Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 115 67
Rank change year-on-year +36 -48 +83
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 133 120 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 1.74% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.08% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 73 185
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +25.93%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £264
90th Percentile £630 £618 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £36.00 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year -0.39% +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 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 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire +2 55 £465 -2.11% 7
Manchester +31 53 £450 +13.21% 8
Lancashire +16 8 £363 -23.53% 5
Merseyside +11 8 £450 +12.50% 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 123 (92.48%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.86%) Finance
3 29 (21.80%) Banking
4 27 (20.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (19.55%) Java
6 25 (18.80%) Scrum
7 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (13.53%) Test Automation
8 18 (13.53%) Business Analysis
9 16 (12.03%) JIRA
9 16 (12.03%) SDLC
10 15 (11.28%) Data Protection
10 15 (11.28%) Project Management
10 15 (11.28%) .NET
11 14 (10.53%) JavaScript
11 14 (10.53%) jQuery
12 13 (9.77%) Spring
12 13 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (9.77%) C#
12 13 (9.77%) J2EE
12 13 (9.77%) Oracle
13 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
13 12 (9.02%) SQL
13 12 (9.02%) ITIL
13 12 (9.02%) Risk Management
13 12 (9.02%) Ajax
14 11 (8.27%) Test Scripting
15 10 (7.52%) JSON
15 10 (7.52%) Retail Banking
15 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering

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 7 (5.26%) CMS
2 5 (3.76%) Confluence
3 2 (1.50%) Drupal
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.75%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.50%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.75%) Infor LN
1 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Slack
2 2 (1.50%) Trello
3 1 (0.75%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) Internet
1 2 (1.50%) Intranet
2 1 (0.75%) 802.15
2 1 (0.75%) DNS
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) IPv6
2 1 (0.75%) RFID
2 1 (0.75%) SMS
2 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) JIRA
2 8 (6.02%) Gradle
3 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.51%) Selenium
5 5 (3.76%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.76%) Toad
6 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.01%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.01%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.01%) JUnit
6 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.26%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.26%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.50%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.50%) SonarQube
General
1 57 (42.86%) Finance
2 29 (21.80%) Banking
3 10 (7.52%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Retail
5 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.26%) Law
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
8 2 (1.50%) Billing
8 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.06%) Analyst
2 25 (18.80%) Project Manager
3 24 (18.05%) Developer
4 22 (16.54%) Business Analyst
5 19 (14.29%) Architect
6 15 (11.28%) Senior Manager
7 14 (10.53%) Java Developer
8 12 (9.02%) Senior Project Manager
8 12 (9.02%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (6.77%) Test Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.51%) Lead Developer
12 5 (3.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.76%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Digital Business Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.76%) Lead Business Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Security Architect
13 4 (3.01%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) .NET
2 14 (10.53%) jQuery
3 13 (9.77%) J2EE
3 13 (9.77%) Spring
4 12 (9.02%) Ajax
5 10 (7.52%) JSON
5 10 (7.52%) Servlets
6 9 (6.77%) EJB
6 9 (6.77%) JSP
6 9 (6.77%) Web Services
7 8 (6.02%) Middleware
7 8 (6.02%) Struts
8 7 (5.26%) SOAP
9 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.51%) XSLT
10 5 (3.76%) XML
11 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.01%) LINQ
12 3 (2.26%) ADO.NET
12 3 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) User Experience
3 7 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.50%) RIA
5 2 (1.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.75%) W3C
6 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.50%) Android
3 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.50%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (92.48%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (18.80%) Scrum
4 18 (13.53%) Business Analysis
4 18 (13.53%) Test Automation
5 16 (12.03%) SDLC
6 15 (11.28%) Data Protection
6 15 (11.28%) Project Management
7 13 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (9.02%) ITIL
8 12 (9.02%) Risk Management
9 11 (8.27%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.77%) Service Management
11 9 (6.77%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (6.77%) User Stories
12 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
12 8 (6.02%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (6.02%) TDD
12 8 (6.02%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) Java
2 14 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 13 (9.77%) C#
4 12 (9.02%) SQL
5 5 (3.76%) VBScript
6 3 (2.26%) F#
6 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.26%) XPath
7 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.51%) CISM
1 6 (4.51%) CISSP
1 6 (4.51%) ISEB
2 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.26%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) GDPR
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.77%) Oracle
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (3.01%) Perforce
5 3 (2.26%) Apple
6 2 (1.50%) Adobe
6 2 (1.50%) CA
6 2 (1.50%) Capita
6 2 (1.50%) Citrix
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.75%) Cadence
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) Infor
7 1 (0.75%) Pega