The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 104 121 157
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +36
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1095 937 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 1.81% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.33% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 640 455
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -70.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £17.66 £77.50
% change year-on-year
+197.28% -77.21%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend

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

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall within the UK.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Waterfall
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
England +10 993 £425 +3.03% 296
London +5 352 £470 +10.58% 109
South East +3 201 £400 -3.03% 55
North West +17 121 £425 +3.65% 26
Yorkshire +4 90 £400 -2.43% 20
West Yorkshire +5 82 £400 -2.43% 15
Scotland +34 77 £378 -12.20% 14
West Midlands +25 73 £431 +4.54% 28
Leeds +19 73 £400 - 10
Berkshire +5 60 £380 -15.55% 15
Edinburgh +34 59 £380 -12.89% 8
South West -1 57 £405 +1.25% 24
Surrey -2 48 £420 -11.57% 15
City of London -9 45 £475 +11.76% 25
Shropshire -1 37 £550 +22.22% 3
Lancashire +19 36 £465 +16.25% 4
Hampshire +4 34 £400 +6.66% 11
Blackpool +16 33 £465 +55.77% 1
North East +9 33 £410 -19.21% 12
East of England -23 32 £439 +2.03% 14
Telford 0 31 £550 +22.22% 3
Cheshire 0 30 £400 -0.92% 4
Manchester -10 29 £384 -14.66% 17
Tyne and Wear -6 26 £410 -19.21% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 26 £410 -19.21% 8
East Midlands -10 26 £294 -17.54% 5
Bristol -2 19 £375 -6.25% 9
Kent +3 18 £350 -22.22%
Reading -5 18 £425 -5.55% 2
Winchester +8 17 £400 -5.88% 2

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2148 (90.86%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (28.38%) Finance
3 591 (25.00%) Project Management
4 497 (21.02%) SQL
5 448 (18.95%) SDLC
6 360 (15.23%) Scrum
7 358 (15.14%) Java
8 354 (14.97%) PRINCE2
9 320 (13.54%) Oracle
10 309 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 285 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
12 262 (11.08%) Business Analysis
13 245 (10.36%) Web Services
14 238 (10.07%) JavaScript
15 229 (9.69%) Microsoft
16 219 (9.26%) User Stories
17 215 (9.09%) Banking
18 206 (8.71%) ISEB
19 197 (8.33%) Degree
20 189 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
20 189 (7.99%) Security Cleared
21 182 (7.70%) XML
22 181 (7.66%) J2EE
23 180 (7.61%) Data Modelling
24 177 (7.49%) Migration
25 174 (7.36%) QA
26 169 (7.15%) .NET
27 164 (6.94%) HTML
28 161 (6.81%) RUP
28 161 (6.81%) Test Scripting

