The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 68
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 65 78 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.24% 2.08% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.53% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 70
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £309 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £590 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the North West

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the North West

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the North West

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the North West

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 38 £465 -2.10% 6
Manchester +7 14 £375 -1.44% 16
Merseyside +6 10 £600 +71.42%
Lancashire -11 2 £250 -45.94% 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (58.88%) Finance
3 26 (24.30%) Banking
4 23 (21.50%) Project Management
4 23 (21.50%) Scrum
5 22 (20.56%) CISM
5 22 (20.56%) CISSP
5 22 (20.56%) Project Planning
6 20 (18.69%) Java
7 18 (16.82%) J2EE
7 18 (16.82%) Risk Management
8 17 (15.89%) Oracle
8 17 (15.89%) Spring
9 16 (14.95%) Information Security
9 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (14.95%) Virtual Team
10 15 (14.02%) SQL
10 15 (14.02%) Web Services
11 14 (13.08%) SOAP
11 14 (13.08%) PRINCE2
11 14 (13.08%) JSON
11 14 (13.08%) Data Protection
12 13 (12.15%) jQuery
12 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.28%) Struts
13 11 (10.28%) JSP
13 11 (10.28%) Servlets
13 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
13 11 (10.28%) EJB
13 11 (10.28%) JIRA

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.87%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.87%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (10.28%) JIRA
2 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.54%) Gradle
3 7 (6.54%) IntelliJ
4 4 (3.74%) Selenium
5 2 (1.87%) Appium
5 2 (1.87%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.87%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.87%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.87%) Subversion
5 2 (1.87%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.87%) Toad
6 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.93%) JUnit
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (58.88%) Finance
2 26 (24.30%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
3 4 (3.74%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (27.10%) Developer
2 18 (16.82%) Project Manager
3 17 (15.89%) Java Developer
4 16 (14.95%) Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) Consultant
4 16 (14.95%) Security Consultant
5 15 (14.02%) Business Analyst
6 14 (13.08%) Architect
7 10 (9.35%) Security Architect
7 10 (9.35%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (9.35%) Senior Security Consultant
8 9 (8.41%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.54%) CISSP Consultant
9 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.61%) ETL Developer
10 6 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.67%) Digital Project Manager
11 5 (4.67%) Oracle ETL Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Python Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) J2EE
2 17 (15.89%) Spring
3 15 (14.02%) Web Services
4 14 (13.08%) JSON
4 14 (13.08%) SOAP
5 13 (12.15%) jQuery
6 11 (10.28%) Ajax
6 11 (10.28%) EJB
6 11 (10.28%) JSP
6 11 (10.28%) Servlets
6 11 (10.28%) Struts
7 9 (8.41%) XML
8 7 (6.54%) JAXB
9 6 (5.61%) JiBX
9 6 (5.61%) WSDL
10 5 (4.67%) JAX-WS
10 5 (4.67%) JDBC
10 5 (4.67%) POJO
10 5 (4.67%) XSLT
11 4 (3.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (14.95%) Virtual Team
2 4 (3.74%) PMI
3 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) iPad
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Android
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.87%) Unix
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.50%) Project Management
2 23 (21.50%) Scrum
3 22 (20.56%) Project Planning
4 18 (16.82%) Risk Management
5 16 (14.95%) Information Security
6 14 (13.08%) Data Protection
6 14 (13.08%) PRINCE2
7 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
9 8 (7.48%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.48%) Change Management
9 8 (7.48%) ETL
9 8 (7.48%) Kanban
9 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.54%) SDLC
11 6 (5.61%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (5.61%) Data Transformation
11 6 (5.61%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) Java
2 15 (14.02%) SQL
3 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.54%) Python
5 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) C#
7 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) CISM
1 22 (20.56%) CISSP
2 6 (5.61%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (5.61%) CLAS
2 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) APMP
5 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) APMG
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) GDPR
2 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.80%) PMO
4 2 (1.87%) QA
5 1 (0.93%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) MOM
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Oracle
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.87%) Adobe
3 2 (1.87%) IBM
3 2 (1.87%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (1.87%) SAP
3 2 (1.87%) Talend
4 1 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.93%) Chordiant
4 1 (0.93%) Cognos
4 1 (0.93%) Sybase
4 1 (0.93%) VMware
4 1 (0.93%) Wonderware
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