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 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 109 135
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 847 1082 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.22% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.66% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 780 584
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +41.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £40.10 £24.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.50
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 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
London -18 379 £475 +1.06% 92
South East -22 153 £438 +9.37% 43
Yorkshire +40 71 £418 +1.89% 19
North West +15 65 £450 - 26
West Midlands -2 56 £335 -22.09% 15
East of England -14 55 £425 -2.85% 14
South West -21 33 £350 -20.45% 15
East Midlands -38 24 £500 +18.34% 10
North East +63 8 £395 -5.95% 7
Midlands +5 2 £300 -36.84% 25
Waterfall
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 1595 (92.84%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (30.85%) Finance
3 349 (20.31%) Project Management
4 333 (19.38%) Scrum
5 313 (18.22%) SDLC
6 301 (17.52%) SQL
7 241 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 223 (12.98%) Business Analysis
9 214 (12.46%) Oracle
10 209 (12.17%) JIRA
11 205 (11.93%) Banking
12 201 (11.70%) Java
12 201 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
13 200 (11.64%) Microsoft
14 199 (11.58%) PRINCE2
15 168 (9.78%) Retail
16 149 (8.67%) Degree
17 143 (8.32%) HTML
18 141 (8.21%) User Stories
19 134 (7.80%) Test Automation
20 132 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
21 130 (7.57%) JavaScript
22 124 (7.22%) SQL Server
22 124 (7.22%) QA
23 122 (7.10%) Web Services
24 121 (7.04%) CRM
25 118 (6.87%) TDD
26 117 (6.81%) ISEB
27 115 (6.69%) DevOps
28 112 (6.52%) .NET

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 73 (4.25%) Confluence
2 51 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.50%) CMS
3 43 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 40 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 39 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 32 (1.86%) Apache
7 28 (1.63%) JBoss
8 25 (1.46%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.40%) Apache Spark
10 21 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (1.16%) nginx
12 19 (1.11%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.93%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.70%) IIS
15 11 (0.64%) Documentum
15 11 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.52%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.41%) GeoServer
17 7 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (4.19%) Microsoft Project
2 65 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (3.32%) MS Visio
4 52 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
5 42 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Snagit
10 1 (0.058%) InVision
10 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 53 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (0.64%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.41%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (0.29%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.23%) iTrent
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.17%) Actimize
9 3 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
9 3 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (2.62%) SaaS
3 32 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.63%) Office 365
5 19 (1.11%) PaaS
6 15 (0.87%) IaaS
7 11 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.58%) Yammer
9 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.41%) Veeva
11 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle CX
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 5 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (0.23%) G Suite
13 4 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.17%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.17%) CloudSense
15 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.05%) Internet
2 12 (0.70%) SSL
3 10 (0.58%) WAN
4 9 (0.52%) Skype
5 8 (0.47%) HTTP
6 7 (0.41%) Firewall
7 6 (0.35%) IPsec
8 5 (0.29%) Intranet
8 5 (0.29%) Network Security
8 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.23%) LAN
9 4 (0.23%) LDAP
9 4 (0.23%) X.509
10 3 (0.17%) FTP
10 3 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.12%) SWIFTNet
11 2 (0.12%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.07%) Oracle Database
5 54 (3.14%) Big Data
6 39 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 37 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 34 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.75%) MySQL
11 29 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 29 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 28 (1.63%) SQLPlus
13 27 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 23 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
15 23 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.81%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 209 (12.17%) JIRA
2 105 (6.11%) Git (software)
3 101 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 56 (3.26%) Selenium
4 56 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (2.27%) Subversion
6 26 (1.51%) Cucumber
7 24 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
8 23 (1.34%) HP UFT
8 23 (1.34%) Vagrant
8 23 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 22 (1.28%) SoapUI
10 20 (1.16%) ProC
10 20 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.99%) JUnit
11 17 (0.99%) Maven
12 13 (0.76%) Mockito
13 11 (0.64%) Hudson
13 11 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
14 10 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 530 (30.85%) Finance
2 205 (11.93%) Banking
3 168 (9.78%) Retail
4 55 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.08%) Marketing
6 51 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.39%) Law
8 37 (2.15%) Legal
9 35 (2.04%) Publishing
10 29 (1.69%) Retail Banking
11 28 (1.63%) Advertising
11 28 (1.63%) Back Office
12 26 (1.51%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.34%) Front Office
14 11 (0.64%) Electronics
14 11 (0.64%) Games
15 10 (0.58%) Billing
15 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.52%) Automotive
17 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 450 (26.19%) Analyst
2 336 (19.56%) Business Analyst
3 299 (17.40%) Project Manager
4 281 (16.36%) Developer
5 190 (11.06%) Architect
6 87 (5.06%) Consultant
7 74 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 71 (4.13%) Test Manager
9 67 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 61 (3.55%) Test Analyst
11 54 (3.14%) Senior Manager
11 54 (3.14%) Tester
12 50 (2.91%) Technical Architect
13 49 (2.85%) SQL Developer
14 47 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
15 42 (2.44%) Programme Manager
16 41 (2.39%) Digital Analyst
17 39 (2.27%) Digital Business Analyst
17 39 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
18 38 (2.21%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (8.32%) HTML
2 122 (7.10%) Web Services
3 112 (6.52%) .NET
4 93 (5.41%) Spring
5 86 (5.01%) SOAP
6 71 (4.13%) jQuery
7 70 (4.07%) CSS
7 70 (4.07%) XML
8 63 (3.67%) REST
9 55 (3.20%) J2EE
10 53 (3.08%) HTML5
11 48 (2.79%) JSON
11 48 (2.79%) JSP
12 43 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 35 (2.04%) RESTful
14 33 (1.92%) Java EE
15 32 (1.86%) Servlets
16 31 (1.80%) Hibernate
17 29 (1.69%) Middleware
18 28 (1.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 201 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 51 (2.97%) User Experience
5 37 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 32 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 23 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.05%) Derivative
9 18 (1.05%) PMI
10 17 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 17 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.99%) Minimum Viable Product
11 16 (0.93%) SWIFT
12 15 (0.87%) Fintech
13 10 (0.58%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.58%) Social Media
14 9 (0.52%) Equities
15 8 (0.47%) iPad
16 7 (0.41%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.76%) Linux
2 95 (5.53%) Windows
3 92 (5.36%) Unix
4 33 (1.92%) AIX
5 24 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.70%) Android
8 10 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Solaris
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1595 (92.84%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (20.31%) Project Management
3 333 (19.38%) Scrum
4 313 (18.22%) SDLC
5 241 (14.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 223 (12.98%) Business Analysis
7 199 (11.58%) PRINCE2
8 141 (8.21%) User Stories
9 134 (7.80%) Test Automation
10 132 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
11 121 (7.04%) CRM
12 118 (6.87%) TDD
13 115 (6.69%) DevOps
14 109 (6.34%) Use Case
15 107 (6.23%) ITIL
16 105 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 102 (5.94%) Migration
18 97 (5.65%) E-Commerce
18 97 (5.65%) Kanban
19 91 (5.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 301 (17.52%) SQL
2 201 (11.70%) Java
3 130 (7.57%) JavaScript
4 79 (4.60%) Python
5 78 (4.54%) C#
6 74 (4.31%) C
7 72 (4.19%) Shell Script
8 70 (4.07%) PL/SQL
9 37 (2.15%) Perl
10 29 (1.69%) C++
11 28 (1.63%) Scala
12 21 (1.22%) PHP
13 17 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.70%) Ruby
15 7 (0.41%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.35%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.35%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.35%) Groovy
16 6 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (8.67%) Degree
2 117 (6.81%) ISEB
3 104 (6.05%) Security Cleared
4 71 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 65 (3.78%) ISTQB
6 52 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 42 (2.44%) PMP
8 31 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (1.46%) CISM
9 25 (1.46%) CISSP
9 25 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (0.76%) APMP
13 13 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.41%) IIBA
17 6 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.22%) QA
2 44 (2.56%) PMO
3 32 (1.86%) GDPR
4 31 (1.80%) MiFID
5 22 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.81%) EMIR
8 13 (0.76%) NIST 800
8 13 (0.76%) SLA
9 12 (0.70%) WAI
10 11 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.64%) WCAG
11 9 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.52%) SEPA
12 7 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.35%) COBIT
14 5 (0.29%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.23%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (2.27%) Docker
2 19 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.058%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.87%) Puppet
4 8 (0.47%) SCCM
5 7 (0.41%) Rancher
6 5 (0.29%) Ansible
7 4 (0.23%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.17%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.17%) MOM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 2 (0.12%) Nessus
10 1 (0.058%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.058%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.058%) Opsview
10 1 (0.058%) Terraform
10 1 (0.058%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 214 (12.46%) Oracle
2 200 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 98 (5.70%) SAP
4 63 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (3.20%) HP
6 35 (2.04%) hybris
7 31 (1.80%) Cloudera
8 26 (1.51%) IBM
9 24 (1.40%) Talend
10 22 (1.28%) Hortonworks
11 19 (1.11%) Adobe
11 19 (1.11%) Google
11 19 (1.11%) Informatica
12 17 (0.99%) Pega
12 17 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.87%) Siebel
14 14 (0.81%) VMware
15 12 (0.70%) Sitecore
15 12 (0.70%) webMethods
16 10 (0.58%) JDA
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £41000 - £43000 per annum + Public Sector Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £445 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Martin & Conley
Rate: £700 - £900 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Movement8
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Rate: ££competitive +car +15% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago