The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 42 69
Rank change year-on-year -14 +27  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 32 57 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.16% 3.95% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 4.63% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 11
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £669 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 870 1231 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.80% 85.25% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 874 687
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Leeds

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Leeds

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 50 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Finance
3 17 (32.08%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) Project Management
5 12 (22.64%) Java
6 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (18.87%) Law
7 10 (18.87%) Oracle
8 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
8 9 (16.98%) SDLC
9 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Scrum
9 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
9 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (13.21%) Struts
10 7 (13.21%) Web Services
10 7 (13.21%) JSP
10 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
10 7 (13.21%) JavaBeans
10 7 (13.21%) J2EE
10 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
10 7 (13.21%) QA
10 7 (13.21%) Identity Management
10 7 (13.21%) Kanban
10 7 (13.21%) Rational Application Developer
10 7 (13.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (13.21%) Oracle Identity Management

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (13.21%) WebSphere
1 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (7.55%) CMS
3 3 (5.66%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
1 1 (1.89%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.66%) Big Data
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Rational Application Developer
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
2 5 (9.43%) Selenium
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
5 2 (3.77%) JUnit
5 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.77%) NUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (1.89%) MSTest
6 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Law
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Games
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Project Manager
4 9 (16.98%) Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Digital Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
8 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Scrum Master
8 3 (5.66%) Software Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Software Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) J2EE
1 7 (13.21%) JavaBeans
1 7 (13.21%) JSP
1 7 (13.21%) Struts
1 7 (13.21%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) Apache CXF
3 2 (3.77%) REST
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
4 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) Spring
4 1 (1.89%) XHTML
4 1 (1.89%) XSD
4 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) Wiki
4 2 (3.77%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
1 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Project Management
3 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.98%) SDLC
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
5 8 (15.09%) Scrum
5 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Identity Management
6 7 (13.21%) Kanban
6 7 (13.21%) User Stories
7 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
7 6 (11.32%) Use Case
8 5 (9.43%) Business Transformation
8 5 (9.43%) TDD
8 5 (9.43%) Time Management
8 5 (9.43%) Workflow
9 4 (7.55%) Open Source
9 4 (7.55%) Process Improvement
9 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) C
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) ISEB
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) IFRS
2 2 (3.77%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Identity Management
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Cognos
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) hybris
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
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