Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 109 88
Rank change year-on-year +23 -21 +17
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 71 33 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.37% 1.16% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 48
Manchester median daily rate £375 £284 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.04% -25.36% -13.03%
10th Percentile £275 £202 £265
90th Percentile £558 £485 £530
North West median daily rate £423 £445 £433
% change year-on-year -5.06% +2.89% +7.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% -

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 2,568 2,359 3,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.60% 83.18% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,687 1,466 1,856
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 44 68
Manchester median hourly rate £19.31 £21.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% +11.05% +35.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £12.68
90th Percentile £41.80 £44.63 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.00% +7.69% +47.73%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +2 5 £375 +15.38%
Wigan - 3 £240 -
Stockport - 2 £425 -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 68 (95.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) JIRA
3 25 (35.21%) Test Automation
4 22 (30.99%) REST
4 22 (30.99%) .NET
5 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
5 21 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (26.76%) C#
6 19 (26.76%) Confluence
7 16 (22.54%) QA
7 16 (22.54%) Visual Studio
7 16 (22.54%) Scrum
8 15 (21.13%) Finance
8 15 (21.13%) XML
8 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
8 15 (21.13%) User Stories
9 14 (19.72%) Kanban
9 14 (19.72%) JMeter
9 14 (19.72%) TDD
10 13 (18.31%) MVC
10 13 (18.31%) Web Services
10 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET
10 13 (18.31%) LINQ
11 12 (16.90%) Selenium
11 12 (16.90%) WCF
11 12 (16.90%) BDD
11 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (16.90%) ADO.NET
11 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
11 12 (16.90%) JSON

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 19 (26.76%) Confluence
2 4 (5.63%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) GitHub
2 7 (9.86%) SaaS
3 4 (5.63%) Slack
4 3 (4.23%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.82%) Boomi
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (2.82%) iPaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.41%) NuGet
6 1 (1.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.04%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.82%) Riak
4 1 (1.41%) DB2
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (43.66%) JIRA
2 16 (22.54%) Visual Studio
3 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
4 14 (19.72%) JMeter
5 12 (16.90%) Selenium
6 11 (15.49%) Bitbucket
7 10 (14.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (14.08%) Gatling
7 10 (14.08%) SonarQube
8 5 (7.04%) eggPlant
8 5 (7.04%) ReSharper
9 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.23%) Burp Suite
10 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.23%) MSI
10 3 (4.23%) WinDbg
11 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Legal
3 8 (11.27%) Law
4 6 (8.45%) Games
5 5 (7.04%) Back Office
6 3 (4.23%) Banking
7 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) Business Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.49%) Tester
4 9 (12.68%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Software Project Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.63%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Contracts Manager
10 2 (2.82%) PMO Manager
10 2 (2.82%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.82%) Software Development Manager
10 2 (2.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
1 22 (30.99%) REST
2 15 (21.13%) XML
3 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET
3 13 (18.31%) LINQ
3 13 (18.31%) Web Services
4 12 (16.90%) ADO.NET
4 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (16.90%) JSON
4 12 (16.90%) WCF
5 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
6 8 (11.27%) XML Schema
6 8 (11.27%) XSLT
7 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (7.04%) Middleware
8 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
8 4 (5.63%) HTML
8 4 (5.63%) HTML5
8 4 (5.63%) jQuery
8 4 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Data Structures
2 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.41%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
1 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
1 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (95.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Test Automation
3 21 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.54%) Scrum
5 15 (21.13%) User Stories
6 14 (19.72%) Kanban
6 14 (19.72%) TDD
7 13 (18.31%) MVC
8 12 (16.90%) BDD
8 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
9 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (14.08%) Data Analysis
10 10 (14.08%) Migration
10 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Asset Management
11 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
11 9 (12.68%) Data Modelling
11 9 (12.68%) Pair Programming
11 9 (12.68%) Refactoring
12 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) C#
2 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.27%) XPath
4 5 (7.04%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 3 (4.23%) Erlang
6 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.23%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
1 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) WCAG
3 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.23%) Nessus
3 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (4.23%) Capita
4 3 (4.23%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) Informatica
5 2 (2.82%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.82%) Okta
5 2 (2.82%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.82%) SnapLogic
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.41%) Ivanti