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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Waterfall Model
UK
Rank 125 108 126
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 914 1102 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 2.12% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.56% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 761 662
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £404 £410
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +103.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.44 £15.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.15 £54.90 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +133.33%

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -6 865 £450 +4.65% 236
London +33 397 £475 +5.55% 82
South East +9 181 £443 +7.59% 38
City of London +24 59 £500 +8.10% 20
East of England +10 54 £438 -1.68% 22
Surrey -6 47 £475 +11.76% 13
South West -12 45 £406 +0.18% 14
West Midlands -28 45 £470 +15.56% 14
Yorkshire -1 43 £385 +2.66% 25
Berkshire -1 36 £416 +9.40% 5
North East +9 33 £400 -10.86% 4
North West -52 33 £450 +5.88% 25
Hampshire +3 31 £418 +7.05% 5
Tyne and Wear +5 30 £400 -4.47% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 29 £400 -4.47% 3
West Yorkshire -15 29 £393 +4.66% 19
Leeds -18 28 £393 +4.66% 13
East Midlands +5 27 £381 +12.96% 12
Oxfordshire +14 25 £475 -8.65% 7
Scotland -36 22 £400 +5.26% 4
West Sussex +8 20 £545 +36.25% 3
Coventry -1 20 £476 +19.00% 3
Croydon +17 17 £418 +9.86%
Essex +1 16 £450 +5.26% 1
Bristol -6 15 £388 +1.63% 10
Redhill 0 14 £528 +15.30%
Nottingham +14 13 £375 +15.38% 4
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £375 +15.38% 7
Oxford +7 13 £475 -8.65% 3
Hertfordshire +1 13 £363 -19.44% 8

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 1850 (93.58%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (28.28%) Finance
3 489 (24.73%) Project Management
4 378 (19.12%) Scrum
5 360 (18.21%) SDLC
6 351 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 339 (17.15%) SQL
8 301 (15.23%) Oracle
9 249 (12.59%) Java
10 247 (12.49%) PRINCE2
11 244 (12.34%) Business Analysis
12 225 (11.38%) Microsoft
13 206 (10.42%) JIRA
14 196 (9.91%) JavaScript
15 193 (9.76%) HTML
15 193 (9.76%) .NET
16 190 (9.61%) TDD
17 185 (9.36%) SQL Server
18 182 (9.21%) Security Cleared
19 181 (9.16%) Web Services
20 173 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
21 163 (8.24%) Banking
22 157 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
23 154 (7.79%) User Stories
24 144 (7.28%) C#
25 141 (7.13%) MS Excel
25 141 (7.13%) Retail
26 139 (7.03%) CRM
27 138 (6.98%) Windows
28 136 (6.88%) QA

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 84 (4.25%) Confluence
2 70 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 52 (2.63%) CMS
5 49 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 46 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 44 (2.23%) Tomcat
8 40 (2.02%) Apache
9 37 (1.87%) JBoss
10 26 (1.32%) Skype for Business
11 22 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (1.06%) IIS
12 21 (1.06%) nginx
13 11 (0.56%) Drupal
13 11 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.51%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.46%) OpenROAD
15 9 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.35%) Documentum
16 7 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 141 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 80 (4.05%) MS Office
3 79 (4.00%) MS Project
4 48 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 46 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 68 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
9 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
10 2 (0.10%) Primavera
10 2 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.23%) SaaS
3 41 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.82%) Office 365
5 32 (1.62%) PaaS
6 29 (1.47%) IaaS
7 22 (1.11%) Yammer
8 11 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
10 9 (0.46%) GitHub
11 8 (0.40%) Force.com
12 5 (0.25%) G Suite
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle CX
13 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.20%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.91%) HTTP
2 16 (0.81%) Firewall
3 15 (0.76%) Internet
4 11 (0.56%) SSL
5 8 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.35%) DMZ
6 7 (0.35%) VPN
6 7 (0.35%) WAN
6 7 (0.35%) X.509
7 6 (0.30%) Skype
8 5 (0.25%) FTP
8 5 (0.25%) LDAP
9 4 (0.20%) LAN
9 4 (0.20%) VoIP
9 4 (0.20%) Wireless
10 3 (0.15%) DNS
10 3 (0.15%) Intranet
10 3 (0.15%) RTP
10 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 106 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (3.34%) Oracle Database
4 63 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
7 36 (1.82%) Big Data
7 36 (1.82%) MySQL
8 35 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
9 34 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.47%) NoSQL
12 28 (1.42%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (1.11%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.06%) SQLPlus
16 20 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 206 (10.42%) JIRA
2 101 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 86 (4.35%) Selenium
4 71 (3.59%) Git (software)
5 49 (2.48%) Subversion
6 44 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 34 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.67%) SoapUI
10 32 (1.62%) Maven
11 28 (1.42%) LoadRunner
12 27 (1.37%) HP UFT
13 25 (1.26%) JUnit
14 23 (1.16%) Hudson
14 23 (1.16%) JMeter
15 19 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (0.91%) ProC
17 16 (0.81%) Eclipse
18 14 (0.71%) CA Gen
19 13 (0.66%) JIRA Agile
General
1 559 (28.28%) Finance
2 163 (8.24%) Banking
3 141 (7.13%) Retail
4 67 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.14%) Marketing
6 39 (1.97%) Publishing
7 35 (1.77%) Legal
8 34 (1.72%) Law
9 32 (1.62%) Advertising
10 30 (1.52%) Back Office
11 29 (1.47%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.91%) Front Office
14 15 (0.76%) Automotive
15 12 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.46%) Billing
16 9 (0.46%) Electronics
16 9 (0.46%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 502 (25.39%) Analyst
2 380 (19.22%) Project Manager
3 374 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 317 (16.03%) Developer
5 163 (8.24%) Architect
6 73 (3.69%) Consultant
7 72 (3.64%) Scrum Master
8 69 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
9 67 (3.39%) Tester
10 66 (3.34%) Test Analyst
11 62 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
12 59 (2.98%) Senior Business Analyst
13 56 (2.83%) Digital Analyst
13 56 (2.83%) Java Developer
14 54 (2.73%) IT Manager
15 50 (2.53%) Agile Project Manager
15 50 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
16 49 (2.48%) Digital Business Analyst
17 48 (2.43%) Test Manager
18 46 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (9.76%) .NET
1 193 (9.76%) HTML
2 181 (9.16%) Web Services
3 106 (5.36%) CSS
4 84 (4.25%) XML
5 77 (3.89%) AngularJS
6 76 (3.84%) HTML5
6 76 (3.84%) J2EE
7 73 (3.69%) jQuery
7 73 (3.69%) REST
8 71 (3.59%) SOAP
9 65 (3.29%) JSON
10 57 (2.88%) ASP.NET
11 49 (2.48%) Spring
12 38 (1.92%) Velocity
13 36 (1.82%) RESTful
14 33 (1.67%) CSS3
15 31 (1.57%) Middleware
16 30 (1.52%) Hibernate
17 28 (1.42%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (3.64%) User Experience
3 56 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.01%) PMI
10 16 (0.81%) Derivative
10 16 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 15 (0.76%) Fintech
11 15 (0.76%) Social Media
12 13 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.66%) NHS
13 12 (0.61%) Smart Meter
13 12 (0.61%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.56%) SWIFT
15 9 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 138 (6.98%) Windows
2 127 (6.42%) Linux
3 126 (6.37%) Unix
4 34 (1.72%) AIX
5 20 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.86%) Android
7 15 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.15%) MVS
12 3 (0.15%) Solaris
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.10%) CentOS
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1850 (93.58%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (24.73%) Project Management
3 378 (19.12%) Scrum
4 360 (18.21%) SDLC
5 351 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 247 (12.49%) PRINCE2
7 244 (12.34%) Business Analysis
8 190 (9.61%) TDD
9 157 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 154 (7.79%) User Stories
11 139 (7.03%) CRM
12 128 (6.47%) Use Case
13 126 (6.37%) ITIL
14 123 (6.22%) Migration
15 122 (6.17%) Change Management
16 118 (5.97%) UML
17 117 (5.92%) E-Commerce
18 113 (5.72%) Open Source
19 111 (5.61%) BDD
19 111 (5.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 339 (17.15%) SQL
2 249 (12.59%) Java
3 196 (9.91%) JavaScript
4 144 (7.28%) C#
5 86 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 83 (4.20%) C
7 65 (3.29%) Python
8 60 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 47 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 46 (2.33%) Perl
11 30 (1.52%) PHP
12 22 (1.11%) C++
13 20 (1.01%) Ruby
14 18 (0.91%) Scala
15 17 (0.86%) VB
16 13 (0.66%) Apex Code
16 13 (0.66%) COBOL
16 13 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.56%) VB6
18 10 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 182 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 135 (6.83%) Degree
3 114 (5.77%) ISEB
4 111 (5.61%) SC Cleared
5 54 (2.73%) PMP
6 50 (2.53%) PMI Certification
7 41 (2.07%) ISTQB
8 34 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 26 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 22 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
14 12 (0.61%) APMP
15 11 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.51%) CISSP
17 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (0.35%) IIBA
18 7 (0.35%) Sun Certification
19 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.88%) QA
2 72 (3.64%) PMO
3 23 (1.16%) SLA
4 18 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.86%) MiFID
6 16 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.56%) EMIR
8 9 (0.46%) SEPA
8 9 (0.46%) WCAG
9 8 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.40%) WAI
10 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.35%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.20%) GDPR
13 3 (0.15%) P3O
13 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.15%) TickIT
14 2 (0.10%) COBIT
14 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (1.87%) Active Directory
1 37 (1.87%) Docker
2 12 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.15%) Firmware
5 3 (0.15%) PowerHA
5 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.10%) HDFS
7 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.11%) Puppet
3 16 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
4 11 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (0.35%) Ansible
5 7 (0.35%) Rancher
5 7 (0.35%) SCCM
6 5 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.15%) Nessus
8 3 (0.15%) OpenView
8 3 (0.15%) Packer
8 3 (0.15%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.15%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.10%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 301 (15.23%) Oracle
2 225 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.75%) SAP
4 79 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (2.98%) HP
6 34 (1.72%) Pega
7 31 (1.57%) IBM
8 28 (1.42%) Informatica
9 27 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 26 (1.32%) webMethods
11 23 (1.16%) Sitecore
11 23 (1.16%) Tableau
12 22 (1.11%) Google
13 21 (1.06%) Infor
14 19 (0.96%) Adobe
14 19 (0.96%) hybris
15 16 (0.81%) BEA
15 16 (0.81%) ServiceNow
16 15 (0.76%) Citrix
16 15 (0.76%) Cognos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marie Stopes International
Rate: £26 - £40 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
FDM Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Orpington
JTL
Rate: Up to £33,000 depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Orpington
JTL
Rate: Up to £35,000 depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £41709.00 - £52793.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Masento
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £505 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Glocomms
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 18 days ago