Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 103 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +19
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 154 100 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.38% 1.78% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.14% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 80 76
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £336 £306 £313
90th Percentile £584 £594 £481
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £36.14
% change year-on-year -4.11% +1.00% +49.15%

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 5,568 4,683 4,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.87% 83.43% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,564 2,936 3,147
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 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 200 294
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -0.75% -15.29%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.67 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Bristol +1 47 £400 +1.27% 19
Wiltshire -2 45 £425 -12.82% 8
Gloucestershire +7 30 £488 +14.71% 4
Dorset +1 15 £438 -4.11% 6
Somerset -10 7 £448 +5.29% 2
Devon -5 5 £338 -10.00% 11
Cornwall - 1 £320 - 1
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 138 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (40.26%) Finance
3 42 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (20.13%) Security Cleared
6 30 (19.48%) SQL
7 27 (17.53%) SC Cleared
8 26 (16.88%) Java
9 25 (16.23%) Linux
9 25 (16.23%) Project Management
10 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
11 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
11 23 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (14.29%) Oracle
12 22 (14.29%) ITIL
13 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
13 20 (12.99%) SDLC
14 19 (12.34%) .NET
15 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
16 17 (11.04%) Banking
16 17 (11.04%) PRINCE2
16 17 (11.04%) Web Services
16 17 (11.04%) Scrum
17 16 (10.39%) SOAP
17 16 (10.39%) Windows
17 16 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (10.39%) Test Management
18 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
18 15 (9.74%) C#
19 13 (8.44%) Data Modelling

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 5 (3.25%) Confluence
1 5 (3.25%) SAS
2 4 (2.60%) JBoss
2 4 (2.60%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Actimize
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) SMS
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.49%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.84%) IBM InfoSphere
5 8 (5.19%) Big Data
5 8 (5.19%) DataStage
5 8 (5.19%) DB2
6 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.25%) HBase
7 4 (2.60%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (2.60%) QualityStage
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.95%) Power BI
9 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) JIRA
2 10 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.55%) ERwin
3 7 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.90%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.90%) IntelliJ
4 6 (3.90%) JMeter
4 6 (3.90%) Selenium
5 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.25%) Maven
6 3 (1.95%) JUnit
6 3 (1.95%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.30%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.30%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.30%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.65%) ProC
8 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 62 (40.26%) Finance
2 17 (11.04%) Banking
3 11 (7.14%) Marketing
3 11 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.49%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.19%) Retail
6 6 (3.90%) Electronics
7 4 (2.60%) Back Office
8 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.30%) Billing
9 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (29.87%) Analyst
2 31 (20.13%) Business Analyst
3 24 (15.58%) Developer
4 22 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.44%) Architect
6 12 (7.79%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Test Manager
8 8 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.90%) Data Modeller
10 6 (3.90%) Performance Test Leader
11 5 (3.25%) IT Manager
12 4 (2.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.34%) .NET
2 17 (11.04%) Web Services
3 16 (10.39%) SOAP
4 11 (7.14%) REST
5 10 (6.49%) CSS
5 10 (6.49%) HTML
5 10 (6.49%) jQuery
5 10 (6.49%) XML
6 8 (5.19%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.55%) JSON
7 7 (4.55%) Middleware
7 7 (4.55%) React
8 5 (3.25%) Kafka
8 5 (3.25%) XSD
9 4 (2.60%) Java EE
10 3 (1.95%) HTML5
11 2 (1.30%) Natural Language Processing
12 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.90%) PMI
4 6 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.25%) DataPower
6 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.30%) IVR
8 2 (1.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.65%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Linux
2 16 (10.39%) Windows
3 8 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.55%) Unix
5 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (16.23%) Project Management
4 23 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (14.29%) ITIL
6 20 (12.99%) SDLC
7 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.04%) PRINCE2
8 17 (11.04%) Scrum
9 16 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.39%) Test Management
10 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
11 13 (8.44%) Data Modelling
11 13 (8.44%) Migration
12 12 (7.79%) Software Delivery
13 11 (7.14%) RAD
13 11 (7.14%) V-Model
14 10 (6.49%) ETL
14 10 (6.49%) Scenario Testing
14 10 (6.49%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.48%) SQL
2 26 (16.88%) Java
3 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.74%) C#
5 8 (5.19%) Python
6 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.55%) VB
7 6 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.90%) C
8 5 (3.25%) C++
8 5 (3.25%) Scala
9 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (17.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Degree
4 6 (3.90%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.25%) ISEB
6 4 (2.60%) APMP
7 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.95%) PMP
8 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.65%) CITP
9 1 (0.65%) IIBA
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) Data Quality
1 9 (5.84%) QA
2 4 (2.60%) PMO
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.95%) PSD2
4 2 (1.30%) GDPR
4 2 (1.30%) SEPA
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.30%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.29%) Oracle
3 11 (7.14%) IBM
4 10 (6.49%) Teradata
5 9 (5.84%) Netezza
6 6 (3.90%) SAP
7 4 (2.60%) CA
7 4 (2.60%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.60%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.30%) Avaya
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco
9 2 (1.30%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.30%) GENBAND
9 2 (1.30%) Genesys
9 2 (1.30%) HP
9 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.30%) VMware
10 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.65%) EMC