The table below looks at the statistics for ClearQuest skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ClearQuest over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational ClearQuest
Rank 379 381 325
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -56
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 18 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.084% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.62% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £333 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £520 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -
ClearQuest
England

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

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3064 3088 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.27% 13.66% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 2262 1882
Average daily rate £425 £403 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

ClearQuest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ClearQuest Jobs Demand Trend in London

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ClearQuest Daily Rate Trend in London

ClearQuest
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ClearQuest across the London region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

ClearQuest Daily Rate Histogram in London

ClearQuest
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

ClearQuest Hourly Rate Trend in London

ClearQuest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ClearQuest within the London region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 2 £413 +6.45%
ClearQuest
England

ClearQuest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 34 (66.67%) SQL
2 31 (60.78%) ITIL
3 26 (50.98%) Oracle
4 25 (49.02%) Java
5 23 (45.10%) ClearCase
6 22 (43.14%) Subversion
7 21 (41.18%) Degree
8 19 (37.25%) Oracle Database
9 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
10 17 (33.33%) Linux
10 17 (33.33%) UML
10 17 (33.33%) XML
10 17 (33.33%) HTML
10 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
10 17 (33.33%) Ant
11 16 (31.37%) Web Services
11 16 (31.37%) Finance
12 15 (29.41%) ITSM
12 15 (29.41%) Hibernate
12 15 (29.41%) Spring
12 15 (29.41%) Service Management
12 15 (29.41%) Toad
12 15 (29.41%) Struts
13 14 (27.45%) JSP
14 13 (25.49%) Change Management
14 13 (25.49%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (25.49%) Maven
14 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
14 13 (25.49%) Computer Science
15 12 (23.53%) JIRA

ClearQuest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 11 (21.57%) WebLogic
2 6 (11.76%) JBoss
2 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) Documentum
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) ZaiNet
1 7 (13.73%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle Database
2 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
3 9 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 8 (15.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (11.76%) MySQL
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) ClearCase
2 22 (43.14%) Subversion
3 17 (33.33%) Ant
4 15 (29.41%) Toad
5 13 (25.49%) Maven
6 12 (23.53%) JIRA
7 11 (21.57%) Eclipse
8 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
9 9 (17.65%) JUnit
10 8 (15.69%) Artifactory
11 6 (11.76%) NetBeans
11 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
11 6 (11.76%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (3.92%) CruiseControl
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
12 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
13 1 (1.96%) Selenium
13 1 (1.96%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Front Office
3 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.88%) Publishing
4 3 (5.88%) Billing
5 2 (3.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (15.69%) DBA
5 7 (13.73%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Administrator
5 7 (13.73%) Configuration Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Project Officer
7 3 (5.88%) Java Swing Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.92%) Java Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Non-Functional Tester
9 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) XML
1 17 (33.33%) HTML
2 16 (31.37%) Web Services
3 15 (29.41%) Hibernate
3 15 (29.41%) Spring
3 15 (29.41%) Struts
4 14 (27.45%) JSP
5 11 (21.57%) J2EE
6 9 (17.65%) .NET
6 9 (17.65%) Servlets
7 8 (15.69%) Apache CXF
8 6 (11.76%) JAXB
8 6 (11.76%) SOAP
8 6 (11.76%) Swing
8 6 (11.76%) Java EE
9 3 (5.88%) Grails
9 3 (5.88%) CSS
9 3 (5.88%) DHTML
9 3 (5.88%) XSLT
9 3 (5.88%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) UNIX
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) ITIL
2 17 (33.33%) UML
3 15 (29.41%) ITSM
3 15 (29.41%) Service Management
4 13 (25.49%) Change Management
5 12 (23.53%) RUP
6 11 (21.57%) Risk Management
7 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.61%) OO
8 9 (17.65%) OOP
8 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.73%) ETRM
9 7 (13.73%) Waterfall
9 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
10 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
12 3 (5.88%) Business Development
12 3 (5.88%) Decision Table
13 2 (3.92%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 34 (66.67%) SQL
2 25 (49.02%) Java
3 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 9 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 7 (13.73%) VBA
5 7 (13.73%) C#
5 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.88%) Groovy
7 3 (5.88%) XQuery
8 2 (3.92%) VB6
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) Perl
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) VB
8 2 (3.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Degree
2 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 13 (25.49%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) Sun Certification
4 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (17.65%) OCPJP
5 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) IBM
3 7 (13.73%) Trayport
4 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) Remedy
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) BEA
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian