The first table below looks at the demand for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 65 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.73% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £325 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Waterfall
Berkshire

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Waterfall across the Reading region.

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the Reading region.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (41.38%) Scrum
2 10 (34.48%) ISEB
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (27.59%) UNIX
4 8 (27.59%) Windows
5 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
6 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) V-Model
8 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
8 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) DB2
8 4 (13.79%) TestDirector

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.45%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.45%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) DMZ
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.79%) TestDirector
3 3 (10.34%) WinRunner
4 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) Ant
4 2 (6.90%) QAComplete
4 2 (6.90%) Hudson
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) User Experience Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Information Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) Ajax
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) IVR
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) AIX
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Scrum
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) V-Model
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (13.79%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Release Management
8 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.34%) Netcool
2 3 (10.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
2 4 (13.79%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas
3 3 (10.34%) McAfee
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Genesys
4 2 (6.90%) Empirix
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Siemens
4 2 (6.90%) BT
4 2 (6.90%) Verint
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.45%) VMware