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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.61% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£379 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+55.40% -8.64%
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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
74 75 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 59.68% 68.18% 66.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 74
Average daily rate £338 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% +119.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.82 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.50 £16.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Siebel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Volume Testing
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel