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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational ClearQuest
UK / England
Rank 563 531 543
Rank change year-on-year -32 +12  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 14 81 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 1.14% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 24
Median daily rate £425 £438 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +22.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £320 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £439 £350
% change year-on-year +7.63% +25.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +27.50% +6.66%  

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 7223 7107 6284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.51% 14.60% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4758 4080
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 169 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £31.50 £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ClearQuest in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ClearQuest in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
London +3 6 £465 +16.25% 1
South East +18 4 £400 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -27 3 - -
North West +18 1 - -
ClearQuest
UK

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 28 (90.32%) ClearCase
2 16 (51.61%) Unix
3 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
3 14 (45.16%) Subversion
4 13 (41.94%) JIRA
4 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (41.94%) DevOps
5 12 (38.71%) Linux
6 11 (35.48%) LDAP
6 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
6 11 (35.48%) Ansible
6 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
7 10 (32.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (32.26%) Selenium
7 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
8 9 (29.03%) Puppet
8 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
8 9 (29.03%) JUnit
8 9 (29.03%) AIX
8 9 (29.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (29.03%) Apache Ivy
9 8 (25.81%) Perl
9 8 (25.81%) DNS
9 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
10 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
10 7 (22.58%) Firewall

ClearQuest
Top Related 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 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) OpenShift
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) LDAP
1 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (90.32%) ClearCase
2 14 (45.16%) Subversion
3 13 (41.94%) JIRA
4 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
5 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
5 10 (32.26%) Selenium
5 10 (32.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (29.03%) Apache Ivy
6 9 (29.03%) JUnit
7 3 (9.68%) Artifactory
8 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
8 2 (6.45%) CA Gen
8 2 (6.45%) Rational Robot
8 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (3.23%) Ant
9 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
9 1 (3.23%) Maven
9 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
9 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) DevOps Specialist
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Database Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Sybase Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Big Data Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Data Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Payments Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) ADO
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Infotainment
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Unix
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) AIX
3 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
4 5 (16.13%) Solaris
5 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Configuration Management
2 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (41.94%) DevOps
3 9 (29.03%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Analytics
5 6 (19.35%) Use Case
6 4 (12.90%) Data Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Data Management
6 4 (12.90%) ETL
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Target Operating Model
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) High Availability
7 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Perl
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Korn
5 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Clojure
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (29.03%) Puppet
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
4 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Sybase
4 3 (9.68%) Atlassian
4 3 (9.68%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) BEA
5 2 (6.45%) Informatica
5 2 (6.45%) Pega
5 2 (6.45%) webMethods
6 1 (3.23%) Sonatype
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk
6 1 (3.23%) VMware