Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 101 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +11
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 417 369 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.45% 2.28% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.73% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 264 350
South East median daily rate £450 £443 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +10.63% -
10th Percentile £318 £321 £306
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.45% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South East median hourly rate £38.75 - £52.50
10th Percentile £24.38 - £51.25
90th Percentile £54.13 - £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £46.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -48.39% +8.77% +41.46%

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 14,471 13,515 15,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,602 7,869 9,459
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 519 555
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.13 £50.30 £50.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -6 162 £450 +2.86% 21
Surrey -11 103 £500 +17.65% 17
Berkshire +17 90 £450 +11.80% 9
Hampshire +8 82 £425 -5.56% 20
Buckinghamshire +25 57 £400 -5.88% 7
West Sussex +18 42 £425 -2.30% 3
Oxfordshire -42 15 £475 +5.56% 5
Kent +13 9 £525 +41.41% 8
East Sussex +2 9 £525 -7.69% 8
Middlesex +8 3 £433 -7.73%
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 379 (90.89%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (33.57%) Finance
3 101 (24.22%) Project Management
4 81 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (18.47%) PRINCE2
6 67 (16.07%) Scrum
7 66 (15.83%) SDLC
8 55 (13.19%) Degree
8 55 (13.19%) Test Automation
9 50 (11.99%) Retail
10 49 (11.75%) Oracle
11 46 (11.03%) SQL
12 44 (10.55%) E-Commerce
12 44 (10.55%) JIRA
13 43 (10.31%) Business Analysis
14 41 (9.83%) Microsoft
14 41 (9.83%) Test Strategy
15 40 (9.59%) DevOps
15 40 (9.59%) Telecoms
16 39 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (8.87%) C#
18 36 (8.63%) Java
19 35 (8.39%) Security Cleared
20 32 (7.67%) User Stories
21 31 (7.43%) Programme Management
22 30 (7.19%) SAP
23 28 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
24 27 (6.47%) SQL Server
24 27 (6.47%) Kanban
24 27 (6.47%) Programme Delivery

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 19 (4.56%) Confluence
2 6 (1.44%) IIS
3 5 (1.20%) Apache
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.72%) EPiServer
5 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.72%) SAP Portal
5 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.24%) MTS
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 18 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) Primavera
3 3 (0.72%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.48%) Sonata
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.32%) SaaS
3 13 (3.12%) Office 365
4 11 (2.64%) PaaS
5 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.72%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.72%) GitHub
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.48%) CloudSense
8 2 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.24%) Boomi
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) Force.com
9 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) Heroku
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) LAN
1 12 (2.88%) WAN
2 10 (2.40%) Internet
2 10 (2.40%) SNMP
3 9 (2.16%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.96%) Firewall
5 3 (0.72%) Broadband
5 3 (0.72%) VLAN
5 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.48%) NFC
7 1 (0.24%) AMQP
7 1 (0.24%) DSL
7 1 (0.24%) HTTP
7 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.08%) RDBMS
2 17 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.40%) SQLPlus
5 9 (2.16%) MySQL
6 7 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.20%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.96%) Big Data
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.96%) Redis
9 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.48%) Impala
10 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (10.55%) JIRA
2 19 (4.56%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.08%) Selenium
4 12 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.64%) SoapUI
6 10 (2.40%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.92%) HP UFT
7 8 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.92%) ProC
7 8 (1.92%) Subversion
8 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.44%) JMeter
9 6 (1.44%) Rational Rose
9 6 (1.44%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.96%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 140 (33.57%) Finance
2 50 (11.99%) Retail
3 40 (9.59%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.08%) Marketing
5 14 (3.36%) Billing
6 11 (2.64%) Banking
7 7 (1.68%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Automotive
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
9 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (26.38%) Project Manager
2 101 (24.22%) Analyst
3 58 (13.91%) Business Analyst
4 49 (11.75%) Developer
5 32 (7.67%) Architect
6 28 (6.71%) Test Analyst
7 27 (6.47%) IT Manager
8 23 (5.52%) Scrum Master
9 21 (5.04%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
11 15 (3.60%) IT Project Manager
12 14 (3.36%) Senior Manager
12 14 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.12%) Senior Project Manager
13 13 (3.12%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.12%) Test Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) IT Programme Manager
14 12 (2.88%) Transformation Manager
15 11 (2.64%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.52%) HTML
2 22 (5.28%) .NET
3 16 (3.84%) Velocity
4 14 (3.36%) jQuery
5 12 (2.88%) CSS
6 11 (2.64%) XML
7 10 (2.40%) HTML5
8 9 (2.16%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (1.92%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.68%) Spring
10 7 (1.68%) Web Services
11 6 (1.44%) SOAP
12 5 (1.20%) REST
12 5 (1.20%) RESTful
13 4 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (0.96%) Middleware
14 3 (0.72%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.72%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.80%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.12%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
6 9 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.16%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.16%) User Experience
7 8 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.20%) PMI
10 5 (1.20%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.72%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.48%) Infotainment
13 2 (0.48%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.24%) Unix
2 23 (5.52%) Linux
3 19 (4.56%) Windows
4 8 (1.92%) AIX
5 4 (0.96%) Android
5 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (90.89%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (24.22%) Project Management
3 81 (19.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (18.47%) PRINCE2
5 67 (16.07%) Scrum
6 66 (15.83%) SDLC
7 55 (13.19%) Test Automation
8 44 (10.55%) E-Commerce
9 43 (10.31%) Business Analysis
10 41 (9.83%) Test Strategy
11 40 (9.59%) DevOps
12 39 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (7.67%) User Stories
14 31 (7.43%) Programme Management
15 27 (6.47%) Kanban
15 27 (6.47%) Programme Delivery
16 26 (6.24%) Defect Management
16 26 (6.24%) ITIL
17 24 (5.76%) Data Modelling
18 23 (5.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.03%) SQL
2 37 (8.87%) C#
3 36 (8.63%) Java
4 24 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.56%) C
6 15 (3.60%) Python
7 13 (3.12%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.40%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.16%) Perl
9 9 (2.16%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.92%) Ruby
11 6 (1.44%) ABAP
12 5 (1.20%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.96%) VBScript
14 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.48%) C++
15 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (13.19%) Degree
2 35 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.00%) PMI Certification
4 24 (5.76%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.28%) PMP
6 19 (4.56%) ISEB
7 17 (4.08%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (2.88%) PgMP
9 10 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.44%) APMP
11 6 (1.44%) CISA
11 6 (1.44%) CISM
11 6 (1.44%) CISSP
11 6 (1.44%) CREST Certified
11 6 (1.44%) IISP
12 4 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.28%) QA
2 20 (4.80%) GDPR
3 16 (3.84%) PMO
4 8 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.44%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (1.44%) ISO 22301
5 6 (1.44%) ISO 31000
5 6 (1.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) P3O
6 2 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.92%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.44%) Nessus
3 6 (1.44%) Perfmon
3 6 (1.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 5 (1.20%) SCCM
5 4 (0.96%) SCOM
6 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.24%) Ansible
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) MOM
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) QRadar
7 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 49 (11.75%) Oracle
2 41 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.19%) SAP
4 16 (3.84%) IBM
5 13 (3.12%) HP
6 8 (1.92%) ComArch
7 7 (1.68%) ArcSight
7 7 (1.68%) Cisco
7 7 (1.68%) Siebel
8 6 (1.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (1.44%) Casewise
8 6 (1.44%) Centrify
8 6 (1.44%) Imperva
8 6 (1.44%) McAfee
8 6 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.44%) Splunk
8 6 (1.44%) Trend Micro
8 6 (1.44%) Tripwire
8 6 (1.44%) VMware
8 6 (1.44%) Workday