Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 July 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +23
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 60 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.85% 1.29% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.59% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 41
Manchester median daily rate £383 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% -17.72% -4.24%
10th Percentile £318 £204 £300
90th Percentile £451 £503 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £435
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,754 2,271 3,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.03% 81.49% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,789 1,391 1,844
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 63 54
Manchester median hourly rate £22.38 £19.50 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +24.68% +0.90%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.34
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.75 £43.95
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Manchester

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Manchester

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Manchester

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in Manchester

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Wigan - 3 £240 -
Bolton +1 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £375 -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 58 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) JIRA
3 19 (31.67%) .NET
3 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
4 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (25.00%) Confluence
6 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.00%) User Stories
7 12 (20.00%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (18.33%) TDD
8 11 (18.33%) Project Management
8 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
8 11 (18.33%) BDD
8 11 (18.33%) REST
9 10 (16.67%) JMeter
9 10 (16.67%) C#
10 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
10 9 (15.00%) Atlassian
10 9 (15.00%) Erlang
10 9 (15.00%) SQL
10 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Kanban
11 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (13.33%) Finance
11 8 (13.33%) Change Management
12 7 (11.67%) MVC
12 7 (11.67%) Web Services
12 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 15 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) GitHub
2 5 (8.33%) SaaS
3 4 (6.67%) Slack
4 3 (5.00%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.67%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Riak
3 1 (1.67%) DB2
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) JIRA
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.67%) JMeter
4 7 (11.67%) Selenium
4 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 6 (10.00%) Gatling
5 6 (10.00%) SonarQube
6 5 (8.33%) eggPlant
6 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.67%) Burp Suite
7 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Games
2 6 (10.00%) Legal
3 5 (8.33%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
1 19 (31.67%) Project Manager
2 14 (23.33%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Development Project Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Software Development Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) .NET Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (5.00%) CRM Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.67%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) REST
3 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.67%) LINQ
3 7 (11.67%) Web Services
4 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.00%) ADO.NET
4 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (10.00%) JSON
4 6 (10.00%) WCF
4 6 (10.00%) XML
5 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.67%) HTML
5 4 (6.67%) HTML5
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (6.67%) XML Schema
5 4 (6.67%) XSLT
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (20.00%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) User Stories
5 11 (18.33%) BDD
5 11 (18.33%) Project Management
5 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.33%) TDD
6 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Change Management
7 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.33%) Kanban
8 7 (11.67%) MVC
8 7 (11.67%) Software Delivery
8 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 6 (10.00%) Refactoring
9 6 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) C#
2 9 (15.00%) Erlang
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) XPath
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) VB
5 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.33%) VB6
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) WCAG
3 2 (3.33%) PMO
4 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Capita
3 2 (3.33%) Citrix
3 2 (3.33%) Ivanti
3 2 (3.33%) Pega
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle