The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Analysis over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Analysis
Rank 325 342 337
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 336 257 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 153
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £35.31 £52.75 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.05% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.96 £31.40 £29.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £56.65 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £53.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
-33.37% -18.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Requirements Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Requirements Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK.

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK.

Requirements Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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
England +43 305 £405 +1.25% 70
London +47 130 £425 -5.55% 20
South East +11 53 £365 +4.28% 10
South West 0 45 £465 +9.41% 10
City of London +32 39 £425 -1.16% 4
East of England -13 31 £350 -5.66% 7
East Midlands -1 21 £403 -15.30% 3
Hampshire -3 18 £370 -11.64% 4
Surrey +5 17 £340 -2.85% 1
Wiltshire -2 15 £500 +18.34% 2
Guildford - 15 £340 -
Swindon +1 14 £500 +18.34% 2
Scotland -11 14 £325 +18.18% 2
Essex -8 10 £325 -12.39%
Hertfordshire -15 10 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire - 9 £425 -
West Midlands -10 8 £435 +14.47% 3
Gloucestershire - 8 - - 1
Somerset -6 7 £275 -35.29% 2
Edinburgh +1 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -3 6 £288 -23.33% 9
North West -10 6 £413 +25.55% 6
Glasgow -17 6 - - 1
Berkshire +12 5 £375 - 1
Southampton -8 5 £365 -23.15% 1
Milton Keynes -1 4 £363 +20.83%
Birmingham -2 4 £435 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £363 +20.83%
West Yorkshire -12 4 £275 -26.66% 2
Bristol -13 4 £348 - 2

Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis.

1 161 (25.88%) Finance
2 127 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 120 (19.29%) Business Analysis
4 98 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (15.59%) UML
6 93 (14.95%) SQL
7 88 (14.15%) Microsoft
8 82 (13.18%) Oracle
8 82 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (13.18%) Security Cleared
9 78 (12.54%) Data Modelling
9 78 (12.54%) Java
9 78 (12.54%) Banking
10 74 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (11.58%) GAP Analysis
12 70 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
13 64 (10.29%) SC Cleared
13 64 (10.29%) Project Management
14 62 (9.97%) Degree
15 61 (9.81%) XML
16 57 (9.16%) SQL Server
17 54 (8.68%) SAP
17 54 (8.68%) MS Visio
18 51 (8.20%) UNIX
19 48 (7.72%) Software Engineering
20 47 (7.56%) Scrum
20 47 (7.56%) Linux
20 47 (7.56%) Configuration Management
21 46 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
22 44 (7.07%) DSDM

Requirements Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.34%) Confluence
3 19 (3.05%) Apache
4 13 (2.09%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.93%) CMS
6 10 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.61%) Liferay
7 7 (1.13%) SAS
8 6 (0.96%) Lync
8 6 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.80%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.80%) Alfresco
9 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.80%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 54 (8.68%) MS Visio
2 44 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 29 (4.66%) MS Office
4 14 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.96%) MS Project
6 5 (0.80%) Stata
7 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.16%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.16%) Simulink
9 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (1.61%) SAP PS
2 9 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.29%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.64%) Tridion
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.48%) VisionPLUS
6 3 (0.48%) SAP CS
6 3 (0.48%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.32%) Agresso
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.16%) Taleo
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) IaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.22%) WAN
2 17 (2.73%) Telnet
3 15 (2.41%) SNMP
3 15 (2.41%) 3G
4 14 (2.25%) LAN
5 12 (1.93%) MPLS
5 12 (1.93%) FTP
6 11 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (1.61%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.61%) Firewall
8 9 (1.45%) OSPF
8 9 (1.45%) SAN
9 8 (1.29%) Internet
9 8 (1.29%) SS7
9 8 (1.29%) DNS
9 8 (1.29%) GSM
9 8 (1.29%) 2G
9 8 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.29%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (1.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
2 57 (9.16%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.02%) MySQL
5 19 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.61%) PowerCenter
9 10 (1.61%) SAP BI
9 10 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 9 (1.45%) QlikView
11 8 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.29%) SAP BW
11 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.13%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.14%) JIRA
2 25 (4.02%) Maven
3 22 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.77%) JUnit
7 10 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.13%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.64%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.64%) Subversion
10 4 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.64%) Selenium
11 3 (0.48%) NUnit
12 2 (0.32%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.32%) Axure RP
13 1 (0.16%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.16%) Jtest
General
1 161 (25.88%) Finance
2 78 (12.54%) Banking
3 37 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.66%) Retail
5 18 (2.89%) Front Office
6 17 (2.73%) Marketing
7 15 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.25%) Advertising
9 12 (1.93%) Publishing
10 11 (1.77%) Back Office
10 11 (1.77%) Billing
11 9 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.29%) Legal
13 7 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.96%) Military
15 5 (0.80%) Avionics
16 4 (0.64%) Automotive
17 3 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 282 (45.34%) Analyst
2 227 (36.50%) Business Analyst
3 120 (19.29%) Developer
4 56 (9.00%) Architect
5 50 (8.04%) Senior Analyst
6 48 (7.72%) Senior Business Analyst
7 34 (5.47%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.02%) Software Engineer
9 24 (3.86%) Consultant
10 19 (3.05%) Java Developer
11 17 (2.73%) Technical Architect
12 15 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.25%) Middleware Developer
14 13 (2.09%) Payments Business Analyst
15 12 (1.93%) Support Analyst
15 12 (1.93%) Systems Analyst
16 11 (1.77%) Technical Leader
16 11 (1.77%) Requirements Analyst
17 10 (1.61%) Tester
17 10 (1.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.81%) XML
2 36 (5.79%) HTML
3 34 (5.47%) .NET
4 31 (4.98%) Middleware
5 28 (4.50%) Web Services
6 25 (4.02%) SOAP
7 23 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (3.54%) CSS
9 20 (3.22%) XSD
10 19 (3.05%) JSON
11 16 (2.57%) J2EE
12 15 (2.41%) OSGi
12 15 (2.41%) Apache Camel
12 15 (2.41%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.25%) JSP
14 13 (2.09%) XSLT
15 11 (1.77%) jQuery
15 11 (1.77%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.77%) JSF
16 10 (1.61%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.70%) User Experience
3 22 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.41%) NHS
5 10 (1.61%) Derivative
6 9 (1.45%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.29%) Open Source
7 8 (1.29%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.29%) Life Science
8 7 (1.13%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.96%) HACMP
9 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.96%) Biology
9 6 (0.96%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.80%) FMCG
10 5 (0.80%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.20%) UNIX
2 47 (7.56%) Linux
3 38 (6.11%) Windows
4 9 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.96%) AIX
7 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 120 (19.29%) Business Analysis
3 98 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (15.59%) UML
5 78 (12.54%) Data Modelling
6 74 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 72 (11.58%) GAP Analysis
8 64 (10.29%) Project Management
9 48 (7.72%) Software Engineering
10 47 (7.56%) Scrum
10 47 (7.56%) Configuration Management
11 46 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (7.07%) DSDM
13 41 (6.59%) Workflow
14 38 (6.11%) PRINCE2
15 37 (5.95%) ETL
15 37 (5.95%) Validation
16 35 (5.63%) Business Transformation
17 33 (5.31%) Data Analysis
18 32 (5.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.95%) SQL
2 78 (12.54%) Java
3 37 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 35 (5.63%) C#
5 30 (4.82%) C++
6 22 (3.54%) C
7 21 (3.38%) Perl
8 12 (1.93%) VBA
8 12 (1.93%) PHP
9 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.13%) VB
10 7 (1.13%) Ada
11 5 (0.80%) Python
12 4 (0.64%) VBScript
13 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.48%) R
13 3 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 62 (9.97%) Degree
4 19 (3.05%) ISEB
5 14 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.77%) CISSP
7 10 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.45%) CCIE
9 8 (1.29%) CCNP
10 7 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.13%) CIMA
10 7 (1.13%) ACCA
11 5 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.64%) IIBA
13 3 (0.48%) CBAP
13 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.22%) QA
2 18 (2.89%) Basel II
2 18 (2.89%) Solvency II
3 17 (2.73%) Basel III
4 11 (1.77%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.45%) COREP
5 9 (1.45%) FATCA
6 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.13%) FINREP
8 5 (0.80%) SLA
9 4 (0.64%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.32%) COBIT
11 1 (0.16%) HL7
11 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 14 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.09%) VMware ESX
3 10 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.96%) PowerHA
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.09%) Puppet
2 6 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.48%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 82 (13.18%) Oracle
3 54 (8.68%) SAP
4 32 (5.14%) Business Objects
5 23 (3.70%) JBoss
6 18 (2.89%) Atlassian
7 17 (2.73%) VMware
8 16 (2.57%) IBM
9 15 (2.41%) HP
10 14 (2.25%) Informatica
11 13 (2.09%) Cisco
12 12 (1.93%) Primavera
12 12 (1.93%) Cognos
13 11 (1.77%) Citrix
14 10 (1.61%) Greenplum
15 9 (1.45%) Capita
15 9 (1.45%) TIBCO
16 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.29%) Ericsson
16 8 (1.29%) Huawei
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £601 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
St. Albans
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 20 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Plymouth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago