The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 115 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 26 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.80% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.09% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 21
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£350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.16 - £50.00
Waterfall
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2386 2011 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.46% 72.99% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 972 1038
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 126 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.70 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Cheshire +7 13 £375 - 2
Manchester -11 5 £375 -10.17% 8
Lancashire -18 5 £285 -18.57% 1
Merseyside 0 1 £455 - 3
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 43 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Finance
3 14 (28.57%) Project Management
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 13 (26.53%) SQL
5 11 (22.45%) Java
5 11 (22.45%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) J2EE
7 9 (18.37%) JDBC
7 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) JSP
8 8 (16.33%) IBM
8 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.33%) Banking
8 8 (16.33%) Retail
9 7 (14.29%) JNDI
9 7 (14.29%) Mainframe
9 7 (14.29%) JMS
9 7 (14.29%) Oracle
9 7 (14.29%) Degree
10 6 (12.24%) Web Services
10 6 (12.24%) UML
10 6 (12.24%) CICS
10 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.20%) RAD
11 5 (10.20%) C#
11 5 (10.20%) UNIX
11 5 (10.20%) Windows
11 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
11 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (12.24%) CICS
2 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.12%) iPlanet
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.12%) MS Project
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.04%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) DB2
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) Informix
3 1 (2.04%) Adabas
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Product Owner
7 2 (4.08%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.04%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) J2EE
3 9 (18.37%) JDBC
4 8 (16.33%) JSP
5 7 (14.29%) JNDI
5 7 (14.29%) JMS
6 6 (12.24%) Web Services
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.12%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.04%) Ajax
9 1 (2.04%) Middleware
9 1 (2.04%) XHTML
9 1 (2.04%) HTML
9 1 (2.04%) EJB
9 1 (2.04%) CSS
9 1 (2.04%) Servlets
9 1 (2.04%) Struts
9 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.04%) WPF
9 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) IVR
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) UNIX
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (87.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Project Management
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.24%) UML
5 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.20%) RAD
6 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
7 4 (8.16%) Information Security
8 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) OO
8 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.12%) V-Model
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Perl
5 3 (6.12%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) VBScript
5 3 (6.12%) VB
5 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) Scala
6 2 (4.08%) COBOL
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) AWK
7 1 (2.04%) Jython
7 1 (2.04%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.04%) Uniface
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.16%) ISEB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CISA
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) WCAG
1 1 (2.04%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) IBM
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.04%) Cognos
5 1 (2.04%) Siebel
5 1 (2.04%) Intel
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