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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 79 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 60 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.11% - 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.76% - 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 0
Median daily rate £442 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.22% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +24.33%
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
436 263 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.34% 10.34% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 168 128
Median daily rate £438 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 23
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.20 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.90% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £30.10 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 May 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 May 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 - 34 £395 -
Birmingham - 15 £480 -
Solihull - 13 £442 -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 57 (68.67%) Oracle OWB
2 54 (65.06%) JIRA
3 47 (56.63%) Oracle
4 46 (55.42%) ClearCase
5 43 (51.81%) Java
6 41 (49.40%) Waterfall
7 40 (48.19%) Software Architecture
7 40 (48.19%) Project Planning
7 40 (48.19%) SQL
8 39 (46.99%) RUP
8 39 (46.99%) Unix
8 39 (46.99%) Git (software)
9 35 (42.17%) Security Cleared
9 35 (42.17%) PVCS
10 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
11 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (32.53%) PL/SQL
12 27 (32.53%) Maven
12 27 (32.53%) Confluence
13 26 (31.33%) Spring
13 26 (31.33%) Defect Tracking
14 24 (28.92%) Windows
15 23 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (27.71%) Jenkins
15 23 (27.71%) Oracle Database
16 22 (26.51%) J2EE
17 21 (25.30%) Web Services
17 21 (25.30%) UML
17 21 (25.30%) OOP
17 21 (25.30%) OO

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 27 (32.53%) Confluence
2 20 (24.10%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (68.67%) Oracle OWB
2 23 (27.71%) Oracle Database
3 19 (22.89%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (19.28%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (18.07%) RDBMS
5 15 (18.07%) Relational Database
6 14 (16.87%) MongoDB
7 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 54 (65.06%) JIRA
2 46 (55.42%) ClearCase
3 39 (46.99%) Git (software)
4 35 (42.17%) PVCS
5 27 (32.53%) Maven
6 23 (27.71%) Jenkins
7 19 (22.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (21.69%) Oracle Forms
9 16 (19.28%) FishEye
9 16 (19.28%) GitLab
9 16 (19.28%) JIRA Agile
9 16 (19.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (19.28%) Subversion
10 15 (18.07%) Toad
11 14 (16.87%) Bitbucket
12 13 (15.66%) Ant
12 13 (15.66%) Artifactory
13 12 (14.46%) Eclipse
13 12 (14.46%) JUnit
14 6 (7.23%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (48.19%) Architect
2 30 (36.14%) Software Architect
3 27 (32.53%) Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Support Engineer
5 15 (18.07%) Technical Architect
6 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Java Architect
7 11 (13.25%) Java Developer
7 11 (13.25%) Java Software Architect
8 10 (12.05%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (9.64%) ClearCase Support
10 7 (8.43%) Lead Developer
11 5 (6.02%) SQL Developer
12 4 (4.82%) Business Developer
12 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Business Objects Developer
13 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) Spring
2 22 (26.51%) J2EE
3 21 (25.30%) Apache CXF
3 21 (25.30%) Web Services
4 14 (16.87%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (16.87%) Spring Boot
5 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
5 12 (14.46%) HTML
5 12 (14.46%) JSP
5 12 (14.46%) Servlets
5 12 (14.46%) XML
6 7 (8.43%) Struts
7 4 (4.82%) OC4J
8 3 (3.61%) ELK Stack
8 3 (3.61%) Hystrix
8 3 (3.61%) SOAP
8 3 (3.61%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Unix
2 24 (28.92%) Windows
3 14 (16.87%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Waterfall
2 40 (48.19%) Project Planning
2 40 (48.19%) Software Architecture
3 39 (46.99%) RUP
4 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (31.33%) Defect Tracking
6 23 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (25.30%) OO
7 21 (25.30%) OOP
7 21 (25.30%) UML
8 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
9 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
10 13 (15.66%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.05%) ETL
11 10 (12.05%) ITIL
11 10 (12.05%) ITSM
11 10 (12.05%) Service Management
12 9 (10.84%) Automated Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Workflow
14 5 (6.02%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) Java
2 40 (48.19%) SQL
3 27 (32.53%) PL/SQL
4 21 (25.30%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.05%) C++
5 10 (12.05%) VB
6 9 (10.84%) Perl
7 8 (9.64%) C
8 6 (7.23%) R
9 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (42.17%) Security Cleared
2 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.87%) Sun Certification
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (8.43%) OCPJP
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) Puppet
2 3 (3.61%) Grafana
2 3 (3.61%) Graphite
Vendors
1 47 (56.63%) Oracle
2 21 (25.30%) Informatica
2 21 (25.30%) Pega
3 16 (19.28%) Atlassian
3 16 (19.28%) BMC
4 15 (18.07%) WSO2
5 7 (8.43%) BEA
5 7 (8.43%) webMethods