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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 48 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 24 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 0.78% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.05% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
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£401 £439 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.76% +17.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
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
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 +3 8 £400 -8.88%
Chester -1 2 £401 - 1
Warrington - 1 £375 -
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (66.67%) SDLC
3 23 (51.11%) Finance
4 21 (46.67%) Java
5 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (42.22%) Banking
7 18 (40.00%) Linux
8 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
9 16 (35.56%) HTML
10 14 (31.11%) C++
10 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
10 14 (31.11%) TDD
10 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
11 13 (28.89%) Subversion
11 13 (28.89%) C
11 13 (28.89%) Windows
11 13 (28.89%) OO
12 12 (26.67%) WSDL
12 12 (26.67%) Web Services
12 12 (26.67%) Project Management
12 12 (26.67%) HTML5
13 11 (24.44%) XML
14 10 (22.22%) Oracle
14 10 (22.22%) Python
14 10 (22.22%) jQuery
14 10 (22.22%) Degree
15 9 (20.00%) JSON
15 9 (20.00%) BDD
15 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 9 (20.00%) OOP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
3 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 3 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) CICS
5 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) DB2
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Informix
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (28.89%) Subversion
3 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.56%) JIRA
5 5 (11.11%) Maven
6 4 (8.89%) JUnit
7 3 (6.67%) Cactus
7 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.67%) FishEye
7 3 (6.67%) Gradle
7 3 (6.67%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.22%) Selenium
8 1 (2.22%) Mockito
8 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.22%) Introscope
8 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 19 (42.22%) Banking
3 6 (13.33%) Retail
4 4 (8.89%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Advertising
6 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Back Office
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Project Manager
3 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Designer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Tools Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) HTML
2 12 (26.67%) Web Services
2 12 (26.67%) WSDL
2 12 (26.67%) HTML5
3 11 (24.44%) XML
4 10 (22.22%) jQuery
5 9 (20.00%) JSON
5 9 (20.00%) J2EE
6 8 (17.78%) JSP
7 7 (15.56%) Servlets
7 7 (15.56%) .NET
7 7 (15.56%) CSS
7 7 (15.56%) Spring
8 6 (13.33%) SOAP
8 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.33%) Java EE
9 4 (8.89%) JDBC
9 4 (8.89%) JSF
9 4 (8.89%) CSS3
10 3 (6.67%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Inversion of Control
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) PMI
3 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) AIX
3 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Vista
3 6 (13.33%) Mac OS
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (66.67%) SDLC
3 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (31.11%) TDD
4 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
5 13 (28.89%) OO
6 12 (26.67%) Project Management
7 9 (20.00%) OOP
7 9 (20.00%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
8 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.33%) UML
10 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.89%) AOP
11 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.89%) OOD
12 3 (6.67%) PRINCE
12 3 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.11%) C++
4 13 (28.89%) C
5 10 (22.22%) Python
6 9 (20.00%) Objective-C
7 7 (15.56%) SQL
8 6 (13.33%) Perl
9 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
9 4 (8.89%) Ruby
10 3 (6.67%) XPath
11 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) PMP
3 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Perforce
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.44%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Compuware