Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 82 52
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 -8
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 190 114 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.75% 2.38% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 2.83% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 83 131
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £335 £263 £313
90th Percentile £600 £533 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.14
% change year-on-year -2.78% -0.39% +48.33%

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 4,354 4,022 5,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.98% 83.95% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,574 3,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 154
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £39.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Shropshire +5 59 £448 -22.17% 1
Coventry -10 45 £600 +41.18% 1
Warwickshire +27 24 £500 +2.56% 4
Birmingham -13 22 £600 +52.38% 4
Herefordshire -6 13 £375 +74.42% 2
Solihull +7 8 £313 -2.34% 5
Staffordshire -6 5 £394 +7.88% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £475 - 1
Walsall - 2 £406 -
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 3
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Waterfall.

1 177 (93.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (26.32%) Finance
3 47 (24.74%) Microsoft
4 39 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (19.47%) JIRA
6 36 (18.95%) SQL
7 35 (18.42%) Scrum
8 34 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (17.37%) SDLC
10 32 (16.84%) Degree
11 31 (16.32%) Business Analysis
12 30 (15.79%) Confluence
12 30 (15.79%) Test Strategy
13 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Office
14 28 (14.74%) Windows
14 28 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (14.21%) Test Automation
15 27 (14.21%) .NET
15 27 (14.21%) Java
16 26 (13.68%) Jenkins
17 25 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (12.63%) ITIL
18 24 (12.63%) Data Modelling
19 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (11.58%) RUP
20 22 (11.58%) Oracle
20 22 (11.58%) Project Management
21 21 (11.05%) Regression Testing
21 21 (11.05%) XML
21 21 (11.05%) DevOps

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 30 (15.79%) Confluence
2 13 (6.84%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.63%) Documentum
5 4 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.58%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.37%) Office 365
4 7 (3.68%) GitHub
5 6 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.63%) SaaS
6 5 (2.63%) Slack
7 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) VPN
2 8 (4.21%) 802.11
2 8 (4.21%) HTTP
2 8 (4.21%) SNMP
3 6 (3.16%) VoIP
3 6 (3.16%) Wireless
4 4 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (1.05%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) 3G
6 1 (0.53%) 4G
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.58%) OLAP
5 3 (1.58%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.05%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 37 (19.47%) JIRA
2 26 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.89%) Burp Suite
4 13 (6.84%) Bitbucket
4 13 (6.84%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (6.32%) Selenium
5 12 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.26%) HP UFT
6 10 (5.26%) Metasploit
6 10 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (4.74%) GitLab
8 6 (3.16%) JMeter
8 6 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.63%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.63%) NDepend
9 5 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.63%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (26.32%) Finance
2 16 (8.42%) Retail
3 6 (3.16%) Marketing
4 4 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.11%) Billing
4 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) French Language
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (30.53%) Analyst
2 41 (21.58%) Business Analyst
3 21 (11.05%) Architect
4 15 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 14 (7.37%) Consultant
5 14 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.84%) Developer
6 13 (6.84%) Product Owner
7 12 (6.32%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.79%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.26%) Tester
10 9 (4.74%) Agile Business Analyst
10 9 (4.74%) Penetration Tester
11 7 (3.68%) Software Analyst
12 6 (3.16%) Test Engineer
13 5 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
13 5 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 4 (2.11%) Test Leader
14 4 (2.11%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.21%) .NET
2 21 (11.05%) XML
3 15 (7.89%) HTML
4 13 (6.84%) Web Services
5 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.74%) REST
6 8 (4.21%) 802.1X
6 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (4.21%) J2EE
7 5 (2.63%) Middleware
7 5 (2.63%) SOAP
8 4 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.11%) OAuth
8 4 (2.11%) OAuth2
8 4 (2.11%) SAML
9 3 (1.58%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.58%) CSS
9 3 (1.58%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.58%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.74%) SCADA
4 8 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.16%) Wiki
6 5 (2.63%) User Experience
7 4 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.11%) PKI
8 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.58%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.74%) Windows
2 15 (7.89%) Linux
3 14 (7.37%) Unix
4 10 (5.26%) Kali Linux
5 9 (4.74%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.63%) VME
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (93.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.42%) Scrum
3 34 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (17.37%) SDLC
5 31 (16.32%) Business Analysis
6 30 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 28 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (14.21%) Test Automation
9 24 (12.63%) Data Modelling
9 24 (12.63%) ITIL
10 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (11.58%) Project Management
11 22 (11.58%) RUP
12 21 (11.05%) DevOps
12 21 (11.05%) Regression Testing
13 20 (10.53%) Migration
14 19 (10.00%) Risk Management
15 17 (8.95%) Project Governance
15 17 (8.95%) Security Architecture
15 17 (8.95%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.95%) SQL
2 27 (14.21%) Java
3 15 (7.89%) C#
4 11 (5.79%) Python
4 11 (5.79%) Ruby
5 10 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.26%) Lua
5 10 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.74%) Perl
6 9 (4.74%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.21%) C
7 8 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.63%) COBOL
9 3 (1.58%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (16.84%) Degree
2 10 (5.26%) ISEB
3 9 (4.74%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.74%) OSCE
4 8 (4.21%) CISSP
4 8 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.11%) CEH
6 4 (2.11%) CISM
6 4 (2.11%) MBA
7 3 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.05%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.05%) GPEN
8 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.05%) OSCP
8 2 (1.05%) SANS
8 2 (1.05%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) GDPR
2 5 (2.63%) PMO
2 5 (2.63%) WCAG
3 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.89%) Nessus
2 10 (5.26%) HP ALM
2 10 (5.26%) Nmap
3 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.05%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.58%) Oracle
3 15 (7.89%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.79%) webMethods
5 10 (5.26%) HP
6 8 (4.21%) BEA
6 8 (4.21%) VMware
7 7 (3.68%) Pega
7 7 (3.68%) SAP
8 6 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.11%) IBM
9 4 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.58%) Google
10 3 (1.58%) hybris
10 3 (1.58%) Informatica
11 1 (0.53%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.53%) IBM Sterling