Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 122 140
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18 +25
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 883 898 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 2.15% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.50% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 669 551
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £363 £348 £313
90th Percentile £623 £638 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
London median hourly rate £55.00 £100.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +400.00% -
England median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.00% +164.41%

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 40,206 35,902 37,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,349 25,851 26,433
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.11%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £295
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 419 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £51.80
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2018. 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 -3 177 £513 +5.13% 34
West London -6 51 £500 +3.09% 14
South London -40 27 £525 +36.36% 6
East London -11 12 £525 +7.69% 5
North London 0 9 £550 +83.33% 5
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 853 (96.60%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (40.09%) Finance
3 220 (24.92%) Project Management
4 154 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 152 (17.21%) Scrum
6 144 (16.31%) Java
7 139 (15.74%) Business Analysis
7 139 (15.74%) SDLC
8 128 (14.50%) SQL
8 128 (14.50%) JIRA
9 118 (13.36%) Banking
10 103 (11.66%) Microsoft
11 96 (10.87%) Oracle
12 88 (9.97%) Degree
13 87 (9.85%) Security Cleared
14 86 (9.74%) Web Services
15 83 (9.40%) QA
16 82 (9.29%) PRINCE2
17 81 (9.17%) TDD
17 81 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 78 (8.83%) JavaScript
19 75 (8.49%) SC Cleared
20 70 (7.93%) Test Automation
20 70 (7.93%) HTML
20 70 (7.93%) SQL Server
21 69 (7.81%) E-Commerce
22 67 (7.59%) Confluence
23 65 (7.36%) Retail
24 64 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
25 63 (7.13%) C#

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 67 (7.59%) Confluence
2 36 (4.08%) JBoss
3 34 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.04%) CMS
6 11 (1.25%) Apache
7 10 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.91%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.79%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.68%) IIS
11 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.57%) Drupal
13 4 (0.45%) SAS
14 3 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 48 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (4.87%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.23%) InDesign
8 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.45%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.45%) Primavera
6 3 (0.34%) Infor CRM
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.34%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) Lawson
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.83%) Office 365
4 21 (2.38%) SaaS
5 18 (2.04%) PaaS
6 13 (1.47%) IaaS
7 12 (1.36%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.36%) Trello
8 7 (0.79%) Veeva
9 6 (0.68%) BrowserStack
9 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.57%) Force.com
10 5 (0.57%) npm
10 5 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.45%) CloudSense
11 4 (0.45%) GitHub
12 3 (0.34%) G Suite
12 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.23%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.81%) SMS
2 12 (1.36%) FTP
3 8 (0.91%) Firewall
4 5 (0.57%) Internet
4 5 (0.57%) Intranet
4 5 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.23%) HTTP
5 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.23%) iBeacon
5 2 (0.23%) LAN
5 2 (0.23%) SAN
5 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.23%) VLAN
5 2 (0.23%) WAN
5 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.11%) DHCP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) WAAS
6 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (2.27%) MySQL
5 20 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (2.15%) Big Data
6 19 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.04%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.25%) MarkLogic
9 9 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.79%) Flink
11 6 (0.68%) Hazelcast
11 6 (0.68%) Redis
12 5 (0.57%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.57%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.45%) DataStage
13 4 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 128 (14.50%) JIRA
2 47 (5.32%) Jenkins
3 38 (4.30%) Subversion
4 36 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 34 (3.85%) Maven
6 33 (3.74%) Ant
7 31 (3.51%) JUnit
8 28 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 28 (3.17%) SoapUI
8 28 (3.17%) Zephyr
9 21 (2.38%) Mockito
10 19 (2.15%) Selenium
11 17 (1.93%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.47%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.36%) Checkstyle
14 12 (1.36%) IntelliJ
14 12 (1.36%) XMLUnit
15 11 (1.25%) HP UFT
16 10 (1.13%) TeamCity
General
1 354 (40.09%) Finance
2 118 (13.36%) Banking
3 65 (7.36%) Retail
4 42 (4.76%) Marketing
5 33 (3.74%) Front Office
6 31 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.40%) Investment Banking
8 25 (2.83%) Law
9 21 (2.38%) Back Office
10 15 (1.70%) Legal
11 13 (1.47%) Retail Banking
12 12 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 11 (1.25%) Games
13 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 10 (1.13%) Billing
14 10 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.02%) Automotive
15 9 (1.02%) Electronics
15 9 (1.02%) Publishing
16 6 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 257 (29.11%) Analyst
2 215 (24.35%) Business Analyst
3 183 (20.72%) Project Manager
4 154 (17.44%) Developer
5 50 (5.66%) Java Developer
6 43 (4.87%) Architect
7 39 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
8 38 (4.30%) Programme Manager
9 37 (4.19%) Test Analyst
10 33 (3.74%) Agile Business Analyst
11 29 (3.28%) Senior Manager
12 27 (3.06%) IT Manager
12 27 (3.06%) Test Manager
13 26 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
13 26 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.72%) Digital Project Manager
14 24 (2.72%) IT Project Manager
14 24 (2.72%) Senior Project Manager
15 22 (2.49%) C# Developer
16 21 (2.38%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.74%) Web Services
2 70 (7.93%) HTML
3 59 (6.68%) .NET
4 54 (6.12%) CSS
5 51 (5.78%) Spring
6 50 (5.66%) REST
7 46 (5.21%) SOAP
8 44 (4.98%) Hibernate
9 40 (4.53%) HTML5
10 39 (4.42%) AngularJS
11 36 (4.08%) XML
12 31 (3.51%) J2EE
13 30 (3.40%) jQuery
14 29 (3.28%) Spring MVC
15 26 (2.94%) JMS
16 23 (2.60%) WCF
17 22 (2.49%) CSS3
17 22 (2.49%) WPF
18 21 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (2.27%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.30%) Virtual Team
3 31 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (3.40%) User Experience
5 25 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 21 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.15%) Equities
10 15 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.70%) Derivative
11 10 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.13%) Fintech
11 10 (1.13%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.02%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.68%) FMCG
14 6 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.53%) Windows
2 27 (3.06%) Unix
3 25 (2.83%) Linux
4 14 (1.59%) Android
5 11 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) webOS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (96.60%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (24.92%) Project Management
3 154 (17.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (17.21%) Scrum
5 139 (15.74%) Business Analysis
5 139 (15.74%) SDLC
6 82 (9.29%) PRINCE2
7 81 (9.17%) TDD
7 81 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 70 (7.93%) Test Automation
9 69 (7.81%) E-Commerce
10 61 (6.91%) DevOps
11 60 (6.80%) CRM
11 60 (6.80%) User Stories
12 59 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (6.68%) Kanban
13 58 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (5.55%) Risk Management
14 49 (5.55%) Test Scripting
15 47 (5.32%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (16.31%) Java
2 128 (14.50%) SQL
3 78 (8.83%) JavaScript
4 63 (7.13%) C#
5 27 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 27 (3.06%) Python
6 24 (2.72%) C
7 20 (2.27%) C++
8 16 (1.81%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.47%) XPath
10 10 (1.13%) Perl
10 10 (1.13%) Scala
11 8 (0.91%) Ruby
12 7 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.79%) VBA
13 6 (0.68%) R
13 6 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.45%) PHP
14 4 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 88 (9.97%) Degree
2 87 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 75 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.21%) ISEB
5 30 (3.40%) PMI Certification
5 30 (3.40%) PMP
6 20 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.02%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.68%) CBAP
12 6 (0.68%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.57%) IIBA
14 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
16 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.40%) QA
2 30 (3.40%) PMO
3 25 (2.83%) GDPR
4 18 (2.04%) MiFID
5 17 (1.93%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.02%) EMIR
7 7 (0.79%) SLA
8 6 (0.68%) WAI
9 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.57%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.57%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.45%) GAAP
11 3 (0.34%) PSD2
11 3 (0.34%) WCAG
12 2 (0.23%) IFRS
12 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.11%) Basel III
13 1 (0.11%) COBIT
13 1 (0.11%) COREP
System Software
1 9 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.91%) Docker
3 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.68%) SCCM
3 2 (0.23%) Ansible
3 2 (0.23%) Control-M
3 2 (0.23%) Nagios
3 2 (0.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 96 (10.87%) Oracle
3 46 (5.21%) SAP
4 29 (3.28%) IBM
5 26 (2.94%) HP
5 26 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (2.49%) hybris
7 19 (2.15%) Adobe
7 19 (2.15%) Citrix
8 16 (1.81%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.70%) Sybase
10 13 (1.47%) Progress
11 12 (1.36%) ATG
12 11 (1.25%) Google
12 11 (1.25%) WSO2
13 9 (1.02%) Solace
14 7 (0.79%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.79%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.79%) Cognos
14 7 (0.79%) Hortonworks