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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Waterfall Model
England / North West
Rank 86 45 94
Rank change year-on-year -41 +49  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 42 144 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 3.75% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 4.55% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 107 41
Median daily rate £408 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £326 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £405
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -6.00% +59.03%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 17 £284 -27.17% 12
Cheshire -2 12 £450 +5.88% 5
Merseyside -12 12 £453 +0.44%
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 76 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.25%) Finance
3 29 (36.25%) Project Management
4 17 (21.25%) Scrum
5 16 (20.00%) Web Services
6 15 (18.75%) Java
7 14 (17.50%) SQL
7 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.25%) Oracle
9 12 (15.00%) J2EE
9 12 (15.00%) SOAP
9 12 (15.00%) Supplier Management
10 11 (13.75%) Spring
10 11 (13.75%) TDD
11 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (11.25%) Windows
12 9 (11.25%) Banking
12 9 (11.25%) Selenium
12 9 (11.25%) SDLC
13 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (10.00%) Process Improvement
13 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.00%) UML
13 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (10.00%) RUP
14 7 (8.75%) ISEB
14 7 (8.75%) ETL
14 7 (8.75%) Python
14 7 (8.75%) MS Excel

Waterfall
Top Related 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 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.25%) JBoss
2 5 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.00%) GlassFish
3 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.75%) MS Project
2 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Office
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) FTP
2 2 (2.50%) IPsec
2 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.75%) Gradle
5 3 (3.75%) IntelliJ
5 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) Appium
6 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.50%) VectorCAST
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.25%) JUnit
7 1 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 41 (51.25%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Avionics
4 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 12 (15.00%) Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Digital Project Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.50%) ETL Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Python Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Web Services
2 12 (15.00%) J2EE
2 12 (15.00%) SOAP
3 11 (13.75%) Spring
4 7 (8.75%) jQuery
4 7 (8.75%) JSON
4 7 (8.75%) REST
4 7 (8.75%) XML
5 6 (7.50%) Struts
6 4 (5.00%) Ajax
6 4 (5.00%) EJB
6 4 (5.00%) JAXB
6 4 (5.00%) JSP
6 4 (5.00%) JSTL
6 4 (5.00%) Servlets
6 4 (5.00%) WSDL
7 3 (3.75%) JAX-WS
7 3 (3.75%) JDBC
7 3 (3.75%) Velocity
7 3 (3.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) PMI
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Project Management
3 17 (21.25%) Scrum
4 12 (15.00%) Supplier Management
5 11 (13.75%) TDD
6 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.25%) SDLC
8 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.00%) Process Improvement
8 8 (10.00%) RUP
8 8 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.00%) UML
9 7 (8.75%) CRM
9 7 (8.75%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.75%) ETL
9 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Change Management
10 6 (7.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) Java
2 14 (17.50%) SQL
3 7 (8.75%) Python
4 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Ada
5 3 (3.75%) C
6 2 (2.50%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Perl
6 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Groovy
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) ISEB
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.75%) APMP
5 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) APMG
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) PMO
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.50%) MOM
2 1 (1.25%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) hybris
4 3 (3.75%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) Apple
5 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.25%) Cognos
6 1 (1.25%) ESRI
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Sybase
6 1 (1.25%) Talend
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) Wonderware
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