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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 98 130 112
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 46 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.45% 1.18% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £441 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.36% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £30.20 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%
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
440 255 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.36% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 159 118
Median daily rate £400 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 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 4 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 - 36 £394 -
Solihull - 7 £442 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £442 -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 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 52 (75.36%) Oracle OWB
2 49 (71.01%) ClearCase
3 44 (63.77%) Waterfall
4 42 (60.87%) Project Planning
4 42 (60.87%) RUP
5 39 (56.52%) Software Architecture
6 37 (53.62%) Unix
7 36 (52.17%) JIRA
8 35 (50.72%) SQL
9 34 (49.28%) Oracle
10 30 (43.48%) Java
11 27 (39.13%) Informatica
11 27 (39.13%) Shell Script
11 27 (39.13%) Pega
11 27 (39.13%) Git (software)
12 25 (36.23%) Confluence
12 25 (36.23%) PVCS
13 24 (34.78%) PL/SQL
14 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (27.54%) J2EE
16 18 (26.09%) WebLogic
16 18 (26.09%) Maven
16 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
17 17 (24.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
17 17 (24.64%) Spring
18 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
19 15 (21.74%) Subversion
19 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
19 15 (21.74%) Atlassian

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 25 (36.23%) Confluence
2 18 (26.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (75.36%) Oracle OWB
2 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.49%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database
4 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
4 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (71.01%) ClearCase
2 36 (52.17%) JIRA
3 27 (39.13%) Git (software)
4 25 (36.23%) PVCS
5 18 (26.09%) Maven
6 17 (24.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (21.74%) FishEye
7 15 (21.74%) GitLab
7 15 (21.74%) JIRA Agile
7 15 (21.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (21.74%) Subversion
8 11 (15.94%) Bitbucket
8 11 (15.94%) CA Gen
9 8 (11.59%) Toad
10 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
11 6 (8.70%) Ant
11 6 (8.70%) Artifactory
12 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
12 5 (7.25%) JUnit
13 4 (5.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Architect
2 29 (42.03%) Software Architect
3 15 (21.74%) Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Technical Architect
4 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Support
5 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) Java Architect
5 11 (15.94%) Java Software Architect
6 6 (8.70%) ClearCase Support
7 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Business Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Business Objects Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Architect
9 3 (4.35%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.90%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) J2EE
2 17 (24.64%) Spring
3 12 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (17.39%) Spring Boot
4 6 (8.70%) Apache CXF
4 6 (8.70%) Web Services
5 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.25%) HTML
5 5 (7.25%) JSP
5 5 (7.25%) Servlets
5 5 (7.25%) XML
6 4 (5.80%) OC4J
7 2 (2.90%) ELK Stack
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) Unix
2 12 (17.39%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) Waterfall
2 42 (60.87%) Project Planning
2 42 (60.87%) RUP
3 39 (56.52%) Software Architecture
4 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
6 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 10 (14.49%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.14%) OO
10 6 (8.70%) OOP
10 6 (8.70%) UML
11 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.35%) ITIL
12 3 (4.35%) ITSM
12 3 (4.35%) Microservices
12 3 (4.35%) Service Management
12 3 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
13 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) SQL
2 30 (43.48%) Java
3 27 (39.13%) Shell Script
4 24 (34.78%) PL/SQL
5 13 (18.84%) Perl
6 6 (8.70%) C++
6 6 (8.70%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) Grafana
2 2 (2.90%) Graphite
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Oracle
2 27 (39.13%) Informatica
2 27 (39.13%) Pega
3 15 (21.74%) Atlassian
4 14 (20.29%) WSO2
5 13 (18.84%) BMC
6 12 (17.39%) BEA
6 12 (17.39%) webMethods
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £560 per day
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