Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 135 129
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 +28
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 858 880 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.98% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.26% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 647 707
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £329
90th Percentile £669 £638 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
London median hourly rate £14.00 - £100.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -45.45% +7.32% +36.67%

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 40,159 38,926 39,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.60% 87.76% 86.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,051 28,032 28,239
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 386 381
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.17% +8.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.46 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 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
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 21 September 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 -23 186 £523 +10.00% 54
South London -22 41 £483 +7.22% 4
West London -21 39 £575 +17.95% 13
East London +5 20 £425 -5.56% 2
North London +6 10 £450 -26.83% 2
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 834 (97.20%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (36.13%) Finance
3 176 (20.51%) Project Management
4 175 (20.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 158 (18.41%) Scrum
6 132 (15.38%) SDLC
7 127 (14.80%) SQL
8 116 (13.52%) Banking
9 109 (12.70%) JIRA
10 104 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 102 (11.89%) Java
12 96 (11.19%) Degree
13 95 (11.07%) DevOps
14 94 (10.96%) Business Analysis
15 91 (10.61%) PRINCE2
16 84 (9.79%) Migration
17 81 (9.44%) Retail
18 80 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
20 72 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
21 70 (8.16%) TDD
21 70 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
22 67 (7.81%) Test Automation
23 66 (7.69%) QA
24 65 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
25 63 (7.34%) User Experience
26 60 (6.99%) Kanban
27 59 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
27 59 (6.88%) ETL
28 58 (6.76%) Risk Management

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 45 (5.24%) Confluence
2 21 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.98%) Apache
4 13 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.52%) CMS
4 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.70%) IIS
6 6 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.47%) Drupal
8 4 (0.47%) Mule
9 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.35%) JBoss
9 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.23%) Appian
10 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.23%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) OpenCms
Applications
1 46 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.01%) MS Visio
3 31 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.35%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.35%) Magento
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 72 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.85%) IaaS
4 31 (3.61%) SaaS
5 30 (3.50%) PaaS
6 18 (2.10%) GitHub
7 17 (1.98%) Office 365
8 9 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.82%) Heroku
11 6 (0.70%) Basecamp
11 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.58%) Datadog
12 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.21%) Firewall
2 17 (1.98%) SMS
3 9 (1.05%) DNS
3 9 (1.05%) Internet
4 7 (0.82%) HTTP
5 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.35%) Intranet
6 3 (0.35%) VLAN
7 2 (0.23%) WAN
7 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.23%) X.509
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) LAN
8 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.12%) SNMP
8 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.12%) VoIP
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.38%) Big Data
4 28 (3.26%) Hadoop
5 22 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.33%) Power BI
7 20 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.86%) MySQL
9 15 (1.75%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.52%) HBase
11 12 (1.40%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.40%) Data Lake
12 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.93%) Presto
15 7 (0.82%) Impala
Development Applications
1 109 (12.70%) JIRA
2 54 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 31 (3.61%) JUnit
4 31 (3.61%) Selenium
5 24 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 21 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (2.10%) Subversion
9 17 (1.98%) Maven
10 15 (1.75%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.52%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.40%) SoapUI
13 10 (1.17%) GitLab
13 10 (1.17%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.05%) Android Studio
15 8 (0.93%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.93%) Gradle
15 8 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
15 8 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 310 (36.13%) Finance
2 116 (13.52%) Banking
3 81 (9.44%) Retail
4 29 (3.38%) Marketing
5 25 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.80%) Law
7 20 (2.33%) Publishing
8 19 (2.21%) Back Office
8 19 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.86%) Legal
10 14 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.52%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.52%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.40%) Front Office
13 11 (1.28%) Advertising
14 9 (1.05%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.82%) French Language
16 6 (0.70%) Electronics
17 5 (0.58%) Games
17 5 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 189 (22.03%) Project Manager
2 184 (21.45%) Analyst
3 147 (17.13%) Business Analyst
4 127 (14.80%) Developer
5 88 (10.26%) Architect
6 37 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
7 36 (4.20%) IT Manager
8 33 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
8 33 (3.85%) Test Manager
9 26 (3.03%) Senior Manager
10 24 (2.80%) C# Developer
10 24 (2.80%) Financial Analyst
11 23 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (2.56%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 22 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
12 22 (2.56%) SQL Developer
13 21 (2.45%) Agile Project Manager
13 21 (2.45%) Scrum Master
14 20 (2.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.64%) .NET
2 49 (5.71%) Web Services
3 38 (4.43%) HTML
4 36 (4.20%) CSS
5 34 (3.96%) RESTful
6 31 (3.61%) J2EE
6 31 (3.61%) REST
7 30 (3.50%) Spring
8 28 (3.26%) XML
9 24 (2.80%) WPF
10 23 (2.68%) HTML5
11 21 (2.45%) WCF
12 20 (2.33%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.33%) SOAP
13 17 (1.98%) JSON
14 16 (1.86%) Task Parallel Library
15 14 (1.63%) Kafka
15 14 (1.63%) Spring Boot
16 12 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
16 12 (1.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.34%) User Experience
3 36 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.98%) Reinsurance
7 17 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
10 13 (1.52%) PMI
11 11 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.28%) PKI
12 9 (1.05%) Equities
12 9 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.82%) FMCG
15 6 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.66%) Linux
2 31 (3.61%) Windows
3 24 (2.80%) Unix
4 14 (1.63%) Android
5 12 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.28%) CentOS
7 8 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.58%) Solaris
8 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.23%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) VME
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (97.20%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (20.51%) Project Management
3 175 (20.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 158 (18.41%) Scrum
5 132 (15.38%) SDLC
6 95 (11.07%) DevOps
7 94 (10.96%) Business Analysis
8 91 (10.61%) PRINCE2
9 84 (9.79%) Migration
10 80 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
11 70 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (8.16%) TDD
12 67 (7.81%) Test Automation
13 65 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 60 (6.99%) Kanban
15 59 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (6.88%) ETL
16 58 (6.76%) Risk Management
17 56 (6.53%) User Stories
18 54 (6.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 127 (14.80%) SQL
2 102 (11.89%) Java
3 55 (6.41%) C#
4 53 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.38%) Python
6 20 (2.33%) C
7 15 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.63%) Perl
8 14 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.63%) VBA
9 12 (1.40%) C++
9 12 (1.40%) Scala
9 12 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.28%) Kotlin
11 8 (0.93%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.58%) Natural
12 5 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.47%) Go
14 3 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 96 (11.19%) Degree
2 53 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.96%) ISEB
5 25 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.80%) PMI Certification
7 21 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (1.63%) PMP
10 9 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.82%) CBAP
11 7 (0.82%) CISSP
11 7 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.70%) CISM
12 6 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.58%) ACCA
13 5 (0.58%) CIMA
13 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.69%) QA
2 36 (4.20%) PMO
3 17 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.98%) GDPR
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.82%) SLA
5 6 (0.70%) WCAG
6 4 (0.47%) MiFID
6 4 (0.47%) PSD2
7 3 (0.35%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.35%) HL7
8 2 (0.23%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 25 (2.91%) Docker
2 14 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 30 (3.50%) Ansible
2 20 (2.33%) Puppet
3 15 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.52%) Terraform
5 12 (1.40%) Kibana
6 11 (1.28%) logstash
7 10 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.82%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.58%) Nagios
11 3 (0.35%) Consul
11 3 (0.35%) SCCM
12 2 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.12%) Control-M
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.12%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 104 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.18%) Oracle
3 46 (5.36%) SAP
4 36 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (2.56%) IBM
6 20 (2.33%) Google
7 16 (1.86%) HP
7 16 (1.86%) Informatica
8 15 (1.75%) Splunk
9 14 (1.63%) Black Duck
9 14 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.63%) Tableau
10 13 (1.52%) Citrix
11 12 (1.40%) hybris
11 12 (1.40%) Progress
12 9 (1.05%) Micro Focus
12 9 (1.05%) Talend
13 8 (0.93%) AppDynamics
13 8 (0.93%) CA
13 8 (0.93%) Nintex