The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Waterfall Model
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 55 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.76% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £374 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.09% -0.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £404
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.70 £31.44
% change year-on-year -3.48% +54.88%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 506 547 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.09% 80.32% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 343 367
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Birmingham

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Waterfall in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Birmingham

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (40.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) Web Development
4 7 (35.00%) Visualisation
4 7 (35.00%) REST
5 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (30.00%) Hazelcast
5 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (30.00%) Spring Boot
5 6 (30.00%) SOLID
5 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) Spring
5 6 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (30.00%) J2EE
6 5 (25.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) SDLC
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) Hazelcast
2 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
5 2 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.00%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Principal Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 7 (35.00%) REST
3 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (30.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (30.00%) J2EE
3 6 (30.00%) jQuery
3 6 (30.00%) Spring
3 6 (30.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.00%) COM
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) CSS3
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Visualisation
2 7 (35.00%) Web Development
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (30.00%) SOLID
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (10.00%) OCR
7 2 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
8 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com