Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 93 109
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 -24
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 365 404 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.28% 2.43% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.87% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 293 241
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £328 £315 £319
90th Percentile £608 £582 £556
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £28.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.87% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% -12.20%

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 13,959 14,088 12,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.24% 84.62% 83.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,414 8,457 7,514
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 435 539
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.55 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - -2.04% +6.52%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 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
Thames Valley +4 136 £450 +9.09% 52
Berkshire +6 87 £425 +21.43% 29
Surrey -20 75 £458 -8.50% 16
Hampshire -51 65 £450 - 11
West Sussex +30 60 £500 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 32 £450 +9.09% 20
Oxfordshire +32 17 £538 +13.16% 3
Middlesex +18 15 £475 -
East Sussex -13 8 £600 +23.08% 7
Kent +9 3 £465 -15.45%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 344 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (23.56%) JIRA
3 83 (22.74%) Project Management
4 70 (19.18%) Finance
5 68 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (17.53%) SDLC
7 60 (16.44%) Scrum
8 57 (15.62%) Microsoft
8 57 (15.62%) DevOps
9 54 (14.79%) PRINCE2
10 48 (13.15%) Windows
11 46 (12.60%) Confluence
12 40 (10.96%) Java
13 37 (10.14%) Management Information System
13 37 (10.14%) Test Automation
14 36 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (9.86%) QA
14 36 (9.86%) Degree
15 35 (9.59%) SQL
16 34 (9.32%) ITIL
17 33 (9.04%) CRM
18 32 (8.77%) SAP
18 32 (8.77%) Kanban
19 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
20 30 (8.22%) Telecoms
21 29 (7.95%) Visual Studio
21 29 (7.95%) Oracle
21 29 (7.95%) ISEB
21 29 (7.95%) User Stories

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 46 (12.60%) Confluence
2 21 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.48%) SAP Portal
4 9 (2.47%) IIS
5 7 (1.92%) CMS
6 6 (1.64%) Drupal
7 5 (1.37%) Apache
7 5 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.55%) JBoss
9 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.38%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) InVision
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.74%) SAP CRM
2 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.10%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.82%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.55%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.27%) Primavera
6 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.66%) PaaS
4 16 (4.38%) IaaS
5 11 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (2.74%) Office 365
7 8 (2.19%) Yammer
8 7 (1.92%) SaaS
9 2 (0.55%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.55%) G Suite
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Slack
9 2 (0.55%) Trello
10 1 (0.27%) Boomi
10 1 (0.27%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) npm
10 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.47%) NFC
2 8 (2.19%) WAN
3 5 (1.37%) LAN
4 4 (1.10%) Internet
4 4 (1.10%) PuTTY
4 4 (1.10%) SNMP
5 3 (0.82%) MPLS
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.55%) Firewall
6 2 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.55%) TACACS
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
7 1 (0.27%) Skype
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.27%) VLAN
7 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.47%) Big Data
4 9 (2.47%) MySQL
5 8 (2.19%) Power BI
6 5 (1.37%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.37%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.37%) Impala
6 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) OLAP
7 4 (1.10%) OLTP
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 86 (23.56%) JIRA
2 29 (7.95%) Visual Studio
3 26 (7.12%) Jenkins
4 22 (6.03%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.74%) SoapUI
7 9 (2.47%) SonarQube
8 7 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.37%) Selenium
10 4 (1.10%) Gradle
10 4 (1.10%) Liquibase
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.82%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.82%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.82%) GitLab
11 3 (0.82%) Subversion
12 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.55%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.55%) JUnit
12 2 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 70 (19.18%) Finance
2 30 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.58%) Retail
