Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 451 479 366
Rank change year-on-year +28 -113 +31
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 497 462 688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.53% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 286 390
UK median daily rate £435 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.28% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £338 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £378
% change year-on-year -2.94% +12.58% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 37
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £49.46 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.08% +23.65% +8.25%
10th Percentile £37.50 £40.05 £31.44
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £49.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year -15.08% +16.38% +16.76%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
England +6 427 £450 - 60
UK excluding London +18 295 £413 -2.94% 40
London +16 196 £511 +7.58% 22
South East -51 63 £425 +4.94% 5
Midlands -9 52 £414 -4.34% 9
North of England +55 46 £425 +8.63% 13
South West +13 40 £350 -33.33% 4
West Midlands +30 34 £435 -11.22% 2
North West +28 32 £425 +8.63% 9
East of England +12 29 £438 -2.78% 7
Wales +30 24 £393 -33.19% 1
Scotland +3 21 £400 -16.88%
Northern Ireland -28 20 £413 -2.94% 1
East Midlands -38 19 £406 +1.56% 7
Yorkshire +21 13 £405 +8.00% 4
North East +64 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Requirements Analysis.

1 195 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (34.21%) Finance
3 138 (27.77%) SQL
4 89 (17.91%) Banking
5 81 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 80 (16.10%) Data Modelling
7 78 (15.69%) Business Analysis
8 76 (15.29%) Scrum
9 75 (15.09%) Java
10 71 (14.29%) Oracle
10 71 (14.29%) SDLC
11 64 (12.88%) Microsoft
12 59 (11.87%) UML
13 56 (11.27%) Degree
14 53 (10.66%) Unix
15 52 (10.46%) Software Engineering
16 51 (10.26%) Use Case
16 51 (10.26%) Linux
17 49 (9.86%) XML
18 47 (9.46%) Security Cleared
19 46 (9.26%) Validation
20 45 (9.05%) Data Analysis
20 45 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
21 43 (8.65%) C
22 42 (8.45%) Migration
22 42 (8.45%) Project Management
22 42 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
24 40 (8.05%) C++
25 39 (7.85%) 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 12 (2.41%) Confluence
2 10 (2.01%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.21%) Apache
4 6 (1.21%) CMS
4 6 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.21%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.80%) JBoss
7 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.60%) SAS
8 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.40%) Jetty
8 2 (0.40%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.20%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 25 (5.03%) MS Visio
2 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) NetSuite
1 6 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Endur
5 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.20%) MoSes
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.81%) SaaS
2 6 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.01%) G Suite
3 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.60%) GitHub
5 3 (0.60%) Office 365
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (1.81%) Wireless
3 6 (1.21%) Intranet
3 6 (1.21%) Network Security
4 4 (0.80%) Firewall
5 3 (0.60%) Internet
5 3 (0.60%) LAN
5 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 2 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.40%) MPLS
6 2 (0.40%) MVNO
6 2 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.20%) IPsec
7 1 (0.20%) Skype
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.04%) Oracle Database
3 27 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.83%) MySQL
5 20 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.02%) Big Data
6 15 (3.02%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.41%) GIS
8 12 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.21%) SQLPlus
10 10 (2.01%) Data Mining
10 10 (2.01%) Ingres
10 10 (2.01%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (4.83%) JIRA
2 13 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.61%) JMeter
5 8 (1.61%) Selenium
6 7 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.21%) CruiseControl
7 6 (1.21%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.21%) JUnit
7 6 (1.21%) LINQPad
7 6 (1.21%) ProC
7 6 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.80%) Gatling
9 4 (0.80%) GitLab
10 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.60%) TestNG
General
1 170 (34.21%) Finance
2 89 (17.91%) Banking
3 26 (5.23%) Retail
4 22 (4.43%) Front Office
5 21 (4.23%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.41%) Back Office
7 12 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.41%) Marketing
8 11 (2.21%) Electronics
9 10 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.81%) Legal
11 7 (1.41%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.80%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) Games
14 2 (0.40%) International Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Military
14 2 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 220 (44.27%) Analyst
2 170 (34.21%) Business Analyst
3 106 (21.33%) Developer
4 49 (9.86%) Architect
5 33 (6.64%) Software Engineer
6 32 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 30 (6.04%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.03%) SQL Developer
9 21 (4.23%) Banking Analyst
10 20 (4.02%) Data Analyst
10 20 (4.02%) Technical Architect
11 19 (3.82%) Consultant
12 18 (3.62%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.42%) Financial Analyst
14 16 (3.22%) Finance Business Analyst
14 16 (3.22%) Project Analyst
14 16 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
15 15 (3.02%) Banking Business Analyst
15 15 (3.02%) Data Architect
15 15 (3.02%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.86%) XML
2 35 (7.04%) .NET
3 33 (6.64%) Web Services
4 28 (5.63%) HTML
5 21 (4.23%) jQuery
5 21 (4.23%) Middleware
5 21 (4.23%) Spring
6 19 (3.82%) HTML5
7 17 (3.42%) FIX Protocol
8 15 (3.02%) RESTful
9 13 (2.62%) CSS
9 13 (2.62%) SOAP
9 13 (2.62%) XSLT
10 10 (2.01%) JSF
10 10 (2.01%) WCF
11 9 (1.81%) J2EE
11 9 (1.81%) JSON
12 8 (1.61%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.61%) CSS3
12 8 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.63%) Equities
4 20 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (3.82%) Derivative
6 17 (3.42%) User Experience
7 15 (3.02%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.02%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.62%) N-Tier
9 10 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.41%) NHS
12 6 (1.21%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.21%) Replication
13 4 (0.80%) Clustering
13 4 (0.80%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.66%) Unix
2 51 (10.26%) Linux
3 27 (5.43%) Windows
4 12 (2.41%) AIX
5 10 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.21%) Solaris
7 4 (0.80%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Android
8 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 80 (16.10%) Data Modelling
4 78 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 76 (15.29%) Scrum
6 71 (14.29%) SDLC
7 59 (11.87%) UML
8 52 (10.46%) Software Engineering
9 51 (10.26%) Use Case
10 46 (9.26%) Validation
11 45 (9.05%) Data Analysis
11 45 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (8.45%) Migration
12 42 (8.45%) Project Management
13 41 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (7.44%) Requirements Management
15 36 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (7.04%) Waterfall
17 34 (6.84%) User Stories
18 31 (6.24%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 138 (27.77%) SQL
2 75 (15.09%) Java
3 43 (8.65%) C
4 40 (8.05%) C++
5 39 (7.85%) JavaScript
6 30 (6.04%) Python
7 28 (5.63%) C#
7 28 (5.63%) Shell Script
8 25 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.63%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.82%) Scala
11 9 (1.81%) Perl
11 9 (1.81%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.41%) Ada
12 7 (1.41%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.21%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.21%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.21%) R
13 6 (1.21%) Tcl
14 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (11.27%) Degree
2 47 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.01%) ISEB
8 4 (0.80%) CISSP
9 3 (0.60%) CCNP
9 3 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.60%) CISMP
9 3 (0.60%) MCSE
10 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.40%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CFA
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.22%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.41%) QA
3 11 (2.21%) HL7
4 9 (1.81%) DO-178B
4 9 (1.81%) GDPR
5 8 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.01%) MiFID
7 4 (0.80%) EMIR
7 4 (0.80%) PMO
8 3 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.60%) SLA
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.40%) PSD2
10 1 (0.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.20%) ECSS
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (2.41%) Docker
2 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.21%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.01%) FlexNet
2 4 (0.80%) Consul
2 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.80%) Packer
2 4 (0.80%) Puppet
2 4 (0.80%) Terraform
3 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.60%) QRadar
3 3 (0.60%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.40%) Ansible
4 2 (0.40%) Grafana
4 2 (0.40%) Kibana
4 2 (0.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 71 (14.29%) Oracle
2 64 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.62%) SAP
4 11 (2.21%) Fidessa
5 10 (2.01%) Capita
5 10 (2.01%) Google
5 10 (2.01%) RedGate
6 9 (1.81%) Informatica
7 8 (1.61%) Curam
7 8 (1.61%) IBM
7 8 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.61%) Sybase
7 8 (1.61%) Workday
8 7 (1.41%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.21%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.21%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.21%) Syncfusion
9 6 (1.21%) Tableau
9 6 (1.21%) Telerik
10 5 (1.01%) Splunk