Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Requirements Engineer was £366 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Requirements Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 643 674
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Requirements Engineer 6 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.011% 0.034% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.036% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 3
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £275 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.18% -37.14% +8.70%
10th Percentile £343 £208 £344
90th Percentile £406 £471 £478
UK median daily rate £393 £275 £438
% change year-on-year +42.73% -37.14% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -4.65% +13.76%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -4.65% +13.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 50910 53180 61052
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.74% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 31332 32788 36674
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2257 2659 3308
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Requirements Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Requirements Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK excluding London

Requirements Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Requirements Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK excluding London

Requirements Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK excluding London

Requirements Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +45 3 - -
North West +17 3 - -
South West -17 2 £340 +29.52%
Wales - 1 £393 -
Requirements Engineer
UK

Requirements Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Requirements Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Requirements Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Avionics
4 2 (33.33%) Military
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (33.33%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (33.33%) HND
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (16.67%) Product Breakdown Structure
5 1 (16.67%) Link 16
5 1 (16.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody

Requirements Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Link 16
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (50.00%) Avionics
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Military
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
3 1 (16.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Product Breakdown Structure
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM