Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 6 months to 18 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 44 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 55 57 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.13% 3.86% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 4.47% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 42 44
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +15.15% -4.51%
10th Percentile £361 £332 £353
90th Percentile £575 £625 £511
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Waterfall is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Cheshire

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Cheshire

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Cheshire

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in Cheshire

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -1 16 £475 +23.38% 4
Warrington +4 14 £475 -9.52%
Chester +1 6 £388 -18.42%
Crewe - 2 £594 -
Northwich - 1 £550 -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (58.18%) Finance
3 24 (43.64%) Banking
4 20 (36.36%) Scrum
5 15 (27.27%) Java
6 12 (21.82%) jQuery
6 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.00%) J2EE
8 10 (18.18%) Spring
8 10 (18.18%) Ajax
8 10 (18.18%) Servlets
9 9 (16.36%) EJB
9 9 (16.36%) JSP
9 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
10 8 (14.55%) Data Protection
10 8 (14.55%) SDLC
10 8 (14.55%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (14.55%) Struts
10 8 (14.55%) Retail Banking
11 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
11 7 (12.73%) Oracle
12 6 (10.91%) SQL
12 6 (10.91%) .NET
12 6 (10.91%) SOAP
12 6 (10.91%) ITIL
12 6 (10.91%) Gradle
12 6 (10.91%) JIRA
13 5 (9.09%) JSON
13 5 (9.09%) Git (software)

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (7.27%) CMS
2 3 (5.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.82%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Gradle
1 6 (10.91%) JIRA
2 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.27%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.64%) JUnit
4 2 (3.64%) Toad
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.82%) FxCop
5 1 (1.82%) Grunt
5 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.82%) Subversion
5 1 (1.82%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (58.18%) Finance
2 24 (43.64%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.27%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) jQuery
2 11 (20.00%) J2EE
3 10 (18.18%) Ajax
3 10 (18.18%) Servlets
3 10 (18.18%) Spring
4 9 (16.36%) EJB
4 9 (16.36%) JSP
5 8 (14.55%) Struts
6 6 (10.91%) .NET
6 6 (10.91%) SOAP
7 5 (9.09%) JSON
7 5 (9.09%) Web Services
8 4 (7.27%) Middleware
9 3 (5.45%) CSS
9 3 (5.45%) CSS3
9 3 (5.45%) HTML
10 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.64%) HTML5
10 2 (3.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.64%) RIA
3 2 (3.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) DataPower
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.82%) W3C
4 1 (1.82%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) Scrum
3 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.55%) Data Protection
4 8 (14.55%) SDLC
4 8 (14.55%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) BDD
7 5 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 5 (9.09%) Project Management
7 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.27%) Information Security
8 4 (7.27%) Kanban
8 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.27%) User Stories
9 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) CISM
1 4 (7.27%) CISSP
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Perforce
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) Cadence
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Pega