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 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 574 614
Rank change year-on-year -31 +40  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 9 75 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.90% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 35 14
UK median daily rate £498 £445 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.79% +48.13%  
10th Percentile £465 £326 £134
90th Percentile £532 £525 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £305
% change year-on-year - +40.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -6.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.38%  

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 8300 8352 7507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.62% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13767 13874 10826
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £313 £305 £279
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 191 186
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
10th Percentile £31.25 £25.00 £21.01
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.78 £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

Job postings citing ClearQuest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ClearQuest in the UK

ClearQuest
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 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

ClearQuest
Top 7 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 29 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
England -34 9 £498 +11.17%
UK excluding London +9 6 - -
London -6 3 £498 +3.37%
East of England -6 3 - -
North of England +52 1 - -
South East +10 1 - -
Midlands -24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 21 (75.00%) ClearCase
2 13 (46.43%) WebLogic
3 12 (42.86%) Unix
3 12 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 11 (39.29%) Java
4 11 (39.29%) Perl
5 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 10 (35.71%) JIRA
6 8 (28.57%) Oracle
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) Ant
7 7 (25.00%) Firewall
7 7 (25.00%) Maven
7 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (21.43%) CA Gen
8 6 (21.43%) DevOps
8 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.86%) Bitbucket
9 5 (17.86%) Sonatype
9 5 (17.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (17.86%) Military
9 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) Solaris

ClearQuest
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 (46.43%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) OpenShift
3 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) LDAP
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
1 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 21 (75.00%) ClearCase
2 10 (35.71%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) Ant
3 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.00%) Maven
4 6 (21.43%) CA Gen
5 5 (17.86%) Bitbucket
5 5 (17.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (14.29%) Artifactory
6 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
7 3 (10.71%) Subversion
8 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.57%) CANoe
9 1 (3.57%) Hudson
9 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.57%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
9 1 (3.57%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (17.86%) Military
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Automotive
3 3 (10.71%) Avionics
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Build and Release Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Build Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Data Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Release Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Validation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.14%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) JAXB
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) JSP
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
4 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Swing
4 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Infotainment
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Unix
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Solaris
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.29%) RUP
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Time Management
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) High Availability
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Release Management
6 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) UML
6 3 (10.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
1 11 (39.29%) Perl
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) C
4 3 (10.71%) Korn
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) ANSI C
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ECSS
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Cygwin
2 3 (10.71%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
2 5 (17.86%) Sonatype
3 3 (10.71%) BEA
3 3 (10.71%) CA
3 3 (10.71%) Informatica
3 3 (10.71%) Pega
3 3 (10.71%) Remedy
3 3 (10.71%) webMethods
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) VMware