Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 77 47
Rank change year-on-year +11 -30 +32
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 152 103 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.98% 2.38% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.86% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 65 99
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £335 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.33% -20.24% +5.00%
10th Percentile £314 £250 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £582
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £45.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -47.25% +10.98% +30.41%

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 4,263 3,606 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.54% 83.41% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 2,278 2,967
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 124 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -4 39 £450 -21.74% 1
Coventry -13 25 £550 +29.41% 3
Birmingham -29 25 £500 +35.59% 7
Warwickshire +18 22 £450 -16.28% 3
Herefordshire +3 14 £338 +56.98% 2
Staffordshire +6 9 £413 - 4
Solihull -13 8 £288 -14.18%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £475 - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Walsall - 1 £525 - 1
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 138 (90.79%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.00%) JIRA
3 33 (21.71%) Project Management
4 32 (21.05%) Finance
4 32 (21.05%) Scrum
5 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
6 29 (19.08%) Microsoft
6 29 (19.08%) SDLC
7 25 (16.45%) PRINCE2
8 24 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (15.79%) Migration
9 23 (15.13%) RUP
10 22 (14.47%) Data Modelling
10 22 (14.47%) Test Automation
11 21 (13.82%) HTML
11 21 (13.82%) SQL
11 21 (13.82%) Retail
12 20 (13.16%) ITIL
13 18 (11.84%) Confluence
14 17 (11.18%) Test Strategy
14 17 (11.18%) DevOps
14 17 (11.18%) CRM
15 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (9.87%) Google Cloud Platform
16 15 (9.87%) Windows
16 15 (9.87%) Google
17 14 (9.21%) QA
17 14 (9.21%) Continuous Integration

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 18 (11.84%) Confluence
2 10 (6.58%) Documentum
3 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.63%) SPSS
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.58%) Office 365
5 9 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.63%) PaaS
7 3 (1.97%) GitHub
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.32%) Route 53
9 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Network Security
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Firewall
3 1 (0.66%) Skype
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.29%) Power BI
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.32%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.32%) Redis
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (25.00%) JIRA
2 12 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.92%) Selenium
4 9 (5.92%) SpecFlow
5 8 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.61%) JIRA Agile
7 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.63%) GitLab
8 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.97%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.32%) RStudio
10 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.66%) NDepend
11 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (21.05%) Finance
2 21 (13.82%) Retail
3 6 (3.95%) Automotive
4 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.97%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Billing
6 2 (1.32%) French Language
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (39.47%) Analyst
2 36 (23.68%) Business Analyst
3 22 (14.47%) Project Manager
4 20 (13.16%) Architect
5 13 (8.55%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.89%) Developer
6 12 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.92%) QA Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Consultant
9 7 (4.61%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.95%) AWS Architect
10 6 (3.95%) CRM Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) VMware Architect
11 5 (3.29%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (3.29%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.29%) Data Centre Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.29%) Development Manager
11 5 (3.29%) Test Manager
12 4 (2.63%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.82%) HTML
2 11 (7.24%) .NET
3 10 (6.58%) Middleware
3 10 (6.58%) XML
4 9 (5.92%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.61%) J2EE
6 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.95%) CSS
7 5 (3.29%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.63%) OAuth
8 4 (2.63%) OAuth2
8 4 (2.63%) Web Services
9 3 (1.97%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.97%) SAML
9 3 (1.97%) SOAP
10 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.32%) LINQ
10 2 (1.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.63%) PKI
4 4 (2.63%) User Experience
5 3 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.97%) NHS
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.87%) Windows
2 9 (5.92%) Unix
3 4 (2.63%) VME
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (90.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.71%) Project Management
3 32 (21.05%) Scrum
4 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
5 29 (19.08%) SDLC
6 25 (16.45%) PRINCE2
7 24 (15.79%) Migration
8 23 (15.13%) RUP
9 22 (14.47%) Data Modelling
9 22 (14.47%) Test Automation
10 20 (13.16%) ITIL
11 17 (11.18%) CRM
11 17 (11.18%) DevOps
11 17 (11.18%) Test Strategy
12 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (9.21%) Acceptance Criteria
13 14 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (9.21%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.21%) TDD
14 13 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.82%) SQL
2 9 (5.92%) Perl
2 9 (5.92%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.26%) Java
3 8 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.63%) C#
5 4 (2.63%) COBOL
6 2 (1.32%) Python
6 2 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.66%) R
7 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.92%) ISEB
2 8 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.95%) Degree
4 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.29%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.29%) PMP
5 4 (2.63%) CEH
5 4 (2.63%) CISM
5 4 (2.63%) CISSP
5 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) CBAP
8 1 (0.66%) CCIE
8 1 (0.66%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.66%) OCP
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.21%) QA
2 9 (5.92%) GDPR
3 3 (1.97%) GCP
4 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.92%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.32%) Ansible
2 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Terraform
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.87%) Google
3 12 (7.89%) Oracle
3 12 (7.89%) Pega
4 9 (5.92%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.92%) HP
5 7 (4.61%) BEA
6 6 (3.95%) VMware
6 6 (3.95%) webMethods
7 5 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.63%) IBM
9 3 (1.97%) Informatica
10 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco
10 1 (0.66%) SAP
10 1 (0.66%) Tableau