Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 115 86
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29 +27
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 407 312 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.45% 2.05% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.49% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 223 316
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +0.61%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £301
90th Percentile £584 £570 £525
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
South East median hourly rate £36.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £22.20 - £47.50
90th Percentile £39.20 - £58.60
England median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% -12.20% +105.00%

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 13,740 12,542 14,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.84% 82.21% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 7,529 8,781
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £253
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 503 621
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.49 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -1 166 £375 -11.76% 14
Hampshire +43 102 £450 +5.88% 14
Surrey 0 88 £500 -4.76% 8
Berkshire -12 84 £360 -12.73% 12
Buckinghamshire -7 65 £344 -20.06% 1
West Sussex -22 21 £450 +3.75% 10
Oxfordshire -12 17 £475 -2.56% 1
Kent -7 12 £475 +26.67% 2
East Sussex 0 9 £475 -22.76% 5
Middlesex 0 2 - -
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 363 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (30.71%) Finance
3 101 (24.82%) Project Management
4 76 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (18.43%) Scrum
6 71 (17.44%) PRINCE2
7 56 (13.76%) SQL
8 49 (12.04%) Oracle
9 47 (11.55%) Telecoms
10 45 (11.06%) Java
10 45 (11.06%) SDLC
11 42 (10.32%) JIRA
12 39 (9.58%) Test Automation
13 38 (9.34%) Degree
13 38 (9.34%) CRM
14 37 (9.09%) ITIL
14 37 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (7.86%) Microsoft
17 31 (7.62%) SQL Server
18 30 (7.37%) Business Analysis
18 30 (7.37%) QA
19 28 (6.88%) ISEB
20 27 (6.63%) JavaScript
20 27 (6.63%) Defect Management
21 26 (6.39%) Security Cleared
22 25 (6.14%) E-Commerce
23 24 (5.90%) SAP
23 24 (5.90%) HP
23 24 (5.90%) Relational Database

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 18 (4.42%) Confluence
2 17 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.69%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.21%) Apache
4 9 (2.21%) SAS
5 8 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.47%) CMS
7 4 (0.98%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.25%) Drupal
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (4.18%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.23%) InDesign
5 5 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.74%) HFM
2 3 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.46%) SaaS
3 8 (1.97%) Office 365
4 7 (1.72%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (1.72%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (0.98%) Force.com
5 4 (0.98%) PaaS
6 3 (0.74%) IaaS
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.74%) Veeva
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.25%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.19%) Internet
2 12 (2.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.74%) 2G
3 3 (0.74%) 4G
3 3 (0.74%) Firewall
3 3 (0.74%) Intranet
3 3 (0.74%) LTE
4 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) SMS
4 2 (0.49%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) CTI
5 1 (0.25%) DSL
5 1 (0.25%) SMTP
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.90%) Relational Database
4 23 (5.65%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.95%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.46%) Big Data
8 10 (2.46%) OLAP
8 10 (2.46%) SQLPlus
9 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (0.98%) Power BI
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.74%) MySQL
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (10.32%) JIRA
2 15 (3.69%) Eclipse
3 14 (3.44%) HP UFT
4 10 (2.46%) LoadRunner
5 9 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.97%) Selenium
7 7 (1.72%) Appium
7 7 (1.72%) Maven
8 6 (1.47%) ProC
9 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.74%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (0.49%) JMeter
11 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.25%) JUnit
12 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 125 (30.71%) Finance
2 47 (11.55%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.65%) Retail
4 20 (4.91%) Marketing
5 9 (2.21%) Banking
6 8 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.47%) Back Office
7 6 (1.47%) Billing
8 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.74%) Automotive
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (28.01%) Analyst
1 114 (28.01%) Project Manager
2 63 (15.48%) Business Analyst
3 53 (13.02%) Developer
4 23 (5.65%) Architect
4 23 (5.65%) IT Manager
5 16 (3.93%) IT Project Manager
5 16 (3.93%) Java Developer
5 16 (3.93%) SQL Developer
5 16 (3.93%) Test Analyst
6 15 (3.69%) Senior Developer
7 14 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (3.44%) Transition Analyst
7 14 (3.44%) Transition Manager
8 13 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
8 13 (3.19%) Test Manager
9 12 (2.95%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (2.95%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.16%) HTML
2 20 (4.91%) Spring
3 18 (4.42%) .NET
3 18 (4.42%) Hibernate
4 15 (3.69%) Web Services
5 14 (3.44%) AngularJS
6 13 (3.19%) J2EE
7 12 (2.95%) jQuery
8 11 (2.70%) HTML5
8 11 (2.70%) REST
9 10 (2.46%) XML
10 9 (2.21%) Velocity
11 8 (1.97%) CSS
11 8 (1.97%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (1.97%) JMS
11 8 (1.97%) Spring Integration
11 8 (1.97%) Spring MVC
11 8 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (1.72%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.72%) User Experience
5 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.23%) Internet of Things
5 5 (1.23%) PMI
5 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 4 (0.98%) Social Media
7 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.49%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.49%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.49%) FMCG
8 2 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.49%) IVR
8 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.25%) Equities
9 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.65%) Linux
1 23 (5.65%) Unix
2 15 (3.69%) Windows
3 11 (2.70%) AIX
4 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.74%) HPUX
6 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (24.82%) Project Management
3 76 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (18.43%) Scrum
5 71 (17.44%) PRINCE2
6 45 (11.06%) SDLC
7 39 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 38 (9.34%) CRM
9 37 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (9.09%) ITIL
10 30 (7.37%) Business Analysis
11 27 (6.63%) Defect Management
12 25 (6.14%) E-Commerce
13 22 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (5.41%) User Stories
14 20 (4.91%) Test Strategy
15 19 (4.67%) Matrix Organization
15 19 (4.67%) Programme Management
15 19 (4.67%) V-Model
16 18 (4.42%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.76%) SQL
2 45 (11.06%) Java
3 27 (6.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.46%) C#
4 10 (2.46%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.46%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.21%) C
6 8 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.23%) Python
8 3 (0.74%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) ABAP
9 2 (0.49%) C++
9 2 (0.49%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.25%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (9.34%) Degree
2 28 (6.88%) ISEB
3 26 (6.39%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.65%) ISTQB
5 21 (5.16%) PMI Certification
5 21 (5.16%) PMP
6 20 (4.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (4.42%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.98%) CCNA
10 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.98%) PgMP
11 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.74%) IIBA
12 2 (0.49%) CAPM
12 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.37%) QA
2 23 (5.65%) GDPR
3 16 (3.93%) PMO
4 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) MiFID
7 1 (0.25%) WAI
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 49 (12.04%) Oracle
2 32 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.90%) HP
3 24 (5.90%) SAP
4 16 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.95%) Adobe
6 10 (2.46%) IBM
7 9 (2.21%) Cisco
7 9 (2.21%) Pega
8 3 (0.74%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.49%) Avaya
9 2 (0.49%) Cognos
9 2 (0.49%) Demandware
9 2 (0.49%) Google
9 2 (0.49%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.49%) NetApp
9 2 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.49%) Splunk
10 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow