Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 63 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 -16 +56
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 112 152 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.36% 2.90% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.50% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 105 65
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £305
90th Percentile £530 £583 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year -27.78% -12.20% +105.00%

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 3,954 4,340 4,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.24% 82.94% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,494 2,670 2,344
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Coventry -10 34 £425 -8.60% 6
Birmingham 0 28 £468 +14.02% 3
Warwickshire +4 14 £488 +9.18% 2
Staffordshire +11 9 £394 +31.25% 2
Herefordshire +11 6 £215 -15.69% 3
Shropshire -22 5 £281 -18.54% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £363 -
Worcestershire +4 4 £363 +16.47% 1
Solihull +4 1 - -
Kingswinford -3 1 - -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 102 (91.07%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) Finance
3 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
4 24 (21.43%) Project Management
5 23 (20.54%) Business Analysis
6 22 (19.64%) JIRA
6 22 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.07%) Scrum
8 16 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (9.82%) Web Services
11 11 (9.82%) SQL
11 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.93%) Retail
12 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
12 10 (8.93%) Migration
12 10 (8.93%) DevOps
12 10 (8.93%) GDPR
13 9 (8.04%) Line Management
13 9 (8.04%) User Stories
13 9 (8.04%) Process Improvement
13 9 (8.04%) QA
14 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (7.14%) Use Case
14 8 (7.14%) Test Management
14 8 (7.14%) ITIL
14 8 (7.14%) SDLC
14 8 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
15 7 (6.25%) Programme Delivery

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 (6.25%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) Apache
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) JBoss
4 1 (0.89%) Liferay
4 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (4.46%) SaaS
3 4 (3.57%) Office 365
3 4 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) Skype
3 1 (0.89%) SMS
3 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) JIRA
2 5 (4.46%) JIRA Agile
2 5 (4.46%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.57%) CA Gen
4 2 (1.79%) Ant
4 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.79%) Gradle
4 2 (1.79%) Mockito
4 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.89%) GoCD
5 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.89%) JUnit
5 1 (0.89%) Maven
5 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Retail
3 6 (5.36%) Automotive
4 4 (3.57%) Advertising
4 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Analyst
2 33 (29.46%) Business Analyst
3 19 (16.96%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.04%) Test Manager
5 7 (6.25%) Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.46%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Applications Manager
7 5 (4.46%) CRM Manager
7 5 (4.46%) QA Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.46%) Web Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) VB Developer
8 4 (3.57%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) Web Services
2 5 (4.46%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.46%) HTML
2 5 (4.46%) J2EE
3 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.68%) Middleware
3 3 (2.68%) OAuth
3 3 (2.68%) OAuth2
3 3 (2.68%) SOAP
3 3 (2.68%) Spring
3 3 (2.68%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) .NET
4 2 (1.79%) COM
4 2 (1.79%) ICEfaces
4 2 (1.79%) JDBC
4 2 (1.79%) JMS
4 2 (1.79%) JSF
4 2 (1.79%) REST
4 2 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.68%) PKI
4 3 (2.68%) Social Media
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.89%) PMI
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
5 1 (0.89%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Unix
2 4 (3.57%) Android
2 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Linux
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (91.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.43%) Project Management
3 23 (20.54%) Business Analysis
4 22 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.07%) Scrum
6 14 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.93%) DevOps
8 10 (8.93%) Migration
8 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
9 9 (8.04%) Line Management
9 9 (8.04%) Process Improvement
9 9 (8.04%) User Stories
10 8 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (7.14%) ITIL
10 8 (7.14%) SDLC
10 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (7.14%) Test Management
10 8 (7.14%) Use Case
11 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) SQL
2 7 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (3.57%) Perl
3 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.57%) VB
3 4 (3.57%) VB6
3 4 (3.57%) VBA
4 2 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.57%) CISM
2 4 (3.57%) CISSP
3 3 (2.68%) CCIE
3 3 (2.68%) CCNP
3 3 (2.68%) CEH
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.68%) Degree
3 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.68%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.68%) PMP
4 2 (1.79%) ISEB
4 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) GDPR
2 9 (8.04%) QA
3 6 (5.36%) PMO
4 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle
2 7 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.36%) Google
4 4 (3.57%) BEA
4 4 (3.57%) Informatica
4 4 (3.57%) Pega
4 4 (3.57%) webMethods
5 3 (2.68%) Avaya
5 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco
5 3 (2.68%) Verint
6 2 (1.79%) HP
6 2 (1.79%) Serena
7 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.89%) Epicor
7 1 (0.89%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) SAP
7 1 (0.89%) VMware