The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 May 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.

Waterfall Model
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 110 147
Rank change year-on-year -8 +37  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 908 1207 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.21% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.65% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 877 589
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.40 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £43.20 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.93%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37767 45469 44556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.37% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24593 30110 28129
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1005 1090 1307
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.92 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Waterfall.

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the UK

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the UK

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the UK

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Waterfall in the UK

Waterfall
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England -15 857 £450 +2.27% 270
London +13 406 £475 +5.55% 90
South East -31 153 £425 +6.25% 47
City of London +18 82 £475 +5.55% 26
Yorkshire +10 71 £418 +10.96% 31
North West -9 64 £450 - 20
West Yorkshire +18 52 £418 +10.59% 17
East of England -19 50 £436 +2.64% 24
West Midlands -12 48 £325 -24.41% 19
Leeds +18 43 £403 +7.33% 9
Surrey -2 36 £425 -10.52% 12
Cheshire +24 34 £475 +5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire -6 30 £444 +10.93% 7
South West -24 30 £359 -22.13% 21
Milton Keynes -15 26 £444 +10.93% 5
Berkshire -26 26 £400 +7.38% 9
Hertfordshire +11 23 £600 +33.33% 8
Scotland +29 22 £435 +10.12% 14
East Midlands -33 21 £500 +21.95% 11
Wales +11 20 £375 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +7 20 £438 +4.16% 7
Hampshire -8 19 £523 +58.33% 6
South Wales +18 17 £375 +11.11% 1
Manchester +10 17 £284 -25.36% 10
Birmingham +22 15 £325 -29.72% 7
West Sussex +17 13 £376 -12.67% 6
Gloucestershire +14 13 £350 -41.66% 5
South Yorkshire +12 12 £400 +14.28% 9
Newport +9 11 £500 +42.85%
Oxford +4 11 £500 +5.26% 4

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 1707 (92.77%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (30.38%) Finance
3 383 (20.82%) Project Management
4 350 (19.02%) Scrum
5 334 (18.15%) SDLC
6 317 (17.23%) SQL
7 286 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 239 (12.99%) Oracle
9 237 (12.88%) Business Analysis
10 221 (12.01%) Java
11 214 (11.63%) PRINCE2
12 211 (11.47%) JIRA
13 205 (11.14%) Microsoft
14 202 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
15 201 (10.92%) Banking
16 173 (9.40%) Retail
17 153 (8.32%) Degree
18 152 (8.26%) Security Cleared
19 150 (8.15%) User Stories
20 146 (7.93%) Test Automation
21 145 (7.88%) TDD
22 143 (7.77%) HTML
23 135 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
24 134 (7.28%) JavaScript
24 134 (7.28%) Web Services
25 131 (7.12%) SQL Server
25 131 (7.12%) CRM
26 129 (7.01%) QA
26 129 (7.01%) DevOps
27 121 (6.58%) .NET

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 69 (3.75%) Confluence
2 51 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.72%) CMS
4 44 (2.39%) WebLogic
5 39 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 39 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.68%) Apache
7 30 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.58%) JBoss
9 26 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (1.36%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.09%) nginx
12 18 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.92%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.65%) GlassFish
14 12 (0.65%) IIS
15 10 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.49%) Documentum
17 7 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (4.57%) Microsoft Project
2 62 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Snagit
8 1 (0.054%) InVision
8 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 57 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.38%) iTrent
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.27%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.27%) TrackWise
9 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.16%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.17%) SaaS
3 37 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.63%) Office 365
5 21 (1.14%) PaaS
6 15 (0.82%) IaaS
7 10 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.54%) Yammer
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle CX
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.38%) GitHub
10 6 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
10 6 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.27%) Veeva
12 4 (0.22%) CloudSense
12 4 (0.22%) G Suite
13 3 (0.16%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.98%) Internet
2 12 (0.65%) SSL
3 11 (0.60%) Firewall
3 11 (0.60%) WAN
4 10 (0.54%) Skype
5 8 (0.43%) DMZ
5 8 (0.43%) HTTP
6 6 (0.33%) IPsec
7 5 (0.27%) LDAP
7 5 (0.27%) Network Security
7 5 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.27%) VPN
8 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.22%) Intranet
8 4 (0.22%) LAN
8 4 (0.22%) MPLS
8 4 (0.22%) X.509
9 3 (0.16%) DNS
9 3 (0.16%) FTP
9 3 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 71 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 56 (3.04%) Big Data
6 44 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 40 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.07%) MySQL
9 37 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.63%) NoSQL
11 28 (1.52%) SQLPlus
12 27 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
14 22 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
15 21 (1.14%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.71%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 211 (11.47%) JIRA
2 112 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 104 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 73 (3.97%) Selenium
5 48 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (2.34%) Subversion
7 35 (1.90%) HP UFT
8 30 (1.63%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.63%) SoapUI
9 25 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 23 (1.25%) Vagrant
11 22 (1.20%) Maven
12 20 (1.09%) JUnit
12 20 (1.09%) ProC
12 20 (1.09%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.03%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
15 12 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
15 12 (0.65%) Mockito
16 11 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 559 (30.38%) Finance
2 201 (10.92%) Banking
3 173 (9.40%) Retail
4 65 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 58 (3.15%) Marketing
6 48 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.28%) Law
8 38 (2.07%) Publishing
9 32 (1.74%) Legal
10 31 (1.68%) Back Office
11 29 (1.58%) Advertising
12 27 (1.47%) Front Office
12 27 (1.47%) Retail Banking
13 24 (1.30%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.65%) Games
15 11 (0.60%) Billing
15 11 (0.60%) Electronics
16 10 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.49%) Automotive
18 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 478 (25.98%) Analyst
2 362 (19.67%) Business Analyst
3 337 (18.32%) Project Manager
4 271 (14.73%) Developer
5 196 (10.65%) Architect
6 93 (5.05%) Consultant
7 70 (3.80%) Java Developer
8 69 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (3.75%) Test Analyst
9 66 (3.59%) Test Manager
9 66 (3.59%) Tester
10 54 (2.93%) Senior Manager
11 53 (2.88%) Technical Architect
12 49 (2.66%) Oracle Developer
12 49 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
13 48 (2.61%) Digital Analyst
14 45 (2.45%) Digital Business Analyst
15 44 (2.39%) SQL Developer
16 42 (2.28%) Programme Manager
17 41 (2.23%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (7.77%) HTML
2 134 (7.28%) Web Services
3 121 (6.58%) .NET
4 92 (5.00%) SOAP
5 91 (4.95%) Spring
6 73 (3.97%) CSS
7 71 (3.86%) XML
8 67 (3.64%) REST
9 66 (3.59%) jQuery
10 54 (2.93%) J2EE
11 53 (2.88%) HTML5
12 49 (2.66%) JSON
13 47 (2.55%) JSP
14 44 (2.39%) AngularJS
15 35 (1.90%) Java EE
15 35 (1.90%) RESTful
16 33 (1.79%) Hibernate
17 28 (1.52%) Middleware
17 28 (1.52%) Servlets
18 27 (1.47%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.15%) User Experience
4 52 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 31 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.47%) PMI
9 25 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.20%) Derivative
10 22 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 17 (0.92%) Minimum Viable Product
12 16 (0.87%) SWIFT
13 14 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.65%) Fintech
15 11 (0.60%) iPad
15 11 (0.60%) Social Media
16 10 (0.54%) Equities
17 9 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 114 (6.20%) Linux
2 110 (5.98%) Windows
3 102 (5.54%) Unix
4 33 (1.79%) AIX
5 28 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.54%) Android
10 9 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.16%) MVS
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1707 (92.77%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (20.82%) Project Management
3 350 (19.02%) Scrum
4 334 (18.15%) SDLC
5 286 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 237 (12.88%) Business Analysis
7 214 (11.63%) PRINCE2
8 150 (8.15%) User Stories
9 146 (7.93%) Test Automation
10 145 (7.88%) TDD
11 135 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
12 131 (7.12%) CRM
13 129 (7.01%) DevOps
14 120 (6.52%) Use Case
15 114 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 113 (6.14%) Migration
17 105 (5.71%) ITIL
18 101 (5.49%) Risk Management
19 96 (5.22%) E-Commerce
20 91 (4.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 317 (17.23%) SQL
2 221 (12.01%) Java
3 134 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 89 (4.84%) C#
5 83 (4.51%) Python
6 80 (4.35%) C
7 74 (4.02%) Shell Script
8 64 (3.48%) PL/SQL
9 43 (2.34%) Perl
10 29 (1.58%) Scala
11 27 (1.47%) C++
12 24 (1.30%) PHP
13 18 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.71%) Ruby
15 10 (0.54%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.43%) Groovy
17 6 (0.33%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.33%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.33%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 153 (8.32%) Degree
2 152 (8.26%) Security Cleared
3 121 (6.58%) ISEB
4 102 (5.54%) SC Cleared
5 61 (3.32%) PMI Certification
6 54 (2.93%) ISTQB
7 51 (2.77%) PMP
8 34 (1.85%) CISSP
9 31 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (1.36%) CISM
10 25 (1.36%) DV Cleared
11 23 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
15 12 (0.65%) APMP
16 11 (0.60%) CISA
16 11 (0.60%) IIBA
16 11 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.33%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (7.01%) QA
2 50 (2.72%) PMO
3 27 (1.47%) MiFID
4 26 (1.41%) GDPR
5 24 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.87%) SLA
8 13 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
9 12 (0.65%) EMIR
10 11 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.60%) WAI
10 11 (0.60%) WCAG
11 9 (0.49%) SEPA
12 7 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.33%) COBIT
14 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
15 3 (0.16%) MIL-STD-498
15 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (2.17%) Docker
2 23 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 39 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.71%) Puppet
3 8 (0.43%) SCCM
4 7 (0.38%) Rancher
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Ansible
6 4 (0.22%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.16%) MOM
8 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.11%) Nessus
8 2 (0.11%) OpenView
9 1 (0.054%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.054%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.054%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 239 (12.99%) Oracle
2 205 (11.14%) Microsoft
3 109 (5.92%) SAP
4 69 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (2.99%) HP
6 36 (1.96%) hybris
7 30 (1.63%) Cloudera
8 28 (1.52%) IBM
9 22 (1.20%) Hortonworks
10 21 (1.14%) Adobe
10 21 (1.14%) VMware
11 19 (1.03%) Google
11 19 (1.03%) Informatica
12 17 (0.92%) Pega
12 17 (0.92%) ServiceNow
13 16 (0.87%) Talend
14 14 (0.76%) Tableau
15 13 (0.71%) Siebel
15 13 (0.71%) webMethods
16 12 (0.65%) Sitecore
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
networx
Rate: £42,500 per annum + £2,500 car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 months initial (client can wait for max 4 weeks n
Posted: 3 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 46000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 46000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 46000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago