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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 135 148 188
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +40
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 863 740 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.44% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.95% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 482 341
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 801 £415 -2.35% 180
London -9 352 £430 -4.44% 68
South East +37 185 £413 +10.00% 38
City of London -36 80 £425 -5.55% 22
East of England +14 61 £425 - 11
Yorkshire +14 60 £400 -5.88% 23
Surrey +23 51 £475 +15.85% 13
West Yorkshire +12 50 £405 -4.70% 15
Berkshire +19 47 £433 -3.88% 11
South West -4 47 £400 +14.28% 22
Scotland +6 41 £405 +4.51% 9
North West -11 40 £400 +6.66% 10
Hampshire +5 34 £359 -4.57% 8
Leeds +10 33 £350 -17.64% 13
West Midlands -1 29 £413 +25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 27 £325 - 2
Milton Keynes 0 23 £295 -9.23% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 21 £350 -17.64% 4
Glasgow +7 19 £375 -1.31% 4
East Midlands -4 17 £363 +3.57% 3
Wales -5 16 £400 - 5
Essex +8 15 £550 +10.00% 1
Wiltshire +3 15 £500 - 9
Bedfordshire -9 14 £425 - 3
Edinburgh -19 14 £425 +6.25% 4
South Wales - 14 £388 - 5
Cheshire -2 13 £419 +4.03% 3
Bristol -13 13 £388 +23.01% 3
Reading -1 12 £450 +6.50% 7
Lancashire -12 12 £400 +14.28% 2

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1481 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (31.68%) Finance
3 470 (28.36%) Project Management
4 358 (21.61%) Scrum
5 331 (19.98%) SQL
6 268 (16.17%) PRINCE2
7 256 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 242 (14.60%) Oracle
9 239 (14.42%) Java
10 207 (12.49%) Web Services
11 200 (12.07%) E-Commerce
12 199 (12.01%) Banking
13 196 (11.83%) .NET
14 182 (10.98%) Microsoft
15 178 (10.74%) Business Analysis
16 167 (10.08%) HTML
17 164 (9.90%) TDD
18 163 (9.84%) XML
19 154 (9.29%) QA
20 153 (9.23%) Retail
21 145 (8.75%) SQL Server
22 143 (8.63%) ISEB
23 141 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
24 137 (8.27%) C#
24 137 (8.27%) Test Scripting
25 131 (7.91%) JavaScript
26 125 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
27 119 (7.18%) Linux
27 119 (7.18%) V-Model
28 118 (7.12%) Windows

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 79 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 70 (4.22%) CMS
3 52 (3.14%) WebLogic
4 47 (2.84%) JBoss
5 35 (2.11%) Apache
6 30 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.51%) SAS
9 23 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.15%) IIS
12 15 (0.91%) CICS
13 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
15 10 (0.60%) Confluence
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.60%) Drupal
16 7 (0.42%) Node.js
17 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.36%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 115 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 86 (5.19%) MS Project
3 77 (4.65%) MS Office
4 64 (3.86%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.60%) SPSS
9 6 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.060%) FastStats
12 1 (0.060%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.060%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 31 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
4 13 (0.78%) Agresso
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.36%) Maximo
7 5 (0.30%) Magento
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.18%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.18%) Cordys
9 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.66%) SaaS
2 10 (0.60%) Office 365
3 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.24%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Force.com
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.060%) Heroku
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.060%) Trello
7 1 (0.060%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.33%) Internet
2 15 (0.91%) Intranet
2 15 (0.91%) HTTP
3 14 (0.84%) Firewall
4 9 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.36%) ATM
5 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.30%) Extranet
6 5 (0.30%) 802.15
6 5 (0.30%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.30%) ZigBee
6 5 (0.30%) LAN
6 5 (0.30%) WAN
7 4 (0.24%) VoIP
8 3 (0.18%) GPRS
8 3 (0.18%) SMTP
8 3 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.18%) DSL
8 3 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 48 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.53%) MySQL
6 36 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.87%) DB2
9 28 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.33%) QlikView
11 22 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.97%) Big Data
15 12 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.72%) MS Access
15 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 109 (6.58%) Selenium
2 85 (5.13%) Maven
3 70 (4.22%) Subversion
4 66 (3.98%) Git (software)
5 63 (3.80%) JIRA
6 57 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (3.20%) Ant
8 50 (3.02%) Cucumber
9 49 (2.96%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 37 (2.23%) JUnit
12 36 (2.17%) SoapUI
13 32 (1.93%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.45%) Jenkins
15 22 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (1.21%) IntelliJ
16 20 (1.21%) Mockito
17 14 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
18 11 (0.66%) LoadRunner
19 10 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 525 (31.68%) Finance
2 199 (12.01%) Banking
3 153 (9.23%) Retail
4 56 (3.38%) Marketing
5 52 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 38 (2.29%) Back Office
8 33 (1.99%) Retail Banking
9 28 (1.69%) Advertising
10 24 (1.45%) Publishing
10 24 (1.45%) Front Office
11 23 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.15%) Legal
13 18 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.78%) Automotive
14 13 (0.78%) German Language
15 10 (0.60%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.60%) Electronics
16 9 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 570 (34.40%) Analyst
2 373 (22.51%) Business Analyst
3 348 (21.00%) Project Manager
4 289 (17.44%) Developer
5 115 (6.94%) Test Analyst
6 82 (4.95%) Architect
7 56 (3.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 54 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 51 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
11 43 (2.60%) Tester
12 40 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
13 39 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
14 37 (2.23%) Test Manager
15 35 (2.11%) Digital Project Manager
16 34 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
16 34 (2.05%) Senior Manager
16 34 (2.05%) .NET Developer
17 32 (1.93%) Development Manager
17 32 (1.93%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (12.49%) Web Services
2 196 (11.83%) .NET
3 167 (10.08%) HTML
4 163 (9.84%) XML
5 104 (6.28%) CSS
6 93 (5.61%) SOAP
7 84 (5.07%) J2EE
8 74 (4.47%) ASP.NET
9 67 (4.04%) JSON
10 65 (3.92%) REST
11 52 (3.14%) Ajax
12 50 (3.02%) Spring
12 50 (3.02%) RESTful
13 48 (2.90%) HTML5
14 40 (2.41%) WSDL
15 36 (2.17%) jQuery
16 35 (2.11%) JSP
17 33 (1.99%) JDBC
18 31 (1.87%) XSD
19 30 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.52%) User Experience
3 97 (5.85%) Open Source
4 70 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.23%) iPad
5 37 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.99%) PMI
7 32 (1.93%) Social Media
7 32 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.33%) Reference Data
9 21 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.15%) Visualisation
12 15 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.78%) N-Tier
14 12 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.72%) Derivative
15 11 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.66%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 119 (7.18%) Linux
2 118 (7.12%) Windows
3 100 (6.04%) UNIX
4 45 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 44 (2.66%) Android
6 13 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.66%) Windows NT
8 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.18%) webOS
12 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) HPUX
13 2 (0.12%) Solaris
13 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.060%) VMS
14 1 (0.060%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1481 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (28.36%) Project Management
3 358 (21.61%) Scrum
4 268 (16.17%) PRINCE2
5 256 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 200 (12.07%) E-Commerce
7 178 (10.74%) Business Analysis
8 164 (9.90%) TDD
9 141 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 137 (8.27%) Test Scripting
11 119 (7.18%) V-Model
12 117 (7.06%) User Stories
13 102 (6.16%) BDD
14 96 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (5.67%) ERP
16 93 (5.61%) Data Modelling
17 90 (5.43%) Change Management
18 89 (5.37%) MVC
19 86 (5.19%) Workflow
20 85 (5.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 331 (19.98%) SQL
2 239 (14.42%) Java
3 137 (8.27%) C#
4 131 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 39 (2.35%) Groovy
7 31 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 30 (1.81%) C
9 24 (1.45%) VB
10 20 (1.21%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.21%) Python
11 14 (0.84%) VBScript
12 13 (0.78%) PHP
12 13 (0.78%) C++
12 13 (0.78%) Ruby
13 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.66%) VBA
13 11 (0.66%) Perl
14 10 (0.60%) COBOL
15 9 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 143 (8.63%) ISEB
2 92 (5.55%) Degree
3 76 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 57 (3.44%) PMI Certification
5 54 (3.26%) SC Cleared
6 52 (3.14%) ISTQB
7 44 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 43 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (2.05%) PMP
11 17 (1.03%) HND
12 9 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.54%) APMP
13 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.48%) CBAP
14 6 (0.36%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.24%) IIBA
16 2 (0.12%) MBA
16 2 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (9.29%) QA
2 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.48%) EMIR
4 7 (0.42%) COBIT
5 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.30%) SLA
6 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.30%) FINREP
7 4 (0.24%) P3O
7 4 (0.24%) WAI
8 3 (0.18%) MiFID
8 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.18%) FATCA
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) Firmware
2 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.060%) Varnish
5 1 (0.060%) vCloud
5 1 (0.060%) Squid
5 1 (0.060%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 72 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.84%) Control-M
3 5 (0.30%) SCOM
4 3 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.18%) Puppet
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.060%) StatsD
6 1 (0.060%) Ansible
6 1 (0.060%) Graphite
6 1 (0.060%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.060%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.060%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 242 (14.60%) Oracle
2 182 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 89 (5.37%) SAP
4 56 (3.38%) HP
5 46 (2.78%) IBM
6 31 (1.87%) Endeca
7 30 (1.81%) ATG
8 29 (1.75%) Perforce
9 23 (1.39%) Adobe
10 21 (1.27%) Google
11 20 (1.21%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.91%) Siebel
13 14 (0.84%) webMethods
14 12 (0.72%) Open Text
14 12 (0.72%) Planview
14 12 (0.72%) Cognos
14 12 (0.72%) Informatica
15 11 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (0.54%) VMware
London
Roc Search
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dover
People Source
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago