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 3 months to 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +26 +4  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 38 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.03% 3.71% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 4.42% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 16
Median daily rate £465 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +18.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £340 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 5 £425 -10.52%
Knutsford - 5 £475 - 2
Warrington +20 4 £680 +39.48%
Northwich +2 1 £550 -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (84.00%) Finance
3 25 (50.00%) Banking
4 17 (34.00%) Java
5 16 (32.00%) J2EE
5 16 (32.00%) Project Planning
5 16 (32.00%) Risk Management
6 15 (30.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) Spring
7 14 (28.00%) Information Security
7 14 (28.00%) CISM
7 14 (28.00%) CISSP
7 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (28.00%) Virtual Team
8 12 (24.00%) SOAP
9 11 (22.00%) Struts
9 11 (22.00%) EJB
9 11 (22.00%) JSP
9 11 (22.00%) Servlets
9 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
9 11 (22.00%) JSON
9 11 (22.00%) Ajax
9 11 (22.00%) jQuery
9 11 (22.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (16.00%) Oracle
10 8 (16.00%) Web Services
10 8 (16.00%) JIRA
10 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
11 7 (14.00%) Gradle

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 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.00%) DB2
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.00%) JIRA
2 7 (14.00%) Gradle
2 7 (14.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Toad
4 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 42 (84.00%) Finance
2 25 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Architect
4 10 (20.00%) Consultant
4 10 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 10 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
5 8 (16.00%) Security Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (8.00%) CISSP Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Security Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Business Developer
9 3 (6.00%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Database Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) J2EE
2 15 (30.00%) Spring
3 12 (24.00%) SOAP
4 11 (22.00%) Ajax
4 11 (22.00%) EJB
4 11 (22.00%) jQuery
4 11 (22.00%) JSON
4 11 (22.00%) JSP
4 11 (22.00%) Servlets
4 11 (22.00%) Struts
5 8 (16.00%) Web Services
6 6 (12.00%) WSDL
6 6 (12.00%) XML
7 5 (10.00%) JAXB
7 5 (10.00%) JAX-WS
7 5 (10.00%) JDBC
7 5 (10.00%) POJO
7 5 (10.00%) XSLT
8 4 (8.00%) JiBX
8 4 (8.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (28.00%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.00%) PMI
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Project Planning
2 16 (32.00%) Risk Management
3 15 (30.00%) Scrum
4 14 (28.00%) Information Security
5 11 (22.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (12.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) SDLC
6 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.00%) AOP
7 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Kanban
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) ITIL
9 3 (6.00%) PRINCE
9 3 (6.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Java
2 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) CISM
1 14 (28.00%) CISSP
2 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Chordiant
3 1 (2.00%) Cognos
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft