The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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.

IBM Rational ClearQuest
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 559 576
Rank change year-on-year -22 +17  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 19 81 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 1.03% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 24
Median daily rate £465 £439 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +21.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £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 8
Median hourly rate £51.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +6.66%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7886 7861 7025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.52% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5263 4495
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 187 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ClearQuest over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ClearQuest in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in the UK

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Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -19 14 £425 -3.18% 2
London +22 6 £465 +8.45% 1
West Wales - 5 £525 -
Swansea - 5 £525 -
Wales - 5 £525 -
South East +20 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +14 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Hook +11 3 £410 +36.66%
West Midlands -23 3 - -
Telford +3 2 - -
Shropshire +2 2 - -
North West +26 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 33 (89.19%) ClearCase
2 19 (51.35%) Unix
2 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
3 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
3 18 (48.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (43.24%) Perl
5 15 (40.54%) Linux
5 15 (40.54%) JIRA
5 15 (40.54%) DevOps
6 14 (37.84%) Subversion
7 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
7 13 (35.14%) WebLogic
8 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
9 11 (29.73%) Atlassian
9 11 (29.73%) LDAP
9 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
9 11 (29.73%) Ansible
10 10 (27.03%) SQL
10 10 (27.03%) Bitbucket
11 9 (24.32%) Puppet
11 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
11 9 (24.32%) Selenium
11 9 (24.32%) Maven
11 9 (24.32%) Ant
11 9 (24.32%) JUnit
11 9 (24.32%) AIX
11 9 (24.32%) Sonatype
11 9 (24.32%) Continuous Delivery

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (35.14%) WebLogic
2 6 (16.22%) Apache
3 5 (13.51%) Confluence
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
4 2 (5.41%) SAS
5 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) LDAP
1 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 6 (16.22%) SSL
5 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (89.19%) ClearCase
2 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
3 18 (48.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (40.54%) JIRA
5 14 (37.84%) Subversion
6 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
7 10 (27.03%) Bitbucket
8 9 (24.32%) Ant
8 9 (24.32%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (24.32%) JUnit
8 9 (24.32%) Maven
8 9 (24.32%) Selenium
9 5 (13.51%) CA Gen
10 3 (8.11%) Artifactory
11 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
12 1 (2.70%) CANoe
12 1 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
12 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Military
4 2 (5.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) DevOps Specialist
2 5 (13.51%) Build and Release Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Build Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Release Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Database Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Sybase Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Payments Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Software Build Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) ADO
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
4 1 (2.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.70%) Fintech
4 1 (2.70%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Unix
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 9 (24.32%) AIX
3 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
4 5 (13.51%) Solaris
5 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
2 15 (40.54%) DevOps
3 13 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (24.32%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Analytics
5 6 (16.22%) Use Case
6 5 (13.51%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) Data Management
7 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Data Management
7 4 (10.81%) ETL
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.81%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (8.11%) High Availability
8 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
8 3 (8.11%) Time Management
9 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Perl
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) Java
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Korn
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Clojure
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Docker
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Ansible
2 9 (24.32%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (24.32%) Puppet
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Atlassian
2 9 (24.32%) Sonatype
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) Sybase
5 3 (8.11%) CA
5 3 (8.11%) Remedy
6 2 (5.41%) BEA
6 2 (5.41%) Informatica
6 2 (5.41%) Pega
6 2 (5.41%) webMethods
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk
7 1 (2.70%) VMware