The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Engineering over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Requirements Engineering
Rank 559 625 594
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -31
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 62 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.036% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.045% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 18
Median daily rate £450 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £425 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £473 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% +26.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +26.47%

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Requirements Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 54 £450 -12.19% 8
London +26 22 £480 -31.42% 2
South West +19 12 £275 -41.79%
Gloucestershire +9 6 £448 -5.29%
East of England - 6 £428 - 2
Scotland - 6 £575 -
South East +27 5 £478 +12.35% 2
West Midlands - 5 £600 -
Dorset - 5 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £388 - 2
Milton Keynes +18 3 £478 +12.35%
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £478 +12.35%
Watford - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £590 -
West Yorkshire +23 2 £525 +8.80%
Leeds +19 2 £525 +8.80%
Yorkshire +18 2 £525 +8.80%
Glasgow - 2 £300 -
Bournemouth - 2 £256 -
City of London -6 1 £450 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £468 -
Poole - 1 £250 -
Nottingham - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Requirements Engineering.

1 55 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 46 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (27.27%) UML
5 22 (20.00%) ISEB
6 21 (19.09%) Scrum
7 17 (15.45%) Finance
7 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
8 15 (13.64%) BPMN
8 15 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (12.73%) Java
10 12 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (10.91%) User Stories
11 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (10.00%) SDLC
11 11 (10.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
12 10 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (9.09%) SysML
13 9 (8.18%) Change Management
13 9 (8.18%) Waterfall
14 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (7.27%) Process Improvement
14 8 (7.27%) Time Management
14 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
14 8 (7.27%) Use Case
15 7 (6.36%) C
15 7 (6.36%) Project Management
15 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
15 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (5.45%) Analytics

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.73%) MS Office
1 3 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.91%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.64%) JIRA
2 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.82%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Billing
3 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Advertising
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Local Government
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Avionics
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (62.73%) Analyst
2 62 (56.36%) Business Analyst
3 20 (18.18%) Architect
4 17 (15.45%) Requirements Engineer
5 13 (11.82%) Java Architect
6 12 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Lead Architect
9 7 (6.36%) Business IT Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (6.36%) IT Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) UML Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) UML Business Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
12 3 (2.73%) Business Requirements Analyst
12 3 (2.73%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Web Services
2 3 (2.73%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) .NET
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.91%) CSS
4 1 (0.91%) GWT
4 1 (0.91%) jQuery
4 1 (0.91%) Spring
4 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.82%) EPoS
3 2 (1.82%) NHS
3 2 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.91%) Blog
4 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.91%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 46 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (27.27%) UML
5 21 (19.09%) Scrum
6 15 (13.64%) BPMN
6 15 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
7 12 (10.91%) User Stories
8 11 (10.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 11 (10.00%) SDLC
9 10 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
9 10 (9.09%) SysML
10 9 (8.18%) Change Management
10 9 (8.18%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.27%) Process Improvement
11 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (7.27%) Time Management
11 8 (7.27%) Use Case
12 7 (6.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) Java
2 7 (6.36%) C
3 6 (5.45%) SQL
4 3 (2.73%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) C++
5 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (20.00%) ISEB
2 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.45%) CBAP
4 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) IIBA
5 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.91%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) HP
3 5 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.91%) Google
5 1 (0.91%) Luciad
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.91%) SAP