Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 420 401
Rank change year-on-year -21 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 513 479 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 341 399
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +0.74%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £294
90th Percentile £623 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 39
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £38.05 £36.23 £32.30
90th Percentile £80.73 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% - -

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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

Requirements Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Analysis in the UK

Requirements Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Analysis over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor 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 23 May 2018. 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 -9 447 £475 +6.15% 122
UK excluding London -50 258 £425 +5.59% 93
London +10 243 £500 +5.26% 41
South East -38 88 £475 +18.75% 28
North of England -4 44 £433 +4.22% 9
South West +4 30 £393 -23.41% 13
East of England +1 24 £438 +4.17% 22
North West -10 23 £600 +47.69% 3
Scotland -37 23 £405 +4.52% 8
Wales -19 21 £405 +3.18% 3
Yorkshire -15 16 £415 -14.87% 4
Midlands -24 16 £440 +17.33% 9
Northern Ireland +4 12 £455 +10.30% 1
West Midlands -22 9 £418 +11.33% 5
East Midlands +2 7 £440 +13.55% 4
North East +13 5 £450 +40.63% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 226 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (30.60%) Finance
3 138 (26.90%) Java
3 138 (26.90%) SQL
4 100 (19.49%) SDLC
5 91 (17.74%) Business Analysis
6 89 (17.35%) Data Modelling
7 87 (16.96%) Oracle
8 78 (15.20%) Web Services
9 77 (15.01%) Scrum
10 71 (13.84%) Banking
11 70 (13.65%) XML
12 69 (13.45%) Microsoft
13 67 (13.06%) Waterfall
14 63 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (12.09%) Software Engineering
15 62 (12.09%) Security Cleared
16 60 (11.70%) Windows
17 58 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 57 (11.11%) PL/SQL
18 57 (11.11%) JavaScript
19 56 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
20 55 (10.72%) Business Intelligence
20 55 (10.72%) Validation
20 55 (10.72%) Data Analysis
21 54 (10.53%) Use Case
21 54 (10.53%) HTML
22 53 (10.33%) C
23 51 (9.94%) Linux
23 51 (9.94%) UML

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 30 (5.85%) Confluence
2 23 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.31%) WebSphere Portal
5 16 (3.12%) Apache
6 13 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.56%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.78%) CMS
9 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.58%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.58%) Summit
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.19%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.36%) GitHub
5 6 (1.17%) SaaS
6 5 (0.97%) PaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (0.58%) G Suite
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Office 365
7 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.39%) Trello
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.95%) Firewall
2 9 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (1.36%) HTTP
3 7 (1.36%) SAN
4 3 (0.58%) WAN
4 3 (0.58%) Wireless
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) 4G
6 1 (0.19%) 5G
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) MPLS
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
6 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.55%) Oracle Database
2 47 (9.16%) SQL Server
3 35 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (6.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (6.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 30 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (5.85%) GIS
8 29 (5.65%) Relational Database
8 29 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (4.68%) Big Data
10 22 (4.29%) Power BI
11 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 18 (3.51%) Data Mart
12 18 (3.51%) Hadoop
13 14 (2.73%) MySQL
14 11 (2.14%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.95%) SQLPlus
16 9 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (8.19%) JIRA
2 27 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.95%) JUnit
5 10 (1.95%) Maven
5 10 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (1.75%) ProC
7 8 (1.56%) JMeter
8 7 (1.36%) git-flow
9 6 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.97%) Android Studio
10 5 (0.97%) Gatling
10 5 (0.97%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.97%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.78%) Selenium
12 3 (0.58%) ER Studio
12 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 157 (30.60%) Finance
2 71 (13.84%) Banking
3 19 (3.70%) Marketing
4 18 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.31%) Retail
6 16 (3.12%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.53%) Electronics
9 10 (1.95%) Back Office
10 8 (1.56%) Front Office
11 7 (1.36%) Legal
12 5 (0.97%) Advertising
12 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.78%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.78%) Military
13 4 (0.78%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.39%) Law
15 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 190 (37.04%) Analyst
2 147 (28.65%) Developer
3 142 (27.68%) Business Analyst
4 42 (8.19%) Java Developer
5 40 (7.80%) Architect
6 28 (5.46%) SQL Developer
7 25 (4.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
8 20 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
9 19 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 19 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.51%) Integration Developer
10 18 (3.51%) Integration Engineer
10 18 (3.51%) Software Engineer
11 17 (3.31%) Consultant
11 17 (3.31%) Development Engineer
11 17 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (3.12%) Data Analyst
12 16 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (3.12%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.20%) Web Services
2 70 (13.65%) XML
3 54 (10.53%) HTML
4 40 (7.80%) J2EE
5 38 (7.41%) CSS
6 34 (6.63%) JSF
7 28 (5.46%) .NET
8 26 (5.07%) Node.js
9 21 (4.09%) jQuery
10 20 (3.90%) AngularJS
10 20 (3.90%) HTML5
10 20 (3.90%) Spring
11 19 (3.70%) MDX
12 18 (3.51%) RESTful
13 17 (3.31%) OAuth
13 17 (3.31%) REST
14 16 (3.12%) ASP.NET
15 15 (2.92%) JSON
16 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (1.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (5.65%) User Experience
4 26 (5.07%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 17 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.34%) Equities
7 12 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.95%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.75%) Fintech
11 8 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.56%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.36%) Derivative
12 7 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.70%) Windows
2 51 (9.94%) Linux
3 35 (6.82%) Unix
4 21 (4.09%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.75%) AIX
6 8 (1.56%) Android
7 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (19.49%) SDLC
3 91 (17.74%) Business Analysis
4 89 (17.35%) Data Modelling
5 77 (15.01%) Scrum
6 67 (13.06%) Waterfall
7 63 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (12.09%) Software Engineering
9 58 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 55 (10.72%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (10.72%) Data Analysis
10 55 (10.72%) Validation
11 54 (10.53%) Use Case
12 51 (9.94%) UML
13 48 (9.36%) Requirements Management
13 48 (9.36%) User Stories
14 46 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (8.19%) Migration
16 41 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (7.41%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 138 (26.90%) Java
1 138 (26.90%) SQL
2 57 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 57 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 53 (10.33%) C
4 46 (8.97%) C#
5 32 (6.24%) Python
6 28 (5.46%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 14 (2.73%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.14%) C++
10 9 (1.75%) Scala
11 8 (1.56%) Java 8
12 7 (1.36%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.17%) Go
13 6 (1.17%) Perl
14 5 (0.97%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.78%) Ruby
16 3 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.75%) Degree
3 40 (7.80%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.97%) CISSP
6 5 (0.97%) ISEB
6 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.39%) IIBA
8 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CBAP
9 1 (0.19%) CCDP
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.48%) QA
2 14 (2.73%) GDPR
3 11 (2.14%) MiFID
4 10 (1.95%) EMIR
5 9 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (1.56%) GCP
7 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.58%) IFRS
9 3 (0.58%) SEPA
10 2 (0.39%) GAAP
10 2 (0.39%) HL7
10 2 (0.39%) PMO
10 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.19%) COBIT
11 1 (0.19%) DICOM
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.19%) PSD2
11 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.92%) Docker
3 7 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.78%) HDFS
5 3 (0.58%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.92%) Ansible
3 10 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.56%) PTC Integrity
5 7 (1.36%) Consul
6 6 (1.17%) Terraform
7 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.58%) Puppet
8 2 (0.39%) QRadar
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.19%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 87 (16.96%) Oracle
2 69 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.09%) IBM
4 18 (3.51%) HP
4 18 (3.51%) SAP
5 16 (3.12%) Fujitsu
6 15 (2.92%) Tableau
7 14 (2.73%) Google
8 12 (2.34%) Cisco
9 10 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.56%) PTC
11 7 (1.36%) Blue Coat
11 7 (1.36%) Citrix
11 7 (1.36%) NetApp
11 7 (1.36%) Splunk
11 7 (1.36%) VMware
12 6 (1.17%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.17%) Charles River
13 5 (0.97%) Apple