The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 162 183 178
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 733 535 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.12% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.55% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 329 418
Average daily rate £425 £415 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 676 £425 +1.19% 211
London +13 332 £450 +1.40% 100
South East +26 111 £395 -1.25% 49
East of England +17 90 £440 +7.31% 11
City of London -21 82 £475 +5.55% 35
Essex +13 52 £463 - 1
South West -8 41 £370 +5.71% 10
Scotland +2 35 £400 +9.58% 14
Berkshire 0 29 £420 +5.00% 6
North West -18 29 £425 +14.09% 11
Surrey -6 28 £375 -6.25% 14
Yorkshire -11 28 £400 +17.64% 14
Edinburgh -5 24 £403 -21.46% 1
West Yorkshire -11 24 £400 +17.64% 9
West Midlands -17 23 £400 -5.88% 8
Hampshire +16 22 £400 - 10
Southend-on-Sea - 20 £450 -
Leeds -8 18 £388 -8.82% 4
Hertfordshire -10 18 £419 +4.68% 2
East Midlands -7 15 £300 -20.00% 4
Manchester -9 15 £388 +3.33% 5
Wiltshire - 14 £450 -
Cheshire -8 13 £550 +46.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £333 -36.66% 4
Bedfordshire - 11 £425 - 6
Swindon - 11 £470 -
Wales -10 10 £375 - 7
Somerset -2 9 £388 -
Glasgow +4 8 £325 -10.95% 11
Oxfordshire +3 8 £346 -30.40% 10

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 486 (34.42%) Finance
2 371 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (24.29%) Project Management
4 333 (23.58%) Scrum
5 260 (18.41%) SQL
6 242 (17.14%) PRINCE2
7 222 (15.72%) Java
8 218 (15.44%) Oracle
8 218 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 190 (13.46%) Banking
10 175 (12.39%) SQL Server
11 174 (12.32%) Microsoft
12 152 (10.76%) Retail
13 151 (10.69%) .NET
14 149 (10.55%) QA
15 148 (10.48%) E-Commerce
16 147 (10.41%) HTML
17 146 (10.34%) Business Analysis
18 141 (9.99%) XML
19 132 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 128 (9.07%) Web Services
21 122 (8.64%) Linux
21 122 (8.64%) ISEB
22 112 (7.93%) ITIL
23 111 (7.86%) TDD
24 104 (7.37%) Degree
25 102 (7.22%) C#
26 96 (6.80%) J2EE
27 95 (6.73%) JavaScript
27 95 (6.73%) UML

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (3.82%) WebSphere
2 46 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.05%) WebLogic
4 25 (1.77%) Apache
5 24 (1.70%) Confluence
6 20 (1.42%) IIS
7 15 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.99%) CMS
9 9 (0.64%) SAP Web AS
9 9 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.50%) Drupal
11 6 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.42%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.28%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.28%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.28%) WorkSite
12 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.21%) nginx
13 3 (0.21%) FileNet
Applications
1 76 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.82%) MS Visio
3 49 (3.47%) MS Project
4 46 (3.26%) MS Office
5 13 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.071%) XMetaL
8 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (1.63%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.71%) Aligne
3 8 (0.57%) Magento
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
5 3 (0.21%) Agresso
5 3 (0.21%) Lawson
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (0.99%) SaaS
3 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.35%) PaaS
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.28%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
6 2 (0.14%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.071%) IaaS
7 1 (0.071%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.91%) Internet
2 23 (1.63%) Intranet
3 21 (1.49%) HTTP
4 17 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.57%) DNS
5 8 (0.57%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.35%) Firewall
6 5 (0.35%) SSL
7 4 (0.28%) LDAP
7 4 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.28%) DHCP
7 4 (0.28%) Wireless
8 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.21%) VLAN
8 3 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.21%) Network Security
8 3 (0.21%) IPX
9 2 (0.14%) FTP
9 2 (0.14%) SAN
9 2 (0.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 58 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 49 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 48 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.90%) DB2
9 28 (1.98%) MySQL
10 22 (1.56%) DTS
11 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.35%) Data Mining
13 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.06%) QlikView
16 11 (0.78%) Big Data
16 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (5.52%) Subversion
2 71 (5.03%) JIRA
3 52 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 43 (3.05%) Maven
6 42 (2.97%) Ant
7 40 (2.83%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.34%) Git (software)
9 32 (2.27%) Selenium
10 22 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 21 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
12 20 (1.42%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.35%) ClearCase
13 19 (1.35%) LoadRunner
14 17 (1.20%) SoapUI
15 16 (1.13%) JUnit
16 15 (1.06%) ClearQuest
17 12 (0.85%) Hudson
18 9 (0.64%) FishEye
18 9 (0.64%) Calabash
General
1 486 (34.42%) Finance
2 190 (13.46%) Banking
3 152 (10.76%) Retail
4 57 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.55%) Marketing
6 33 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.98%) Back Office
8 26 (1.84%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.70%) Legal
11 22 (1.56%) Advertising
11 22 (1.56%) Publishing
12 15 (1.06%) Billing
13 13 (0.92%) Front Office
14 12 (0.85%) Games
14 12 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.57%) Automotive
16 7 (0.50%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 425 (30.10%) Analyst
2 323 (22.88%) Project Manager
3 271 (19.19%) Business Analyst
4 232 (16.43%) Developer
5 72 (5.10%) Test Analyst
6 70 (4.96%) Architect
7 43 (3.05%) Test Manager
8 42 (2.97%) Tester
9 40 (2.83%) ScrumMaster
10 38 (2.69%) Agile Project Manager
11 37 (2.62%) Agile Business Analyst
12 34 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 33 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
13 33 (2.34%) Senior Manager
13 33 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (2.20%) Senior Project Manager
15 29 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
16 28 (1.98%) Java Developer
16 28 (1.98%) Digital Project Manager
17 27 (1.91%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (10.69%) .NET
2 147 (10.41%) HTML
3 141 (9.99%) XML
4 128 (9.07%) Web Services
5 96 (6.80%) J2EE
6 86 (6.09%) SOAP
7 84 (5.95%) CSS
8 48 (3.40%) ASP.NET
9 37 (2.62%) REST
9 37 (2.62%) JSON
9 37 (2.62%) XSD
10 36 (2.55%) HTML5
10 36 (2.55%) RESTful
11 33 (2.34%) WCF
11 33 (2.34%) Middleware
12 32 (2.27%) jQuery
13 30 (2.12%) XSL
14 28 (1.98%) WSDL
15 25 (1.77%) Ajax
16 24 (1.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 36 (2.55%) Derivative
3 33 (2.34%) Open Source
4 29 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 28 (1.98%) PMI
5 28 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.84%) Social Media
7 24 (1.70%) iPad
8 22 (1.56%) FMCG
9 21 (1.49%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.35%) Reference Data
11 17 (1.20%) Equities
12 16 (1.13%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.06%) Computer Science
14 14 (0.99%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.78%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.71%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.57%) IVR
17 8 (0.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 122 (8.64%) Linux
2 88 (6.23%) UNIX
3 84 (5.95%) Windows
4 20 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.35%) Solaris
6 13 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.57%) Android
11 7 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.35%) AIX
14 4 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (24.29%) Project Management
3 333 (23.58%) Scrum
4 242 (17.14%) PRINCE2
5 218 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 148 (10.48%) E-Commerce
7 146 (10.34%) Business Analysis
8 132 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 112 (7.93%) ITIL
10 111 (7.86%) TDD
11 95 (6.73%) UML
12 88 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (6.02%) CRM
14 77 (5.45%) SOA
15 71 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 66 (4.67%) Test Scripting
17 65 (4.60%) Software Testing
17 65 (4.60%) OO
18 64 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (4.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 260 (18.41%) SQL
2 222 (15.72%) Java
3 102 (7.22%) C#
4 95 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 37 (2.62%) T-SQL
6 35 (2.48%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.63%) VBA
8 20 (1.42%) C++
9 19 (1.35%) Perl
9 19 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.27%) C
11 15 (1.06%) PHP
12 14 (0.99%) Python
13 12 (0.85%) VB
13 12 (0.85%) Groovy
14 11 (0.78%) XPath
15 9 (0.64%) Uniface
16 8 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 122 (8.64%) ISEB
2 104 (7.37%) Degree
3 85 (6.02%) ISTQB
4 48 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 47 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 34 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.98%) PMP
8 26 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 17 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.71%) CISSP
10 10 (0.71%) CISM
11 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.35%) APMP
13 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.14%) MCP
14 2 (0.14%) MCAD
14 2 (0.14%) MCSD
14 2 (0.14%) OCP
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (10.55%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) Solvency II
3 7 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.50%) EMIR
4 6 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.35%) SLA
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.21%) Basel III
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.14%) FATCA
9 1 (0.071%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.071%) Section 508
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.071%) GAAP
System Software
1 9 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.13%) Puppet
3 13 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.57%) Control-M
6 8 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.21%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.21%) Netcool
7 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.071%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.071%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.071%) Nagios
8 1 (0.071%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.071%) StatsD
Vendors
1 218 (15.44%) Oracle
2 174 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 71 (5.03%) IBM
4 37 (2.62%) SAP
5 32 (2.27%) ATG
6 30 (2.12%) webMethods
7 29 (2.05%) Endeca
8 26 (1.84%) HP
8 26 (1.84%) JBoss
9 25 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (1.70%) Perforce
11 18 (1.27%) Ab Initio
12 15 (1.06%) Business Objects
13 14 (0.99%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.92%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.78%) Siebel
16 10 (0.71%) Informatica
16 10 (0.71%) SunGard
16 10 (0.71%) EPiServer
17 9 (0.64%) Adobe
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