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 17 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 58 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 12 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.55% 2.13% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.78% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 13
Average daily rate
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£419 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £310 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £464 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £77.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year
-70.96% +53.46%
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
607 756 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.22% 76.83% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 344 312
Average daily rate £388 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 December 2014. 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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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 +7 2 £463 +5.17%
Warrington -18 2 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £413 - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Finance
3 12 (48.00%) Project Management
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (24.00%) JNDI
6 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) J2EE
6 6 (24.00%) JDBC
6 6 (24.00%) JSP
6 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (24.00%) JMS
7 5 (20.00%) MS Project
7 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) DB2
8 4 (16.00%) UNIX
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
8 4 (16.00%) CICS
8 4 (16.00%) IBM
9 3 (12.00%) VMware

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) iPlanet
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Project
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.00%) MS Office
4 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) JNDI
2 6 (24.00%) J2EE
2 6 (24.00%) JDBC
2 6 (24.00%) JSP
2 6 (24.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) RAD
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) Service Management
8 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.00%) ITSM
8 1 (4.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) AWK
3 1 (4.00%) Jython
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) sed
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) PMP
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISA
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Google
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) SAP