The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Requirements Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Engineering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Requirements Engineering
England / South West
Rank 117 134 133
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 19 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Median daily rate £355 £350 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £370 £400
% change year-on-year -4.05% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.47 £36.25
% change year-on-year -34.02% +25.43%  

Requirements Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2116 2318 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.48% 79.88% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1528 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Requirements Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Requirements Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Engineering in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Engineering in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Requirements Engineering in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Engineering in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Engineering in the South West

Requirements Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 11 £370 +5.71% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £410 -
Dorset - 3 £300 -
Requirements Engineering
England

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Requirements Engineering.

1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) C
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (18.52%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 5 (18.52%) UML
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) SysML
5 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) RUP
5 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 4 (14.81%) User Stories
5 4 (14.81%) Use Case
6 3 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) ISEB
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Java
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (3.70%) Military
7 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis

Requirements Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Requirements Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Requirements Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Public Sector Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
1 1 (3.70%) GWT
1 1 (3.70%) Spring
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
1 5 (18.52%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 5 (18.52%) UML
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
2 4 (14.81%) RUP
2 4 (14.81%) Scrum
2 4 (14.81%) SysML
2 4 (14.81%) Use Case
2 4 (14.81%) User Stories
3 3 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) Luciad