The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 123 115 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 9 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.69% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £317 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £598 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £75.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £37.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Requirements Management
England

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 24 July 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 24 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Manchester -2 2 - -
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (45.00%) Scrum
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Pair Programming
3 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) jQuery
7 3 (15.00%) CSS3
7 3 (15.00%) RESTful
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP APO
1 1 (5.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SMTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Business Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Development Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (20.00%) SOAP
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
5 3 (15.00%) CSS3
5 3 (15.00%) RESTful
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Scrum
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
2 7 (35.00%) Pair Programming
2 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Web Development
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Vertica
3 1 (5.00%) SAP