The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 156 200 203
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +3
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.018% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.14% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £368 £400 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.50% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £39.40
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.52%
ClearQuest
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
560 718 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.04% 12.81% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 548 633
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £288 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ClearQuest across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ClearQuest across the City of London region.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ClearQuest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ClearQuest.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) ClearCase
2 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (88.89%) Reuters
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 8 (88.89%) Markit EDM
2 8 (88.89%) Analytics
2 8 (88.89%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Sybase
2 8 (88.89%) Issue Tracking
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Migration
2 8 (88.89%) Fixed Income
2 8 (88.89%) Equities
2 8 (88.89%) Banking
2 8 (88.89%) Subversion
2 8 (88.89%) Investment Banking
2 8 (88.89%) Derivative
2 8 (88.89%) Equity Derivative
2 8 (88.89%) DataSynapse
2 8 (88.89%) Web Development
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ClearQuest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ClearQuest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) ClearCase
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
1 8 (88.89%) Subversion
General
1 8 (88.89%) Banking
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Database Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Database Programmer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Programmer
1 8 (88.89%) Sybase Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Derivative
1 8 (88.89%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (88.89%) Equities
1 8 (88.89%) Equity Derivative
1 8 (88.89%) Fixed Income
1 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Analytics
1 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
1 8 (88.89%) Issue Tracking
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
1 8 (88.89%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) DataSynapse
1 8 (88.89%) Reuters
1 8 (88.89%) Sybase
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle