The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 415 425
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing ClearQuest 2 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.055% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.051% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £498 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +58.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £433 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate - £430 £305
% change year-on-year - +40.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -4.25%  

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3910 3785 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.78% 17.38% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2839 2362
Median daily rate £485 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £90.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

ClearQuest
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

ClearQuest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ClearQuest in London

ClearQuest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ClearQuest in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for ClearQuest.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) LDAP
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Korn
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing

ClearQuest
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) OpenShift
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (37.50%) Artifactory
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Payments Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) JAXB
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) JSP
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Swing
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
1 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
1 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) RUP
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Korn
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft