Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 November 2017 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 > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 62 44
Rank change year-on-year -29 -18 +62
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 180 308 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.19% 3.15% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 3.82% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 191 162
Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £271 £310 £300
90th Percentile £533 £538 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - £47.50
10th Percentile £41.75 - £46.25
90th Percentile £45.25 - £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.50 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year +1.00% +48.33% -40.93%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the Midlands

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
West Midlands -28 116 £400 -5.88% 16
East Midlands -15 63 £400 +2.56% 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 172 (95.56%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.67%) Finance
3 47 (26.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (18.33%) Business Analysis
5 29 (16.11%) Scrum
5 29 (16.11%) Project Management
6 28 (15.56%) SDLC
7 25 (13.89%) JIRA
8 24 (13.33%) SQL
8 24 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 20 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 19 (10.56%) User Stories
11 18 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 17 (9.44%) Java
12 17 (9.44%) Retail
13 16 (8.89%) QA
13 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
14 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
14 14 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (7.22%) Use Case
15 13 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
15 13 (7.22%) Migration
15 13 (7.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (6.67%) DevOps
16 12 (6.67%) .NET
16 12 (6.67%) MS Visio
16 12 (6.67%) CRM

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 6 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.78%) Documentum
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 10 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.11%) Actimize
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) iTrent
4 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.67%) IaaS
3 3 (1.67%) PaaS
3 3 (1.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.11%) GitHub
4 2 (1.11%) Office 365
4 2 (1.11%) Route 53
5 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) SMS
2 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (13.89%) JIRA
2 7 (3.89%) Selenium
3 6 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
3 6 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.22%) Gradle
6 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.67%) GoCD
7 2 (1.11%) Ant
7 2 (1.11%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.11%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.11%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.11%) JUnit
7 2 (1.11%) NuGet
7 2 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (31.67%) Finance
2 17 (9.44%) Retail
3 11 (6.11%) Banking
4 8 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.78%) Automotive
6 4 (2.22%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.11%) Electronics
8 2 (1.11%) Marketing
8 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (40.56%) Analyst
2 57 (31.67%) Business Analyst
3 27 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 18 (10.00%) Developer
5 13 (7.22%) Architect
5 13 (7.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Digital Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.89%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.89%) Support Officer
8 7 (3.89%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (3.33%) Project Officer
9 6 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (3.33%) QA Analyst
10 5 (2.78%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.22%) Data Architect
11 4 (2.22%) Process Analyst
11 4 (2.22%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) .NET
2 9 (5.00%) HTML
2 9 (5.00%) SOAP
3 7 (3.89%) Spring
3 7 (3.89%) Web Services
4 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.33%) J2EE
4 6 (3.33%) Middleware
5 5 (2.78%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.78%) REST
6 4 (2.22%) Ajax
6 4 (2.22%) jQuery
6 4 (2.22%) JSON
6 4 (2.22%) WCF
6 4 (2.22%) XML
7 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.67%) JPA
8 2 (1.11%) HTML5
8 2 (1.11%) ICEfaces
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.78%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.22%) e-Learning
3 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.11%) DataPower
5 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) PMI
6 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.78%) Windows
2 3 (1.67%) Unix
3 2 (1.11%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (95.56%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (18.33%) Business Analysis
4 29 (16.11%) Project Management
4 29 (16.11%) Scrum
5 28 (15.56%) SDLC
6 20 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 19 (10.56%) User Stories
8 18 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 16 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
10 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.22%) Migration
11 13 (7.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 13 (7.22%) Use Case
12 12 (6.67%) CRM
12 12 (6.67%) DevOps
13 11 (6.11%) ERP
13 11 (6.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.33%) SQL
2 17 (9.44%) Java
3 10 (5.56%) C#
4 7 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.11%) ABAP
5 2 (1.11%) COBOL
5 2 (1.11%) Korn
5 2 (1.11%) Perl
5 2 (1.11%) Python
5 2 (1.11%) Ruby
5 2 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (3.89%) Degree
2 5 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.22%) ISEB
3 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.67%) APMP
4 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) IIBA
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) QA
2 11 (6.11%) PMO
3 5 (2.78%) GDPR
4 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) Ansible
1 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.11%) Puppet
1 2 (1.11%) Terraform
2 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.11%) Oracle
3 8 (4.44%) Google
4 5 (2.78%) SAP
5 3 (1.67%) HP
5 3 (1.67%) OpenText
6 2 (1.11%) Adobe
6 2 (1.11%) Capita
6 2 (1.11%) CollabNet
6 2 (1.11%) Pega
6 2 (1.11%) Serena
7 1 (0.56%) Cognos
7 1 (0.56%) Epicor
7 1 (0.56%) hybris
7 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.56%) Lotus
7 1 (0.56%) Perforce
7 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.56%) VMware
7 1 (0.56%) Workday