Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 565 561
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 -37
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 372 289 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 185 175
UK median daily rate £440 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +3.57% +1.82%
10th Percentile £323 £332 £310
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £414
% change year-on-year +1.80% +0.91% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 46
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £44.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +14.10% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26.75 £27.40 £22.50
90th Percentile £51.60 £52.50 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.38 £44.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -0.28% +14.10% +3.34%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +6 296 £450 - 71
UK excluding London +12 257 £425 +1.80% 72
London +24 106 £505 +6.32% 12
South East -20 72 £431 -4.17% 19
South West +9 54 £425 -5.56% 20
Wales +22 52 £440 +12.10% 7
North of England -9 28 £400 +6.31% 3
East of England -15 22 £425 -5.56% 4
Yorkshire -7 15 £400 +16.96% 1
Scotland -36 15 £342 -2.63% 5
North West -11 13 £345 -11.66% 2
Midlands -14 13 £450 +24.14% 13
East Midlands +11 7 £513 +41.38% 3
West Midlands -32 6 £438 +25.00% 10
North East -10 1 £455 +19.34%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 145 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.34%) Security Cleared
3 97 (26.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (23.12%) Business Analysis
5 85 (22.85%) Finance
6 73 (19.62%) SC Cleared
7 68 (18.28%) Validation
8 63 (16.94%) Project Management
9 62 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 50 (13.44%) PRINCE2
11 49 (13.17%) Windows
12 45 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (11.02%) Requirements Analysis
14 41 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (10.48%) Risk Management
16 37 (9.95%) Change Management
16 37 (9.95%) Linux
16 37 (9.95%) JIRA
17 36 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
18 35 (9.41%) UML
19 34 (9.14%) C
19 34 (9.14%) SDLC
20 33 (8.87%) MS Visio
20 33 (8.87%) Rational DOORS
21 32 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
22 30 (8.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 30 (8.06%) Degree
22 30 (8.06%) Data Modelling
22 30 (8.06%) SQL

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 14 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.49%) Confluence
3 10 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.42%) Apache
5 8 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.08%) CMS
8 3 (0.81%) Gunicorn
8 3 (0.81%) nginx
8 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (8.87%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.54%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.54%) Blender
6 2 (0.54%) LightWave 3D
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.27%) GIMP
7 1 (0.27%) Mingle
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.81%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.42%) GitHub
4 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.08%) Google Play
7 3 (0.81%) Route 53
7 3 (0.81%) Serverless
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.84%) Firewall
2 12 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.15%) Network Security
4 7 (1.88%) SAN
5 6 (1.61%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.61%) SNMP
5 6 (1.61%) VoIP
6 5 (1.34%) LAN
6 5 (1.34%) Wireless
7 4 (1.08%) DMZ
8 2 (0.54%) VLAN
8 2 (0.54%) WAN
8 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.54%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.27%) CTI
9 1 (0.27%) DNS
9 1 (0.27%) IPsec
9 1 (0.27%) SMS
9 1 (0.27%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.11%) Hadoop
2 15 (4.03%) Big Data
3 12 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.88%) Apache Hive
5 7 (1.88%) HBase
6 6 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.61%) MySQL
6 6 (1.61%) Presto
7 5 (1.34%) Ingres
7 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.34%) Spark SQL
7 5 (1.34%) Sqoop
8 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.54%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.54%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (9.95%) JIRA
2 33 (8.87%) Rational DOORS
3 25 (6.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (3.76%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.15%) Maven
7 7 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.08%) GCC
11 3 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.54%) JMeter
12 2 (0.54%) Selenium
13 1 (0.27%) Ant
13 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
13 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
13 1 (0.27%) Gradle
13 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (22.85%) Finance
2 21 (5.65%) Banking
3 14 (3.76%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.76%) Retail
4 13 (3.49%) Electronics
5 9 (2.42%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.15%) Military
6 8 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.88%) Automotive
7 7 (1.88%) Publishing
8 6 (1.61%) Law
8 6 (1.61%) Legal
9 5 (1.34%) Marketing
10 4 (1.08%) Back Office
11 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (45.43%) Analyst
2 134 (36.02%) Business Analyst
3 40 (10.75%) Systems Engineer
4 26 (6.99%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 17 (4.57%) Architect
5 17 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
7 14 (3.76%) Technical Business Analyst
7 14 (3.76%) Test Manager
8 12 (3.23%) Software Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (2.69%) Digital Business Analyst
10 10 (2.69%) Project Officer
11 9 (2.42%) Designer
11 9 (2.42%) Developer
11 9 (2.42%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
13 7 (1.88%) IT Analyst
13 7 (1.88%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.42%) Kafka
2 8 (2.15%) .NET
2 8 (2.15%) RESTful
3 7 (1.88%) Spring
4 6 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.61%) Middleware
4 6 (1.61%) Spark Streaming
4 6 (1.61%) XML
5 5 (1.34%) XSLT
6 4 (1.08%) Flash
6 4 (1.08%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.08%) Web Services
7 3 (0.81%) HTML
7 3 (0.81%) LDAP
7 3 (0.81%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.54%) CSS
8 2 (0.54%) JSP
8 2 (0.54%) SOAP
8 2 (0.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.57%) User Experience
5 12 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.96%) PKI
7 10 (2.69%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.34%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.08%) CMDB
11 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.81%) FMCG
12 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.81%) NHS
13 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.17%) Windows
2 37 (9.95%) Linux
3 25 (6.72%) Unix
4 16 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.03%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.34%) Solaris
7 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (26.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (23.12%) Business Analysis
4 68 (18.28%) Validation
5 63 (16.94%) Project Management
6 50 (13.44%) PRINCE2
7 45 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (11.02%) Requirements Analysis
9 39 (10.48%) Risk Management
10 37 (9.95%) Change Management
11 35 (9.41%) UML
12 34 (9.14%) SDLC
13 32 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (8.06%) Data Modelling
14 30 (8.06%) Programme Management
14 30 (8.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 30 (8.06%) User Stories
15 29 (7.80%) Customer Requirements
16 28 (7.53%) Scrum
17 27 (7.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.14%) C
2 30 (8.06%) SQL
3 26 (6.99%) Java
4 14 (3.76%) Python
5 10 (2.69%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.88%) Scala
7 6 (1.61%) VB
7 6 (1.61%) VBScript
8 5 (1.34%) C#
9 4 (1.08%) C++
9 4 (1.08%) Korn
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.54%) Lua
11 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (26.34%) Security Cleared
2 73 (19.62%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.06%) Degree
4 20 (5.38%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (3.23%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.69%) ISEB
7 8 (2.15%) CISSP
8 6 (1.61%) CCNA
8 6 (1.61%) MCSE
8 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.08%) CCIE
9 4 (1.08%) HNC
9 4 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.81%) APMP
11 2 (0.54%) CEH
11 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.54%) MCSA
12 1 (0.27%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.11%) QA
2 10 (2.69%) GDPR
3 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (1.88%) PMO
4 6 (1.61%) DO-254
5 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.08%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.27%) P3O
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.69%) Docker
3 6 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.34%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) GPFS
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.65%) PTC Integrity
2 18 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (3.76%) Ansible
4 11 (2.96%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.88%) Consul
5 7 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.88%) Terraform
6 5 (1.34%) Kibana
6 5 (1.34%) logstash
7 4 (1.08%) Nessus
7 4 (1.08%) Nmap
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.54%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.27%) Mesos
9 1 (0.27%) MOM
9 1 (0.27%) Nagios
9 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.27%) SCCM
9 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.06%) IBM
3 21 (5.65%) Oracle
3 21 (5.65%) PTC
4 18 (4.84%) HP
5 15 (4.03%) Citrix
6 11 (2.96%) EMC
7 10 (2.69%) Google
8 8 (2.15%) SAP
9 7 (1.88%) Cisco
10 6 (1.61%) Tableau
10 6 (1.61%) VMware
11 4 (1.08%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (1.08%) F5
11 4 (1.08%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.08%) Juniper
11 4 (1.08%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.08%) Zscaler
12 3 (0.81%) Intel