The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 26 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.38% 0.86% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.24% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £385 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.16% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £373 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £397 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -16.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
130 161 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.63% 69.40% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 98 72
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Waterfall
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
Liverpool +1 3 £265 -28.37%
St Helens - - - -
Waterfall
North West

Waterfall
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft