The table below looks at the statistics for Requirements Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Requirements Analysis over the 3 months to 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Requirements Analysis
Rank 101 107 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 13 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.57% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.76% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -10.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1812 1838 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.28% 74.65% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 985 692
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 128 59
Average hourly rate £28.60 £27.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% -27.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Requirements Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Requirements Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis across the West Midlands region.

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Requirements Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Requirements Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis across the West Midlands region.

Requirements Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Coventry +7 3 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham -4 3 £470 +10.58% 1
Solihull +2 2 £375 +11.94%
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
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Requirements Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis.

1 14 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) UML
4 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) RUP
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Automotive
5 7 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Electronics
5 7 (25.00%) Pega
5 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 6 (21.43%) Use Case
6 6 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (17.86%) SLA
7 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma
7 5 (17.86%) Benchmarking
7 5 (17.86%) BPR
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 5 (17.86%) Business Development
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.86%) User Stories

Requirements Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Requirements Analysis 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 Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (25.00%) Automotive
1 7 (25.00%) Electronics
2 4 (14.29%) German Language
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 15 (53.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Business Requirements Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Requirements Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Solutions Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Head of Development
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.57%) NHS Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) COM+
1 1 (3.57%) Struts
1 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Struts2
1 1 (3.57%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Telematics
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) UML
4 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) RUP
5 7 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 6 (21.43%) Use Case
6 6 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Business Development
7 5 (17.86%) Six Sigma
7 5 (17.86%) Benchmarking
7 5 (17.86%) BPR
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) PhD
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) HL7
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (3.57%) SAP