Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 578 594 569
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 -44
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 326 296 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 184 178
UK median daily rate £434 £407 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.57% -4.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £675 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 35
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.58 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.74% +22.95% -18.28%
10th Percentile £22.50 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £49.46 £47.50 £46.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.58 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.67% +41.13% -28.46%

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 88,242 85,195 90,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,214 56,472 59,717
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,390 2,044 2,454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.32% +8.70% +4.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +17 276 £444 +2.01% 85
UK excluding London -31 209 £413 +3.13% 79
London +35 114 £523 +10.00% 16
South East -10 57 £400 -3.03% 13
South West -13 54 £400 -6.43% 25
Wales +2 35 £440 +12.10% 7
North of England -32 22 £400 +2.56% 11
East of England -3 15 £423 -6.02% 12
North West -16 12 £385 -10.98% 4
Midlands -26 12 £519 +97.62% 8
Yorkshire -19 10 £405 +6.58% 5
West Midlands -20 8 £525 +78.72% 6
Scotland -37 8 £342 -1.16%
Northern Ireland +41 6 £308 -9.56% 3
East Midlands +1 4 £513 +118.09% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 141 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (26.38%) Finance
3 81 (24.85%) Security Cleared
4 65 (19.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (19.63%) Business Analysis
6 63 (19.33%) Project Management
7 57 (17.48%) SC Cleared
8 47 (14.42%) JIRA
9 44 (13.50%) Validation
10 42 (12.88%) SQL
10 42 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
10 42 (12.88%) Microsoft Excel
11 41 (12.58%) Unix
12 39 (11.96%) PRINCE2
12 39 (11.96%) Change Management
12 39 (11.96%) Programme Management
13 38 (11.66%) Microsoft
14 37 (11.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 34 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (10.12%) Linux
17 32 (9.82%) Risk Management
17 32 (9.82%) Change Control
17 32 (9.82%) Degree
18 31 (9.51%) Windows
18 31 (9.51%) SDLC
19 30 (9.20%) Banking
19 30 (9.20%) Resource Management
20 29 (8.90%) Waterfall
20 29 (8.90%) User Stories
20 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills

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 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (4.60%) Apache
3 13 (3.99%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.76%) Confluence
6 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.61%) SAS
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (12.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 42 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (8.28%) MS Visio
3 23 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.61%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.61%) Blender
5 2 (0.61%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.31%) GIMP
6 1 (0.31%) Mingle
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.99%) HiPortfolio
2 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.60%) GitHub
2 9 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.61%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.29%) Firewall
2 12 (3.68%) Ethernet
2 12 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.45%) SNMP
3 8 (2.45%) VoIP
4 7 (2.15%) Wireless
5 5 (1.53%) SAN
6 4 (1.23%) FlexRay
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
6 4 (1.23%) Network Security
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.61%) VLAN
7 2 (0.61%) VPN
7 2 (0.61%) WAN
7 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.31%) CTI
8 1 (0.31%) IPsec
8 1 (0.31%) ISDN
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.67%) Hadoop
2 23 (7.06%) Big Data
3 13 (3.99%) Apache Hive
3 13 (3.99%) HBase
4 12 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (3.68%) Presto
5 8 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.15%) Spark SQL
6 7 (2.15%) Sqoop
7 5 (1.53%) MySQL
7 5 (1.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.23%) Ingres
8 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.92%) Power BI
9 3 (0.92%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.61%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (14.42%) JIRA
2 28 (8.59%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.99%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (2.45%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.84%) GCC
7 6 (1.84%) Selenium
8 5 (1.53%) Rational Team Concert
9 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.92%) TestComplete
10 3 (0.92%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.61%) Ant
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (0.61%) Gradle
11 2 (0.61%) JMeter
11 2 (0.61%) Maven
12 1 (0.31%) The Grinder
12 1 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 86 (26.38%) Finance
2 30 (9.20%) Banking
3 14 (4.29%) Back Office
4 13 (3.99%) Publishing
4 13 (3.99%) Retail
5 12 (3.68%) Aerospace
6 11 (3.37%) Electronics
6 11 (3.37%) Law
6 11 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.07%) Automotive
8 9 (2.76%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.84%) Military
10 4 (1.23%) Legal
11 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.61%) Marketing
12 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.31%) Front Office
13 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (42.64%) Analyst
2 115 (35.28%) Business Analyst
3 21 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (5.52%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.91%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 16 (4.91%) Software Engineer
5 16 (4.91%) Technical Analyst
6 15 (4.60%) Architect
6 15 (4.60%) Technical Business Analyst
7 13 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (3.68%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 11 (3.37%) Big Data Engineer
10 10 (3.07%) Data Engineer
11 9 (2.76%) Project Officer
11 9 (2.76%) Test Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Business Change Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Change Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Designer
12 8 (2.45%) Project Control Officer
12 8 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.91%) RESTful
2 12 (3.68%) Kafka
2 12 (3.68%) Spark Streaming
3 11 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (2.45%) Web Services
5 7 (2.15%) XML
6 6 (1.84%) .NET
6 6 (1.84%) Gherkin
6 6 (1.84%) HTML
6 6 (1.84%) SOAP
7 5 (1.53%) Flash
7 5 (1.53%) JSON
8 4 (1.23%) REST
9 3 (0.92%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.92%) CSS
9 3 (0.92%) HTML5
9 3 (0.92%) Java EE
9 3 (0.92%) Middleware
9 3 (0.92%) XSD
10 2 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.45%) PKI
6 7 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.15%) User Experience
6 7 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.53%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.92%) CMDB
10 3 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.92%) PMI
11 2 (0.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.58%) Unix
2 33 (10.12%) Linux
3 31 (9.51%) Windows
4 14 (4.29%) Solaris
5 10 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (19.63%) Business Analysis
4 63 (19.33%) Project Management
5 44 (13.50%) Validation
6 39 (11.96%) Change Management
6 39 (11.96%) PRINCE2
6 39 (11.96%) Programme Management
7 37 (11.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 34 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (9.82%) Change Control
9 32 (9.82%) Risk Management
10 31 (9.51%) SDLC
11 30 (9.20%) Resource Management
12 29 (8.90%) User Stories
12 29 (8.90%) Waterfall
13 28 (8.59%) Quality Management
14 27 (8.28%) Test Automation
15 25 (7.67%) Decision-Making
16 24 (7.36%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.88%) SQL
2 28 (8.59%) C
3 24 (7.36%) Java
4 22 (6.75%) Python
5 15 (4.60%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.29%) Korn
7 13 (3.99%) Scala
8 11 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.07%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.84%) VBScript
11 5 (1.53%) VB
12 4 (1.23%) C++
13 3 (0.92%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.61%) C#
14 2 (0.61%) Lua
14 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.61%) Ruby
15 1 (0.31%) ABAP
15 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (24.85%) Security Cleared
2 57 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.82%) Degree
4 24 (7.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 22 (6.75%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.29%) ISEB
7 11 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.37%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.84%) CCNA
9 5 (1.53%) CISSP
10 4 (1.23%) CCIE
10 4 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.23%) HNC
10 4 (1.23%) MCSE
10 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CCDP
12 2 (0.61%) PMP
12 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.44%) QA
2 7 (2.15%) PMO
3 6 (1.84%) DO-254
4 4 (1.23%) ISO 26262
5 3 (0.92%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) ARP4754
6 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.61%) IFRS
6 2 (0.61%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.31%) GMP
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) P3O
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.15%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.92%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.92%) XenApp
5 2 (0.61%) Docker
5 2 (0.61%) LXC
5 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 13 (3.99%) Ansible
2 13 (3.99%) Hadoop YARN
2 13 (3.99%) HP ALM
2 13 (3.99%) PTC Integrity
3 10 (3.07%) Kibana
3 10 (3.07%) logstash
4 8 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.92%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.31%) Mesos
7 1 (0.31%) MOM
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.98%) Oracle
3 21 (6.44%) IBM
4 13 (3.99%) EMC
4 13 (3.99%) Google
4 13 (3.99%) HP
4 13 (3.99%) PTC
5 9 (2.76%) SAP
6 7 (2.15%) Citrix
7 6 (1.84%) Tableau
8 5 (1.53%) Cisco
8 5 (1.53%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.23%) F5
9 4 (1.23%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.23%) Juniper
9 4 (1.23%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.23%) VMware
9 4 (1.23%) Zscaler
10 3 (0.92%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.92%) ServiceNow