Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 2019 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 66 119
Rank change year-on-year -5 +53 -22
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 135 136 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.87% 2.85% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 3.30% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 44
Scotland median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £266
90th Percentile £590 £575 £505
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% -11.11% -10.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,125 4,120 3,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.75% 86.23% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,271 2,387 1,860
Scotland median daily rate £412 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £252 £250
90th Percentile £563 £544 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 90 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.24 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.36 £38.67 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% +0.41%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Scotland

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Waterfall in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in Scotland

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in Scotland

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Edinburgh +23 75 £425 - 10
Glasgow -7 49 £438 +2.94% 7
West Lothian -7 5 £424 +2.11% 3
Highlands - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 117 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (37.78%) Finance
3 31 (22.96%) Banking
4 29 (21.48%) Project Management
5 26 (19.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (17.78%) Kanban
7 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (17.04%) PaaS
8 21 (15.56%) Change Control
8 21 (15.56%) IaaS
9 20 (14.81%) Firewall
9 20 (14.81%) Data Modelling
10 18 (13.33%) Java
10 18 (13.33%) Law
10 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (12.59%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (11.11%) Terraform
13 14 (10.37%) Scrum
13 14 (10.37%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
13 14 (10.37%) SDLC
14 13 (9.63%) Web Services
14 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
15 11 (8.15%) Linux
15 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
15 11 (8.15%) Change Management
16 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
16 10 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 15 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.96%) Alfresco
2 4 (2.96%) FileNet
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) Apache
4 2 (1.48%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Confluence
5 1 (0.74%) Documentum
5 1 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.74%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.04%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (17.04%) PaaS
2 21 (15.56%) IaaS
3 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.19%) Office 365
5 5 (3.70%) GitHub
6 4 (2.96%) SaaS
7 3 (2.22%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.48%) Datadog
8 2 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.48%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.74%) Boomi
9 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (2.22%) Intranet
3 1 (0.74%) Broadband
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.48%) Power BI
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.19%) JIRA
3 6 (4.44%) Selenium
4 5 (3.70%) GitLab
4 5 (3.70%) Mockito
5 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.22%) TestRail
7 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.48%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.48%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (37.78%) Finance
2 31 (22.96%) Banking
3 18 (13.33%) Law
4 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Back Office
5 3 (2.22%) Publishing
5 3 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Analyst
2 26 (19.26%) Project Manager
3 15 (11.11%) Developer
4 14 (10.37%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Architect
6 12 (8.89%) Salesforce Analyst
7 10 (7.41%) Functional Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Configuration Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.70%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.96%) Designer
12 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.96%) IT Manager
12 4 (2.96%) PMO Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) Web Services
2 9 (6.67%) REST
3 8 (5.93%) RESTful
3 8 (5.93%) SOAP
4 7 (5.19%) JSON
5 5 (3.70%) .NET
5 5 (3.70%) JMX
5 5 (3.70%) Spring
6 4 (2.96%) HTML
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.22%) CSS
7 3 (2.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.74%) Java EE
8 1 (0.74%) React
8 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (1.48%) FMCG
4 2 (1.48%) PMI
5 1 (0.74%) AS400
5 1 (0.74%) Blog
5 1 (0.74%) Fintech
5 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.74%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.15%) Linux
2 10 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.48%) Windows
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.48%) Project Management
3 26 (19.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (17.78%) Kanban
5 21 (15.56%) Change Control
6 20 (14.81%) Data Modelling
7 14 (10.37%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 14 (10.37%) Scrum
7 14 (10.37%) SDLC
8 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.15%) Change Management
9 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.41%) DevOps
10 10 (7.41%) Microservices
10 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 9 (6.67%) Business Analysis
12 8 (5.93%) Software Delivery
13 7 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.44%) Software Engineering
14 6 (4.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.33%) Java
2 9 (6.67%) SQL
3 5 (3.70%) C#
3 5 (3.70%) Java 8
3 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Clojure
6 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.70%) PMP
3 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.96%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) APMP
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) PMO
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) Terraform
2 7 (5.19%) Puppet
3 2 (1.48%) Ansible
3 2 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.44%) Oracle
4 4 (2.96%) DocuSign
4 4 (2.96%) IBM
4 4 (2.96%) OpenText
5 3 (2.22%) Google
5 3 (2.22%) Micro Focus
5 3 (2.22%) Nintex
6 2 (1.48%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.48%) New Relic
6 2 (1.48%) Splunk
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco
7 1 (0.74%) Dell
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter