Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 524 533
Rank change year-on-year -71 +9 +32
Contract jobs citing Requirements Management 287 337 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 211 177
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
90th Percentile £500 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 43
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £30.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.17% -28.32% +4.63%
10th Percentile £25.50 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £62.40 £49.60 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.15 £30.00 £40.94
% change year-on-year +37.17% -26.72% +2.35%

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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -94 211 £450 - 133
UK excluding London -36 202 £413 -2.94% 128
London -30 80 £475 +5.56% 11
South East -26 40 £450 +5.88% 29
North of England +42 35 £455 -4.21% 16
Wales +17 35 £413 -1.79% 4
South West -38 32 £375 -25.00% 25
Scotland -6 29 £348 -0.71% 2
North West +28 21 £480 +1.05% 9
Yorkshire 0 14 £455 -7.61% 5
Midlands -7 13 £326 -23.24% 32
East of England -14 13 £425 +70.00% 20
West Midlands -1 7 £413 -2.71% 27
East Midlands +6 6 £223 -47.65% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 £340 -
North East +41 2 £455 +30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 106 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.15%) Business Analysis
3 87 (30.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (27.53%) Security Cleared
5 77 (26.83%) Finance
6 52 (18.12%) Project Management
7 49 (17.07%) Validation
8 43 (14.98%) PRINCE2
8 43 (14.98%) SC Cleared
9 38 (13.24%) Risk Management
10 36 (12.54%) Use Case
11 34 (11.85%) Change Management
12 33 (11.50%) C
13 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
14 30 (10.45%) Windows
15 29 (10.10%) Microsoft Excel
15 29 (10.10%) Banking
16 28 (9.76%) UML
16 28 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (9.76%) DV Cleared
17 27 (9.41%) User Stories
17 27 (9.41%) JIRA
17 27 (9.41%) Degree
18 26 (9.06%) Management Information System
19 25 (8.71%) Requirements Analysis
19 25 (8.71%) User Experience
19 25 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (8.36%) SDLC
20 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
20 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Office

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 13 (4.53%) Confluence
2 7 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.74%) Tuxedo
4 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
5 2 (0.70%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (10.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (7.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Primavera
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) SAP LE
4 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) Wireless
2 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.70%) DNS
3 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.70%) RS-422
3 2 (0.70%) SMS
3 2 (0.70%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.35%) DMZ
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Link 16
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.35%) RS-232
4 1 (0.35%) RS-485
4 1 (0.35%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.05%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.05%) Ingres
3 3 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) Big Data
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.41%) JIRA
2 19 (6.62%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (4.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (1.74%) PeopleTools
5 3 (1.05%) FishEye
5 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.70%) Hudson
6 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.70%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) PVCS
General
1 77 (26.83%) Finance
2 29 (10.10%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Military
4 10 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.14%) Retail
6 7 (2.44%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.74%) Billing
7 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.39%) Automotive
8 4 (1.39%) Marketing
8 4 (1.39%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.05%) Games
9 3 (1.05%) Legal
10 2 (0.70%) Advertising
10 2 (0.70%) Avionics
10 2 (0.70%) Electronics
10 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Front Office
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 168 (58.54%) Analyst
2 152 (52.96%) Business Analyst
3 27 (9.41%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (4.88%) Test Manager
5 12 (4.18%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (4.18%) Banking Business Analyst
6 11 (3.83%) Lead Business Analyst
6 11 (3.83%) Project Officer
6 11 (3.83%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 10 (3.48%) Project Control Officer
8 9 (3.14%) Agile Business Analyst
8 9 (3.14%) Architect
8 9 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (3.14%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 8 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (2.44%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 7 (2.44%) Technical Business Analyst
10 7 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.14%) Middleware
2 7 (2.44%) XML
3 4 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.39%) XSLT
4 3 (1.05%) Web Services
5 2 (0.70%) .NET
5 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.70%) REST
5 2 (0.70%) SOAP
5 2 (0.70%) WCF
5 2 (0.70%) WinForms
5 2 (0.70%) WPF
6 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) HTML
6 1 (0.35%) J2EE
6 1 (0.35%) JSP
6 1 (0.35%) Spring
6 1 (0.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.06%) Management Information System
2 25 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.71%) User Experience
3 13 (4.53%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.74%) Linked Data
5 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.39%) FMCG
6 3 (1.05%) Derivative
7 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 2 (0.70%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.35%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.45%) Windows
2 16 (5.57%) Linux
3 13 (4.53%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.05%) Unix
6 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.15%) Business Analysis
3 87 (30.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (18.12%) Project Management
5 49 (17.07%) Validation
6 43 (14.98%) PRINCE2
7 38 (13.24%) Risk Management
8 36 (12.54%) Use Case
9 34 (11.85%) Change Management
10 28 (9.76%) UML
10 28 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (9.41%) User Stories
12 25 (8.71%) Requirements Analysis
13 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
13 24 (8.36%) SDLC
14 22 (7.67%) Change Control
15 21 (7.32%) CRM
16 20 (6.97%) Scrum
17 19 (6.62%) Data Analysis
18 17 (5.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.50%) C
2 17 (5.92%) SQL
3 13 (4.53%) Java
4 10 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.44%) C++
6 6 (2.09%) C#
7 5 (1.74%) Python
7 5 (1.74%) Ruby
8 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.35%) Ada
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (27.53%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.98%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 27 (9.41%) Degree
5 22 (7.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (4.88%) ISEB
7 5 (1.74%) IIBA
7 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.39%) CBAP
8 4 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.05%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.70%) CISSP
10 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.62%) QA
2 12 (4.18%) PMO
3 9 (3.14%) GDPR
4 3 (1.05%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.70%) DO-254
5 2 (0.70%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.70%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.35%) zsh
Systems Management
1 15 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.44%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 32 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.67%) HP
3 19 (6.62%) Oracle
4 14 (4.88%) Citrix
5 8 (2.79%) IBM
6 7 (2.44%) PTC
7 5 (1.74%) BEA
7 5 (1.74%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.39%) VMware
9 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.05%) SAP
9 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.70%) EMC
11 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.35%) Casewise
11 1 (0.35%) CODA
11 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.35%) Intel
11 1 (0.35%) JDA
11 1 (0.35%) Remedy