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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Waterfall Model
England / South East
Rank 87 95 88
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 179 199 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.31% 2.17% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.68% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 148 137
Median daily rate £443 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -6.00% +59.03%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +15 50 £425 -5.55% 11
Berkshire +8 28 £413 -2.36% 13
Oxfordshire +13 26 £464 +42.69% 5
Hampshire -9 24 £400 +14.28% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 23 £425 - 3
West Sussex +14 21 £533 +23.83% 6
East Sussex +13 3 £950 +133.84% 2
Kent -11 3 £478 +41.48%
Sussex - 1 £305 -
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 297 (93.69%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (31.86%) SDLC
3 69 (21.77%) Finance
4 67 (21.14%) Java
4 67 (21.14%) Oracle
5 60 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (18.30%) Project Management
7 54 (17.03%) Linux
7 54 (17.03%) Scrum
8 50 (15.77%) JavaScript
8 50 (15.77%) SQL
8 50 (15.77%) JIRA
9 47 (14.83%) HTML
10 46 (14.51%) Unix
11 42 (13.25%) Business Analysis
12 41 (12.93%) Degree
12 41 (12.93%) ITIL
13 37 (11.67%) ISEB
14 33 (10.41%) Configuration Management
15 31 (9.78%) PRINCE2
16 30 (9.46%) Security Cleared
17 29 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
17 29 (9.15%) Tomcat
17 29 (9.15%) PL/SQL
17 29 (9.15%) User Stories
18 28 (8.83%) C
19 27 (8.52%) Jenkins
20 26 (8.20%) AIX
21 25 (7.89%) Open Source
22 24 (7.57%) Python

Waterfall
Top Related 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 29 (9.15%) Tomcat
2 24 (7.57%) Apache
3 22 (6.94%) Confluence
4 20 (6.31%) nginx
5 18 (5.68%) WebLogic
6 14 (4.42%) JBoss
7 6 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.58%) SAP Portal
9 4 (1.26%) CMS
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.63%) Drupal
11 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 14 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.10%) MS Office
3 8 (2.52%) MS Project
4 6 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.63%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.32%) HFM
3 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.32%) Primavera
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.32%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.32%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.89%) SSL
2 4 (1.26%) Firewall
3 3 (0.95%) DMZ
3 3 (0.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.95%) MVNO
4 2 (0.63%) SMTP
4 2 (0.63%) VLAN
4 2 (0.63%) VoIP
5 1 (0.32%) GSM
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) LTE
5 1 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.32%) RTP
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.26%) Oracle Database
2 18 (5.68%) SQLPlus
3 16 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.73%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.21%) MySQL
8 5 (1.58%) Big Data
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (15.77%) JIRA
2 27 (8.52%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.62%) Git (software)
4 18 (5.68%) ProC
5 15 (4.73%) Selenium
6 12 (3.79%) Maven
7 11 (3.47%) JUnit
8 6 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.89%) Subversion
9 4 (1.26%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.26%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.26%) Gradle
9 4 (1.26%) Mockito
9 4 (1.26%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.95%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.95%) JMeter
10 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (21.77%) Finance
2 23 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.05%) Retail
4 14 (4.42%) Banking
5 13 (4.10%) Publishing
6 8 (2.52%) Marketing
7 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.26%) Automotive
9 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (22.08%) Analyst
2 68 (21.45%) Developer
3 61 (19.24%) Project Manager
4 54 (17.03%) Business Analyst
5 32 (10.09%) Architect
6 20 (6.31%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.31%) Test Manager
7 19 (5.99%) Development Manager
7 19 (5.99%) Oracle Architect
7 19 (5.99%) Oracle Developer
8 17 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 16 (5.05%) PL/SQL Developer
10 15 (4.73%) Scrum Master
11 12 (3.79%) Service Analyst
11 12 (3.79%) Test Analyst
12 11 (3.47%) Development Project Manager
13 10 (3.15%) Agile Project Manager
13 10 (3.15%) Software Manager
13 10 (3.15%) Unix Architect
14 9 (2.84%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.83%) HTML
2 22 (6.94%) jQuery
2 22 (6.94%) Web Services
3 18 (5.68%) .NET
3 18 (5.68%) Spring
4 17 (5.36%) HTML5
5 10 (3.15%) Hibernate
5 10 (3.15%) SOAP
5 10 (3.15%) Spring Boot
6 9 (2.84%) RESTful
6 9 (2.84%) XML
7 8 (2.52%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.52%) CSS
7 8 (2.52%) JSON
7 8 (2.52%) REST
8 6 (1.89%) Dropwizard
8 6 (1.89%) Java EE
9 5 (1.58%) JSP
9 5 (1.58%) Velocity
9 5 (1.58%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.84%) User Experience
4 7 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.95%) PKI
6 3 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.63%) CESG
7 2 (0.63%) Life Science
7 2 (0.63%) NHS
7 2 (0.63%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.32%) AS400
8 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.32%) Fintech
8 1 (0.32%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.03%) Linux
2 46 (14.51%) Unix
3 26 (8.20%) AIX
4 19 (5.99%) Windows
5 6 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (93.69%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (31.86%) SDLC
3 60 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (18.30%) Project Management
5 54 (17.03%) Scrum
6 42 (13.25%) Business Analysis
7 41 (12.93%) ITIL
8 33 (10.41%) Configuration Management
9 31 (9.78%) PRINCE2
10 29 (9.15%) Requirements Analysis
10 29 (9.15%) User Stories
11 25 (7.89%) Open Source
12 24 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (6.94%) Change Management
15 19 (5.99%) Test Management
15 19 (5.99%) Test Strategy
15 19 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (5.68%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.14%) Java
2 50 (15.77%) JavaScript
2 50 (15.77%) SQL
3 29 (9.15%) PL/SQL
4 28 (8.83%) C
5 24 (7.57%) Python
6 20 (6.31%) PHP
7 18 (5.68%) Perl
7 18 (5.68%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.52%) C#
9 5 (1.58%) ABAP
10 3 (0.95%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (12.93%) Degree
2 37 (11.67%) ISEB
3 30 (9.46%) Security Cleared
4 23 (7.26%) SC Cleared
5 19 (5.99%) ISTQB
6 14 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.58%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.95%) APMP
9 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) PgMP
9 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.73%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) PMO
2 8 (2.52%) SLA
3 5 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.26%) GDPR
5 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (5.68%) Docker
2 4 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.95%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.32%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (21.14%) Oracle
2 19 (5.99%) SAP
3 18 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.05%) HP
5 10 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.15%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.21%) Adobe
7 5 (1.58%) webMethods
8 4 (1.26%) Symantec
8 4 (1.26%) Talend
9 3 (0.95%) CA
9 3 (0.95%) Google
9 3 (0.95%) hybris
9 3 (0.95%) Pega
9 3 (0.95%) Remedy
9 3 (0.95%) Siebel
9 3 (0.95%) VMware
10 2 (0.63%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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