The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 108 86 98
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 32 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.00% 1.59% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.04% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 9
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£363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £61.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.01% +69.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 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
Glasgow +22 20 £350 +27.27% 5
Edinburgh -30 11 £398 -1.72% 8
West Lothian -7 1 - - 1
Waterfall
UK

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 65 (98.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) Finance
3 20 (30.30%) SQL
4 17 (25.76%) SDLC
5 15 (22.73%) Oracle
6 14 (21.21%) Project Management
7 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Banking
8 11 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 11 (16.67%) UML
9 9 (13.64%) OO
9 9 (13.64%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (13.64%) PeopleTools
9 9 (13.64%) Scrum
10 8 (12.12%) Java
10 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
11 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.61%) Linux
11 7 (10.61%) SOA
11 7 (10.61%) RDBMS
12 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
12 6 (9.09%) PeopleCode
12 6 (9.09%) SQR
12 6 (9.09%) CSS
12 6 (9.09%) Web Services
12 6 (9.09%) Use Case
12 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (7.58%) QA
13 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.03%) SAS
2 2 (3.03%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.03%) Node.js
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.52%) WordPress
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) CTI
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
1 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.61%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) PeopleTools
2 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.03%) NUnit
2 2 (3.03%) CruiseControl
2 2 (3.03%) Subversion
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (3.03%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.52%) QUnit
3 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Grunt
3 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.52%) Hudson
3 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Front Office
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Analyst
2 25 (37.88%) Business Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Developer
4 9 (13.64%) PeopleSoft Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Designer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Business Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) CSS
1 6 (9.09%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) jQuery
3 4 (6.06%) XML
3 4 (6.06%) Spring
3 4 (6.06%) Java EE
3 4 (6.06%) JSON
4 3 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.55%) JSP
4 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) RESTful
4 3 (4.55%) CSS3
5 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.03%) JRuby
5 2 (3.03%) Java EE 5
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.03%) WPF
5 2 (3.03%) LINQ
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk
1 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Social Media
2 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (98.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) SDLC
3 14 (21.21%) Project Management
4 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (16.67%) UML
5 11 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 9 (13.64%) Scrum
6 9 (13.64%) OO
7 7 (10.61%) SOA
7 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.09%) Use Case
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.58%) OOD
9 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.58%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.06%) PRINCE
10 4 (6.06%) Web Development
10 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.09%) PeopleCode
4 6 (9.09%) SQR
5 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.03%) C#
6 2 (3.03%) Jython
6 2 (3.03%) Groovy
7 1 (1.52%) PHP5
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) ISEB
1 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Oracle
2 9 (13.64%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) Sybase