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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 123 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 23 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% - 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.94% - 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Median daily rate £443 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +16.40%
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
466 224 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.16% 9.11% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 130 113
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 August 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
Shropshire - 16 £415 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £475 -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 60 (72.29%) JIRA
2 52 (62.65%) Oracle OWB
3 47 (56.63%) Java
3 47 (56.63%) Oracle
4 46 (55.42%) Git (software)
5 40 (48.19%) SQL
6 39 (46.99%) ClearCase
7 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
8 37 (44.58%) SC Cleared
8 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (43.37%) Maven
10 35 (42.17%) Spring
10 35 (42.17%) Waterfall
10 35 (42.17%) Project Planning
10 35 (42.17%) PVCS
10 35 (42.17%) RUP
11 34 (40.96%) Software Architecture
12 30 (36.14%) Confluence
13 29 (34.94%) Defect Tracking
14 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
14 27 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (31.33%) Oracle Database
16 24 (28.92%) Apache CXF
16 24 (28.92%) UML
16 24 (28.92%) OOP
16 24 (28.92%) OO
16 24 (28.92%) Web Services
16 24 (28.92%) Unix
16 24 (28.92%) Windows
17 23 (27.71%) PL/SQL

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 30 (36.14%) Confluence
2 17 (20.48%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.20%) MS Office
1 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) LDAP
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (62.65%) Oracle OWB
2 26 (31.33%) Oracle Database
3 22 (26.51%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (22.89%) MongoDB
5 17 (20.48%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (20.48%) RDBMS
5 17 (20.48%) Relational Database
6 11 (13.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 60 (72.29%) JIRA
2 46 (55.42%) Git (software)
3 39 (46.99%) ClearCase
4 36 (43.37%) Maven
5 35 (42.17%) PVCS
6 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
7 21 (25.30%) Oracle Forms
8 20 (24.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (20.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (20.48%) Subversion
9 17 (20.48%) Toad
10 16 (19.28%) Ant
10 16 (19.28%) Artifactory
10 16 (19.28%) FishEye
10 16 (19.28%) GitLab
10 16 (19.28%) JIRA Agile
10 16 (19.28%) JUnit
11 14 (16.87%) Bitbucket
11 14 (16.87%) Eclipse
12 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (42.17%) Architect
2 29 (34.94%) Developer
2 29 (34.94%) Software Architect
3 16 (19.28%) Support Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) Java Architect
4 15 (18.07%) Java Software Architect
5 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Support
5 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
6 13 (15.66%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (13.25%) Technical Architect
8 8 (9.64%) ClearCase Support
9 7 (8.43%) Java Technical Architect
9 7 (8.43%) Lead Developer
10 6 (7.23%) SQL Developer
11 5 (6.02%) PL/SQL Developer
12 4 (4.82%) Business Developer
12 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 3 (3.61%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) Spring
2 24 (28.92%) Apache CXF
2 24 (28.92%) Web Services
3 20 (24.10%) Spring Boot
4 19 (22.89%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (20.48%) J2EE
6 15 (18.07%) Hibernate
7 14 (16.87%) HTML
7 14 (16.87%) JSP
7 14 (16.87%) Servlets
7 14 (16.87%) XML
8 10 (12.05%) Struts
9 4 (4.82%) ELK Stack
9 4 (4.82%) Hystrix
9 4 (4.82%) OC4J
9 4 (4.82%) SOAP
9 4 (4.82%) Swagger
9 4 (4.82%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.92%) Unix
1 24 (28.92%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.20%) AIX
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Project Planning
2 35 (42.17%) RUP
2 35 (42.17%) Waterfall
3 34 (40.96%) Software Architecture
4 29 (34.94%) Defect Tracking
5 27 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (28.92%) OO
6 24 (28.92%) OOP
6 24 (28.92%) UML
7 16 (19.28%) Configuration Management
7 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
8 14 (16.87%) Mentoring
9 11 (13.25%) ETL
9 11 (13.25%) ITIL
9 11 (13.25%) ITSM
9 11 (13.25%) Service Management
10 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Workflow
12 7 (8.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 47 (56.63%) Java
2 40 (48.19%) SQL
3 23 (27.71%) PL/SQL
4 13 (15.66%) C++
4 13 (15.66%) VB
5 8 (9.64%) C
6 6 (7.23%) R
6 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.82%) Perl
8 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
2 37 (44.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.87%) Sun Certification
4 12 (14.46%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (12.05%) OCPJP
6 8 (9.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) Puppet
2 4 (4.82%) Grafana
2 4 (4.82%) Graphite
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (56.63%) Oracle
2 23 (27.71%) WSO2
3 16 (19.28%) Atlassian
3 16 (19.28%) BMC
4 6 (7.23%) Informatica
4 6 (7.23%) Pega
5 3 (3.61%) webMethods
6 2 (2.41%) BEA
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft