The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 155 161 163
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 732 624 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.29% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.74% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 420 454
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.40% -8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.76 £36.00 £37.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.30 £40.30 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -8.64%
Waterfall
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in England

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in England

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in England

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in England

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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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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
London -8 306 £450 - 100
South East +14 146 £413 +8.55% 61
East of England -3 80 £425 +13.33% 20
West Midlands +7 46 £425 +51.78% 9
South West -14 45 £400 -3.03% 22
East Midlands +31 40 £488 +37.32% 7
Yorkshire +11 35 £370 -7.50% 20
North West +7 27 £323 -15.68% 23
North East -36 2 - - 2
Midlands - 2 - -
Waterfall
UK

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1242 (88.59%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (34.09%) Finance
3 341 (24.32%) Project Management
4 286 (20.40%) Scrum
5 275 (19.61%) SQL
6 264 (18.83%) PRINCE2
7 234 (16.69%) Oracle
8 195 (13.91%) .NET
9 183 (13.05%) Java
10 172 (12.27%) Microsoft
11 163 (11.63%) Web Services
12 154 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 154 (10.98%) Banking
13 151 (10.77%) E-Commerce
14 149 (10.63%) Business Analysis
15 143 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 143 (10.20%) Retail
16 141 (10.06%) HTML
17 132 (9.42%) Linux
18 125 (8.92%) TDD
19 122 (8.70%) XML
19 122 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
20 119 (8.49%) SQL Server
21 116 (8.27%) C#
22 111 (7.92%) Degree
23 109 (7.77%) ISEB
24 105 (7.49%) Test Scripting
24 105 (7.49%) QA
25 102 (7.28%) JavaScript
26 101 (7.20%) ERP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 78 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.78%) WebLogic
3 45 (3.21%) CMS
4 30 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 29 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (1.64%) SAS
7 21 (1.50%) Apache
7 21 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.36%) Drupal
10 13 (0.93%) Alfresco
10 13 (0.93%) CICS
11 11 (0.78%) IIS
12 10 (0.71%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.57%) Confluence
13 8 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.50%) Documentum
15 6 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
16 5 (0.36%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 96 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.78%) MS Project
3 67 (4.78%) MS Visio
4 66 (4.71%) MS Office
5 25 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.71%) SPSS
7 6 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.071%) FastStats
11 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 41 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.57%) Markit EDM
3 18 (1.28%) Agresso
4 16 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.50%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.50%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.43%) Misys Midas
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
11 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
12 3 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.21%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.21%) SaaS
2 11 (0.78%) Office 365
3 7 (0.50%) Force.com
4 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.43%) IaaS
5 5 (0.36%) PaaS
5 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.071%) Trello
8 1 (0.071%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.71%) Internet
2 12 (0.86%) Intranet
3 10 (0.71%) Firewall
3 10 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.64%) HTTP
5 7 (0.50%) SMTP
5 7 (0.50%) IP Telephony
6 6 (0.43%) WAN
7 5 (0.36%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.36%) LAN
8 4 (0.29%) ATM
8 4 (0.29%) VoIP
8 4 (0.29%) SSL
8 4 (0.29%) MVNO
8 4 (0.29%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.21%) HSPA
9 3 (0.21%) LTE
9 3 (0.21%) IPv6
9 3 (0.21%) 802.15
9 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (3.50%) Oracle Database
4 43 (3.07%) QlikView
5 40 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (2.43%) MySQL
8 33 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.07%) DB2
10 27 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.71%) Data Mining
12 18 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.28%) Big Data
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.50%) Data Mart
17 7 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (4.71%) Subversion
2 65 (4.64%) Selenium
3 57 (4.07%) Maven
4 52 (3.71%) Ant
5 44 (3.14%) Visual Studio
6 38 (2.71%) Git (software)
7 36 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (2.50%) JIRA
9 23 (1.64%) SoapUI
10 22 (1.57%) JUnit
11 17 (1.21%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.14%) Calabash
13 15 (1.07%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (1.00%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.86%) Mockito
15 12 (0.86%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.64%) ERwin
17 8 (0.57%) LoadRunner
17 8 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 478 (34.09%) Finance
2 154 (10.98%) Banking
3 143 (10.20%) Retail
4 49 (3.50%) Marketing
5 43 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.14%) Advertising
8 22 (1.57%) Back Office
9 21 (1.50%) Legal
10 17 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.00%) Games
12 13 (0.93%) Front Office
12 13 (0.93%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.86%) Automotive
14 11 (0.78%) Publishing
15 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.71%) Billing
16 8 (0.57%) Electronics
17 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 449 (32.03%) Analyst
2 281 (20.04%) Business Analyst
3 278 (19.83%) Project Manager
4 232 (16.55%) Developer
5 101 (7.20%) Test Analyst
6 99 (7.06%) Architect
7 58 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
8 48 (3.42%) Tester
9 43 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
10 41 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 40 (2.85%) Agile Business Analyst
12 39 (2.78%) Test Manager
13 37 (2.64%) Development Manager
14 33 (2.35%) Java Developer
15 32 (2.28%) Programme Manager
16 31 (2.21%) Senior Manager
17 30 (2.14%) Test Leader
18 29 (2.07%) Agile Project Manager
19 28 (2.00%) Delivery Manager
20 27 (1.93%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (13.91%) .NET
2 163 (11.63%) Web Services
3 141 (10.06%) HTML
4 122 (8.70%) XML
5 80 (5.71%) CSS
6 76 (5.42%) J2EE
6 76 (5.42%) SOAP
7 70 (4.99%) ASP.NET
8 56 (3.99%) RESTful
9 48 (3.42%) HTML5
10 39 (2.78%) XSD
11 37 (2.64%) WSDL
12 36 (2.57%) XSL
13 35 (2.50%) Ajax
13 35 (2.50%) REST
14 34 (2.43%) Middleware
15 33 (2.35%) jQuery
16 30 (2.14%) JSON
17 29 (2.07%) Spring
17 29 (2.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 68 (4.85%) User Experience
4 42 (3.00%) Social Media
5 40 (2.85%) iPad
5 40 (2.85%) Open Source
6 33 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.14%) PMI
8 23 (1.64%) Mainframe
8 23 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.36%) Data Integration
11 18 (1.28%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.21%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.14%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.71%) Swaptions
15 10 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.64%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 132 (9.42%) Linux
2 95 (6.78%) Windows
3 86 (6.13%) UNIX
4 24 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.64%) Solaris
6 22 (1.57%) Android
7 15 (1.07%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.50%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.50%) Windows NT
10 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
15 1 (0.071%) HPUX
15 1 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1242 (88.59%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (24.32%) Project Management
3 286 (20.40%) Scrum
4 264 (18.83%) PRINCE2
5 154 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 151 (10.77%) E-Commerce
7 149 (10.63%) Business Analysis
8 143 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 125 (8.92%) TDD
10 105 (7.49%) Test Scripting
11 101 (7.20%) ERP
12 95 (6.78%) CRM
13 93 (6.63%) ITIL
14 85 (6.06%) SOA
15 83 (5.92%) MVC
15 83 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
16 77 (5.49%) UML
17 73 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
18 71 (5.06%) V-Model
19 69 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 275 (19.61%) SQL
2 183 (13.05%) Java
3 116 (8.27%) C#
4 102 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 40 (2.85%) PL/SQL
7 38 (2.71%) Groovy
8 21 (1.50%) C
9 19 (1.36%) VB
10 16 (1.14%) Perl
11 14 (1.00%) Python
12 13 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.86%) VBA
13 12 (0.86%) VBScript
13 12 (0.86%) COBOL
14 11 (0.78%) PHP
15 9 (0.64%) Scala
16 7 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.50%) RPG
16 7 (0.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 111 (7.92%) Degree
2 109 (7.77%) ISEB
3 87 (6.21%) ISTQB
4 78 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 67 (4.78%) SC Cleared
6 56 (3.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 44 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 40 (2.85%) PMI Certification
9 24 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.07%) PMP
11 10 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.64%) APMP
13 8 (0.57%) HND
14 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.36%) IIBA
16 4 (0.29%) MBA
16 4 (0.29%) CCA
17 3 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.49%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.36%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
3 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.071%) Varnish
5 1 (0.071%) Squid
Systems Management
1 48 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.93%) Control-M
3 5 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (0.36%) SCOM
4 3 (0.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.071%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.071%) Ansible
Vendors
1 234 (16.69%) Oracle
2 172 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.85%) SAP
4 50 (3.57%) JBoss
5 38 (2.71%) Endeca
6 37 (2.64%) ATG
7 36 (2.57%) Perforce
8 34 (2.43%) IBM
9 32 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (1.93%) HP
11 24 (1.71%) Informatica
12 21 (1.50%) Siebel
13 14 (1.00%) VMware
14 12 (0.86%) Adobe
15 11 (0.78%) Cognos
16 10 (0.71%) Business Objects
16 10 (0.71%) Google
16 10 (0.71%) Remedy
16 10 (0.71%) Open Text
17 8 (0.57%) RedDot
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £312.5 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
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