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 3 months to 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 86 114
Rank change year-on-year -19 +28  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 33 59 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.21% 1.97% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.50% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 23
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 14 £350 -22.30% 7
Gloucestershire +18 13 £350 -41.66% 3
Wiltshire 0 3 £363 +11.53% 3
Dorset -6 1 - - 2
Somerset -8 1 - - 1
Devon -13 1 £368 +10.52%
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 65 (98.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Finance
3 17 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.21%) Project Management
4 14 (21.21%) SDLC
5 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 12 (18.18%) Scrum
7 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 11 (16.67%) UML
8 10 (15.15%) C
8 10 (15.15%) Banking
8 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
10 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Retail
10 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.12%) MS Visio
11 7 (10.61%) Python
11 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.61%) Linux
11 7 (10.61%) Validation
11 7 (10.61%) Retail Banking
12 6 (9.09%) Marketing
12 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.09%) Use Case
12 6 (9.09%) QA

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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) PowerExchange
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Liferay
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) iTrent
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.52%) JUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Maven
4 1 (1.52%) NuGet
4 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Retail
4 7 (10.61%) Retail Banking
5 6 (9.09%) Marketing
5 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.55%) Electronics
6 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.52%) Advertising
7 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.52%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.52%) Local Government
7 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Project Manager
3 13 (19.70%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.06%) Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.06%) QA Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Designer
6 3 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
1 4 (6.06%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.55%) jQuery
2 3 (4.55%) STL
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) Yocto
3 2 (3.03%) CSS
3 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.52%) J2EE
4 1 (1.52%) JSP
4 1 (1.52%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.52%) Sass
4 1 (1.52%) SOAP
4 1 (1.52%) Spring
4 1 (1.52%) XHTML
4 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Device Driver
2 3 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (98.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (21.21%) Project Management
3 14 (21.21%) SDLC
4 12 (18.18%) Scrum
5 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (16.67%) UML
6 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Validation
10 6 (9.09%) BPEL
10 6 (9.09%) BPMN
10 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.09%) Use Case
10 6 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) C
2 7 (10.61%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) C++
3 4 (6.06%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded C
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded C++
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) IIBA
5 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) APMP
6 1 (1.52%) CITP
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (4.55%) Informatica
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) BT
4 2 (3.03%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) Huawei
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,000 to £42,700 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 13 days ago