The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 102 94 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 92 114 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.81% 1.90% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.44% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 96 86
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £333 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year
-70.96% -
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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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3981 4663 4281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.54% 77.52% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3119 3416 3272
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 155 (86.59%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (37.99%) Finance
3 53 (29.61%) Project Management
3 53 (29.61%) Banking
4 43 (24.02%) SQL
5 28 (15.64%) ISEB
5 28 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (15.64%) Scrum
6 26 (14.53%) Java
6 26 (14.53%) E-Commerce
7 24 (13.41%) Windows
8 23 (12.85%) Web Services
8 23 (12.85%) Oracle
8 23 (12.85%) Retail
8 23 (12.85%) Selenium
9 22 (12.29%) Business Analysis
9 22 (12.29%) PRINCE2
9 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.73%) Linux
10 21 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (11.17%) V-Model
11 20 (11.17%) Financial Institution
12 19 (10.61%) Investment Banking
12 19 (10.61%) Degree
12 19 (10.61%) QA
13 18 (10.06%) BDD
13 18 (10.06%) .NET
14 17 (9.50%) Data Modelling
15 16 (8.94%) TDD
15 16 (8.94%) Back Office

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (5.03%) SharePoint
1 9 (5.03%) CMS
2 7 (3.91%) IIS
3 6 (3.35%) FileNet
3 6 (3.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.23%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.12%) JBoss
7 2 (1.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
1 11 (6.15%) MS Office
2 5 (2.79%) MS Project
3 4 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (2.79%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.68%) BASE24
4 1 (0.56%) Cordys
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.56%) Endur
4 1 (0.56%) HFM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Force.com
2 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) HTTP
2 4 (2.23%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.91%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.68%) OLTP
7 3 (1.68%) MySQL
7 3 (1.68%) NonStop SQL
7 3 (1.68%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.12%) DTS
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
8 2 (1.12%) QlikView
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.85%) Selenium
2 15 (8.38%) Cucumber
3 14 (7.82%) JIRA
3 14 (7.82%) WebDriver
4 11 (6.15%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.03%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.47%) JUnit
7 7 (3.91%) Hudson
7 7 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (3.91%) JBehave
7 7 (3.91%) TestNG
8 4 (2.23%) Calabash
8 4 (2.23%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.23%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.68%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.68%) NeoLoad
9 3 (1.68%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 68 (37.99%) Finance
2 53 (29.61%) Banking
3 23 (12.85%) Retail
4 20 (11.17%) Financial Institution
5 19 (10.61%) Investment Banking
6 16 (8.94%) Back Office
7 12 (6.70%) Retail Banking
8 6 (3.35%) Marketing
9 5 (2.79%) Front Office
10 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.68%) General Ledger
11 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.12%) Legal
12 2 (1.12%) Advertising
12 2 (1.12%) Publishing
12 2 (1.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.56%) French Language
13 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.56%) Local Government
13 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (34.08%) Analyst
2 39 (21.79%) Business Analyst
3 27 (15.08%) Project Manager
4 25 (13.97%) Developer
5 11 (6.15%) Test Analyst
6 10 (5.59%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (5.03%) Tester
8 8 (4.47%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.35%) Administrator
9 6 (3.35%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.79%) Siebel Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) FileNet Administrator
10 5 (2.79%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.79%) Siebel Business Analyst
11 4 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.23%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.23%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.23%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) Web Services
2 18 (10.06%) .NET
3 13 (7.26%) XML
4 8 (4.47%) Middleware
5 7 (3.91%) JSON
5 7 (3.91%) CSS
5 7 (3.91%) HTML
6 6 (3.35%) SOAP
6 6 (3.35%) RESTful
7 4 (2.23%) REST
7 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.68%) J2EE
9 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.12%) Spring
9 2 (1.12%) JSF
9 2 (1.12%) Struts
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.12%) XSLT
9 2 (1.12%) CSS3
9 2 (1.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.70%) Open Source
2 12 (6.70%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.59%) User Experience
4 9 (5.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.47%) SWIFT
6 7 (3.91%) Video on Demand
7 6 (3.35%) iPhone
8 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.23%) iPad
9 4 (2.23%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.68%) Tandem
10 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.12%) PMI
11 2 (1.12%) Derivative
12 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.41%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Linux
3 11 (6.15%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.15%) Android
4 4 (2.23%) UNIX
4 4 (2.23%) Windows Phone
4 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (86.59%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (29.61%) Project Management
3 28 (15.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (15.64%) Scrum
4 26 (14.53%) E-Commerce
5 22 (12.29%) Business Analysis
5 22 (12.29%) PRINCE2
6 21 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (11.17%) V-Model
8 18 (10.06%) BDD
9 17 (9.50%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.94%) TDD
11 15 (8.38%) CRM
12 14 (7.82%) User Stories
13 13 (7.26%) Test Automation
13 13 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (7.26%) Systems Analysis
14 12 (6.70%) Test Scripting
14 12 (6.70%) Integration Testing
15 11 (6.15%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.02%) SQL
2 26 (14.53%) Java
3 15 (8.38%) C#
4 8 (4.47%) Groovy
4 8 (4.47%) Scala
5 7 (3.91%) C
5 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.79%) C++
6 5 (2.79%) Ruby
7 4 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.68%) VB
8 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.12%) PHP
9 2 (1.12%) VBA
9 2 (1.12%) XPath
10 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) SOQL
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (15.64%) ISEB
2 19 (10.61%) Degree
3 11 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.03%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.91%) PMP
6 4 (2.23%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.12%) CBAP
7 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) FINREP
3 3 (1.68%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.56%) WAI
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
4 1 (0.56%) FATCA
4 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.56%) GxP
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Varnish
1 1 (0.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (12.85%) Oracle
2 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.03%) Siebel
4 7 (3.91%) IBM
5 6 (3.35%) Kofax
5 6 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.79%) HP
7 2 (1.12%) RedDot
7 2 (1.12%) Intershop
7 2 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) Adobe
7 2 (1.12%) Demandware
8 1 (0.56%) Planview
8 1 (0.56%) Fundtech
8 1 (0.56%) Pega
8 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.56%) Splunk
8 1 (0.56%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) Niku
8 1 (0.56%) Remedy
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