Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Requirements Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Requirements Management over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 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 Management
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 555 553 598
Rank change year-on-year -2 +45 -23
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 293 374 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 208 188
UK median daily rate £475 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +3.24% +0.89%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £630 £581 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 12
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -19.54% +11.54%
10th Percentile £31.25 £26.35 £26.83
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.20 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.63 £43.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% -2.01% +13.73%

Requirements Management 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 78,150 88,654 82,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.82% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,318 58,465 54,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,274 2,410 2,093
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +5.32%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +3.91%

Requirements Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Management over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Requirements Management over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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 +21 255 £495 +12.50% 88
UK excluding London -1 189 £450 +5.88% 84
London +44 93 £500 -0.99% 9
South East -8 41 £438 +2.94% 27
South West -43 35 £440 +3.53% 20
East of England +38 32 £475 +12.88% 14
North of England +23 28 £450 +12.50% 10
Midlands +42 23 £550 +22.22% 8
West Midlands +47 20 £550 +25.71% 7
Wales -17 19 £440 - 4
North West +32 14 £475 +37.87% 3
Yorkshire +17 11 £450 +12.50% 7
Scotland +24 8 £373 +9.06%
North East +25 3 £320 -29.67%
East Midlands +24 3 £375 -26.83% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Requirements Management 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 Management.

1 122 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.40%) Finance
3 85 (29.01%) Security Cleared
4 63 (21.50%) SC Cleared
5 62 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (17.41%) Business Analysis
7 50 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (13.99%) Degree
10 40 (13.65%) JIRA
11 39 (13.31%) Risk Management
12 36 (12.29%) Validation
13 35 (11.95%) SQL
13 35 (11.95%) DevOps
14 33 (11.26%) Project Management
15 32 (10.92%) Windows
15 32 (10.92%) Scrum
15 32 (10.92%) Requirements Analysis
15 32 (10.92%) DV Cleared
15 32 (10.92%) Analytics
16 31 (10.58%) C
16 31 (10.58%) Systems Engineering
17 28 (9.56%) Change Control
18 27 (9.22%) Integration Testing
18 27 (9.22%) Use Case
18 27 (9.22%) PRINCE2
19 26 (8.87%) Change Management
19 26 (8.87%) Rational DOORS
19 26 (8.87%) Public Sector
19 26 (8.87%) Project Delivery

