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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 63 107 122
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +15
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 117 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.69% 0.93% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.26% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 15 11
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£425 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £267 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £441 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
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
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
3445 2298 2088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 79.18% 74.08% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 1272 1052
Average daily rate £415 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 101 112
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% +19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 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
Cheshire +7 30 £406 -7.46% 3
Manchester -1 24 £425 +25.92% 14
Merseyside +9 19 £300 +13.20%
Lancashire -2 19 £440 +62.96% 2
Cumbria - 6 - -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 182 (93.81%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.87%) Project Management
2 56 (28.87%) Finance
3 49 (25.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (23.71%) PRINCE2
4 46 (23.71%) SDLC
5 42 (21.65%) Web Services
6 35 (18.04%) Scrum
7 34 (17.53%) Java
8 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
8 32 (16.49%) Business Analysis
9 31 (15.98%) TDD
9 31 (15.98%) Banking
10 29 (14.95%) HTML
11 26 (13.40%) Oracle
11 26 (13.40%) OO
12 25 (12.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
12 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (12.89%) Security Cleared
13 24 (12.37%) ISEB
13 24 (12.37%) BDD
14 23 (11.86%) HTML5
14 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (11.86%) QA
15 22 (11.34%) Linux
15 22 (11.34%) J2EE
16 21 (10.82%) CSS
16 21 (10.82%) Test Strategy
17 20 (10.31%) WebSphere

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (10.31%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.58%) Node.js
3 4 (2.06%) Confluence
3 4 (2.06%) JBoss
4 2 (1.03%) LiveCycle
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.55%) MS Project
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP PS
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) HTTP
1 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.52%) VPN
1 1 (0.52%) Internet
1 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.70%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.15%) MySQL
4 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.03%) Informix
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.76%) Subversion
3 13 (6.70%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (5.67%) JIRA
4 11 (5.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.58%) Maven
6 4 (2.06%) JUnit
6 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.55%) Gradle
7 3 (1.55%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.55%) Cactus
7 3 (1.55%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.55%) FishEye
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.52%) Mockito
9 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (28.87%) Finance
2 31 (15.98%) Banking
3 10 (5.15%) Retail
4 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.58%) Advertising
5 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (35.05%) Analyst
2 48 (24.74%) Business Analyst
3 43 (22.16%) Developer
4 22 (11.34%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.25%) Test Manager
5 16 (8.25%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 9 (4.64%) Designer
7 9 (4.64%) Test Leader
7 9 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) Tester
8 8 (4.12%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Teradata Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.06%) Administrator
10 4 (2.06%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.06%) Architect
10 4 (2.06%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.65%) Web Services
2 29 (14.95%) HTML
3 23 (11.86%) HTML5
4 22 (11.34%) J2EE
5 21 (10.82%) CSS
6 19 (9.79%) Spring
7 17 (8.76%) XML
8 16 (8.25%) WSDL
9 14 (7.22%) Middleware
9 14 (7.22%) JSON
10 13 (6.70%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (6.70%) Servlets
11 12 (6.19%) JSP
12 11 (5.67%) Sinatra
13 10 (5.15%) .NET
14 9 (4.64%) XML Messaging
15 8 (4.12%) Hibernate
15 8 (4.12%) jQuery
15 8 (4.12%) EJB
16 7 (3.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) User Experience
3 4 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.55%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.55%) PMI
5 2 (1.03%) EPoS
5 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.34%) Linux
2 18 (9.28%) Windows
3 16 (8.25%) UNIX
4 5 (2.58%) Solaris
5 4 (2.06%) AIX
5 4 (2.06%) Windows Vista
5 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.06%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) CentOS
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (93.81%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.87%) Project Management
3 49 (25.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (23.71%) PRINCE2
4 46 (23.71%) SDLC
5 35 (18.04%) Scrum
6 32 (16.49%) Business Analysis
7 31 (15.98%) TDD
8 26 (13.40%) OO
9 25 (12.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
9 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (12.37%) BDD
11 21 (10.82%) Test Strategy
12 20 (10.31%) V-Model
13 18 (9.28%) Open Source
14 17 (8.76%) Supplier Management
15 15 (7.73%) Test Automation
16 14 (7.22%) UML
17 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.53%) Java
2 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
3 19 (9.79%) SQL
4 18 (9.28%) Ruby
5 14 (7.22%) C
6 13 (6.70%) C++
7 12 (6.19%) Python
8 9 (4.64%) Perl
9 7 (3.61%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.09%) C#
11 3 (1.55%) XPath
12 1 (0.52%) PHP5
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) Uniface
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.37%) ISEB
3 19 (9.79%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.19%) Degree
5 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (5.67%) APMP
6 9 (4.64%) PMI Certification
6 9 (4.64%) ISTQB
7 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.12%) PMP
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.15%) Capistrano
2 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Oracle
2 15 (7.73%) IBM
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.67%) SAP
5 9 (4.64%) Sybase
5 9 (4.64%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.12%) Teradata
7 7 (3.61%) Tableau
8 6 (3.09%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (3.09%) Cognos
9 5 (2.58%) Google
9 5 (2.58%) VMware
9 5 (2.58%) New Relic
10 4 (2.06%) Perforce
10 4 (2.06%) HP
11 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.03%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.03%) Siebel
12 2 (1.03%) Adobe
13 1 (0.52%) Compuware
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