Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Requirements Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Analysis over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 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.

Requirements Analysis
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 410 506 522
Rank change year-on-year +96 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 103 353 420
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.46% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 225 271
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £332 £315
90th Percentile £608 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +5.11% -2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 17
Median hourly rate £34.13 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.64% +1.18% -1.73%
10th Percentile £32.06 £37.50 £27.80
90th Percentile £67.24 £50.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% -2.31%

Requirements Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25,882 77,480 89,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.40% 86.75% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,295 50,845 59,157
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 2,303 2,467
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -16.67%

Requirements Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Requirements Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Requirements Analysis.

Daily rate trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Requirements Analysis over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Requirements Analysis.

Hourly rate trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Requirements Analysis over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. 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
England +127 90 £478 +5.52% 23
UK excluding London +117 52 £463 +5.11% 20
London +142 42 £475 -5.00% 9
South East +118 14 £425 -0.58% 4
Work from Home -58 10 £425 +36.00% 5
East of England +78 9 £500 +2.56% 3
Midlands +93 8 £360 -15.29% 2
South West +81 8 £450 +18.42% 3
West Midlands +62 8 £360 -10.00% 2
North of England +137 7 £500 +33.33% 2
North West +88 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Scotland +59 3 £463 -2.63% 5
Yorkshire +83 2 £500 +42.86%
North East +38 2 £550 +22.22%
Wales +33 2 £408 -7.39% 1
Northern Ireland +19 1 £430 +1.18%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Requirements Analysis.

1 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (24.27%) Migration
4 20 (19.42%) Oracle
5 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
5 18 (17.48%) ITIL
6 16 (15.53%) SQL
6 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
6 16 (15.53%) Business Analysis
7 15 (14.56%) GAP Analysis
7 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
7 15 (14.56%) Data Migration
8 14 (13.59%) DevOps
8 14 (13.59%) Systems Engineering
8 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (13.59%) Cisco
8 14 (13.59%) Java
9 13 (12.62%) Windows
9 13 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (11.65%) Finance
10 12 (11.65%) VMware
10 12 (11.65%) Test Scripting
10 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
10 12 (11.65%) SDLC
10 12 (11.65%) Windows 10
10 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared
10 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (10.68%) Service Design
11 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification

Requirements Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.71%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.97%) JBoss
3 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (9.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.97%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.88%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.97%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) AWS
2 9 (8.74%) Azure
3 4 (3.88%) SaaS
4 3 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (2.91%) Serverless
5 2 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.94%) GCP
5 2 (1.94%) Office 365
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.97%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.97%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.97%) ServiceMax
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) Firewall
2 6 (5.83%) MPLS
3 5 (4.85%) Broadband
4 2 (1.94%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.94%) VPN
4 2 (1.94%) WAN
5 1 (0.97%) BGP
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.97%) DNS
5 1 (0.97%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.97%) IPsec
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) Multicast
5 1 (0.97%) Network Security
5 1 (0.97%) OSPF
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) Skype
5 1 (0.97%) SSL
5 1 (0.97%) VoIP
5 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) GIS
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.88%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.94%) Ingres
5 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.94%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.97%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.85%) JIRA
2 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.91%) git-flow
3 3 (2.91%) Protractor
4 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.97%) ERwin
5 1 (0.97%) GitLab
5 1 (0.97%) Gradle
5 1 (0.97%) JUnit
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.97%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.97%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Law
6 2 (1.94%) Front Office
6 2 (1.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.94%) Marketing
6 2 (1.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Billing
7 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.97%) French Language
7 1 (0.97%) Games
7 1 (0.97%) International Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Military
7 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.97%) Police
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) Analyst
2 24 (23.30%) Developer
3 22 (21.36%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.71%) Architect
5 9 (8.74%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Angular Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Requirements Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) .NET
2 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.83%) CSS
3 5 (4.85%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.85%) HTML
3 5 (4.85%) Node.js
3 5 (4.85%) XML
4 4 (3.88%) REST
4 4 (3.88%) Sass
5 3 (2.91%) Angular 2
5 3 (2.91%) Jest
5 3 (2.91%) RxJS
5 3 (2.91%) Web Services
5 3 (2.91%) XSLT
6 2 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.94%) JSON
6 2 (1.94%) Middleware
6 2 (1.94%) React
6 2 (1.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) User Experience
3 6 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.85%) FMCG
5 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.91%) Social Media
6 2 (1.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.94%) Derivative
6 2 (1.94%) Equities
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Smart City
7 1 (0.97%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Windows 10
3 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 9 (8.74%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.83%) Linux
7 4 (3.88%) Unix
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.24%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (24.27%) Migration
4 18 (17.48%) ITIL
5 16 (15.53%) Business Analysis
6 15 (14.56%) Data Migration
6 15 (14.56%) GAP Analysis
7 14 (13.59%) DevOps
7 14 (13.59%) Systems Engineering
8 13 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.65%) SDLC
9 12 (11.65%) Test Scripting
10 11 (10.68%) Service Design
11 10 (9.71%) Data Modelling
11 10 (9.71%) User Stories
11 10 (9.71%) Validation
12 9 (8.74%) Change Management
12 9 (8.74%) Project Management
12 9 (8.74%) Visualisation
13 8 (7.77%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) Java
3 10 (9.71%) VB
4 9 (8.74%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.77%) C
5 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.83%) C#
6 6 (5.83%) Python
7 5 (4.85%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.88%) C++
9 3 (2.91%) ES6
9 3 (2.91%) ES7
9 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.94%) COBOL
10 2 (1.94%) R
10 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.94%) VBA
11 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.97%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.83%) Degree
6 6 (5.83%) JNCIE
7 5 (4.85%) CCIE
8 2 (1.94%) FFIEC
8 2 (1.94%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.94%) PhD
9 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.97%) CCNA
9 1 (0.97%) CCNP
9 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.97%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.97%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.97%) LPIC
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) QA
2 4 (3.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.91%) NIST
3 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.94%) NCSC
5 1 (0.97%) EMIR
5 1 (0.97%) GAAP
5 1 (0.97%) GxP
5 1 (0.97%) IFRS
5 1 (0.97%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
1 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.74%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.97%) Firmware
3 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.97%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Oracle
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.59%) Cisco
4 12 (11.65%) VMware
5 10 (9.71%) ESRI
5 10 (9.71%) Lumension
5 10 (9.71%) Sophos
6 6 (5.83%) Juniper
6 6 (5.83%) SAP
7 4 (3.88%) Databricks
8 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.94%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix
9 2 (1.94%) IBM
9 2 (1.94%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.94%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.94%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow