The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Analysis over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Analysis
Rank 121 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.25% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.34% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £376 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £456 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.95 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -7.22%
Requirements Analysis
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Requirements Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Requirements Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Requirements Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Requirements Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Requirements Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Requirements Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 10 £400 +5.96%
Lancashire -18 5 £385 -
Manchester - 3 £413 - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Requirements Analysis
England

Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis.

1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) Validation
6 6 (25.00%) Advertising
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) ETL
7 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
8 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (16.67%) Banking
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Reference Data
8 4 (16.67%) Visualisation
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
8 4 (16.67%) PowerPivot
8 4 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (12.50%) ResourceLink
9 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.50%) .NET
9 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.50%) Windows

Requirements Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQLite
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.17%) Xcode
1 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Advertising
3 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Publishing
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) ETL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.17%) GIS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Research Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.17%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) iOS SDK
2 2 (8.33%) CSS3
2 2 (8.33%) Worklight
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.17%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Reference Data
2 4 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) Validation
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (8.33%) OOD
8 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.33%) Web Design
8 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
8 2 (8.33%) User Stories
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.17%) Qualitative Research
9 1 (4.17%) Android Development
9 1 (4.17%) iOS Development
9 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) Kony
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Lotus
2 1 (4.17%) ESRI
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator