Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 119 114
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 +16
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 142 81 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.35% 1.47% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.77% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 69 77
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £334 £276 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
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 £32.00 £39.75 £37.82
% change year-on-year -19.50% +5.10% +52.81%

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 5,167 4,568 4,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.10% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,187 2,884 3,167
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 190 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 +17 49 £425 -5.56% 3
Bristol -17 30 £425 +20.40% 17
Gloucestershire +7 23 £475 +31.03% 10
Devon +19 14 £345 -8.00% 5
Dorset +8 13 £438 +2.94% 10
Somerset -3 8 £413 -13.16% 5
Cornwall - 1 £320 - 6
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 132 (92.96%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.66%) Finance
3 41 (28.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (19.72%) Project Management
5 28 (19.72%) PRINCE2
6 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
7 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
7 21 (14.79%) Banking
8 19 (13.38%) SDLC
8 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (12.68%) Business Analysis
9 18 (12.68%) ITIL
9 18 (12.68%) SQL
10 17 (11.97%) Scrum
11 16 (11.27%) Migration
11 16 (11.27%) Data Modelling
12 15 (10.56%) Java
13 14 (9.86%) Linux
13 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (9.15%) Microsoft
15 12 (8.45%) Test Automation
16 11 (7.75%) Test Management
17 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
17 10 (7.04%) Python
17 10 (7.04%) SOAP
17 10 (7.04%) Web Services
17 10 (7.04%) Oracle
18 9 (6.34%) JavaScript
18 9 (6.34%) RAD

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 (2.82%) Confluence
1 4 (2.82%) SAS
2 3 (2.11%) JBoss
2 3 (2.11%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Actimize
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) SMS
2 2 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.23%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (4.23%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.52%) DataStage
4 5 (3.52%) DB2
5 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.11%) Big Data
6 3 (2.11%) HBase
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.11%) Power BI
6 3 (2.11%) QualityStage
6 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (6.34%) ERwin
1 9 (6.34%) JIRA
2 7 (4.93%) JMeter
3 6 (4.23%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.52%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.11%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.11%) JUnit
5 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.11%) Maven
5 3 (2.11%) Selenium
5 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.41%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.70%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.70%) Subversion
7 1 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 62 (43.66%) Finance
2 21 (14.79%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Marketing
4 7 (4.93%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.11%) Back Office
7 3 (2.11%) Electronics
7 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.70%) Billing
9 1 (0.70%) Games
9 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Analyst
2 34 (23.94%) Project Manager
3 32 (22.54%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.45%) Architect
5 10 (7.04%) Developer
6 8 (5.63%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Performance Test Leader
8 6 (4.23%) Procurement Manager
8 6 (4.23%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.52%) Data Modeller
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.52%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Procurement Project Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Product Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.82%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) SOAP
1 10 (7.04%) Web Services
2 8 (5.63%) .NET
2 8 (5.63%) Middleware
3 7 (4.93%) REST
4 5 (3.52%) JSON
4 5 (3.52%) XML
4 5 (3.52%) XSD
5 4 (2.82%) CSS
5 4 (2.82%) HTML
5 4 (2.82%) jQuery
6 3 (2.11%) HTML5
6 3 (2.11%) Java EE
6 3 (2.11%) Kafka
7 2 (1.41%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (1.41%) STL
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.23%) PMI
5 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.52%) DataPower
6 3 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.41%) IVR
7 2 (1.41%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.70%) Fintech
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.86%) Linux
2 8 (5.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.82%) Unix
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (92.96%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (19.72%) PRINCE2
3 28 (19.72%) Project Management
4 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (13.38%) SDLC
5 18 (12.68%) Business Analysis
5 18 (12.68%) ITIL
6 17 (11.97%) Scrum
7 16 (11.27%) Data Modelling
7 16 (11.27%) Migration
8 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.45%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.75%) Test Management
11 9 (6.34%) RAD
11 9 (6.34%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (5.63%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (5.63%) Test Planning
12 8 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) SQL
2 15 (10.56%) Java
3 10 (7.04%) Python
4 9 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.93%) C++
5 7 (4.93%) VB
6 6 (4.23%) C
6 6 (4.23%) C#
7 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.11%) Scala
8 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.41%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.41%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) Degree
3 6 (4.23%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.52%) ISEB
5 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.11%) APMP
6 3 (2.11%) PMP
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.70%) IIBA
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.11%) PMO
2 3 (2.11%) PSD2
3 2 (1.41%) GDPR
3 2 (1.41%) SEPA
4 1 (0.70%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.41%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.04%) Oracle
3 7 (4.93%) IBM
4 6 (4.23%) Teradata
5 5 (3.52%) Netezza
6 4 (2.82%) CA
6 4 (2.82%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.11%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.11%) SAP
8 2 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.41%) Avaya
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
8 2 (1.41%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.41%) GENBAND
8 2 (1.41%) Genesys
8 2 (1.41%) HP
9 1 (0.70%) EMC
9 1 (0.70%) Planview
9 1 (0.70%) Siebel
9 1 (0.70%) Unisys