The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Waterfall Model
Rank 103 108 171
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +63
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1200 1184 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.03% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.52% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 780 506
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £24.37 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.75% -60.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.16 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+19.36% -50.55%

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Waterfall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1140 £450 +5.88% 243
London +29 502 £475 +11.76% 107
South East +1 215 £420 +5.00% 28
West Midlands -8 120 £428 +9.61% 18
City of London -2 74 £485 +17.14% 30
South West +31 59 £418 +19.28% 31
North West -38 56 £425 -1.16% 12
East of England -6 55 £388 -13.88% 14
Berkshire +18 54 £400 +15.94% 3
Yorkshire -36 51 £400 -19.19% 17
East Midlands -11 48 £425 -5.55% 7
Hampshire -19 47 £351 +3.85% 7
West Yorkshire -25 38 £450 -4.50% 11
Shropshire -13 37 £433 -9.42%
Buckinghamshire +14 36 £450 +12.50% 2
Telford -12 33 £433 -3.88%
Milton Keynes +15 32 £450 +12.50% 2
Birmingham +9 31 £394 +6.41% 6
Scotland +16 30 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex +7 30 £500 +11.11% 1
Surrey +1 30 £395 -12.22% 10
Cheshire +3 26 £475 +15.15% 1
Leeds -32 25 £400 -14.89% 7
Reading +25 24 £413 +14.18% 1
Coventry -22 23 £445 +48.33% 3
Manchester -11 22 £410 -3.52% 9
Essex +6 20 £230 -51.06%
North East -32 20 £475 +2.15% 8
Edinburgh +9 19 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 17 £401 +6.09% 2

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 2139 (90.64%) Agile Software Development
2 688 (29.15%) Finance
3 550 (23.31%) Project Management
4 445 (18.86%) SQL
5 419 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 406 (17.20%) Scrum
7 373 (15.81%) SDLC
8 326 (13.81%) Microsoft
9 322 (13.64%) Java
10 315 (13.35%) Oracle
11 308 (13.05%) PRINCE2
12 286 (12.12%) JIRA
13 274 (11.61%) Business Analysis
14 232 (9.83%) Banking
15 211 (8.94%) Retail
16 207 (8.77%) MS Excel
17 198 (8.39%) .NET
18 193 (8.18%) CRM
19 189 (8.01%) Web Services
19 189 (8.01%) UML
20 186 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
21 179 (7.58%) QA
22 169 (7.16%) XML
22 169 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
23 166 (7.03%) JavaScript
24 162 (6.86%) TDD
25 160 (6.78%) Security Cleared
25 160 (6.78%) User Stories
26 158 (6.69%) C#
27 155 (6.57%) HTML

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 92 (3.90%) Confluence
2 85 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 56 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 39 (1.65%) Apache
5 35 (1.48%) IIS
6 29 (1.23%) CMS
6 29 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 27 (1.14%) JBoss
8 25 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (0.42%) SAS
14 9 (0.38%) MS Project Server
15 8 (0.34%) Mule
16 7 (0.30%) Mule ESB
17 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 207 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 117 (4.96%) MS Visio
3 101 (4.28%) MS Office
4 91 (3.86%) MS Project
5 59 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.17%) InVision
10 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.042%) DOC1
11 1 (0.042%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 80 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.89%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.17%) Maximo
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.40%) Office 365
3 29 (1.23%) SaaS
4 20 (0.85%) IaaS
5 14 (0.59%) Yammer
6 11 (0.47%) Force.com
7 8 (0.34%) PaaS
8 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.085%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.085%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.085%) GitHub
11 2 (0.085%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.085%) Heroku
11 2 (0.085%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.085%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.23%) Firewall
2 22 (0.93%) Internet
3 16 (0.68%) DNS
3 16 (0.68%) HTTP
4 14 (0.59%) Intranet
5 13 (0.55%) SSL
6 12 (0.51%) VLAN
6 12 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.47%) SAN
8 9 (0.38%) FTP
9 8 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.34%) NAS
10 7 (0.30%) IPv6
10 7 (0.30%) Skype
10 7 (0.30%) VPN
10 7 (0.30%) ZigBee
11 6 (0.25%) LAN
11 6 (0.25%) WAN
12 5 (0.21%) LDAP
12 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
2 66 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 55 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 39 (1.65%) Oracle OWB
4 39 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 28 (1.19%) MySQL
9 27 (1.14%) Big Data
10 25 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.85%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.68%) MS Access
16 15 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 286 (12.12%) JIRA
2 118 (5.00%) Selenium
3 106 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 80 (3.39%) Visual Studio
5 75 (3.18%) Jenkins
6 74 (3.14%) Git (software)
7 72 (3.05%) Subversion
8 58 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 54 (2.29%) SoapUI
10 50 (2.12%) JUnit
11 43 (1.82%) Maven
12 42 (1.78%) ClearQuest
13 34 (1.44%) HP UFT
14 29 (1.23%) ClearCase
15 27 (1.14%) WebDriver
16 25 (1.06%) LoadRunner
17 24 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (1.02%) JMeter
18 21 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 20 (0.85%) Grunt
General
1 688 (29.15%) Finance
2 232 (9.83%) Banking
3 211 (8.94%) Retail
4 101 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 91 (3.86%) Marketing
6 48 (2.03%) Legal
7 46 (1.95%) Back Office
8 43 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.78%) Advertising
10 41 (1.74%) Law
11 37 (1.57%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.57%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.23%) Electronics
12 29 (1.23%) Publishing
13 28 (1.19%) Retail Banking
14 21 (0.89%) Games
15 18 (0.76%) Automotive
16 16 (0.68%) Billing
16 16 (0.68%) Front Office
17 13 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 711 (30.13%) Analyst
2 477 (20.21%) Project Manager
3 460 (19.49%) Business Analyst
4 303 (12.84%) Developer
5 175 (7.42%) Architect
6 116 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 79 (3.35%) Senior Manager
8 77 (3.26%) IT Manager
9 73 (3.09%) Java Developer
10 71 (3.01%) Digital Analyst
11 70 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
11 70 (2.97%) Digital Project Manager
11 70 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
12 68 (2.88%) Digital Business Analyst
13 67 (2.84%) Agile Business Analyst
13 67 (2.84%) Agile Project Manager
14 65 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
15 64 (2.71%) IT Project Manager
16 62 (2.63%) Test Manager
17 61 (2.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (8.39%) .NET
2 189 (8.01%) Web Services
3 169 (7.16%) XML
4 155 (6.57%) HTML
5 118 (5.00%) CSS
6 108 (4.58%) SOAP
7 99 (4.19%) Spring
8 92 (3.90%) J2EE
9 64 (2.71%) jQuery
10 63 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 55 (2.33%) JSON
12 50 (2.12%) HTML5
13 49 (2.08%) AngularJS
14 45 (1.91%) ASP.NET
15 41 (1.74%) Middleware
16 38 (1.61%) CSS3
16 38 (1.61%) REST
17 33 (1.40%) Hibernate
17 33 (1.40%) RESTful
18 28 (1.19%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 76 (3.22%) User Experience
4 53 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 43 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 32 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.19%) Smart Meter
10 26 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 26 (1.10%) Equities
11 24 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 21 (0.89%) PKI
13 19 (0.81%) iPad
13 19 (0.81%) PMI
13 19 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.68%) Cryptography
15 15 (0.64%) e-Learning
16 14 (0.59%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 147 (6.23%) Windows
2 128 (5.42%) Unix
3 119 (5.04%) Linux
4 34 (1.44%) Android
5 24 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.25%) Solaris
9 6 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.13%) CentOS
10 3 (0.13%) zOS
11 2 (0.085%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.085%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.042%) Debian
12 1 (0.042%) Fedora
12 1 (0.042%) VMS
12 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2139 (90.64%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (23.31%) Project Management
3 419 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 406 (17.20%) Scrum
5 373 (15.81%) SDLC
6 308 (13.05%) PRINCE2
7 274 (11.61%) Business Analysis
8 193 (8.18%) CRM
9 189 (8.01%) UML
10 186 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 162 (6.86%) TDD
12 160 (6.78%) User Stories
13 149 (6.31%) E-Commerce
14 148 (6.27%) Change Management
15 146 (6.19%) V-Model
16 145 (6.14%) Migration
17 142 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
17 142 (6.02%) ITIL
18 138 (5.85%) Data Modelling
19 129 (5.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 445 (18.86%) SQL
2 322 (13.64%) Java
3 166 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 158 (6.69%) C#
5 102 (4.32%) PL/SQL
6 64 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 47 (1.99%) C
8 40 (1.69%) C++
9 38 (1.61%) Python
10 37 (1.57%) VB
11 32 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 30 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.19%) Ruby
14 27 (1.14%) VB6
14 27 (1.14%) VBA
15 23 (0.97%) PHP
16 19 (0.81%) Perl
17 12 (0.51%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.38%) Apex Code
19 8 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 160 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 140 (5.93%) Degree
3 124 (5.25%) ISEB
4 104 (4.41%) ISTQB
5 94 (3.98%) SC Cleared
6 52 (2.20%) PMP
7 41 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 41 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 33 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 20 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.64%) APMP
12 15 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.30%) CBAP
14 7 (0.30%) CISSP
14 7 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.13%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (7.58%) QA
2 30 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 28 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.97%) WAI
6 22 (0.93%) TickIT
7 15 (0.64%) MiFID
8 12 (0.51%) SLA
9 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.30%) WCAG
12 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.17%) COBIT
14 3 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 3 (0.13%) EMIR
14 3 (0.13%) FATCA
14 3 (0.13%) GxP
14 3 (0.13%) ISO27005
14 3 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 33 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.55%) Docker
4 9 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.21%) vSphere
6 4 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.085%) vCloud
8 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.042%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.042%) KVM
8 1 (0.042%) Postfix
8 1 (0.042%) qmail
8 1 (0.042%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.042%) Varnish
8 1 (0.042%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.042%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 60 (2.54%) Puppet
3 38 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.51%) Ansible
5 9 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.25%) Graphite
6 6 (0.25%) Nagios
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.21%) Grafana
8 4 (0.17%) DBAmp
8 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.13%) Kibana
9 3 (0.13%) logstash
9 3 (0.13%) Salt
9 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.085%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.085%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.085%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.085%) Mesos
Vendors
1 326 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 315 (13.35%) Oracle
3 137 (5.81%) SAP
4 105 (4.45%) HP
5 72 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (2.46%) IBM
7 40 (1.69%) Pega
8 29 (1.23%) Informatica
9 27 (1.14%) WSO2
10 26 (1.10%) Hyperion
11 23 (0.97%) VMware
12 18 (0.76%) Tableau
13 17 (0.72%) Adobe
13 17 (0.72%) Infor
14 16 (0.68%) Guidewire
15 15 (0.64%) Cognos
15 15 (0.64%) SaltStack
16 12 (0.51%) Bloomberg
16 12 (0.51%) Rally
16 12 (0.51%) ServiceNow
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £600-£800 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £500.00 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day 12 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £371.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago