The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Engineering over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Engineering
Rank 135 142 109
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.033% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.044% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
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£419 £465 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +47.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £315
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +35.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
Requirements Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2405 2268 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.27% 74.43% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1616 1519 1012
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 104 70
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +90.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Requirements Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Requirements Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Requirements Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Requirements Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Requirements Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 4 £340 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £438 -
Requirements Engineering
England

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Requirements Engineering 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 Engineering.

1 9 (69.23%) UML
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) Military
5 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) MODAF
6 4 (30.77%) SysML
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) i2
6 4 (30.77%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) XSLT
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) JSP
7 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) C++
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) ClearCase
7 3 (23.08%) ClearQuest
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (23.08%) Information Management
7 3 (23.08%) Spring
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
7 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Google
7 3 (23.08%) GWT
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Requirements Engineering 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 Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (23.08%) ClearCase
2 3 (23.08%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (46.15%) Military
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XSLT
2 3 (23.08%) JSP
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
2 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 3 (23.08%) GWT
3 1 (7.69%) JFC
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) UML
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) MODAF
3 4 (30.77%) SysML
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Information Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) RUP
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) i2
2 3 (23.08%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) IBM