The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Requirements Engineering
Rank 562 523 534
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +11
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 26 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.069% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.095% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 26
Average daily rate £539 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £309 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
+55.36% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £37.50 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £37.50 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +19.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 26 £539 +19.72% 9
London -41 10 £528 +8.48% 5
East of England -26 6 £550 - 2
City of London -8 3 £528 +11.64% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £388 -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Cheltenham - - - -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (38.46%) UML
2 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Business Analysis
3 10 (25.64%) Degree
4 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (15.38%) Requirements Management
6 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL
7 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 4 (10.26%) .NET
7 4 (10.26%) Web Services
7 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
7 4 (10.26%) MATLAB
7 4 (10.26%) Simulink
7 4 (10.26%) Banking
7 4 (10.26%) Retail
7 4 (10.26%) Automotive
7 4 (10.26%) CMS
7 4 (10.26%) Fixed Income
7 4 (10.26%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (10.26%) CAN bus
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) E-Learning

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) Simulink
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.13%) MS Project
4 2 (5.13%) MS Office
5 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (10.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Automotive
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) German Language
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Avionics
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Business Analyst
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Consultant
3 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Engineering Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Requirements Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) WSDL
2 2 (5.13%) SAML
2 2 (5.13%) JSON
2 2 (5.13%) OAuth
2 2 (5.13%) OpenID
2 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Fixed Income
1 4 (10.26%) CAN bus
2 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.69%) E-Learning
3 2 (5.13%) Equities
3 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.13%) Derivative
3 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.13%) Smartcard
3 2 (5.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.56%) Wiki
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) EFT
4 1 (2.56%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) UML
2 14 (35.90%) Business Analysis
3 6 (15.38%) Requirements Management
4 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
5 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) ITSM
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) Content Management
6 3 (7.69%) MODAF
6 3 (7.69%) Test Management
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
1 4 (10.26%) MATLAB
2 3 (7.69%) PowerHouse
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) IIBA
4 1 (2.56%) CBAP
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Basel III
1 1 (2.56%) EMIR
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.13%) Reuters
3 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) NetApp
4 1 (2.56%) Brocade
4 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £580 - £610 per day
Posted: 17 days ago