Period
to 17 November 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 17 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 94 114
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20 -32
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 389 404 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.35% 2.40% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.85% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 278 265
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year -2.78% -0.39% +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 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 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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
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 17 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
Thames Valley +2 150 £475 +13.10% 27
Berkshire -3 95 £400 +8.11% 17
Surrey -8 87 £513 +7.89% 16
Hampshire -67 63 £450 - 12
West Sussex +36 57 £433 -3.89% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 32 £475 +43.94% 8
Oxfordshire -1 23 £600 +33.33% 2
Middlesex - 14 £475 - 1
East Sussex -13 8 £500 +2.56% 3
Kent -1 5 £551 +42.26% 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 366 (94.09%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.22%) Project Management
3 84 (21.59%) SDLC
4 82 (21.08%) Finance
5 78 (20.05%) Scrum
6 76 (19.54%) PRINCE2
7 70 (17.99%) JIRA
8 65 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (14.65%) SQL
10 56 (14.40%) DevOps
11 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
12 47 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 46 (11.83%) Java
13 46 (11.83%) Windows
14 44 (11.31%) Degree
15 41 (10.54%) E-Commerce
16 39 (10.03%) Telecoms
16 39 (10.03%) Test Automation
16 39 (10.03%) Kanban
17 37 (9.51%) Confluence
18 36 (9.25%) User Stories
19 35 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (8.74%) Test Strategy
20 34 (8.74%) Visual Studio
21 33 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
22 32 (8.23%) Retail
23 31 (7.97%) Oracle
24 30 (7.71%) SAP
24 30 (7.71%) Jenkins
24 30 (7.71%) Problem-Solving

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 37 (9.51%) Confluence
2 14 (3.60%) SAP Portal
3 10 (2.57%) IIS
4 7 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.29%) Apache
6 5 (1.29%) CMS
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.77%) Drupal
8 3 (0.77%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (1.54%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.77%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.63%) PaaS
4 13 (3.34%) IaaS
4 13 (3.34%) Office 365
5 11 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.03%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.03%) Force.com
8 4 (1.03%) GitHub
8 4 (1.03%) Heroku
8 4 (1.03%) SaaS
9 3 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.77%) Yammer
10 2 (0.51%) G Suite
10 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Slack
10 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) Internet
2 9 (2.31%) LAN
2 9 (2.31%) WAN
3 8 (2.06%) NFC
4 4 (1.03%) Network Security
5 2 (0.51%) Broadband
5 2 (0.51%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.51%) SNMP
6 1 (0.26%) AMQP
6 1 (0.26%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.26%) DSL
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) Skype
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.86%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.08%) Big Data
5 11 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.80%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.80%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 7 (1.80%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.80%) Impala
7 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.80%) SSDT
8 6 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.54%) Power BI
9 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.29%) Redis
10 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (17.99%) JIRA
2 34 (8.74%) Visual Studio
3 30 (7.71%) Jenkins
4 24 (6.17%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (3.60%) SoapUI
7 12 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.83%) Selenium
9 10 (2.57%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.80%) GitLab
11 7 (1.80%) Subversion
12 6 (1.54%) HP UFT
12 6 (1.54%) Rational Rose
13 5 (1.29%) Zephyr
14 4 (1.03%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.03%) Gradle
14 4 (1.03%) Liquibase
14 4 (1.03%) LoadRunner
15 3 (0.77%) ClearCase
General
1 82 (21.08%) Finance
2 39 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.23%) Retail
4 14 (3.60%) Back Office
5 13 (3.34%) Marketing
6 8 (2.06%) Automotive
7 7 (1.80%) Legal
7 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) German Language
9 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.03%) Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Billing
