Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 138 141
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 913 773 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.03% 1.94% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.24% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 571 611
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £439
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.56% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
London median hourly rate £14.00 - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £45.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -46.96% -9.50% +50.51%

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 39,238 34,521 37,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.75% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,406 24,772 27,306
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 378 364
London median hourly rate £24.09 £24.82 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.92% +18.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £52.50 £50.22
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -4 209 £525 +10.53% 39
South London -41 41 £531 +25.00% 3
West London -15 37 £525 +22.09% 10
East London +7 26 £425 -34.62% 4
North London +8 9 £463 +15.63%
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 883 (96.71%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (42.17%) Finance
3 227 (24.86%) Project Management
4 205 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 177 (19.39%) Scrum
6 137 (15.01%) Business Analysis
7 132 (14.46%) SDLC
8 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
9 123 (13.47%) Banking
10 121 (13.25%) SQL
11 111 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 107 (11.72%) Degree
13 97 (10.62%) TDD
14 92 (10.08%) PRINCE2
15 91 (9.97%) JIRA
16 90 (9.86%) Java
17 85 (9.31%) .NET
17 85 (9.31%) DevOps
18 84 (9.20%) SQL Server
19 83 (9.09%) Security Cleared
20 82 (8.98%) Oracle
20 82 (8.98%) Migration
21 81 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
22 79 (8.65%) C#
23 77 (8.43%) JavaScript
24 76 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
25 74 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
25 74 (8.11%) SC Cleared
26 73 (8.00%) Kanban
26 73 (8.00%) QA

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 37 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.96%) Confluence
3 18 (1.97%) CMS
4 14 (1.53%) JBoss
4 14 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.99%) Apache
7 8 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.66%) IIS
9 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.55%) Drupal
10 4 (0.44%) SAS
11 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.22%) Documentum
12 2 (0.22%) OpenCms
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 64 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (6.02%) MS Visio
3 35 (3.83%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.88%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.55%) Infor CRM
4 5 (0.55%) Magento
5 4 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.33%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) FastStats
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.22%) Unica
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.38%) SaaS
4 37 (4.05%) IaaS
5 30 (3.29%) PaaS
6 26 (2.85%) Office 365
7 15 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.53%) GitHub
9 7 (0.77%) Heroku
10 5 (0.55%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.55%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.44%) Akamai
11 4 (0.44%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.44%) Force.com
11 4 (0.44%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.44%) NuGet
11 4 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.33%) npm
12 3 (0.33%) Trello
13 2 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.85%) SMS
2 25 (2.74%) Firewall
3 11 (1.20%) Internet
4 9 (0.99%) Intranet
4 9 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (0.66%) HTTP
6 5 (0.55%) VLAN
7 4 (0.44%) Broadband
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
8 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.33%) LAN
8 3 (0.33%) WAN
9 2 (0.22%) X.509
10 1 (0.11%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.11%) Skype
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.11%) VoIP
10 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 40 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 39 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (3.18%) Big Data
6 26 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 22 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.19%) MySQL
9 19 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.08%) Power BI
10 18 (1.97%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.20%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.99%) Redis
13 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.88%) Hazelcast
15 5 (0.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 91 (9.97%) JIRA
2 40 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.07%) JUnit
5 26 (2.85%) Subversion
6 22 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.86%) Selenium
7 17 (1.86%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.42%) Mockito
9 12 (1.31%) Maven
10 10 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.99%) Android Studio
11 9 (0.99%) Ant
11 9 (0.99%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.99%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.88%) Zephyr
13 7 (0.77%) git-flow
13 7 (0.77%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 385 (42.17%) Finance
2 123 (13.47%) Banking
3 57 (6.24%) Retail
4 44 (4.82%) Law
