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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 123 116 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £255 £393 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% -30.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.89%
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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
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 18 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 12 £255 -35.03%
Manchester -14 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) TDD
2 24 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 24 (66.67%) Scrum
3 23 (63.89%) .NET
4 18 (50.00%) HTML
4 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 18 (50.00%) CSS
5 15 (41.67%) T-SQL
6 13 (36.11%) Configuration Management
6 13 (36.11%) JSON
6 13 (36.11%) jQuery
6 13 (36.11%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (36.11%) HTML5
6 13 (36.11%) RESTful
6 13 (36.11%) CSS3
6 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
7 11 (30.56%) MVC
7 11 (30.56%) C#
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
8 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
11 6 (16.67%) NUnit
12 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP APO
1 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (16.67%) NUnit
3 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 3 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Developer
2 19 (52.78%) .NET Developer
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 18 (50.00%) HTML
2 18 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (36.11%) JSON
3 13 (36.11%) jQuery
3 13 (36.11%) HTML5
3 13 (36.11%) RESTful
3 13 (36.11%) CSS3
4 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.89%) Spring
5 5 (13.89%) SOAP
5 5 (13.89%) Web Services
5 5 (13.89%) XML
6 3 (8.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) TDD
2 24 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 24 (66.67%) Scrum
3 13 (36.11%) Configuration Management
3 13 (36.11%) Dependency Injection
4 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
4 11 (30.56%) MVC
5 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
7 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.33%) Web Development
10 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 11 (30.56%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) Vertica
2 1 (2.78%) hybris
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) ATG