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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 131 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 69 136 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 1.88% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.47% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 118 90
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -2.66%
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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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 47 (34.81%) Finance
2 40 (29.63%) Project Management
3 35 (25.93%) SQL
4 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (20.74%) Banking
6 27 (20.00%) .NET
7 22 (16.30%) PRINCE2
8 20 (14.81%) Business Analysis
9 19 (14.07%) Scrum
9 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
10 18 (13.33%) T-SQL
11 17 (12.59%) Retail
11 17 (12.59%) Analytics
12 16 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (11.85%) C#
12 16 (11.85%) Data Modelling
13 15 (11.11%) Data Mining
13 15 (11.11%) Workflow
13 15 (11.11%) QlikView
13 15 (11.11%) Markit EDM
14 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (10.37%) QA
14 14 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (10.37%) Investment Banking
14 14 (10.37%) Risk Management
15 13 (9.63%) Asset Management
15 13 (9.63%) ETL
16 12 (8.89%) Degree
17 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
17 11 (8.15%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.96%) CMS
2 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Project
1 3 (2.22%) MS Office
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (11.11%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Intranet
2 2 (1.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 15 (11.11%) QlikView
3 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.22%) DTS
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.22%) Star Schema
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.48%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.48%) Big Data
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.74%) MySQL
8 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.74%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.44%) Selenium
2 3 (2.22%) FitNesse
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.48%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.74%) Trac
4 1 (0.74%) Calabash
4 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 47 (34.81%) Finance
2 28 (20.74%) Banking
3 17 (12.59%) Retail
4 14 (10.37%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.70%) Marketing
6 4 (2.96%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.22%) Front Office
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
8 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.48%) German Language
8 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.74%) Games
9 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.74%) International Banking
9 1 (0.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (26.67%) Analyst
2 35 (25.93%) Project Manager
3 26 (19.26%) Developer
4 21 (15.56%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Senior Manager
5 8 (5.93%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Senior Project Manager
6 7 (5.19%) Test Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Digital Project Manager
6 7 (5.19%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (4.44%) Tester
7 6 (4.44%) Architect
7 6 (4.44%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.96%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 4 (2.96%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (2.96%) Lead Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Senior Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (2.96%) Programmer
8 4 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (8.15%) XML
3 10 (7.41%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) CSS
4 8 (5.93%) Web Services
5 7 (5.19%) jQuery
6 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.70%) RESTful
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.70%) HTML5
8 4 (2.96%) LINQ
8 4 (2.96%) CSS3
8 4 (2.96%) JSON
9 3 (2.22%) XSLT
9 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (2.22%) WCF
10 2 (1.48%) REST
10 2 (1.48%) J2EE
10 2 (1.48%) Middleware
11 1 (0.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.70%) Open Source
2 5 (3.70%) Swaptions
2 5 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.96%) Derivative
3 4 (2.96%) Fixed Income
3 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.48%) Equities
5 2 (1.48%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.48%) iPhone
6 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.74%) FMCG
6 1 (0.74%) Social Media
6 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.93%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.44%) Android
4 4 (2.96%) Linux
4 4 (2.96%) UNIX
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.63%) Project Management
2 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.30%) PRINCE2
4 20 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 19 (14.07%) Scrum
6 17 (12.59%) Analytics
7 16 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.85%) Data Modelling
8 15 (11.11%) Workflow
9 14 (10.37%) Risk Management
10 13 (9.63%) ETL
10 13 (9.63%) Asset Management
11 10 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.93%) MVC
13 8 (5.93%) CRM
14 7 (5.19%) Migration
15 6 (4.44%) E-Commerce
15 6 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) SQL
2 18 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 16 (11.85%) C#
4 9 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.93%) Java
6 5 (3.70%) C
7 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.22%) XPath
8 2 (1.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 2 (1.48%) VB
8 2 (1.48%) VBA
9 1 (0.74%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.70%) ISEB
4 4 (2.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
2 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.22%) Open Text
3 3 (2.22%) RedDot
4 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.48%) MKS
4 2 (1.48%) Endeca
4 2 (1.48%) hybris
4 2 (1.48%) Siebel
5 1 (0.74%) Trillium
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.74%) Informatica
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.74%) Comverse
5 1 (0.74%) Triple Point
5 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
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