5 28 (3.07%) Legal
6 27 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.85%) Back Office
8 25 (2.74%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.97%) Front Office
10 16 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.64%) Marketing
12 10 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.99%) French Language
14 8 (0.88%) Advertising
14 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.88%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.55%) Games
15 5 (0.55%) Publishing
16 4 (0.44%) German Language
17 3 (0.33%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 239 (26.18%) Analyst
2 185 (20.26%) Project Manager
3 182 (19.93%) Business Analyst
4 166 (18.18%) Developer
5 81 (8.87%) Architect
6 41 (4.49%) C# Developer
7 39 (4.27%) WPF Developer
8 34 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
9 31 (3.40%) C# WPF Developer
10 30 (3.29%) Financial Analyst
10 30 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (3.18%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (3.07%) IT Manager
12 28 (3.07%) Test Analyst
13 27 (2.96%) Senior Developer
14 25 (2.74%) Finance Business Analyst
15 24 (2.63%) Senior Manager
16 23 (2.52%) Senior Project Manager
17 22 (2.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.31%) .NET
2 54 (5.91%) HTML
3 50 (5.48%) CSS
3 50 (5.48%) Web Services
4 44 (4.82%) Spring
5 42 (4.60%) WPF
6 40 (4.38%) WCF
7 35 (3.83%) REST
8 34 (3.72%) AngularJS
8 34 (3.72%) XML
9 33 (3.61%) HTML5
9 33 (3.61%) J2EE
9 33 (3.61%) Task Parallel Library
10 27 (2.96%) RESTful
10 27 (2.96%) SOAP
11 22 (2.41%) JSON
12 18 (1.97%) jQuery
13 14 (1.53%) Hibernate
14 13 (1.42%) Node.js
15 11 (1.20%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.78%) User Experience
3 43 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.07%) Reinsurance
6 27 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.74%) Virtual Team
8 21 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.19%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.53%) PMI
12 12 (1.31%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
14 10 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 10 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.99%) Fintech
16 8 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.07%) Windows
2 23 (2.52%) Linux
3 13 (1.42%) Android
3 13 (1.42%) Unix
4 10 (1.10%) Mac OS
4 10 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.33%) CentOS
7 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Solaris
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) VMS
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (96.71%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (24.86%) Project Management
3 205 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 177 (19.39%) Scrum
5 137 (15.01%) Business Analysis
6 132 (14.46%) SDLC
7 97 (10.62%) TDD
8 92 (10.08%) PRINCE2
9 85 (9.31%) DevOps
10 82 (8.98%) Migration
11 81 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 76 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (8.00%) Kanban
14 70 (7.67%) ITIL
15 64 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
16 63 (6.90%) Risk Management
17 61 (6.68%) E-Commerce
17 61 (6.68%) UML
18 60 (6.57%) User Stories
19 58 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 121 (13.25%) SQL
2 90 (9.86%) Java
3 79 (8.65%) C#
4 77 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.93%) C
6 30 (3.29%) VBA
7 13 (1.42%) Apple Swift
7 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.31%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.31%) Python
8 12 (1.31%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.20%) Kotlin
10 10 (1.10%) C++
10 10 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.99%) Perl
11 9 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.77%) PHP
12 7 (0.77%) Scala
13 6 (0.66%) Ruby
14 5 (0.55%) Natural
Qualifications
1 107 (11.72%) Degree
2 83 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 74 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 45 (4.93%) ISEB
5 29 (3.18%) PMI Certification
6 22 (2.41%) PMP
7 20 (2.19%) ISTQB
8 18 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (1.31%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.10%) CBAP
13 9 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.66%) CISM
14 6 (0.66%) CISSP
14 6 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.55%) IIBA
15 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.00%) QA
2 32 (3.50%) PMO
3 23 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.86%) GDPR
5 11 (1.20%) SLA
6 5 (0.55%) WCAG
7 4 (0.44%) GAAP
7 4 (0.44%) IFRS
7 4 (0.44%) PSD2
8 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.33%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.33%) MiFID
8 3 (0.33%) SEPA
8 3 (0.33%) TARGET2
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) WAI
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.19%) Docker
3 6 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (1.31%) HP ALM
1 12 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.88%) SCCM
3 7 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.33%) Kibana
5 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Terraform
6 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.98%) Oracle
3 56 (6.13%) SAP
4 41 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.85%) Citrix
6 22 (2.41%) IBM
7 20 (2.19%) HP
8 19 (2.08%) hybris
9 16 (1.75%) Informatica
9 16 (1.75%) Tableau
10 15 (1.64%) Progress
11 10 (1.10%) Talend
12 9 (0.99%) Adobe
12 9 (0.99%) Google
13 8 (0.88%) Nintex
14 7 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.77%) Marketo
15 6 (0.66%) Apple
15 6 (0.66%) Charles River
16 5 (0.55%) Software AG