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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 99 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 23 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.045% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.37% 0.58% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +22.35%
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
361 172 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 7.79% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 101 126
Average daily rate £340 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 20 - - 1
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 43 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 37 (86.05%) Unix
3 35 (81.40%) Waterfall
4 34 (79.07%) RUP
4 34 (79.07%) Oracle OWB
5 33 (76.74%) Informatica
5 33 (76.74%) Shell Script
6 32 (74.42%) Project Planning
6 32 (74.42%) Pega
7 30 (69.77%) SQL
8 27 (62.79%) Perl
9 26 (60.47%) Oracle
10 25 (58.14%) PL/SQL
10 25 (58.14%) Java
10 25 (58.14%) J2EE
11 24 (55.81%) BEA
11 24 (55.81%) webMethods
11 24 (55.81%) WebLogic
12 23 (53.49%) Software Architecture
13 22 (51.16%) CA Gen
14 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
14 9 (20.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (18.60%) FishEye
15 8 (18.60%) GitLab
15 8 (18.60%) JIRA Agile
15 8 (18.60%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (18.60%) JIRA
15 8 (18.60%) Atlassian

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (55.81%) WebLogic
2 8 (18.60%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (79.07%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 22 (51.16%) CA Gen
3 9 (20.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
4 8 (18.60%) FishEye
4 8 (18.60%) GitLab
4 8 (18.60%) JIRA
4 8 (18.60%) JIRA Agile
4 8 (18.60%) PVCS
4 8 (18.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (18.60%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Architect
2 20 (46.51%) Software Architect
3 9 (20.93%) Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Technical Architect
5 7 (16.28%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE Architect
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Architect
8 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Developer
8 1 (2.33%) webMethods Architect
8 1 (2.33%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) J2EE
2 1 (2.33%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Spring
2 1 (2.33%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.33%) Swagger
Operating Systems
1 37 (86.05%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Waterfall
2 34 (79.07%) RUP
3 32 (74.42%) Project Planning
4 23 (53.49%) Software Architecture
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
6 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.33%) OO
8 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.33%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.33%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) Shell Script
2 30 (69.77%) SQL
3 27 (62.79%) Perl
4 25 (58.14%) Java
4 25 (58.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Grafana
1 1 (2.33%) Graphite
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Informatica
2 32 (74.42%) Pega
3 26 (60.47%) Oracle
4 24 (55.81%) BEA
4 24 (55.81%) webMethods
5 8 (18.60%) Atlassian
6 4 (9.30%) BMC
Telford, Shropshire
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