Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 50 39
Rank change year-on-year -34 -11 +62
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 116 215 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.40% 3.47% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 4.17% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 131 100
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £313 £300
90th Percentile £533 £575 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £36.14 £24.37
% change year-on-year +1.00% +48.33% -40.93%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Waterfall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Waterfall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Waterfall in the West Midlands

Waterfall
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Waterfall within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Coventry +3 39 £425 -4.49% 4
Birmingham -5 33 £394 -1.56% 6
Warwickshire -3 8 £488 +3.72%
Wolverhampton - 7 £356 -
Shropshire -30 6 £575 +33.72%
Herefordshire +3 5 £215 -40.69% 1
Worcestershire +5 4 £363 -
Solihull +8 3 £320 -36.00%
Staffordshire +9 2 £365 +4.29% 1
Kingswinford -2 1 - -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 109 (93.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) Finance
3 33 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (23.28%) Business Analysis
5 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
6 21 (18.10%) Scrum
6 21 (18.10%) Project Management
7 19 (16.38%) JIRA
8 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (12.93%) SDLC
10 14 (12.07%) QA
11 13 (11.21%) User Stories
11 13 (11.21%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (10.34%) DevOps
12 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.34%) SQL
12 12 (10.34%) Migration
13 11 (9.48%) PRINCE2
13 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
13 11 (9.48%) Programme Delivery
14 10 (8.62%) Use Case
14 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (7.76%) MS Visio
15 9 (7.76%) .NET
16 8 (6.90%) HTML
16 8 (6.90%) CRM
16 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (6.90%) Performance Testing

Waterfall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (6.03%) Confluence
2 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.72%) Documentum
4 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.72%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.59%) IaaS
3 3 (2.59%) PaaS
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.72%) GitHub
4 2 (1.72%) Office 365
4 2 (1.72%) Route 53
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Internet
1 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) JIRA Agile
2 6 (5.17%) SpecFlow
3 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (3.45%) Selenium
5 3 (2.59%) GoCD
5 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Ant
6 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.72%) Gradle
6 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.72%) Mockito
6 2 (1.72%) NuGet
6 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (31.90%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Retail
3 4 (3.45%) Advertising
3 4 (3.45%) Automotive
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (41.38%) Analyst
2 35 (30.17%) Business Analyst
3 20 (17.24%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.76%) Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Support Officer
7 6 (5.17%) Architect
7 6 (5.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Project Officer
7 6 (5.17%) Project Support Officer
7 6 (5.17%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Finance Business Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Scrum Master
9 4 (3.45%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.76%) .NET
2 8 (6.90%) HTML
3 6 (5.17%) Gherkin
3 6 (5.17%) Web Services
4 4 (3.45%) WCF
5 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.59%) Middleware
5 3 (2.59%) SOAP
5 3 (2.59%) XML
6 2 (1.72%) COM
6 2 (1.72%) CSS
6 2 (1.72%) Dapper ORM
6 2 (1.72%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.72%) HTML5
6 2 (1.72%) JDBC
6 2 (1.72%) LESS
6 2 (1.72%) REST
6 2 (1.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) e-Learning
3 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.72%) DataPower
4 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.86%) PMI
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.45%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (93.97%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (23.28%) Business Analysis
4 21 (18.10%) Project Management
4 21 (18.10%) Scrum
5 15 (12.93%) SDLC
6 13 (11.21%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (11.21%) User Stories
7 12 (10.34%) DevOps
7 12 (10.34%) Migration
7 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.48%) PRINCE2
8 11 (9.48%) Programme Delivery
9 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 10 (8.62%) Use Case
10 8 (6.90%) CRM
10 8 (6.90%) Performance Testing
10 8 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) SQL
2 7 (6.03%) C#
3 3 (2.59%) Java
4 2 (1.72%) COBOL
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.72%) Korn
4 2 (1.72%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) Python
4 2 (1.72%) Ruby
4 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.59%) ISEB
4 2 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.72%) PMP
5 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) QA
2 5 (4.31%) PMO
3 4 (3.45%) GDPR
4 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Ansible
1 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
1 2 (1.72%) Terraform
2 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.90%) Google
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (1.72%) Adobe
4 2 (1.72%) CollabNet
4 2 (1.72%) HP
4 2 (1.72%) Pega
4 2 (1.72%) SAP
4 2 (1.72%) Serena
5 1 (0.86%) Cognos
5 1 (0.86%) Epicor
5 1 (0.86%) hybris
5 1 (0.86%) IBM
5 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.86%) VMware
5 1 (0.86%) webMethods