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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Requirements Engineering
Rank 585 566 576
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 41 46 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.089% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 7
Average daily rate £370 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £338 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £543 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £348 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £45.22 £38.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.22 £38.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -24.00%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 34 £425 -11.45% 4
London +1 11 £494 -5.95% 1
Wales - 7 £370 - 1
South Wales - 7 £370 - 1
Newport - 6 £370 -
South West 0 5 £350 -33.33% 1
North West -13 5 £408 -7.38%
Bristol +2 4 £350 -30.00%
West Midlands -11 4 £323 -
East of England +4 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire -8 3 £325 -13.33%
Leeds -9 3 £325 -13.33%
Yorkshire -19 3 £325 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £425 -
South East - 2 £481 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £333 -
Cannock - 2 £333 -
Warrington - 2 £490 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £490 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £481 - 1
City of London +29 1 £525 +5.00%
Northamptonshire +8 1 £500 +21.21%
Somerset -3 1 - -
Cambridge -6 1 £425 -
Yeovil -13 1 - -
East Midlands -16 1 £500 +21.21%
Walsall - 1 £320 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (39.39%) Business Analysis
2 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 16 (24.24%) Linux
3 14 (21.21%) ISEB
3 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (18.18%) ITIL
5 11 (16.67%) Web Services
5 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.15%) Requirements Management
7 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.64%) UML
8 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.12%) Validation
8 8 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (10.61%) Use Case
9 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.61%) C#
9 7 (10.61%) .NET
9 7 (10.61%) OO
9 7 (10.61%) Windows
9 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
9 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.61%) IBM
10 6 (9.09%) Toad
10 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (9.09%) Remedy
10 6 (9.09%) MS Access
10 6 (9.09%) Oracle

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.09%) MS Access
3 5 (7.58%) Big Data
4 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.06%) Pentaho
4 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.03%) DataStage
5 2 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (3.03%) QualityStage
6 1 (1.52%) DB2
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (9.09%) Toad
3 4 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Military
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) German Language
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Analyst
2 26 (39.39%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Requirements Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Software Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Data Architect
7 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Service Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Change Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) CSS
3 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (3.03%) STL
4 2 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) 3D Printing
3 1 (1.52%) Derivative
3 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.52%) iSeries
3 1 (1.52%) Life Science
3 1 (1.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) i5/OS
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) Business Analysis
2 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (18.18%) ITIL
4 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.15%) Requirements Management
5 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 9 (13.64%) UML
6 8 (12.12%) Validation
7 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.61%) OO
7 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Use Case
8 6 (9.09%) Analytics
8 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.58%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 5 (7.58%) Scrum
9 5 (7.58%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.61%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) C++
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) C
4 3 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) ISEB
2 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 4 (6.06%) APMP
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CBAP
8 1 (1.52%) CCA
8 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.52%) MiFID
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) IBM
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) Remedy
3 4 (6.06%) Informatica
3 4 (6.06%) Talend
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.03%) Cognos
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) hybris
6 1 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.52%) Planview
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.52%) Siebel
6 1 (1.52%) Sybase
6 1 (1.52%) Yardi