The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 106 139 163
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +24
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1189 900 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.22% 1.63% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.06% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 595 548
Median daily rate £439 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -

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
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Waterfall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 1138 £440 +3.52% 229
London +13 404 £473 -0.52% 82
South East +20 252 £400 - 36
North West +10 104 £450 +12.50% 14
West Midlands +53 93 £430 +7.50% 16
Berkshire +37 84 £370 -10.30% 7
East of England +33 76 £438 +2.33% 13
Yorkshire +7 74 £376 +0.33% 32
South West +19 64 £461 +20.85% 16
City of London +16 64 £450 -10.00% 26
West Yorkshire +6 63 £378 +4.86% 25
Leeds +22 51 £375 -9.09% 20
East Midlands +20 49 £401 -5.20% 10
Reading +25 48 £365 -11.51% 1
Cheshire +10 42 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire -7 42 £330 -11.40% 6
Surrey +1 38 £475 +15.15% 9
Shropshire -6 37 £450 -15.09%
Telford -6 36 £450 -21.90%
Scotland -17 36 £395 +5.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 28 £400 +18.51% 4
Milton Keynes +14 27 £400 +16.36% 4
West Sussex -18 25 £430 +7.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +25 24 £400 -7.51%
Coventry +13 23 £345 -23.33% 4
Warrington +3 21 £500 +33.33%
Blackpool +6 20 £463 +77.88%
Lancashire +3 20 £463 +76.86% 5
Bristol +4 19 £455 +29.92% 4
Essex +4 19 £425 -3.95% 1

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 2071 (90.08%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (29.01%) Finance
3 576 (25.05%) Project Management
4 450 (19.57%) SQL
5 411 (17.88%) SDLC
6 372 (16.18%) Scrum
7 346 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 318 (13.83%) Oracle
8 318 (13.83%) Java
8 318 (13.83%) PRINCE2
9 283 (12.31%) Microsoft
10 246 (10.70%) Business Analysis
11 214 (9.31%) JIRA
12 206 (8.96%) JavaScript
13 203 (8.83%) CRM
13 203 (8.83%) Banking
14 194 (8.44%) User Stories
15 193 (8.39%) Web Services
16 192 (8.35%) XML
17 188 (8.18%) .NET
18 176 (7.66%) Retail
19 174 (7.57%) Security Cleared
19 174 (7.57%) Migration
20 169 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
21 167 (7.26%) MS Excel
22 164 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
23 163 (7.09%) SQL Server
24 162 (7.05%) HTML
24 162 (7.05%) TDD
25 161 (7.00%) E-Commerce

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 78 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.26%) Confluence
3 70 (3.04%) WebLogic
4 55 (2.39%) WebSphere
5 52 (2.26%) CMS
6 49 (2.13%) Apache
7 41 (1.78%) JBoss
8 35 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 34 (1.48%) IIS
10 25 (1.09%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.65%) Tuxedo
13 11 (0.48%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.48%) nginx
14 9 (0.39%) CICS
14 9 (0.39%) SAS
15 8 (0.35%) Node.js
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 167 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 130 (5.65%) MS Project
3 115 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 91 (3.96%) MS Office
5 43 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.087%) Edge Animate
9 2 (0.087%) InDesign
9 2 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 84 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.35%) OpenText Process Suite
5 7 (0.30%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.17%) Maximo
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.17%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.61%) Force.com
3 36 (1.57%) SaaS
4 29 (1.26%) Office 365
5 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.96%) IaaS
7 12 (0.52%) Yammer
8 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.39%) Heroku
10 7 (0.30%) PaaS
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.087%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.087%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.087%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.087%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.74%) HTTP
2 38 (1.65%) Firewall
3 28 (1.22%) Internet
4 25 (1.09%) DNS
5 24 (1.04%) SAN
6 21 (0.91%) WAN
7 18 (0.78%) LAN
8 16 (0.70%) VLAN
9 15 (0.65%) NAS
9 15 (0.65%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.43%) Intranet
10 10 (0.43%) VPN
10 10 (0.43%) ZigBee
11 8 (0.35%) FTP
12 7 (0.30%) SSL
13 6 (0.26%) Skype
14 4 (0.17%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.17%) IPv6
14 4 (0.17%) Network Security
14 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 47 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 44 (1.91%) Oracle OWB
6 40 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
7 38 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.04%) MongoDB
10 20 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.78%) MS Access
11 18 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.70%) Data Mining
12 16 (0.70%) DB2
12 16 (0.70%) MySQL
13 15 (0.65%) Big Data
14 13 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 214 (9.31%) JIRA
2 96 (4.18%) Selenium
3 82 (3.57%) Subversion
4 77 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (2.52%) Jenkins
6 55 (2.39%) Git (software)
6 55 (2.39%) Maven
7 54 (2.35%) ClearCase
7 54 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 51 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 42 (1.83%) JUnit
10 41 (1.78%) ClearQuest
11 37 (1.61%) HP UFT
12 34 (1.48%) SoapUI
13 32 (1.39%) Eclipse
14 26 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 25 (1.09%) Ant
16 24 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 19 (0.83%) Artifactory
17 19 (0.83%) LoadRunner
General
1 667 (29.01%) Finance
2 203 (8.83%) Banking
3 176 (7.66%) Retail
4 104 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 82 (3.57%) Marketing
6 52 (2.26%) Law
7 40 (1.74%) Advertising
8 39 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.39%) Legal
10 30 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.30%) Publishing
11 27 (1.17%) Back Office
12 25 (1.09%) Games
13 23 (1.00%) Electronics
14 21 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.87%) Billing
15 20 (0.87%) Front Office
16 17 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.65%) Automotive
18 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 681 (29.62%) Analyst
2 441 (19.18%) Project Manager
3 427 (18.57%) Business Analyst
4 334 (14.53%) Developer
5 218 (9.48%) Architect
6 136 (5.92%) Test Analyst
7 92 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
8 80 (3.48%) Senior Manager
9 75 (3.26%) Java Developer
10 74 (3.22%) IT Manager
11 71 (3.09%) Digital Project Manager
12 68 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (2.74%) Test Manager
14 59 (2.57%) IT Project Manager
15 56 (2.44%) Agile Project Manager
15 56 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
16 55 (2.39%) Agile Business Analyst
17 54 (2.35%) Tester
18 51 (2.22%) Consultant
18 51 (2.22%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (8.39%) Web Services
2 192 (8.35%) XML
3 188 (8.18%) .NET
4 162 (7.05%) HTML
5 132 (5.74%) CSS
6 117 (5.09%) J2EE
7 112 (4.87%) SOAP
8 91 (3.96%) jQuery
9 90 (3.91%) Spring
10 64 (2.78%) ASP.NET
11 55 (2.39%) HTML5
12 48 (2.09%) JSON
13 46 (2.00%) RESTful
14 45 (1.96%) CSS3
15 43 (1.87%) .NET Framework
16 42 (1.83%) AngularJS
17 41 (1.78%) Hibernate
18 39 (1.70%) Middleware
19 36 (1.57%) Java EE
20 35 (1.52%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (2.65%) User Experience
3 59 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 58 (2.52%) Data Centre
5 45 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 39 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.35%) Smart Meter
9 23 (1.00%) PKI
10 21 (0.91%) PMI
11 20 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 20 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.78%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.74%) Cryptography
15 16 (0.70%) Smartcard
16 14 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (0.57%) Data Integration
18 12 (0.52%) e-Learning
18 12 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 145 (6.31%) Linux
2 134 (5.83%) Windows
3 132 (5.74%) Unix
4 25 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.04%) Mac OS X
6 23 (1.00%) Android
7 22 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.65%) VME
10 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.30%) Solaris
12 5 (0.22%) AIX
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 2 (0.087%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.087%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.087%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.043%) VMS
15 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2071 (90.08%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (25.05%) Project Management
3 411 (17.88%) SDLC
4 372 (16.18%) Scrum
5 346 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 318 (13.83%) PRINCE2
7 246 (10.70%) Business Analysis
8 203 (8.83%) CRM
9 194 (8.44%) User Stories
10 174 (7.57%) Migration
11 169 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 162 (7.05%) TDD
13 161 (7.00%) E-Commerce
14 150 (6.52%) UML
15 144 (6.26%) Data Modelling
16 142 (6.18%) V-Model
17 135 (5.87%) ITIL
18 134 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
19 129 (5.61%) RUP
20 126 (5.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 450 (19.57%) SQL
2 318 (13.83%) Java
3 206 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 132 (5.74%) C#
5 98 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 70 (3.04%) Shell Script
7 60 (2.61%) Python
8 52 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 35 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 35 (1.52%) C++
10 33 (1.44%) VB
11 30 (1.30%) C
11 30 (1.30%) Perl
12 28 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.17%) PHP
14 24 (1.04%) Ruby
15 22 (0.96%) COBOL
16 21 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.91%) VBA
17 20 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 174 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 153 (6.66%) ISEB
3 128 (5.57%) Degree
4 117 (5.09%) ISTQB
5 109 (4.74%) SC Cleared
6 54 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 50 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 43 (1.87%) PMP
9 34 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 26 (1.13%) DV Cleared
12 25 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.70%) CISSP
15 15 (0.65%) IISP
16 14 (0.61%) CBAP
17 13 (0.57%) APMP
18 12 (0.52%) CISA
18 12 (0.52%) CISM
19 10 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (6.18%) QA
2 38 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 38 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 29 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.96%) TickIT
5 21 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.65%) WAI
8 14 (0.61%) ISO27005
9 11 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.35%) SLA
11 7 (0.30%) WCAG
12 6 (0.26%) COBIT
13 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.17%) EMIR
14 4 (0.17%) MiFID
15 3 (0.13%) GxP
15 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 41 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.65%) Docker
4 5 (0.22%) vSphere
5 2 (0.087%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.087%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.087%) pfSense
5 2 (0.087%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.087%) vCloud
6 1 (0.043%) KVM
6 1 (0.043%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.043%) NFS
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.043%) Postfix
6 1 (0.043%) qmail
6 1 (0.043%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.043%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.043%) Varnish
6 1 (0.043%) Xen
6 1 (0.043%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
2 48 (2.09%) Puppet
3 32 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.52%) Ansible
5 6 (0.26%) Nagios
5 6 (0.26%) Salt
6 5 (0.22%) Graphite
7 4 (0.17%) Grafana
7 4 (0.17%) Kibana
7 4 (0.17%) logstash
7 4 (0.17%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.087%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.087%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.087%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.087%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.087%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.087%) Mesos
9 2 (0.087%) MOM
9 2 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 318 (13.83%) Oracle
2 283 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 125 (5.44%) SAP
4 118 (5.13%) HP
5 78 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 69 (3.00%) Pega
7 58 (2.52%) IBM
7 58 (2.52%) Informatica
8 26 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.04%) VMware
10 20 (0.87%) Sun
11 19 (0.83%) Infor
12 18 (0.78%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.74%) Cisco
13 17 (0.74%) WSO2
14 16 (0.70%) Micro Focus
14 16 (0.70%) webMethods
15 15 (0.65%) BEA
15 15 (0.65%) Citrix
15 15 (0.65%) Cognos
Hampshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £501 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £450 - £478 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £325.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 23 days ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Oho Group
Rate: £350 - 550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago