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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 105 97 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 33 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.79% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.13% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.07% -10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £283 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £45.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+69.44% -17.24%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2193 1510 2124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.11% 70.46% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 978 1298
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 65 132
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
Dorset +8 7 £393 +29.75%
Wiltshire -8 5 £470 - 4
Bristol - 4 £425 - 3
Somerset -16 1 - - 5
Gloucestershire -21 1 £510 +51.11%
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (28.57%) ISEB
2 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
4 18 (21.43%) Project Management
5 16 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 16 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 14 (16.67%) Scrum
7 14 (16.67%) Oracle
7 14 (16.67%) .NET
8 13 (15.48%) HP
8 13 (15.48%) MS Visio
8 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
8 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.48%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (15.48%) Performance Testing
8 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (14.29%) System Testing
9 12 (14.29%) SQL
10 11 (13.10%) Java
10 11 (13.10%) Test Management
11 10 (11.90%) MS Project
11 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.71%) Genesys
12 9 (10.71%) Empirix
12 9 (10.71%) Siemens
12 9 (10.71%) Windows
12 9 (10.71%) Cisco IPCC

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) MS Visio
2 10 (11.90%) MS Project
3 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.76%) MS Office
5 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Selenium
2 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.76%) JIRA
3 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Project Manager
3 15 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Test Manager
5 7 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Tester
6 6 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.95%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.57%) Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Consultant
10 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 2 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.76%) SOAP
3 3 (3.57%) WCF
4 2 (2.38%) jQuery
4 2 (2.38%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) Middleware
4 2 (2.38%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 1 (1.19%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.19%) LAMP
5 1 (1.19%) Ajax
5 1 (1.19%) CSS3
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) IVR
2 2 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.71%) Windows
1 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Android
3 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) Project Management
3 16 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 16 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Scrum
6 13 (15.48%) Performance Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) System Testing
8 11 (13.10%) Test Management
9 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 9 (10.71%) WFM
9 9 (10.71%) Matrix Management
9 9 (10.71%) V-Model
9 9 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.52%) ITIL
11 7 (8.33%) PRINCE
11 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) Java
3 8 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (2.38%) C++
4 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.38%) Python
4 2 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) ISEB
2 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
3 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
4 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (9.52%) Degree
6 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (4.76%) HND
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.19%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (10.71%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Oracle
2 13 (15.48%) HP
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.71%) Genesys
4 9 (10.71%) Empirix
4 9 (10.71%) Siemens
4 9 (10.71%) Verint
5 4 (4.76%) SAP
5 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.38%) Citrix
6 2 (2.38%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.38%) Capita
6 2 (2.38%) Siebel
6 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.19%) Ektron
7 1 (1.19%) Facebook
7 1 (1.19%) Telerik