Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 Engineering
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 752 779 812
Rank change year-on-year +27 +33 +26
Contract jobs citing Requirements Engineering 135 112 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.13% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 60
UK median daily rate £448 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.17% +5.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £241 £310
90th Percentile £586 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -10.61% +5.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
UK median hourly rate £45.39 £55.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.47% +18.28% +36.76%
10th Percentile £41.97 £55.00 £45.75
90th Percentile £50.06 £55.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.39 £55.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -17.47% +18.28% +36.76%

Requirements Engineering 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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Requirements Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Requirements Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 14 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 6 months to 23 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 +42 129 £450 +0.56% 8
London +25 67 £525 +16.67% 3
UK excluding London +16 65 £400 -10.61% 6
South East +26 27 £400 -9.09%
North of England +61 18 £425 -11.92% 4
Yorkshire +16 10 £425 -17.48% 1
South West -21 8 £256 -6.82%
East of England -20 7 - -
North East +65 4 £385 +18.46% 1
North West +24 4 £420 +1.82% 2
Scotland -6 3 £300 -32.77% 1
Midlands +8 2 £460 -3.16% 1
West Midlands +25 1 £460 +3.37%
East Midlands -16 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 66 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 48 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
5 39 (28.89%) Security Cleared
6 34 (25.19%) SC Cleared
7 30 (22.22%) MS Visio
8 29 (21.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (20.74%) Progress
9 28 (20.74%) Finance
10 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (16.30%) Analytics
11 22 (16.30%) Waterfall
11 22 (16.30%) Scrum
12 21 (15.56%) Test Scripting
13 19 (14.07%) Data Analytics
13 19 (14.07%) Target Operating Model
14 17 (12.59%) User Stories
14 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
14 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 17 (12.59%) CRM
15 16 (11.85%) Change Management
16 15 (11.11%) Project Management
16 15 (11.11%) SDLC
16 15 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
17 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (10.37%) Business Process Modelling
18 13 (9.63%) Data Modelling
18 13 (9.63%) JIRA
19 12 (8.89%) Data Mapping

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 7 (5.19%) Confluence
2 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (8.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.96%) Temenos Globus
2 4 (2.96%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.22%) Slack
2 3 (2.22%) Trello
3 2 (1.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.74%) Link 16
2 1 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (9.63%) JIRA
3 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.22%) VectorCAST
General
1 28 (20.74%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Banking
2 8 (5.93%) Electronics
3 7 (5.19%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.70%) Private Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.22%) Avionics
7 3 (2.22%) Front Office
7 3 (2.22%) Marketing
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
8 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.48%) Military
9 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (76.30%) Analyst
1 103 (76.30%) Business Analyst
2 15 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) CRM Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) CRM Business Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Data Business Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Project Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) GDPR Business Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.70%) Requirements Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Strategy Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) XML
2 2 (1.48%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (5.93%) User Experience
5 7 (5.19%) NHS
6 4 (2.96%) Robotics
7 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.22%) Derivative
8 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Fintech
8 2 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.19%) Windows
2 4 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.22%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.48%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 48 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
5 29 (21.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (16.30%) Analytics
6 22 (16.30%) Scrum
6 22 (16.30%) Waterfall
7 21 (15.56%) Test Scripting
8 19 (14.07%) Data Analytics
8 19 (14.07%) Target Operating Model
9 17 (12.59%) CRM
9 17 (12.59%) User Stories
10 16 (11.85%) Change Management
11 15 (11.11%) Project Management
11 15 (11.11%) SDLC
12 14 (10.37%) Business Process Modelling
13 13 (9.63%) Data Modelling
14 12 (8.89%) Data Management
14 12 (8.89%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.93%) SQL
2 7 (5.19%) C++
3 4 (2.96%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (25.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.89%) Degree
4 11 (8.15%) ISEB
5 4 (2.96%) IIBA
6 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) HND
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.41%) GDPR
3 7 (5.19%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.96%) MIL-STD-1553
4 4 (2.96%) QA
5 3 (2.22%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.48%) XenApp
2 1 (0.74%) Xen
2 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (20.74%) Progress
2 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.96%) Blue Prism
3 4 (2.96%) Temenos
4 3 (2.22%) IBM
4 3 (2.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.48%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.74%) CA
6 1 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.74%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.74%) HP
6 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) Siebel
6 1 (0.74%) Wind River