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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 108 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 45 95 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 1.85% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.28% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 75 80
Average daily rate £475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £17.66 £77.50
% change year-on-year
+197.28% -77.21%
Waterfall
London

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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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.

1 117 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (39.84%) Finance
3 40 (32.52%) Project Management
3 40 (32.52%) PRINCE2
4 38 (30.89%) Scrum
5 28 (22.76%) Banking
6 26 (21.14%) SDLC
7 24 (19.51%) SQL
8 16 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (13.01%) Business Analysis
8 16 (13.01%) JIRA
8 16 (13.01%) User Experience
9 15 (12.20%) Analytics
9 15 (12.20%) .NET
9 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
10 14 (11.38%) CMS
10 14 (11.38%) QA
11 13 (10.57%) Degree
11 13 (10.57%) Legal
11 13 (10.57%) PMI Certification
12 12 (9.76%) PMP
12 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (8.13%) Java
14 10 (8.13%) MS Project
14 10 (8.13%) Advertising
14 10 (8.13%) Publishing
14 10 (8.13%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 14 (11.38%) CMS
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Captiva
4 1 (0.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
4 1 (0.81%) Node.js
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Project
2 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.25%) MS Office
5 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Force.com
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Broadband
2 1 (0.81%) DVB
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) LAN
2 1 (0.81%) NAS
2 1 (0.81%) SAN
2 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) Big Data
6 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.63%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (1.63%) Cognos Event Studio
6 2 (1.63%) Cognos Metric Studio
6 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.81%) DataStage
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.25%) JUnit
2 4 (3.25%) Mockito
3 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Ant
4 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.81%) JMeter
4 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.81%) NUnit
4 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 49 (39.84%) Finance
2 28 (22.76%) Banking
3 13 (10.57%) Legal
4 10 (8.13%) Advertising
4 10 (8.13%) Publishing
5 8 (6.50%) Marketing
5 8 (6.50%) Retail
6 7 (5.69%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.69%) Law
7 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
8 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.63%) Front Office
9 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Project Manager
2 29 (23.58%) Analyst
3 25 (20.33%) Business Analyst
4 18 (14.63%) Developer
5 12 (9.76%) Digital Project Manager
6 8 (6.50%) Agile Project Manager
6 8 (6.50%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Architect
8 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Programme Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Web Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Web Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Campaign Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) .NET
2 9 (7.32%) Web Services
3 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.88%) J2EE
5 5 (4.07%) Hibernate
5 5 (4.07%) Spring
5 5 (4.07%) WCF
6 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.44%) HTML
7 3 (2.44%) jQuery
8 2 (1.63%) RESTful
8 2 (1.63%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.81%) Autofac
9 1 (0.81%) AutoMapper
9 1 (0.81%) CSS
9 1 (0.81%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.01%) User Experience
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.25%) Clustering
4 4 (3.25%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.25%) Market Risk
4 4 (3.25%) Replication
4 4 (3.25%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.44%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.63%) Derivative
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (0.81%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Solaris
3 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.52%) PRINCE2
2 40 (32.52%) Project Management
3 38 (30.89%) Scrum
4 26 (21.14%) SDLC
5 16 (13.01%) Business Analysis
5 16 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (12.20%) Analytics
7 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (8.13%) Programme Management
9 9 (7.32%) TDD
9 9 (7.32%) User Stories
10 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.50%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.50%) Project Planning
11 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.69%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.69%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.69%) Use Case
12 6 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) SQL
2 10 (8.13%) Java
3 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.88%) C#
4 6 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.07%) C
5 5 (4.07%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.25%) VBA
7 2 (1.63%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.63%) C++
7 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.63%) VB
7 2 (1.63%) VB6
8 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Degree
1 13 (10.57%) PMI Certification
2 12 (9.76%) PMP
3 5 (4.07%) ISEB
4 3 (2.44%) CAPM
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) ACCA
5 1 (0.81%) APMP
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Basel III
3 2 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.63%) EMIR
4 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) Google
4 4 (3.25%) Red Gate
5 3 (2.44%) HP
5 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.63%) Cognos
6 2 (1.63%) GoldenSource
6 2 (1.63%) SAP
7 1 (0.81%) BEA
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) ILOG
7 1 (0.81%) Murex
7 1 (0.81%) PayPal
7 1 (0.81%) Pega
7 1 (0.81%) Splunk
7 1 (0.81%) Twitter
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