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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Engineering
Rank 547 577 516
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -61
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 55 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.048% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.064% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 16
Average daily rate
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£428 £550 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £388 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £730 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £550 £354
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +55.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.25 £31.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.12% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.12% -16.00%

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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 2015.

Requirements Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Top 29 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 21 April 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 +23 46 £445 -19.09% 10
London +17 24 £445 -15.63% 4
South West - 11 £428 - 1
Scotland - 8 £375 -
City of London +21 5 £525 -0.47% 1
North West -14 3 £675 -7.53% 1
East Midlands - 2 £675 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £675 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 1 £400 +3.22% 1
East of England +6 1 £400 -27.27% 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cardiff - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Reading - - - -
Royston - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Wales - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 39 (36.11%) Business Analysis
2 28 (25.93%) Finance
3 27 (25.00%) UML
4 25 (23.15%) Project Management
5 23 (21.30%) Data Modelling
5 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (19.44%) PRINCE2
7 20 (18.52%) ISEB
7 20 (18.52%) GAP Analysis
8 19 (17.59%) Scrum
8 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
8 19 (17.59%) Degree
8 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
9 16 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
9 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.81%) Java
10 15 (13.89%) Web Services
10 15 (13.89%) ITIL
11 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.96%) SQL
11 14 (12.96%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (12.96%) BPMN
11 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 11 (10.19%) Service Management
13 11 (10.19%) ITSM
13 11 (10.19%) Validation
13 11 (10.19%) C++
13 11 (10.19%) Windows

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (3.70%) Lync
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.70%) IIS
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.85%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) Simulink
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) MS Office
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) IaaS
2 5 (4.63%) SaaS
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) Office 365
4 3 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Internet
2 4 (3.70%) LAN
2 4 (3.70%) WAN
3 3 (2.78%) Broadband
3 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (1.85%) 2G
4 2 (1.85%) 4G
4 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.85%) FlexRay
4 2 (1.85%) 3G
4 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.93%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.70%) DTS
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) OLTP
3 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
2 14 (12.96%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (7.41%) ClearCase
3 8 (7.41%) ClearQuest
4 4 (3.70%) ReSharper
4 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (25.93%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Automotive
3 6 (5.56%) Military
4 5 (4.63%) Local Government
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) Analyst
2 54 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (6.48%) Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Requirements Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Tester
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Architect
9 3 (2.78%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) User Experience Researcher
9 3 (2.78%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (1.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) Web Services
2 10 (9.26%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) GWT
3 9 (8.33%) Spring
4 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
4 7 (6.48%) JSP
5 6 (5.56%) JSON
6 5 (4.63%) Ajax
6 5 (4.63%) XML
7 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.70%) LINQ
7 4 (3.70%) Middleware
7 4 (3.70%) jQuery
7 4 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.70%) Kendo UI
7 4 (3.70%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.78%) Java EE
8 3 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.56%) CMDB
4 4 (3.70%) Mechatronics
4 4 (3.70%) User Experience
4 4 (3.70%) CAN bus
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.78%) Derivative
5 3 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.78%) Physics
5 3 (2.78%) GIS
6 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) APACS
7 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
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 7
3 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Business Analysis
2 27 (25.00%) UML
3 25 (23.15%) Project Management
4 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (21.30%) Data Modelling
5 21 (19.44%) PRINCE2
6 20 (18.52%) GAP Analysis
7 19 (17.59%) Scrum
7 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
8 15 (13.89%) ITIL
9 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (12.96%) BPMN
10 11 (10.19%) Validation
10 11 (10.19%) ITSM
10 11 (10.19%) Service Management
11 10 (9.26%) Migration
11 10 (9.26%) Release Management
11 10 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (8.33%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) Java
2 14 (12.96%) SQL
3 11 (10.19%) C++
4 10 (9.26%) C
5 8 (7.41%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (18.52%) ISEB
2 19 (17.59%) Degree
2 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) PMP
4 6 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 6 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) IIBA
6 1 (0.93%) CBAP
6 1 (0.93%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) SCCM
1 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Google
3 9 (8.33%) VMware
4 6 (5.56%) WorldPay
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle
5 5 (4.63%) Remedy
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco
6 4 (3.70%) IBM
6 4 (3.70%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) Telerik
7 3 (2.78%) i2
8 2 (1.85%) Nokia
8 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.85%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.85%) F5
9 1 (0.93%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.93%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.93%) Saba
9 1 (0.93%) Curam
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