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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 36 76
Rank change year-on-year -35 +40  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 45 108 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 3.93% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 4.80% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 24
Median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £280 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £404
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.70 £31.44
% change year-on-year -3.48% +54.88%  

Waterfall is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Waterfall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -2 15 £470 +17.37% 2
Birmingham +9 11 £475 +27.09% 8
Solihull +7 4 £335 -4.28% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £495 -1.00% 2
Shropshire -15 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £311 -
West Bromwich - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £255 -
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 107 (92.24%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.62%) Finance
3 30 (25.86%) Project Management
4 27 (23.28%) SQL
5 24 (20.69%) Scrum
6 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
7 22 (18.97%) Java
8 21 (18.10%) Web Services
9 18 (15.52%) Use Case
9 18 (15.52%) SDLC
10 17 (14.66%) User Stories
11 16 (13.79%) J2EE
12 15 (12.93%) Oracle
12 15 (12.93%) RUP
12 15 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (12.07%) PL/SQL
13 14 (12.07%) Data Analysis
14 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
14 13 (11.21%) .NET
14 13 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
15 12 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
16 11 (9.48%) Unix
16 11 (9.48%) Business Process Mapping
17 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
17 10 (8.62%) Service Design
17 10 (8.62%) T-SQL
17 10 (8.62%) HTML
17 10 (8.62%) webMethods
17 10 (8.62%) Open Source

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 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.59%) Confluence
2 3 (2.59%) SAS
3 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) CMS
4 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.45%) SaaS
3 3 (2.59%) IaaS
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) LDAP
2 1 (0.86%) 3G
2 1 (0.86%) 4G
2 1 (0.86%) GPRS
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.86%) LAN
2 1 (0.86%) Skype
2 1 (0.86%) WAN
2 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.17%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.17%) Hazelcast
6 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.31%) Big Data
7 5 (4.31%) Data Mining
8 4 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.45%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.45%) MySQL
9 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.72%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.17%) CA Gen
2 6 (5.17%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.45%) ERwin
4 3 (2.59%) PVCS
4 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.72%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.72%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.72%) JMeter
5 2 (1.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.86%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (33.62%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Automotive
3 4 (3.45%) Advertising
4 3 (2.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.86%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (46.55%) Analyst
2 44 (37.93%) Business Analyst
3 19 (16.38%) Developer
4 15 (12.93%) Architect
5 13 (11.21%) Digital Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.03%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) webMethods Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.31%) Business Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Compliance Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Fraud Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Fraud Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.10%) Web Services
2 16 (13.79%) J2EE
3 13 (11.21%) .NET
4 10 (8.62%) HTML
5 8 (6.90%) Spring
6 7 (6.03%) jQuery
6 7 (6.03%) REST
7 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.17%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.17%) Spring Boot
7 6 (5.17%) XML
8 5 (4.31%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.31%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.45%) CSS
9 4 (3.45%) HTML5
10 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.59%) Dapper ORM
10 3 (2.59%) EDIFACT
10 3 (2.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.86%) PMI
3 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Unix
2 3 (2.59%) AIX
3 2 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.86%) Android
4 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (92.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.86%) Project Management
3 24 (20.69%) Scrum
4 18 (15.52%) SDLC
4 18 (15.52%) Use Case
5 17 (14.66%) User Stories
6 15 (12.93%) RUP
6 15 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (12.07%) Data Analysis
8 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
9 12 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (9.48%) Business Process Mapping
11 10 (8.62%) Open Source
11 10 (8.62%) Service Design
11 10 (8.62%) Test Planning
12 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.76%) SOLID
13 8 (6.90%) Functional Testing
13 8 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
14 7 (6.03%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.28%) SQL
2 22 (18.97%) Java
3 14 (12.07%) PL/SQL
4 10 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.59%) C#
8 2 (1.72%) Perl
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.86%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) ISEB
2 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.59%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) P3O
3 1 (0.86%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Oracle
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.62%) webMethods
4 9 (7.76%) Pega
5 6 (5.17%) Google
5 6 (5.17%) Informatica
6 5 (4.31%) BEA
7 4 (3.45%) Tableau
7 4 (3.45%) Teradata
8 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.59%) SAP
9 1 (0.86%) Adobe
9 1 (0.86%) CA
9 1 (0.86%) Casewise
9 1 (0.86%) HP
9 1 (0.86%) Remedy
9 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
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