Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 67 115
Rank change year-on-year -27 +48 +12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 89 181 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.93% 3.23% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.72% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 113 38
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.13%
10th Percentile £335 £304 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £524
UK median daily rate £465 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -1.06% +4.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
UK median hourly rate £63.25 £24.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +163.54% -49.47% +9.83%

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 3,917 4,864 3,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.91% 86.72% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,180 2,877 2,069
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 91 81
Scotland median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -36.36% -23.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.57 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.86% -14.00% +2.46%

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 July 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 16 July 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
Glasgow -25 42 £450 - 3
Edinburgh -6 40 £463 +2.78% 5
Stirling +4 1 - -
West Lothian -8 1 £420 +52.73% 2
Fife - 1 £375 - 1
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 88 (98.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.20%) Finance
3 27 (30.34%) Banking
4 24 (26.97%) Project Management
5 19 (21.35%) Scrum
6 16 (17.98%) SQL
7 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (14.61%) Kanban
9 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
10 12 (13.48%) Software Delivery
10 12 (13.48%) SDLC
11 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (11.24%) NoSQL
11 10 (11.24%) REST
11 10 (11.24%) Office 365
11 10 (11.24%) Microservices
12 9 (10.11%) SaaS
12 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
12 9 (10.11%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (10.11%) Java
12 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
13 8 (8.99%) SOAP
13 8 (8.99%) Oracle
13 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
13 8 (8.99%) TeamCity
13 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
13 8 (8.99%) Security Testing

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 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) Anypoint
3 2 (2.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) Drupal
4 1 (1.12%) FileNet
4 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.12%) Camtasia
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.24%) Office 365
4 9 (10.11%) SaaS
5 7 (7.87%) Apigee
5 7 (7.87%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (7.87%) OpenShift
5 7 (7.87%) Serverless
6 5 (5.62%) PaaS
7 3 (3.37%) IaaS
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (2.25%) ShareGate
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) GitHub
9 1 (1.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Intranet
2 5 (5.62%) Firewall
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 2 (2.25%) MPLS
4 2 (2.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) Broadband
5 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Power BI
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.99%) TeamCity
2 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.74%) JIRA
4 4 (4.49%) Hudson
5 3 (3.37%) Selenium
5 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.12%) Balsamiq
6 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.12%) JUnit
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.12%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 27 (30.34%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Retail Banking
4 6 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.49%) Back Office
6 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Publishing
7 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.85%) Architect
3 12 (13.48%) Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (11.24%) Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Designer
7 7 (7.87%) Service Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.74%) MuleSoft Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Technical Manager
9 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Integration Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Programme Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) REST
2 8 (8.99%) SOAP
2 8 (8.99%) Spring
3 7 (7.87%) ActiveMQ
3 7 (7.87%) Apache Camel
3 7 (7.87%) HTML
3 7 (7.87%) Node.js
3 7 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (7.87%) RAML
3 7 (7.87%) Swagger
4 5 (5.62%) Middleware
5 4 (4.49%) .NET
6 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.37%) CSS
6 3 (3.37%) jQuery
7 2 (2.25%) HTML5
7 2 (2.25%) JSON
8 1 (1.12%) CSS3
8 1 (1.12%) Java EE
8 1 (1.12%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.37%) Clustering
4 3 (3.37%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) PMI
6 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Android
3 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.12%) Solaris
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (98.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) Project Management
3 19 (21.35%) Scrum
4 13 (14.61%) Kanban
5 12 (13.48%) SDLC
5 12 (13.48%) Software Delivery
5 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (11.24%) Microservices
6 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
7 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.99%) Decision-Making
8 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (8.99%) Security Testing
9 7 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.87%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (7.87%) Functional Programming
9 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) Java
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.12%) PHP
5 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) PMP
3 2 (2.25%) APMP
3 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) HNC
4 1 (1.12%) HND
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) PMO
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Docker
2 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Ansible
1 7 (7.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle
4 7 (7.87%) Google
4 7 (7.87%) MuleSoft
4 7 (7.87%) SAP
4 7 (7.87%) WSO2
5 4 (4.49%) Citrix
5 4 (4.49%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.49%) VMware
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas
7 2 (2.25%) Nintex
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) EMC
8 1 (1.12%) Symantec
8 1 (1.12%) Tableau
8 1 (1.12%) Twitter