Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 49 57
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 -29
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 7 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.57% 2.60% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 3.12% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Merseyside median daily rate £600 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +37.50% -19.40%
North West median daily rate £388 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -13.89% - +11.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 371 481 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 83.18% 83.51% 82.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 308 323
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +5.14%
10th Percentile £208 £274 £220
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £13.00 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% -30.85% -37.73%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.45 £10.70
90th Percentile £22.94 £20.05 £24.16
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.63%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Merseyside

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Merseyside

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 24 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
Liverpool +4 5 £600 - 2
Wirral - 2 - -
Waterfall
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Architect
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning Expert
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tuning Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Business Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com