4 21 (5.75%) Marketing
5 18 (4.93%) Back Office
6 8 (2.19%) Billing
7 6 (1.64%) Automotive
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Publishing
9 3 (0.82%) German Language
9 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.55%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (22.74%) Analyst
2 70 (19.18%) Project Manager
3 43 (11.78%) Developer
4 41 (11.23%) Business Analyst
5 34 (9.32%) Architect
6 29 (7.95%) Scrum Master
7 21 (5.75%) Test Manager
8 13 (3.56%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (3.56%) IT Manager
9 12 (3.29%) ABAP Developer
9 12 (3.29%) SAP Developer
10 11 (3.01%) Security Architect
11 10 (2.74%) Digital Project Manager
11 10 (2.74%) IT Project Manager
11 10 (2.74%) Team Leader
12 9 (2.47%) Digital Analyst
12 9 (2.47%) Payments Architect
12 9 (2.47%) QA Leader
12 9 (2.47%) Technical Leader
13 8 (2.19%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.58%) HTML
2 22 (6.03%) .NET
2 22 (6.03%) Web Services
3 19 (5.21%) CSS
4 17 (4.66%) JSON
5 14 (3.84%) Web Dynpro
5 14 (3.84%) XML
6 10 (2.74%) Kafka
6 10 (2.74%) SAP PI
6 10 (2.74%) Velocity
7 8 (2.19%) HTML5
7 8 (2.19%) WCF
8 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (1.92%) jQuery
8 7 (1.92%) REST
9 6 (1.64%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.64%) Silverlight
10 5 (1.37%) RESTful
10 5 (1.37%) SOAP
10 5 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.14%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.75%) Public Cloud
4 19 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.01%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.47%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.92%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.10%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.10%) PKI
11 4 (1.10%) User Experience
12 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.55%) PMI
13 2 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.15%) Windows
2 28 (7.67%) Linux
3 9 (2.47%) Solaris
3 9 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.19%) Unix
5 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.55%) Android
6 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (94.25%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (22.74%) Project Management
3 68 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (17.53%) SDLC
5 60 (16.44%) Scrum
6 57 (15.62%) DevOps
7 54 (14.79%) PRINCE2
8 37 (10.14%) Test Automation
9 34 (9.32%) ITIL
10 33 (9.04%) CRM
11 32 (8.77%) Kanban
12 29 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (7.95%) User Stories
13 27 (7.40%) Data Modelling
14 26 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.12%) Test Strategy
15 25 (6.85%) E-Commerce
15 25 (6.85%) Test Management
15 25 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (6.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.96%) Java
2 35 (9.59%) SQL
3 25 (6.85%) C#
4 16 (4.38%) ABAP
4 16 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.19%) Python
6 7 (1.92%) Perl
6 7 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.64%) Scala
8 5 (1.37%) Java 8
8 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.37%) VBA
9 4 (1.10%) PHP
9 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.82%) Ruby
11 2 (0.55%) C
11 2 (0.55%) VB
11 2 (0.55%) VBScript
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (9.86%) Degree
2 29 (7.95%) ISEB
3 14 (3.84%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.56%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.01%) CISSP
5 11 (3.01%) PMP
5 11 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.74%) CISM
7 9 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (2.47%) CCSP
7 9 (2.47%) CISA
7 9 (2.47%) CLAS
7 9 (2.47%) CREST Certified
7 9 (2.47%) IISP
8 7 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.86%) QA
2 23 (6.30%) PMO
3 16 (4.38%) GDPR
4 10 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.74%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.47%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (2.47%) ISO 22301
5 9 (2.47%) ISO 31000
5 9 (2.47%) ISO 9001
5 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.82%) GxP
7 2 (0.55%) WAI
7 2 (0.55%) WCAG
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (2.47%) ISA Server
2 5 (1.37%) Docker
3 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) KVM
4 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.56%) Ansible
2 12 (3.29%) CloudForms
2 12 (3.29%) SCOrch
2 12 (3.29%) Terraform
3 9 (2.47%) Nessus
3 9 (2.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.27%) Grafana
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.77%) SAP
3 29 (7.95%) Oracle
4 20 (5.48%) Adobe
5 13 (3.56%) Cisco
5 13 (3.56%) IBM
6 12 (3.29%) Google
7 11 (3.01%) McAfee
8 10 (2.74%) Splunk
9 9 (2.47%) ArcSight
9 9 (2.47%) Barracuda Networks
9 9 (2.47%) Centrify
9 9 (2.47%) Imperva
9 9 (2.47%) Okta
9 9 (2.47%) Qualys
9 9 (2.47%) Trend Micro
9 9 (2.47%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.92%) webMethods
11 6 (1.64%) Informatica
11 6 (1.64%) Salesforce.com