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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 120 165 189
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +24
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 933 642 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.26% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.68% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 409 308
Average daily rate
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£418 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.79% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.44 £77.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.43% +138.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.49 £77.50 £30.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.29 £77.50 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.22 £77.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.00% +138.46%

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +40 877 £418 -1.76% 252
London +27 355 £425 -5.55% 103
South East +42 192 £401 +0.31% 53
City of London +14 101 £425 -15.00% 43
Yorkshire +29 71 £405 +9.09% 19
South West +21 66 £400 +14.28% 25
North West +39 65 £413 +21.32% 12
West Yorkshire +23 59 £410 +10.81% 13
Berkshire +15 48 £400 -4.76% 14
East of England -3 46 £425 -5.55% 15
West Midlands +21 44 £450 +34.32% 12
Scotland +13 40 £428 +9.61% 6
Surrey +21 39 £475 +11.76% 9
Leeds +12 32 £394 +23.04% 7
Hampshire -9 31 £387 -7.64% 12
East Midlands +2 30 £388 +3.33% 11
Glasgow +23 29 £425 +21.86% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 28 £300 -14.28% 7
Milton Keynes +13 26 £300 +3.00% 6
Bristol +6 24 £398 +26.34% 6
Manchester +2 23 £460 +40.45% 6
Shropshire +12 21 £498 - 1
Cheshire +20 20 £404 +11.37% 5
Telford +9 20 £498 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 18 £400 -11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +12 17 £500 +17.64% 4
Reading -2 14 £413 +10.00% 7
Nottinghamshire -8 14 £406 +8.33% 5
Oxfordshire -7 12 £475 +35.71% 2
Nottingham -8 12 £406 +8.33% 5

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1606 (88.53%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (31.31%) Finance
3 493 (27.18%) Project Management
4 387 (21.33%) SQL
5 379 (20.89%) Scrum
6 304 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 300 (16.54%) Java
8 275 (15.16%) PRINCE2
9 242 (13.34%) Oracle
10 232 (12.79%) Banking
11 216 (11.91%) Microsoft
12 208 (11.47%) .NET
13 198 (10.92%) Web Services
13 198 (10.92%) E-Commerce
14 188 (10.36%) Business Analysis
15 187 (10.31%) ISEB
16 176 (9.70%) HTML
17 170 (9.37%) XML
18 167 (9.21%) TDD
19 161 (8.88%) QA
20 160 (8.82%) Retail
21 158 (8.71%) Test Scripting
22 157 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
23 152 (8.38%) SQL Server
24 151 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
25 147 (8.10%) Windows
26 142 (7.83%) MS Excel
27 136 (7.50%) V-Model
28 135 (7.44%) User Stories
29 134 (7.39%) C#

