The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 62 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £255 £393 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +51.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
658 539 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.96% 72.84% 62.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 245 221
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £458 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Requirements Management
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 15 April 2014. 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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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
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Chester -10 8 - -
Requirements Management
North West

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) TDD
2 24 (72.73%) Pair Programming
2 24 (72.73%) Scrum
3 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 18 (54.55%) HTML
4 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
4 18 (54.55%) CSS
5 15 (45.45%) T-SQL
6 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
6 13 (39.39%) JSON
6 13 (39.39%) jQuery
6 13 (39.39%) RESTful
6 13 (39.39%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (39.39%) HTML5
6 13 (39.39%) CSS3
6 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 11 (33.33%) MVC
7 11 (33.33%) C#
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.18%) NUnit
11 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (15.15%) Time Management
11 5 (15.15%) Spring
11 5 (15.15%) Java

Requirements Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP APO
1 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) Relational Database
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.18%) NUnit
3 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 19 (57.58%) .NET Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (69.70%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) HTML
2 18 (54.55%) CSS
3 13 (39.39%) JSON
3 13 (39.39%) jQuery
3 13 (39.39%) RESTful
3 13 (39.39%) HTML5
3 13 (39.39%) CSS3
4 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (15.15%) Spring
5 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 5 (15.15%) Web Services
5 5 (15.15%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) TDD
2 24 (72.73%) Pair Programming
2 24 (72.73%) Scrum
3 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
3 13 (39.39%) Dependency Injection
4 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 11 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) Time Management
5 5 (15.15%) User Stories
6 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Kanban
7 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 3 (9.09%) Refactoring
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 11 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (15.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Vertica
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) ATG
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) hybris