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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 557 536 513
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 66 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.82% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 29
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +22.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +22.35%

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
7472 6915 5965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.74% 13.52% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4970 4643 3751
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 126 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £26.06 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 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 17 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 66 £375 -6.25% 6
West Midlands +6 24 £350 - 1
Shropshire - 21 - - 1
London -12 20 £375 -23.46% 3
Telford - 14 - - 1
Hampshire +4 11 £300 +0.16%
South East 0 11 £300 +0.16%
City of London +54 9 £368 -19.67% 2
East of England - 7 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 - 1
Hook +4 6 £300 +0.16%
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
North West - 4 - - 1
Farnborough +10 2 £725 +43.28%
Docklands, London +5 2 £383 +164.70%
Stevenage - 2 - -
Preston - 2 - -

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (84.08%) ClearCase
2 94 (59.87%) Unix
3 72 (45.86%) SQL
4 66 (42.04%) Oracle
5 64 (40.76%) Linux
6 52 (33.12%) IBM
7 50 (31.85%) Shell Script
8 47 (29.94%) Security Cleared
9 43 (27.39%) Waterfall
9 43 (27.39%) Java
10 42 (26.75%) Perl
10 42 (26.75%) Oracle OWB
11 41 (26.11%) RUP
12 40 (25.48%) Project Planning
13 39 (24.84%) Software Architecture
13 39 (24.84%) Informatica
14 36 (22.93%) PL/SQL
15 35 (22.29%) Pega
16 34 (21.66%) WebLogic
17 33 (21.02%) AIX
18 30 (19.11%) DB2
19 29 (18.47%) Subversion
20 28 (17.83%) JIRA
20 28 (17.83%) J2EE
20 28 (17.83%) XML
20 28 (17.83%) Configuration Management
21 26 (16.56%) BEA
21 26 (16.56%) webMethods
21 26 (16.56%) SC Cleared
22 24 (15.29%) CA Gen

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 34 (21.66%) WebLogic
2 17 (10.83%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.73%) Confluence
4 6 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.27%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Firewall
1 2 (1.27%) Multicast
1 2 (1.27%) SpaceWire
1 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) 4G
2 1 (0.64%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.75%) Oracle OWB
2 30 (19.11%) DB2
3 23 (14.65%) IBM InfoSphere
4 21 (13.38%) Hadoop
5 20 (12.74%) Neo4j
6 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.82%) Ingres
7 6 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.91%) DataStage
9 3 (1.91%) QualityStage
10 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.64%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 132 (84.08%) ClearCase
2 29 (18.47%) Subversion
3 28 (17.83%) JIRA
4 24 (15.29%) CA Gen
5 16 (10.19%) Ant
5 16 (10.19%) Git (software)
5 16 (10.19%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.28%) HP UFT
7 12 (7.64%) Maven
8 11 (7.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (5.73%) FishEye
9 9 (5.73%) GitLab
9 9 (5.73%) JIRA Agile
9 9 (5.73%) PVCS
9 9 (5.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (4.46%) Gradle
10 7 (4.46%) NUnit
11 6 (3.82%) CppUnit
11 6 (3.82%) CruiseControl
11 6 (3.82%) GoogleTest
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 12 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.91%) Military
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Automotive
6 2 (1.27%) Avionics
6 2 (1.27%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Developer
2 33 (21.02%) Architect
3 25 (15.92%) Software Architect
4 18 (11.46%) DBA
5 17 (10.83%) Administrator
6 15 (9.55%) DB2 DBA
7 12 (7.64%) Database Developer
7 12 (7.64%) Hardware Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.73%) Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) DB2 Administrator
9 8 (5.10%) Database Programmer
9 8 (5.10%) DV Cleared DBA
9 8 (5.10%) Programmer
9 8 (5.10%) Sybase Developer
9 8 (5.10%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Service Analyst
12 5 (3.18%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.83%) J2EE
1 28 (17.83%) XML
2 10 (6.37%) SOAP
3 8 (5.10%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (4.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.82%) Motif
5 6 (3.82%) wxWidgets
5 6 (3.82%) XSLT
6 5 (3.18%) Middleware
6 5 (3.18%) Spring
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.91%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.27%) ELK Stack
9 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.27%) SailPoint
9 2 (1.27%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.27%) Swagger
10 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.64%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) HACMP
2 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.10%) Derivative
4 8 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.10%) Equities
4 8 (5.10%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (5.10%) Fixed Income
4 8 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
8 1 (0.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 94 (59.87%) Unix
2 64 (40.76%) Linux
3 33 (21.02%) AIX
4 23 (14.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (12.10%) Windows
6 8 (5.10%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.46%) Solaris
8 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.55%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.39%) Waterfall
2 41 (26.11%) RUP
3 40 (25.48%) Project Planning
4 39 (24.84%) Software Architecture
5 28 (17.83%) Configuration Management
6 19 (12.10%) Change Data Capture
6 19 (12.10%) Test Planning
7 18 (11.46%) Software Engineering
7 18 (11.46%) System Testing
8 16 (10.19%) Migration
8 16 (10.19%) Test Strategy
9 14 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.64%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.10%) Analytics
13 8 (5.10%) Issue Tracking
13 8 (5.10%) UML
14 6 (3.82%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.82%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 72 (45.86%) SQL
2 50 (31.85%) Shell Script
3 43 (27.39%) Java
4 42 (26.75%) Perl
5 36 (22.93%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.01%) C
7 10 (6.37%) C#
7 10 (6.37%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.10%) Python
9 6 (3.82%) C++
10 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.91%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.56%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.74%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.28%) Degree
5 3 (1.91%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.27%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) ECSS
2 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Docker
1 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.27%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Puppet
1 4 (2.55%) WSUS
2 2 (1.27%) Grafana
2 2 (1.27%) Graphite
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (42.04%) Oracle
2 52 (33.12%) IBM
3 39 (24.84%) Informatica
4 35 (22.29%) Pega
5 26 (16.56%) BEA
5 26 (16.56%) webMethods
6 21 (13.38%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.37%) Sybase
8 9 (5.73%) Atlassian
9 8 (5.10%) DataSynapse
9 8 (5.10%) Reuters
10 4 (2.55%) BMC
10 4 (2.55%) VMware
11 2 (1.27%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.27%) Perforce
11 2 (1.27%) Solace
12 1 (0.64%) HP
12 1 (0.64%) VocaLink
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago