The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Management over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 63 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.89% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.90 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.91% +3.56%
Requirements Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
578 686 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.91% 76.14% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 333 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Requirements Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Requirements Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Requirements Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Requirements Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Requirements Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Requirements Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Requirements Management 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 Requirements Management.

1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL

Requirements Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Requirements Management 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 Requirements Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft