The first table below looks at the demand for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 52 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Waterfall
West Midlands

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Waterfall across the Birmingham region.

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Waterfall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Waterfall.

1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (35.29%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Quality Management
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) Business Objects
5 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Thunderhead
5 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (17.65%) QMS
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (17.65%) Uniface
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) JUnit
7 2 (11.76%) SAP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Waterfall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Waterfall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) TestNG
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Uniface Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Testing Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Quality Management
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) QMS
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Uniface
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Business Objects
2 4 (23.53%) Thunderhead
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards