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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 163 173 172
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 764 663 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.26% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.69% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 443 482
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £59.25 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.32% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.85 £35.50 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.65 £39.75 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.25 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.32% -2.66%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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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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 +18 726 £425 - 239
London -15 309 £450 - 86
South East +7 141 £413 +8.55% 59
East of England -6 79 £430 +14.66% 13
City of London -20 75 £450 - 35
West Midlands +5 47 £425 +41.66% 15
South West -6 43 £400 +6.66% 15
East Midlands +32 39 £469 +32.04% 8
Yorkshire +9 32 £363 -8.51% 21
Surrey -1 32 £425 +25.92% 14
North West +10 30 £325 -15.03% 18
Buckinghamshire +10 28 £425 +50.84% 5
Hampshire +10 25 £375 -23.07% 7
Bedfordshire +4 25 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire +9 24 £360 -9.14% 14
Milton Keynes +10 23 £425 +51.78% 3
Hertfordshire -5 23 £400 +4.91% 4
Leeds +7 19 £355 -16.47% 11
Berkshire +3 19 £388 +3.33% 14
Scotland -7 19 £363 -3.07% 7
Luton - 19 £475 - 1
Nottinghamshire +27 18 £550 +66.66% 3
Northamptonshire +13 15 £442 -15.40% 4
Devon -11 15 £376 -31.59% 2
Nottingham +33 14 £425 +26.86% 3
Birmingham -3 14 £443 +47.50% 2
Cheshire +11 13 £382 +0.52% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 13 £406 -6.60% 3
West Sussex +5 12 £485 +49.23% 4
Essex -2 12 £510 -7.27% 3

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1353 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (32.83%) Finance
3 388 (25.53%) Project Management
4 319 (20.99%) Scrum
5 284 (18.68%) SQL
6 267 (17.57%) PRINCE2
7 259 (17.04%) Oracle
8 223 (14.67%) Java
9 199 (13.09%) Web Services
10 198 (13.03%) .NET
11 175 (11.51%) XML
12 173 (11.38%) Banking
13 172 (11.32%) Linux
14 171 (11.25%) Microsoft
15 167 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 164 (10.79%) HTML
17 162 (10.66%) Retail
18 159 (10.46%) Business Analysis
19 158 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 154 (10.13%) E-Commerce
21 140 (9.21%) TDD
22 125 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
23 122 (8.03%) SQL Server
24 121 (7.96%) JavaScript
25 118 (7.76%) C#
26 117 (7.70%) Degree
27 115 (7.57%) QA
28 111 (7.30%) Windows
29 110 (7.24%) ISEB
30 108 (7.11%) Continuous Integration

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 71 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.75%) WebLogic
3 42 (2.76%) CMS
4 32 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (1.58%) Apache
5 24 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 21 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.38%) SAS
7 18 (1.18%) Drupal
8 15 (0.99%) IIS
9 13 (0.86%) Alfresco
10 12 (0.79%) CICS
11 10 (0.66%) MS Project Server
12 9 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.53%) Confluence
14 7 (0.46%) Documentum
15 5 (0.33%) Node.js
16 4 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 99 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 83 (5.46%) MS Project
3 70 (4.61%) MS Office
3 70 (4.61%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.53%) SPSS
7 6 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.066%) FastStats
11 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 41 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.51%) Markit EDM
3 18 (1.18%) Agresso
4 16 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
6 12 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.46%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.46%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
11 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
12 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.12%) SaaS
2 12 (0.79%) Office 365
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.46%) Force.com
4 6 (0.39%) PaaS
4 6 (0.39%) IaaS
5 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.066%) Heroku
8 1 (0.066%) Trello
8 1 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.43%) HTTP
2 26 (1.71%) Internet
3 14 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.59%) Intranet
4 9 (0.59%) Firewall
5 8 (0.53%) IP Telephony
5 8 (0.53%) SSL
6 7 (0.46%) SMTP
7 6 (0.39%) WAN
8 5 (0.33%) DNS
8 5 (0.33%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.33%) LAN
9 4 (0.26%) ATM
9 4 (0.26%) VoIP
9 4 (0.26%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.26%) MVNO
10 3 (0.20%) HSPA
10 3 (0.20%) LTE
10 3 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 50 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 43 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.70%) QlikView
7 37 (2.43%) MySQL
8 27 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.78%) DB2
9 25 (1.64%) Data Mining
10 24 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.99%) Big Data
13 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.46%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 77 (5.07%) Subversion
2 66 (4.34%) Maven
3 64 (4.21%) Selenium
4 55 (3.62%) Ant
5 43 (2.83%) Git (software)
6 41 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.43%) JIRA
8 36 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 23 (1.51%) SoapUI
11 20 (1.32%) JUnit
12 15 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (0.99%) Calabash
13 14 (0.92%) Jenkins
13 14 (0.92%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.72%) Mockito
14 11 (0.72%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.59%) LoadRunner
16 8 (0.53%) JMeter
17 7 (0.46%) ERwin
General
1 499 (32.83%) Finance
2 173 (11.38%) Banking
3 162 (10.66%) Retail
4 50 (3.29%) Marketing
5 47 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.17%) Advertising
8 23 (1.51%) Legal
8 23 (1.51%) Back Office
9 18 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.99%) Games
11 14 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.86%) Front Office
12 13 (0.86%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.79%) Billing
13 12 (0.79%) Automotive
13 12 (0.79%) Publishing
14 10 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.46%) Electronics
16 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 479 (31.51%) Analyst
2 296 (19.47%) Business Analyst
3 288 (18.95%) Project Manager
4 276 (18.16%) Developer
5 111 (7.30%) Test Analyst
6 100 (6.58%) Architect
7 59 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
8 53 (3.49%) Tester
9 49 (3.22%) Systems Analyst
10 47 (3.09%) Agile Business Analyst
11 46 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 43 (2.83%) Test Manager
12 43 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (2.30%) Development Manager
14 32 (2.11%) Senior Manager
14 32 (2.11%) .NET Developer
15 31 (2.04%) Test Leader
16 30 (1.97%) Agile Project Manager
16 30 (1.97%) Programme Manager
17 28 (1.84%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (13.09%) Web Services
2 198 (13.03%) .NET
3 175 (11.51%) XML
4 164 (10.79%) HTML
5 104 (6.84%) SOAP
6 103 (6.78%) CSS
7 89 (5.86%) J2EE
8 76 (5.00%) RESTful
9 70 (4.61%) ASP.NET
10 62 (4.08%) HTML5
11 58 (3.82%) JSON
12 45 (2.96%) CSS3
13 41 (2.70%) REST
14 40 (2.63%) Ajax
14 40 (2.63%) Spring
14 40 (2.63%) jQuery
14 40 (2.63%) XSD
15 38 (2.50%) WSDL
16 37 (2.43%) XSL
17 35 (2.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 71 (4.67%) User Experience
4 56 (3.68%) Open Source
5 43 (2.83%) Social Media
6 41 (2.70%) iPad
7 33 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.97%) PMI
9 27 (1.78%) Mainframe
9 27 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.64%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.32%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.25%) Data Integration
13 17 (1.12%) FMCG
14 16 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.05%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 12 (0.79%) Reference Data
17 12 (0.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 172 (11.32%) Linux
2 111 (7.30%) Windows
3 94 (6.18%) UNIX
4 26 (1.71%) Mac OS X
5 24 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.51%) Solaris
7 22 (1.45%) Android
8 17 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.46%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
15 1 (0.066%) HPUX
15 1 (0.066%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1353 (89.01%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (25.53%) Project Management
3 319 (20.99%) Scrum
4 267 (17.57%) PRINCE2
5 167 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 159 (10.46%) Business Analysis
7 158 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 154 (10.13%) E-Commerce
9 140 (9.21%) TDD
10 108 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (6.91%) ERP
12 104 (6.84%) ITIL
12 104 (6.84%) Test Scripting
13 100 (6.58%) SOA
14 97 (6.38%) CRM
15 86 (5.66%) UML
16 85 (5.59%) MVC
17 78 (5.13%) Web Development
18 76 (5.00%) V-Model
19 74 (4.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.68%) SQL
2 223 (14.67%) Java
3 121 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 118 (7.76%) C#
5 45 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 45 (2.96%) PL/SQL
6 41 (2.70%) Groovy
7 21 (1.38%) VB
8 18 (1.18%) C
8 18 (1.18%) Perl
9 13 (0.86%) VBA
9 13 (0.86%) Python
9 13 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.79%) VBScript
10 12 (0.79%) Scala
10 12 (0.79%) PHP
11 11 (0.72%) COBOL
12 8 (0.53%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.39%) RPG
Qualifications
1 117 (7.70%) Degree
2 110 (7.24%) ISEB
3 90 (5.92%) ISTQB
4 80 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 68 (4.47%) SC Cleared
6 55 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 44 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 39 (2.57%) PMI Certification
9 23 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.99%) PMP
11 10 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.59%) APMP
13 7 (0.46%) HND
14 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.33%) CCA
15 5 (0.33%) IIBA
16 4 (0.26%) MBA
17 3 (0.20%) CBAP
17 3 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.57%) QA
2 10 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.46%) SLA
5 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.26%) EMIR
7 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) WCAG
9 1 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.46%) Terminal Services
2 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.066%) Varnish
5 1 (0.066%) Squid
Systems Management
1 53 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.86%) Control-M
3 6 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (0.39%) Puppet
4 5 (0.33%) SCOM
4 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.066%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.066%) StatsD
6 1 (0.066%) Ansible
6 1 (0.066%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.066%) Nagios
Vendors
1 259 (17.04%) Oracle
2 171 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 70 (4.61%) SAP
4 63 (4.14%) JBoss
5 39 (2.57%) Endeca
6 38 (2.50%) ATG
7 37 (2.43%) Perforce
7 37 (2.43%) IBM
8 32 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (1.84%) HP
10 24 (1.58%) Informatica
11 21 (1.38%) Siebel
12 14 (0.92%) VMware
13 12 (0.79%) Adobe
14 11 (0.72%) Business Objects
14 11 (0.72%) Remedy
14 11 (0.72%) Open Text
15 10 (0.66%) webMethods
15 10 (0.66%) Google
15 10 (0.66%) Cognos
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Selby, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: 4 days ago