Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 82 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -28 +53
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 126 93 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.16% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.66% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 65 63
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £262 £254 £313
90th Percentile £543 £615 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.09 £45.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -46.76% -9.50% +42.86%

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 4,104 3,500 4,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.77% 81.26% 83.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,525 2,187 2,556
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £264 £240 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 136 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +18.54% -25.97%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.20 £50.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Warwickshire +16 25 £475 +5.26% 2
Birmingham -12 25 £425 +30.77% 8
Coventry -13 24 £475 +0.21% 2
Staffordshire +12 15 £400 - 1
Herefordshire +15 13 £240 +11.63% 2
Shropshire -7 13 £425 -27.66% 2
Solihull -13 5 - - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 116 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.98%) JIRA
3 31 (24.60%) Project Management
4 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 26 (20.63%) Finance
6 24 (19.05%) Scrum
6 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 22 (17.46%) PRINCE2
7 22 (17.46%) Test Strategy
8 19 (15.08%) Business Analysis
9 18 (14.29%) Retail
9 18 (14.29%) SDLC
10 17 (13.49%) Migration
11 16 (12.70%) QA
12 15 (11.90%) Google
12 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (11.90%) SQL
12 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
12 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (10.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (10.32%) GDPR
13 13 (10.32%) CRM
13 13 (10.32%) RUP
13 13 (10.32%) ITIL
14 12 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
14 12 (9.52%) DevOps
15 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (8.73%) HTML
15 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (8.73%) Regression 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 9 (7.14%) Confluence
2 7 (5.56%) Documentum
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Liferay
6 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.17%) SPSS
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.76%) SaaS
5 5 (3.97%) Office 365
6 4 (3.17%) PaaS
7 2 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (1.59%) DNS
2 2 (1.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Skype
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Power BI
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.59%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.98%) JIRA
2 9 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 8 (6.35%) JIRA Agile
3 8 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.97%) Selenium
5 4 (3.17%) CA Gen
5 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.59%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.79%) GitLab
8 1 (0.79%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Maven
8 1 (0.79%) NDepend
8 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 18 (14.29%) Retail
3 10 (7.94%) Automotive
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Law
6 2 (1.59%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) French Language
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (37.30%) Analyst
2 23 (18.25%) Business Analyst
2 23 (18.25%) Project Manager
3 16 (12.70%) Architect
4 12 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 10 (7.94%) QA Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Test Manager
6 9 (7.14%) Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Web Manager
9 6 (4.76%) Applications Manager
9 6 (4.76%) CRM Manager
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.97%) CRM Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Digital Business Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) HTML
2 10 (7.94%) Middleware
3 9 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 7 (5.56%) Web Services
5 5 (3.97%) J2EE
6 4 (3.17%) OAuth
6 4 (3.17%) OAuth2
7 3 (2.38%) .NET
7 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.38%) CSS
8 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.59%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (1.59%) LINQ
8 2 (1.59%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.59%) SOAP
8 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) Social Media
5 3 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 5 (3.97%) Android
2 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.97%) Unix
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (92.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.60%) Project Management
3 24 (19.05%) Scrum
3 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.46%) PRINCE2
4 22 (17.46%) Test Strategy
5 19 (15.08%) Business Analysis
6 18 (14.29%) SDLC
7 17 (13.49%) Migration
8 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.32%) CRM
9 13 (10.32%) ITIL
9 13 (10.32%) RUP
10 12 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (9.52%) DevOps
11 11 (8.73%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.94%) Performance Testing
13 9 (7.14%) Matrix Management
13 9 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.90%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) Java
2 5 (3.97%) Perl
2 5 (3.97%) PL/SQL
2 5 (3.97%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.17%) VB
3 4 (3.17%) VB6
3 4 (3.17%) VBA
4 3 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) ISEB
1 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.97%) CISM
3 5 (3.97%) CISSP
3 5 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.97%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.97%) PMP
4 4 (3.17%) CCIE
4 4 (3.17%) CCNP
4 4 (3.17%) CEH
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CBAP
6 1 (0.79%) MBA
6 1 (0.79%) OCP
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) QA
2 13 (10.32%) GDPR
3 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.59%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.90%) Google
3 10 (7.94%) Pega
4 8 (6.35%) Oracle
4 8 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.97%) IBM
6 4 (3.17%) BEA
6 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.17%) Cisco
6 4 (3.17%) Informatica
6 4 (3.17%) webMethods
7 3 (2.38%) VMware
8 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.59%) Avaya
8 2 (1.59%) HP
8 2 (1.59%) Verint
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) Tableau