The first table below looks at the demand for Requirements Management 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 Management over the 3 months to 30 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 South 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Management
Rank 121 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£425 £381 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -23.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £33.84 £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -0.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2221 1510 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.46% 70.46% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 130
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Requirements Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Requirements Management
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 Management across the South West region.

Requirements Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Requirements Management
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 Management across the South West region.

Requirements Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Requirements Management
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 Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bristol -12 8 £413 +13.79%
Somerset - 3 £425 -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 32 (69.57%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (54.35%) Validation
3 21 (45.65%) UML
3 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
4 13 (28.26%) Finance
5 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (26.09%) Military
5 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
6 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.91%) Degree
7 10 (21.74%) SysML
8 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) MATLAB
9 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) Change Control
9 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (10.87%) Avionics
10 5 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (10.87%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
10 5 (10.87%) Change Management
10 5 (10.87%) IBM
11 4 (8.70%) SQL
11 4 (8.70%) Project Management
11 4 (8.70%) Information Assurance
11 4 (8.70%) System Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Aerospace
12 3 (6.52%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (4.35%) Simulink
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) VSAT
1 1 (2.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (69.57%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Military
3 5 (10.87%) Avionics
3 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.52%) Electronics
5 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Business Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Verification Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Hardware Test Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.17%) Development Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Project Officer
9 1 (2.17%) UML Business Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Business Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) CMDB
2 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.17%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Validation
2 21 (45.65%) UML
3 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
4 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.74%) SysML
6 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Change Control
6 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (10.87%) Change Management
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Information Assurance
8 4 (8.70%) System Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.35%) OOP
10 2 (4.35%) OO
10 2 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) MATLAB
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VBA
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) Degree
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Basel II
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) SAP
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds