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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 60 106 111
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +5
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 97 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.09% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 15 10
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£407 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £282 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £457 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.00
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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
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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
Merseyside +15 28 £508 +91.50% 2
Cheshire +16 26 £401 -8.76% 8
Lancashire +17 20 £262 -33.58%
Manchester -4 16 £425 +33.33% 9
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England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 135 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.19%) Finance
3 40 (27.40%) SDLC
4 35 (23.97%) Java
5 34 (23.29%) Web Services
5 34 (23.29%) PRINCE2
6 33 (22.60%) Scrum
7 31 (21.23%) Project Management
8 28 (19.18%) HTML
8 28 (19.18%) Banking
9 24 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (16.44%) JavaScript
9 24 (16.44%) Windows
9 24 (16.44%) Linux
9 24 (16.44%) ISEB
10 23 (15.75%) SQL
10 23 (15.75%) Oracle
10 23 (15.75%) TDD
11 22 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (15.07%) Security Cleared
11 22 (15.07%) J2EE
11 22 (15.07%) HTML5
12 21 (14.38%) XML
12 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
13 20 (13.70%) Test Scripting
13 20 (13.70%) Test Strategy
14 19 (13.01%) V-Model
15 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
16 17 (11.64%) OO
16 17 (11.64%) QA

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 16 (10.96%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.11%) Node.js
3 4 (2.74%) Confluence
4 3 (2.05%) JBoss
5 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.37%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.68%) Lync
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.68%) CICS
6 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Project
2 5 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) HTTP
1 1 (0.68%) VPN
1 1 (0.68%) Intranet
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
1 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.74%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.37%) MySQL
5 2 (1.37%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.37%) DB2
5 2 (1.37%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.96%) Subversion
3 10 (6.85%) JIRA
3 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.42%) Maven
5 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.74%) Selenium
6 4 (2.74%) JUnit
7 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.05%) Cactus
7 3 (2.05%) FishEye
7 3 (2.05%) Gradle
7 3 (2.05%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) Mockito
9 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.68%) Introscope
General
1 47 (32.19%) Finance
2 28 (19.18%) Banking
3 10 (6.85%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Advertising
5 3 (2.05%) Back Office
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (25.34%) Developer
2 28 (19.18%) Analyst
3 19 (13.01%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.64%) Java Developer
5 16 (10.96%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.85%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.16%) Tester
7 9 (6.16%) Test Leader
8 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Designer
10 6 (4.11%) Architect
10 6 (4.11%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) PMO Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Planning Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Teradata Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.05%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.29%) Web Services
2 28 (19.18%) HTML
3 22 (15.07%) J2EE
3 22 (15.07%) HTML5
4 21 (14.38%) XML
5 15 (10.27%) CSS
5 15 (10.27%) Spring
6 14 (9.59%) WSDL
7 13 (8.90%) .NET
8 12 (8.22%) JSON
9 11 (7.53%) Middleware
9 11 (7.53%) jQuery
9 11 (7.53%) AngularJS
10 9 (6.16%) JSP
10 9 (6.16%) Servlets
11 8 (5.48%) SOAP
11 8 (5.48%) XML Messaging
12 6 (4.11%) Java EE
13 5 (3.42%) CSS3
13 5 (3.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.42%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (3.42%) PMI
3 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.05%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.37%) GIS
4 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.37%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.44%) Linux
1 24 (16.44%) Windows
2 13 (8.90%) UNIX
3 6 (4.11%) AIX
3 6 (4.11%) Mac OS
3 6 (4.11%) Windows XP
3 6 (4.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) CentOS
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.40%) SDLC
3 34 (23.29%) PRINCE2
4 33 (22.60%) Scrum
5 31 (21.23%) Project Management
6 24 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (15.75%) TDD
8 22 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (13.70%) Test Scripting
9 20 (13.70%) Test Strategy
10 19 (13.01%) V-Model
11 17 (11.64%) Software Engineering
11 17 (11.64%) Supplier Management
11 17 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.64%) OO
12 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
12 14 (9.59%) BDD
13 12 (8.22%) Open Source
13 12 (8.22%) Test Planning
14 11 (7.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.97%) Java
2 24 (16.44%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.75%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) C
5 15 (10.27%) C++
6 11 (7.53%) Python
7 9 (6.16%) Objective-C
7 9 (6.16%) Ruby
8 7 (4.79%) C#
8 7 (4.79%) Perl
9 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.05%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 24 (16.44%) ISEB
2 22 (15.07%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.53%) Degree
5 7 (4.79%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.74%) PMP
7 3 (2.05%) HND
7 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.64%) QA
2 9 (6.16%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.37%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) Oracle
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.48%) IBM
3 8 (5.48%) Sybase
3 8 (5.48%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.42%) SAP
5 4 (2.74%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.74%) Perforce
5 4 (2.74%) VMware
5 4 (2.74%) Teradata
5 4 (2.74%) HP
5 4 (2.74%) Tableau
6 3 (2.05%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.05%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (2.05%) Cognos
6 3 (2.05%) Progress
7 2 (1.37%) Adobe
7 2 (1.37%) Siebel
7 2 (1.37%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.37%) Google
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