The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 126 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 11 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.75% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
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£345 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £78.00 £75.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.90 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.91% +3.56%
Requirements Management
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Requirements Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Requirements Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Requirements Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Requirements Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Requirements Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Requirements Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Requirements Management
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 Management across the North West region.

Requirements Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Requirements Management
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 Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Manchester -11 6 - - 2
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 7 (38.89%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) User Stories
4 6 (33.33%) Use Case
4 6 (33.33%) RUP
4 6 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (5.56%) QA
8 1 (5.56%) Decision Table
8 1 (5.56%) Web Development
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Time Management
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Change Control
8 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.56%) UNIX
8 1 (5.56%) Linux
8 1 (5.56%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Scrum
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) User Stories
3 6 (33.33%) Use Case
3 6 (33.33%) RUP
3 6 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Decision Table
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.56%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft