The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 53 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 20 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.01% 1.81% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.27% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -8.64%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Project Management
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
6 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.65%) Selenium
6 6 (17.65%) User Stories
7 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (11.76%) C#
7 4 (11.76%) .NET
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (11.76%) Banking
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Retail
8 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Test Planning

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.94%) Adabas
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) MSTest
5 1 (2.94%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.94%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.94%) Ant
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Project Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Business Systems Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Programmer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Programmer
8 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
8 1 (2.94%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) WCF
2 2 (5.88%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
2 9 (26.47%) Project Management
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.65%) User Stories
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) BDD
5 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) NATURAL
4 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Kofax
2 2 (5.88%) SunGard
3 1 (2.94%) Unisys
3 1 (2.94%) IBM