The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 34 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.93% 2.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 - £32.50
Waterfall
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
167 87 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.31% 65.41% 62.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 50 33
Average daily rate £375 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.30 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £21.92 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 2 £438 +36.71%
Waterfall
West Midlands

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) MS Project
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) Software Delivery
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) UML
6 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) DSDM
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (16.67%) OOD
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) V-Model
6 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft