The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 124 96 117
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 9 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 1.13% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 11.20% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Median daily rate £550 £395 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +31.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.47
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.75%
ClearQuest
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
437 259 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.98% 10.11% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 120 105
Median daily rate £388 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £471 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 13
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £19.50 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing ClearQuest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ClearQuest across the West Midlands region.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest across the West Midlands region.

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Solihull - 8 £550 -
Shropshire -26 1 - -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 23 (71.88%) ClearCase
2 19 (59.38%) Oracle OWB
2 19 (59.38%) Git (software)
3 18 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 18 (56.25%) Puppet
3 18 (56.25%) Project Planning
3 18 (56.25%) RUP
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 16 (50.00%) Java
4 16 (50.00%) Software Architecture
5 13 (40.63%) Spring
5 13 (40.63%) Maven
6 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) Oracle
6 12 (37.50%) JUnit
7 11 (34.38%) Unix
7 11 (34.38%) WSO2
8 10 (31.25%) Spring Boot
8 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
9 9 (28.13%) Subversion
9 9 (28.13%) AIX
9 9 (28.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (28.13%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (28.13%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (28.13%) Ansible
9 9 (28.13%) DevOps
9 9 (28.13%) JIRA

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (18.75%) Confluence
2 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
1 8 (25.00%) LDAP
1 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle OWB
2 9 (28.13%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) ClearCase
2 19 (59.38%) Git (software)
3 13 (40.63%) Maven
4 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (37.50%) JUnit
5 9 (28.13%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (28.13%) JIRA
5 9 (28.13%) Selenium
5 9 (28.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (28.13%) Subversion
6 3 (9.38%) Ant
6 3 (9.38%) Artifactory
6 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (9.38%) CA Gen
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.25%) Toad
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Architect
2 16 (50.00%) Software Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Technical Architect
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps Specialist
4 6 (18.75%) Java Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Java Software Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Java Technical Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.38%) webMethods Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Digital Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) Spring
2 10 (31.25%) Spring Boot
3 9 (28.13%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (15.63%) J2EE
5 3 (9.38%) Apache CXF
5 3 (9.38%) ELK Stack
5 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.38%) Hystrix
5 3 (9.38%) SOAP
5 3 (9.38%) Struts
5 3 (9.38%) Swagger
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) WireMock
6 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) JSP
6 2 (6.25%) Servlets
6 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Unix
3 9 (28.13%) AIX
3 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Project Planning
1 18 (56.25%) RUP
1 18 (56.25%) Waterfall
2 16 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (28.13%) DevOps
6 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (15.63%) Use Case
9 3 (9.38%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 3 (9.38%) UML
10 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.13%) Defect Management
10 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) OCPJP
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) Puppet
2 9 (28.13%) Ansible
2 9 (28.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.38%) Grafana
3 3 (9.38%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 11 (34.38%) WSO2
3 4 (12.50%) webMethods
4 3 (9.38%) BEA
4 3 (9.38%) Informatica
5 2 (6.25%) Pega
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft