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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 120 146 188
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +42
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 900 692 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.42% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.91% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 456 303
Average daily rate
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£416 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £77.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year
-70.96% -

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +29 842 £415 -2.35% 285
London +14 355 £425 -5.55% 110
South East +30 194 £413 +10.00% 57
City of London -8 92 £425 -5.55% 47
North West +32 67 £411 +7.86% 26
South West +22 64 £400 +14.28% 26
Yorkshire +7 62 £410 -3.52% 31
Berkshire +19 57 £400 +3.89% 23
West Yorkshire +23 54 £410 -3.52% 24
East of England +25 48 £404 -5.00% 12
Surrey +22 46 £475 +11.76% 7
Scotland -6 38 £425 +11.11% 10
Leeds +2 34 £400 -5.88% 19
Hampshire -3 32 £373 -9.69% 9
Glasgow +7 24 £425 +17.24% 8
Manchester +8 22 £460 +31.42% 12
Cambridgeshire +6 22 £353 +3.29% 3
West Midlands -5 22 £388 +19.23% 7
Cheshire +15 21 £413 -5.98% 7
Bedfordshire +3 21 £425 +5.59% 4
Bristol +3 20 £400 +26.98% 7
Wiltshire +10 19 £463 +8.82% 8
East Midlands +3 19 £369 -1.66% 12
Buckinghamshire -11 18 £345 -1.42% 5
Milton Keynes +4 16 £323 -0.76% 4
Reading +1 15 £450 +16.88% 11
South Wales +1 14 £394 +21.15% 8
Wales -2 14 £394 +21.15% 8
Lancashire -5 14 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire -12 13 £450 +20.00% 4

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1538 (89.37%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (31.38%) Finance
3 474 (27.54%) Project Management
4 364 (21.15%) Scrum
5 354 (20.57%) SQL
6 276 (16.04%) PRINCE2
7 271 (15.75%) Java
8 269 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 233 (13.54%) Oracle
10 217 (12.61%) Banking
11 210 (12.20%) .NET
12 206 (11.97%) Microsoft
13 205 (11.91%) E-Commerce
14 200 (11.62%) Web Services
15 180 (10.46%) HTML
15 180 (10.46%) Business Analysis
16 169 (9.82%) XML
17 166 (9.65%) ISEB
18 165 (9.59%) Retail
18 165 (9.59%) TDD
19 161 (9.36%) QA
20 151 (8.77%) SQL Server
21 144 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
22 143 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
23 141 (8.19%) Test Scripting
23 141 (8.19%) C#
24 137 (7.96%) JavaScript
25 129 (7.50%) Linux
26 128 (7.44%) User Stories
27 127 (7.38%) Windows

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 93 (5.40%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.01%) CMS
3 51 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 41 (2.38%) JBoss
5 35 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 32 (1.86%) Apache
7 26 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 24 (1.39%) SAS
8 24 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (1.22%) IIS
11 14 (0.81%) CICS
11 14 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.70%) Confluence
13 11 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.46%) FileNet
15 8 (0.46%) Drupal
16 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 127 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 90 (5.23%) MS Project
3 70 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 68 (3.95%) MS Office
5 38 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.10%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.52%) SPSS
9 6 (0.35%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.058%) FastStats
12 1 (0.058%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.058%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (0.64%) Agresso
5 9 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.52%) Magento
6 7 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.29%) Maximo
9 4 (0.23%) SAP BCA
9 4 (0.23%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.17%) Cordys
10 3 (0.17%) BASE24
10 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.64%) SaaS
2 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.52%) Office 365
3 5 (0.29%) Force.com
4 4 (0.23%) IaaS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Heroku
6 1 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.058%) Trello
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.10%) Internet
2 18 (1.05%) Intranet
3 17 (0.99%) HTTP
4 14 (0.81%) Firewall
5 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.35%) ATM
7 5 (0.29%) LAN
7 5 (0.29%) WAN
7 5 (0.29%) Extranet
8 4 (0.23%) VoIP
9 3 (0.17%) 802.15
9 3 (0.17%) DSL
9 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.17%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.17%) LTE
10 2 (0.12%) MVNO
10 2 (0.12%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 53 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.44%) MySQL
6 40 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (1.74%) DB2
10 23 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 23 (1.34%) Big Data
11 22 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (1.10%) QlikView
14 17 (0.99%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.81%) Hadoop
17 11 (0.64%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 122 (7.09%) Selenium
2 86 (5.00%) Maven
3 76 (4.42%) Git (software)
4 75 (4.36%) JIRA
5 72 (4.18%) Subversion
6 68 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (3.08%) Cucumber
8 50 (2.91%) SoapUI
8 50 (2.91%) Ant
9 45 (2.61%) Eclipse
10 44 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 40 (2.32%) JUnit
12 37 (2.15%) WebDriver
13 34 (1.98%) Jenkins
14 24 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
15 18 (1.05%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.05%) Mockito
16 15 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
17 12 (0.70%) LoadRunner
17 12 (0.70%) JBehave
General
1 540 (31.38%) Finance
2 217 (12.61%) Banking
3 165 (9.59%) Retail
4 65 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 59 (3.43%) Marketing
6 51 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 46 (2.67%) Back Office
8 35 (2.03%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.63%) Advertising
11 24 (1.39%) Publishing
12 23 (1.34%) Legal
13 21 (1.22%) Front Office
14 20 (1.16%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.64%) German Language
16 11 (0.64%) Billing
17 10 (0.58%) Automotive
17 10 (0.58%) Electronics
18 9 (0.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 575 (33.41%) Analyst
2 376 (21.85%) Business Analyst
3 355 (20.63%) Project Manager
4 318 (18.48%) Developer
5 117 (6.80%) Test Analyst
6 93 (5.40%) Architect
7 61 (3.54%) Java Developer
7 61 (3.54%) Agile Business Analyst
8 58 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
10 41 (2.38%) Tester
11 39 (2.27%) .NET Developer
11 39 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
12 38 (2.21%) Test Manager
12 38 (2.21%) Agile Project Manager
13 36 (2.09%) Programme Manager
14 34 (1.98%) Digital Project Manager
15 33 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
16 30 (1.74%) Senior Manager
17 27 (1.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (12.20%) .NET
2 200 (11.62%) Web Services
3 180 (10.46%) HTML
4 169 (9.82%) XML
5 107 (6.22%) CSS
6 98 (5.69%) SOAP
7 92 (5.35%) J2EE
8 77 (4.47%) ASP.NET
9 71 (4.13%) JSON
10 61 (3.54%) REST
11 60 (3.49%) HTML5
12 55 (3.20%) Spring
13 48 (2.79%) Ajax
13 48 (2.79%) jQuery
14 46 (2.67%) RESTful
15 41 (2.38%) JSP
15 41 (2.38%) WSDL
16 36 (2.09%) .NET Framework
17 34 (1.98%) JDBC
18 33 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 144 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.04%) Open Source
3 103 (5.98%) User Experience
4 76 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.92%) PMI
7 32 (1.86%) iPad
8 27 (1.57%) Social Media
8 27 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 22 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.16%) Reference Data
12 17 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.93%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.87%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.64%) SWIFT
15 11 (0.64%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.58%) Derivative
16 10 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 129 (7.50%) Linux
2 127 (7.38%) Windows
3 95 (5.52%) UNIX
4 47 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.61%) Android
6 10 (0.58%) Windows NT
7 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.41%) Windows Vista
8 7 (0.41%) Solaris
9 6 (0.35%) AIX
9 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.23%) webOS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.12%) HPUX
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1538 (89.37%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (27.54%) Project Management
3 364 (21.15%) Scrum
4 276 (16.04%) PRINCE2
5 269 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 205 (11.91%) E-Commerce
7 180 (10.46%) Business Analysis
8 165 (9.59%) TDD
9 143 (8.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 141 (8.19%) Test Scripting
11 128 (7.44%) User Stories
12 123 (7.15%) V-Model
13 107 (6.22%) BDD
14 104 (6.04%) Data Modelling
15 100 (5.81%) UML
16 99 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
17 93 (5.40%) OO
18 89 (5.17%) MVC
19 88 (5.11%) Change Management
20 86 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 354 (20.57%) SQL
2 271 (15.75%) Java
3 141 (8.19%) C#
4 137 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 54 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 43 (2.50%) Groovy
7 35 (2.03%) C
8 28 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.22%) VB
10 20 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.16%) Python
11 18 (1.05%) C++
12 15 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.81%) Ruby
13 14 (0.81%) PHP
14 13 (0.76%) Perl
14 13 (0.76%) VBScript
15 12 (0.70%) Scala
16 10 (0.58%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (9.65%) ISEB
2 105 (6.10%) Degree
3 89 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 64 (3.72%) PMI Certification
5 59 (3.43%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 50 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 41 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 39 (2.27%) PMP
9 37 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 22 (1.28%) HND
11 12 (0.70%) APMP
12 10 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.46%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.41%) CBAP
15 5 (0.29%) IBM Certification
16 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.17%) IIBA
17 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (9.36%) QA
2 13 (0.76%) P3O
3 10 (0.58%) EMIR
4 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.41%) COBIT
5 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.29%) FINREP
7 4 (0.23%) WAI
8 3 (0.17%) MiFID
8 3 (0.17%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.058%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.058%) Squid
4 1 (0.058%) SAP ITS
4 1 (0.058%) vSphere
4 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.058%) Varnish
4 1 (0.058%) vCloud
4 1 (0.058%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 72 (4.18%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.70%) Control-M
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.058%) StatsD
5 1 (0.058%) Ansible
5 1 (0.058%) Graphite
5 1 (0.058%) SCOM
5 1 (0.058%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.058%) MOM
5 1 (0.058%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 233 (13.54%) Oracle
2 206 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 95 (5.52%) SAP
4 57 (3.31%) HP
5 56 (3.25%) IBM
6 25 (1.45%) ATG
7 24 (1.39%) Perforce
7 24 (1.39%) Endeca
8 21 (1.22%) Google
8 21 (1.22%) Business Objects
9 20 (1.16%) Adobe
10 16 (0.93%) webMethods
10 16 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.87%) Siebel
12 14 (0.81%) Informatica
13 12 (0.70%) Cognos
13 12 (0.70%) Pega
14 11 (0.64%) BEA
14 11 (0.64%) Planview
14 11 (0.64%) Tableau
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £430 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: Great rates!!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 5 days ago