Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 790 761
Rank change year-on-year -75 -29 +13
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 14 98 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.073% 0.57% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 43 68
UK median daily rate £410 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £361 £354 £255
90th Percentile £467 £541 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £400
% change year-on-year - +7.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.81% -2.27% +16.40%
10th Percentile £44.13 £38.45 £42.00
90th Percentile £68.38 £43.70 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.25 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +30.81% -2.27% +16.40%

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19118 17172 16327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13309 11571 10870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 250 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.30 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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

ClearQuest
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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ClearQuest over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ClearQuest in the UK

ClearQuest
Top 8 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 14 £410 -4.65%
UK excluding London -29 9 - -
London -33 5 £410 -11.35%
North of England +50 4 - -
East of England -15 3 - -
North West +17 2 - -
Yorkshire +10 2 - -
South East -8 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (71.43%) ClearCase
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Maven
4 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
5 5 (35.71%) Subversion
5 5 (35.71%) Spring
5 5 (35.71%) Artifactory
5 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
6 4 (28.57%) C
6 4 (28.57%) Ant
6 4 (28.57%) UML
7 3 (21.43%) JUnit
7 3 (21.43%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
7 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
7 3 (21.43%) Toad
7 3 (21.43%) Automotive

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 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SpaceWire
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) ClearCase
2 6 (42.86%) Maven
3 5 (35.71%) Artifactory
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Subversion
4 4 (28.57%) Ant
4 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
5 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (21.43%) Hudson
5 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) JUnit
5 3 (21.43%) Toad
6 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (7.14%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
1 3 (21.43%) Avionics
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Validation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Server Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) Java EE
4 1 (7.14%) ActiveX
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) JAXB
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) JSF
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) OLE
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
4 1 (7.14%) STL
4 1 (7.14%) Swing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Jython
5 1 (7.14%) ANSI C
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ECSS
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Cygwin
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) BEA
3 1 (7.14%) VMware