The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 65 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 48 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.89% 1.06% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.59% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 17
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.60% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+67.12% -2.66%
Waterfall
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1785 1386 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.41% 66.73% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 722 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Waterfall across the West Midlands region.

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Waterfall across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Waterfall Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the West Midlands region.

Waterfall Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Birmingham +4 14 £448 +49.16% 1
Solihull +7 7 £330 -17.50%
Warwickshire - 6 £384 - 1
Shropshire 0 5 £338 -20.58%
Coventry - 4 £445 - 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £330 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 22 (26.19%) Project Management
3 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
4 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.24%) SQL
5 17 (20.24%) Oracle
6 14 (16.67%) .NET
6 14 (16.67%) ERP
7 13 (15.48%) Drupal
7 13 (15.48%) Alfresco
8 12 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (13.10%) CRM
9 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
9 11 (13.10%) UNIX
10 10 (11.90%) MS Office
10 10 (11.90%) TOGAF
10 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 9 (10.71%) Java
11 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.52%) PL/SQL
12 8 (9.52%) Windows
12 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.52%) Web Development
12 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 13 (15.48%) Drupal
1 13 (15.48%) Alfresco
2 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.14%) CMS
4 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.76%) CICS
5 4 (4.76%) Documentum
5 4 (4.76%) SAS
5 4 (4.76%) TPMS
6 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.38%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) Apache
7 2 (2.38%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.19%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.90%) MS Office
3 4 (4.76%) MS Project
3 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.76%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (2.38%) Maximo
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (4.76%) ATM
2 4 (4.76%) LAN
2 4 (4.76%) VoIP
2 4 (4.76%) WAN
2 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.14%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.76%) DB2
4 4 (4.76%) Informix
4 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (2.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.38%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.76%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.38%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.19%) WebSpeed
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Developer
2 19 (22.62%) Architect
3 18 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 17 (20.24%) Analyst
5 14 (16.67%) Business Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Technical Architect
7 8 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
8 6 (7.14%) Integration Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (3.57%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.57%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) CRM Developer
10 3 (3.57%) UI Programmer
11 2 (2.38%) Lead Architect
11 2 (2.38%) Integration Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.33%) HTML
3 6 (7.14%) CSS
3 6 (7.14%) Ajax
3 6 (7.14%) jQuery
3 6 (7.14%) HTML5
4 5 (5.95%) CSS3
5 4 (4.76%) JavaBeans
5 4 (4.76%) Middleware
5 4 (4.76%) EJB
5 4 (4.76%) J2EE
6 3 (3.57%) Web Services
7 2 (2.38%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.19%) XML
8 1 (1.19%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.19%) D3.js
8 1 (1.19%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.19%) JSON
8 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
1 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.57%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.38%) DataPower
3 2 (2.38%) Open Source
3 2 (2.38%) AS400
3 2 (2.38%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) UNIX
2 8 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Project Management
2 21 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.67%) ERP
5 12 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (13.10%) CRM
7 10 (11.90%) TOGAF
7 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.52%) Web Development
9 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.33%) RUP
10 7 (8.33%) UML
11 6 (7.14%) Scrum
11 6 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.71%) Java
4 8 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.33%) C#
6 5 (5.95%) Perl
7 4 (4.76%) COBOL
7 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.76%) VB
7 4 (4.76%) VBA
7 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
3 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.38%) MBA
5 2 (2.38%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.38%) APMG
5 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB
6 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) SAP
3 6 (7.14%) IBM
4 5 (5.95%) BEA
4 5 (5.95%) Informatica
4 5 (5.95%) Pega
5 4 (4.76%) ICL
5 4 (4.76%) Sybase
6 3 (3.57%) webMethods
7 2 (2.38%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.38%) CA
7 2 (2.38%) Cognos
7 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.19%) Siebel
8 1 (1.19%) Progress
8 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) VMware