The first table below looks at the demand for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 South 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 103 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 41 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 1.20% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.72% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 20
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £271 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £456 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Wiltshire - 14 £450 -
Somerset -2 9 £388 -
Bristol -16 8 £339 -3.21% 8
Devon -5 5 £413 +17.85%
Gloucestershire +3 1 £450 +125.00%
Dorset -11 1 - - 1
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) ISTQB
3 16 (24.24%) ISEB
4 14 (21.21%) Finance
4 14 (21.21%) Scrum
5 12 (18.18%) Project Management
5 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (16.67%) Test Management
6 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.15%) JIRA
7 10 (15.15%) Web Services
7 10 (15.15%) .NET
8 9 (13.64%) Java
8 9 (13.64%) XML
8 9 (13.64%) HP
8 9 (13.64%) MS Visio
8 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 9 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (12.12%) System Testing
9 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
9 8 (12.12%) C#
9 8 (12.12%) HTML

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.55%) Apache
1 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Project
3 3 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Wireless
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.03%) MS Access
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) JIRA
2 7 (10.61%) Subversion
2 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.03%) JMeter
5 2 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.52%) JUnit
6 1 (1.52%) ERwin
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Back Office
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Deployment Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Coordinator
5 5 (7.58%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (7.58%) Release Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Project Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.55%) MI Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Project Office Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) Web Services
1 10 (15.15%) .NET
2 9 (13.64%) XML
3 8 (12.12%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) CSS
5 6 (9.09%) SOAP
5 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.06%) jQuery
6 4 (6.06%) HTML5
6 4 (6.06%) XSD
6 4 (6.06%) XSLT
7 3 (4.55%) J2EE
7 3 (4.55%) Spring
7 3 (4.55%) Spring Integration
7 3 (4.55%) CSS3
7 3 (4.55%) Spring Web Flow
7 3 (4.55%) WCF
8 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.52%) ADO.NET
9 1 (1.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) IVR
2 2 (3.03%) Open Source
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) PMI
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) FMCG
3 1 (1.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) UNIX
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.21%) Scrum
3 12 (18.18%) Project Management
4 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (16.67%) Test Management
4 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.12%) System Testing
6 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.61%) Release Management
8 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.09%) WFM
8 6 (9.09%) Information Architecture
8 6 (9.09%) SOA
9 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.12%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.55%) VBA
4 3 (4.55%) XQuery
4 3 (4.55%) XPath
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) VB6
6 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) ISTQB
2 16 (24.24%) ISEB
3 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) MCAD
7 1 (1.52%) MCSD
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 9002
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) HP
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) Verint
3 6 (9.09%) Genesys
3 6 (9.09%) Siemens
4 5 (7.58%) Empirix
5 3 (4.55%) JBoss
6 2 (3.03%) Capita
6 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.52%) IBM
7 1 (1.52%) Informatica
7 1 (1.52%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.52%) Ektron
7 1 (1.52%) DataFlux