The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ClearQuest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Rational ClearQuest
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 560 583
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 8 67 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.14% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.88% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 30 11
Median daily rate £498 £445 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.79% +48.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £388 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £305
% change year-on-year - +40.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -4.25%  

ClearQuest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7512 7628 6843
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.68% 15.66% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5145 5322 4558
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 121 104
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ClearQuest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for ClearQuest in England

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ClearQuest in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in England

ClearQuest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in England

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
East of England -7 3 - -
London -3 2 £498 -0.50% 1
South East +33 1 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 - -
ClearQuest
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 17 (77.27%) ClearCase
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Unix
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
5 7 (31.82%) Firewall
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 7 (31.82%) JIRA
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Perl
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) Solaris
7 5 (22.73%) Military
7 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 4 (18.18%) DevOps
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) SCCM
8 4 (18.18%) Time Management
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) RUP

ClearQuest
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) OpenShift
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) LDAP
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) SpaceWire
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
1 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) ClearCase
2 7 (31.82%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Artifactory
3 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
3 3 (13.64%) CA Gen
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) Ant
5 1 (4.55%) CANoe
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
5 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.55%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (22.73%) Military
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Automotive
3 3 (13.64%) Avionics
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Data Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Software Validation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) ClearCase Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Information Systems Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) JAXB
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) JSP
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Swing
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Infotainment
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) RUP
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Time Management
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) High Availability
5 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) C
4 3 (13.64%) Korn
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) ANSI C
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ECSS
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Cygwin
2 3 (13.64%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) BEA
3 3 (13.64%) Informatica
3 3 (13.64%) Pega
3 3 (13.64%) Remedy
3 3 (13.64%) webMethods
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) VMware