The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 49 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 14 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 1.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Average daily rate
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£443 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -1.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
494 461 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.34% 69.95% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 314 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +821.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (29.17%) .NET
3 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) UML
4 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) QA
5 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) SAS
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SAS
2 3 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) CICS
3 1 (4.17%) OpenEdge
3 1 (4.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (8.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) Base SAS
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) MS Access
4 1 (4.17%) Informix
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebSpeed
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (12.50%) CRM Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 2 (8.33%) ETL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) JavaBeans
4 1 (4.17%) EJB
4 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) Reference Data
3 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.33%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) UML
3 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Use Case
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Progress
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase