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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Waterfall Model
England / South West
Rank 107 71 88
Rank change year-on-year -36 +17  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 33 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.27% 2.39% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.98% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 57 43
Median daily rate £422 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £509 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -6.00% +59.03%  

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 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -9 14 £420 +5.00% 5
Gloucestershire +4 5 £475 - 1
Wiltshire -2 5 £413 +33.14% 4
Devon -2 5 £372 -8.14%
Cornwall - 2 - -
Dorset -1 1 £393 -17.36% 5
Somerset -4 1 £425 +6.25% 4
Waterfall
England

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 86 (98.85%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) Scrum
3 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
4 16 (18.39%) Finance
5 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
6 13 (14.94%) Project Management
7 12 (13.79%) C
7 12 (13.79%) Oracle
7 12 (13.79%) SDLC
8 11 (12.64%) DevOps
8 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
8 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
8 11 (12.64%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
9 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
9 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
9 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.34%) Cucumber
10 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
10 9 (10.34%) Linux
10 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
10 9 (10.34%) Python
10 9 (10.34%) Validation
10 9 (10.34%) V-Model
10 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing

Waterfall
Top Related 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 7 (8.05%) Confluence
2 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) DMZ
2 1 (1.15%) Skype
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (4.60%) PowerPivot
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Cucumber
1 9 (10.34%) Selenium
2 8 (9.20%) JIRA
3 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.45%) Gradle
6 3 (3.45%) Maven
6 3 (3.45%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.15%) MSTest
8 1 (1.15%) NUnit
8 1 (1.15%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.15%) Subversion
8 1 (1.15%) Toad
8 1 (1.15%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (18.39%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Military
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.15%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Analyst
2 17 (19.54%) Project Manager
3 15 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Hardware Architect
6 4 (4.60%) HR Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Scrum Master
6 4 (4.60%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) Web Services
3 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.45%) jQuery
3 3 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.30%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) LINQ
4 2 (2.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
5 1 (1.15%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.15%) Node.js
5 1 (1.15%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.15%) RequireJS
5 1 (1.15%) Sass
5 1 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.15%) WPF
5 1 (1.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) iPad
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) PMI
5 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 8 (9.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (98.85%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) Scrum
3 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (14.94%) Project Management
5 12 (13.79%) SDLC
6 11 (12.64%) DevOps
6 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
6 11 (12.64%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
7 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
7 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.34%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (10.34%) System Testing
8 9 (10.34%) TDD
8 9 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) C
2 9 (10.34%) Python
3 8 (9.20%) Perl
4 7 (8.05%) C#
4 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.60%) Java
5 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) SQL
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.90%) IIBA
4 6 (6.90%) ISEB
5 5 (5.75%) Degree
6 4 (4.60%) CISA
6 4 (4.60%) CISSP
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.15%) CITP
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) PMO
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) COBIT
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA
2 1 (1.15%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.75%) SAP
4 3 (3.45%) Black Duck
4 3 (3.45%) BT
4 3 (3.45%) Huawei
5 2 (2.30%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.30%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) VMware