Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 574 607 560
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 -18
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 325 294 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 176 195
UK median daily rate £440 £405 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.64% -6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £322 £320 £313
90th Percentile £675 £525 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +36.36% -32.93%
10th Percentile £22.50 £26.25 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +36.36% -31.90%

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 91,103 88,016 87,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,344 58,702 57,753
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,341 2,069 2,478
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.10 £49.25 £48.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.67% -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Requirements Management in the UK

Requirements Management
Top 15 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 10 December 2018. 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 -4 270 £450 +5.88% 78
UK excluding London -51 198 £425 +6.25% 73
London +69 122 £506 +6.58% 19
South East -30 47 £400 -2.44% 21
South West -36 43 £405 -3.57% 16
Wales -3 32 £440 +12.10% 11
North of England -27 25 £416 +3.29% 12
East of England -11 18 £415 -7.69% 3
North West -18 14 £425 -10.53% 7
Northern Ireland +35 13 £320 -5.88%
Midlands -12 13 £525 +84.21% 7
Yorkshire -11 11 £413 +1.85% 4
West Midlands -14 11 £538 +38.71% 7
Scotland -39 7 £450 +30.43% 3
East Midlands +3 2 £290 +23.40%

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 142 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.62%) Security Cleared
3 83 (25.54%) Finance
4 72 (22.15%) SC Cleared
5 68 (20.92%) Project Management
6 57 (17.54%) SQL
7 50 (15.38%) Validation
7 50 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 47 (14.46%) JIRA
8 47 (14.46%) Unix
9 45 (13.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 42 (12.92%) Programme Management
11 41 (12.62%) PRINCE2
12 40 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
13 37 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
14 36 (11.08%) Oracle
15 34 (10.46%) Quality Management
15 34 (10.46%) Hadoop
15 34 (10.46%) Change Control
15 34 (10.46%) User Stories
15 34 (10.46%) Resource Management
16 33 (10.15%) DevOps
17 32 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (9.85%) Change Management
17 32 (9.85%) Banking
17 32 (9.85%) Python
18 29 (8.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 29 (8.92%) SDLC
19 28 (8.62%) Linux

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 16 (4.92%) Apache
2 14 (4.31%) Apache Spark
2 14 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.15%) Confluence
3 7 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.23%) SAS
5 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 23 (7.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.31%) Blender
6 1 (0.31%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.31%) Mingle
6 1 (0.31%) Simulink
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.31%) HiPortfolio
1 14 (4.31%) Teamcenter
2 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.62%) GitHub
2 10 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.92%) SaaS
6 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.46%) Firewall
3 6 (1.85%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.85%) Network Security
4 5 (1.54%) SNMP
4 5 (1.54%) VoIP
4 5 (1.54%) Wireless
5 4 (1.23%) FlexRay
6 3 (0.92%) Multicast
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.62%) ISDN
7 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.62%) SAN
7 2 (0.62%) VPN
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.31%) CTI
8 1 (0.31%) LAN
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
8 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.46%) Hadoop
2 24 (7.38%) Big Data
3 20 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.62%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.31%) Apache Hive
5 14 (4.31%) HBase
6 13 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (4.00%) Presto
7 11 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.38%) Ingres
7 11 (3.38%) MySQL
8 8 (2.46%) Spark SQL
8 8 (2.46%) Sqoop
9 7 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.92%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.92%) Power BI
12 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (14.46%) JIRA
2 26 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (6.15%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.00%) Selenium
5 13 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.38%) TestComplete
7 10 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.23%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (0.92%) Ant
10 3 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.92%) GCC
10 3 (0.92%) Gradle
10 3 (0.92%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.92%) Maven
10 3 (0.92%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 83 (25.54%) Finance
2 32 (9.85%) Banking
3 15 (4.62%) Back Office
4 14 (4.31%) Publishing
5 13 (4.00%) Law
6 11 (3.38%) Retail
7 9 (2.77%) Aerospace
8 8 (2.46%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.15%) Military
10 5 (1.54%) Automotive
10 5 (1.54%) Electronics
10 5 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.23%) Legal
12 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.31%) Front Office
13 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.31%) Marketing
13 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (38.77%) Analyst
2 105 (32.31%) Business Analyst
3 23 (7.08%) Project Manager
4 18 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (5.54%) Technical Analyst
5 17 (5.23%) Technical Business Analyst
6 16 (4.92%) Architect
7 14 (4.31%) Project Officer
7 14 (4.31%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 12 (3.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) Big Data Engineer
11 10 (3.08%) Data Engineer
11 10 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.77%) Project Control Officer
12 9 (2.77%) Test Manager
13 8 (2.46%) Business Change Manager
13 8 (2.46%) Change Manager
13 8 (2.46%) Consultant
14 7 (2.15%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.46%) Web Services
2 18 (5.54%) RESTful
3 14 (4.31%) Itk
3 14 (4.31%) LDAP
4 13 (4.00%) Kafka
4 13 (4.00%) Spark Streaming
5 11 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (2.77%) XML
7 7 (2.15%) JSON
7 7 (2.15%) SOAP
8 6 (1.85%) .NET
8 6 (1.85%) HTML
8 6 (1.85%) Java EE
9 5 (1.54%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.54%) REST
10 4 (1.23%) Middleware
10 4 (1.23%) XSD
11 3 (0.92%) CSS
11 3 (0.92%) HTML5
12 2 (0.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.08%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.15%) PKI
7 6 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.85%) User Experience
8 5 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.54%) PMI
8 5 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.62%) Equities
11 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.46%) Unix
2 28 (8.62%) Linux
3 23 (7.08%) Windows
4 15 (4.62%) Solaris
5 6 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.92%) Project Management
3 50 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 50 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (15.38%) Validation
4 45 (13.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 42 (12.92%) Programme Management
6 41 (12.62%) PRINCE2
7 34 (10.46%) Change Control
7 34 (10.46%) Quality Management
7 34 (10.46%) Resource Management
7 34 (10.46%) User Stories
8 33 (10.15%) DevOps
9 32 (9.85%) Change Management
9 32 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.92%) SDLC
11 27 (8.31%) Risk Management
11 27 (8.31%) Scrum
11 27 (8.31%) Waterfall
12 26 (8.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (17.54%) SQL
2 32 (9.85%) Python
3 26 (8.00%) Java
4 21 (6.46%) C
5 20 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.92%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.62%) Korn
8 14 (4.31%) Scala
9 9 (2.77%) VBScript
10 5 (1.54%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.92%) C++
11 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.62%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) C#
13 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.31%) Lua
13 1 (0.31%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 93 (28.62%) Security Cleared
2 72 (22.15%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 27 (8.31%) Degree
5 20 (6.15%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.69%) ISEB
7 9 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.46%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.23%) CCNA
12 2 (0.62%) CCDP
12 2 (0.62%) CISSP
12 2 (0.62%) HNC
12 2 (0.62%) MCSE
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.62%) PMP
12 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.85%) QA
2 8 (2.46%) PMO
3 4 (1.23%) ARP4754
3 4 (1.23%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.92%) DO-254
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.85%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.92%) XenApp
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.62%) LXC
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (7.38%) HP ALM
2 16 (4.92%) Ansible
2 16 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (4.62%) Oracle ZFS
4 14 (4.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (3.08%) Kibana
6 10 (3.08%) logstash
6 10 (3.08%) PTC Integrity
7 3 (0.92%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.62%) Packer
8 2 (0.62%) Puppet
8 2 (0.62%) Terraform
9 1 (0.31%) SCCM
9 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (11.08%) Oracle
2 25 (7.69%) HP
3 24 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.85%) IBM
5 15 (4.62%) Google
6 10 (3.08%) PTC
7 8 (2.46%) SAP
8 7 (2.15%) Cisco
8 7 (2.15%) Citrix
8 7 (2.15%) Cloudera
8 7 (2.15%) EMC
9 4 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.23%) Tableau
10 3 (0.92%) BMC
10 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.92%) VMware
11 2 (0.62%) CA
11 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.62%) Lotus
11 2 (0.62%) McAfee