The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Management
Rank 117 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 21 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 1.08% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
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£400 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +33.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -5.42%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2314 2490 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.12% 76.90% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1563 963
Average daily rate £400 £371 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 111 64
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Requirements Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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
Bristol +9 10 £450 +20.00%
Gloucestershire -7 6 - - 2
Somerset +9 4 - -
Requirements Management
England

Requirements Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 13 (41.94%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (32.26%) Change Control
4 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
5 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
5 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (29.03%) Information Assurance
5 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) Document Management
6 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) C
6 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (22.58%) UML
7 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) Validation
9 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) Ada
10 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (12.90%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (12.90%) SysML
11 3 (9.68%) HNC
12 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
12 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
12 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
12 2 (6.45%) MODAF

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (12.90%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Project Officer
2 8 (25.81%) Project Support Officer
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Requirements Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Change Control
1 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
2 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
2 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (29.03%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (29.03%) Information Assurance
2 9 (29.03%) Document Management
3 7 (22.58%) UML
3 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.90%) SysML
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) MODAF
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C
2 5 (16.13%) Ada
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) HNC
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) IBM