The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 117 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 27 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.14% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.54% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £435 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +44.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £375 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £61.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.01% +69.44%
Waterfall
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
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 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 2015.

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 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
Bristol +3 11 £363 -19.44%
Somerset +9 8 £350 - 6
Dorset -3 4 £415 +5.73% 3
Wiltshire -3 2 - - 5
Devon -14 1 - -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 52 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Project Management
3 20 (27.40%) PRINCE2
4 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.92%) SQL
6 15 (20.55%) Finance
6 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (17.81%) Java
7 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
8 12 (16.44%) HTML
8 12 (16.44%) Scrum
8 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (15.07%) TDD
9 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
9 11 (15.07%) ISEB
10 10 (13.70%) .NET
10 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
10 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
11 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (12.33%) C#
11 9 (12.33%) ITIL
11 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (10.96%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
13 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
13 7 (9.59%) CSS
13 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.59%) V-Model

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) Drupal
2 1 (1.37%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Node.js
2 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Project
3 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Internet
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (8.22%) MS Access
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
2 12 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) Selenium
4 3 (4.11%) JIRA
4 3 (4.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Analyst
2 21 (28.77%) Project Manager
3 15 (20.55%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Developer
5 5 (6.85%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Development Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.11%) Programmer
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) HTML
2 10 (13.70%) .NET
3 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.59%) CSS
3 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 6 (8.22%) HTML5
5 4 (5.48%) MSMQ
6 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.11%) LINQ to SQL
6 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.11%) WCF
6 3 (4.11%) LINQ
7 2 (2.74%) jQuery
7 2 (2.74%) WPF
7 2 (2.74%) Middleware
7 2 (2.74%) Web Services
7 2 (2.74%) Swing
8 1 (1.37%) SOAP
8 1 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) DTV
1 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.74%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Project Management
3 20 (27.40%) PRINCE2
4 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.44%) Scrum
6 11 (15.07%) TDD
6 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.33%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.96%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
9 7 (9.59%) V-Model
9 7 (9.59%) Open Source
10 6 (8.22%) Office Automation
10 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.85%) PRINCE
11 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.48%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 9 (12.33%) C#
4 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.22%) VBA
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
6 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) ISEB
2 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) PMP
5 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) TickIT
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) Sencha
5 1 (1.37%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) Dell
5 1 (1.37%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.37%) VMware