Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 120 59
Rank change year-on-year +43 -61 +58
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 143 93 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 1.52% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 1.80% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 56 212
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.99%
10th Percentile £281 £308 £265
90th Percentile £600 £644 £563
England median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
England median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.00% +164.41%

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 4,477 5,176 6,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.22% 84.46% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,904 3,355 4,245
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £572
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 146 276
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% -28.32% +75.15%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.55 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 January 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 +39 61 £419 +11.67% 31
Cheshire +18 54 £458 +1.67% 24
Lancashire +4 10 £525 +10.53% 3
Merseyside +14 8 £450 +12.50% 4
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 133 (93.01%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.77%) Finance
3 33 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 31 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (20.98%) .NET
6 27 (18.88%) Java
7 25 (17.48%) SDLC
8 23 (16.08%) Business Analysis
8 23 (16.08%) JIRA
9 22 (15.38%) Scrum
10 20 (13.99%) Middleware
11 19 (13.29%) C#
12 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
12 18 (12.59%) ITIL
13 17 (11.89%) CMS
13 17 (11.89%) QA
14 16 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (11.19%) Project Management
14 16 (11.19%) CRM
15 15 (10.49%) ERP
15 15 (10.49%) Oracle
15 15 (10.49%) Test Scripting
15 15 (10.49%) User Stories
16 14 (9.79%) REST
16 14 (9.79%) Identity Access Management
16 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (9.79%) Kanban
16 14 (9.79%) Banking
16 14 (9.79%) Visual Studio
16 14 (9.79%) Regression Testing

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 17 (11.89%) CMS
2 10 (6.99%) Confluence
3 2 (1.40%) Drupal
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.70%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) GitHub
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.10%) Slack
4 2 (1.40%) Boomi
4 2 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (1.40%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (1.40%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.40%) Office 365
4 2 (1.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.40%) Trello
5 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.10%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) 802.15
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) IPv6
4 1 (0.70%) RFID
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) DB2
7 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.70%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.70%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 23 (16.08%) JIRA
2 14 (9.79%) Visual Studio
3 13 (9.09%) Selenium
4 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.20%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.20%) JMeter
5 6 (4.20%) Toad
6 5 (3.50%) JUnit
6 5 (3.50%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.80%) Gatling
7 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.80%) Gradle
7 4 (2.80%) Rational Rose
7 4 (2.80%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.80%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.10%) WinDbg
General
1 44 (30.77%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Legal
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Law
5 3 (2.10%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Analyst
2 27 (18.88%) Business Analyst
3 24 (16.78%) Developer
4 22 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 18 (12.59%) Architect
6 13 (9.09%) Senior Manager
7 12 (8.39%) Lead Developer
8 11 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
9 9 (6.29%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (6.29%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Tester
10 8 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.90%) Agile Developer
11 7 (4.90%) Digital Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Digital Business Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Lead Business Analyst
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Agile Developer
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.20%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.20%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.98%) .NET
2 20 (13.99%) Middleware
3 14 (9.79%) REST
4 13 (9.09%) Web Services
5 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.99%) JSON
5 10 (6.99%) XML
6 9 (6.29%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.59%) LINQ
8 7 (4.90%) jQuery
9 6 (4.20%) ADO.NET
9 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (4.20%) WCF
9 6 (4.20%) XSLT
10 5 (3.50%) J2EE
10 5 (3.50%) Spring
11 4 (2.80%) Ajax
11 4 (2.80%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.80%) HTML
11 4 (2.80%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.90%) User Experience
3 6 (4.20%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.10%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.40%) RIA
6 2 (1.40%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
7 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.70%) W3C
7 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.90%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.10%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (93.01%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 31 (21.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (17.48%) SDLC
5 23 (16.08%) Business Analysis
6 22 (15.38%) Scrum
7 18 (12.59%) ITIL
8 16 (11.19%) CRM
8 16 (11.19%) Project Management
8 16 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (10.49%) ERP
9 15 (10.49%) Test Scripting
9 15 (10.49%) User Stories
10 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (9.79%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (9.79%) Kanban
10 14 (9.79%) Regression Testing
11 13 (9.09%) BDD
11 13 (9.09%) Content Management
12 12 (8.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) Java
2 19 (13.29%) C#
3 12 (8.39%) SQL
4 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.50%) VBScript
5 5 (3.50%) XPath
6 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.10%) F#
7 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.10%) Python
7 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.50%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) ISEB
3 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.89%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Oracle
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (2.80%) Casewise
4 4 (2.80%) HP
5 3 (2.10%) Cadence
5 3 (2.10%) IBM
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) Apple
6 2 (1.40%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.40%) Capita
6 2 (1.40%) Citrix
6 2 (1.40%) Informatica
6 2 (1.40%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.40%) Perforce
6 2 (1.40%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.40%) SnapLogic
7 1 (0.70%) CA
7 1 (0.70%) Infor