Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 83 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 -41
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 155 116 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.58% 2.33% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.80% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 59
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -19.08%
10th Percentile £310 £354 £213
90th Percentile £575 £543 £475
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
South West median hourly rate £57.00 £33.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.15% -29.47% -
10th Percentile £54.10 £21.25 £42.25
90th Percentile £60.30 £46.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +129.17% -46.67% -10.00%

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 5,100 4,150 4,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.92% 83.28% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,240 2,493 2,834
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £241
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 199 206
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.73 £14.19
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% -

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 16 June 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
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 16 June 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
Bristol +3 47 £468 +6.86% 3
Gloucestershire +4 31 £488 +3.72%
Wiltshire -34 28 £400 -20.08% 3
Devon -2 20 £365 +5.04% 1
Somerset +10 15 £438 -4.11%
Dorset +5 7 £425 -5.56%
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 149 (96.13%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 33 (21.29%) SC Cleared
3 33 (21.29%) DV Cleared
4 31 (20.00%) Finance
5 26 (16.77%) PRINCE2
6 25 (16.13%) Java
6 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 24 (15.48%) Middleware
8 22 (14.19%) Project Management
8 22 (14.19%) JIRA
9 21 (13.55%) Integration Testing
9 21 (13.55%) Migration
9 21 (13.55%) SQL
10 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (12.26%) Scrum
11 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
11 19 (12.26%) Linux
12 18 (11.61%) Business Analysis
13 17 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (10.97%) ISEB
14 16 (10.32%) C
14 16 (10.32%) Oracle
14 16 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (10.32%) Jenkins
15 15 (9.68%) AngularJS
15 15 (9.68%) Windows
15 15 (9.68%) Matrix Management
15 15 (9.68%) jQuery
16 14 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing

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 11 (7.10%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.52%) Confluence
2 7 (4.52%) JBoss
2 7 (4.52%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.65%) Appian
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.52%) IaaS
3 7 (4.52%) OpenShift
3 7 (4.52%) PaaS
4 6 (3.87%) Azure Stack
5 2 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.29%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) SAN
2 7 (4.52%) LAN
2 7 (4.52%) WAN
3 6 (3.87%) DNS
4 2 (1.29%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) Big Data
3 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.58%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.58%) HBase
5 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) JIRA
2 16 (10.32%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.10%) Maven
4 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.58%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.29%) Selenium
9 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Retail
3 8 (5.16%) Law
3 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.52%) Marketing
5 5 (3.23%) Electronics
5 5 (3.23%) Legal
5 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.29%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Local Government
6 2 (1.29%) Military
6 2 (1.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (33.55%) Analyst
2 38 (24.52%) Business Analyst
3 22 (14.19%) Developer
4 19 (12.26%) Architect
5 16 (10.32%) Project Manager
6 14 (9.03%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.10%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.52%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (4.52%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.52%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Business Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Release Manager
11 5 (3.23%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.48%) Middleware
2 15 (9.68%) AngularJS
2 15 (9.68%) jQuery
3 14 (9.03%) HTML
4 13 (8.39%) Java EE
4 13 (8.39%) Web Services
5 11 (7.10%) PrimeFaces
5 11 (7.10%) RESTful
5 11 (7.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (7.10%) WebCenter
6 9 (5.81%) JAX-RS
6 9 (5.81%) JSF
6 9 (5.81%) Oracle ADF
6 9 (5.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (5.16%) .NET
8 7 (4.52%) J2EE
9 5 (3.23%) CSS
9 5 (3.23%) Kafka
10 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.52%) Replication
3 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.87%) EPoS
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.94%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.94%) User Experience
8 2 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) BYOD
9 1 (0.65%) CCTV
9 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.26%) Linux
2 15 (9.68%) Windows
3 11 (7.10%) Unix
4 8 (5.16%) CentOS
5 7 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (96.13%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.77%) PRINCE2
3 22 (14.19%) Project Management
4 21 (13.55%) Integration Testing
4 21 (13.55%) Migration
5 20 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (12.26%) Scrum
7 18 (11.61%) Business Analysis
8 17 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.68%) Matrix Management
11 14 (9.03%) BPMN
11 14 (9.03%) ITIL
11 14 (9.03%) Software Delivery
11 14 (9.03%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (8.39%) DevOps
12 13 (8.39%) Functional Testing
13 12 (7.74%) DSDM
13 12 (7.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.13%) Java
2 21 (13.55%) SQL
3 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.32%) C
5 9 (5.81%) Python
6 7 (4.52%) C#
7 4 (2.58%) Scala
8 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.94%) C++
9 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) Korn
10 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (21.29%) DV Cleared
2 33 (21.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.97%) ISEB
4 8 (5.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.29%) CEH
5 2 (1.29%) Degree
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.29%) MCSA
5 2 (1.29%) MCSE
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.29%) PMP
5 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
6 1 (0.65%) CCNP
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.39%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.94%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.81%) Docker
2 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.52%) Ansible
2 7 (4.52%) Puppet
3 6 (3.87%) vRealize
4 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.29%) SCCM
5 2 (1.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.65%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.32%) Oracle
3 12 (7.74%) VMware
4 8 (5.16%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.16%) Cisco
5 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.87%) Micro Focus
6 6 (3.87%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.23%) SAP
8 4 (2.58%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.94%) HP
9 3 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.65%) Sun