The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 28 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.

IBM Rational ClearQuest
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 150 191
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.12% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.77% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £368 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £439 £350
% change year-on-year +7.63% +25.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 565 522 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.56% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 City of London

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in the City of London

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Contractor 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 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in the City of London