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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 153 166 179
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 752 646 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.27% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.74% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 427 430
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £551 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.12% -12.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -16.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +9 679 £425 +1.19% 227
London -36 280 £475 +5.55% 90
South East +17 157 £413 +10.00% 58
City of London -34 62 £500 +11.48% 30
West Midlands +25 54 £440 +46.66% 8
East of England -21 53 £425 +19.29% 11
Scotland +6 44 £400 +6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +24 41 £410 +47.74% 9
South West -5 39 £413 +36.92% 16
Milton Keynes +27 38 £410 +47.74% 5
Berkshire +2 37 £338 -10.00% 10
Yorkshire +31 35 £350 +7.69% 7
Edinburgh +14 34 £405 - 3
East Midlands +22 29 £625 +71.23% 17
Hampshire +3 29 £383 -14.52% 5
West Yorkshire +23 25 £350 +3.70% 5
North West +2 23 £388 +3.33% 13
Surrey -11 22 £425 +21.42% 23
Leeds +13 18 £345 +6.15% 2
Wales 0 17 £363 - 2
Bedfordshire -6 17 £425 +21.42% 4
Nottinghamshire +25 15 £650 +75.67% 10
Birmingham +7 15 £500 +72.41% 3
South Wales -2 15 £345 - 2
Luton -4 14 £425 +3.03% 2
Hertfordshire -7 14 £355 -11.25% 2
Cardiff - 14 £345 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 13 £416 +18.92% 4
Coventry - 12 £440 -
West Sussex -1 11 £500 +53.84% 5

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 474 (32.51%) Finance
2 405 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (24.14%) Project Management
4 301 (20.64%) Scrum
5 261 (17.90%) SQL
6 249 (17.08%) PRINCE2
7 246 (16.87%) Oracle
8 197 (13.51%) Java
9 181 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 180 (12.35%) Banking
11 175 (12.00%) Web Services
12 165 (11.32%) Retail
13 163 (11.18%) .NET
14 158 (10.84%) Linux
15 157 (10.77%) Microsoft
16 154 (10.56%) XML
17 153 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 146 (10.01%) E-Commerce
19 140 (9.60%) Business Analysis
20 130 (8.92%) SQL Server
21 129 (8.85%) HTML
22 124 (8.50%) TDD
22 124 (8.50%) Degree
23 118 (8.09%) QA
24 110 (7.54%) ISEB
25 104 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
26 103 (7.06%) Test Scripting
26 103 (7.06%) ITIL
27 102 (7.00%) CRM
28 98 (6.72%) SOAP

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 53 (3.64%) WebLogic
1 53 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 31 (2.13%) CMS
4 26 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (1.78%) Apache
5 19 (1.30%) Drupal
6 17 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.96%) Alfresco
8 13 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (0.75%) SAS
10 10 (0.69%) MS Project Server
10 10 (0.69%) Confluence
11 9 (0.62%) IIS
12 8 (0.55%) CICS
13 7 (0.48%) Documentum
14 6 (0.41%) SAP Web AS
14 6 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
16 3 (0.21%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 84 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.60%) MS Project
3 63 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 60 (4.12%) MS Office
5 24 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.62%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.069%) SPSS
8 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.78%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.03%) Agresso
4 13 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
8 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.21%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.21%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.03%) SaaS
2 12 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.41%) Force.com
4 6 (0.41%) Office 365
5 5 (0.34%) PaaS
6 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.069%) Trello
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.069%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.33%) HTTP
2 19 (1.30%) Internet
3 14 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.75%) Firewall
4 11 (0.75%) IP Telephony
5 8 (0.55%) SSL
6 7 (0.48%) SMTP
6 7 (0.48%) Intranet
7 6 (0.41%) DNS
8 4 (0.27%) IPv6
8 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.27%) DMZ
8 4 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.21%) HSPA
9 3 (0.21%) Wireless
9 3 (0.21%) LDAP
9 3 (0.21%) GPRS
9 3 (0.21%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.21%) UMTS
9 3 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 44 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (2.47%) QlikView
8 29 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.92%) DB2
10 25 (1.71%) Data Mining
11 22 (1.51%) MySQL
12 21 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.89%) DTS
13 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.89%) Big Data
14 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.55%) ProClarity
18 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 67 (4.60%) Subversion
2 59 (4.05%) Maven
3 54 (3.70%) Ant
4 50 (3.43%) Selenium
5 39 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (2.61%) JIRA
7 35 (2.40%) Visual Studio
8 25 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 20 (1.37%) Git (software)
10 19 (1.30%) LoadRunner
11 18 (1.23%) Eclipse
11 18 (1.23%) Jenkins
12 15 (1.03%) Calabash
13 13 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (0.75%) JUnit
14 11 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.55%) Hudson
16 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
16 6 (0.41%) TestDirector
16 6 (0.41%) JMeter
General
1 474 (32.51%) Finance
2 180 (12.35%) Banking
3 165 (11.32%) Retail
4 44 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.88%) Marketing
6 35 (2.40%) Advertising
7 32 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.51%) Legal
9 19 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.23%) Publishing
11 17 (1.17%) Games
12 16 (1.10%) Back Office
12 16 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.89%) General Ledger
13 13 (0.89%) Front Office
14 11 (0.75%) Automotive
14 11 (0.75%) Billing
15 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.41%) Electronics
17 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 468 (32.10%) Analyst
2 284 (19.48%) Project Manager
3 277 (19.00%) Business Analyst
4 238 (16.32%) Developer
5 106 (7.27%) Test Analyst
6 97 (6.65%) Architect
7 56 (3.84%) Tester
8 48 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
9 43 (2.95%) Test Manager
10 42 (2.88%) Agile Business Analyst
11 41 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
13 33 (2.26%) Test Leader
14 31 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
14 31 (2.13%) Development Manager
14 31 (2.13%) Programme Manager
15 28 (1.92%) Senior Manager
15 28 (1.92%) Java Developer
16 27 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
16 27 (1.85%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (12.00%) Web Services
2 163 (11.18%) .NET
3 154 (10.56%) XML
4 129 (8.85%) HTML
5 98 (6.72%) SOAP
6 87 (5.97%) J2EE
7 78 (5.35%) CSS
8 66 (4.53%) RESTful
9 59 (4.05%) ASP.NET
10 48 (3.29%) JSON
11 45 (3.09%) HTML5
12 38 (2.61%) XSD
13 37 (2.54%) CSS3
14 36 (2.47%) XSL
14 36 (2.47%) WSDL
15 35 (2.40%) jQuery
16 31 (2.13%) Ajax
16 31 (2.13%) Middleware
17 30 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (4.73%) Mobile App
2 44 (3.02%) Open Source
3 41 (2.81%) Social Media
4 39 (2.67%) iPad
5 29 (1.99%) Mainframe
6 27 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.78%) Derivative
8 25 (1.71%) PMI
9 23 (1.58%) Data Integration
10 22 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 19 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.30%) FMCG
13 17 (1.17%) Fixed Income
14 16 (1.10%) Equities
14 16 (1.10%) Reference Data
15 14 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.82%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.75%) IVR
18 10 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 158 (10.84%) Linux
2 96 (6.58%) Windows
3 81 (5.56%) UNIX
4 31 (2.13%) Solaris
5 22 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 19 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.69%) Android
9 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (24.14%) Project Management
3 301 (20.64%) Scrum
4 249 (17.08%) PRINCE2
5 181 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 153 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 146 (10.01%) E-Commerce
8 140 (9.60%) Business Analysis
9 124 (8.50%) TDD
10 104 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
11 103 (7.06%) Test Scripting
11 103 (7.06%) ITIL
12 102 (7.00%) CRM
13 96 (6.58%) SOA
14 93 (6.38%) ERP
14 93 (6.38%) UML
15 73 (5.01%) Data Modelling
15 73 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (4.87%) Software Testing
17 70 (4.80%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 261 (17.90%) SQL
2 197 (13.51%) Java
3 94 (6.45%) C#
4 83 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 44 (3.02%) T-SQL
6 37 (2.54%) PL/SQL
6 37 (2.54%) Groovy
7 19 (1.30%) VBA
8 15 (1.03%) PHP
9 14 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.96%) VB
9 14 (0.96%) Perl
9 14 (0.96%) C
10 11 (0.75%) Scala
11 9 (0.62%) Python
12 7 (0.48%) COBOL
12 7 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.48%) Ruby
13 6 (0.41%) VBScript
14 5 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 124 (8.50%) Degree
2 110 (7.54%) ISEB
3 96 (6.58%) ISTQB
4 75 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 64 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 61 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 16 (1.10%) PMP
10 15 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CISSP
12 6 (0.41%) CISM
12 6 (0.41%) APMP
13 5 (0.34%) CCA
13 5 (0.34%) HND
14 4 (0.27%) MBA
14 4 (0.27%) IIBA
15 3 (0.21%) CBAP
15 3 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.09%) QA
2 10 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.62%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) SLA
7 3 (0.21%) EMIR
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) Basel III
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.069%) GAAP
9 1 (0.069%) WCAG
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.48%) Terminal Services
2 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
4 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (4.18%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.17%) Control-M
3 13 (0.89%) Puppet
4 10 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
4 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.34%) SCOM
7 3 (0.21%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.069%) StatsD
9 1 (0.069%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.069%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.069%) Nagios
Vendors
1 246 (16.87%) Oracle
2 157 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 70 (4.80%) SAP
4 54 (3.70%) JBoss
5 44 (3.02%) IBM
5 44 (3.02%) Endeca
6 41 (2.81%) ATG
7 37 (2.54%) Perforce
8 33 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (2.26%) HP
9 26 (1.78%) Informatica
10 23 (1.58%) Siebel
11 16 (1.10%) webMethods
12 12 (0.82%) Business Objects
13 11 (0.75%) Adobe
14 10 (0.69%) Siemens
14 10 (0.69%) Genesys
14 10 (0.69%) Empirix
14 10 (0.69%) Remedy
14 10 (0.69%) Ab Initio
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £1000 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £399 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Vadis People
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago