Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 12 June 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 97 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 47 48 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 1.66% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.91% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 116
10th Percentile £343 £406 £408
25th Percentile £462 £447 £424
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £605 £605 £613
90th Percentile £695 £694 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,678 2,514 5,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.75% 87.14% 89.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,954 1,874 4,473
10th Percentile £350 £331 £350
25th Percentile £442 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.34% -1.90% +2.94%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £714 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £14.28 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.37 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.57% +19.83% +4.28%
75th Percentile £29.50 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £52.65 £45.21
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +2.56%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Waterfall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Waterfall in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Waterfall in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Waterfall in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the City of London region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
Waterfall
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Project Management
3 18 (38.30%) Social Skills
4 17 (36.17%) Finance
5 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (23.40%) Business Case
7 8 (17.02%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) Change Management
7 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.02%) Degree
7 8 (17.02%) JIRA
8 6 (12.77%) QA
8 6 (12.77%) User Experience
8 6 (12.77%) Java
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
8 6 (12.77%) Project Delivery
8 6 (12.77%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (10.64%) Workshop Facilitation
9 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
9 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
9 5 (10.64%) SQL
9 5 (10.64%) BPR
9 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Confluence
1 2 (4.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Appian
2 1 (2.13%) Camunda
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Sketch
4 2 (4.26%) Zeplin
5 1 (2.13%) Figma
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) PaaS
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (4.26%) AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Azure
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
1 3 (6.38%) WebEx
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) SD-WAN
2 2 (4.26%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) Broadband
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) MPLS
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.13%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Maven
3 3 (6.38%) Gradle
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 18 (38.30%) Social Skills
2 17 (36.17%) Finance
3 8 (17.02%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Back Office
4 4 (8.51%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (6.38%) Front Office
5 3 (6.38%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.26%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.26%) Retail
6 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.13%) Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Programme Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Transformation Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Agile Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Transformation
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Digital Transformation Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Transformation Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Designer
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.26%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Spring
1 4 (8.51%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.38%) RESTful
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) J2EE
3 2 (4.26%) Java EE
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 2 (4.26%) RAML
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) OAuth
4 1 (2.13%) OSGi
4 1 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
1 6 (12.77%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Project Management
3 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (23.40%) Business Case
5 8 (17.02%) Change Management
5 8 (17.02%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (12.77%) Project Delivery
7 5 (10.64%) BPR
7 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
7 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 5 (10.64%) V-Model
7 5 (10.64%) Workshop Facilitation
8 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.51%) Swim Lanes
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) Java 8
4 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.51%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CISM
4 2 (4.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Accessibility
2 2 (4.26%) PMO
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) Suricata
1 1 (2.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.13%) Broadcom
4 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.13%) FireEye
4 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.13%) Kenexa
4 1 (2.13%) McAfee
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) Symantec
4 1 (2.13%) Trend Micro
4 1 (2.13%) Workday
4 1 (2.13%) Zscaler