Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 445 371
Rank change year-on-year -3 -74 +12
Contract jobs citing Requirements Analysis 478 472 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.50% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.59% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 329 402
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £329 £313 £276
90th Percentile £600 £635 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £373
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.74% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 46
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.73 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +11.83% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £40.31 £31.44
90th Percentile £80.73 £52.95 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -

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 84,602 79,785 89,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.70% 83.80% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,512 52,848 58,152
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,036 2,217 2,649
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -1.76% -2.57% +22.19%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -22 404 £475 +5.56% 107
UK excluding London -25 246 £420 +1.82% 76
London +2 230 £500 - 37
South East -50 75 £475 +17.28% 14
Wales +12 36 £393 -3.68% 2
Midlands -14 32 £420 +5.00% 10
North of England +22 29 £419 -2.33% 16
South West +8 27 £350 -33.33% 14
Scotland -16 22 £390 -18.96% 4
North West +10 20 £413 - 8
West Midlands +11 19 £420 -1.18% 4
Northern Ireland -5 15 £455 +40.00%
East Midlands -26 14 £450 +12.50% 6
East of England -20 10 £463 -8.42% 16
Yorkshire -4 8 £425 -10.53% 7
North East +42 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 189 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (34.52%) SQL
3 151 (31.59%) Finance
4 108 (22.59%) Java
5 91 (19.04%) Business Analysis
6 79 (16.53%) Banking
6 79 (16.53%) Oracle
7 77 (16.11%) Data Modelling
7 77 (16.11%) SDLC
8 76 (15.90%) Web Services
9 74 (15.48%) Scrum
10 67 (14.02%) XML
11 64 (13.39%) Degree
12 61 (12.76%) Microsoft
13 60 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (12.34%) SQL Server
15 58 (12.13%) Linux
15 58 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (11.72%) Security Cleared
17 55 (11.51%) Software Engineering
18 53 (11.09%) Data Analysis
19 52 (10.88%) Use Case
20 50 (10.46%) Migration
20 50 (10.46%) Oracle Database
21 49 (10.25%) Unix
22 48 (10.04%) C
22 48 (10.04%) PL/SQL
23 46 (9.62%) JavaScript
23 46 (9.62%) Waterfall
24 45 (9.41%) Windows

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 21 (4.39%) WebSphere
2 18 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.35%) Confluence
4 15 (3.14%) WebSphere Portal
5 9 (1.88%) Apache
5 9 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.26%) CMS
8 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.63%) SAS
10 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.42%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.42%) nginx
11 1 (0.21%) IIS
11 1 (0.21%) JBoss
11 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (6.69%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.93%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.09%) SaaS
3 7 (1.46%) Office 365
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.84%) G Suite
5 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.63%) IaaS
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.09%) Network Security
2 7 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (1.26%) Firewall
3 6 (1.26%) Intranet
4 5 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.05%) HTTP
4 5 (1.05%) MPLS
4 5 (1.05%) Wireless
5 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.42%) SAN
7 2 (0.42%) SMS
7 2 (0.42%) VoIP
7 2 (0.42%) WAN
8 1 (0.21%) IKE
8 1 (0.21%) Internet
8 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.21%) IPsec
8 1 (0.21%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.46%) Oracle Database
3 33 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (6.69%) GIS
4 32 (6.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 32 (6.69%) Relational Database
5 31 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 29 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (4.18%) Power BI
9 18 (3.77%) Data Mart
9 18 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 15 (3.14%) Big Data
11 14 (2.93%) Hadoop
11 14 (2.93%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.51%) MySQL
12 12 (2.51%) SQLPlus
13 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (5.23%) JIRA
2 12 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.09%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (1.46%) ProC
5 5 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.84%) Xcode
7 3 (0.63%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.63%) LINQPad
7 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.42%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.42%) gulp
8 2 (0.42%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 2 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 151 (31.59%) Finance
2 79 (16.53%) Banking
3 21 (4.39%) Retail
4 13 (2.72%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.72%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.30%) Back Office
