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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 56 62
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 17 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.81% 1.70% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.04% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 0
Median daily rate £325 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +1.49% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  

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 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Finance
3 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) .NET
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 6 (22.22%) QA
6 6 (22.22%) JIRA
6 6 (22.22%) REST
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.81%) LDAP
8 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.81%) HTML
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle
8 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
8 4 (14.81%) Spring
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
8 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
8 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
8 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
8 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Blockchain

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 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Mule
2 1 (3.70%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Actimize
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Blockchain
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) Hazelcast
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (70.37%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Business Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Finance Business Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum Master
7 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (3.70%) Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 4 (14.81%) Spring Boot
4 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) COM
5 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.70%) Visualforce
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) OCR
5 4 (14.81%) Robotic Process Automation
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
5 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
6 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.11%) SOLID
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 2 (7.41%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 2 (7.41%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) hybris
5 1 (3.70%) CollabNet
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com