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 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 142 134
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 412 379 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.11% 1.70% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.00% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 289 275
Median daily rate £475 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London -6 59 £515 +8.42% 23
Croydon +19 12 £425 +11.84%
Bromley - 4 £675 -
Orpington - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £375 -
Hackney - 2 £325 -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £850 +123.68%
Hammersmith -2 1 £400 -30.43%
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Waterfall
England

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 London region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 801 (94.57%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (33.65%) Finance
3 212 (25.03%) Project Management
4 175 (20.66%) Scrum
5 160 (18.89%) SQL
6 150 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 147 (17.36%) SDLC
8 123 (14.52%) PRINCE2
9 118 (13.93%) Banking
10 113 (13.34%) Business Analysis
11 111 (13.11%) Microsoft
12 106 (12.51%) Oracle
13 93 (10.98%) JIRA
14 92 (10.86%) Retail
15 89 (10.51%) Security Cleared
16 88 (10.39%) SQL Server
16 88 (10.39%) MS Excel
17 84 (9.92%) .NET
17 84 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
18 82 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
19 79 (9.33%) Java
20 77 (9.09%) TDD
21 73 (8.62%) CRM
22 67 (7.91%) E-Commerce
23 65 (7.67%) JavaScript
24 64 (7.56%) C#
24 64 (7.56%) Web Services
25 63 (7.44%) HTML
26 61 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
26 61 (7.20%) Degree

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 51 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
3 34 (4.01%) Confluence
4 30 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 27 (3.19%) CMS
6 24 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (2.36%) Skype for Business
8 18 (2.13%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.77%) JBoss
10 12 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.30%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.94%) GlassFish
12 8 (0.94%) IIS
13 7 (0.83%) Drupal
14 6 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.59%) Apache
15 5 (0.59%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 5 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.38%) MS Project
3 45 (5.31%) MS Office
4 28 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 27 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 7 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.47%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.35%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.24%) Magento
9 2 (0.24%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.42%) Office 365
4 21 (2.48%) PaaS
5 17 (2.01%) Yammer
6 15 (1.77%) IaaS
7 13 (1.53%) SaaS
8 10 (1.18%) Data Lake Analytics
9 6 (0.71%) GitHub
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle CX
10 4 (0.47%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.47%) Force.com
10 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.24%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.94%) Internet
2 7 (0.83%) HTTPS
2 7 (0.83%) SSL
3 6 (0.71%) HTTP
3 6 (0.71%) IPsec
3 6 (0.71%) VPN
3 6 (0.71%) X.509
4 5 (0.59%) Firewall
5 3 (0.35%) Skype
6 2 (0.24%) FTP
6 2 (0.24%) SWIFTNet
6 2 (0.24%) WAN
6 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) LAN
7 1 (0.12%) LDAP
7 1 (0.12%) Network Security
7 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (2.95%) Big Data
6 22 (2.60%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.89%) QlikView
10 16 (1.89%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.42%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.42%) Power BI
13 11 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 93 (10.98%) JIRA
2 36 (4.25%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.78%) Subversion
5 26 (3.07%) Selenium
6 19 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.30%) HP UFT
8 11 (1.30%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.18%) Hudson
9 10 (1.18%) Maven
10 8 (0.94%) NUnit
10 8 (0.94%) TestRail
11 7 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.71%) JUnit
12 6 (0.71%) Protractor
12 6 (0.71%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 285 (33.65%) Finance
2 118 (13.93%) Banking
3 92 (10.86%) Retail
4 33 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.31%) Back Office
5 28 (3.31%) Marketing
6 19 (2.24%) Law
6 19 (2.24%) Legal
7 17 (2.01%) Front Office
7 17 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.89%) Advertising
9 12 (1.42%) Publishing
10 11 (1.30%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.06%) Games
12 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.71%) Electronics
14 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.59%) International Banking
15 4 (0.47%) Billing
16 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (23.49%) Project Manager
2 191 (22.55%) Analyst
3 142 (16.77%) Business Analyst
4 125 (14.76%) Developer
5 83 (9.80%) Architect
6 42 (4.96%) Consultant
7 32 (3.78%) Technical Architect
8 29 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
8 29 (3.42%) Senior Developer
9 26 (3.07%) Digital Analyst
10 25 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
10 25 (2.95%) Tester
11 24 (2.83%) Programme Manager
12 23 (2.72%) Digital Project Manager
12 23 (2.72%) Senior Manager
12 23 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.60%) Agile Project Manager
13 22 (2.60%) Digital Business Analyst
13 22 (2.60%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.48%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.92%) .NET
2 64 (7.56%) Web Services
3 63 (7.44%) HTML
4 49 (5.79%) CSS
5 37 (4.37%) XML
6 30 (3.54%) SOAP
7 28 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 26 (3.07%) J2EE
9 23 (2.72%) Spring
10 20 (2.36%) REST
11 19 (2.24%) COM
11 19 (2.24%) Middleware
12 18 (2.13%) RESTful
13 17 (2.01%) ASP.NET
14 16 (1.89%) HTML5
14 16 (1.89%) jQuery
15 13 (1.53%) Velocity
16 12 (1.42%) JSP
16 12 (1.42%) Struts
17 11 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.37%) User Experience
3 23 (2.72%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.01%) Derivative
7 15 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.53%) SWIFT
9 13 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.42%) Fintech
10 12 (1.42%) Social Media
11 10 (1.18%) Equities
12 7 (0.83%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.71%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.71%) iPad
13 6 (0.71%) PMI
14 5 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 53 (6.26%) Windows
2 46 (5.43%) Unix
3 31 (3.66%) Linux
4 12 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.71%) Android
6 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.35%) Solaris
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (94.57%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (25.03%) Project Management
3 175 (20.66%) Scrum
4 150 (17.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 147 (17.36%) SDLC
6 123 (14.52%) PRINCE2
7 113 (13.34%) Business Analysis
8 82 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 77 (9.09%) TDD
10 73 (8.62%) CRM
11 67 (7.91%) E-Commerce
12 61 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (7.08%) DevOps
14 57 (6.73%) User Stories
15 55 (6.49%) Migration
16 53 (6.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 50 (5.90%) Use Case
18 45 (5.31%) Data Modelling
19 44 (5.19%) Change Management
20 41 (4.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 160 (18.89%) SQL
2 79 (9.33%) Java
3 65 (7.67%) JavaScript
4 64 (7.56%) C#
5 28 (3.31%) Shell Script
6 24 (2.83%) Python
6 24 (2.83%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.72%) C
8 20 (2.36%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.30%) C++
10 8 (0.94%) Scala
11 7 (0.83%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.59%) Ruby
13 4 (0.47%) Perl
14 3 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.35%) VB
15 2 (0.24%) Groovy
15 2 (0.24%) PHP
15 2 (0.24%) VB6
15 2 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.20%) Degree
3 59 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 42 (4.96%) PMP
5 32 (3.78%) PMI Certification
6 26 (3.07%) ISEB
7 19 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.83%) CISSP
13 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.59%) MAPM
15 4 (0.47%) APMP
16 3 (0.35%) CISA
16 3 (0.35%) GIAC
16 3 (0.35%) SANS
17 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.02%) QA
2 32 (3.78%) PMO
3 20 (2.36%) MiFID
4 12 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.42%) SLA
5 10 (1.18%) EMIR
5 10 (1.18%) WCAG
6 9 (1.06%) SEPA
6 9 (1.06%) WAI
7 7 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.59%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.47%) COBIT
9 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.35%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.24%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.24%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.12%) GDPR
12 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.53%) Docker
3 10 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.83%) Rancher
3 5 (0.59%) SCCM
4 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.47%) Puppet
5 3 (0.35%) Ansible
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.12%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 106 (12.51%) Oracle
3 61 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
4 58 (6.85%) SAP
5 22 (2.60%) IBM
6 19 (2.24%) HP
6 19 (2.24%) Tableau
7 17 (2.01%) Infor
8 14 (1.65%) hybris
9 12 (1.42%) Cloudera
9 12 (1.42%) VMware
10 9 (1.06%) Informatica
10 9 (1.06%) Pega
10 9 (1.06%) Sybase
11 8 (0.94%) Charles River
12 7 (0.83%) Adobe
12 7 (0.83%) Citrix
12 7 (0.83%) Google
12 7 (0.83%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.83%) Splunk
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Rate: £9999999 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day +
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days 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
London
Talent Analytix
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day Up to £700.00 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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