Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 483 510
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27 -109
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 415 461 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 290 278
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £319 £338 £313
90th Percentile £594 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 27
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +16.25%
10th Percentile £26.20 £34.95 £36.25
90th Percentile £45.35 £53.75 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £48.23
% change year-on-year -2.38% -12.92% +13.48%

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 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -15 366 £475 +5.56% 116
UK excluding London -3 285 £450 +9.09% 97
London -42 121 £500 -4.21% 31
South East +38 101 £468 +6.86% 36
North of England -8 62 £400 -5.88% 10
South West -18 45 £525 +47.89% 17
North West -6 35 £390 -8.24% 7
Yorkshire +2 25 £431 +3.92% 1
Scotland -2 22 £396 -1.00% 8
East of England -6 21 £450 +2.86% 12
Wales -27 16 £429 +9.24% 4
Midlands -48 16 £400 -3.32% 10
West Midlands -41 12 £393 -12.78% 5
East Midlands -3 4 £400 - 5
Northern Ireland +14 3 £447 +8.30%
North East -3 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 174 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (26.02%) SQL
3 97 (23.37%) Finance
4 93 (22.41%) Oracle
5 86 (20.72%) SDLC
6 84 (20.24%) Scrum
7 80 (19.28%) Business Analysis
8 76 (18.31%) Security Cleared
9 68 (16.39%) Java
10 66 (15.90%) Microsoft
11 63 (15.18%) .NET
11 63 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (14.46%) XML
13 60 (14.46%) Software Engineering
14 58 (13.98%) Data Modelling
15 57 (13.73%) Degree
15 57 (13.73%) User Stories
16 54 (13.01%) Use Case
16 54 (13.01%) Project Management
17 51 (12.29%) SC Cleared
18 48 (11.57%) Web Services
19 47 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (11.33%) Test Automation
19 47 (11.33%) REST
20 46 (11.08%) C
20 46 (11.08%) User Acceptance Testing
21 44 (10.60%) C#
21 44 (10.60%) Python
22 40 (9.64%) JavaScript

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 14 (3.37%) JBoss
2 13 (3.13%) Confluence
3 12 (2.89%) CMS
3 12 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.17%) Drupal
5 8 (1.93%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.69%) Apache
6 7 (1.69%) SAS
6 7 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Liferay
10 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 28 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (5.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) InVision
5 3 (0.72%) Pixate
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.48%) Exstream
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.93%) Boomi
5 5 (1.20%) Office 365
5 5 (1.20%) PaaS
6 4 (0.96%) Akamai
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.72%) SaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Serverless
8 2 (0.48%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.24%) G Suite
9 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.69%) Network Security
1 7 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.45%) Internet
3 5 (1.20%) Firewall
4 4 (0.96%) HTTP
5 3 (0.72%) Skype
5 3 (0.72%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) LAN
6 2 (0.48%) SAN
7 1 (0.24%) 2G
7 1 (0.24%) 3G
7 1 (0.24%) BGP
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.24%) MPLS
7 1 (0.24%) SNMP
7 1 (0.24%) SS7
7 1 (0.24%) VoIP
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.02%) MySQL
3 24 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (5.06%) Hadoop
5 19 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.10%) Big Data
7 16 (3.86%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.61%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.17%) Apache Hive
9 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.93%) Ingres
10 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.93%) SQLPlus
11 7 (1.69%) MS Access
11 7 (1.69%) Power BI
12 5 (1.20%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (6.51%) JIRA
2 22 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.82%) JUnit
4 18 (4.34%) Subversion
5 17 (4.10%) Oracle APEX
6 15 (3.61%) NUnit
7 14 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 14 (3.37%) Rational Team Concert
8 13 (3.13%) Ant
9 12 (2.89%) ClearCase
9 12 (2.89%) CppUnit
9 12 (2.89%) GoogleTest
10 9 (2.17%) Gatling
11 8 (1.93%) LoadRunner
11 8 (1.93%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.69%) PVCS
13 6 (1.45%) ERwin
13 6 (1.45%) JMeter
13 6 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 97 (23.37%) Finance
2 36 (8.67%) Banking
3 18 (4.34%) Retail
4 11 (2.65%) Legal
5 10 (2.41%) Marketing
6 9 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.20%) Law
9 4 (0.96%) Automotive
9 4 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.96%) Front Office
9 4 (0.96%) Military
9 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 177 (42.65%) Analyst
2 136 (32.77%) Business Analyst
3 93 (22.41%) Developer
4 35 (8.43%) Architect
5 22 (5.30%) Consultant
5 22 (5.30%) Java Developer
6 21 (5.06%) Software Engineer
7 19 (4.58%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 16 (3.86%) Test Engineer
9 12 (2.89%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (2.89%) Tester
10 11 (2.65%) .NET Developer
10 11 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.41%) Technical Business Analyst
12 9 (2.17%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.17%) Data Modeller
12 9 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.17%) Test Analyst
13 8 (1.93%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.18%) .NET
2 60 (14.46%) XML
3 48 (11.57%) Web Services
4 47 (11.33%) REST
5 36 (8.67%) JSON
6 35 (8.43%) HTML
7 31 (7.47%) CSS
8 25 (6.02%) J2EE
9 24 (5.78%) Hibernate
10 22 (5.30%) SOAP
11 19 (4.58%) AngularJS
11 19 (4.58%) Node.js
11 19 (4.58%) RESTful
12 18 (4.34%) Spring
13 17 (4.10%) ASP.NET
13 17 (4.10%) XSLT
14 16 (3.86%) JPA
15 15 (3.61%) jQuery
15 15 (3.61%) JSF
16 14 (3.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.34%) User Experience
3 13 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.89%) Derivative
4 12 (2.89%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.65%) Fintech
5 11 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) NHS
7 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.96%) Equities
8 4 (0.96%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.48%) PMI
10 2 (0.48%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.43%) Linux
2 32 (7.71%) Windows
3 20 (4.82%) Unix
4 12 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (20.72%) SDLC
3 84 (20.24%) Scrum
4 80 (19.28%) Business Analysis
5 61 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (14.46%) Software Engineering
7 58 (13.98%) Data Modelling
8 57 (13.73%) User Stories
9 54 (13.01%) Project Management
9 54 (13.01%) Use Case
10 47 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (11.33%) Test Automation
11 46 (11.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (9.40%) System Integration Testing
13 37 (8.92%) DevOps
14 36 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (8.67%) Unit Testing
15 33 (7.95%) UML
16 30 (7.23%) Data Analysis
17 29 (6.99%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 108 (26.02%) SQL
2 68 (16.39%) Java
3 46 (11.08%) C
4 44 (10.60%) C#
4 44 (10.60%) Python
5 40 (9.64%) JavaScript
6 32 (7.71%) PL/SQL
7 30 (7.23%) C++
8 14 (3.37%) Perl
9 13 (3.13%) Scala
10 12 (2.89%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.17%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.96%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.96%) VBA
14 3 (0.72%) Java 8
14 3 (0.72%) PHP
14 3 (0.72%) Ruby
14 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.73%) Degree
3 51 (12.29%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.82%) ISEB
5 19 (4.58%) DV Cleared
6 18 (4.34%) ISTQB
7 16 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.93%) MBA
10 6 (1.45%) CISSP
11 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.96%) MCSE
12 3 (0.72%) CCNA
12 3 (0.72%) GIAC
12 3 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.72%) Linux+ Certification
12 3 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.72%) SANS
12 3 (0.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.58%) QA
2 8 (1.93%) GDPR
3 7 (1.69%) GxP
4 5 (1.20%) PMO
5 3 (0.72%) SEPA
6 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) PSD2
6 2 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.24%) EMIR
7 1 (0.24%) IFRS
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) MiFID
7 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 13 (3.13%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.96%) HDFS
3 4 (0.96%) vSphere
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.96%) HP ALM
1 4 (0.96%) Puppet
2 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.72%) Oozie
2 3 (0.72%) Salt
2 3 (0.72%) SCCM
3 2 (0.48%) Control-M
3 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.48%) Rsyslog
3 2 (0.48%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.24%) QRadar
Vendors
1 93 (22.41%) Oracle
2 66 (15.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.37%) Informatica
4 11 (2.65%) SAP
5 10 (2.41%) OpenText
5 10 (2.41%) Tableau
6 8 (1.93%) Dell
6 8 (1.93%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.93%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.69%) Citrix
7 7 (1.69%) HP
7 7 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
8 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.45%) IBM
8 6 (1.45%) Pega
8 6 (1.45%) Splunk
8 6 (1.45%) VMware
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.72%) Cognos
10 3 (0.72%) EMC