Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 94 129
Rank change year-on-year +1 +35 -19
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 155 143 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.42% 2.34% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.72% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 89 69
South West median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £333 £276
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
South West median hourly rate £55.00 £40.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.97% -14.21% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.13 £42.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £46.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £76.25 £33.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +127.61% -15.72% +5.10%

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 5,485 5,256 4,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.50% 86.02% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,472 3,257 2,930
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 226 194
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +18.61% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £12.79
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £24.72
% change year-on-year +14.86% -15.03% +9.84%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -19 48 £445 +4.71% 10
Bristol +14 35 £450 +5.88% 10
Gloucestershire -9 30 £450 -5.26% 3
Devon -1 23 £380 +10.14% 5
Somerset -3 7 £461 +11.82% 2
Dorset -4 6 £475 +8.57% 10
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 151 (97.42%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 37 (23.87%) JIRA
4 31 (20.00%) ISEB
4 31 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 29 (18.71%) Project Management
6 28 (18.06%) Public Sector
7 25 (16.13%) Linux
8 24 (15.48%) Migration
8 24 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (15.48%) DV Cleared
9 22 (14.19%) Business Analysis
10 21 (13.55%) Windows
10 21 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
10 21 (13.55%) V-Model
11 20 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (12.26%) Finance
12 19 (12.26%) Scrum
12 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
12 19 (12.26%) Integration Testing
13 18 (11.61%) C
13 18 (11.61%) SQL
14 17 (10.97%) Functional Testing
15 16 (10.32%) Workshop Facilitation
15 16 (10.32%) Change Management
15 16 (10.32%) Active Directory
15 16 (10.32%) E-Commerce
15 16 (10.32%) Atlassian

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 15 (9.68%) Confluence
1 15 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.52%) JBoss
3 5 (3.23%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.29%) Apache
5 2 (1.29%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.65%) Appian
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.65%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (7.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (5.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) AWS
2 11 (7.10%) Azure
3 5 (3.23%) Azure Stack
3 5 (3.23%) IaaS
3 5 (3.23%) OpenShift
3 5 (3.23%) PaaS
4 2 (1.29%) Office 365
4 2 (1.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) SAN
2 5 (3.23%) DNS
2 5 (3.23%) LAN
2 5 (3.23%) Network Security
2 5 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.94%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) HBase
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) Power BI
7 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (23.87%) JIRA
2 9 (5.81%) Selenium
3 5 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.58%) JMeter
4 4 (2.58%) Zephyr
5 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.65%) Appium
7 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) NUnit
7 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.65%) TestRail
General
1 28 (18.06%) Public Sector
2 19 (12.26%) Finance
3 9 (5.81%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Law
5 5 (3.23%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Local Government
6 4 (2.58%) Marketing
7 3 (1.94%) Back Office
7 3 (1.94%) Billing
8 2 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (1.29%) Banking
8 2 (1.29%) Military
9 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (40.65%) Analyst
2 44 (28.39%) Business Analyst
3 17 (10.97%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.32%) Architect
5 15 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) Developer
7 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.16%) Technical Leader
8 7 (4.52%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Data Business Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Programme Planner
9 6 (3.87%) Test Leader
9 6 (3.87%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.23%) PMO Lead
10 5 (3.23%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) Middleware
2 9 (5.81%) Web Services
3 7 (4.52%) HTML
4 6 (3.87%) CSS
4 6 (3.87%) J2EE
5 3 (1.94%) .NET
5 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.94%) Java EE
5 3 (1.94%) JSON
5 3 (1.94%) SOAP
6 2 (1.29%) Kafka
6 2 (1.29%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.29%) XML
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) Ajax
7 1 (0.65%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.65%) jQuery
7 1 (0.65%) RSS
7 1 (0.65%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.87%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.87%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.87%) EPoS
2 6 (3.87%) User Experience
3 5 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.23%) Replication
4 4 (2.58%) PMI
5 3 (1.94%) NHS
5 3 (1.94%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.94%) Robotics
5 3 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.13%) Linux
2 21 (13.55%) Windows
3 14 (9.03%) CentOS
4 10 (6.45%) Unix
5 9 (5.81%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.87%) Solaris
8 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (97.42%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 29 (18.71%) Project Management
4 24 (15.48%) Migration
4 24 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (14.19%) Business Analysis
6 21 (13.55%) V-Model
7 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 19 (12.26%) Integration Testing
8 19 (12.26%) Scrum
9 17 (10.97%) Functional Testing
10 16 (10.32%) Change Management
10 16 (10.32%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.32%) Workshop Facilitation
11 15 (9.68%) Project Delivery
11 15 (9.68%) Risk Management
11 15 (9.68%) Test Planning
12 14 (9.03%) Test Strategy
13 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.61%) C
1 18 (11.61%) SQL
2 10 (6.45%) Java
2 10 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.16%) Python
4 7 (4.52%) C++
5 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.29%) C#
6 2 (1.29%) Korn
6 2 (1.29%) PHP
6 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.65%) Scala
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.00%) ISEB
3 24 (15.48%) DV Cleared
4 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.10%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.52%) PMI Certification
6 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.94%) CEH
7 3 (1.94%) MCSA
7 3 (1.94%) MCSE
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.94%) PMP
8 2 (1.29%) APMP
8 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.29%) CISA
8 2 (1.29%) CISM
8 2 (1.29%) CISSP
8 2 (1.29%) CRISC
8 2 (1.29%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) QA
2 6 (3.87%) PMO
3 4 (2.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.94%) SLA
5 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.65%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.87%) Docker
2 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) SCCM
1 9 (5.81%) SCOM
2 6 (3.87%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.23%) Ansible
3 5 (3.23%) Puppet
3 5 (3.23%) vRealize
4 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 45 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.32%) Atlassian
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle
4 7 (4.52%) VMware
5 6 (3.87%) Cisco
6 5 (3.23%) hybris
6 5 (3.23%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.23%) SAP
6 5 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.23%) Tableau
7 4 (2.58%) Adobe
7 4 (2.58%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.94%) HP
8 3 (1.94%) Pega
9 2 (1.29%) Demandware
9 2 (1.29%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.29%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.29%) Remedy