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 3 months to 23 June 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.

Waterfall Model
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 119 106
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 29 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.34% 1.23% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.43% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 16
Median daily rate £435 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1787 2510 2481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.43% 85.46% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1431 1282
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Glasgow +12 14 £435 +39.20% 3
Edinburgh +10 10 £528 +31.05% 4
West Lothian -4 4 £415 +12.16%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 51 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Finance
3 11 (20.75%) Change Management
3 11 (20.75%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) Project Management
3 11 (20.75%) SDLC
4 9 (16.98%) SOA
5 8 (15.09%) CRM
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.09%) Scrum
6 7 (13.21%) Project Planning
6 7 (13.21%) Windows
6 7 (13.21%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.21%) User Experience
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Marketing
7 6 (11.32%) Use Case
7 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation
7 6 (11.32%) Linux
7 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
8 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.43%) UML
8 5 (9.43%) J2EE
8 5 (9.43%) OpenView
8 5 (9.43%) HP
8 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
8 5 (9.43%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy

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 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.89%) Route 53
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
1 2 (3.77%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (3.77%) SSL
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.66%) SQLite
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Marketing
2 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Change Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Risk Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Performance Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Scrum Master
5 4 (7.55%) Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Designer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Development Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) J2EE
2 3 (5.66%) CSS
2 3 (5.66%) HTML
2 3 (5.66%) Java EE
2 3 (5.66%) JSP
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) Apache Felix
3 2 (3.77%) Apache Sling
3 2 (3.77%) JRuby
3 2 (3.77%) JSTL
3 2 (3.77%) REST
3 2 (3.77%) Servlets
3 2 (3.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) User Experience
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) EPoS
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Change Management
2 11 (20.75%) Project Management
2 11 (20.75%) SDLC
3 9 (16.98%) SOA
4 8 (15.09%) CRM
4 8 (15.09%) Scrum
4 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
5 7 (13.21%) Project Planning
6 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation
6 6 (11.32%) Use Case
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) Groovy
4 2 (3.77%) Jython
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) APMP
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.55%) QA
3 3 (5.66%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (9.43%) OpenView
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Adobe
4 2 (3.77%) Cognos
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
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