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 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 108 105
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 82 57 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.47% 1.71% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.00% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 72
Median daily rate £475 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £348 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the City of London

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 123 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.17%) Finance
3 36 (25.53%) SDLC
4 32 (22.70%) Project Management
5 30 (21.28%) Banking
6 28 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (17.73%) SQL
8 24 (17.02%) PRINCE2
9 21 (14.89%) .NET
9 21 (14.89%) Scrum
10 18 (12.77%) Java
10 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 18 (12.77%) User Stories
11 17 (12.06%) Investment Banking
11 17 (12.06%) Business Analysis
12 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Project
13 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
13 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
14 14 (9.93%) Oracle
14 14 (9.93%) Web Services
14 14 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (9.22%) Unit Testing
15 13 (9.22%) XML
15 13 (9.22%) CRM
15 13 (9.22%) Data Analysis
16 12 (8.51%) C#
16 12 (8.51%) Investment Management
17 11 (7.80%) Project Governance
17 11 (7.80%) Windows
17 11 (7.80%) Front Office

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 7 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.55%) CMS
3 5 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.42%) CICS
4 2 (1.42%) Drupal
4 2 (1.42%) IIS
4 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) Mule
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.71%) InVision
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.71%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) DMZ
2 2 (1.42%) DNS
2 2 (1.42%) MPLS
2 2 (1.42%) Network Security
2 2 (1.42%) VPLS
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.71%) LAN
3 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.67%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.96%) MarkLogic
5 5 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.13%) Data Mart
6 3 (2.13%) DB2
7 2 (1.42%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.42%) OLTP
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) Power BI
8 1 (0.71%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.38%) Subversion
3 7 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.96%) JIRA
4 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.55%) JUnit
5 5 (3.55%) Mockito
6 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.13%) VersionOne
8 2 (1.42%) Selenium
9 1 (0.71%) Ant
9 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.71%) ERwin
9 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.71%) Maven
9 1 (0.71%) MSTest
9 1 (0.71%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (36.17%) Finance
2 30 (21.28%) Banking
3 17 (12.06%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.80%) Front Office
5 9 (6.38%) Retail
6 8 (5.67%) Advertising
6 8 (5.67%) Publishing
7 7 (4.96%) Law
8 6 (4.26%) Back Office
9 4 (2.84%) Games
10 3 (2.13%) Legal
10 3 (2.13%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.42%) Marketing
12 1 (0.71%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (40.43%) Analyst
2 44 (31.21%) Business Analyst
3 25 (17.73%) Project Manager
4 23 (16.31%) Developer
5 13 (9.22%) Architect
6 12 (8.51%) Business Systems Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Agile Coach
10 5 (3.55%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Agile Project Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.89%) .NET
2 14 (9.93%) Web Services
3 13 (9.22%) XML
4 10 (7.09%) Spring
5 9 (6.38%) Hibernate
5 9 (6.38%) Java EE
6 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.67%) SOAP
6 8 (5.67%) XSLT
7 7 (4.96%) Middleware
8 6 (4.26%) REST
9 5 (3.55%) JMS
9 5 (3.55%) XForms
10 4 (2.84%) HTML
10 4 (2.84%) jQuery
10 4 (2.84%) JSON
10 4 (2.84%) Spring MVC
11 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.42%) LINQ
11 2 (1.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.96%) SWIFT
3 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.26%) User Experience
4 4 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.42%) Derivative
6 2 (1.42%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.42%) PKI
6 2 (1.42%) VSAM
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.71%) IVR
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.80%) Windows
2 10 (7.09%) Unix
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (1.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (87.23%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.53%) SDLC
3 32 (22.70%) Project Management
4 28 (19.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (17.02%) PRINCE2
6 21 (14.89%) Scrum
7 18 (12.77%) User Stories
8 17 (12.06%) Business Analysis
9 13 (9.22%) CRM
9 13 (9.22%) Data Analysis
9 13 (9.22%) Unit Testing
10 12 (8.51%) Investment Management
11 11 (7.80%) Asset Management
11 11 (7.80%) Project Governance
11 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (7.09%) Use Case
13 9 (6.38%) OO
13 9 (6.38%) TOGAF
14 8 (5.67%) DevOps
14 8 (5.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.73%) SQL
2 18 (12.77%) Java
3 12 (8.51%) C#
4 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.13%) C
5 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) PMP
5 2 (1.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) PgMP
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) MiFID
2 6 (4.26%) SEPA
3 4 (2.84%) QA
4 3 (2.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.71%) EMIR
5 1 (0.71%) FINREP
5 1 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Nessus
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.93%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) IBM
4 5 (3.55%) CyberArk
5 3 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.13%) VMware
6 2 (1.42%) Charles River
6 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.42%) Citrix
6 2 (1.42%) Informatica
6 2 (1.42%) OpenText
6 2 (1.42%) Qualys
6 2 (1.42%) RedDot
6 2 (1.42%) Sybase
6 2 (1.42%) TSYS
6 2 (1.42%) webMethods
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.71%) Talend
7 1 (0.71%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.71%) Yardi
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago