Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 89 103
Rank change year-on-year -20 +14 -47
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 120 125 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.04% 2.23% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.71% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 94
North West median daily rate £401 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.34% +0.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £300
90th Percentile £613 £659 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £39.75 £37.82
% change year-on-year -19.50% +5.10% +52.81%

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 4,887 4,611 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.17% 82.24% 84.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,077 2,920 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 195 192
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -3 55 £400 -5.88% 25
Cheshire -13 39 £374 -19.68% 7
Merseyside +10 11 £575 +15.00% 3
Lancashire -18 11 £482 +32.62% 5
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 116 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.00%) Finance
3 32 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (24.17%) Project Management
5 27 (22.50%) Scrum
6 25 (20.83%) .NET
7 24 (20.00%) JIRA
8 22 (18.33%) Coaching
9 21 (17.50%) SQL
9 21 (17.50%) Linux
10 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 19 (15.83%) SDLC
12 18 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 18 (15.00%) Project Planning
13 16 (13.33%) Risk Management
13 16 (13.33%) Change Management
14 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.83%) Oracle
15 12 (10.00%) C#
15 12 (10.00%) Java
15 12 (10.00%) Windows
15 12 (10.00%) Red Hat
15 12 (10.00%) Use Case
15 12 (10.00%) CentOS
15 12 (10.00%) Terraform
15 12 (10.00%) Black Duck
15 12 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (10.00%) GitLab
15 12 (10.00%) Ansible
15 12 (10.00%) User Stories

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 6 (5.00%) Confluence
2 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.83%) JBoss
4 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.33%) Slack
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) Trello
4 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Intranet
1 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) Riak
3 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.50%) MySQL
4 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.83%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) JIRA
2 12 (10.00%) GitLab
2 12 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.17%) JMeter
3 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.33%) AccuRev
4 4 (3.33%) Burp Suite
4 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 4 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.67%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Gatling
6 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.83%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.83%) YouTrack
General
1 42 (35.00%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.50%) Front Office
4 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 2 (1.67%) Billing
5 2 (1.67%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Analyst
2 24 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 20 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (10.00%) Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Programme Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Security Architect
7 7 (5.83%) Software Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Software Project Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Development Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Tester
9 5 (4.17%) .NET Project Manager
9 5 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (7.50%) REST
3 7 (5.83%) Web Services
4 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.17%) WinForms
4 5 (4.17%) WPF
5 4 (3.33%) WCF
6 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.67%) CSS
7 2 (1.67%) HTML
7 2 (1.67%) jQuery
7 2 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.67%) SOAP
7 2 (1.67%) Spring
8 1 (0.83%) J2EE
8 1 (0.83%) Java EE
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) Node.js
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.83%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.00%) PMI
4 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Handset
6 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.50%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Linux
2 12 (10.00%) CentOS
2 12 (10.00%) Windows
3 7 (5.83%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Android
4 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (24.17%) Project Management
4 27 (22.50%) Scrum
5 22 (18.33%) Coaching
6 19 (15.83%) SDLC
7 18 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 18 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 16 (13.33%) Change Management
8 16 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 13 (10.83%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.00%) Use Case
10 12 (10.00%) User Stories
11 11 (9.17%) BDD
12 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 10 (8.33%) Business Development
12 10 (8.33%) Open Source
13 9 (7.50%) Information Security
13 9 (7.50%) Kanban
13 9 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.50%) SQL
2 12 (10.00%) C#
2 12 (10.00%) Java
3 11 (9.17%) VB.NET
4 8 (6.67%) Erlang
5 7 (5.83%) VB
6 5 (4.17%) VB6
7 4 (3.33%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) C
8 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.67%) C++
9 2 (1.67%) LotusScript
9 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.67%) Python
9 2 (1.67%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) CISM
1 7 (5.83%) CISSP
1 7 (5.83%) Degree
1 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) PMO
3 4 (3.33%) WCAG
4 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) SEPA
5 1 (0.83%) TARGET2
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) Ansible
1 12 (10.00%) Puppet
1 12 (10.00%) Terraform
2 4 (3.33%) Nessus
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle
2 12 (10.00%) Black Duck
2 12 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.67%) Lotus
5 2 (1.67%) Pega
6 1 (0.83%) BMC
6 1 (0.83%) Casewise
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) ForeScout
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.83%) Progress
6 1 (0.83%) Remedy
6 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Tableau