Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 117 54
Rank change year-on-year +47 -63 +75
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 170 90 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 1.66% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 1.99% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 53 186
North West median daily rate £423 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +4.05% +8.06%
10th Percentile £286 £267 £304
90th Percentile £600 £500 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% -
England median hourly rate £29.55 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -34.34% -10.00% +59.03%

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 4,917 4,534 6,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.22% 83.45% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,835 3,951
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 242
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.72
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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
Cheshire +18 74 £454 +0.83% 12
Manchester +20 71 £375 +32.04% 11
Lancashire +1 14 £625 +31.58% 3
Merseyside +2 5 £475 +5.56% 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 163 (95.88%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.24%) .NET
3 40 (23.53%) JIRA
4 39 (22.94%) Finance
5 38 (22.35%) Test Automation
6 36 (21.18%) SDLC
7 35 (20.59%) Business Analysis
8 33 (19.41%) Java
9 31 (18.24%) Scrum
10 30 (17.65%) User Stories
11 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (15.29%) SQL Server
12 26 (15.29%) CRM
13 25 (14.71%) Middleware
13 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (14.71%) Confluence
14 24 (14.12%) Kanban
14 24 (14.12%) C#
15 23 (13.53%) REST
16 22 (12.94%) ERP
16 22 (12.94%) Test Scripting
16 22 (12.94%) TDD
17 21 (12.35%) CMS
17 21 (12.35%) BDD
17 21 (12.35%) Identity Access Management
18 20 (11.76%) Jenkins
18 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
18 20 (11.76%) Web Services
18 20 (11.76%) ITIL
19 19 (11.18%) 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 25 (14.71%) Confluence
2 21 (12.35%) CMS
3 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.47%) SaaS
2 10 (5.88%) GitHub
3 5 (2.94%) IaaS
3 5 (2.94%) Slack
4 4 (2.35%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.76%) PaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.18%) Boomi
6 2 (1.18%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (1.18%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.59%) NuGet
7 1 (0.59%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.18%) Riak
8 1 (0.59%) DB2
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.59%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 40 (23.53%) JIRA
2 20 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 16 (9.41%) JMeter
5 15 (8.82%) Selenium
6 11 (6.47%) Bitbucket
7 10 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (5.88%) Gatling
7 10 (5.88%) SonarQube
8 8 (4.71%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.12%) Gradle
10 6 (3.53%) HP UFT
10 6 (3.53%) JUnit
11 5 (2.94%) eggPlant
11 5 (2.94%) JProfiler
11 5 (2.94%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.94%) Rational Rose
11 5 (2.94%) ReSharper
11 5 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.35%) Burp Suite
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Banking
3 11 (6.47%) Law
3 11 (6.47%) Legal
4 6 (3.53%) Games
5 5 (2.94%) Back Office
6 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (25.29%) Analyst
2 34 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 33 (19.41%) Developer
4 20 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 17 (10.00%) Architect
6 14 (8.24%) Lead Developer
7 12 (7.06%) Tester
8 11 (6.47%) Lead Business Analyst
9 9 (5.29%) Agile Developer
9 9 (5.29%) Automation Tester
9 9 (5.29%) Senior Agile Developer
9 9 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.71%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 7 (4.12%) Digital Analyst
11 7 (4.12%) Digital Business Analyst
11 7 (4.12%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.53%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.24%) .NET
2 25 (14.71%) Middleware
3 23 (13.53%) REST
4 20 (11.76%) Web Services
5 19 (11.18%) JSON
6 18 (10.59%) ASP.NET
6 18 (10.59%) XML
7 16 (9.41%) .NET Framework
7 16 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (7.65%) LINQ
9 12 (7.06%) ADO.NET
9 12 (7.06%) jQuery
9 12 (7.06%) WCF
10 11 (6.47%) XSLT
11 8 (4.71%) XML Schema
12 7 (4.12%) Ajax
12 7 (4.12%) J2EE
12 7 (4.12%) SOAP
12 7 (4.12%) Spring
13 5 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.29%) Data Structures
2 9 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.71%) User Experience
4 5 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.59%) Contactless
8 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.59%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.59%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.94%) Windows
2 4 (2.35%) Windows 10
2 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.76%) Linux
3 3 (1.76%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.59%) Android
4 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (95.88%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.35%) Test Automation
3 36 (21.18%) SDLC
4 35 (20.59%) Business Analysis
5 31 (18.24%) Scrum
6 30 (17.65%) User Stories
7 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (15.29%) CRM
9 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (14.12%) Kanban
11 22 (12.94%) ERP
11 22 (12.94%) TDD
11 22 (12.94%) Test Scripting
12 21 (12.35%) BDD
12 21 (12.35%) Identity Access Management
13 20 (11.76%) ITIL
14 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
15 18 (10.59%) Target Operating Model
16 17 (10.00%) Migration
16 17 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.41%) Java
2 24 (14.12%) C#
3 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.06%) SQL
5 8 (4.71%) XPath
6 4 (2.35%) Java 8
7 3 (1.76%) Erlang
7 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.76%) Python
7 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.18%) C
9 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (6.47%) Degree
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) HND
3 2 (1.18%) ISEB
3 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.59%) CISM
4 1 (0.59%) CISSP
4 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) WCAG
3 2 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (1.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.94%) Puppet
2 4 (2.35%) Nessus
3 3 (1.76%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.47%) Oracle
3 7 (4.12%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.94%) Capita
4 5 (2.94%) Casewise
5 4 (2.35%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.76%) HP
6 3 (1.76%) Perforce
6 3 (1.76%) SAP
6 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.18%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.18%) Cadence
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) Informatica
7 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.18%) Okta
7 2 (1.18%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.18%) SnapLogic
8 1 (0.59%) Ariba
8 1 (0.59%) Hyperion