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 87 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 62 (3.42%) CMS
4 36 (1.98%) JBoss
5 35 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 32 (1.76%) Apache
7 26 (1.43%) SAS
8 25 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (1.10%) IIS
10 20 (1.10%) Confluence
10 20 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.50%) Documentum
13 9 (0.50%) CICS
13 9 (0.50%) FileNet
14 8 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 142 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 110 (6.06%) MS Project
3 80 (4.41%) MS Office
4 71 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 47 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.17%) Simulink
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.17%) SPSS
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.44%) Magento
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.28%) Agresso
7 5 (0.28%) SAP BCA
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.22%) Maximo
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.17%) BASE24
9 3 (0.17%) Cordys
9 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.83%) SaaS
2 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.39%) Office 365
4 5 (0.28%) Force.com
5 4 (0.22%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.055%) Heroku
8 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.16%) Internet
2 17 (0.94%) HTTP
3 15 (0.83%) Firewall
4 13 (0.72%) Intranet
5 8 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.28%) Extranet
7 4 (0.22%) LDAP
8 3 (0.17%) ATM
8 3 (0.17%) Broadband
8 3 (0.17%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.17%) NAS
9 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.11%) MVNO
9 2 (0.11%) 802.15
9 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.11%) FTP
10 1 (0.055%) ADSL
10 1 (0.055%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 43 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (2.04%) MySQL
7 37 (2.04%) Big Data
8 31 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (1.49%) DB2
10 21 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.72%) MS Access
14 13 (0.72%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 117 (6.45%) Selenium
2 85 (4.69%) JIRA
3 79 (4.36%) Maven
3 79 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (4.30%) Git (software)
5 70 (3.86%) Subversion
6 55 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 53 (2.92%) SoapUI
8 50 (2.76%) Ant
8 50 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 44 (2.43%) Eclipse
10 43 (2.37%) Jenkins
11 38 (2.09%) JUnit
12 36 (1.98%) WebDriver
13 25 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
15 14 (0.77%) IntelliJ
15 14 (0.77%) Mockito
16 12 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (0.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 568 (31.31%) Finance
2 232 (12.79%) Banking
3 160 (8.82%) Retail
4 71 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.98%) Marketing
6 50 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 46 (2.54%) Back Office
8 35 (1.93%) Retail Banking
9 32 (1.76%) Publishing
10 28 (1.54%) Legal
10 28 (1.54%) Advertising
11 26 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 24 (1.32%) Front Office
14 14 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.77%) Billing
15 13 (0.72%) Electronics
15 13 (0.72%) Automotive
16 11 (0.61%) Games
16 11 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 617 (34.01%) Analyst
2 400 (22.05%) Business Analyst
3 378 (20.84%) Project Manager
4 334 (18.41%) Developer
5 135 (7.44%) Test Analyst
6 100 (5.51%) Architect
7 69 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
8 60 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 51 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
10 50 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
11 49 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
12 46 (2.54%) .NET Developer
13 42 (2.32%) Programme Manager
14 38 (2.09%) Tester
14 38 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
15 37 (2.04%) Consultant
16 33 (1.82%) Digital Project Manager
17 31 (1.71%) Systems Analyst
17 31 (1.71%) Test Manager
17 31 (1.71%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (11.47%) .NET
2 198 (10.92%) Web Services
3 176 (9.70%) HTML
4 170 (9.37%) XML
5 119 (6.56%) J2EE
6 103 (5.68%) CSS
7 94 (5.18%) SOAP
8 75 (4.13%) ASP.NET
9 65 (3.58%) JSON
10 64 (3.53%) HTML5
11 57 (3.14%) REST
12 56 (3.09%) jQuery
13 52 (2.87%) Spring
14 41 (2.26%) Java EE
14 41 (2.26%) AngularJS
15 40 (2.21%) WSDL
16 39 (2.15%) Ajax
16 39 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (2.09%) RESTful
18 35 (1.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 151 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.57%) Open Source
3 92 (5.07%) User Experience
4 66 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.93%) PMI
7 28 (1.54%) iPad
8 25 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.21%) Social Media
11 18 (0.99%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.94%) Video on Demand
12 17 (0.94%) Reference Data
13 16 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.61%) Derivative
16 10 (0.55%) SWIFT
17 9 (0.50%) Mathematics
17 9 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 147 (8.10%) Windows
2 133 (7.33%) Linux
3 100 (5.51%) UNIX
4 44 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.32%) Android
6 9 (0.50%) Solaris
7 8 (0.44%) AIX
7 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.28%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.22%) webOS
11 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1606 (88.53%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (27.18%) Project Management
3 379 (20.89%) Scrum
4 304 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 275 (15.16%) PRINCE2
6 198 (10.92%) E-Commerce
7 188 (10.36%) Business Analysis
8 167 (9.21%) TDD
9 158 (8.71%) Test Scripting
10 157 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 136 (7.50%) V-Model
12 135 (7.44%) User Stories
13 125 (6.89%) Data Modelling
14 112 (6.17%) OO
15 109 (6.01%) UML
16 105 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (5.62%) Software Testing
18 101 (5.57%) Change Management
19 100 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
20 97 (5.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 387 (21.33%) SQL
2 300 (16.54%) Java
3 134 (7.39%) C#
4 125 (6.89%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.47%) PL/SQL
6 41 (2.26%) Groovy
7 37 (2.04%) C
8 26 (1.43%) Perl
8 26 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.27%) VB
9 23 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.10%) C++
11 19 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.05%) Python
12 17 (0.94%) PHP
12 17 (0.94%) Ruby
13 16 (0.88%) VBA
14 12 (0.66%) Scala
15 8 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (10.31%) ISEB
2 129 (7.11%) Degree
3 88 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 72 (3.97%) PMI Certification
5 60 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 55 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 51 (2.81%) ISTQB
8 49 (2.70%) PMP
9 43 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 27 (1.49%) VCP4
12 26 (1.43%) HND
13 10 (0.55%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.50%) APMP
15 8 (0.44%) CBAP
15 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.28%) IBM Certification
18 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
18 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (8.88%) QA
2 13 (0.72%) P3O
3 11 (0.61%) EMIR
4 8 (0.44%) COBIT
4 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.28%) FINREP
7 4 (0.22%) WAI
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
7 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.22%) MiFID
8 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.055%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.17%) vCloud
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.055%) Varnish
5 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.055%) Squid
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ITS
5 1 (0.055%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 77 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.72%) Control-M
3 4 (0.22%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.17%) Puppet
5 2 (0.11%) MOM
6 1 (0.055%) SCOM
6 1 (0.055%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.055%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.055%) StatsD
6 1 (0.055%) Graphite
Vendors
1 242 (13.34%) Oracle
2 216 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 96 (5.29%) SAP
4 61 (3.36%) HP
5 60 (3.31%) IBM
6 46 (2.54%) Pega
7 31 (1.71%) webMethods
8 28 (1.54%) Business Objects
9 24 (1.32%) ATG
10 23 (1.27%) BEA
11 22 (1.21%) Perforce
12 21 (1.16%) Endeca
12 21 (1.16%) Informatica
13 19 (1.05%) Google
14 17 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (0.88%) Siebel
15 16 (0.88%) Adobe
16 13 (0.72%) Cognos
17 12 (0.66%) Planview
18 11 (0.61%) VMware
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago