Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 97 125
Rank change year-on-year +29 +28 +10
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 155 100 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.91% 2.01% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 2.35% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 60 47
Scotland median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £270
90th Percentile £596 £500 £518
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £36.14
% change year-on-year -6.04% +3.07% +48.33%

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 4,682 4,252 3,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.94% 85.40% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,396 2,189
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £530 £489
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 112 100
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.78 £9.94
90th Percentile £49.50 £44.43 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +4.44% +2.27%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Edinburgh +33 75 £440 +6.67% 7
Glasgow +13 68 £508 +19.55% 9
West Lothian -5 4 £424 +2.11%
Highlands - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 -
Dundee - 1 £450 -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 133 (85.81%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.97%) Finance
3 42 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (22.58%) Java
5 34 (21.94%) Microservices
6 31 (20.00%) SQL
6 31 (20.00%) Web Services
7 29 (18.71%) REST
8 28 (18.06%) Banking
9 26 (16.77%) Oracle
10 25 (16.13%) SOAP
10 25 (16.13%) Project Management
10 25 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (15.48%) Kanban
12 23 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 23 (14.84%) Software Delivery
12 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database
13 22 (14.19%) Oracle Database 12c
13 22 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (14.19%) MongoDB
13 22 (14.19%) NoSQL
13 22 (14.19%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (14.19%) Data Modelling
13 22 (14.19%) PL/SQL
13 22 (14.19%) Oracle Forms
14 19 (12.26%) Change Control
14 19 (12.26%) PaaS
14 19 (12.26%) IaaS
14 19 (12.26%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
15 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (6.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.58%) Apache
3 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.26%) IaaS
2 19 (12.26%) PaaS
3 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.81%) SaaS
5 4 (2.58%) Datadog
5 4 (2.58%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.94%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.94%) GitHub
6 3 (1.94%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.97%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database
2 22 (14.19%) MongoDB
2 22 (14.19%) NoSQL
2 22 (14.19%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.94%) Power BI
5 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (7.74%) Selenium
3 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.52%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.52%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) Artifactory
5 5 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.23%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.58%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.94%) GitLab
7 3 (1.94%) Mockito
7 3 (1.94%) TestRail
7 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (30.97%) Finance
2 28 (18.06%) Banking
3 13 (8.39%) Law
4 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Architect
2 36 (23.23%) Analyst
3 24 (15.48%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.97%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (9.68%) Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Salesforce Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) Functional Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.81%) Configuration Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Senior Architect
10 8 (5.16%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) Digital Architect
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Service Architect
12 6 (3.87%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.87%) Tester
13 5 (3.23%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.00%) Web Services
2 29 (18.71%) REST
3 25 (16.13%) SOAP
4 11 (7.10%) .NET
4 11 (7.10%) RESTful
5 5 (3.23%) JSON
6 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.94%) JMX
7 3 (1.94%) Spring
7 3 (1.94%) XML
8 2 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.65%) CSS
9 1 (0.65%) HTML
9 1 (0.65%) HTML5
9 1 (0.65%) Java EE
9 1 (0.65%) JSP
9 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.29%) PMI
6 1 (0.65%) Blog
6 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.74%) Linux
2 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (6.45%) Unix
4 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.58%) Windows
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (85.81%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (21.94%) Microservices
4 25 (16.13%) Project Management
4 25 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (15.48%) Kanban
6 23 (14.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (14.84%) Software Delivery
7 22 (14.19%) Data Modelling
8 19 (12.26%) Change Control
8 19 (12.26%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
9 16 (10.32%) Scrum
9 16 (10.32%) Test Automation
10 13 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (7.10%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (6.45%) Change Management
12 10 (6.45%) Decision-Making
12 10 (6.45%) Workshop Facilitation
13 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2
14 8 (5.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.58%) Java
2 31 (20.00%) SQL
3 22 (14.19%) PL/SQL
4 10 (6.45%) C#
5 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.94%) Java 8
6 3 (1.94%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.68%) Degree
2 9 (5.81%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.58%) ISEB
4 4 (2.58%) PMP
5 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.29%) iptables
2 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.45%) Terraform
2 8 (5.16%) Puppet
3 5 (3.23%) Ansible
4 4 (2.58%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.58%) Nagios
5 2 (1.29%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) Oracle
2 22 (14.19%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.58%) AppDynamics
4 4 (2.58%) New Relic
4 4 (2.58%) Splunk
5 3 (1.94%) IBM
5 3 (1.94%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.29%) Google
6 2 (1.29%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter