Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

Waterfall Model
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 112 81
Rank change year-on-year +19 -31 +38
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 404 365 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.40% 2.18% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.63% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 265 335
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £301
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South East median hourly rate £36.00 - £12.82
England median hourly rate £36.00 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year -0.39% +48.33% -40.93%

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 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -16 172 £420 -1.18% 5
Hampshire +41 111 £450 +12.50% 5
Berkshire -2 90 £370 -7.50% 4
Surrey +1 77 £475 -1.30% 5
Buckinghamshire -29 46 £330 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +11 36 £450 -5.26%
West Sussex -33 15 £450 -8.91% 5
East Sussex +8 12 £488 +17.47% 2
Kent -10 11 £388 +3.33% 3
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 368 (91.09%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.26%) Finance
3 89 (22.03%) Project Management
3 89 (22.03%) Scrum
4 72 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (17.82%) SQL
5 54 (13.37%) PRINCE2
5 54 (13.37%) JIRA
6 52 (12.87%) Oracle
7 50 (12.38%) Telecoms
8 49 (12.13%) ISEB
9 46 (11.39%) Test Automation
10 43 (10.64%) SDLC
11 40 (9.90%) Java
12 39 (9.65%) ISTQB
13 38 (9.41%) ITIL
14 37 (9.16%) Degree
15 36 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (7.67%) Microsoft
16 31 (7.67%) GDPR
17 30 (7.43%) HP
17 30 (7.43%) Test Strategy
18 29 (7.18%) Defect Management
19 28 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
19 28 (6.93%) QA
19 28 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 28 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (6.44%) Linux
20 26 (6.44%) Kanban

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 20 (4.95%) Confluence
1 20 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.97%) SAS
3 9 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.98%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.24%) CMS
7 4 (0.99%) Apache
7 4 (0.99%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (0.74%) HFM
1 3 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.50%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.70%) SaaS
2 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.98%) Office 365
3 8 (1.98%) PaaS
4 7 (1.73%) IaaS
5 5 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (0.74%) Force.com
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.74%) Veeva
7 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.48%) Internet
2 6 (1.49%) HTTP
3 4 (0.99%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.74%) Intranet
4 3 (0.74%) SMS
5 1 (0.25%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.25%) DSL
5 1 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (6.44%) Relational Database
3 25 (6.19%) RDBMS
3 25 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 17 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.22%) OLAP
8 11 (2.72%) SQLPlus
9 10 (2.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 9 (2.23%) Big Data
10 9 (2.23%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.99%) GIS
13 4 (0.99%) MySQL
13 4 (0.99%) Power BI
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (13.37%) JIRA
2 11 (2.72%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (1.98%) Eclipse
3 8 (1.98%) HP UFT
3 8 (1.98%) LoadRunner
3 8 (1.98%) Selenium
3 8 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.49%) ProC
6 5 (1.24%) Appium
6 5 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.24%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.99%) Maven
7 4 (0.99%) Moq
7 4 (0.99%) MSTest
7 4 (0.99%) webpack
8 3 (0.74%) JUnit
9 2 (0.50%) JMeter
9 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (24.26%) Finance
2 50 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.20%) Marketing
4 18 (4.46%) Retail
5 12 (2.97%) Banking
6 10 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.49%) Back Office
8 5 (1.24%) Automotive
8 5 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.74%) Billing
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (27.48%) Analyst
2 91 (22.52%) Project Manager
3 58 (14.36%) Developer
4 55 (13.61%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.69%) Test Manager
6 21 (5.20%) Delivery Manager
6 21 (5.20%) IT Manager
6 21 (5.20%) Test Analyst
7 18 (4.46%) SQL Developer
8 17 (4.21%) Architect
9 15 (3.71%) Agile Project Manager
9 15 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (3.71%) Systems Developer
10 14 (3.47%) Scrum Master
10 14 (3.47%) Transition Analyst
10 14 (3.47%) Transition Manager
11 12 (2.97%) Programme Manager
12 11 (2.72%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (2.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.95%) .NET
2 18 (4.46%) HTML
3 16 (3.96%) Spring
3 16 (3.96%) XML
4 13 (3.22%) Hibernate
4 13 (3.22%) jQuery
4 13 (3.22%) REST
4 13 (3.22%) Web Services
5 11 (2.72%) Velocity
6 8 (1.98%) HTML5
6 8 (1.98%) J2EE
7 7 (1.73%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.73%) RESTful
8 6 (1.49%) Middleware
8 6 (1.49%) SOAP
9 5 (1.24%) JMS
9 5 (1.24%) Spring MVC
9 5 (1.24%) WCF
9 5 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.73%) PMI
5 6 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.24%) Internet of Things
6 5 (1.24%) User Experience
6 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.99%) Social Media
8 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.50%) FMCG
9 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Equities
10 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.44%) Linux
2 25 (6.19%) Unix
3 15 (3.71%) Windows
4 11 (2.72%) AIX
5 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.74%) HPUX
6 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.50%) Android
7 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (91.09%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (22.03%) Project Management
2 89 (22.03%) Scrum
3 72 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (13.37%) PRINCE2
5 46 (11.39%) Test Automation
6 43 (10.64%) SDLC
7 38 (9.41%) ITIL
8 36 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (7.43%) Test Strategy
10 29 (7.18%) Defect Management
11 28 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
11 28 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (6.44%) Kanban
12 26 (6.44%) Software Delivery
12 26 (6.44%) User Stories
13 25 (6.19%) Business Analysis
13 25 (6.19%) CRM
13 25 (6.19%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.82%) SQL
2 40 (9.90%) Java
3 25 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.69%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.47%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.97%) C#
7 11 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.23%) C
9 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.99%) ES6
10 4 (0.99%) F#
10 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.74%) VBA
12 2 (0.50%) C++
12 2 (0.50%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) Tcl
13 1 (0.25%) U-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) VB6
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (12.13%) ISEB
2 39 (9.65%) ISTQB
3 37 (9.16%) Degree
4 26 (6.44%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (4.46%) PMI Certification
7 17 (4.21%) PMP
8 14 (3.47%) SC Cleared
9 10 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (1.24%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.99%) CCNA
12 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.50%) IIBA
13 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.50%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.67%) GDPR
2 28 (6.93%) QA
3 11 (2.72%) PMO
4 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.25%) Docker
1 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (12.87%) Oracle
2 31 (7.67%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.43%) HP
4 24 (5.94%) SAP
5 18 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.97%) Pega
7 11 (2.72%) Talend
8 7 (1.73%) Cisco
8 7 (1.73%) IBM
9 6 (1.49%) Siebel
10 4 (0.99%) Cognos
10 4 (0.99%) ESRI
11 3 (0.74%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.50%) Adobe
12 2 (0.50%) Ariba
12 2 (0.50%) Concur
12 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
13 1 (0.25%) Tableau
13 1 (0.25%) Workday