10 3 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Avionics
11 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (23.91%) Project Manager
2 76 (19.54%) Analyst
3 52 (13.37%) Developer
4 37 (9.51%) Architect
5 36 (9.25%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.20%) Scrum Master
7 17 (4.37%) Senior Manager
7 17 (4.37%) Senior Project Manager
7 17 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.86%) Test Manager
9 14 (3.60%) Security Architect
9 14 (3.60%) Test Analyst
10 13 (3.34%) Programme Manager
11 12 (3.08%) ABAP Developer
11 12 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (3.08%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.57%) IT Project Manager
12 10 (2.57%) SAP Developer
13 9 (2.31%) SQL Developer
13 9 (2.31%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.68%) Web Services
2 19 (4.88%) .NET
3 18 (4.63%) HTML
4 16 (4.11%) Velocity
4 16 (4.11%) XML
5 15 (3.86%) CSS
5 15 (3.86%) JSON
6 13 (3.34%) Web Dynpro
7 11 (2.83%) Kafka
8 10 (2.57%) AngularJS
9 9 (2.31%) jQuery
9 9 (2.31%) Spring
10 8 (2.06%) HTML5
11 7 (1.80%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.80%) React
11 7 (1.80%) REST
11 7 (1.80%) SOAP
12 6 (1.54%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.54%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.68%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.43%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.14%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.88%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.86%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.83%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.31%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.54%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.29%) PKI
12 5 (1.29%) PMI
12 5 (1.29%) User Experience
13 3 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.83%) Windows
2 25 (6.43%) Linux
3 9 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.06%) Unix
5 7 (1.80%) Solaris
6 4 (1.03%) Android
7 3 (0.77%) OpenVMS
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (94.09%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.22%) Project Management
3 84 (21.59%) SDLC
4 78 (20.05%) Scrum
5 76 (19.54%) PRINCE2
6 65 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (14.40%) DevOps
8 41 (10.54%) E-Commerce
9 39 (10.03%) Kanban
9 39 (10.03%) Test Automation
10 36 (9.25%) User Stories
11 34 (8.74%) Test Strategy
12 30 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (7.20%) ITIL
14 27 (6.94%) Business Analysis
15 26 (6.68%) Test Management
16 25 (6.43%) Data Modelling
17 24 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (6.17%) Data Analysis
17 24 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.65%) SQL
2 46 (11.83%) Java
3 27 (6.94%) C#
4 16 (4.11%) ABAP
4 16 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.60%) Python
6 8 (2.06%) Scala
6 8 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.80%) VBScript
8 6 (1.54%) C
8 6 (1.54%) Perl
9 5 (1.29%) C++
9 5 (1.29%) Java 8
10 4 (1.03%) PHP
10 4 (1.03%) Ruby
10 4 (1.03%) VB
11 3 (0.77%) F#
11 3 (0.77%) Fortran
11 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (11.31%) Degree
2 29 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.91%) ISEB
4 22 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.86%) CISSP
6 14 (3.60%) CISM
6 14 (3.60%) PMP
7 11 (2.83%) ISTQB
8 10 (2.57%) CISA
8 10 (2.57%) CREST Certified
8 10 (2.57%) IISP
8 10 (2.57%) PMI Certification
9 9 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (1.80%) APMP
10 7 (1.80%) CCSP
10 7 (1.80%) CLAS
10 7 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.68%) QA
2 20 (5.14%) GDPR
3 17 (4.37%) PMO
4 13 (3.34%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (2.57%) ISAE 3402
6 10 (2.57%) ISO 22301
6 10 (2.57%) ISO 31000
6 10 (2.57%) ISO 9001
6 10 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 10 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (2.06%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.77%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.80%) ISA Server
2 6 (1.54%) Docker
3 4 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) KVM
4 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (3.60%) Ansible
2 12 (3.08%) CloudForms
2 12 (3.08%) SCOrch
2 12 (3.08%) Terraform
3 10 (2.57%) Nessus
3 10 (2.57%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.26%) Grafana
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
5 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.97%) Oracle
3 30 (7.71%) SAP
4 18 (4.63%) IBM
5 14 (3.60%) Adobe
5 14 (3.60%) Workday
6 12 (3.08%) Cisco
7 11 (2.83%) webMethods
8 10 (2.57%) ArcSight
8 10 (2.57%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (2.57%) Centrify
8 10 (2.57%) Google
8 10 (2.57%) Imperva
8 10 (2.57%) McAfee
8 10 (2.57%) Qualys
8 10 (2.57%) Splunk
8 10 (2.57%) Trend Micro
8 10 (2.57%) Tripwire
9 8 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.80%) Informatica