The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational ClearQuest
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 86 120
Rank change year-on-year -29 +34  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 3 45 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 1.67% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 10.66% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Median daily rate - £442 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £439 £350
% change year-on-year +7.63% +25.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 299 422 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.21% 15.66% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in the West Midlands

ClearQuest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in the West Midlands

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Shropshire -1 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 10 (90.91%) Unix
1 10 (90.91%) ClearCase
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) AIX
3 8 (72.73%) JUnit
3 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 8 (72.73%) Subversion
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) Puppet
3 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
3 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
3 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (72.73%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (72.73%) Ansible
3 8 (72.73%) DevOps
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (72.73%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (63.64%) LDAP
4 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
4 7 (63.64%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (36.36%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (36.36%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) CA Gen
6 2 (18.18%) Big Data
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Pega
6 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) SAS
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) LDAP
1 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) ClearCase
2 8 (72.73%) Apache Ivy
2 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (72.73%) JUnit
2 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (72.73%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) CA Gen
4 1 (9.09%) CANoe
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Data Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Unix
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) AIX
3 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (36.36%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) RUP
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Ansible
1 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (72.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) BEA
1 2 (18.18%) Informatica
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Pega
1 2 (18.18%) webMethods