Period
to 21 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Requirements Engineer was £366 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 873 881
Rank change year-on-year +37 +8 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Requirements Engineer 13 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.017% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.018% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 10
UK median daily rate £366 £238 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.21% -38.71% -
10th Percentile £343 £203 £247
90th Percentile £406 £460 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £238 £425
% change year-on-year +54.21% -44.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +23.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.18 £36.25
90th Percentile £43.95 £51.33 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +23.33% -0.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93616 102031 107742
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61189 66645 68250
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2806 3170 4109
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.52 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +4.67%

Requirements Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Requirements Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK

Requirements Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK

Requirements Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Engineer in the UK

Requirements Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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
UK excluding London +36 13 £366 +54.21%
England +35 12 £340 +43.16%
South East +28 7 - -
South West -6 3 £340 +43.16%
North of England +62 2 - -
North West +32 2 - -
Wales - 1 £393 -

Requirements Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, Requirements Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Requirements Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Requirements Engineering
1 11 (84.62%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (69.23%) Degree
3 8 (61.54%) Requirements Management
4 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 7 (53.85%) Atlassian
4 7 (53.85%) Process Improvement
4 7 (53.85%) Coaching
4 7 (53.85%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (53.85%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) CA
4 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) MIL-STD-1553
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Military
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) HND
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Avionics
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Human Factors
6 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody

Requirements Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (53.85%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (15.38%) Avionics
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Military
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Requirements Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Requirements Management
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Coaching
3 7 (53.85%) Process Improvement
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Human Factors
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) SysML
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) MIL-STD-1553
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Atlassian
1 7 (53.85%) CA
1 7 (53.85%) CA Agile Central
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft