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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 99 119
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 885 1116 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.25% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.71% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 786 604
Median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £404
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.39 £35.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +32.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.70 £31.44
% change year-on-year -3.48% +54.88%  

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 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +30 417 £475 +2.04% 68
South East +3 190 £438 +9.37% 44
East of England -9 55 £450 +2.85% 20
Yorkshire -10 47 £400 +6.66% 24
West Midlands -35 45 £450 +12.50% 18
North West -35 44 £425 -3.57% 18
South West -42 32 £416 -2.17% 22
East Midlands -12 28 £425 +21.42% 7
North East -5 21 £400 -12.08% 6
Midlands +5 7 £300 -40.00% 1
South Coast - 2 £550 -
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1634 (93.96%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (29.61%) Finance
3 406 (23.35%) Project Management
4 356 (20.47%) Scrum
5 324 (18.63%) SDLC
6 308 (17.71%) SQL
7 294 (16.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 257 (14.78%) Oracle
9 218 (12.54%) Java
10 209 (12.02%) Business Analysis
11 205 (11.79%) PRINCE2
12 193 (11.10%) Microsoft
13 181 (10.41%) JIRA
14 164 (9.43%) Banking
15 162 (9.32%) Security Cleared
16 161 (9.26%) JavaScript
17 158 (9.09%) Web Services
18 155 (8.91%) SQL Server
19 154 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
20 147 (8.45%) .NET
21 145 (8.34%) Retail
22 143 (8.22%) HTML
22 143 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
23 142 (8.17%) User Stories
24 140 (8.05%) TDD
25 129 (7.42%) MS Excel
26 126 (7.25%) Degree
27 119 (6.84%) Migration
28 117 (6.73%) CRM
29 114 (6.56%) E-Commerce

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 71 (4.08%) Confluence
2 68 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.93%) WebLogic
4 48 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 45 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 44 (2.53%) CMS
7 42 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
8 35 (2.01%) JBoss
9 31 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (1.67%) Apache
11 23 (1.32%) Skype for Business
12 21 (1.21%) nginx
13 12 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.69%) GlassFish
13 12 (0.69%) IIS
14 11 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.52%) Drupal
16 8 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.40%) NServiceBus
18 6 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 129 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.08%) MS Project
3 67 (3.85%) MS Office
4 47 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 40 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 55 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.63%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.46%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.35%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
5 6 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.24%) SaaS
3 38 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.90%) Office 365
5 29 (1.67%) PaaS
6 19 (1.09%) Yammer
7 18 (1.04%) IaaS
8 10 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
8 10 (0.58%) GitHub
8 10 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle CX
9 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.29%) Force.com
9 5 (0.29%) G Suite
10 4 (0.23%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.058%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.058%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.92%) Internet
2 15 (0.86%) SSL
3 14 (0.81%) Firewall
4 10 (0.58%) HTTP
5 8 (0.46%) IPsec
6 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.40%) WAN
7 6 (0.35%) DMZ
7 6 (0.35%) Skype
7 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.35%) VPN
7 6 (0.35%) X.509
8 5 (0.29%) Intranet
9 4 (0.23%) FTP
9 4 (0.23%) LAN
9 4 (0.23%) LDAP
10 3 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.17%) MVNO
10 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (3.34%) Oracle Database
6 56 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 49 (2.82%) Big Data
8 35 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
12 25 (1.44%) MySQL
13 24 (1.38%) MongoDB
13 24 (1.38%) NoSQL
14 21 (1.21%) SQLPlus
15 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.98%) QlikView
17 16 (0.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 181 (10.41%) JIRA
2 86 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 75 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.31%) Selenium
4 42 (2.42%) Subversion
4 42 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (1.61%) HP UFT
6 27 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 26 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 25 (1.44%) Maven
9 24 (1.38%) SoapUI
10 19 (1.09%) JUnit
11 18 (1.04%) ProC
12 17 (0.98%) LoadRunner
13 15 (0.86%) JMeter
13 15 (0.86%) TeamCity
14 13 (0.75%) Gradle
15 12 (0.69%) NUnit
16 11 (0.63%) Hudson
17 10 (0.58%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 515 (29.61%) Finance
2 164 (9.43%) Banking
3 145 (8.34%) Retail
4 56 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.93%) Marketing
6 35 (2.01%) Law
7 34 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.96%) Legal
8 30 (1.73%) Back Office
9 26 (1.50%) Advertising
9 26 (1.50%) Publishing
10 24 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.98%) Front Office
12 16 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.86%) Automotive
14 11 (0.63%) Games
15 9 (0.52%) Electronics
16 7 (0.40%) Billing
17 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 427 (24.55%) Analyst
2 346 (19.90%) Project Manager
3 316 (18.17%) Business Analyst
4 274 (15.76%) Developer
5 177 (10.18%) Architect
6 74 (4.26%) Consultant
7 62 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 60 (3.45%) Test Manager
9 58 (3.34%) Test Analyst
10 54 (3.11%) Digital Analyst
10 54 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
11 53 (3.05%) Technical Architect
12 52 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
13 50 (2.88%) Tester
14 48 (2.76%) Digital Business Analyst
14 48 (2.76%) Scrum Master
15 47 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
16 46 (2.65%) Senior Manager
17 43 (2.47%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (9.09%) Web Services
2 147 (8.45%) .NET
3 143 (8.22%) HTML
4 80 (4.60%) CSS
5 74 (4.26%) J2EE
6 73 (4.20%) SOAP
7 71 (4.08%) XML
8 66 (3.80%) Spring
9 64 (3.68%) jQuery
10 61 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 59 (3.39%) REST
12 51 (2.93%) HTML5
13 49 (2.82%) JSON
14 37 (2.13%) JSP
15 34 (1.96%) RESTful
16 33 (1.90%) Middleware
16 33 (1.90%) Struts
17 28 (1.61%) ASP.NET
17 28 (1.61%) CSS3
18 26 (1.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 154 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.51%) User Experience
3 60 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.22%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.15%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (0.98%) Derivative
11 15 (0.86%) PMI
12 14 (0.81%) Fintech
12 14 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (0.81%) Social Media
12 14 (0.81%) SWIFT
13 13 (0.75%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.63%) iPad
15 9 (0.52%) Equities
16 8 (0.46%) NHS
17 7 (0.40%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 111 (6.38%) Unix
2 109 (6.27%) Windows
3 104 (5.98%) Linux
4 33 (1.90%) AIX
5 21 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.81%) Android
8 12 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.23%) Solaris
12 3 (0.17%) MVS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1634 (93.96%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (23.35%) Project Management
3 356 (20.47%) Scrum
4 324 (18.63%) SDLC
5 294 (16.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 209 (12.02%) Business Analysis
7 205 (11.79%) PRINCE2
8 143 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
9 142 (8.17%) User Stories
10 140 (8.05%) TDD
11 119 (6.84%) Migration
12 117 (6.73%) CRM
13 114 (6.56%) E-Commerce
14 107 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 106 (6.10%) DevOps
16 105 (6.04%) Use Case
17 99 (5.69%) Change Management
17 99 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
18 98 (5.64%) ITIL
19 84 (4.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 308 (17.71%) SQL
2 218 (12.54%) Java
3 161 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 100 (5.75%) C#
5 74 (4.26%) C
6 70 (4.03%) PL/SQL
7 64 (3.68%) Python
8 60 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 41 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 38 (2.19%) Perl
11 29 (1.67%) PHP
12 19 (1.09%) Scala
13 16 (0.92%) C++
14 14 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.81%) Ruby
15 10 (0.58%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.29%) ABAP
16 5 (0.29%) VB
17 4 (0.23%) Groovy
17 4 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 162 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 126 (7.25%) Degree
3 106 (6.10%) ISEB
4 101 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 44 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 44 (2.53%) PMP
6 42 (2.42%) ISTQB
7 31 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 24 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.75%) CISSP
14 10 (0.58%) APMP
15 9 (0.52%) IIBA
16 8 (0.46%) CISA
17 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (0.40%) Sun Certification
18 6 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.44%) QA
2 50 (2.88%) PMO
3 24 (1.38%) SLA
4 20 (1.15%) MiFID
5 17 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.58%) EMIR
6 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.58%) SEPA
6 10 (0.58%) WAI
6 10 (0.58%) WCAG
7 9 (0.52%) GDPR
8 8 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.40%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.29%) COBIT
11 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 34 (1.96%) Docker
2 28 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.17%) Firmware
7 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
2 10 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 9 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.52%) Puppet
4 7 (0.40%) Rancher
4 7 (0.40%) SCCM
5 5 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.23%) Ansible
7 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.12%) MOM
7 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.058%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.058%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.058%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.058%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.058%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 257 (14.78%) Oracle
2 193 (11.10%) Microsoft
3 92 (5.29%) SAP
4 73 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 44 (2.53%) HP
6 31 (1.78%) IBM
7 26 (1.50%) Pega
8 25 (1.44%) hybris
9 23 (1.32%) Tableau
10 21 (1.21%) webMethods
11 19 (1.09%) Google
11 19 (1.09%) VMware
12 18 (1.04%) Informatica
13 17 (0.98%) Adobe
13 17 (0.98%) Infor
14 16 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.75%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.69%) BEA
16 12 (0.69%) Citrix
17 11 (0.63%) Sybase
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £340 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £45.00 - £46.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £9999999 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £385 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
The Collinson Group
Rate: 6 Month Contract
Posted: 8 days ago