The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Engineering 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Engineering
Rank 516 547 503
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -44
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 65 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.038% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.050% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 12 18
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£406 £406 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £595 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £354
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £40.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.42% +8.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.42% +8.66%

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Requirements Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Requirements Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Daily Rate Trend

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

Requirements Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Requirements Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Requirements Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Requirements Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Requirements Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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
England +28 51 £448 +10.15% 9
London +6 23 £450 -0.27% 3
South West +2 10 £550 +51.72% 2
City of London +14 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £450 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £450 -
Northampton - 3 £413 -
North West - 3 £675 - 1
East of England +3 2 £400 -27.27% 1
South East -23 2 £258 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 1 £400 +3.22%
Surrey - 1 £255 -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Royston - - - -
Selby - - - -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 34 (31.48%) Business Analysis
2 30 (27.78%) UML
3 26 (24.07%) Finance
4 23 (21.30%) Degree
4 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
5 22 (20.37%) Project Management
6 21 (19.44%) Data Modelling
6 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (19.44%) Rational Rhapsody
7 20 (18.52%) ITIL
8 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
9 18 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 18 (16.67%) ISEB
10 17 (15.74%) GAP Analysis
10 17 (15.74%) Rational DOORS
11 16 (14.81%) Web Services
12 15 (13.89%) Service Management
13 14 (12.96%) Scrum
13 14 (12.96%) Java
13 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
13 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
13 14 (12.96%) BPMN
14 13 (12.04%) Information Management
14 13 (12.04%) Management Information System
15 12 (11.11%) ITSM
15 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (11.11%) C++
16 11 (10.19%) Windows
16 11 (10.19%) C
16 11 (10.19%) SQL

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.70%) Lync
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (1.85%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.70%) Simulink
4 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.93%) MS Office
5 1 (0.93%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) SaaS
1 5 (4.63%) IaaS
2 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) LAN
1 4 (3.70%) WAN
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.85%) 4G
3 2 (1.85%) Broadband
3 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.85%) 2G
3 2 (1.85%) 3G
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (2.78%) OLTP
2 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.78%) DTS
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (19.44%) Rational Rhapsody
2 17 (15.74%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (8.33%) ClearQuest
3 9 (8.33%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.78%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 26 (24.07%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Automotive
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Legal
4 4 (3.70%) Military
5 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.78%) Local Government
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Avionics
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (47.22%) Analyst
2 50 (46.30%) Business Analyst
3 20 (18.52%) Software Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Architect
5 6 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Designer
7 4 (3.70%) Senior Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Service Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.78%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) Web Services
2 11 (10.19%) GWT
3 9 (8.33%) Spring
4 7 (6.48%) JSP
4 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.56%) .NET
6 5 (4.63%) JSON
7 4 (3.70%) Ajax
7 4 (3.70%) Middleware
8 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.78%) XML
8 3 (2.78%) LINQ
8 3 (2.78%) jQuery
8 3 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.78%) Java EE
8 3 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (2.78%) Kendo UI
8 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.85%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) CMDB
3 7 (6.48%) CAN bus
4 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.56%) Mechatronics
5 4 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.70%) Physics
6 3 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.78%) Derivative
6 3 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.85%) Statistics
7 2 (1.85%) GIS
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Business Analysis
2 30 (27.78%) UML
3 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
4 22 (20.37%) Project Management
5 21 (19.44%) Data Modelling
5 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (18.52%) ITIL
7 18 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 17 (15.74%) GAP Analysis
9 15 (13.89%) Service Management
10 14 (12.96%) Scrum
10 14 (12.96%) BPMN
11 13 (12.04%) Information Management
12 12 (11.11%) ITSM
12 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
13 11 (10.19%) Release Management
14 10 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
15 9 (8.33%) Six Sigma
15 9 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) Java
2 12 (11.11%) C++
3 11 (10.19%) C
3 11 (10.19%) SQL
4 4 (3.70%) C#
4 4 (3.70%) MATLAB
5 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (21.30%) Degree
2 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.67%) ISEB
4 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 5 (4.63%) PMP
6 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) APMP
8 1 (0.93%) IIBA
8 1 (0.93%) CBAP
8 1 (0.93%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) Google
3 9 (8.33%) VMware
4 6 (5.56%) Oracle
4 6 (5.56%) IBM
5 5 (4.63%) Remedy
6 4 (3.70%) HP
7 3 (2.78%) Cisco
7 3 (2.78%) SAP
7 3 (2.78%) Telerik
8 2 (1.85%) F5
8 2 (1.85%) i2
8 2 (1.85%) Nokia
8 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.85%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.93%) Saba
9 1 (0.93%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix
9 1 (0.93%) VocaLink
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