Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 531 543 531
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +14
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 377 296 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 186 189
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £286
90th Percentile £544 £575 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £398
% change year-on-year +1.49% +5.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 48
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.75% +11.70%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £40.88
% change year-on-year +32.35% -16.82% +9.32%

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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -9 283 £450 +4.05% 69
UK excluding London +25 268 £425 +1.49% 74
London -27 97 £475 +5.56% 10
South East -17 64 £460 +8.24% 13
Wales +35 61 £425 +4.29% 5
South West +10 52 £405 -15.09% 12
North of England +19 40 £440 +18.92% 2
Yorkshire +6 24 £425 -5.76% 1
East of England -11 20 £425 +0.59% 14
Scotland -40 19 £342 -2.29% 9
North West -7 16 £460 +17.95% 1
Midlands -25 11 £413 +7.14% 18
East Midlands +8 6 £513 -14.65% 4
West Midlands -34 5 £413 +10.00% 14
North East +15 3 £455 +30.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 129 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.24%) Business Analysis
3 112 (29.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (26.26%) Security Cleared
5 78 (20.69%) Validation
6 74 (19.63%) Finance
7 71 (18.83%) SC Cleared
8 67 (17.77%) Microsoft
9 60 (15.92%) Windows
10 56 (14.85%) Project Management
11 53 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (13.53%) PRINCE2
13 48 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
13 48 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
14 41 (10.88%) Use Case
15 40 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (10.34%) C
16 39 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
17 38 (10.08%) Risk Management
18 37 (9.81%) SDLC
19 35 (9.28%) MS Visio
20 34 (9.02%) UML
20 34 (9.02%) Active Directory
21 33 (8.75%) Linux
21 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (8.49%) Change Management
23 30 (7.96%) Degree
23 30 (7.96%) User Stories
24 29 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
24 29 (7.69%) JIRA

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 17 (4.51%) Confluence
2 11 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.80%) CMS
4 3 (0.80%) Gunicorn
4 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.80%) nginx
5 2 (0.53%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (9.28%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP LE
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.06%) Google Play
5 3 (0.80%) Route 53
5 3 (0.80%) Serverless
6 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.65%) Firewall
2 8 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.86%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.86%) Network Security
4 5 (1.33%) Wireless
5 4 (1.06%) DMZ
5 4 (1.06%) LAN
5 4 (1.06%) SAN
6 2 (0.53%) RS-422
6 2 (0.53%) SMS
6 2 (0.53%) VLAN
6 2 (0.53%) WAN
6 2 (0.53%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.27%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.27%) RS-232
7 1 (0.27%) RS-485
7 1 (0.27%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.27%) SNMP
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.86%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.06%) Big Data
5 4 (1.06%) Ingres
5 4 (1.06%) MySQL
6 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.53%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.27%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.27%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) OLTP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (7.69%) JIRA
1 29 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (6.90%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (1.86%) Maven
3 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.27%) GCC
6 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) JMeter
6 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.27%) PVCS
6 1 (0.27%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.27%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (19.63%) Finance
2 24 (6.37%) Banking
3 12 (3.18%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.18%) Retail
4 8 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.86%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.86%) Electronics
5 7 (1.86%) Military
6 6 (1.59%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.06%) Automotive
8 4 (1.06%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.80%) Games
9 3 (0.80%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) French Language
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 199 (52.79%) Analyst
2 166 (44.03%) Business Analyst
3 45 (11.94%) Systems Engineer
4 30 (7.96%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 24 (6.37%) Test Manager
6 21 (5.57%) Architect
7 14 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
9 12 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (3.18%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 12 (3.18%) Project Officer
9 12 (3.18%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (3.18%) Technical Business Analyst
10 11 (2.92%) Digital Analyst
10 11 (2.92%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Banking Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Banking Business Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Data Business Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Digital Business Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.12%) Spring
2 7 (1.86%) .NET
2 7 (1.86%) XML
3 5 (1.33%) Middleware
3 5 (1.33%) XSLT
4 4 (1.06%) Web Services
5 3 (0.80%) Flash
5 3 (0.80%) Kafka
5 3 (0.80%) LDAP
5 3 (0.80%) Node.js
5 3 (0.80%) REST
6 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.53%) WinForms
7 1 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
7 1 (0.27%) J2EE
7 1 (0.27%) POSIX
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 26 (6.90%) User Experience
3 18 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.59%) Linked Data
7 5 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.33%) FMCG
7 5 (1.33%) PKI
7 5 (1.33%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.06%) CMDB
8 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.53%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.92%) Windows
2 33 (8.75%) Linux
3 19 (5.04%) Windows 10
4 15 (3.98%) Unix
5 14 (3.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
8 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.24%) Business Analysis
3 112 (29.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (20.69%) Validation
5 56 (14.85%) Project Management
6 53 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (13.53%) PRINCE2
8 48 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
9 41 (10.88%) Use Case
10 40 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (10.08%) Risk Management
12 37 (9.81%) SDLC
13 34 (9.02%) UML
14 32 (8.49%) Change Management
15 30 (7.96%) User Stories
16 27 (7.16%) Data Modelling
17 25 (6.63%) Defect Management
17 25 (6.63%) Process Improvement
18 24 (6.37%) Customer Requirements
18 24 (6.37%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.34%) C
2 22 (5.84%) SQL
3 18 (4.77%) Java
4 9 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.33%) C#
6 4 (1.06%) Python
7 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.80%) VB
7 3 (0.80%) VBScript
8 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.27%) ABAP
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.27%) MUMPS
9 1 (0.27%) Perl
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 71 (18.83%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.96%) Degree
4 20 (5.31%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (3.71%) ISEB
7 10 (2.65%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.12%) CISSP
9 5 (1.33%) CCNA
10 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.80%) APMP
11 3 (0.80%) CCIE
11 3 (0.80%) MCSE
11 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.53%) CEH
12 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.63%) QA
2 17 (4.51%) GDPR
3 12 (3.18%) PMO
4 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 6 (1.59%) DO-254
6 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.80%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.80%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.53%) MIL-STD-1553
9 1 (0.27%) COBIT
9 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.27%) EMIR
9 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.27%) IFRS
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.27%) MiFID
9 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.65%) Docker
3 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.27%) GPFS
6 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 28 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (5.84%) PTC Integrity
3 21 (5.57%) HP ALM
4 7 (1.86%) Ansible
4 7 (1.86%) Consul
4 7 (1.86%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.86%) Terraform
5 4 (1.06%) Nessus
5 4 (1.06%) Nmap
6 2 (0.53%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.27%) Mesos
7 1 (0.27%) MOM
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 67 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.69%) HP
2 29 (7.69%) IBM
3 22 (5.84%) Citrix
3 22 (5.84%) PTC
4 14 (3.71%) Oracle
5 8 (2.12%) EMC
5 8 (2.12%) VMware
6 6 (1.59%) Cisco
6 6 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.06%) Google
7 4 (1.06%) Intel
7 4 (1.06%) SAP
8 3 (0.80%) Blue Coat
8 3 (0.80%) F5
8 3 (0.80%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.80%) Juniper
8 3 (0.80%) Palo Alto
8 3 (0.80%) Tableau
8 3 (0.80%) Zscaler