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 26 June 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 Engineering
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 611 591
Rank change year-on-year +55 -20  
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 51 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.090% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 26
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £330 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £340
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 +47 50 £425 - 14
South East +42 17 £475 +11.76% 2
London 0 14 £393 -12.77% 5
South West +7 9 £433 -3.88% 3
West Sussex - 9 - -
Hampshire +12 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Gatwick - 6 - -
Farnborough - 5 £475 -
East of England - 5 - -
Wiltshire +8 4 £525 +16.66%
City of London -1 4 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Cornwall - 3 £173 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
Scotland +34 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 £385 -9.41% 3
North West +21 1 £340 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +20 1 £475 +79.24%
West Yorkshire +17 1 £385 -1.28% 3
West Midlands +16 1 - -
Glasgow +9 1 - - 1
Dorset +7 1 - -
Corsham -5 1 £575 +27.77%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £385 -
Cheshire - 1 £340 -
Bristol - 1 £340 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £385 -
Coventry - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) Degree
3 33 (27.05%) Scrum
4 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
4 27 (22.13%) Business Analysis
5 25 (20.49%) Requirements Management
5 25 (20.49%) Process Improvement
6 24 (19.67%) JIRA
6 24 (19.67%) MS Visio
7 23 (18.85%) Rational DOORS
8 22 (18.03%) Atlassian
9 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
10 19 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 18 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (14.75%) Coaching
11 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (13.93%) CA Agile Central
12 17 (13.93%) ITIL
12 17 (13.93%) HP
12 17 (13.93%) CA
12 17 (13.93%) Data Analysis
13 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
14 15 (12.30%) Use Case
14 15 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (11.48%) Change Management
16 13 (10.66%) UML
16 13 (10.66%) Scenario Testing
17 12 (9.84%) Finance
18 11 (9.02%) User Stories

Requirements Engineering
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 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.56%) Confluence
3 3 (2.46%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.82%) JBoss
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (19.67%) MS Visio
2 19 (15.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.82%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.46%) Yammer
4 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) Skype
1 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.82%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.82%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.82%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) JIRA
2 23 (18.85%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.82%) Rational Software Modeler
General
1 12 (9.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Aerospace
2 5 (4.10%) Electronics
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Military
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (43.44%) Analyst
2 49 (40.16%) Business Analyst
3 31 (25.41%) Requirements Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) DOORS Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) QC Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Architect
6 8 (6.56%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Business IT Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Consultant
8 6 (4.92%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) CRM Business Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) Web Services
2 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.46%) Node.js
4 1 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.82%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.82%) JAX-WS
4 1 (0.82%) JPA
4 1 (0.82%) jQuery
4 1 (0.82%) JSF
4 1 (0.82%) JSON
4 1 (0.82%) REST
4 1 (0.82%) SOAP
4 1 (0.82%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.46%) User Experience
3 2 (1.64%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.64%) NHS
3 2 (1.64%) Robotics
3 2 (1.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.82%) APACS
4 1 (0.82%) Blog
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.46%) Linux
4 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.82%) Solaris
4 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.05%) Scrum
3 27 (22.13%) Business Analysis
4 25 (20.49%) Process Improvement
4 25 (20.49%) Requirements Management
5 18 (14.75%) Coaching
6 17 (13.93%) Data Analysis
6 17 (13.93%) ITIL
7 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (12.30%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.30%) Use Case
9 14 (11.48%) Change Management
10 13 (10.66%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (10.66%) UML
11 11 (9.02%) User Stories
12 9 (7.38%) BDD
12 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (7.38%) Process Management
13 8 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.38%) SQL
2 5 (4.10%) C
3 2 (1.64%) C++
3 2 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (29.51%) Degree
2 27 (22.13%) Security Cleared
3 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) ISEB
4 6 (4.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.28%) IIBA
7 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.82%) MCSE
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) XenApp
2 3 (2.46%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.82%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) Atlassian
2 17 (13.93%) CA
2 17 (13.93%) CA Agile Central
2 17 (13.93%) HP
3 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.28%) Citrix
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle
6 2 (1.64%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.64%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.82%) Apple
7 1 (0.82%) AppSense
7 1 (0.82%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Siebel
7 1 (0.82%) VMware
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