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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 116 167 192
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +25
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 969 668 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.23% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.65% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 450 314
Average daily rate
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£422 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 16
Average hourly rate £35.72 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.73 - £31.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.52 - £36.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 - £32.50

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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 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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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 +53 913 £420 -1.29% 262
London +36 382 £438 -2.77% 115
South East +51 216 £400 - 54
City of London +39 107 £450 -5.26% 50
Yorkshire +23 67 £350 -15.15% 16
South West +29 56 £392 -7.82% 14
West Yorkshire +22 56 £355 -13.93% 14
West Midlands +22 51 £475 +24.59% 10
East of England -10 51 £433 -1.70% 10
North West +4 49 £408 -2.97% 21
Berkshire +6 45 £400 +0.62% 13
Surrey +20 43 £400 +2.30% 5
Scotland +7 38 £428 +22.58% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 37 £325 -10.34% 8
Hampshire +11 36 £400 - 11
Milton Keynes +27 34 £325 +26.21% 6
East Midlands +11 32 £400 +14.28% 14
Shropshire +10 24 £525 +75.00%
Telford +9 23 £520 +73.33%
Glasgow +6 21 £428 +26.66% 4
Bradford 0 21 £285 -39.68%
Oxfordshire -2 21 £500 +42.85% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 20 £433 +3.59% 5
Cheshire +4 20 £400 -23.44% 10
Manchester -6 20 £475 +22.58% 8
Leeds -12 18 £388 -3.12% 11
Bristol +8 17 £375 +19.04% 7
Cambridge +19 15 £433 - 5
Edinburgh +5 15 £431 - 3
Reading +3 14 £406 +50.46% 5

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1603 (88.13%) Agile Software Development
2 578 (31.78%) Finance
3 489 (26.88%) Project Management
4 389 (21.39%) SQL
5 367 (20.18%) Scrum
6 319 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 296 (16.27%) Java
8 271 (14.90%) PRINCE2
9 247 (13.58%) Oracle
10 239 (13.14%) Banking
11 218 (11.98%) Microsoft
12 205 (11.27%) .NET
13 193 (10.61%) ISEB
14 189 (10.39%) Web Services
15 180 (9.90%) E-Commerce
16 177 (9.73%) Business Analysis
17 167 (9.18%) Retail
18 166 (9.13%) TDD
19 161 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
20 159 (8.74%) QA
21 155 (8.52%) HTML
22 153 (8.41%) SQL Server
23 152 (8.36%) XML
24 150 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
25 144 (7.92%) Windows
26 143 (7.86%) MS Excel
27 134 (7.37%) Test Scripting
27 134 (7.37%) V-Model
28 130 (7.15%) Degree
28 130 (7.15%) User Stories

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 76 (4.18%) WebLogic
1 76 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.86%) CMS
3 36 (1.98%) JBoss
4 31 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.21%) Confluence
6 20 (1.10%) SAS
7 19 (1.04%) Apache
8 17 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.93%) IIS
8 17 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.77%) Documentum
10 13 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.55%) Node.js
12 9 (0.49%) FileNet
12 9 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 143 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 109 (5.99%) MS Project
3 76 (4.18%) MS Office
4 74 (4.07%) MS Visio
5 48 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.16%) Simulink
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 23 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.38%) Magento
6 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
7 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.22%) Agresso
8 4 (0.22%) Maximo
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.16%) BASE24
9 3 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.93%) SaaS
2 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.27%) Office 365
3 5 (0.27%) Force.com
4 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.055%) Trello
6 1 (0.055%) Yammer
6 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.15%) Internet
2 16 (0.88%) HTTP
3 8 (0.44%) Intranet
3 8 (0.44%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.27%) Extranet
5 4 (0.22%) NAS
5 4 (0.22%) Broadband
5 4 (0.22%) LDAP
5 4 (0.22%) Firewall
6 3 (0.16%) ATM
7 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.11%) 802.15
7 2 (0.11%) SAN
7 2 (0.11%) FTP
7 2 (0.11%) DNS
7 2 (0.11%) WAN
7 2 (0.11%) LAN
7 2 (0.11%) DHCP
7 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 53 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (1.76%) Big Data
8 24 (1.32%) MySQL
9 23 (1.26%) DB2
10 19 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (0.88%) MS Access
13 15 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.77%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 97 (5.33%) JIRA
2 89 (4.89%) Selenium
3 75 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 68 (3.74%) Subversion
5 64 (3.52%) Git (software)
6 58 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 53 (2.91%) Maven
8 47 (2.58%) SoapUI
9 46 (2.53%) Jenkins
10 41 (2.25%) Ant
11 39 (2.14%) Cucumber
12 35 (1.92%) Eclipse
13 32 (1.76%) JUnit
13 32 (1.76%) WebDriver
14 27 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 18 (0.99%) LoadRunner
16 14 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
17 13 (0.71%) NeoLoad
18 11 (0.60%) JMeter
18 11 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 578 (31.78%) Finance
2 239 (13.14%) Banking
3 167 (9.18%) Retail
4 69 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.53%) Marketing
7 41 (2.25%) Back Office
8 38 (2.09%) Retail Banking
9 35 (1.92%) Publishing
10 32 (1.76%) Advertising
11 28 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.48%) Legal
13 26 (1.43%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.10%) Billing
15 19 (1.04%) Front Office
16 14 (0.77%) German Language
17 12 (0.66%) Automotive
18 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.60%) Electronics
19 10 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 602 (33.10%) Analyst
2 382 (21.00%) Business Analyst
3 380 (20.89%) Project Manager
4 316 (17.37%) Developer
5 132 (7.26%) Test Analyst
6 97 (5.33%) Architect
7 64 (3.52%) Agile Business Analyst
8 53 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
8 53 (2.91%) .NET Developer
8 53 (2.91%) Agile Project Manager
9 51 (2.80%) Java Developer
10 47 (2.58%) Programme Manager
10 47 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
11 41 (2.25%) Consultant
12 40 (2.20%) Tester
13 39 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
14 36 (1.98%) ScrumMaster
15 35 (1.92%) Test Manager
16 34 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
17 33 (1.81%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (11.27%) .NET
2 189 (10.39%) Web Services
3 155 (8.52%) HTML
4 152 (8.36%) XML
5 117 (6.43%) J2EE
6 92 (5.06%) CSS
7 84 (4.62%) SOAP
8 77 (4.23%) ASP.NET
9 65 (3.57%) jQuery
10 58 (3.19%) HTML5
11 50 (2.75%) AngularJS
12 46 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (2.53%) JSON
13 42 (2.31%) Spring
14 41 (2.25%) WSDL
15 40 (2.20%) Java EE
16 37 (2.03%) RESTful
17 34 (1.87%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.65%) Ajax
19 28 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (5.39%) Open Source
3 94 (5.17%) User Experience
4 58 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.09%) PMI
7 28 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.37%) iPad
9 24 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.21%) Social Media
11 18 (0.99%) Video on Demand
12 17 (0.93%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.88%) Derivative
14 13 (0.71%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.66%) Data Integration
15 12 (0.66%) Equities
16 11 (0.60%) Reference Data
17 10 (0.55%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.55%) N-Tier
18 9 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 144 (7.92%) Windows
2 118 (6.49%) Linux
3 90 (4.95%) UNIX
4 40 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.09%) Android
6 9 (0.49%) AIX
6 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.44%) Solaris
8 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.38%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.22%) webOS
11 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1603 (88.13%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (26.88%) Project Management
3 367 (20.18%) Scrum
4 319 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 271 (14.90%) PRINCE2
6 180 (9.90%) E-Commerce
7 177 (9.73%) Business Analysis
8 166 (9.13%) TDD
9 161 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 134 (7.37%) Test Scripting
10 134 (7.37%) V-Model
11 130 (7.15%) User Stories
12 119 (6.54%) Change Management
13 114 (6.27%) Data Modelling
13 114 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
14 112 (6.16%) OO
15 103 (5.66%) UML
15 103 (5.66%) RUP
16 102 (5.61%) Software Testing
17 91 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 389 (21.39%) SQL
2 296 (16.27%) Java
3 127 (6.98%) C#
4 112 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 66 (3.63%) PL/SQL
6 41 (2.25%) C
7 40 (2.20%) Groovy
8 28 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 27 (1.48%) Perl
10 24 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 22 (1.21%) C++
13 21 (1.15%) Ruby
14 20 (1.10%) VBA
15 19 (1.04%) VB
16 18 (0.99%) Python
17 15 (0.82%) PHP
18 11 (0.60%) Scala
19 7 (0.38%) Objective-C
20 5 (0.27%) Jython
Qualifications
1 193 (10.61%) ISEB
2 130 (7.15%) Degree
3 93 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 79 (4.34%) PMI Certification
5 63 (3.46%) SC Cleared
6 58 (3.19%) ISTQB
6 58 (3.19%) PMP
7 47 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 42 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 34 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (1.32%) HND
11 12 (0.66%) APMP
11 12 (0.66%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.44%) CBAP
13 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.27%) IBM Certification
14 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.74%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) P3O
3 10 (0.55%) EMIR
4 6 (0.33%) FINREP
5 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.22%) WAI
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.22%) MiFID
6 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.16%) vCloud
4 3 (0.16%) vSphere
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.055%) GridGain
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.60%) Control-M
3 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.11%) MOM
5 1 (0.055%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.055%) SCOM
5 1 (0.055%) Puppet
Vendors
1 247 (13.58%) Oracle
2 218 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.66%) SAP
4 54 (2.97%) IBM
5 53 (2.91%) Pega
6 47 (2.58%) HP
7 34 (1.87%) webMethods
8 30 (1.65%) Business Objects
9 25 (1.37%) Informatica
9 25 (1.37%) BEA
9 25 (1.37%) Endeca
10 24 (1.32%) ATG
11 21 (1.15%) Perforce
12 18 (0.99%) Adobe
12 18 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.82%) Google
14 14 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (0.60%) Cognos
16 10 (0.55%) Planview
16 10 (0.55%) Hyperion
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University of Cambridge
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £473.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 4 days ago