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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 100 125
Rank change year-on-year -13 +25  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 933 1196 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.23% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.69% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 833 651
Median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.70 £35.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.48% +36.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £41.35 £29.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £52.95 £45.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.70 £31.44
% change year-on-year -3.48% +54.88%  

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the UK

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 -14 884 £450 +3.44% 228
London +23 412 £475 +2.15% 73
South East -1 190 £440 +10.00% 46
City of London -6 59 £515 +8.42% 27
Surrey +21 57 £438 -2.77% 10
East of England -3 57 £450 +2.85% 19
Yorkshire -10 48 £400 +6.66% 22
West Midlands -36 46 £450 +12.50% 21
North West -40 43 £425 -2.85% 16
West Yorkshire -18 35 £406 +8.33% 17
South West -38 33 £416 -1.01% 20
Leeds -14 32 £388 +3.33% 6
Berkshire +10 29 £400 -5.88% 14
East Midlands -16 28 £425 +21.42% 8
Oxfordshire +19 26 £464 +42.69% 6
Scotland -20 26 £423 +2.54% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 25 £425 +1.19% 2
Hertfordshire +17 24 £600 +33.33% 6
Hampshire -6 24 £400 +14.28% 7
West Sussex +19 23 £520 +20.93% 3
Milton Keynes -3 22 £425 +1.19%
North East -13 21 £400 -11.11% 2
Tyne and Wear -7 20 £400 -11.11% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 19 £400 -11.11% 2
Manchester 0 17 £284 -27.17% 12
Redhill +3 15 £518 -1.42% 1
Coventry -3 15 £470 +17.37% 3
Oxford +8 13 £475 +111.11% 1
Cheshire -6 13 £450 +5.88% 4
Bristol -10 13 £416 +3.61% 5

Waterfall
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1751 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (29.20%) Finance
3 451 (24.30%) Project Management
4 374 (20.15%) Scrum
5 341 (18.37%) SDLC
6 329 (17.73%) SQL
7 315 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 276 (14.87%) Oracle
9 241 (12.98%) Java
10 230 (12.39%) PRINCE2
11 218 (11.75%) Business Analysis
12 205 (11.05%) Microsoft
13 190 (10.24%) JIRA
14 178 (9.59%) Security Cleared
15 168 (9.05%) JavaScript
16 165 (8.89%) Web Services
16 165 (8.89%) Banking
16 165 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
17 163 (8.78%) SQL Server
18 153 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
19 151 (8.14%) HTML
20 150 (8.08%) User Stories
21 149 (8.03%) .NET
22 148 (7.97%) TDD
23 144 (7.76%) Retail
24 134 (7.22%) Degree
24 134 (7.22%) MS Excel
25 130 (7.00%) CRM
26 126 (6.79%) Migration
27 124 (6.68%) Linux

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 76 (4.09%) Confluence
2 68 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 55 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 48 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 46 (2.48%) CMS
5 46 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 42 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
7 39 (2.10%) JBoss
8 38 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 32 (1.72%) Apache
10 23 (1.24%) Skype for Business
11 21 (1.13%) nginx
12 14 (0.75%) GlassFish
13 13 (0.70%) IIS
14 12 (0.65%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.48%) Drupal
17 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
18 7 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 134 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.42%) MS Project
3 70 (3.77%) MS Office
4 49 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 40 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 59 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.59%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 11 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.38%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.21%) SaaS
4 35 (1.89%) Office 365
5 31 (1.67%) PaaS
6 20 (1.08%) IaaS
7 19 (1.02%) Yammer
8 11 (0.59%) Oracle CX
9 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
9 10 (0.54%) GitHub
9 10 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.27%) Force.com
10 5 (0.27%) G Suite
11 4 (0.22%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.054%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.054%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.86%) Internet
1 16 (0.86%) SSL
2 14 (0.75%) Firewall
3 12 (0.65%) HTTP
4 8 (0.43%) IPsec
5 7 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.38%) Skype
5 7 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.38%) WAN
6 6 (0.32%) DMZ
6 6 (0.32%) VPN
6 6 (0.32%) X.509
7 5 (0.27%) Intranet
8 4 (0.22%) FTP
8 4 (0.22%) LAN
8 4 (0.22%) LDAP
9 3 (0.16%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.16%) MVNO
9 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.50%) Oracle Database
4 63 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (2.59%) Big Data
7 38 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 34 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 34 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
11 30 (1.62%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.51%) MySQL
13 27 (1.45%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.29%) NoSQL
15 21 (1.13%) SQLPlus
16 19 (1.02%) QlikView
17 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 190 (10.24%) JIRA
2 101 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 85 (4.58%) Selenium
4 80 (4.31%) Git (software)
5 46 (2.48%) Subversion
6 43 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (1.72%) Maven
8 31 (1.67%) HP UFT
9 29 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 29 (1.56%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.40%) LoadRunner
11 21 (1.13%) JMeter
12 20 (1.08%) Hudson
13 19 (1.02%) JUnit
14 18 (0.97%) ProC
15 17 (0.92%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.70%) Gradle
17 12 (0.65%) NUnit
18 11 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 542 (29.20%) Finance
2 165 (8.89%) Banking
3 144 (7.76%) Retail
4 67 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.29%) Marketing
6 45 (2.42%) Law
7 35 (1.89%) Legal
8 34 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.67%) Back Office
10 29 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.40%) Advertising
11 26 (1.40%) Publishing
12 17 (0.92%) Front Office
13 16 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.81%) Automotive
15 12 (0.65%) Electronics
16 11 (0.59%) Games
17 7 (0.38%) Billing
17 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 453 (24.41%) Analyst
2 376 (20.26%) Project Manager
3 334 (18.00%) Business Analyst
4 281 (15.14%) Developer
5 183 (9.86%) Architect
6 73 (3.93%) Consultant
7 64 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 61 (3.29%) Test Analyst
8 61 (3.29%) Test Manager
8 61 (3.29%) Tester
9 58 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 57 (3.07%) Scrum Master
11 56 (3.02%) Digital Analyst
11 56 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
12 54 (2.91%) Technical Architect
13 50 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
13 50 (2.69%) Digital Business Analyst
13 50 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
14 48 (2.59%) Agile Project Manager
15 47 (2.53%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (8.89%) Web Services
2 151 (8.14%) HTML
3 149 (8.03%) .NET
4 83 (4.47%) CSS
5 81 (4.36%) J2EE
6 79 (4.26%) SOAP
7 76 (4.09%) XML
8 66 (3.56%) Spring
9 65 (3.50%) jQuery
10 63 (3.39%) AngularJS
11 61 (3.29%) REST
12 58 (3.13%) HTML5
13 50 (2.69%) JSON
14 39 (2.10%) JSP
15 36 (1.94%) Middleware
16 34 (1.83%) RESTful
17 33 (1.78%) Struts
18 29 (1.56%) ASP.NET
19 28 (1.51%) CSS3
20 27 (1.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.61%) User Experience
3 62 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 58 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 41 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 23 (1.24%) PMI
8 21 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 17 (0.92%) Derivative
9 17 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 15 (0.81%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.75%) Fintech
11 14 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (0.75%) Social Media
12 13 (0.70%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.59%) iPad
14 10 (0.54%) Equities
15 8 (0.43%) NHS
16 7 (0.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (6.68%) Linux
2 120 (6.47%) Windows
3 116 (6.25%) Unix
4 36 (1.94%) AIX
5 22 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.75%) Android
9 13 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.22%) Solaris
14 3 (0.16%) MVS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1751 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (24.30%) Project Management
3 374 (20.15%) Scrum
4 341 (18.37%) SDLC
5 315 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 230 (12.39%) PRINCE2
7 218 (11.75%) Business Analysis
8 153 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
9 150 (8.08%) User Stories
10 148 (7.97%) TDD
11 130 (7.00%) CRM
12 126 (6.79%) Migration
13 119 (6.41%) Use Case
14 113 (6.09%) E-Commerce
15 110 (5.93%) DevOps
16 109 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 108 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 108 (5.82%) ITIL
18 107 (5.77%) Change Management
19 91 (4.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 329 (17.73%) SQL
2 241 (12.98%) Java
3 168 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 110 (5.93%) C#
5 80 (4.31%) C
6 75 (4.04%) PL/SQL
7 71 (3.83%) Python
8 61 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 42 (2.26%) Perl
10 41 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.56%) PHP
12 19 (1.02%) Scala
13 18 (0.97%) C++
14 14 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.75%) Ruby
15 10 (0.54%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.54%) Groovy
16 5 (0.27%) ABAP
16 5 (0.27%) VB
17 4 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 178 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.22%) Degree
3 118 (6.36%) ISEB
4 116 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 54 (2.91%) PMP
6 52 (2.80%) PMI Certification
7 47 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 32 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 26 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
14 12 (0.65%) CISSP
15 10 (0.54%) APMP
16 9 (0.48%) IIBA
17 8 (0.43%) CISA
18 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (0.38%) Sun Certification
19 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.57%) QA
2 52 (2.80%) PMO
3 25 (1.35%) SLA
4 20 (1.08%) MiFID
5 18 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.54%) EMIR
7 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.54%) SEPA
7 10 (0.54%) WAI
7 10 (0.54%) WCAG
8 9 (0.48%) GDPR
9 7 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.38%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.27%) COBIT
11 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 40 (2.16%) Docker
2 32 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.11%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 38 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.59%) Puppet
3 10 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 10 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 10 (0.54%) SCCM
4 7 (0.38%) Ansible
4 7 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.38%) Rancher
5 5 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.16%) Nessus
7 3 (0.16%) OpenView
7 3 (0.16%) Packer
7 3 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.16%) Zenoss
8 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 276 (14.87%) Oracle
2 205 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 99 (5.33%) SAP
4 74 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (3.07%) HP
6 34 (1.83%) IBM
7 26 (1.40%) Pega
8 25 (1.35%) hybris
9 24 (1.29%) VMware
10 23 (1.24%) Tableau
11 21 (1.13%) webMethods
12 19 (1.02%) Adobe
12 19 (1.02%) Google
13 18 (0.97%) Informatica
14 17 (0.92%) Infor
14 17 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.70%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.65%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.65%) BEA
16 12 (0.65%) Citrix
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Rullion
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Analytix
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day Up to £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
The Collinson Group
Rate: 6 Month Contract
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 12 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
London - South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago