Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 97 90
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 434 383 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.62% 2.33% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.77% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 250 329
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £306
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.16% - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -45.45% +7.32% +36.67%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,228 13,820 14,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.87% 84.20% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,556 8,185 8,981
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £258 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 476 566
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the South East

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the South East

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the South East

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the South East

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Waterfall in the South East

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Thames Valley +4 172 £460 +8.24% 29
Berkshire +13 108 £425 +14.09% 11
Surrey -1 102 £519 +22.06% 14
Hampshire -25 83 £425 -10.53% 13
Buckinghamshire +19 49 £433 +19.31% 12
West Sussex +28 46 £425 +9.68% 8
Oxfordshire -24 15 £600 +33.33% 6
Kent +8 10 £525 +42.86% 6
East Sussex -6 9 £550 +10.00% 12
Middlesex +13 6 £440 -6.13% 1
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 399 (91.94%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (27.42%) Finance
3 112 (25.81%) Project Management
4 88 (20.28%) PRINCE2
5 86 (19.82%) SDLC
6 81 (18.66%) Scrum
7 78 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (13.82%) Degree
9 56 (12.90%) JIRA
9 56 (12.90%) SQL
10 55 (12.67%) Microsoft
11 52 (11.98%) Test Automation
12 49 (11.29%) E-Commerce
12 49 (11.29%) DevOps
13 44 (10.14%) Java
14 43 (9.91%) Telecoms
15 42 (9.68%) Retail
16 40 (9.22%) Kanban
17 39 (8.99%) User Stories
17 39 (8.99%) Test Strategy
18 38 (8.76%) Security Cleared
19 37 (8.53%) Business Analysis
19 37 (8.53%) Windows
20 35 (8.06%) C#
21 34 (7.83%) Oracle
21 34 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
22 33 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (7.14%) SC Cleared
25 30 (6.91%) Visual Studio

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (6.45%) Confluence
2 9 (2.07%) IIS
3 6 (1.38%) CMS
3 6 (1.38%) SAP Portal
4 5 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.69%) Drupal
5 3 (0.69%) EPiServer
5 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.46%) SAS
6 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) MTS
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (4.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (1.15%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.92%) Primavera
4 3 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.46%) Sonata
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.15%) PaaS
4 15 (3.46%) Office 365
5 13 (3.00%) SaaS
6 8 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.61%) IaaS
8 6 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.38%) GitHub
9 5 (1.15%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.92%) Force.com
10 4 (0.92%) Heroku
10 4 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.23%) Boomi
12 1 (0.23%) CloudSense
12 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.00%) WAN
2 12 (2.76%) Internet
2 12 (2.76%) LAN
3 10 (2.30%) SNMP
4 9 (2.07%) PuTTY
5 5 (1.15%) NFC
6 4 (0.92%) Firewall
6 4 (0.92%) Network Security
7 3 (0.69%) Broadband
7 3 (0.69%) VLAN
8 1 (0.23%) AMQP
8 1 (0.23%) DSL
8 1 (0.23%) HTTP
8 1 (0.23%) Intranet
8 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.30%) Big Data
5 10 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.07%) MySQL
6 9 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.61%) SSDT
9 5 (1.15%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.15%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.15%) Impala
9 5 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.15%) Redis
10 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 56 (12.90%) JIRA
2 30 (6.91%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.76%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.38%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.46%) Selenium
6 13 (3.00%) Subversion
7 11 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 11 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 10 (2.30%) LoadRunner
9 9 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (2.07%) SonarQube
10 8 (1.84%) HP UFT
10 8 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.38%) JMeter
11 6 (1.38%) Rational Rose
11 6 (1.38%) Zephyr
12 5 (1.15%) GitLab
13 4 (0.92%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.92%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.69%) PowerBuilder
General
1 119 (27.42%) Finance
2 43 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 42 (9.68%) Retail
4 18 (4.15%) Marketing
5 10 (2.30%) Automotive
6 9 (2.07%) Legal
6 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.84%) Billing
8 7 (1.61%) Back Office
9 6 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.38%) Banking
10 5 (1.15%) German Language
11 3 (0.69%) Advertising
11 3 (0.69%) Avionics
12 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (25.35%) Project Manager
2 93 (21.43%) Analyst
3 53 (12.21%) Developer
4 44 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 39 (8.99%) Architect
6 32 (7.37%) Scrum Master
7 25 (5.76%) Test Analyst
8 24 (5.53%) IT Manager
8 24 (5.53%) Programme Manager
9 17 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.92%) Senior Manager
9 17 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.69%) Senior Project Manager
11 15 (3.46%) IT Project Manager
12 13 (3.00%) Security Architect
12 13 (3.00%) SQL Developer
13 12 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.76%) Test Engineer
14 11 (2.53%) Test Manager
15 10 (2.30%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.07%) HTML
1 22 (5.07%) Velocity
2 17 (3.92%) XML
3 16 (3.69%) CSS
4 15 (3.46%) Web Services
5 13 (3.00%) .NET
6 10 (2.30%) HTML5
6 10 (2.30%) jQuery
7 8 (1.84%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.84%) JSON
7 8 (1.84%) SOAP
8 7 (1.61%) Spring
9 6 (1.38%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.38%) Web Dynpro
10 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.15%) RESTful
11 4 (0.92%) Kafka
11 4 (0.92%) Middleware
11 4 (0.92%) OAuth
11 4 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.99%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 13 (3.00%) Smart Meter
7 12 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.53%) User Experience
9 10 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.30%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.07%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.84%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.15%) PMI
12 5 (1.15%) Smartcard
13 4 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.53%) Windows
2 26 (5.99%) Linux
3 17 (3.92%) Unix
4 7 (1.61%) Android
5 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.92%) Solaris
7 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.69%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (91.94%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (25.81%) Project Management
3 88 (20.28%) PRINCE2
4 86 (19.82%) SDLC
5 81 (18.66%) Scrum
6 78 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (11.98%) Test Automation
8 49 (11.29%) DevOps
8 49 (11.29%) E-Commerce
9 40 (9.22%) Kanban
10 39 (8.99%) Test Strategy
10 39 (8.99%) User Stories
11 37 (8.53%) Business Analysis
12 34 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.68%) Programme Management
14 26 (5.99%) Defect Management
14 26 (5.99%) Test Management
15 25 (5.76%) Migration
16 24 (5.53%) ETL
16 24 (5.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.90%) SQL
2 44 (10.14%) Java
3 35 (8.06%) C#
4 20 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.15%) Python
6 15 (3.46%) C
7 12 (2.76%) Perl
8 9 (2.07%) VBScript
9 8 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.61%) ABAP
10 7 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.38%) Apple Swift
11 6 (1.38%) C++
12 5 (1.15%) Ruby
12 5 (1.15%) Scala
13 4 (0.92%) PHP
13 4 (0.92%) VB
14 3 (0.69%) F#
14 3 (0.69%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 60 (13.82%) Degree
2 38 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.84%) PMP
5 19 (4.38%) ISEB
5 19 (4.38%) PMI Certification
6 15 (3.46%) ISTQB
7 13 (3.00%) CISM
7 13 (3.00%) CISSP
8 10 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (2.07%) CISA
9 9 (2.07%) CREST Certified
9 9 (2.07%) IISP
10 8 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.61%) APMP
11 7 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.61%) PgMP
12 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.76%) GDPR
1 25 (5.76%) QA
2 19 (4.38%) PMO
3 11 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.07%) ISAE 3402
4 9 (2.07%) ISO 22301
4 9 (2.07%) ISO 31000
4 9 (2.07%) ISO 9001
4 9 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 9 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.84%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.92%) GCP
7 3 (0.69%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.46%) P3O
8 2 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) Docker
1 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.92%) ISA Server
2 4 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.07%) Nessus
1 9 (2.07%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 7 (1.61%) Ansible
3 6 (1.38%) CloudForms
3 6 (1.38%) Perfmon
3 6 (1.38%) SCOrch
3 6 (1.38%) Terraform
4 5 (1.15%) SCCM
5 4 (0.92%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.92%) SCOM
6 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.23%) MOM
7 1 (0.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.23%) QRadar
7 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.83%) Oracle
3 24 (5.53%) SAP
4 21 (4.84%) IBM
5 14 (3.23%) Workday
6 11 (2.53%) Cisco
7 10 (2.30%) ArcSight
8 9 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
8 9 (2.07%) Centrify
8 9 (2.07%) HP
8 9 (2.07%) Imperva
8 9 (2.07%) McAfee
8 9 (2.07%) Qualys
8 9 (2.07%) Splunk
8 9 (2.07%) Trend Micro
8 9 (2.07%) Tripwire
9 8 (1.84%) ComArch
10 7 (1.61%) Adobe
11 6 (1.38%) Casewise
11 6 (1.38%) webMethods