Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 120 134
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 +63
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 884 995 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.89% 2.20% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.55% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 725 611
London median daily rate £475 £475 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.57% -3.67%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £623 £638 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
London median hourly rate £55.00 £100.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +312.71% -
10th Percentile £52.50 £100.00 £20.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £100.00 £24.65
England median hourly rate £36.00 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year -0.39% +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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40725 39072 39570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.97% 86.26% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29617 28032 28294
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 402 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in London

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in London

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in London

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in London

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -3 170 £500 +5.26% 19
West London -6 49 £475 +2.15% 5
South London -29 26 £438 +7.03% 2
East London -11 7 £450 -10.00% 5
North London - 7 £583 -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 850 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (36.99%) Finance
3 204 (23.08%) Project Management
4 159 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (17.08%) Scrum
6 150 (16.97%) Business Analysis
7 146 (16.52%) SDLC
8 142 (16.06%) Banking
9 131 (14.82%) Java
10 125 (14.14%) SQL
11 102 (11.54%) JIRA
12 98 (11.09%) Microsoft
13 94 (10.63%) Security Cleared
14 90 (10.18%) PRINCE2
15 87 (9.84%) QA
16 86 (9.73%) Degree
17 84 (9.50%) Web Services
18 82 (9.28%) CRM
19 79 (8.94%) Oracle
20 76 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
20 76 (8.60%) Test Automation
21 74 (8.37%) TDD
22 72 (8.14%) JavaScript
22 72 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
23 71 (8.03%) HTML
24 70 (7.92%) DevOps
25 68 (7.69%) SC Cleared
25 68 (7.69%) Retail
26 65 (7.35%) SQL Server
26 65 (7.35%) Business Intelligence

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 54 (6.11%) Confluence
2 30 (3.39%) JBoss
3 29 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 22 (2.49%) CMS
6 15 (1.70%) Apache
7 14 (1.58%) Apache Solr
8 11 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.68%) IIS
10 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.57%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.34%) Drupal
12 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.23%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 41 (4.64%) Microsoft Project
2 39 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 35 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.02%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.23%) iTrent
7 2 (0.23%) Lawson
7 2 (0.23%) Magento
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.71%) Office 365
3 18 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.58%) OpenShift
4 14 (1.58%) PaaS
5 13 (1.47%) SaaS
6 12 (1.36%) Veeva
7 10 (1.13%) Trello
8 9 (1.02%) IaaS
9 6 (0.68%) Yammer
10 5 (0.57%) CloudSense
11 4 (0.45%) GitHub
11 4 (0.45%) npm
12 3 (0.34%) Force.com
12 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.23%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.23%) Slack
14 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
14 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.92%) SMS
2 14 (1.58%) FTP
3 7 (0.79%) Firewall
4 4 (0.45%) Internet
5 3 (0.34%) Intranet
5 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.34%) VLAN
6 2 (0.23%) iBeacon
6 2 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.11%) Broadband
7 1 (0.11%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) WAAS
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.70%) MySQL
6 13 (1.47%) Big Data
6 13 (1.47%) MarkLogic
7 11 (1.24%) Flink
8 10 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.45%) Power BI
14 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 102 (11.54%) JIRA
2 46 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 41 (4.64%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.96%) Maven
5 33 (3.73%) Subversion
6 32 (3.62%) Ant
6 32 (3.62%) SoapUI
7 30 (3.39%) JUnit
8 27 (3.05%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.71%) Selenium
10 23 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.92%) Zephyr
13 16 (1.81%) Mockito
13 16 (1.81%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.58%) Checkstyle
14 14 (1.58%) IntelliJ
14 14 (1.58%) XMLUnit
15 11 (1.24%) HP UFT
16 10 (1.13%) gulp
General
1 327 (36.99%) Finance
2 142 (16.06%) Banking
3 68 (7.69%) Retail
4 44 (4.98%) Investment Banking
4 44 (4.98%) Marketing
5 34 (3.85%) Front Office
6 29 (3.28%) Law
6 29 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.17%) Back Office
8 21 (2.38%) Financial Institution
9 18 (2.04%) Billing
9 18 (2.04%) Legal
9 18 (2.04%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.24%) Games
10 11 (1.24%) Publishing
11 9 (1.02%) Digital Economy
11 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.90%) Automotive
12 8 (0.90%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 269 (30.43%) Analyst
2 223 (25.23%) Business Analyst
3 172 (19.46%) Project Manager
4 140 (15.84%) Developer
5 59 (6.67%) Architect
6 52 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 35 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
8 33 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (3.51%) Test Analyst
10 28 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
11 26 (2.94%) Senior Manager
12 25 (2.83%) Programme Manager
12 25 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
12 25 (2.83%) Test Manager
13 24 (2.71%) Digital Project Manager
13 24 (2.71%) Scrum Master
14 21 (2.38%) Banking Analyst
15 20 (2.26%) Senior Project Manager
16 19 (2.15%) E-Commerce Manager
16 19 (2.15%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.50%) Web Services
2 71 (8.03%) HTML
3 59 (6.67%) .NET
4 52 (5.88%) CSS
5 50 (5.66%) Spring
6 49 (5.54%) SOAP
7 45 (5.09%) REST
8 41 (4.64%) Hibernate
9 37 (4.19%) AngularJS
10 35 (3.96%) Spring MVC
11 34 (3.85%) HTML5
12 32 (3.62%) XML
13 30 (3.39%) J2EE
14 27 (3.05%) jQuery
15 26 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (2.60%) JMS
16 23 (2.60%) Spring Boot
17 21 (2.38%) CSS3
18 17 (1.92%) WCF
19 16 (1.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.64%) Virtual Team
3 32 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (3.05%) User Experience
6 25 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.49%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.38%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 19 (2.15%) Equities
11 16 (1.81%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.81%) Derivative
11 16 (1.81%) Fintech
12 14 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.47%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.13%) PMI
15 8 (0.90%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.90%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (4.98%) Windows
2 20 (2.26%) Linux
3 17 (1.92%) Unix
4 11 (1.24%) Android
5 8 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) webOS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (23.08%) Project Management
3 159 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (17.08%) Scrum
5 150 (16.97%) Business Analysis
6 146 (16.52%) SDLC
7 90 (10.18%) PRINCE2
8 82 (9.28%) CRM
9 76 (8.60%) Test Automation
9 76 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 74 (8.37%) TDD
11 70 (7.92%) DevOps
12 65 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (7.13%) Kanban
14 62 (7.01%) E-Commerce
15 61 (6.90%) User Stories
16 51 (5.77%) UML
17 49 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (5.20%) Data Modelling
18 46 (5.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 131 (14.82%) Java
2 125 (14.14%) SQL
3 72 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 55 (6.22%) C#
5 22 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 21 (2.38%) Python
7 19 (2.15%) C++
7 19 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.70%) XPath
9 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.13%) C
11 9 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.68%) Perl
12 6 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.57%) Scala
13 5 (0.57%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.45%) Ruby
15 3 (0.34%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 86 (9.73%) Degree
3 68 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.20%) ISEB
5 23 (2.60%) PMP
6 22 (2.49%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.81%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.79%) IIBA
11 7 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.68%) CBAP
12 6 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.34%) APMP
14 3 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (9.84%) QA
2 40 (4.52%) PMO
3 27 (3.05%) GDPR
4 26 (2.94%) MiFID
5 19 (2.15%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.92%) EMIR
7 9 (1.02%) WAI
8 7 (0.79%) SLA
9 4 (0.45%) PSD2
10 3 (0.34%) FINREP
10 3 (0.34%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.23%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.23%) Basel III
11 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.11%) Basel II
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) P3O
12 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.68%) Docker
3 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.79%) SCCM
3 6 (0.68%) Puppet
4 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.45%) Ansible
5 4 (0.45%) Nagios
6 3 (0.34%) Rancher
7 2 (0.23%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.11%) Opsview
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.94%) Oracle
3 36 (4.07%) SAP
4 30 (3.39%) IBM
5 25 (2.83%) HP
5 25 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.26%) hybris
7 19 (2.15%) Adobe
7 19 (2.15%) Progress
8 14 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.58%) Sybase
9 12 (1.36%) Solace
10 11 (1.24%) WSO2
11 10 (1.13%) ATG
12 9 (1.02%) Citrix
12 9 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (1.02%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.90%) Google
14 7 (0.79%) Cognos
14 7 (0.79%) Guidewire