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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 99 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 41 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% - 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.21% - 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Median daily rate £455 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £305 £425
% change year-on-year
+44.07% -28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £47.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +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
445 267 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.88% 11.24% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 181 132
Median daily rate £425 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.60 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.28% -19.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 - 22 £395 -
Birmingham - 13 £480 -
Solihull - 6 £465 -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 59 (68.60%) JIRA
2 58 (67.44%) Oracle OWB
3 48 (55.81%) Oracle
4 44 (51.16%) Java
4 44 (51.16%) ClearCase
5 41 (47.67%) SQL
5 41 (47.67%) Git (software)
5 41 (47.67%) Waterfall
6 40 (46.51%) Software Architecture
6 40 (46.51%) Project Planning
7 39 (45.35%) RUP
8 38 (44.19%) Security Cleared
9 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
10 35 (40.70%) PVCS
11 34 (39.53%) Unix
12 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (37.21%) Maven
14 31 (36.05%) Spring
15 29 (33.72%) Confluence
15 29 (33.72%) Defect Tracking
16 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
16 26 (30.23%) Oracle Database
16 26 (30.23%) PL/SQL
17 24 (27.91%) Windows
17 24 (27.91%) Web Services
17 24 (27.91%) UML
17 24 (27.91%) OOP
17 24 (27.91%) OO
17 24 (27.91%) Apache CXF

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 29 (33.72%) Confluence
2 18 (20.93%) WebLogic
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (67.44%) Oracle OWB
2 26 (30.23%) Oracle Database
3 22 (25.58%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (19.77%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (19.77%) RDBMS
4 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
5 16 (18.60%) MongoDB
6 11 (12.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 59 (68.60%) JIRA
2 44 (51.16%) ClearCase
3 41 (47.67%) Git (software)
4 35 (40.70%) PVCS
5 32 (37.21%) Maven
6 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
7 21 (24.42%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (22.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (19.77%) Toad
10 16 (18.60%) Ant
10 16 (18.60%) Artifactory
10 16 (18.60%) FishEye
10 16 (18.60%) GitLab
10 16 (18.60%) JIRA Agile
10 16 (18.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (18.60%) Subversion
11 15 (17.44%) JUnit
12 14 (16.28%) Bitbucket
12 14 (16.28%) Eclipse
13 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (46.51%) Architect
2 33 (38.37%) Software Architect
3 30 (34.88%) Developer
4 16 (18.60%) Support Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Technical Architect
5 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Support
5 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 13 (15.12%) Java Architect
6 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
6 13 (15.12%) Java Software Architect
6 13 (15.12%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (9.30%) ClearCase Support
8 7 (8.14%) Lead Developer
9 6 (6.98%) SQL Developer
10 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Business Developer
11 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Oracle ETL Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) Spring
2 24 (27.91%) Apache CXF
2 24 (27.91%) Web Services
3 20 (23.26%) J2EE
4 16 (18.60%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (18.60%) Spring Boot
5 15 (17.44%) Hibernate
6 14 (16.28%) HTML
6 14 (16.28%) JSP
6 14 (16.28%) Servlets
6 14 (16.28%) XML
7 10 (11.63%) Struts
8 4 (4.65%) OC4J
9 3 (3.49%) ELK Stack
9 3 (3.49%) Hystrix
9 3 (3.49%) SOAP
9 3 (3.49%) Swagger
9 3 (3.49%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Unix
2 24 (27.91%) Windows
3 16 (18.60%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.67%) Waterfall
2 40 (46.51%) Project Planning
2 40 (46.51%) Software Architecture
3 39 (45.35%) RUP
4 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (33.72%) Defect Tracking
6 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (27.91%) OO
7 24 (27.91%) OOP
7 24 (27.91%) UML
8 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
9 14 (16.28%) Configuration Management
10 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
11 11 (12.79%) ETL
11 11 (12.79%) ITIL
11 11 (12.79%) ITSM
11 11 (12.79%) Service Management
12 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
13 8 (9.30%) Workflow
14 5 (5.81%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.16%) Java
2 41 (47.67%) SQL
3 26 (30.23%) PL/SQL
4 16 (18.60%) Shell Script
5 13 (15.12%) C++
5 13 (15.12%) VB
6 8 (9.30%) C
7 6 (6.98%) R
8 5 (5.81%) Perl
9 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.28%) Sun Certification
4 12 (13.95%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (11.63%) OCPJP
6 8 (9.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) Puppet
2 3 (3.49%) Grafana
2 3 (3.49%) Graphite
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Oracle
2 18 (20.93%) WSO2
3 16 (18.60%) Atlassian
3 16 (18.60%) BMC
3 16 (18.60%) Informatica
3 16 (18.60%) Pega
4 3 (3.49%) BEA
4 3 (3.49%) webMethods