Requirements Management
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 12 (4.10%) Confluence
2 9 (3.07%) Apache
2 9 (3.07%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.37%) CMS
3 4 (1.37%) SAS
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) Kentico
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.34%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (5.12%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.68%) CATIA
7 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.71%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.71%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.71%) SAP PS
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.46%) Azure
1 16 (5.46%) GitHub
2 14 (4.78%) AWS
3 9 (3.07%) Office 365
4 7 (2.39%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.71%) GCP
6 4 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.68%) npm
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Trello
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.39%) VoIP
2 6 (2.05%) Network Security
2 6 (2.05%) Wireless
3 5 (1.71%) 4G
3 5 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.71%) WAN
4 4 (1.37%) LAN
4 4 (1.37%) WebEx
4 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.02%) ISDN
6 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.68%) LTE
6 2 (0.68%) SNMP
6 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
7 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.48%) Big Data
2 18 (6.14%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.07%) Apache Hive
3 9 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.07%) HBase
3 9 (3.07%) Presto
3 9 (3.07%) Spark SQL
3 9 (3.07%) Sqoop
4 7 (2.39%) Power BI
5 5 (1.71%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.37%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.37%) EDMS
6 4 (1.37%) Infinispan
6 4 (1.37%) MySQL
6 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.02%) QlikView
7 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 40 (13.65%) JIRA
2 26 (8.87%) Rational DOORS
3 19 (6.48%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.07%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.71%) Rational Quality Manager
8 4 (1.37%) JUnit
8 4 (1.37%) Selenium
8 4 (1.37%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.02%) Ant
9 3 (1.02%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (1.02%) Gradle
9 3 (1.02%) Maven
10 2 (0.68%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 92 (31.40%) Finance
2 26 (8.87%) Public Sector
3 21 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.14%) Banking
5 12 (4.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.41%) Publishing
7 9 (3.07%) Marketing
8 8 (2.73%) Military
8 8 (2.73%) Retail
9 6 (2.05%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.71%) Automotive
10 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.37%) Avionics
11 4 (1.37%) Electronics
11 4 (1.37%) Police
12 3 (1.02%) Law
13 2 (0.68%) Front Office
13 2 (0.68%) Legal
13 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (34.47%) Analyst
2 79 (26.96%) Business Analyst
3 38 (12.97%) Architect
4 19 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
5 17 (5.80%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.46%) Project Officer
7 14 (4.78%) Product Owner
7 14 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.44%) Consultant
8 13 (4.44%) IT Analyst
9 12 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (3.75%) BlackBerry Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Business IT Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) Developer
11 9 (3.07%) IT Business Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) Product Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) Product Business Analyst
12 8 (2.73%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.73%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.73%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.48%) HTML
2 14 (4.78%) RESTful
3 10 (3.41%) Kafka
4 9 (3.07%) Spark Streaming
5 7 (2.39%) HTML5
5 7 (2.39%) Web Services
6 6 (2.05%) .NET
6 6 (2.05%) CSS
6 6 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.05%) JSON
6 6 (2.05%) XML
7 4 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (1.37%) Ajax
7 4 (1.37%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.37%) J2EE
7 4 (1.37%) Java EE
7 4 (1.37%) jQuery
7 4 (1.37%) JSP
7 4 (1.37%) Servlets
7 4 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (5.46%) User Experience
5 14 (4.78%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.39%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (2.05%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.02%) CCTV
9 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.02%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.02%) PKI
9 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.68%) IVR
10 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) Frameworx
11 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.92%) Windows
2 20 (6.83%) Linux
3 15 (5.12%) Unix
4 7 (2.39%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (41.64%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.41%) Business Analysis
3 50 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (13.31%) Risk Management
6 36 (12.29%) Validation
7 35 (11.95%) DevOps
8 33 (11.26%) Project Management
9 32 (10.92%) Analytics
9 32 (10.92%) Requirements Analysis
9 32 (10.92%) Scrum
10 31 (10.58%) Systems Engineering
11 28 (9.56%) Change Control
12 27 (9.22%) Integration Testing
12 27 (9.22%) PRINCE2
12 27 (9.22%) Use Case
13 26 (8.87%) Change Management
13 26 (8.87%) Project Delivery
14 25 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (8.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.95%) SQL
2 31 (10.58%) C
3 19 (6.48%) Java
4 12 (4.10%) Python
5 10 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.37%) C#
6 4 (1.37%) Scala
7 3 (1.02%) C++
8 2 (0.68%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.34%) R
9 1 (0.34%) Tcl
9 1 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) VB6
9 1 (0.34%) VC++
Qualifications
1 85 (29.01%) Security Cleared
2 63 (21.50%) SC Cleared
3 41 (13.99%) Degree
4 32 (10.92%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (3.41%) Master's Degree
7 7 (2.39%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (2.39%) ISEB
7 7 (2.39%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.71%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.37%) CCNA
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.02%) HNC
10 3 (1.02%) HND
10 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.12%) QA
2 5 (1.71%) NIST
3 3 (1.02%) GxP
4 2 (0.68%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 13 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.71%) XenApp
2 5 (1.71%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.02%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) Ansible
2 9 (3.07%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (2.73%) PTC Integrity
4 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.71%) Netcool
6 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) Puppet
6 4 (1.37%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.02%) TeMIP
8 2 (0.68%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.68%) Kibana
8 2 (0.68%) logstash
8 2 (0.68%) SCCM
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.46%) Oracle
3 15 (5.12%) EMC
4 13 (4.44%) SAP
5 10 (3.41%) Google
6 9 (3.07%) VMware
7 8 (2.73%) Cisco
7 8 (2.73%) IBM
7 8 (2.73%) PTC
8 7 (2.39%) Dell
8 7 (2.39%) NetApp
9 6 (2.05%) Citrix
9 6 (2.05%) Remedy
10 5 (1.71%) OpenText
10 5 (1.71%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.71%) Tableau
11 4 (1.37%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.02%) Intel
12 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow