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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 163 164 177
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 742 660 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.24% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.69% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 448 467
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.12% -16.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -16.09%

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
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 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 687 £425 - 230
London -12 293 £450 - 82
South East -4 128 £410 +9.33% 48
East of England +10 69 £425 +15.25% 21
City of London -20 65 £475 +10.46% 25
West Midlands +12 46 £425 +13.33% 3
South West -14 40 £400 -3.03% 22
East Midlands +39 38 £488 +31.75% 8
Buckinghamshire +26 36 £425 +53.15% 5
Yorkshire +14 35 £350 - 23
Milton Keynes +24 32 £425 +53.15% 3
Scotland +1 32 £400 +6.66% 9
North West +3 30 £331 -12.82% 18
West Yorkshire +12 26 £350 -2.43% 15
Bedfordshire +4 25 £475 - 5
Berkshire -4 23 £388 -1.58% 6
Surrey -11 23 £425 +21.42% 14
Edinburgh +6 22 £405 - 4
Hampshire -8 22 £375 -21.05% 5
Leeds +14 21 £350 -2.43% 12
Hertfordshire -7 21 £396 +35.83% 4
Luton - 20 £475 - 4
Nottinghamshire +21 17 £650 +88.40% 4
Northamptonshire +11 14 £465 -11.05% 4
Birmingham +6 14 £448 +49.16% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 14 £400 -6.97% 5
Nottingham +23 13 £438 +19.86% 4
Cheshire +2 12 £439 +15.52% 5
Wales 0 11 £345 - 7
South Wales +1 9 £340 - 7

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 487 (32.86%) Finance
2 398 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (24.70%) Project Management
4 315 (21.26%) Scrum
5 267 (18.02%) SQL
6 264 (17.81%) PRINCE2
7 247 (16.67%) Oracle
8 214 (14.44%) Java
9 188 (12.69%) .NET
10 178 (12.01%) Banking
11 177 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 176 (11.88%) Web Services
13 174 (11.74%) Retail
14 171 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 162 (10.93%) XML
16 159 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 158 (10.66%) Linux
18 150 (10.12%) E-Commerce
19 145 (9.78%) HTML
20 142 (9.58%) Business Analysis
21 141 (9.51%) TDD
22 129 (8.70%) SQL Server
23 116 (7.83%) ISEB
24 115 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
24 115 (7.76%) QA
25 114 (7.69%) Degree
26 109 (7.35%) C#
27 107 (7.22%) SOAP
28 105 (7.09%) ERP
28 105 (7.09%) Test Scripting

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 40 (2.70%) CMS
4 30 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (1.42%) Apache
5 21 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.35%) Drupal
7 18 (1.21%) SAS
8 16 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (1.01%) Alfresco
10 13 (0.88%) CICS
11 11 (0.74%) IIS
12 9 (0.61%) MS Project Server
12 9 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.47%) Documentum
13 7 (0.47%) Confluence
14 5 (0.34%) Node.js
15 4 (0.27%) TPMS
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 90 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.99%) MS Project
3 64 (4.32%) MS Office
3 64 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.61%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.47%) SPSS
7 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.067%) FastStats
8 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 18 (1.21%) Agresso
4 16 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
6 12 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.47%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.47%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.27%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.08%) SaaS
2 9 (0.61%) Office 365
3 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.47%) Force.com
4 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.34%) PaaS
6 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.067%) Heroku
9 1 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.067%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.36%) HTTP
2 24 (1.62%) Internet
3 17 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.67%) Firewall
4 10 (0.67%) IP Telephony
5 9 (0.61%) Intranet
6 8 (0.54%) SSL
7 7 (0.47%) SMTP
8 6 (0.40%) DNS
9 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.34%) WAN
10 4 (0.27%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.27%) DMZ
10 4 (0.27%) VoIP
10 4 (0.27%) LAN
10 4 (0.27%) ATM
11 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.20%) Wireless
11 3 (0.20%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.58%) Oracle Database
3 52 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (2.83%) QlikView
5 42 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.23%) MySQL
9 27 (1.82%) Data Mining
10 25 (1.69%) DB2
11 23 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.08%) Big Data
14 12 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.81%) DTS
15 8 (0.54%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.54%) ProClarity
16 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 73 (4.93%) Subversion
2 69 (4.66%) Maven
3 60 (4.05%) Ant
3 60 (4.05%) Selenium
4 41 (2.77%) JIRA
5 39 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 37 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 26 (1.75%) SoapUI
9 24 (1.62%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (1.01%) Calabash
11 15 (1.01%) JUnit
12 14 (0.94%) Jenkins
13 13 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.74%) LoadRunner
15 10 (0.67%) JMeter
16 9 (0.61%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.61%) Mockito
17 7 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 487 (32.86%) Finance
2 178 (12.01%) Banking
3 174 (11.74%) Retail
4 50 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.10%) Marketing
6 36 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.29%) Advertising
8 21 (1.42%) Legal
9 19 (1.28%) Back Office
9 19 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.15%) Games
11 15 (1.01%) Publishing
12 14 (0.94%) General Ledger
12 14 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.81%) Front Office
13 12 (0.81%) Billing
14 11 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.67%) Automotive
16 6 (0.40%) Electronics
17 4 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 458 (30.90%) Analyst
2 294 (19.84%) Project Manager
3 271 (18.29%) Business Analyst
4 261 (17.61%) Developer
5 109 (7.35%) Test Analyst
6 99 (6.68%) Architect
7 55 (3.71%) Tester
8 49 (3.31%) Test Manager
8 49 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
8 49 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
10 37 (2.50%) Test Leader
10 37 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
10 37 (2.50%) Java Developer
11 34 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
12 33 (2.23%) Senior Manager
13 31 (2.09%) Programme Manager
14 30 (2.02%) .NET Developer
14 30 (2.02%) Development Manager
15 28 (1.89%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (12.69%) .NET
2 176 (11.88%) Web Services
3 162 (10.93%) XML
4 145 (9.78%) HTML
5 107 (7.22%) SOAP
6 90 (6.07%) J2EE
7 89 (6.01%) CSS
8 72 (4.86%) RESTful
9 65 (4.39%) ASP.NET
10 55 (3.71%) JSON
10 55 (3.71%) HTML5
11 42 (2.83%) XSD
11 42 (2.83%) CSS3
12 40 (2.70%) Ajax
13 39 (2.63%) WSDL
13 39 (2.63%) XSL
14 38 (2.56%) jQuery
15 36 (2.43%) Middleware
15 36 (2.43%) REST
16 31 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.86%) Mobile App
2 46 (3.10%) Social Media
3 44 (2.97%) Open Source
4 42 (2.83%) iPad
5 30 (2.02%) PMI
6 28 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 26 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.42%) Data Integration
10 20 (1.35%) N-Tier
11 19 (1.28%) Derivative
12 18 (1.21%) FMCG
12 18 (1.21%) Computer Science
13 17 (1.15%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.88%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.81%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.74%) AS400
17 11 (0.74%) Reference Data
17 11 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 158 (10.66%) Linux
2 102 (6.88%) Windows
3 80 (5.40%) UNIX
4 22 (1.48%) Mac OS X
4 22 (1.48%) Solaris
5 18 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.94%) Android
8 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.47%) Windows NT
10 7 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.067%) AIX
13 1 (0.067%) HPUX
13 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (24.70%) Project Management
3 315 (21.26%) Scrum
4 264 (17.81%) PRINCE2
5 177 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 159 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 150 (10.12%) E-Commerce
8 142 (9.58%) Business Analysis
9 141 (9.51%) TDD
10 115 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (7.09%) ERP
11 105 (7.09%) Test Scripting
12 103 (6.95%) ITIL
13 100 (6.75%) CRM
14 89 (6.01%) UML
14 89 (6.01%) SOA
15 78 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
16 74 (4.99%) Software Testing
17 72 (4.86%) MVC
18 71 (4.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 267 (18.02%) SQL
2 214 (14.44%) Java
3 109 (7.35%) C#
4 101 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.04%) T-SQL
6 43 (2.90%) Groovy
7 38 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 19 (1.28%) VB
9 17 (1.15%) C
9 17 (1.15%) VBA
10 14 (0.94%) Perl
11 13 (0.88%) VBScript
12 12 (0.81%) PHP
12 12 (0.81%) Python
13 11 (0.74%) Scala
14 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.61%) COBOL
16 8 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.40%) C++
18 5 (0.34%) RPG
Qualifications
1 116 (7.83%) ISEB
2 114 (7.69%) Degree
3 97 (6.55%) ISTQB
4 79 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 68 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 59 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 42 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 41 (2.77%) PMI Certification
9 19 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (1.21%) PMP
11 9 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.61%) APMP
12 6 (0.40%) HND
13 5 (0.34%) CCA
14 4 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.27%) IIBA
14 4 (0.27%) CISSP
14 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.27%) MBA
15 3 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.76%) QA
2 11 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.61%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) Basel III
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.067%) HL7
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.067%) WCAG
8 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.47%) Terminal Services
1 7 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.067%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.74%) Control-M
3 9 (0.61%) Puppet
3 9 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
5 7 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.34%) SCOM
7 1 (0.067%) Nagios
7 1 (0.067%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.067%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.067%) StatsD
7 1 (0.067%) Ansible
Vendors
1 247 (16.67%) Oracle
2 171 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.99%) SAP
4 62 (4.18%) JBoss
5 44 (2.97%) Endeca
6 42 (2.83%) ATG
7 41 (2.77%) IBM
8 40 (2.70%) Perforce
9 33 (2.23%) HP
10 32 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.89%) Informatica
12 22 (1.48%) Siebel
13 13 (0.88%) Adobe
14 12 (0.81%) Business Objects
15 11 (0.74%) VMware
15 11 (0.74%) Remedy
16 10 (0.67%) webMethods
17 9 (0.61%) JD Edwards
18 8 (0.54%) Verint
18 8 (0.54%) Siemens
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Salt
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Attractive Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 4 days ago