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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational ClearQuest
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 2 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 1.00% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 6.75% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £456 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.39% +52.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -

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
324 385 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 14.75% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 204 103
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 - 1 £525 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 11 (91.67%) ClearCase
2 10 (83.33%) Unix
3 9 (75.00%) Linux
4 8 (66.67%) AIX
4 8 (66.67%) JUnit
4 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (66.67%) Subversion
4 8 (66.67%) Selenium
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (66.67%) Puppet
4 8 (66.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (66.67%) Ansible
4 8 (66.67%) DevOps
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (58.33%) LDAP
5 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (58.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 4 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
6 4 (33.33%) Use Case
7 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (25.00%) webMethods
7 3 (25.00%) RUP

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 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
1 7 (58.33%) LDAP
1 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) ClearCase
2 8 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
2 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (66.67%) JUnit
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (66.67%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) CA Gen
4 1 (8.33%) CANoe
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) DevOps Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Software Architect
2 3 (25.00%) webMethods Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) AIX
3 8 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (33.33%) Use Case
3 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (25.00%) RUP
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Ansible
1 8 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) webMethods
2 2 (16.67%) BEA
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Pega