The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 5 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.62% 11.66% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 14.77% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 2
Median daily rate £425 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £316 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £497 £401
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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 176 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 86.23% 78.92% 88.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 720 382
Median daily rate £361 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £294 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £20.78 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Chester

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) JAXB
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) JDBC
3 5 (62.50%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) WSDL
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) AOP
3 5 (62.50%) JAX-WS
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
3 5 (62.50%) POJO
3 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) JiBX
4 4 (50.00%) RESTful
4 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Business Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Database Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) JAXB
1 5 (62.50%) JAX-WS
1 5 (62.50%) JDBC
1 5 (62.50%) POJO
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) WSDL
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) XSLT
2 4 (50.00%) JiBX
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Camel
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) AOP
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
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