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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Waterfall Model
Rank 138 169 189
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +20
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 892 671 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.23% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.65% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 481 338
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £30.00 £31.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £30.00 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +39 842 £413 -2.94% 234
London +26 353 £445 -1.11% 99
South East +62 189 £400 +2.56% 50
City of London +31 93 £500 +5.26% 25
Yorkshire +36 80 £370 -1.33% 19
West Yorkshire +29 66 £350 -9.67% 14
West Midlands +16 48 £475 +18.75% 8
South West +5 48 £375 +7.14% 16
East of England -11 48 £428 +0.58% 16
Hampshire +20 41 £400 - 7
North West -12 37 £375 -10.71% 14
Scotland -2 35 £425 +6.25% 6
Surrey +15 34 £400 +6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 33 £325 -2.25% 6
Berkshire +8 33 £413 -2.94% 14
Milton Keynes +18 30 £325 - 5
East Midlands +11 27 £394 +27.53% 4
Leeds -3 27 £388 +3.33% 9
Shropshire +8 23 £520 +26.06%
Telford +7 22 £520 +26.06%
Cheshire +2 20 £400 -27.27% 1
Bradford -2 20 £280 -40.74% 2
Edinburgh -7 20 £400 -0.62% 2
Oxfordshire -10 18 £500 +44.40% 4
Bristol +6 17 £360 +5.49% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 15 £413 -5.17% 2
Glasgow 0 13 £419 +28.84% 4
West Sussex -14 13 £381 -8.13% 3
Cambridge +12 12 £433 -
Reading +9 12 £413 +50.00% 6

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1600 (87.91%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (32.31%) Finance
3 527 (28.96%) Project Management
4 360 (19.78%) SQL
5 324 (17.80%) Scrum
6 315 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 300 (16.48%) PRINCE2
8 287 (15.77%) Java
9 235 (12.91%) Oracle
10 227 (12.47%) Microsoft
11 225 (12.36%) Banking
12 201 (11.04%) Business Analysis
13 189 (10.38%) Web Services
14 184 (10.11%) .NET
15 180 (9.89%) E-Commerce
16 174 (9.56%) ISEB
17 169 (9.29%) Retail
18 162 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
19 154 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
20 150 (8.24%) MS Excel
21 146 (8.02%) XML
21 146 (8.02%) Windows
22 142 (7.80%) SQL Server
23 140 (7.69%) HTML
24 138 (7.58%) TDD
24 138 (7.58%) Degree
25 135 (7.42%) User Stories
26 134 (7.36%) QA
27 127 (6.98%) Test Scripting
28 120 (6.59%) Change Management

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 72 (3.96%) WebLogic
2 69 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.98%) CMS
4 35 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 34 (1.87%) JBoss
6 33 (1.81%) Confluence
7 23 (1.26%) SAS
8 16 (0.88%) IIS
9 15 (0.82%) Documentum
9 15 (0.82%) Apache
10 13 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.60%) Node.js
11 11 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.44%) FileNet
14 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 150 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 111 (6.10%) MS Project
3 77 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 76 (4.18%) MS Office
5 48 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.16%) Simulink
10 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.38%) Magento
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.38%) Primavera
6 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
8 4 (0.22%) Agresso
8 4 (0.22%) Maximo
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.99%) SaaS
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.38%) Office 365
4 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.22%) Force.com
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.055%) Yammer
8 1 (0.055%) Trello
8 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.26%) Internet
2 14 (0.77%) HTTP
3 7 (0.38%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.22%) LDAP
4 4 (0.22%) Extranet
4 4 (0.22%) Firewall
4 4 (0.22%) NAS
5 3 (0.16%) Intranet
5 3 (0.16%) ATM
5 3 (0.16%) Broadband
6 2 (0.11%) DHCP
6 2 (0.11%) LAN
6 2 (0.11%) WAN
6 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.11%) DNS
6 2 (0.11%) SAN
6 2 (0.11%) DMZ
6 2 (0.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 51 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (1.81%) Big Data
7 33 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (1.15%) MySQL
10 19 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (0.93%) DB2
12 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.71%) MS Access
14 13 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 104 (5.71%) JIRA
2 73 (4.01%) Selenium
3 72 (3.96%) Subversion
4 65 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (3.24%) Git (software)
6 54 (2.97%) Visual Studio
7 47 (2.58%) Jenkins
8 43 (2.36%) Maven
9 34 (1.87%) SoapUI
10 33 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 33 (1.81%) Ant
11 31 (1.70%) Eclipse
12 27 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 25 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
14 22 (1.21%) JUnit
15 13 (0.71%) LoadRunner
16 12 (0.66%) ClearCase
17 11 (0.60%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.60%) JMeter
18 10 (0.55%) NeoLoad
General
1 588 (32.31%) Finance
2 225 (12.36%) Banking
3 169 (9.29%) Retail
4 66 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.42%) Marketing
6 42 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.20%) Back Office
8 37 (2.03%) Retail Banking
9 35 (1.92%) Publishing
10 29 (1.59%) Advertising
11 28 (1.54%) Legal
12 26 (1.43%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 20 (1.10%) Billing
15 18 (0.99%) German Language
16 17 (0.93%) Front Office
17 12 (0.66%) Electronics
17 12 (0.66%) Automotive
18 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 614 (33.74%) Analyst
2 411 (22.58%) Business Analyst
3 401 (22.03%) Project Manager
4 287 (15.77%) Developer
5 125 (6.87%) Test Analyst
6 90 (4.95%) Architect
7 68 (3.74%) Agile Business Analyst
8 54 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
9 52 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
10 51 (2.80%) .NET Developer
11 46 (2.53%) Programme Manager
11 46 (2.53%) Consultant
12 45 (2.47%) Java Developer
13 41 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
14 40 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (2.03%) Tester
16 36 (1.98%) Senior Manager
16 36 (1.98%) ScrumMaster
17 34 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
18 30 (1.65%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (10.38%) Web Services
2 184 (10.11%) .NET
3 146 (8.02%) XML
4 140 (7.69%) HTML
5 119 (6.54%) J2EE
6 80 (4.40%) CSS
7 79 (4.34%) SOAP
8 67 (3.68%) jQuery
8 67 (3.68%) ASP.NET
9 60 (3.30%) HTML5
10 45 (2.47%) AngularJS
11 43 (2.36%) Java EE
12 41 (2.25%) WSDL
13 39 (2.14%) .NET Framework
13 39 (2.14%) JSON
14 38 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (2.03%) Spring
16 33 (1.81%) RESTful
17 29 (1.59%) JSP
18 28 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.88%) Open Source
3 97 (5.33%) User Experience
4 54 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.36%) PMI
7 34 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 22 (1.21%) Derivative
10 19 (1.04%) iPad
11 18 (0.99%) Video on Demand
12 17 (0.93%) Social Media
13 16 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 13 (0.71%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.71%) Equities
15 10 (0.55%) DTV
15 10 (0.55%) GIS
16 9 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.02%) Windows
2 120 (6.59%) Linux
3 84 (4.62%) UNIX
4 38 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.98%) Android
6 11 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.49%) AIX
9 8 (0.44%) Solaris
10 7 (0.38%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.22%) webOS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1600 (87.91%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (28.96%) Project Management
3 324 (17.80%) Scrum
4 315 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 300 (16.48%) PRINCE2
6 201 (11.04%) Business Analysis
7 180 (9.89%) E-Commerce
8 154 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 138 (7.58%) TDD
10 135 (7.42%) User Stories
11 127 (6.98%) Test Scripting
12 120 (6.59%) Change Management
13 117 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
14 113 (6.21%) RUP
14 113 (6.21%) Data Modelling
15 112 (6.15%) OO
16 106 (5.82%) V-Model
17 104 (5.71%) UML
18 95 (5.22%) CRM
19 93 (5.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 360 (19.78%) SQL
2 287 (15.77%) Java
3 116 (6.37%) C#
4 106 (5.82%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.46%) PL/SQL
6 41 (2.25%) C
7 32 (1.76%) Perl
7 32 (1.76%) T-SQL
7 32 (1.76%) Groovy
8 30 (1.65%) C++
9 26 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.10%) Python
10 20 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.04%) VBA
12 18 (0.99%) VB
12 18 (0.99%) PHP
12 18 (0.99%) Ruby
13 9 (0.49%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.44%) Scala
15 6 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 174 (9.56%) ISEB
2 138 (7.58%) Degree
3 97 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 82 (4.51%) PMI Certification
5 61 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 56 (3.08%) ISTQB
7 55 (3.02%) PMP
8 46 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 43 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 24 (1.32%) HND
12 11 (0.60%) APMP
13 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.49%) Sun Certification
15 8 (0.44%) CBAP
15 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.27%) IBM Certification
19 3 (0.16%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (7.36%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) P3O
3 10 (0.55%) EMIR
4 6 (0.33%) SLA
5 5 (0.27%) COBIT
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.22%) MiFID
7 3 (0.16%) COREP
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) FINREP
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.16%) vCloud
4 3 (0.16%) vSphere
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.055%) GridGain
6 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.055%) Firmware
6 1 (0.055%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) Control-M
2 4 (0.22%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.16%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) MOM
4 2 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.055%) SCOM
Vendors
1 235 (12.91%) Oracle
2 227 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 95 (5.22%) SAP
4 57 (3.13%) Pega
5 53 (2.91%) IBM
6 45 (2.47%) HP
7 35 (1.92%) webMethods
8 29 (1.59%) Business Objects
9 25 (1.37%) BEA
9 25 (1.37%) Informatica
10 24 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (1.32%) Endeca
11 18 (0.99%) ATG
12 17 (0.93%) Perforce
13 15 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
14 13 (0.71%) Google
15 12 (0.66%) VMware
15 12 (0.66%) WorldPay
16 11 (0.60%) hybris
17 10 (0.55%) Cognos
Milton Keynes
People Source
Rate: £350 - £480 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Nakama
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Horsham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago