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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 91 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 102 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.99% 1.52% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.95% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 71
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£425 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £344 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.22 £77.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.00% +138.46%
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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
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 168 (88.42%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (43.16%) Finance
3 57 (30.00%) Project Management
4 53 (27.89%) Banking
5 42 (22.11%) SQL
6 32 (16.84%) Scrum
7 30 (15.79%) Java
8 29 (15.26%) Windows
9 28 (14.74%) ISEB
10 27 (14.21%) E-Commerce
10 27 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (13.68%) Oracle
12 24 (12.63%) PRINCE2
12 24 (12.63%) Business Analysis
12 24 (12.63%) Degree
13 22 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (11.58%) Linux
13 22 (11.58%) Web Services
14 21 (11.05%) .NET
14 21 (11.05%) Retail
15 20 (10.53%) TDD
15 20 (10.53%) Data Modelling
15 20 (10.53%) Selenium
15 20 (10.53%) V-Model
16 19 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 19 (10.00%) Financial Institution
17 18 (9.47%) CRM
17 18 (9.47%) JIRA
18 17 (8.95%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (5.79%) CMS
2 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.74%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.68%) IIS
5 6 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.16%) FileNet
5 6 (3.16%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.16%) Confluence
6 4 (2.11%) WebSphere Process Server
6 4 (2.11%) SAS
6 4 (2.11%) Apache
7 3 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.05%) Jetty
8 2 (1.05%) JBoss
9 1 (0.53%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.53%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 13 (6.84%) MS Office
1 13 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.21%) MS Project
3 6 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.58%) BASE24
3 2 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.53%) Endur
4 1 (0.53%) HFM
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Cordys
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) HTTP
1 5 (2.63%) Internet
2 4 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.63%) MySQL
7 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.58%) Big Data
8 3 (1.58%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.58%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.58%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.05%) QlikView
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Navigator
9 2 (1.05%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (10.53%) Selenium
2 18 (9.47%) JIRA
3 16 (8.42%) Cucumber
4 13 (6.84%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.79%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.21%) JUnit
9 7 (3.68%) TestNG
9 7 (3.68%) JBehave
9 7 (3.68%) Hudson
10 5 (2.63%) Calabash
11 4 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.11%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.58%) Maven
12 3 (1.58%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.58%) Ant
12 3 (1.58%) NeoLoad
General
1 82 (43.16%) Finance
2 53 (27.89%) Banking
3 21 (11.05%) Retail
4 19 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 16 (8.42%) Investment Banking
6 15 (7.89%) Back Office
7 13 (6.84%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.63%) Marketing
8 5 (2.63%) Front Office
9 4 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.58%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.58%) Legal
10 3 (1.58%) Advertising
11 2 (1.05%) Publishing
11 2 (1.05%) German Language
12 1 (0.53%) French Language
12 1 (0.53%) Local Government
12 1 (0.53%) Billing
12 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (35.26%) Analyst
2 45 (23.68%) Business Analyst
3 29 (15.26%) Project Manager
4 28 (14.74%) Developer
5 11 (5.79%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.74%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (3.68%) Programme Manager
8 7 (3.68%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.16%) Tester
9 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Administrator
9 6 (3.16%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Siebel Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (2.63%) FileNet Administrator
10 5 (2.63%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.11%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.11%) Architect
11 4 (2.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) Web Services
2 21 (11.05%) .NET
3 10 (5.26%) XML
4 7 (3.68%) Middleware
5 6 (3.16%) HTML
5 6 (3.16%) CSS
5 6 (3.16%) SOAP
5 6 (3.16%) JSON
6 5 (2.63%) WPF
6 5 (2.63%) RESTful
6 5 (2.63%) Task Parallel Library
6 5 (2.63%) J2EE
7 4 (2.11%) REST
7 4 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.58%) WCF
9 2 (1.05%) Java EE
9 2 (1.05%) CSS3
9 2 (1.05%) HTML5
9 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.79%) Open Source
3 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.21%) SWIFT
5 8 (4.21%) Video on Demand
5 8 (4.21%) User Experience
6 6 (3.16%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.63%) iPhone
8 4 (2.11%) iPad
8 4 (2.11%) Statistics
8 4 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.58%) PMI
9 3 (1.58%) Tandem
9 3 (1.58%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.26%) Windows
2 22 (11.58%) Linux
3 8 (4.21%) Android
3 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.63%) UNIX
5 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.58%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (88.42%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.00%) Project Management
3 32 (16.84%) Scrum
4 27 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (14.21%) E-Commerce
5 24 (12.63%) PRINCE2
5 24 (12.63%) Business Analysis
6 20 (10.53%) TDD
6 20 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 20 (10.53%) V-Model
7 19 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (9.47%) CRM
9 17 (8.95%) BDD
10 15 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.32%) Integration Testing
12 12 (6.32%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.32%) Test Scripting
12 12 (6.32%) User Stories
12 12 (6.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.11%) SQL
2 30 (15.79%) Java
3 15 (7.89%) C#
4 8 (4.21%) Groovy
4 8 (4.21%) Scala
5 6 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.63%) C++
6 5 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.63%) VBA
6 5 (2.63%) Ruby
7 4 (2.11%) C
7 4 (2.11%) Perl
8 3 (1.58%) VB
9 2 (1.05%) PHP
9 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) XQuery
10 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (14.74%) ISEB
2 24 (12.63%) Degree
3 13 (6.84%) PMI Certification
4 10 (5.26%) PMP
4 10 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.11%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.58%) VCP4
8 2 (1.05%) CBAP
8 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.95%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) FINREP
3 3 (1.58%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.53%) GxP
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) WAI
4 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.53%) FATCA
4 1 (0.53%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.05%) vCloud
2 1 (0.53%) Squid
2 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) Control-M
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (13.68%) Oracle
2 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.26%) Siebel
4 8 (4.21%) IBM
5 6 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.16%) Kofax
6 5 (2.63%) HP
6 5 (2.63%) Tableau
7 4 (2.11%) Pega
7 4 (2.11%) SAP
8 3 (1.58%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.58%) webMethods
8 3 (1.58%) BEA
9 2 (1.05%) Adobe
9 2 (1.05%) Demandware
9 2 (1.05%) RedDot
9 2 (1.05%) VMware
9 2 (1.05%) Intershop
10 1 (0.53%) Planview
10 1 (0.53%) Fundtech
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