The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Analysis
Rank 118 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 16 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.56% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.79% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
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£400 £333 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -19.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £333 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £407 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.65% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Requirements Analysis
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 +7 6 £400 - 1
Manchester -6 4 £275 -17.29% 1
Lancashire -15 4 £600 +100.00%
Merseyside - - - - 2
Requirements Analysis
England

Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (52.94%) Business Analysis
2 16 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (29.41%) Finance
4 9 (26.47%) Advertising
4 9 (26.47%) Validation
5 8 (23.53%) Change Management
6 7 (20.59%) Information Management
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) MS Office
8 5 (14.71%) NHS
8 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Market Research
9 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) SAP
10 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (8.82%) MODAF
10 3 (8.82%) Degree
10 3 (8.82%) Capita
10 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
10 3 (8.82%) Migration
11 2 (5.88%) Banking
11 2 (5.88%) BPMN
11 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
11 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
11 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
11 2 (5.88%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.94%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) PSTN
1 1 (2.94%) VoIP
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) H.323
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.94%) StreamInsight
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Advertising
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Analyst
2 19 (55.88%) Business Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Payments Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) NHS Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Data Steward
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Data Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Information Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Junior
8 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) JDBC
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Business Analysis
2 16 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Validation
4 8 (23.53%) Change Management
5 7 (20.59%) Information Management
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) Market Research
6 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) MODAF
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) BPMN
9 1 (2.94%) Test Management
9 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) MCTS
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Capita
4 1 (2.94%) Verint
4 1 (2.94%) Avaya
4 1 (2.94%) Northgate