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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 110 119 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 28 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.54% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.75% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £383 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £404 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -1.33%
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
2266 2124 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.90% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1080 1180
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 114 107
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +6 13 £382 +0.52% 2
Manchester -5 5 £338 -18.18% 9
Lancashire -14 5 £270 - 2
Merseyside -1 3 £265 -33.75% 3
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Finance
3 18 (31.58%) Scrum
4 15 (26.32%) .NET
4 15 (26.32%) Project Management
4 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (24.56%) SQL
6 13 (22.81%) Java
6 13 (22.81%) J2EE
7 12 (21.05%) MS Visio
8 10 (17.54%) RAD
8 10 (17.54%) UML
9 9 (15.79%) JDBC
9 9 (15.79%) JSP
9 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) Banking
10 8 (14.04%) Retail
10 8 (14.04%) JNDI
10 8 (14.04%) JMS
10 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
10 8 (14.04%) UNIX
11 7 (12.28%) IBM
11 7 (12.28%) TDD
11 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
11 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
12 6 (10.53%) Mainframe
12 6 (10.53%) Oracle
12 6 (10.53%) MS Project
12 6 (10.53%) Degree

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (8.77%) CICS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) iPlanet
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.02%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.75%) Adabas
3 1 (1.75%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Subversion
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Billing
3 4 (7.02%) Advertising
4 3 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Business Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Designer
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Product Owner
9 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) IT Programme Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) J2EE
3 9 (15.79%) JDBC
3 9 (15.79%) JSP
4 8 (14.04%) JNDI
4 8 (14.04%) JMS
5 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.26%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
7 1 (1.75%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.75%) HTML
7 1 (1.75%) EJB
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.75%) Servlets
7 1 (1.75%) Struts
7 1 (1.75%) XHTML
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) PMI
3 2 (3.51%) IVR
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Open Source
4 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) UNIX
2 5 (8.77%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Scrum
3 15 (26.32%) Project Management
3 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) RAD
4 10 (17.54%) UML
5 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.28%) TDD
6 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
6 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security
8 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.02%) MVC
8 4 (7.02%) CRM
8 4 (7.02%) BDD
8 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
9 3 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) C#
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) Scala
5 3 (5.26%) VBScript
5 3 (5.26%) VB
5 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) sed
7 1 (1.75%) COBOL
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.75%) Uniface
7 1 (1.75%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.75%) AWK
7 1 (1.75%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.75%) CISSP
6 1 (1.75%) PMP
6 1 (1.75%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) WCAG
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
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