The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 262 250
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 1 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £315 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +80.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £305
% change year-on-year - +40.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1280 1321 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2164 2107 1571
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 54 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.63 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £56.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ClearQuest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ClearQuest in the South East

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +5 1 - -
ClearQuest
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 5 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 5 (100.00%) Military
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Network Management
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Systems Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft