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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 114 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.49% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.31% 7.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +0.80%
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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
209 133 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.22% 6.46% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 79 103
Average daily rate £375 £323 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
Average hourly rate £37.10 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.27 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 22 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 14 (63.64%) Project Management
2 14 (63.64%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (54.55%) ENOVIA
3 12 (54.55%) Requirements Management
3 12 (54.55%) Time Management
3 12 (54.55%) Manufacturing
3 12 (54.55%) Validation
4 5 (22.73%) UNIX
4 5 (22.73%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) Documentum
5 4 (18.18%) Middleware
5 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Informatica
6 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.64%) RUP
6 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) DB2
7 2 (9.09%) Ant

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 4 (18.18%) Documentum
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 12 (54.55%) ENOVIA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 14 (63.64%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) CA Gen
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 12 (54.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Requirements Engineer
1 12 (54.55%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Software Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Platform Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) J2EE
2 4 (18.18%) Middleware
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Project Management
2 12 (54.55%) Validation
2 12 (54.55%) Requirements Management
2 12 (54.55%) Time Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) RUP
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
1 3 (13.64%) Informatica
2 2 (9.09%) BEA
3 1 (4.55%) Pega