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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 53 70 110
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +40
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 121 74 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.19% 2.26% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.96% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 57 15
Average daily rate £425 £410 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £582 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £17.66 £77.50
% change year-on-year
+197.28% -77.21%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +19 36 £465 +16.25% 4
Cheshire 0 30 £400 -0.92% 4
Manchester -10 29 £384 -14.66% 17
Merseyside - 15 £465 - 1
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 218 (96.89%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (45.33%) Finance
3 84 (37.33%) Project Management
4 45 (20.00%) SDLC
5 41 (18.22%) Web Services
6 39 (17.33%) SQL
7 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
8 36 (16.00%) Migration
8 36 (16.00%) TDD
9 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
10 34 (15.11%) Business Analysis
10 34 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (14.22%) Banking
11 32 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (13.78%) User Stories
13 30 (13.33%) BDD
13 30 (13.33%) Oracle
14 27 (12.00%) Linux
15 26 (11.56%) Test Management
16 25 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (11.11%) Use Case
16 25 (11.11%) Java
16 25 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 24 (10.67%) Windows
18 23 (10.22%) Test Scripting
18 23 (10.22%) Open Source
19 22 (9.78%) Risk Management
20 20 (8.89%) Degree
20 20 (8.89%) OO
20 20 (8.89%) Security Cleared

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (5.78%) Tuxedo
2 4 (1.78%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.33%) JBoss
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.89%) CICS
4 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.67%) MS Project
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) IaaS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.89%) Firewall
1 2 (0.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.44%) SSL
2 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.44%) Informix
9 1 (0.44%) MySQL
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (7.56%) Subversion
3 15 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.78%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (4.44%) Toad
6 5 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.22%) JIRA
6 5 (2.22%) Selenium
7 3 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.33%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.89%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.89%) JMeter
8 2 (0.89%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.89%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.44%) Gradle
9 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) Maven
General
1 102 (45.33%) Finance
2 32 (14.22%) Banking
3 15 (6.67%) Retail
4 8 (3.56%) Advertising
4 8 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.22%) Law
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
6 2 (0.89%) Legal
6 2 (0.89%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Avionics
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (40.89%) Analyst
2 50 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 40 (17.78%) Developer
4 26 (11.56%) Delivery Manager
5 23 (10.22%) Test Analyst
6 22 (9.78%) Test Manager
7 16 (7.11%) Digital Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Digital Business Analyst
7 16 (7.11%) Java Developer
8 15 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.89%) Architect
9 11 (4.89%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 10 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (4.00%) Portfolio Manager
11 9 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) Senior Manager
11 9 (4.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 9 (4.00%) Technical Manager
12 7 (3.11%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.22%) Web Services
2 18 (8.00%) HTML
2 18 (8.00%) XML
3 17 (7.56%) WSDL
4 16 (7.11%) jQuery
5 15 (6.67%) .NET
5 15 (6.67%) JSON
6 14 (6.22%) HTML5
6 14 (6.22%) Java EE
7 13 (5.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.11%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.11%) JSP
9 6 (2.67%) EJB
9 6 (2.67%) Middleware
9 6 (2.67%) Servlets
10 5 (2.22%) J2EE
10 5 (2.22%) Spring
10 5 (2.22%) XSLT
11 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.22%) PMI
4 4 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.33%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.33%) IVR
5 3 (1.33%) VUI
6 2 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.44%) FMCG
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.00%) Linux
2 24 (10.67%) Windows
3 13 (5.78%) AIX
3 13 (5.78%) Mac OS
3 13 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (5.78%) VME
3 13 (5.78%) Windows Vista
3 13 (5.78%) Windows XP
4 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
5 1 (0.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (96.89%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.33%) Project Management
3 45 (20.00%) SDLC
4 36 (16.00%) Migration
4 36 (16.00%) TDD
5 34 (15.11%) Business Analysis
6 32 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (13.78%) User Stories
8 30 (13.33%) BDD
9 26 (11.56%) Test Management
10 25 (11.11%) Use Case
10 25 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (10.22%) Open Source
11 23 (10.22%) Test Scripting
12 22 (9.78%) Risk Management
13 20 (8.89%) OO
14 19 (8.44%) Analytics
14 19 (8.44%) Data Analytics
14 19 (8.44%) Software Engineering
15 18 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.33%) SQL
2 25 (11.11%) Java
2 25 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.44%) C++
4 17 (7.56%) C
5 14 (6.22%) COBOL
6 13 (5.78%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.44%) C#
7 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.22%) Python
9 3 (1.33%) Perl
9 3 (1.33%) Ruby
10 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) Ada
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 20 (8.89%) Degree
1 20 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.78%) ISEB
3 11 (4.89%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.78%) APMP
8 3 (1.33%) PMP
8 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.89%) MBA
9 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.56%) QA
2 13 (5.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.89%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.33%) Oracle
3 14 (6.22%) Micro Focus
4 13 (5.78%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.00%) SAP
6 5 (2.22%) IBM
7 4 (1.78%) HP
8 2 (0.89%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.89%) Tableau
9 1 (0.44%) Assembla
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix
9 1 (0.44%) Remedy
9 1 (0.44%) Sun
9 1 (0.44%) Sybase
9 1 (0.44%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.44%) Zend
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