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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 87 86 106
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 57 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.99% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.63% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 21
Average daily rate £405 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £17.66 £77.50
% change year-on-year
+197.28% -77.21%
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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 19 £375 -6.25% 6
Somerset +1 10 £400 +5.96% 5
Wiltshire -6 9 £350 -6.66% 8
Devon +3 8 £425 -15.00% 2
Dorset +4 6 £475 +15.15% 1
Gloucestershire +12 5 £475 +26.66% 7
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (89.52%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.42%) Finance
3 26 (20.97%) ISEB
4 24 (19.35%) QA
4 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 20 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
5 20 (16.13%) SQL
6 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
6 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (14.52%) SDLC
7 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
7 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
7 18 (14.52%) Test Management
8 17 (13.71%) Selenium
8 17 (13.71%) HTML
8 17 (13.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (12.90%) PRINCE2
10 15 (12.10%) Scrum
10 15 (12.10%) jQuery
10 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (11.29%) Software Delivery
11 14 (11.29%) Marketing
11 14 (11.29%) SAP
11 14 (11.29%) Project Management
12 13 (10.48%) Web Services
12 13 (10.48%) Migration
12 13 (10.48%) TDD
12 13 (10.48%) Coaching

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (5.65%) Apache
2 5 (4.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.61%) CMS
4 2 (1.61%) Drupal
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Liferay
5 1 (0.81%) Sakai Project
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Firewall
1 7 (5.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) GSM
2 1 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.42%) MySQL
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) MS Access
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Selenium
2 12 (9.68%) SpecFlow
3 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.03%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.03%) JUnit
4 5 (4.03%) Maven
4 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.81%) WinRunner
General
1 34 (27.42%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Marketing
3 12 (9.68%) Banking
3 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.06%) Electronics
4 10 (8.06%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.06%) Retail
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (45.97%) Analyst
2 37 (29.84%) Business Analyst
3 24 (19.35%) Developer
4 17 (13.71%) Project Manager
5 16 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 15 (12.10%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (8.87%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Test Leader
9 7 (5.65%) IT Security Specialist
9 7 (5.65%) Security Specialist
10 6 (4.84%) Architect
10 6 (4.84%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Digital Business Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Lead Business Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Business Change Business Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Data Business Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) IT Security Architect
11 5 (4.03%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) HTML
2 15 (12.10%) jQuery
3 13 (10.48%) Web Services
4 11 (8.87%) .NET
5 10 (8.06%) Ajax
5 10 (8.06%) CSS
6 9 (7.26%) HTML5
7 7 (5.65%) XHTML
8 6 (4.84%) XSLT
9 5 (4.03%) J2EE
9 5 (4.03%) JAX-WS
9 5 (4.03%) JPA
9 5 (4.03%) JSP
9 5 (4.03%) Spring
10 3 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.61%) Dojo
11 2 (1.61%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.61%) Middleware
11 2 (1.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.65%) Internet of Things
3 6 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.42%) VLE
5 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) BYOD
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.03%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
2 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (89.52%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.13%) Software Testing
2 20 (16.13%) Test Automation
3 18 (14.52%) SDLC
3 18 (14.52%) Test Management
4 17 (13.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 15 (12.10%) Scrum
7 14 (11.29%) Project Management
7 14 (11.29%) Software Delivery
8 13 (10.48%) Coaching
8 13 (10.48%) Migration
8 13 (10.48%) TDD
9 12 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
10 11 (8.87%) Functional Testing
10 11 (8.87%) Performance Testing
11 10 (8.06%) Load Testing
11 10 (8.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.13%) SQL
2 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.06%) Java
4 5 (4.03%) C#
5 4 (3.23%) PHP
6 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.61%) C++
7 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.61%) Python
7 2 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) ISEB
2 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 20 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.52%) ISTQB
5 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.45%) Degree
7 7 (5.65%) CISSP
7 7 (5.65%) CREST Certified
7 7 (5.65%) GWAPT
7 7 (5.65%) OSCE
7 7 (5.65%) OSCP
7 7 (5.65%) SANS
8 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.35%) QA
2 4 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.42%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.29%) SAP
2 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.42%) Blackboard
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) Teradata
4 2 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco
5 1 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
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