Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 105 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 +16
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 379 334 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 2.15% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.59% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 245 319
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £315 £321 £304
90th Percentile £587 £575 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
South East median hourly rate £20.50 - £52.50
10th Percentile £19.25 - £47.50
90th Percentile £21.75 - £57.70
England median hourly rate £29.55 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -34.34% -10.00% +59.03%

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 14,171 12,903 14,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.35% 82.97% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,341 7,479 9,002
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £566 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 517 578
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.36%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%

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 April 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 23 April 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 -3 153 £450 +5.88% 21
Hampshire +29 85 £425 - 15
Surrey -23 85 £498 +10.68% 12
Berkshire -3 69 £425 +3.03% 9
Buckinghamshire +8 65 £425 - 4
West Sussex -12 27 £450 +8.43% 2
Oxfordshire -30 19 £480 -1.03% 8
Kent +14 13 £550 +4.76% 3
East Sussex +1 4 £600 -36.84% 4
Middlesex -2 4 £433 -17.62% 1
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 341 (89.97%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (35.88%) Finance
3 89 (23.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (17.94%) Project Management
5 58 (15.30%) PRINCE2
6 52 (13.72%) Scrum
6 52 (13.72%) Test Automation
7 47 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (11.87%) Oracle
8 45 (11.87%) Retail
9 43 (11.35%) Business Analysis
10 42 (11.08%) SDLC
11 39 (10.29%) Java
12 38 (10.03%) SQL
13 37 (9.76%) JIRA
14 36 (9.50%) Telecoms
15 35 (9.23%) Test Strategy
16 34 (8.97%) Degree
17 33 (8.71%) ITIL
18 32 (8.44%) CRM
18 32 (8.44%) JavaScript
19 30 (7.92%) Programme Delivery
20 29 (7.65%) C#
20 29 (7.65%) E-Commerce
21 27 (7.12%) SQL Server
21 27 (7.12%) Programme Management
21 27 (7.12%) DevOps
22 26 (6.86%) HTML
22 26 (6.86%) Security Cleared
23 25 (6.60%) Defect Management

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 14 (3.69%) Confluence
1 14 (3.69%) WebSphere
2 13 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.90%) Apache
4 6 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.53%) CMS
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.26%) Drupal
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.32%) InDesign
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.32%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Eloqua
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Primavera
3 2 (0.53%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.53%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.26%) HFM
4 1 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.01%) SaaS
3 9 (2.37%) PaaS
4 7 (1.85%) Office 365
5 6 (1.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.06%) GitHub
6 4 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.53%) IaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.26%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) Force.com
9 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.37%) Internet
2 8 (2.11%) LAN
3 7 (1.85%) HTTP
3 7 (1.85%) WAN
4 6 (1.58%) Firewall
5 5 (1.32%) SNMP
6 3 (0.79%) 2G
6 3 (0.79%) 4G
6 3 (0.79%) LTE
6 3 (0.79%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.53%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) AMQP
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) CTI
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
8 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.69%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.90%) SQLPlus
6 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.32%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.06%) MySQL
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.53%) Big Data
12 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.26%) Redis
12 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 37 (9.76%) JIRA
2 15 (3.96%) Selenium
3 14 (3.69%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.17%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.90%) HP UFT
5 11 (2.90%) LoadRunner
6 10 (2.64%) ProC
7 8 (2.11%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.85%) JMeter
8 7 (1.85%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.85%) Subversion
8 7 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.58%) Maven
10 5 (1.32%) Appium
11 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.79%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 136 (35.88%) Finance
2 45 (11.87%) Retail
3 36 (9.50%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.69%) Marketing
5 12 (3.17%) Banking
5 12 (3.17%) Billing
6 6 (1.58%) Legal
6 6 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
8 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.53%) German Language
9 2 (0.53%) Local Government
9 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (27.44%) Project Manager
2 97 (25.59%) Analyst
3 58 (15.30%) Business Analyst
4 51 (13.46%) Developer
5 24 (6.33%) Architect
6 23 (6.07%) IT Manager
7 19 (5.01%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.49%) SQL Developer
9 16 (4.22%) Programme Manager
9 16 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (3.69%) Scrum Master
11 13 (3.43%) Digital Project Manager
11 13 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.43%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.17%) Consultant
12 12 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
12 12 (3.17%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (3.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.86%) HTML
2 24 (6.33%) .NET
3 14 (3.69%) AngularJS
3 14 (3.69%) Spring
4 13 (3.43%) CSS
5 12 (3.17%) Hibernate
5 12 (3.17%) jQuery
5 12 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (2.90%) HTML5
6 11 (2.90%) Web Services
7 10 (2.64%) Velocity
8 8 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (2.11%) REST
9 7 (1.85%) J2EE
9 7 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (1.58%) Apache CXF
10 6 (1.58%) JDBC
10 6 (1.58%) JMS
10 6 (1.58%) Spring MVC
10 6 (1.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.69%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.90%) User Experience
4 8 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.06%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.53%) CCTV
8 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.53%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.53%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.53%) IVR
8 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.53%) PKI
8 2 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.49%) Linux
2 16 (4.22%) Unix
3 13 (3.43%) Windows
4 10 (2.64%) AIX
5 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.79%) Android
8 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (89.97%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (23.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (17.94%) Project Management
4 58 (15.30%) PRINCE2
5 52 (13.72%) Scrum
5 52 (13.72%) Test Automation
6 47 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.35%) Business Analysis
8 42 (11.08%) SDLC
9 35 (9.23%) Test Strategy
10 33 (8.71%) ITIL
11 32 (8.44%) CRM
12 30 (7.92%) Programme Delivery
13 29 (7.65%) E-Commerce
14 27 (7.12%) DevOps
14 27 (7.12%) Programme Management
15 25 (6.60%) Defect Management
16 24 (6.33%) V-Model
17 23 (6.07%) Requirements Analysis
18 22 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.29%) Java
2 38 (10.03%) SQL
3 32 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.65%) C#
5 15 (3.96%) C
6 14 (3.69%) PL/SQL
7 13 (3.43%) Python
8 11 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.85%) Ruby
10 4 (1.06%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.06%) Perl
10 4 (1.06%) PHP
11 2 (0.53%) ABAP
11 2 (0.53%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (8.97%) Degree
2 26 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.80%) PMI Certification
4 19 (5.01%) ISEB
4 19 (5.01%) ISTQB
5 17 (4.49%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.22%) PMP
6 16 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (3.43%) PgMP
9 9 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.58%) IIBA
10 6 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.53%) CAPM
14 1 (0.26%) APMP
14 1 (0.26%) CBAP
14 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.33%) GDPR
2 20 (5.28%) QA
3 14 (3.69%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.26%) WAI
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.06%) Docker
2 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.11%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.32%) Perfmon
3 5 (1.32%) SCCM
4 4 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.26%) QRadar
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (11.87%) Oracle
2 24 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.01%) SAP
4 14 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (3.43%) HP
5 13 (3.43%) IBM
6 11 (2.90%) Adobe
7 7 (1.85%) Siebel
8 6 (1.58%) VMware
9 5 (1.32%) ComArch
10 3 (0.79%) Apple
10 3 (0.79%) Talend
11 2 (0.53%) Avaya
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco
11 2 (0.53%) Demandware
11 2 (0.53%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.53%) NetApp
11 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.53%) Splunk
11 2 (0.53%) Tableau