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 159 (6.73%) WebLogic
2 67 (2.83%) WebSphere
3 66 (2.79%) JBoss
4 60 (2.54%) CMS
5 57 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 53 (2.24%) Confluence
7 47 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 35 (1.48%) Node.js
9 31 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 31 (1.31%) Documentum
10 30 (1.27%) Apache
11 18 (0.76%) IIS
12 13 (0.55%) Tuxedo
13 11 (0.47%) SAS
14 9 (0.38%) Captiva
14 9 (0.38%) nginx
14 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.30%) Alfresco
16 7 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 156 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 151 (6.39%) MS Project
3 114 (4.82%) MS Office
4 106 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 83 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.085%) Edge Animate
9 2 (0.085%) InDesign
10 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.042%) Revit
10 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.97%) OpenText Process Suite
3 22 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.30%) HFM
6 7 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.13%) Magento
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.13%) Primavera
11 2 (0.085%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.52%) Force.com
4 29 (1.23%) SaaS
5 18 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.68%) Office 365
7 12 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.17%) Yammer
10 3 (0.13%) Heroku
10 3 (0.13%) IaaS
10 3 (0.13%) PaaS
11 2 (0.085%) Boomi
11 2 (0.085%) GitHub
11 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.042%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.48%) HTTP
2 32 (1.35%) Firewall
3 27 (1.14%) Internet
4 26 (1.10%) WAN
5 23 (0.97%) LAN
6 20 (0.85%) DNS
7 18 (0.76%) SAN
8 15 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.55%) VPN
10 12 (0.51%) NAS
11 7 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.30%) SSL
12 6 (0.25%) Intranet
12 6 (0.25%) SNMP
12 6 (0.25%) VLAN
12 6 (0.25%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.21%) DVB
13 5 (0.21%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.17%) FTP
15 3 (0.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 55 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 51 (2.16%) Big Data
5 51 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
5 51 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.86%) Oracle OWB
7 43 (1.82%) MongoDB
8 33 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 28 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 27 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.72%) QlikView
17 16 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 159 (6.73%) JIRA
2 130 (5.50%) Subversion
3 109 (4.61%) Selenium
4 92 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 89 (3.76%) Maven
6 68 (2.88%) ClearCase
6 68 (2.88%) Git (software)
7 67 (2.83%) Jenkins
8 60 (2.54%) Ant
9 54 (2.28%) Visual Studio
10 48 (2.03%) Eclipse
11 47 (1.99%) CA Gen
12 46 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 45 (1.90%) Toad
14 42 (1.78%) ClearQuest
14 42 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 37 (1.57%) HP UFT
16 35 (1.48%) JUnit
17 27 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 22 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 671 (28.38%) Finance
2 215 (9.09%) Banking
3 160 (6.77%) Retail
4 95 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 89 (3.76%) Marketing
6 60 (2.54%) Law
6 60 (2.54%) Publishing
7 47 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.73%) Legal
10 36 (1.52%) Advertising
11 23 (0.97%) Back Office
12 22 (0.93%) Billing
12 22 (0.93%) Electronics
13 20 (0.85%) Front Office
14 19 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.63%) Games
16 12 (0.51%) Automotive
17 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 789 (33.38%) Analyst
2 492 (20.81%) Business Analyst
3 397 (16.79%) Project Manager
4 384 (16.24%) Developer
5 236 (9.98%) Architect
6 184 (7.78%) Test Analyst
7 118 (4.99%) Java Developer
8 112 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
9 99 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
10 96 (4.06%) Digital Analyst
10 96 (4.06%) Digital Business Analyst
11 72 (3.05%) IT Manager
12 70 (2.96%) Test Manager
13 69 (2.92%) Agile Business Analyst
13 69 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
14 63 (2.66%) Tester
15 56 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
16 54 (2.28%) Senior Manager
17 48 (2.03%) Digital Project Manager
17 48 (2.03%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (10.36%) Web Services
2 182 (7.70%) XML
3 181 (7.66%) J2EE
4 169 (7.15%) .NET
5 164 (6.94%) HTML
6 111 (4.70%) CSS
7 99 (4.19%) SOAP
8 86 (3.64%) jQuery
9 77 (3.26%) Spring
10 66 (2.79%) AngularJS
11 64 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 63 (2.66%) HTML5
12 63 (2.66%) Java EE
13 55 (2.33%) Hibernate
14 47 (1.99%) REST
15 40 (1.69%) JSON
16 39 (1.65%) Middleware
17 38 (1.61%) XSLT
18 37 (1.57%) Visualforce
19 36 (1.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 285 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.21%) User Experience
3 55 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 54 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 36 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 36 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 26 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 23 (0.97%) PMI
10 21 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.80%) Credit Risk
11 19 (0.80%) Smart Meter
12 16 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.63%) Social Media
14 14 (0.59%) Equities
15 12 (0.51%) CMDB
15 12 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 140 (5.92%) Linux
1 140 (5.92%) Unix
2 118 (4.99%) Windows
3 27 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 23 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 22 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (0.89%) AIX
7 13 (0.55%) Android
7 13 (0.55%) Mac OS
7 13 (0.55%) VME
7 13 (0.55%) Windows Vista
7 13 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 12 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.47%) Solaris
10 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.085%) CentOS
12 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2148 (90.86%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (25.00%) Project Management
3 448 (18.95%) SDLC
4 360 (15.23%) Scrum
5 354 (14.97%) PRINCE2
6 309 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 262 (11.08%) Business Analysis
8 219 (9.26%) User Stories
9 189 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 180 (7.61%) Data Modelling
11 177 (7.49%) Migration
12 161 (6.81%) RUP
12 161 (6.81%) Test Scripting
13 160 (6.77%) V-Model
14 156 (6.60%) Analytics
15 145 (6.13%) UML
16 144 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
17 143 (6.05%) ITIL
18 135 (5.71%) TDD
18 135 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 497 (21.02%) SQL
2 358 (15.14%) Java
3 238 (10.07%) JavaScript
4 141 (5.96%) PL/SQL
5 126 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 117 (4.95%) C#
7 74 (3.13%) Python
8 65 (2.75%) Perl
9 44 (1.86%) C
10 41 (1.73%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.61%) Apex Code
12 30 (1.27%) C++
13 28 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 23 (0.97%) Jython
14 23 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 22 (0.93%) COBOL
16 20 (0.85%) PHP
17 15 (0.63%) VB
18 13 (0.55%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 206 (8.71%) ISEB
2 197 (8.33%) Degree
3 189 (7.99%) Security Cleared
4 137 (5.80%) ISTQB
5 116 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 78 (3.30%) PMI Certification
7 63 (2.66%) PMP
8 60 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 51 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 47 (1.99%) DV Cleared
11 42 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (0.76%) APMP
14 16 (0.68%) CISSP
15 12 (0.51%) Sun Certification
16 11 (0.47%) IISP
16 11 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 9 (0.38%) CBAP
18 8 (0.34%) CISA
18 8 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (7.36%) QA
2 59 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 50 (2.12%) ISO 9001
4 37 (1.57%) TickIT
5 27 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.63%) SLA
7 13 (0.55%) EMIR
8 12 (0.51%) MiFID
8 12 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
10 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.42%) WAI
11 9 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.34%) ISO27005
13 7 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
14 6 (0.25%) WCAG
15 4 (0.17%) Basel III
15 4 (0.17%) CRD IV
16 3 (0.13%) FATCA
16 3 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.21%) Docker
4 2 (0.085%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.085%) pfSense
4 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.085%) vCloud
5 1 (0.042%) Firmware
5 1 (0.042%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.042%) XenApp
5 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.51%) Control-M
3 11 (0.47%) Puppet
4 8 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.21%) Ansible
6 4 (0.17%) Salt
7 3 (0.13%) Ionix
7 3 (0.13%) Kibana
7 3 (0.13%) logstash
7 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.085%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.085%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.085%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.085%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.085%) yum
9 1 (0.042%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.042%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.042%) Grafana
9 1 (0.042%) Graphite
9 1 (0.042%) SCCM
Vendors
1 320 (13.54%) Oracle
2 229 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 99 (4.19%) SAP
4 87 (3.68%) HP
4 87 (3.68%) Pega
5 80 (3.38%) Informatica
6 74 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (2.50%) IBM
8 56 (2.37%) BEA
9 46 (1.95%) webMethods
10 28 (1.18%) Remedy
11 24 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 22 (0.93%) ServiceNow
13 21 (0.89%) VMware
14 20 (0.85%) Cognos
15 17 (0.72%) Google
16 16 (0.68%) CA
16 16 (0.68%) Cisco
17 15 (0.63%) EMC
17 15 (0.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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