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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 114 160 173
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +13
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1048 752 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.37% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.80% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 526 435
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £24.37 £61.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.05% +67.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £61.00 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £61.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.91 £61.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-69.00% +67.12%

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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +46 994 £425 - 268
London +52 420 £425 -10.52% 102
South East +5 202 £388 -5.77% 50
City of London +40 116 £425 -15.00% 38
North West +62 114 £413 +6.45% 25
East of England +14 69 £443 +4.11% 17
Hampshire +31 63 £319 -16.66% 6
Yorkshire -7 55 £418 +19.28% 20
West Yorkshire +2 45 £418 +19.28% 15
West Midlands -12 43 £390 -11.36% 15
East Midlands +9 41 £438 -30.00% 12
Leeds -4 38 £418 +21.01% 13
Merseyside +17 35 £508 +91.50% 4
Berkshire +1 35 £350 +3.70% 10
Liverpool +14 34 £508 +91.50% 4
Cheshire +23 33 £413 -6.03% 7
Scotland -13 32 £363 -9.37% 11
Buckinghamshire -8 31 £400 -2.43% 2
Northamptonshire +17 27 £450 +9.09% 2
South West -13 27 £400 - 15
Surrey +6 25 £445 +4.70% 11
Milton Keynes -15 24 £415 +1.21% 1
Essex +7 22 £445 +11.31% 1
North East -8 22 £440 +10.13% 8
Hertfordshire -3 21 £475 +33.80% 6
Glasgow +19 20 £350 +27.27% 3
Tyne and Wear -9 20 £440 +10.13% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 20 £440 +10.13% 3
Manchester -3 19 £425 +36.00% 9
West Sussex -3 19 £425 -15.00% 7

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1722 (88.44%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (32.36%) Finance
3 517 (26.55%) Project Management
4 360 (18.49%) Scrum
5 356 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 346 (17.77%) SQL
7 343 (17.62%) PRINCE2
8 327 (16.80%) SDLC
9 286 (14.69%) Java
10 254 (13.05%) Oracle
11 237 (12.17%) Business Analysis
12 207 (10.63%) Banking
13 204 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 196 (10.07%) Microsoft
15 189 (9.71%) Web Services
16 180 (9.24%) Retail
17 172 (8.83%) ISEB
18 163 (8.37%) E-Commerce
19 159 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
20 151 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
21 146 (7.50%) Degree
22 145 (7.45%) QA
23 143 (7.34%) .NET
24 140 (7.19%) XML
25 136 (6.99%) Test Scripting
26 134 (6.88%) Security Cleared
26 134 (6.88%) SQL Server
27 133 (6.83%) CRM
28 128 (6.57%) J2EE
29 127 (6.52%) MS Excel

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 67 (3.44%) WebLogic
2 56 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 52 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 48 (2.47%) Confluence
5 33 (1.69%) JBoss
6 24 (1.23%) Apache
7 20 (1.03%) SAS
8 19 (0.98%) CMS
9 17 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.77%) Documentum
10 15 (0.77%) Node.js
11 12 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.26%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 127 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 102 (5.24%) MS Project
3 72 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 71 (3.65%) MS Office
5 42 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.26%) SPSS
7 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.10%) Simulink
8 2 (0.10%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.36%) Agresso
5 6 (0.31%) Primavera
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) Unica
7 3 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.10%) Magento
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.18%) SaaS
2 9 (0.46%) Office 365
3 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.10%) Force.com
7 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.051%) IaaS
7 1 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.051%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.051%) Yammer
7 1 (0.051%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.69%) Internet
2 7 (0.36%) Firewall
3 6 (0.31%) HTTP
3 6 (0.31%) DNS
4 5 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.21%) SAN
5 4 (0.21%) DHCP
6 3 (0.15%) LDAP
6 3 (0.15%) Broadband
6 3 (0.15%) LAN
6 3 (0.15%) WAN
6 3 (0.15%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.15%) NAS
6 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.10%) MVNO
7 2 (0.10%) IPv6
7 2 (0.10%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.10%) HSPA
7 2 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 52 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 49 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
6 35 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.64%) MySQL
8 28 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.23%) Big Data
10 19 (0.98%) DB2
11 16 (0.82%) MS Access
11 16 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.46%) EDRMS
15 9 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 123 (6.32%) JIRA
2 91 (4.67%) Subversion
3 60 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 57 (2.93%) Selenium
5 55 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 48 (2.47%) Maven
7 44 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 38 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 37 (1.90%) HP UFT
10 32 (1.64%) SoapUI
11 29 (1.49%) Ant
12 23 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (1.03%) JUnit
14 19 (0.98%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.87%) CA Gen
16 14 (0.72%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.67%) TeamCity
18 12 (0.62%) LoadRunner
18 12 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 630 (32.36%) Finance
2 207 (10.63%) Banking
3 180 (9.24%) Retail
4 58 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.57%) Marketing
6 42 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.49%) Legal
7 29 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.44%) Publishing
8 28 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.39%) Billing
10 24 (1.23%) Advertising
11 23 (1.18%) Automotive
11 23 (1.18%) Law
12 17 (0.87%) Back Office
13 16 (0.82%) Electronics
14 14 (0.72%) Front Office
15 12 (0.62%) German Language
16 11 (0.56%) Military
17 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 690 (35.44%) Analyst
2 451 (23.16%) Business Analyst
3 434 (22.29%) Project Manager
4 256 (13.15%) Developer
5 150 (7.70%) Test Analyst
6 123 (6.32%) Architect
7 66 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
8 63 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
9 60 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
10 59 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
11 50 (2.57%) IT Project Manager
12 49 (2.52%) Java Developer
13 48 (2.47%) Test Manager
14 47 (2.41%) Tester
14 47 (2.41%) Programme Manager
14 47 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
15 41 (2.11%) Senior Manager
16 40 (2.05%) ScrumMaster
17 36 (1.85%) Consultant
18 35 (1.80%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (9.71%) Web Services
2 143 (7.34%) .NET
3 140 (7.19%) XML
4 128 (6.57%) J2EE
5 121 (6.21%) HTML
6 83 (4.26%) SOAP
7 81 (4.16%) CSS
8 56 (2.88%) HTML5
9 54 (2.77%) Spring
10 46 (2.36%) ASP.NET
11 42 (2.16%) jQuery
12 39 (2.00%) WSDL
12 39 (2.00%) Middleware
13 38 (1.95%) AngularJS
14 36 (1.85%) RESTful
15 31 (1.59%) JSON
15 31 (1.59%) Java EE
16 29 (1.49%) Hibernate
17 27 (1.39%) JSP
18 23 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.47%) User Experience
3 47 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 36 (1.85%) PMI
5 34 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.44%) Derivative
8 25 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.03%) Social Media
11 18 (0.92%) iPad
12 17 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
14 15 (0.77%) Equities
14 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.72%) EPoS
16 12 (0.62%) DTV
16 12 (0.62%) FMCG
16 12 (0.62%) Credit Risk
16 12 (0.62%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 118 (6.06%) Windows
2 115 (5.91%) Linux
3 114 (5.86%) UNIX
4 16 (0.82%) Android
4 16 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (0.51%) Solaris
6 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.31%) AIX
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.21%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.10%) VMS
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1722 (88.44%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (26.55%) Project Management
3 360 (18.49%) Scrum
4 356 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 343 (17.62%) PRINCE2
6 327 (16.80%) SDLC
7 237 (12.17%) Business Analysis
8 204 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 163 (8.37%) E-Commerce
10 151 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
11 136 (6.99%) Test Scripting
12 133 (6.83%) CRM
13 127 (6.52%) Change Management
14 125 (6.42%) ITIL
15 123 (6.32%) Use Case
16 122 (6.27%) OO
17 117 (6.01%) User Stories
18 116 (5.96%) TDD
19 112 (5.75%) RUP
20 106 (5.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 346 (17.77%) SQL
2 286 (14.69%) Java
3 100 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 98 (5.03%) C#
5 65 (3.34%) PL/SQL
6 37 (1.90%) Perl
7 36 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 32 (1.64%) Ruby
9 29 (1.49%) C
10 28 (1.44%) C++
11 24 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.98%) Python
12 19 (0.98%) Groovy
13 17 (0.87%) VBA
14 16 (0.82%) PHP
15 15 (0.77%) VB
16 11 (0.56%) VBScript
17 10 (0.51%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.41%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 172 (8.83%) ISEB
2 146 (7.50%) Degree
3 134 (6.88%) Security Cleared
4 92 (4.73%) PMI Certification
5 91 (4.67%) SC Cleared
6 80 (4.11%) ISTQB
7 73 (3.75%) PMP
8 49 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 44 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 41 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 23 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.72%) APMP
13 11 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.56%) HND
14 10 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.41%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.26%) CISSP
16 5 (0.26%) CBAP
16 5 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.45%) QA
2 20 (1.03%) SLA
3 9 (0.46%) COREP
4 8 (0.41%) Basel III
4 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.31%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.21%) FINREP
7 4 (0.21%) EMIR
8 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) TickIT
9 2 (0.10%) Basel II
9 2 (0.10%) P3O
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.26%) vCloud
4 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.10%) Firmware
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.051%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.051%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 74 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.41%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.36%) Puppet
5 4 (0.21%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.15%) Control-M
6 3 (0.15%) yum
7 1 (0.051%) MOM
7 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.051%) Netcool
Vendors
1 254 (13.05%) Oracle
2 196 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 101 (5.19%) SAP
4 72 (3.70%) IBM
5 67 (3.44%) Pega
6 56 (2.88%) HP
7 42 (2.16%) webMethods
8 39 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.64%) Informatica
10 26 (1.34%) Endeca
11 25 (1.28%) BEA
12 23 (1.18%) Perforce
13 21 (1.08%) ATG
13 21 (1.08%) VMware
13 21 (1.08%) Teradata
13 21 (1.08%) hybris
13 21 (1.08%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.08%) Cognos
13 21 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
14 16 (0.82%) Atlassian
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 350
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 350
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
i3 Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £340 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £450 - 550 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £595 to £695 per day
Posted: 3 days ago