The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 79 70 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.41% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.57% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
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£325 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -9.87%
Waterfall
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
969 872 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.30% 72.37% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 466 476
Average daily rate £338 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (42.11%) Scrum
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) RAD
4 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (21.05%) CSG Singleview
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Billing
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Retail
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) J2EE

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) CSG Singleview
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Billing
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Product Owner
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Scrum
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) RAD
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) V-Model
6 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) WCAG
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft