The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 107 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 29 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 1.12% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.58% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 19
Average daily rate £420 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £303 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2179 1704 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.93% 70.50% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 839 992
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 84 87
Average hourly rate £25.25 £28.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Waterfall
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 14 £388 +3.33% 2
Cheshire -1 13 £550 +46.66% 1
Lancashire -29 3 £400 +60.00% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) Scrum
3 19 (31.67%) Java
4 16 (26.67%) TDD
5 13 (21.67%) Project Management
5 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 11 (18.33%) HTML
8 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.00%) J2EE
9 9 (15.00%) SQL
10 8 (13.33%) .NET
10 8 (13.33%) Windows
10 8 (13.33%) UML
10 8 (13.33%) OO
10 8 (13.33%) Banking
10 8 (13.33%) Subversion
10 8 (13.33%) Migration
10 8 (13.33%) BDD
11 7 (11.67%) Retail
11 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (11.67%) ISEB
12 6 (10.00%) IBM
12 6 (10.00%) Python
12 6 (10.00%) OOP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.00%) WorkSite
2 3 (5.00%) Confluence
3 2 (3.33%) CICS
3 2 (3.33%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.33%) MS Project
4 3 (5.00%) MS Office
5 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Extranet
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Subversion
2 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.33%) JIRA
4 3 (5.00%) Maven
4 3 (5.00%) JUnit
4 3 (5.00%) FishEye
4 3 (5.00%) Gradle
4 3 (5.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Retail
4 5 (8.33%) Advertising
4 5 (8.33%) Billing
5 3 (5.00%) Legal
6 2 (3.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.67%) Publishing
7 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Business Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Designer
5 6 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.00%) IT Programme Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Designer
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Portfolio Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) HTML
2 9 (15.00%) J2EE
3 8 (13.33%) .NET
4 6 (10.00%) JSP
5 5 (8.33%) CSS
6 4 (6.67%) JDBC
6 4 (6.67%) SOAP
6 4 (6.67%) Spring
7 3 (5.00%) JNDI
7 3 (5.00%) Apache Axis
7 3 (5.00%) ICEfaces
7 3 (5.00%) RichFaces
7 3 (5.00%) CSS3
7 3 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 3 (5.00%) XSLT
7 3 (5.00%) JMS
7 3 (5.00%) WSDL
7 3 (5.00%) JAX-RPC
8 2 (3.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) PMI
2 4 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.33%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.33%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.67%) Open Source
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Scrum
2 16 (26.67%) TDD
3 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (21.67%) Project Management
4 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.33%) Migration
6 8 (13.33%) UML
6 8 (13.33%) OO
6 8 (13.33%) BDD
7 6 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (10.00%) OOP
8 5 (8.33%) RAD
8 5 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (6.67%) SOA
9 4 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) Python
3 6 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 6 (10.00%) C
3 6 (10.00%) Perl
3 6 (10.00%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.33%) XPath
6 2 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.67%) R
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) ISEB
2 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) IIBA
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) IBM
2 6 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Progress
4 2 (3.33%) Perforce
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Intel
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com