Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 112 99
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 +76
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1922 2126 2347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.04% 2.20% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.61% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1492 1611
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
England median hourly rate £36.00 £36.14 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.39% +48.33% -40.93%
10th Percentile £25.70 £36.03 £16.41
90th Percentile £50.15 £87.23 £45.31
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year +2.38% +48.33% -40.93%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in England

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in England

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in England

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in England

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Waterfall in England

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London -27 881 £475 - 84
South East +13 406 £450 +5.88% 42
North of England +51 268 £425 -5.56% 58
Midlands -24 178 £400 -5.88% 19
North West +25 129 £450 - 31
West Midlands -31 114 £400 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire +25 106 £425 - 20
East of England -8 105 £416 +0.94% 22
South West -10 89 £425 +6.25% 14
East Midlands -7 63 £400 +2.56% 6
North East +42 34 £400 -15.79% 7
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 1802 (93.76%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (33.98%) Finance
3 440 (22.89%) Project Management
4 385 (20.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 337 (17.53%) Scrum
6 268 (13.94%) SQL
7 260 (13.53%) SDLC
8 248 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 248 (12.90%) JIRA
9 231 (12.02%) PRINCE2
10 226 (11.76%) Java
11 219 (11.39%) Banking
12 198 (10.30%) Microsoft
13 187 (9.73%) Test Automation
14 175 (9.11%) Oracle
15 167 (8.69%) QA
15 167 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
16 152 (7.91%) Degree
17 147 (7.65%) JavaScript
18 146 (7.60%) SQL Server
19 145 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
20 142 (7.39%) Web Services
21 139 (7.23%) Retail
22 137 (7.13%) Security Cleared
22 137 (7.13%) User Stories
23 135 (7.02%) ISEB
24 134 (6.97%) TDD
25 130 (6.76%) .NET
25 130 (6.76%) CRM
26 127 (6.61%) HTML

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 104 (5.41%) Confluence
2 68 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.71%) CMS
4 40 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 30 (1.56%) JBoss
6 22 (1.14%) Apache
7 17 (0.88%) SAS
8 16 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (0.83%) IIS
8 16 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.47%) MS Project Server
13 8 (0.42%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.31%) Drupal
15 6 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 82 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
3 74 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
4 66 (3.43%) MS Visio
5 43 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.21%) HFM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.16%) Infor LN
7 3 (0.16%) iTrent
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.10%) Actimize
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.08%) SaaS
3 39 (2.03%) Office 365
4 27 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (1.40%) PaaS
5 20 (1.04%) IaaS
6 15 (0.78%) Veeva
7 14 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.62%) Trello
9 10 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.36%) Yammer
12 6 (0.31%) Force.com
12 6 (0.31%) GitHub
12 6 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (0.26%) Slack
14 4 (0.21%) CloudSense
14 4 (0.21%) npm
15 3 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.30%) SMS
2 18 (0.94%) Internet
3 13 (0.68%) FTP
4 12 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.57%) HTTP
5 11 (0.57%) Intranet
6 10 (0.52%) SAN
7 9 (0.47%) Firewall
8 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.16%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.16%) Skype
9 3 (0.16%) VLAN
10 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.052%) 802.15
11 1 (0.052%) DOCSIS
11 1 (0.052%) IPv6
11 1 (0.052%) SSL
11 1 (0.052%) WAAS
11 1 (0.052%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 36 (1.87%) RDBMS
6 26 (1.35%) Big Data
7 25 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 23 (1.20%) MySQL
8 23 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.09%) DB2
10 17 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.78%) SQLPlus
13 14 (0.73%) MarkLogic
13 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (0.68%) OLAP
14 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 248 (12.90%) JIRA
2 78 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 69 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 57 (2.97%) Selenium
4 57 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (2.45%) Cucumber
6 44 (2.29%) SoapUI
7 43 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 43 (2.24%) JUnit
7 43 (2.24%) Maven
8 41 (2.13%) Subversion
9 37 (1.93%) Ant
10 30 (1.56%) Visual Studio
11 24 (1.25%) HP UFT
11 24 (1.25%) SpecFlow
12 22 (1.14%) Zephyr
13 19 (0.99%) IntelliJ
13 19 (0.99%) Mockito
14 16 (0.83%) Grunt
14 16 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 653 (33.98%) Finance
2 219 (11.39%) Banking
3 139 (7.23%) Retail
4 107 (5.57%) Telecoms
5 87 (4.53%) Marketing
6 54 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 47 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 40 (2.08%) Law
9 37 (1.93%) Retail Banking
10 36 (1.87%) Front Office
11 34 (1.77%) Back Office
11 34 (1.77%) Legal
12 27 (1.40%) Financial Institution
13 26 (1.35%) Billing
14 18 (0.94%) Automotive
15 17 (0.88%) Electronics
16 15 (0.78%) Advertising
17 14 (0.73%) Games
17 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 571 (29.71%) Analyst
2 413 (21.49%) Business Analyst
3 404 (21.02%) Project Manager
4 270 (14.05%) Developer
5 128 (6.66%) Architect
6 90 (4.68%) Test Analyst
7 86 (4.47%) Java Developer
8 73 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 59 (3.07%) Senior Manager
10 58 (3.02%) Test Manager
11 56 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
12 53 (2.76%) IT Manager
13 52 (2.71%) Programme Manager
14 48 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
15 47 (2.45%) Agile Business Analyst
15 47 (2.45%) Consultant
16 46 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
16 46 (2.39%) Digital Analyst
16 46 (2.39%) Scrum Master
17 44 (2.29%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (7.39%) Web Services
2 130 (6.76%) .NET
3 127 (6.61%) HTML
4 94 (4.89%) Spring
5 90 (4.68%) SOAP
6 80 (4.16%) CSS
7 79 (4.11%) REST
8 76 (3.95%) jQuery
9 70 (3.64%) XML
10 65 (3.38%) Hibernate
11 62 (3.23%) HTML5
12 60 (3.12%) J2EE
13 55 (2.86%) AngularJS
14 42 (2.19%) Spring MVC
15 40 (2.08%) ASP.NET
16 38 (1.98%) Ajax
17 37 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 36 (1.87%) Middleware
19 35 (1.82%) WCF
20 34 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 167 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 52 (2.71%) User Experience
5 46 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 42 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 31 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.09%) Fixed Income
11 21 (1.09%) PMI
12 19 (0.99%) Equities
13 18 (0.94%) Fintech
14 17 (0.88%) Derivative
15 16 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.68%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.52%) Smart Meter
18 9 (0.47%) Credit Risk
18 9 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 79 (4.11%) Windows
2 61 (3.17%) Linux
3 57 (2.97%) Unix
4 18 (0.94%) Android
5 14 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.57%) AIX
8 8 (0.42%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) HPUX
11 3 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.052%) CentOS
13 1 (0.052%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.052%) webOS
13 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1802 (93.76%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (22.89%) Project Management
3 385 (20.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 337 (17.53%) Scrum
5 260 (13.53%) SDLC
6 248 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 231 (12.02%) PRINCE2
8 187 (9.73%) Test Automation
9 145 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 137 (7.13%) User Stories
11 134 (6.97%) TDD
12 130 (6.76%) CRM
13 119 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
14 117 (6.09%) ITIL
15 112 (5.83%) DevOps
16 110 (5.72%) E-Commerce
17 109 (5.67%) Kanban
18 107 (5.57%) Change Management
18 107 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
19 96 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 268 (13.94%) SQL
2 226 (11.76%) Java
3 147 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 107 (5.57%) C#
5 50 (2.60%) PL/SQL
6 42 (2.19%) Python
7 38 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.40%) C++
8 27 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.35%) C
10 23 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 17 (0.88%) Perl
11 17 (0.88%) XPath
12 12 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.52%) Groovy
13 10 (0.52%) Ruby
13 10 (0.52%) VBScript
14 9 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.36%) F#
Qualifications
1 152 (7.91%) Degree
2 137 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 135 (7.02%) ISEB
4 92 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 72 (3.75%) ISTQB
6 60 (3.12%) PMP
7 54 (2.81%) PMI Certification
8 38 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 32 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 24 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
13 12 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.62%) IIBA
13 12 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (0.47%) APMP
14 9 (0.47%) CBAP
14 9 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (8.69%) QA
2 79 (4.11%) PMO
3 74 (3.85%) GDPR
4 26 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.35%) MiFID
5 16 (0.83%) EMIR
6 14 (0.73%) SLA
7 9 (0.47%) WAI
8 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.16%) FINREP
12 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.16%) PSD2
12 3 (0.16%) SEPA
12 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 12 (0.62%) Docker
2 11 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.10%) Firmware
5 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.052%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.57%) Ansible
3 8 (0.42%) Puppet
4 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.36%) SCCM
5 5 (0.26%) Nagios
6 4 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (0.21%) Terraform
7 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.16%) Rancher
8 2 (0.10%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.10%) Control-M
9 1 (0.052%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.052%) Opsview
9 1 (0.052%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 198 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 175 (9.11%) Oracle
3 82 (4.27%) HP
3 82 (4.27%) SAP
4 44 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (2.24%) IBM
6 32 (1.66%) Adobe
7 22 (1.14%) hybris
7 22 (1.14%) Sybase
8 21 (1.09%) Google
9 20 (1.04%) Progress
9 20 (1.04%) ServiceNow
10 18 (0.94%) Pega
10 18 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
11 17 (0.88%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.83%) Citrix
13 12 (0.62%) Cognos
14 11 (0.57%) Siebel
14 11 (0.57%) Talend
14 11 (0.57%) VMware