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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Waterfall Model
Rank 85 76 91
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 29 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.08% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.56% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 11
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£413 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £77.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year
-70.96% -
Waterfall
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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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend 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 19 December 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 19 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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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 -3 8 £444 +32.46%
Staffordshire +3 3 £438 +20.68%
Coventry -4 3 £300 -42.85%
Walsall - 1 £328 -
Solihull - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.33%) Finance
3 23 (30.67%) Project Management
4 22 (29.33%) SQL
5 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
6 16 (21.33%) Oracle
7 14 (18.67%) PRINCE2
7 14 (18.67%) UNIX
8 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.67%) PL/SQL
9 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
10 10 (13.33%) Web Services
10 10 (13.33%) Scrum
11 9 (12.00%) Open Source
11 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.00%) Windows
11 9 (12.00%) ERP
12 8 (10.67%) OO
12 8 (10.67%) Linux
12 8 (10.67%) MS Project
12 8 (10.67%) Java
12 8 (10.67%) .NET
12 8 (10.67%) CMS
12 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.33%) TDD
13 7 (9.33%) webMethods

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (10.67%) CMS
2 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.67%) Alfresco
3 5 (6.67%) Drupal
3 5 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.33%) CICS
4 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.33%) TPMS
5 2 (2.67%) SAS
5 2 (2.67%) Apache
5 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 2 (2.67%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.67%) MS Project
3 6 (8.00%) MS Office
4 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (5.33%) ATM
2 4 (5.33%) LAN
2 4 (5.33%) VoIP
2 4 (5.33%) WAN
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) MySQL
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.33%) Informix
3 4 (5.33%) DB2
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
2 1 (1.33%) WebSpeed
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.33%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Automotive
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Developer
2 24 (32.00%) Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Business Analyst
4 15 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 10 (13.33%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) webMethods Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.67%) Programmer
9 2 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) Web Services
2 8 (10.67%) .NET
3 7 (9.33%) SAX
3 7 (9.33%) HTML
4 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.00%) HTML5
5 4 (5.33%) JavaBeans
5 4 (5.33%) EJB
5 4 (5.33%) CSS
5 4 (5.33%) J2EE
5 4 (5.33%) jQuery
5 4 (5.33%) Ajax
6 3 (4.00%) CSS3
7 2 (2.67%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.33%) D3.js
8 1 (1.33%) JSON
8 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Open Source
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) GIS
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Telematics
5 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) UNIX
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
3 8 (10.67%) Linux
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.67%) HPUX
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) VME
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) Project Management
3 14 (18.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (13.33%) Scrum
5 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.00%) ERP
6 8 (10.67%) OO
6 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
7 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.33%) TDD
7 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Use Case
9 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.67%) CRM
9 5 (6.67%) RUP
10 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) PL/SQL
2 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.67%) Java
4 7 (9.33%) C#
5 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.33%) Perl
7 3 (4.00%) VBA
7 3 (4.00%) COBOL
8 2 (2.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.67%) APMG
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.33%) webMethods
4 4 (5.33%) BEA
4 4 (5.33%) Sybase
5 3 (4.00%) ICL
5 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) CA
6 2 (2.67%) Informatica
6 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.67%) Pega
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Progress
7 1 (1.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) HP