (39.07%) Unix
5 55 (36.42%) Oracle OWB
6 54 (35.76%) Java
7 50 (33.11%) Security Cleared
8 45 (29.80%) Git (software)
9 41 (27.15%) Waterfall
9 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (26.49%) PVCS
10 40 (26.49%) Linux
10 40 (26.49%) RUP
10 40 (26.49%) Software Architecture
10 40 (26.49%) Project Planning
11 38 (25.17%) SC Cleared
11 38 (25.17%) Maven
12 37 (24.50%) WebLogic
13 36 (23.84%) Configuration Management
14 35 (23.18%) Windows
15 34 (22.52%) PL/SQL
15 34 (22.52%) Subversion
16 31 (20.53%) Oracle Database
17 30 (19.87%) Confluence
18 28 (18.54%) Ant
18 28 (18.54%) Spring
18 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
19 27 (17.88%) UML
20 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration

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 37 (24.50%) WebLogic
2 30 (19.87%) Confluence
3 10 (6.62%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.99%) Apache
5 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.66%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) Firewall
2 3 (1.99%) Internet
2 3 (1.99%) LDAP
2 3 (1.99%) SSL
3 2 (1.32%) SpaceWire
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
4 1 (0.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (36.42%) Oracle OWB
2 31 (20.53%) Oracle Database
3 19 (12.58%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (9.27%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (9.27%) MongoDB
5 13 (8.61%) RDBMS
5 13 (8.61%) Relational Database
6 11 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
9 5 (3.31%) DB2
9 5 (3.31%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.31%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (3.31%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.65%) Ingres
10 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.66%) GIS
11 1 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 92 (60.93%) ClearCase
2 65 (43.05%) JIRA
3 45 (29.80%) Git (software)
4 40 (26.49%) PVCS
5 38 (25.17%) Maven
6 34 (22.52%) Subversion
7 28 (18.54%) Ant
7 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
8 22 (14.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (12.58%) FishEye
9 19 (12.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (11.92%) GitLab
10 18 (11.92%) JIRA Agile
10 18 (11.92%) Oracle Forms
10 18 (11.92%) Toad
11 15 (9.93%) Artifactory
11 15 (9.93%) Bitbucket
12 14 (9.27%) Eclipse
12 14 (9.27%) JUnit
12 14 (9.27%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (10.60%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.32%) Automotive
5 2 (1.32%) Avionics
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.15%) Architect
2 39 (25.83%) Developer
3 30 (19.87%) Software Architect
4 16 (10.60%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.93%) Technical Architect
6 14 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (9.27%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (9.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 12 (7.95%) Analyst
7 12 (7.95%) Java Developer
8 11 (7.28%) Java Architect
8 11 (7.28%) Java Software Architect
9 10 (6.62%) Administrator
10 9 (5.96%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (5.96%) DBA
10 9 (5.96%) Lead Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Software Configuration Manager
10 9 (5.96%) Software Manager
11 8 (5.30%) ClearCase Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) Spring
2 22 (14.57%) J2EE
2 22 (14.57%) Web Services
2 22 (14.57%) XML
3 19 (12.58%) Apache CXF
4 14 (9.27%) Hibernate
4 14 (9.27%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (9.27%) Spring Boot
5 12 (7.95%) HTML
5 12 (7.95%) JSP
6 9 (5.96%) Servlets
6 9 (5.96%) SOAP
7 5 (3.31%) OC4J
8 4 (2.65%) .NET
8 4 (2.65%) Motif
8 4 (2.65%) Struts
8 4 (2.65%) wxWidgets
9 3 (1.99%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.99%) CSS
9 3 (1.99%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.97%) Derivative
2 6 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.97%) Equities
2 6 (3.97%) Equity Derivative
2 6 (3.97%) Fixed Income
2 6 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.31%) HACMP
3 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 59 (39.07%) Unix
2 40 (26.49%) Linux
3 35 (23.18%) Windows
4 10 (6.62%) AIX
5 9 (5.96%) Solaris
6 8 (5.30%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.64%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.15%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (27.15%) Waterfall
2 40 (26.49%) Project Planning
2 40 (26.49%) RUP
2 40 (26.49%) Software Architecture
3 36 (23.84%) Configuration Management
4 27 (17.88%) UML
5 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.56%) Defect Tracking
7 24 (15.89%) Software Engineering
8 21 (13.91%) OO
9 20 (13.25%) OOP
10 15 (9.93%) Mentoring
11 13 (8.61%) Migration
12 11 (7.28%) ETL
13 10 (6.62%) Automated Testing
13 10 (6.62%) ITIL
13 10 (6.62%) Workflow
14 9 (5.96%) Service Management
14 9 (5.96%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (43.05%) SQL
2 54 (35.76%) Java
3 34 (22.52%) PL/SQL
4 24 (15.89%) Shell Script
5 23 (15.23%) Perl
6 16 (10.60%) C
7 15 (9.93%) C++
8 14 (9.27%) VB
9 7 (4.64%) R
10 6 (3.97%) C#
10 6 (3.97%) Python
10 6 (3.97%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.99%) PHP
11 3 (1.99%) VB6
12 2 (1.32%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.32%) Jython
13 1 (0.66%) Magik
13 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (33.11%) Security Cleared
2 38 (25.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.27%) Sun Certification
4 13 (8.61%) Degree
5 6 (3.97%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.65%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.32%) ECSS
1 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.99%) Docker
3 2 (1.32%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.66%) Samba
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) Puppet
2 4 (2.65%) WSUS
3 3 (1.99%) Grafana
3 3 (1.99%) Graphite
4 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (50.33%) Oracle
2 21 (13.91%) IBM
2 21 (13.91%) Informatica
2 21 (13.91%) Pega
3 19 (12.58%) Atlassian
4 17 (11.26%) BMC
5 15 (9.93%) WSO2
6 10 (6.62%) BEA
7 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.64%) webMethods
8 6 (3.97%) DataSynapse
8 6 (3.97%) Reuters
8 6 (3.97%) Sybase
9 5 (3.31%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.31%) VMware
10 1 (0.66%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.66%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.66%) VocaLink