6 11 (2.30%) Front Office
7 9 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.67%) Marketing
9 7 (1.46%) Electronics
9 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.26%) Advertising
10 6 (1.26%) Legal
11 5 (1.05%) Military
12 4 (0.84%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.42%) Billing
14 2 (0.42%) Games
14 2 (0.42%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (37.03%) Analyst
2 137 (28.66%) Business Analyst
2 137 (28.66%) Developer
3 50 (10.46%) Architect
4 36 (7.53%) Java Developer
4 36 (7.53%) SQL Developer
5 28 (5.86%) Senior Developer
6 23 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (4.39%) Agile Business Analyst
7 21 (4.39%) Financial Analyst
8 20 (4.18%) Finance Business Analyst
8 20 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (3.97%) Financial Business Analyst
10 18 (3.77%) Software Engineer
11 17 (3.56%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.35%) Data Analyst
13 15 (3.14%) Integration Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.93%) Software Development Engineer
14 14 (2.93%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.90%) Web Services
2 67 (14.02%) XML
3 43 (9.00%) HTML
4 39 (8.16%) .NET
5 30 (6.28%) J2EE
6 27 (5.65%) JSF
7 25 (5.23%) CSS
8 22 (4.60%) jQuery
9 20 (4.18%) HTML5
9 20 (4.18%) Node.js
10 19 (3.97%) MDX
11 18 (3.77%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.35%) OAuth
12 16 (3.35%) SOAP
13 14 (2.93%) REST
14 13 (2.72%) RESTful
15 12 (2.51%) ASP.NET
15 12 (2.51%) WCF
16 10 (2.09%) CSS3
16 10 (2.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.37%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.60%) User Experience
4 18 (3.77%) Equities
5 16 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.51%) N-Tier
9 11 (2.30%) Derivative
9 11 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.09%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.67%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.05%) Replication
13 4 (0.84%) Clustering
13 4 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.84%) NHS
13 4 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.13%) Linux
2 49 (10.25%) Unix
3 45 (9.41%) Windows
4 22 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.72%) AIX
6 5 (1.05%) Android
7 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (19.04%) Business Analysis
3 77 (16.11%) Data Modelling
3 77 (16.11%) SDLC
4 74 (15.48%) Scrum
5 60 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (11.51%) Software Engineering
8 53 (11.09%) Data Analysis
9 52 (10.88%) Use Case
10 50 (10.46%) Migration
11 46 (9.62%) Waterfall
12 42 (8.79%) UML
13 41 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (7.53%) User Stories
15 33 (6.90%) Data Migration
16 32 (6.69%) Project Management
17 31 (6.49%) Software Architecture
18 30 (6.28%) Acceptance Criteria
18 30 (6.28%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (34.52%) SQL
2 108 (22.59%) Java
3 48 (10.04%) C
3 48 (10.04%) PL/SQL
4 46 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.95%) C#
6 37 (7.74%) T-SQL
7 28 (5.86%) Python
8 22 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (3.14%) C++
11 11 (2.30%) Perl
12 9 (1.88%) Scala
13 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.84%) PHP
14 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.84%) Ruby
14 4 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.63%) VB
15 3 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (13.39%) Degree
2 56 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.02%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.05%) CISSP
7 4 (0.84%) CCNP
7 4 (0.84%) ISEB
8 3 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.63%) CISMP
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.63%) MCSE
8 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.42%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.21%) CCDP
10 1 (0.21%) CCNA
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.56%) QA
2 15 (3.14%) GDPR
3 14 (2.93%) Data Quality
4 11 (2.30%) MiFID
5 10 (2.09%) HL7
6 9 (1.88%) EMIR
7 6 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.63%) GCP
8 3 (0.63%) IFRS
8 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.63%) SLA
9 2 (0.42%) GAAP
9 2 (0.42%) PMO
9 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.21%) ECSS
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.21%) SEPA
10 1 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.26%) Docker
3 3 (0.63%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 2 (0.42%) HDFS
4 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) FlexNet
2 5 (1.05%) Ansible
3 4 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.84%) QRadar
4 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.63%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.21%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 79 (16.53%) Oracle
2 61 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.97%) SAP
4 14 (2.93%) Fujitsu
4 14 (2.93%) IBM
5 10 (2.09%) Capita
5 10 (2.09%) RedGate
6 9 (1.88%) Cisco
6 9 (1.88%) Sybase
7 8 (1.67%) Google
8 7 (1.46%) Ab Initio
8 7 (1.46%) Blue Coat
8 7 (1.46%) Splunk
8 7 (1.46%) Tableau
9 5 (1.05%) F5
9 5 (1.05%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.05%) LogLogic
9 5 (1.05%) McAfee
9 5 (1.05%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.05%) Sourcefire