The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 23 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 19 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.92% 1.22% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 1.90% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£300 £265 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -31.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.16 £61.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-50.55% +67.12%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 158 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 72.80% 64.49% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 94 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
Liverpool +11 18 £300 +13.20%
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 38 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Scrum
2 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (42.50%) Test Strategy
3 17 (42.50%) Supplier Management
3 17 (42.50%) ISEB
4 16 (40.00%) QA
5 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (35.00%) PRINCE2
6 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (25.00%) SDLC
9 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
10 8 (20.00%) Ruby
10 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (17.50%) BDD
11 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.50%) SQL
11 7 (17.50%) TDD
12 6 (15.00%) Subversion
12 6 (15.00%) Teradata
12 6 (15.00%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (15.00%) ETL
12 6 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (15.00%) HTML
12 6 (15.00%) MySQL

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (15.00%) MySQL
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Informix
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Subversion
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
2 9 (22.50%) Test Leader
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Teradata Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Informix Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (15.00%) HTML5
2 6 (15.00%) Sinatra
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) RESTful
4 2 (5.00%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) XSLT
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Scrum
3 17 (42.50%) Test Strategy
3 17 (42.50%) Supplier Management
4 14 (35.00%) PRINCE2
4 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.00%) SDLC
7 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
8 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) Data Transformation
10 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.00%) System Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (15.00%) ETL
11 5 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Ruby
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Uniface
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Cognos
1 6 (15.00%) MicroStrategy
1 6 (15.00%) Teradata
1 6 (15.00%) Tableau
2 5 (12.50%) New Relic
2 5 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Sybase
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft