The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 60 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 23 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.34% 1.53% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.01% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £575 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
Waterfall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
804 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.62% 76.05% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 229
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the Cheshire region.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 7 £375 -17.58%
Warrington -8 3 £375 - 2
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Chester - 2 £401 -
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 1
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Finance
3 20 (43.48%) Java
3 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (39.13%) Linux
5 17 (36.96%) Banking
6 16 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 16 (34.78%) Project Management
6 16 (34.78%) HTML
7 15 (32.61%) C++
7 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
7 15 (32.61%) Windows
7 15 (32.61%) TDD
7 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
8 14 (30.43%) C
8 14 (30.43%) OO
9 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.26%) J2EE
10 12 (26.09%) .NET
10 12 (26.09%) Subversion
10 12 (26.09%) Degree
10 12 (26.09%) HTML5
11 11 (23.91%) XML
11 11 (23.91%) Python
12 10 (21.74%) WSDL
12 10 (21.74%) Web Services
13 9 (19.57%) JSP
13 9 (19.57%) SQL
13 9 (19.57%) Oracle
13 9 (19.57%) OOP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.04%) CICS
3 5 (10.87%) Node.js
4 3 (6.52%) JBoss
4 3 (6.52%) Confluence
5 2 (4.35%) SAS
6 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ATM
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) DB2
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) Informix
5 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 12 (26.09%) Subversion
3 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.22%) JIRA
5 4 (8.70%) Maven
6 3 (6.52%) JUnit
6 3 (6.52%) Gradle
6 3 (6.52%) Artifactory
6 3 (6.52%) FishEye
7 2 (4.35%) Cactus
7 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.17%) Introscope
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.17%) Selenium
8 1 (2.17%) Mockito
8 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Tools Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Report Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) HTML
2 13 (28.26%) J2EE
3 12 (26.09%) .NET
3 12 (26.09%) HTML5
4 11 (23.91%) XML
5 10 (21.74%) WSDL
5 10 (21.74%) Web Services
6 9 (19.57%) JSP
6 9 (19.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (19.57%) jQuery
7 7 (15.22%) JDBC
7 7 (15.22%) JSON
8 6 (13.04%) Java EE
8 6 (13.04%) JMS
8 6 (13.04%) JNDI
9 5 (10.87%) SOAP
10 4 (8.70%) CSS
10 4 (8.70%) Servlets
10 4 (8.70%) Spring
11 3 (6.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
1 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.87%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.35%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.35%) GIS
3 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Vista
3 6 (13.04%) Mac OS
3 6 (13.04%) AIX
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX
3 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (34.78%) Software Engineering
3 16 (34.78%) Project Management
4 15 (32.61%) TDD
5 14 (30.43%) OO
6 9 (19.57%) OOP
6 9 (19.57%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) AOP
8 5 (10.87%) OOD
8 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.87%) Analytics
9 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) PRINCE
10 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) C++
2 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 14 (30.43%) C
4 11 (23.91%) Python
5 9 (19.57%) SQL
5 9 (19.57%) Objective-C
6 6 (13.04%) Perl
7 5 (10.87%) Ruby
8 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.35%) XPath
10 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 9 (19.57%) IBM
3 3 (6.52%) Perforce
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.35%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Compuware