Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 452 487
Rank change year-on-year -35 +35 -108
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 439 440 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 288 297
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.68% +6.79%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £306
90th Percentile £600 £628 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 27
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% -24.55%
10th Percentile £26.20 £37.50 £32.10
90th Percentile £49.45 £53.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +0.59% +0.59% -23.18%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -26 382 £475 +5.56% 85
UK excluding London -50 251 £450 +8.43% 77
London +8 173 £513 -1.82% 23
South East -13 75 £475 +11.76% 24
North of England -14 56 £400 -5.88% 6
South West -9 39 £500 +38.89% 5
Scotland -24 26 £401 +3.35% 12
Yorkshire -11 25 £400 -8.57% 2
North West -20 25 £385 -10.98% 3
East of England -15 23 £450 +7.14% 19
Wales -20 16 £406 +3.50% 2
Midlands -18 13 £445 +11.25% 8
West Midlands -26 10 £445 +2.89% 4
North East -3 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland +10 3 £434 +5.09% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £440 +15.03% 4

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 204 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (24.83%) Finance
3 100 (22.78%) SQL
4 92 (20.96%) Scrum
5 88 (20.05%) Java
6 81 (18.45%) Business Analysis
7 80 (18.22%) SDLC
8 77 (17.54%) Oracle
8 77 (17.54%) Microsoft
9 76 (17.31%) Data Modelling
10 63 (14.35%) Security Cleared
11 62 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (14.12%) XML
12 61 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (12.76%) Use Case
14 55 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (12.07%) Banking
16 51 (11.62%) UML
17 50 (11.39%) Degree
18 48 (10.93%) Software Engineering
18 48 (10.93%) Web Services
19 45 (10.25%) Validation
20 43 (9.79%) Project Management
21 42 (9.57%) User Stories
22 41 (9.34%) Requirements Management
23 40 (9.11%) C
23 40 (9.11%) C#
24 39 (8.88%) SQL Server
25 38 (8.66%) .NET
26 37 (8.43%) JIRA

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 24 (5.47%) Confluence
2 15 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.51%) Apache
3 11 (2.51%) JBoss
4 10 (2.28%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
7 7 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.14%) CMS
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.46%) Drupal
12 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.23%) Documentum
12 1 (0.23%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) AquaLogic BPM
3 2 (0.46%) Exstream
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.23%) Sonata
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.14%) PaaS
4 4 (0.91%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 4 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Azure Functions
5 3 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (0.68%) Office 365
5 3 (0.68%) Serverless
6 2 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) Boomi
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.82%) Firewall
2 5 (1.14%) SAN
3 3 (0.68%) Internet
3 3 (0.68%) LAN
3 3 (0.68%) Skype
4 2 (0.46%) 4G
4 2 (0.46%) MPLS
4 2 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.46%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) 2G
5 1 (0.23%) 3G
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.23%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.23%) Multicast
5 1 (0.23%) Network Security
5 1 (0.23%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (5.69%) MySQL
4 24 (5.47%) Big Data
5 23 (5.24%) Oracle Database
6 22 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 21 (4.78%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.33%) MongoDB
9 15 (3.42%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (2.28%) GIS
13 8 (1.82%) MS Access
13 8 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.82%) Power BI
14 7 (1.59%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (8.43%) JIRA
2 18 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (2.51%) ERwin
5 11 (2.51%) JMeter
5 11 (2.51%) JUnit
5 11 (2.51%) Rational Team Concert
6 10 (2.28%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.28%) Gatling
7 8 (1.82%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.82%) Maven
8 7 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (1.37%) ER Studio
9 6 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.91%) NUnit
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 109 (24.83%) Finance
2 53 (12.07%) Banking
3 22 (5.01%) Marketing
4 20 (4.56%) Retail
5 16 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.42%) Legal
7 14 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.28%) Electronics
8 10 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.14%) Front Office
11 4 (0.91%) Automotive
11 4 (0.91%) Military
11 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.68%) Back Office
13 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 181 (41.23%) Analyst
2 144 (32.80%) Business Analyst
3 87 (19.82%) Developer
4 35 (7.97%) Architect
5 27 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 21 (4.78%) Consultant
7 20 (4.56%) Software Engineer
8 19 (4.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 18 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
10 16 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (3.64%) Technical Business Analyst
11 14 (3.19%) Data Modeller
11 14 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
12 13 (2.96%) Tester
13 12 (2.73%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.51%) .NET Developer
14 11 (2.51%) C# Developer
14 11 (2.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.12%) XML
2 48 (10.93%) Web Services
3 38 (8.66%) .NET
4 31 (7.06%) HTML
4 31 (7.06%) J2EE
5 27 (6.15%) CSS
5 27 (6.15%) JSON
5 27 (6.15%) REST
6 25 (5.69%) Hibernate
7 24 (5.47%) JSF
7 24 (5.47%) Spring
8 19 (4.33%) AngularJS
9 18 (4.10%) XSLT
10 15 (3.42%) jQuery
11 14 (3.19%) Node.js
12 13 (2.96%) Ajax
12 13 (2.96%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.96%) JPA
13 11 (2.51%) EJB
13 11 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.87%) Fintech
3 16 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.96%) User Experience
5 10 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.14%) NHS
9 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.91%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.91%) Wiki
11 3 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.68%) Derivative
11 3 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.97%) Windows
2 16 (3.64%) Linux
3 10 (2.28%) Unix
4 9 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (20.96%) Scrum
3 81 (18.45%) Business Analysis
4 80 (18.22%) SDLC
5 76 (17.31%) Data Modelling
6 62 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 56 (12.76%) Use Case
8 55 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (11.62%) UML
10 48 (10.93%) Software Engineering
11 45 (10.25%) Validation
12 43 (9.79%) Project Management
13 42 (9.57%) User Stories
14 41 (9.34%) Requirements Management
15 36 (8.20%) Migration
16 35 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (7.29%) Test Automation
20 30 (6.83%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.78%) SQL
2 88 (20.05%) Java
3 40 (9.11%) C
3 40 (9.11%) C#
4 34 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 33 (7.52%) Python
6 30 (6.83%) PL/SQL
7 19 (4.33%) C++
8 13 (2.96%) Scala
8 13 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.28%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.14%) Go
12 4 (0.91%) Java 8
13 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.46%) Ada 83
14 2 (0.46%) Ada 95
14 2 (0.46%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.46%) R
14 2 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (14.35%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.39%) Degree
3 33 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 28 (6.38%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.05%) ISEB
6 6 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.14%) CISSP
8 4 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.68%) MBA
9 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CCNP
10 2 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CISMP
10 2 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.42%) QA
2 8 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.59%) GDPR
3 7 (1.59%) GxP
3 7 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 5 (1.14%) GCP
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.68%) PSD2
6 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.46%) EMIR
6 2 (0.46%) HL7
6 2 (0.46%) MiFID
6 2 (0.46%) SEPA
7 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.23%) DICOM
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (4.33%) Docker
2 17 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.14%) HDFS
3 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.73%) Ansible
3 10 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.59%) Consul
5 6 (1.37%) Terraform
6 5 (1.14%) PTC Integrity
7 4 (0.91%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.91%) Oozie
7 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.91%) Puppet
8 3 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.68%) SCCM
9 2 (0.46%) QRadar
9 2 (0.46%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) Rsyslog
10 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 77 (17.54%) Microsoft
1 77 (17.54%) Oracle
2 19 (4.33%) HP
3 16 (3.64%) Tableau
4 13 (2.96%) IBM
4 13 (2.96%) SAP
5 11 (2.51%) Splunk
6 9 (2.05%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.05%) Cisco
6 9 (2.05%) OpenText
7 8 (1.82%) Fujitsu
7 8 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.82%) SOASTA, Inc
8 7 (1.59%) Informatica
9 6 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.37%) Citrix
10 5 (1.14%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.14%) Charles River
10 5 (1.14%) Google
10 5 (1.14%) NetApp