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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 99 167 170
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +3
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1249 760 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.11% 1.34% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.77% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 514 470
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £24.37 £61.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.05% +67.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £61.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £61.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.16 £61.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-50.55% +67.12%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +66 1188 £425 - 292
London +40 412 £425 -5.55% 122
South East +55 254 £400 - 43
North West +46 119 £425 +28.30% 24
City of London +37 101 £423 -6.11% 35
West Midlands +39 100 £400 -4.47% 19
Yorkshire +27 100 £495 +39.43% 32
West Yorkshire +22 81 £470 +32.39% 24
East of England 0 75 £450 +5.88% 15
Hampshire +51 69 £340 -9.33% 5
Leeds +17 68 £460 +31.42% 19
East Midlands +13 63 £450 -4.00% 3
South West +7 50 £350 -13.04% 22
Surrey +13 46 £450 +5.88% 8
Berkshire +21 45 £345 -10.96% 9
Scotland +8 36 £396 +2.19% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 36 £400 -5.88% 3
Coventry +31 35 £300 -32.58% 7
Cheshire +5 31 £413 -6.03% 3
Milton Keynes -6 30 £400 -5.88% 3
Shropshire +13 28 £473 +40.00%
Hertfordshire +10 28 £488 +23.22% 10
North East -3 28 £480 - 10
West Sussex +4 27 £450 -17.80% 7
Telford +12 26 £465 +37.77%
Northamptonshire +10 26 £450 -3.17%
Glasgow +25 24 £350 -9.67% 4
Manchester -1 24 £425 +25.92% 14
Tyne and Wear - 24 £480 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 24 £480 - 8

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1922 (90.40%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (32.17%) Finance
3 560 (26.34%) Project Management
4 390 (18.34%) PRINCE2
5 382 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 350 (16.46%) SQL
7 346 (16.27%) Scrum
8 321 (15.10%) SDLC
9 277 (13.03%) Java
10 274 (12.89%) Business Analysis
11 242 (11.38%) Oracle
12 224 (10.54%) Web Services
13 209 (9.83%) Banking
14 204 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
15 202 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 196 (9.22%) ISEB
17 189 (8.89%) Retail
18 187 (8.80%) Microsoft
19 173 (8.14%) Security Cleared
20 165 (7.76%) Use Case
21 163 (7.67%) Degree
21 163 (7.67%) E-Commerce
22 161 (7.57%) Test Scripting
23 160 (7.53%) QA
24 151 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
25 148 (6.96%) XML
25 148 (6.96%) User Stories
26 142 (6.68%) ITIL
26 142 (6.68%) MS Excel
27 136 (6.40%) UML

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 66 (3.10%) WebSphere
2 53 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 48 (2.26%) Confluence
5 32 (1.51%) JBoss
6 30 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (1.27%) CMS
8 23 (1.08%) Apache
9 21 (0.99%) Node.js
10 15 (0.71%) Documentum
11 14 (0.66%) SAS
11 14 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.24%) Drupal
14 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.19%) K2 blackpearl
15 4 (0.19%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 142 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.37%) MS Project
3 91 (4.28%) MS Office
4 77 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 66 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.28%) SPSS
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.094%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.61%) SAP PS
4 9 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.28%) Agresso
5 6 (0.28%) Primavera
6 5 (0.24%) Cordys
6 5 (0.24%) Magento
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) Unica
8 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.03%) SaaS
2 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.42%) Office 365
5 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.24%) Force.com
7 2 (0.094%) PaaS
7 2 (0.094%) IaaS
8 1 (0.047%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.047%) Yammer
8 1 (0.047%) Veeva
8 1 (0.047%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.36%) Internet
2 9 (0.42%) Firewall
2 9 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.38%) DNS
4 6 (0.28%) LAN
4 6 (0.28%) WAN
5 5 (0.24%) DHCP
5 5 (0.24%) HTTP
5 5 (0.24%) Wireless
6 4 (0.19%) FTP
6 4 (0.19%) SAN
6 4 (0.19%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.19%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.14%) 4G
7 3 (0.14%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.14%) HSPA
7 3 (0.14%) 3G
7 3 (0.14%) 802.15
7 3 (0.14%) IPv6
7 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 51 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
6 38 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.51%) MySQL
8 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (0.80%) Big Data
12 15 (0.71%) DB2
13 13 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.56%) MS Access
15 10 (0.47%) DTS
15 10 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.42%) DataStage
16 9 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 133 (6.26%) JIRA
2 92 (4.33%) Subversion
3 66 (3.10%) Selenium
4 64 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 63 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (2.40%) Maven
7 47 (2.21%) Git (software)
8 44 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 39 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
10 38 (1.79%) Cucumber
11 37 (1.74%) HP UFT
12 36 (1.69%) SoapUI
13 23 (1.08%) Ant
14 22 (1.03%) JUnit
15 15 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 15 (0.71%) ClearCase
15 15 (0.71%) Eclipse
15 15 (0.71%) Toad
15 15 (0.71%) WebDriver
16 14 (0.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 684 (32.17%) Finance
2 209 (9.83%) Banking
3 189 (8.89%) Retail
4 79 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 66 (3.10%) Marketing
6 46 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 45 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.51%) Legal
9 30 (1.41%) Publishing
10 27 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 26 (1.22%) Billing
11 26 (1.22%) Advertising
12 25 (1.18%) Electronics
12 25 (1.18%) Automotive
13 22 (1.03%) Law
14 19 (0.89%) Front Office
15 17 (0.80%) Back Office
16 13 (0.61%) Military
17 12 (0.56%) German Language
18 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 799 (37.58%) Analyst
2 533 (25.07%) Business Analyst
3 444 (20.88%) Project Manager
4 247 (11.62%) Developer
5 174 (8.18%) Test Analyst
6 122 (5.74%) Architect
7 72 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
8 71 (3.34%) Agile Business Analyst
9 68 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 67 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 63 (2.96%) Tester
12 56 (2.63%) Java Developer
13 52 (2.45%) Test Manager
14 51 (2.40%) Agile Project Manager
15 49 (2.30%) IT Project Manager
16 44 (2.07%) Senior Manager
16 44 (2.07%) Senior Business Analyst
17 41 (1.93%) Programme Manager
18 35 (1.65%) Systems Analyst
18 35 (1.65%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (10.54%) Web Services
2 148 (6.96%) XML
3 136 (6.40%) .NET
4 123 (5.79%) HTML
5 106 (4.99%) J2EE
6 92 (4.33%) CSS
7 80 (3.76%) SOAP
8 60 (2.82%) ASP.NET
9 55 (2.59%) Spring
10 52 (2.45%) HTML5
11 45 (2.12%) Middleware
12 40 (1.88%) jQuery
13 34 (1.60%) WSDL
14 33 (1.55%) AngularJS
15 31 (1.46%) RESTful
15 31 (1.46%) JSON
16 29 (1.36%) Hibernate
17 27 (1.27%) JSP
18 26 (1.22%) Java EE
19 25 (1.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 204 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.70%) User Experience
3 51 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 45 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 30 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.41%) PMI
7 26 (1.22%) Derivative
8 25 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 22 (1.03%) DTV
10 20 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 18 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.75%) Social Media
12 16 (0.75%) FMCG
13 14 (0.66%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.66%) Taxonomies
13 14 (0.66%) Fixed Income
13 14 (0.66%) Equities
13 14 (0.66%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 104 (4.89%) Linux
2 100 (4.70%) Windows
3 99 (4.66%) UNIX
4 16 (0.75%) Android
4 16 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.56%) Solaris
6 11 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.24%) AIX
10 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.094%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.094%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.094%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1922 (90.40%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (26.34%) Project Management
3 390 (18.34%) PRINCE2
4 382 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 346 (16.27%) Scrum
6 321 (15.10%) SDLC
7 274 (12.89%) Business Analysis
8 202 (9.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 165 (7.76%) Use Case
10 163 (7.67%) E-Commerce
11 161 (7.57%) Test Scripting
12 151 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
13 148 (6.96%) User Stories
14 142 (6.68%) ITIL
15 136 (6.40%) UML
16 135 (6.35%) V-Model
17 130 (6.11%) CRM
18 125 (5.88%) OO
19 121 (5.69%) Change Management
20 117 (5.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 350 (16.46%) SQL
2 277 (13.03%) Java
3 126 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 107 (5.03%) C#
5 69 (3.25%) PL/SQL
6 38 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 37 (1.74%) Ruby
8 36 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.46%) Python
10 29 (1.36%) Perl
11 27 (1.27%) C++
12 25 (1.18%) C
13 16 (0.75%) PHP
14 13 (0.61%) VBScript
14 13 (0.61%) VB
15 11 (0.52%) PHP5
16 10 (0.47%) Groovy
16 10 (0.47%) VBA
17 8 (0.38%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 196 (9.22%) ISEB
2 173 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 163 (7.67%) Degree
4 115 (5.41%) ISTQB
5 113 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 90 (4.23%) PMI Certification
7 73 (3.43%) PMP
8 58 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 50 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 44 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 35 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 27 (1.27%) APMP
13 12 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.52%) HND
15 10 (0.47%) Sun Certification
16 9 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
17 8 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 8 (0.38%) HNC
18 7 (0.33%) CISSP
18 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (7.53%) QA
2 33 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 31 (1.46%) TickIT
4 23 (1.08%) SLA
5 10 (0.47%) Basel III
6 8 (0.38%) COREP
7 7 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.28%) EMIR
8 6 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.19%) MiFID
10 3 (0.14%) FINREP
11 2 (0.094%) P3O
11 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.094%) WCAG
12 1 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.14%) Firmware
3 3 (0.14%) vSphere
3 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.14%) vCloud
4 2 (0.094%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 95 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.47%) Capistrano
4 8 (0.38%) Puppet
5 7 (0.33%) yum
6 4 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.19%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.094%) Control-M
7 2 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.094%) Ionix
8 1 (0.047%) Netcool
8 1 (0.047%) Ansible
8 1 (0.047%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 242 (11.38%) Oracle
2 187 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 129 (6.07%) SAP
4 82 (3.86%) IBM
5 53 (2.49%) HP
6 43 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (1.74%) Pega
8 30 (1.41%) webMethods
9 26 (1.22%) Informatica
10 25 (1.18%) hybris
11 24 (1.13%) Cognos
12 22 (1.03%) Endeca
13 21 (0.99%) Teradata
14 20 (0.94%) TIBCO
14 20 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
15 19 (0.89%) VMware
16 18 (0.85%) BEA
17 16 (0.75%) Atlassian
17 16 (0.75%) Perforce
18 15 (0.71%) Adobe
North West
Intapeople
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day 3 Months, will Roll.
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300-£330pd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £290 - £300 per week
Posted: 5 days ago