Period
to 22 January 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 22 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 121 96
Rank change year-on-year +31 -25 +12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 58 29 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.07% 0.93% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.10% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 40
Manchester median daily rate £411 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.24% -7.10% -15.76%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £261
90th Percentile £625 £530 £555
North West median daily rate £450 £451 £440
% change year-on-year -0.28% +2.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -

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 2,316 2,645 3,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.68% 84.88% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,665 1,831
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 40 85
Manchester median hourly rate £17.76 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -6.58% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.17 £12.23 £12.29
90th Percentile £41.13 £40.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.72% -29.40% +73.68%

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 22 January 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 22 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
Bolton +5 8 £375 - 4
Stockport - 3 £730 - 1
Wigan -2 1 £240 - 3
Rochdale - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £575 -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 53 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Finance
3 16 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (24.14%) C#
4 14 (24.14%) .NET
4 14 (24.14%) QA
4 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.69%) REST
5 12 (20.69%) JIRA
5 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
5 12 (20.69%) Visual Studio
6 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.24%) Scrum
7 10 (17.24%) User Stories
8 9 (15.52%) XML
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 8 (13.79%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
9 8 (13.79%) Web Services
9 8 (13.79%) Migration
9 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.79%) Data Protection
9 8 (13.79%) LINQ
9 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (12.07%) Kanban
10 7 (12.07%) CMS
10 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
10 7 (12.07%) Business Analysis
10 7 (12.07%) Oracle
11 6 (10.34%) ADO.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 7 (12.07%) CMS
2 6 (10.34%) Confluence
3 2 (3.45%) Drupal
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) GitHub
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Boomi
3 2 (3.45%) IaaS
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (3.45%) iPaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Slack
3 2 (3.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) JIRA
1 12 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.62%) Bitbucket
2 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) JMeter
2 5 (8.62%) Selenium
3 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (6.90%) Gatling
3 4 (6.90%) ReSharper
3 4 (6.90%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.17%) MSI
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.17%) Toad
4 3 (5.17%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Law
4 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Architect
4 9 (15.52%) Project Manager
4 9 (15.52%) Tester
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Manager
6 6 (10.34%) QA Tester
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Developer
8 3 (5.17%) HR Manager
9 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.45%) PeopleSoft Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) REST
3 9 (15.52%) XML
4 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.79%) LINQ
4 8 (13.79%) Web Services
5 6 (10.34%) ADO.NET
5 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (10.34%) JSON
5 6 (10.34%) WCF
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.62%) Middleware
7 4 (6.90%) XML Schema
7 4 (6.90%) XSLT
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
1 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (91.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.24%) Scrum
4 10 (17.24%) User Stories
5 9 (15.52%) ITIL
6 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 8 (13.79%) Migration
6 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Business Analysis
7 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
7 7 (12.07%) Kanban
8 6 (10.34%) Asset Management
8 6 (10.34%) Change Control
8 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.34%) MVC
8 6 (10.34%) Service Management
8 6 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) C#
2 4 (6.90%) XPath
3 3 (5.17%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) Python
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 2 (3.45%) Blue Prism
5 2 (3.45%) Capita
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Informatica
5 2 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.45%) SnapLogic