Period
to 19 July 2018

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 6 months to 19 July 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 85 74
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 +25
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 142 121 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 2.14% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.59% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 80 146
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £313 £267 £313
90th Percentile £538 £575 £581
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £43.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £46.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -48.39% +8.14% +36.77%

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 North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,202 4,665 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,267 2,858 3,930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £259
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 218 216
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +34.82% +1.57%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.62 £52.65 £49.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 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
Manchester +5 60 £383 +17.69% 25
Cheshire -7 58 £413 -11.29% 8
Lancashire -2 13 £600 +140.00% 4
Merseyside +5 7 £450 -5.26% 4
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 138 (97.18%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.46%) Finance
3 36 (25.35%) .NET
4 35 (24.65%) JIRA
5 31 (21.83%) SDLC
6 28 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (17.61%) Scrum
7 25 (17.61%) SQL Server
8 24 (16.90%) Project Management
9 23 (16.20%) User Stories
10 20 (14.08%) Change Management
10 20 (14.08%) Business Analysis
11 19 (13.38%) C#
12 18 (12.68%) Java
12 18 (12.68%) SQL
12 18 (12.68%) Project Planning
12 18 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
12 18 (12.68%) Confluence
13 16 (11.27%) Test Scripting
13 16 (11.27%) ITIL
14 15 (10.56%) Web Services
14 15 (10.56%) CRM
14 15 (10.56%) TDD
15 14 (9.86%) Software Engineering
15 14 (9.86%) Risk Management
15 14 (9.86%) ASP.NET
15 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
16 13 (9.15%) Migration
16 13 (9.15%) Kanban

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 18 (12.68%) Confluence
2 8 (5.63%) CMS
3 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.11%) SAS
5 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) SaaS
2 6 (4.23%) GitHub
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.82%) Slack
4 3 (2.11%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.11%) IaaS
4 3 (2.11%) PaaS
5 2 (1.41%) Trello
6 1 (0.70%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Riak
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.41%) MySQL
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 35 (24.65%) JIRA
2 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.75%) JMeter
3 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.63%) Selenium
5 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.23%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.23%) Gatling
6 6 (4.23%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.23%) SonarQube
7 5 (3.52%) eggPlant
7 5 (3.52%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.82%) Burp Suite
8 4 (2.82%) Gradle
8 4 (2.82%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.41%) GitLab
9 2 (1.41%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (27.46%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Law
4 6 (4.23%) Games
4 6 (4.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.41%) Back Office
5 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (21.13%) Analyst
2 27 (19.01%) Project Manager
3 20 (14.08%) Business Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Developer
4 15 (10.56%) Architect
5 12 (8.45%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (7.04%) Software Project Manager
7 8 (5.63%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.23%) Development Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Development Project Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Software Development Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Software Development Project Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.23%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Tester
9 5 (3.52%) Consultant
9 5 (3.52%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.35%) .NET
2 15 (10.56%) Web Services
3 14 (9.86%) ASP.NET
4 13 (9.15%) REST
5 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (7.04%) JSON
6 9 (6.34%) jQuery
7 8 (5.63%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.63%) Middleware
7 8 (5.63%) XML
8 7 (4.93%) LINQ
8 7 (4.93%) SOAP
9 6 (4.23%) ADO.NET
9 6 (4.23%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.23%) Spring
9 6 (4.23%) WCF
9 6 (4.23%) XSLT
10 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.52%) HTML
11 4 (2.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.93%) PMI
3 7 (4.93%) User Experience
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Contactless
8 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 8 (5.63%) Linux
3 6 (4.23%) Unix
4 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.41%) Android
5 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.41%) CentOS
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (97.18%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.83%) SDLC
3 28 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (17.61%) Scrum
5 24 (16.90%) Project Management
6 23 (16.20%) User Stories
7 20 (14.08%) Business Analysis
7 20 (14.08%) Change Management
8 18 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (12.68%) Project Planning
8 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
9 16 (11.27%) ITIL
9 16 (11.27%) Test Scripting
10 15 (10.56%) CRM
10 15 (10.56%) TDD
11 14 (9.86%) Risk Management
11 14 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 13 (9.15%) Kanban
12 13 (9.15%) Migration
12 13 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.38%) C#
2 18 (12.68%) Java
2 18 (12.68%) SQL
3 14 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.34%) Erlang
5 4 (2.82%) C
5 4 (2.82%) VB
5 4 (2.82%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.82%) XPath
6 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.41%) C++
7 2 (1.41%) Java 8
7 2 (1.41%) LotusScript
7 2 (1.41%) PHP
7 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.41%) Python
7 2 (1.41%) Ruby
7 2 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) CISM
2 8 (5.63%) CISSP
3 7 (4.93%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) HND
6 2 (1.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) WCAG
3 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) Puppet
2 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.82%) Nessus
4 2 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (1.41%) Terraform
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (6.34%) Atlassian
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.82%) Capita
4 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.41%) Black Duck
5 2 (1.41%) Casewise
5 2 (1.41%) Citrix
5 2 (1.41%) Ivanti
5 2 (1.41%) Lotus
5 2 (1.41%) Pega
5 2 (1.41%) Perforce
5 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.70%) Ariba
6 1 (0.70%) Symantec
6 1 (0.70%) Tableau