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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Analysis
Rank 313 327 338
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +11
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 313 266 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.70% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 152 116
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£400 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £21.50 £34.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £43.58 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.95 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -7.22%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Requirements Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 +4 285 £400 -9.34% 53
London +3 120 £450 -6.73% 24
South East -6 56 £340 -20.00% 9
City of London 0 34 £500 +11.11% 9
South West -15 29 £500 +17.64% 3
North West +1 18 £400 +5.26% 3
East of England -8 17 £350 +6.46% 4
Scotland +2 16 £333 -15.28% 3
East Midlands +16 15 £400 +12.12%
Yorkshire -8 14 £325 -27.77% 7
Surrey -1 13 £318 -34.53% 1
Wiltshire -9 13 £500 +5.15%
Hertfordshire - 13 £350 - 2
West Midlands -17 11 £400 +14.28% 3
Cheshire +14 10 £400 +5.96%
West Yorkshire -13 10 £325 -31.57% 1
Edinburgh -6 8 £378 -5.62% 1
St Albans - 8 £319 -
Hampshire - 8 £413 - 2
Kent +3 7 - - 1
West Sussex -3 7 £340 - 1
Somerset -3 7 £550 -
East Sussex - 7 £325 -
Derbyshire +14 6 £400 +12.12%
Oxfordshire -13 6 £550 +69.23% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £358 - 2
Gatwick - 6 £340 -
Glasgow - 6 £290 -
Guildford - 6 £310 -
Leeds -14 5 £294 -38.15% 1

Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 184 (28.53%) Finance
2 132 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.98%) Microsoft
4 115 (17.83%) SQL
5 113 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (17.05%) Oracle
7 98 (15.19%) UML
8 97 (15.04%) Banking
8 97 (15.04%) Business Analysis
9 95 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
10 90 (13.95%) Java
11 89 (13.80%) Data Modelling
12 81 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
13 80 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
14 78 (12.09%) Security Cleared
15 74 (11.47%) Linux
16 73 (11.32%) Project Management
17 69 (10.70%) UNIX
18 66 (10.23%) XML
18 66 (10.23%) SQL Server
18 66 (10.23%) MS Excel
18 66 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
19 63 (9.77%) Degree
20 61 (9.46%) MS Visio
21 60 (9.30%) SC Cleared
22 59 (9.15%) ETL
23 58 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
24 56 (8.68%) Software Engineering
25 54 (8.37%) Scrum
25 54 (8.37%) Configuration Management

Requirements Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.72%) JBoss
2 24 (3.72%) Confluence
3 18 (2.79%) Apache
4 17 (2.64%) CMS
5 14 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.24%) Lync
6 8 (1.24%) Liferay
7 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.09%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.78%) Alfresco
8 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.31%) SAS
11 2 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 66 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.46%) MS Visio
3 35 (5.43%) MS Office
4 15 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.62%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.47%) MS Project
7 3 (0.47%) SPSS
8 2 (0.31%) Simulink
8 2 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 10 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (1.55%) SAP PS
3 8 (1.24%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.78%) VisionPLUS
6 4 (0.62%) Tridion
7 3 (0.47%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.31%) Agresso
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.16%) Summit
9 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.31%) IaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.88%) 3G
1 25 (3.88%) Radio Access Network
2 23 (3.57%) WAN
3 18 (2.79%) Telnet
3 18 (2.79%) 2G
4 17 (2.64%) LTE
4 17 (2.64%) SNMP
5 15 (2.33%) Firewall
6 14 (2.17%) SAN
6 14 (2.17%) LAN
7 13 (2.02%) DNS
8 11 (1.71%) FTP
8 11 (1.71%) Network Security
9 10 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.55%) MPLS
10 9 (1.40%) OSPF
11 8 (1.24%) SS7
11 8 (1.24%) DHCP
11 8 (1.24%) GSM
11 8 (1.24%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
2 66 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 45 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 34 (5.27%) MySQL
5 28 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 24 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (3.26%) QlikView
8 21 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.86%) PowerCenter
12 11 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 9 (1.40%) SAP BI
15 8 (1.24%) SAP BW
15 8 (1.24%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (1.24%) Star Schema
16 7 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (4.03%) JIRA
3 19 (2.95%) Maven
4 17 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.48%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.55%) JUnit
7 9 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (1.24%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.09%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.93%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.47%) Selenium
12 3 (0.47%) Subversion
12 3 (0.47%) GCC
12 3 (0.47%) GDB
13 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.31%) Rational Rose
14 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 184 (28.53%) Finance
2 97 (15.04%) Banking
3 45 (6.98%) Retail
4 42 (6.51%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.41%) Back Office
5 22 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.79%) Advertising
7 18 (2.79%) Front Office
7 18 (2.79%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.86%) Marketing
9 11 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.55%) Legal
11 8 (1.24%) Publishing
12 7 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.93%) Billing
14 5 (0.78%) Local Government
14 5 (0.78%) Avionics
14 5 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 270 (41.86%) Analyst
2 206 (31.94%) Business Analyst
3 160 (24.81%) Developer
4 57 (8.84%) Architect
5 37 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
6 31 (4.81%) Senior Business Analyst
7 29 (4.50%) Software Engineer
8 23 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 22 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
11 20 (3.10%) Consultant
11 20 (3.10%) Database Developer
12 16 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.33%) Middleware Developer
14 14 (2.17%) Informatica Developer
14 14 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (2.17%) Technical Leader
15 13 (2.02%) C++ Developer
16 12 (1.86%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.23%) XML
2 47 (7.29%) .NET
3 36 (5.58%) HTML
4 33 (5.12%) Middleware
5 31 (4.81%) Web Services
6 25 (3.88%) ASP.NET
7 23 (3.57%) SOAP
7 23 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (3.26%) CSS
9 20 (3.10%) JSON
10 17 (2.64%) XSD
11 16 (2.48%) Hibernate
11 16 (2.48%) OSGi
11 16 (2.48%) Apache Camel
12 13 (2.02%) JSP
13 12 (1.86%) J2EE
13 12 (1.86%) Ajax
13 12 (1.86%) JAX-RS
13 12 (1.86%) GWT
14 10 (1.55%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.03%) User Experience
4 23 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.10%) Data Structures
5 20 (3.10%) Visualisation
6 19 (2.95%) NHS
7 15 (2.33%) Derivative
8 11 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 9 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.40%) Open Source
9 9 (1.40%) HACMP
10 8 (1.24%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.93%) Biology
12 6 (0.93%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.47%) Linux
2 69 (10.70%) UNIX
3 47 (7.29%) Windows
4 13 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 9 (1.40%) AIX
7 8 (1.24%) Android
7 8 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (15.19%) UML
4 97 (15.04%) Business Analysis
5 89 (13.80%) Data Modelling
6 80 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
7 73 (11.32%) Project Management
8 66 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (9.15%) ETL
10 58 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
11 56 (8.68%) Software Engineering
12 54 (8.37%) Configuration Management
12 54 (8.37%) Scrum
13 48 (7.44%) Validation
14 45 (6.98%) Workflow
15 40 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
16 38 (5.89%) Analytics
17 35 (5.43%) DSDM
18 34 (5.27%) Requirements Management
18 34 (5.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 115 (17.83%) SQL
2 90 (13.95%) Java
3 52 (8.06%) C++
4 46 (7.13%) C#
5 40 (6.20%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.12%) Perl
7 29 (4.50%) C
8 16 (2.48%) VBA
9 14 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.71%) Ada
10 11 (1.71%) PHP
10 11 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.55%) VB
12 8 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.78%) Delphi
14 4 (0.62%) Python
15 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.47%) Ruby
15 3 (0.47%) VBScript
15 3 (0.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 78 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.77%) Degree
3 60 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.48%) ISEB
5 15 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.55%) CISSP
7 10 (1.55%) CCIE
8 9 (1.40%) CCNP
9 6 (0.93%) ACCA
9 6 (0.93%) CIMA
10 5 (0.78%) CCSA
10 5 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.62%) CCSE
11 4 (0.62%) CCSP
11 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.62%) PMP
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.31%) CCNA
12 2 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.05%) QA
2 18 (2.79%) Basel III
3 17 (2.64%) Solvency II
4 16 (2.48%) Basel II
5 10 (1.55%) COREP
6 8 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.93%) FATCA
7 6 (0.93%) EMIR
7 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.93%) FINREP
8 5 (0.78%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.78%) SLA
9 3 (0.47%) MiFID
9 3 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.31%) COBIT
10 2 (0.31%) HL7
10 2 (0.31%) UCITS
11 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (3.26%) VMware ESX
2 20 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.40%) PowerHA
5 6 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.78%) Firmware
7 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.31%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (2.48%) Puppet
2 9 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.16%) OpenView
3 1 (0.16%) Control-M
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 116 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 110 (17.05%) Oracle
3 54 (8.37%) SAP
4 38 (5.89%) Business Objects
5 28 (4.34%) VMware
6 20 (3.10%) Cisco
6 20 (3.10%) IBM
7 17 (2.64%) HP
7 17 (2.64%) Tableau
8 16 (2.48%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.33%) Informatica
10 14 (2.17%) Ericsson
11 13 (2.02%) Nortel
11 13 (2.02%) Cognos
11 13 (2.02%) Huawei
11 13 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 12 (1.86%) Greenplum
12 12 (1.86%) Primavera
13 11 (1.71%) EMC
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £41 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago