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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Engineering
Rank 575 592 554
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 58 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.032% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.042% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £488 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £47.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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
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 September 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 +37 56 £425 +6.25% 4
London +15 13 £500 +9.89% 4
North West -26 9 £605 -
Leeds - 8 £365 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £365 -
Cheshire - 8 £623 -
Yorkshire - 8 £365 -
South East - 8 £425 -
South West 0 6 £419 -9.94%
East of England +9 5 £356 -8.06%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £425 -
Warrington - 5 £640 -
City of London +10 4 £525 +31.25% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £460 -
West Midlands +10 3 £350 -12.50%
Hertfordshire +4 3 £288 -25.80%
Midlands - 3 £320 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Corsham - 2 £375 -
Worcester - 2 £350 -
Stevenage - 2 £288 -
Glasgow +6 1 £340 +0.74%
Scotland -13 1 £340 +0.74%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £213 -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (41.82%) Business Analysis
2 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (20.00%) Finance
5 21 (19.09%) Project Management
6 17 (15.45%) SQL
7 16 (14.55%) ITIL
7 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
7 16 (14.55%) ISEB
8 15 (13.64%) MS Visio
8 15 (13.64%) Data Modelling
8 15 (13.64%) UML
8 15 (13.64%) Scrum
9 14 (12.73%) PRINCE2
9 14 (12.73%) Degree
10 13 (11.82%) SDLC
11 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (10.91%) BPMN
11 12 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.09%) Requirements Management
13 10 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (9.09%) Use Case
13 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 10 (9.09%) Migration
14 9 (8.18%) Banking
14 9 (8.18%) Military
14 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
15 8 (7.27%) Java
15 8 (7.27%) Management Information System

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.91%) SAS
2 1 (0.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) Simulink
3 2 (1.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
1 1 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (0.91%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.91%) ATM
2 1 (0.91%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.91%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.55%) Big Data
4 4 (3.64%) MS Access
4 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.82%) DTS
5 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.64%) Toad
2 4 (3.64%) JIRA
3 3 (2.73%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.82%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.91%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.91%) Rational Rose
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Military
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.45%) Automotive
4 4 (3.64%) Billing
5 3 (2.73%) Local Government
5 3 (2.73%) Legal
5 3 (2.73%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.82%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.82%) Turkish Language
6 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Avionics
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) German Language
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (63.64%) Analyst
2 64 (58.18%) Business Analyst
3 14 (12.73%) Requirements Engineer
4 9 (8.18%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Senior Business Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (6.36%) Architect
6 6 (5.45%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Systems Architect
7 5 (4.55%) User Experience Researcher
7 5 (4.55%) UX Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (1.82%) Business Change Analyst
10 2 (1.82%) Business Manager
10 2 (1.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.73%) XML
3 2 (1.82%) XSLT
3 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.82%) Ajax
3 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.82%) JSON
3 2 (1.82%) LINQ
3 2 (1.82%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.82%) Kendo UI
3 2 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (0.91%) RESTful
4 1 (0.91%) GWT
4 1 (0.91%) JSP
4 1 (0.91%) Web Services
4 1 (0.91%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.91%) Middleware
4 1 (0.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.36%) User Experience
4 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.64%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.73%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.82%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.82%) Wiki
7 2 (1.82%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.91%) Physics
8 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.91%) GIS
8 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.91%) APACS
8 1 (0.91%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.91%) Derivative
8 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.82%) Business Analysis
2 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (19.09%) Project Management
5 16 (14.55%) ITIL
6 15 (13.64%) UML
6 15 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 15 (13.64%) Scrum
7 14 (12.73%) PRINCE2
8 13 (11.82%) SDLC
9 12 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (10.91%) BPMN
10 11 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.09%) Requirements Management
11 10 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (9.09%) Use Case
11 10 (9.09%) Migration
12 7 (6.36%) Change Management
12 7 (6.36%) User Stories
13 6 (5.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.45%) SQL
2 8 (7.27%) Java
3 7 (6.36%) C#
4 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.64%) C
6 3 (2.73%) C++
7 2 (1.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) ISEB
2 14 (12.73%) Degree
3 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (6.36%) APMP
5 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.73%) IIBA
8 2 (1.82%) CBAP
8 2 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.82%) PMP
8 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.91%) CISSP
9 1 (0.91%) HND
9 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) QA
1 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.91%) EMIR
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) Remedy
3 3 (2.73%) IBM
4 2 (1.82%) Yardi
4 2 (1.82%) Guidewire
4 2 (1.82%) Telerik
4 2 (1.82%) i2
5 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.91%) Google
5 1 (0.91%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco
5 1 (0.91%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.91%) VocaLink
5 1 (0.91%) ArcSight
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