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 2 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 199 215 212
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.70% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.65% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £378 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £575 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +0.80%
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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
795 858 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.44% 12.03% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 629 534
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.46 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 October 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Toad
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Derivative
5 1 (12.50%) Equity Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) FIXML
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
2 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) COM+
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
2 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Use Case
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) RAD
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) XPath
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Murex
2 1 (12.50%) Fidessa
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Business Objects