The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Requirements Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Engineering over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Requirements Engineering
UK
Rank 526 583 559
Rank change year-on-year +57 -24  
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 73 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 36
Median daily rate £390 £370 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -12.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £320 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £370 £400
% change year-on-year -4.05% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.47 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.02% +25.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.47 £36.25
% change year-on-year -34.02% +25.43%  

Requirements Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Requirements Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Requirements Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Engineering in the UK

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Requirements Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 72 £388 +3.33% 9
London +28 21 £425 -6.84% 4
South West +16 19 £355 +1.42% 1
South East +30 18 £319 -33.76%
West Sussex +15 13 £300 -42.85%
Bristol +11 11 £370 +5.71% 1
Crawley - 8 £300 -
East of England -1 6 £450 +5.88%
Wiltshire - 5 £410 -
West Midlands +14 4 £488 +51.16% 1
Gatwick - 4 - -
Cambridge +11 3 £450 +5.88%
City of London +10 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £450 +5.88%
Portsmouth - 3 £325 -
Dorset - 3 £300 -
Hampshire - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +23 2 £400 +50.94%
Nottingham +6 2 £368 +13.07% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £368 +13.07% 1
East Midlands -2 2 £368 -10.90% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Corsham - 2 £415 -
Coventry - 2 £418 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
North West +20 1 £277 -14.92% 1
Yorkshire +7 1 - -
Horsham +6 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £277 -

Requirements Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Engineering 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 Engineering.

1 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.38%) Business Analysis
3 38 (29.23%) Scrum
4 31 (23.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (19.23%) Degree
6 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
7 20 (15.38%) Process Improvement
7 20 (15.38%) User Stories
7 20 (15.38%) UML
8 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (12.31%) Use Case
10 16 (12.31%) Requirements Management
10 16 (12.31%) HP
11 15 (11.54%) JIRA
11 15 (11.54%) Atlassian
11 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
11 15 (11.54%) Business Process Mapping
12 14 (10.77%) MS Visio
12 14 (10.77%) Web Services
12 14 (10.77%) Finance
12 14 (10.77%) Data Analysis
13 12 (9.23%) ITIL
13 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
14 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
14 11 (8.46%) Coaching
15 10 (7.69%) SDLC
15 10 (7.69%) CA Agile Central

Requirements Engineering
Top Related 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 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.62%) Confluence
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.54%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.77%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.77%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) Intranet
2 1 (0.77%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) JIRA
1 15 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.54%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.77%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 14 (10.77%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Billing
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Marketing
3 4 (3.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Publishing
4 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Front Office
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (52.31%) Analyst
2 60 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 28 (21.54%) Requirements Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (8.46%) Digital Business Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (5.38%) Consultant
11 6 (4.62%) Business IT Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (3.08%) Process Analyst
13 4 (3.08%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) Web Services
2 3 (2.31%) HTML
3 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 2 (1.54%) jQuery
3 2 (1.54%) Node.js
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.77%) GWT
4 1 (0.77%) Spring
4 1 (0.77%) XML
4 1 (0.77%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) Smart Meter
2 4 (3.08%) User Experience
3 2 (1.54%) Blog
3 2 (1.54%) EPoS
3 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.54%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.77%) APACS
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.77%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.77%) Social Media
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Solaris
2 1 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.38%) Business Analysis
3 38 (29.23%) Scrum
4 31 (23.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (15.38%) Process Improvement
5 20 (15.38%) UML
5 20 (15.38%) User Stories
6 18 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (12.31%) Requirements Management
7 16 (12.31%) Use Case
8 15 (11.54%) Business Process Mapping
9 14 (10.77%) Data Analysis
10 12 (9.23%) ITIL
11 11 (8.46%) Coaching
12 10 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.69%) SDLC
12 10 (7.69%) Workflow
13 9 (6.92%) BDD
13 9 (6.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.69%) C
2 6 (4.62%) SQL
3 4 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.77%) C++
5 1 (0.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (19.23%) Degree
2 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.69%) ISEB
5 8 (6.15%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.77%) ISO20022
2 1 (0.77%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) HP
2 15 (11.54%) Atlassian
3 10 (7.69%) CA
3 10 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.08%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.77%) Apple
7 1 (0.77%) Google
7 1 (0.77%) Luciad
7 1 (0.77%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.77%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) VMware