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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Engineering
Rank 589 554 570
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 23 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.061% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.082% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 19
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£400 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.43 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £40.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.09 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.43 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+13.57% +18.51%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -20 20 £433 +0.58% 11
London -2 8 £510 +10.86% 1
East of England -17 4 £388 - 4
Scotland -11 3 £338 +8.00%
Glasgow - 3 £338 -
City of London +27 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £388 -
Bedfordshire -13 1 - -
South West -49 1 £465 +47.61% 2
Watford - 1 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Filton - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (34.04%) Business Analysis
2 14 (29.79%) UML
3 10 (21.28%) Degree
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
4 8 (17.02%) Use Case
5 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Banking
6 6 (12.77%) Service Management
6 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.64%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
7 5 (10.64%) Validation
7 5 (10.64%) Information Management
7 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
8 4 (8.51%) ISEB
8 4 (8.51%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) ITSM
8 4 (8.51%) IBM
8 4 (8.51%) ERP
8 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 4 (8.51%) UNIX
8 4 (8.51%) Linux
8 4 (8.51%) SAP
9 3 (6.38%) Scrum
9 3 (6.38%) Automotive
9 3 (6.38%) Retail

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) Simulink
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) German Language
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Analyst
2 25 (53.19%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Designer
4 4 (8.51%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.38%) UML Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Expert
6 2 (4.26%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) SOAP
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) XSL
2 1 (2.13%) JMS
2 1 (2.13%) SAML
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) OpenID
2 1 (2.13%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Physics
2 3 (6.38%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Statistics
3 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.13%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.13%) Human Factors
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) EFT
4 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) UNIX
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Business Analysis
2 14 (29.79%) UML
3 8 (17.02%) Use Case
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) ITIL
5 6 (12.77%) Service Management
5 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
6 5 (10.64%) Validation
6 5 (10.64%) Information Management
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) ITSM
7 4 (8.51%) ERP
7 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
2 2 (4.26%) C
2 2 (4.26%) Perl
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) ISEB
3 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) HNC
5 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) FATCA
1 1 (2.13%) EMIR
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) IBM
1 4 (8.51%) SAP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) NetApp
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Dell
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Brocade
4 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
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