Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 August 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 West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 125 99
Rank change year-on-year +44 -26 +44
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 148 66 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.69% 1.20% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 1.44% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 52 92
South West median daily rate £450 £350 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -20.45% +25.71%
10th Percentile £338 £251 £297
90th Percentile £538 £501 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £45.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -47.25% +10.98% +30.41%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,655 4,573 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.56% 83.45% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,882 2,899 3,164
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 198 266
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.94 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the South West

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Waterfall in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the South West

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South West over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the South West

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the South West

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the South West over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Waterfall in the South West

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Wiltshire +43 44 £430 +17.81% 3
Bristol -9 35 £450 +28.57% 12
Devon +29 25 £346 -6.36% 8
Gloucestershire +5 23 £473 +35.00% 4
Dorset +3 10 £370 -12.94% 8
Somerset +4 6 £430 -9.47% 2
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 West region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 133 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.86%) Finance
3 48 (32.43%) PRINCE2
4 38 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (20.27%) Project Management
6 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
7 25 (16.89%) SDLC
8 23 (15.54%) Business Analysis
9 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
10 20 (13.51%) Scrum
10 20 (13.51%) SQL
10 20 (13.51%) Data Modelling
11 18 (12.16%) Migration
12 17 (11.49%) Banking
13 15 (10.14%) ITIL
13 15 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (10.14%) User Stories
14 14 (9.46%) Coaching
14 14 (9.46%) Management Information System
14 14 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (8.78%) Degree
15 13 (8.78%) Oracle
15 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
16 12 (8.11%) ERwin
17 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 10 (6.76%) ISEB
18 10 (6.76%) SMS

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (3.38%) Confluence
1 5 (3.38%) SAS
2 3 (2.03%) IIS
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Actimize
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) NuGet
3 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) SMS
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.73%) DB2
2 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.73%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.05%) DataStage
4 4 (2.70%) Big Data
4 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.70%) QualityStage
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.03%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.03%) HBase
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) ERwin
2 9 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.08%) JIRA
3 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) JMeter
3 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.03%) IntelliJ
4 3 (2.03%) JUnit
4 3 (2.03%) Maven
4 3 (2.03%) Subversion
5 2 (1.35%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.68%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
6 1 (0.68%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 59 (39.86%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Marketing
5 5 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.70%) Electronics
6 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (35.81%) Analyst
2 45 (30.41%) Business Analyst
3 43 (29.05%) Project Manager
4 16 (10.81%) Developer
5 8 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (5.41%) Architect
6 7 (4.73%) Data Architect
6 7 (4.73%) Lead Business Analyst
6 7 (4.73%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Business IT Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) IT Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) IT Business Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Procurement Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Project Analyst
7 6 (4.05%) Project Leader
7 6 (4.05%) Transformation Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Data Modeller
8 5 (3.38%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.08%) .NET
2 7 (4.73%) SOAP
2 7 (4.73%) Web Services
3 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.05%) HTML
3 6 (4.05%) jQuery
4 5 (3.38%) Middleware
5 4 (2.70%) JSON
5 4 (2.70%) REST
5 4 (2.70%) XML
5 4 (2.70%) XSD
6 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.03%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.03%) HTML5
6 3 (2.03%) Kafka
6 3 (2.03%) LINQ
6 3 (2.03%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.70%) DataPower
4 3 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.03%) PMI
5 2 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.35%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) Linux
2 7 (4.73%) Unix
2 7 (4.73%) Windows
3 5 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.43%) PRINCE2
3 38 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (20.27%) Project Management
5 25 (16.89%) SDLC
6 23 (15.54%) Business Analysis
7 20 (13.51%) Data Modelling
7 20 (13.51%) Scrum
8 18 (12.16%) Migration
9 15 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.14%) ITIL
9 15 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (10.14%) User Stories
10 14 (9.46%) Coaching
10 14 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (6.76%) RAD
12 10 (6.76%) Service Delivery
12 10 (6.76%) Service Management
13 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.51%) SQL
2 9 (6.08%) Java
2 9 (6.08%) Python
3 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.73%) C#
5 6 (4.05%) C
5 6 (4.05%) C++
5 6 (4.05%) VB
6 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.03%) Scala
9 2 (1.35%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.35%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.78%) Degree
4 10 (6.76%) ISEB
5 7 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.35%) APMP
8 2 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.35%) PMP
9 1 (0.68%) IIBA
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.03%) PSD2
3 2 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (2.03%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) Oracle
2 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.73%) IBM
3 7 (4.73%) Teradata
4 6 (4.05%) Netezza
5 4 (2.70%) SAP
6 3 (2.03%) CA
6 3 (2.03%) Hortonworks
6 3 (2.03%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Planview
7 1 (0.68%) Siebel
7 1 (0.68%) Sybase
7 1 (0.68%) Unisys