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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 137 153 180
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +27
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 878 719 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.36% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.81% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 530 341
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £30.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 - £32.50

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
41941 39670 34556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.12% 75.31% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26586 25081 20645
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1173 1034
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.07 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +37 822 £423 -0.58% 240
London +27 345 £475 +2.42% 107
South East +30 184 £400 - 42
City of London +25 88 £513 +2.50% 32
Yorkshire +25 72 £375 - 20
North West +18 69 £375 -6.25% 19
West Yorkshire +24 58 £350 -6.66% 16
East of England -3 50 £430 +1.17% 14
Hampshire +25 49 £374 -6.56% 5
Scotland -17 39 £375 -6.83% 7
South West 0 38 £381 +4.81% 12
East Midlands +7 33 £410 +11.56% 14
Surrey +7 30 £413 +4.43% 13
Buckinghamshire -1 28 £353 +0.71% 4
Berkshire -5 28 £425 +17.24% 3
Milton Keynes +7 24 £353 +3.67% 3
Leeds -9 24 £388 +3.33% 14
Edinburgh -18 24 £375 -9.09% 3
Cheshire -2 22 £388 -29.54% 3
Lancashire +20 20 £262 -32.51%
West Midlands -25 20 £400 -5.32% 7
West Sussex -7 18 £400 -16.66% 3
Bradford - 18 £280 - 1
Blackpool +18 17 £260 -48.00%
Liverpool - 17 £500 - 4
Northamptonshire - 17 £425 - 6
Merseyside - 17 £500 - 7
Basingstoke +14 15 £408 +26.35%
Oxfordshire -17 15 £406 -9.72% 4
Bedfordshire +5 14 £420 -1.17% 3

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1600 (87.48%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (31.55%) Finance
3 514 (28.10%) Project Management
4 365 (19.96%) SQL
5 323 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 317 (17.33%) Scrum
7 316 (17.28%) PRINCE2
8 300 (16.40%) SDLC
9 298 (16.29%) Java
10 241 (13.18%) Oracle
11 222 (12.14%) Microsoft
12 214 (11.70%) Banking
13 202 (11.04%) Business Analysis
14 198 (10.83%) Web Services
15 185 (10.11%) .NET
16 173 (9.46%) ISEB
17 169 (9.24%) E-Commerce
17 169 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
18 165 (9.02%) Retail
19 163 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
20 150 (8.20%) SQL Server
21 149 (8.15%) XML
22 143 (7.82%) Windows
22 143 (7.82%) QA
23 139 (7.60%) MS Excel
24 135 (7.38%) Degree
24 135 (7.38%) Test Scripting
25 131 (7.16%) HTML
26 130 (7.11%) TDD
27 127 (6.94%) Linux

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 68 (3.72%) WebLogic
2 67 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 33 (1.80%) JBoss
4 33 (1.80%) Confluence
5 31 (1.69%) CMS
6 23 (1.26%) SAS
7 22 (1.20%) Apache
8 16 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.77%) Documentum
10 13 (0.71%) IIS
11 12 (0.66%) Node.js
12 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.44%) FileNet
16 7 (0.38%) CICS
16 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 139 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 114 (6.23%) MS Project
3 71 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 62 (3.39%) MS Office
5 43 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Simulink
8 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.38%) Magento
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.33%) Primavera
6 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
6 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.22%) Agresso
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.16%) BASE24
8 3 (0.16%) Maximo
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.16%) Unica
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.87%) SaaS
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.38%) Office 365
4 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.22%) Force.com
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.055%) Trello
7 1 (0.055%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.42%) Internet
2 12 (0.66%) HTTP
3 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.22%) SAN
4 4 (0.22%) Firewall
4 4 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.22%) DHCP
4 4 (0.22%) DNS
4 4 (0.22%) LDAP
4 4 (0.22%) NAS
5 3 (0.16%) Intranet
5 3 (0.16%) ATM
5 3 (0.16%) Broadband
6 2 (0.11%) LAN
6 2 (0.11%) WAN
6 2 (0.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 49 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (1.80%) Big Data
9 30 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.31%) MySQL
11 18 (0.98%) DB2
12 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.77%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.71%) MS Access
17 12 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.55%) Data Mining
18 10 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 99 (5.41%) JIRA
2 75 (4.10%) Selenium
3 74 (4.05%) Subversion
4 68 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (3.12%) Git (software)
6 53 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 52 (2.84%) Jenkins
8 40 (2.19%) Maven
9 34 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 33 (1.80%) SoapUI
11 30 (1.64%) WebDriver
11 30 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 29 (1.59%) Ant
13 28 (1.53%) Eclipse
14 24 (1.31%) JUnit
15 14 (0.77%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.71%) ClearCase
16 13 (0.71%) JMeter
16 13 (0.71%) CA Gen
17 11 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 577 (31.55%) Finance
2 214 (11.70%) Banking
3 165 (9.02%) Retail
4 60 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.35%) Marketing
7 38 (2.08%) Back Office
8 35 (1.91%) Retail Banking
9 28 (1.53%) Publishing
10 27 (1.48%) Advertising
11 26 (1.42%) Legal
12 24 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.09%) Front Office
13 20 (1.09%) Billing
14 14 (0.77%) Automotive
14 14 (0.77%) Law
15 11 (0.60%) Electronics
15 11 (0.60%) German Language
16 10 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 592 (32.37%) Analyst
2 409 (22.36%) Project Manager
3 387 (21.16%) Business Analyst
4 288 (15.75%) Developer
5 130 (7.11%) Test Analyst
6 104 (5.69%) Architect
7 67 (3.66%) Agile Business Analyst
8 53 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (2.73%) Java Developer
9 50 (2.73%) .NET Developer
10 49 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
11 47 (2.57%) Consultant
11 47 (2.57%) Programme Manager
11 47 (2.57%) Agile Project Manager
12 43 (2.35%) Tester
13 42 (2.30%) IT Project Manager
14 41 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
15 39 (2.13%) Test Manager
16 36 (1.97%) Senior Manager
17 35 (1.91%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (10.83%) Web Services
2 185 (10.11%) .NET
3 149 (8.15%) XML
4 131 (7.16%) HTML
5 120 (6.56%) J2EE
6 83 (4.54%) CSS
7 82 (4.48%) SOAP
8 66 (3.61%) ASP.NET
9 63 (3.44%) jQuery
10 59 (3.23%) HTML5
11 47 (2.57%) AngularJS
12 42 (2.30%) Spring
13 41 (2.24%) Java EE
14 38 (2.08%) .NET Framework
14 38 (2.08%) JSON
14 38 (2.08%) WSDL
14 38 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (2.02%) RESTful
16 30 (1.64%) JSP
16 30 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.65%) User Experience
3 40 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.13%) PMI
4 39 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 33 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.37%) Derivative
7 23 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 23 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 18 (0.98%) Video on Demand
10 16 (0.87%) Social Media
10 16 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 13 (0.71%) iPad
13 12 (0.66%) Equities
14 9 (0.49%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.49%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.44%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.82%) Windows
2 127 (6.94%) Linux
3 92 (5.03%) UNIX
4 25 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.26%) Android
6 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.55%) Solaris
8 9 (0.49%) AIX
8 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) webOS
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1600 (87.48%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (28.10%) Project Management
3 323 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 317 (17.33%) Scrum
5 316 (17.28%) PRINCE2
6 300 (16.40%) SDLC
7 202 (11.04%) Business Analysis
8 169 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 169 (9.24%) E-Commerce
9 135 (7.38%) Test Scripting
10 130 (7.11%) TDD
11 119 (6.51%) Change Management
12 116 (6.34%) RUP
12 116 (6.34%) User Stories
13 115 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
14 113 (6.18%) OO
15 111 (6.07%) CRM
16 106 (5.80%) V-Model
16 106 (5.80%) Open Source
17 102 (5.58%) UML
Programming Languages
1 365 (19.96%) SQL
2 298 (16.29%) Java
3 119 (6.51%) C#
4 107 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.44%) PL/SQL
6 36 (1.97%) C
7 34 (1.86%) Perl
8 31 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.64%) Groovy
9 30 (1.64%) C++
10 29 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.15%) PHP
12 19 (1.04%) VB
12 19 (1.04%) VBA
13 17 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 15 (0.82%) Ruby
15 14 (0.77%) Python
16 10 (0.55%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.44%) PeopleCode
17 8 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 173 (9.46%) ISEB
2 135 (7.38%) Degree
3 123 (6.72%) Security Cleared
4 81 (4.43%) PMI Certification
5 79 (4.32%) SC Cleared
6 55 (3.01%) PMP
7 51 (2.79%) ISTQB
8 50 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 43 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.20%) HND
12 21 (1.15%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.60%) APMP
14 10 (0.55%) Sun Certification
15 9 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.27%) CISSP
17 5 (0.27%) IBM Certification
18 4 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (7.82%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) P3O
3 10 (0.55%) EMIR
3 10 (0.55%) SLA
4 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.22%) MiFID
6 4 (0.22%) COREP
7 3 (0.16%) FINREP
7 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) COBIT
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
7 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.055%) Basel II
9 1 (0.055%) GAAP
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.27%) vSphere
3 5 (0.27%) vCloud
4 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.055%) GridGain
7 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.055%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 64 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.27%) Puppet
2 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
3 4 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.11%) Control-M
4 2 (0.11%) MOM
5 1 (0.055%) SCOM
Vendors
1 241 (13.18%) Oracle
2 222 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 101 (5.52%) SAP
4 61 (3.34%) Pega
5 58 (3.17%) IBM
6 41 (2.24%) HP
7 36 (1.97%) webMethods
8 34 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.80%) Business Objects
10 27 (1.48%) Informatica
11 25 (1.37%) BEA
12 23 (1.26%) Endeca
13 18 (0.98%) Perforce
14 17 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
15 16 (0.87%) ATG
16 15 (0.82%) VMware
16 15 (0.82%) TIBCO
17 14 (0.77%) Adobe
18 13 (0.71%) Google
18 13 (0.71%) hybris
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400.00 - £415 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £610 - 710 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Stott & May
Rate: £650 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago