Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 19 January 2021 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 24 41
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -12
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 3 1 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.16% 0.73% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 1.02% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £394
West Midlands median daily rate £382 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -19.58% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 76 98 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 80.00% 71.53% 89.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 160
Median daily rate £365 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £163 £275
90th Percentile £486 £488 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.61% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.35% -64.00% +210.34%
10th Percentile £28.45 £11.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% -0.94% -29.45%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Waterfall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in Staffordshire

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Waterfall in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Waterfall in Staffordshire

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
Lichfield - 2 - -
Cannock - 1 - - 1
Waterfall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft