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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 61 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35  
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 58 89 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.96% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 3.58% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 14
Median daily rate £335 £421 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.47% +17.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £588 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  

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 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
Birmingham +19 18 £325 -16.12% 4
Coventry 0 12 £450 +12.50% 2
Shropshire -4 9 £575 +33.72% 1
Solihull - 7 £335 - 2
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 2
Waterfall
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Finance
3 23 (22.12%) Project Management
4 21 (20.19%) Scrum
5 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (13.46%) Business Analysis
7 14 (13.46%) JIRA
7 14 (13.46%) User Stories
8 13 (12.50%) QA
8 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.50%) RUP
9 12 (11.54%) Java
9 12 (11.54%) SDLC
10 11 (10.58%) SQL
10 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
10 11 (10.58%) Web Services
10 11 (10.58%) Migration
10 11 (10.58%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (9.62%) HTML
11 10 (9.62%) .NET
11 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.65%) PRINCE2
12 9 (8.65%) Retail
12 9 (8.65%) Use Case
13 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Google
13 8 (7.69%) TDD

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 4 (3.85%) Documentum
1 4 (3.85%) SAS
2 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.96%) Mule
4 1 (0.96%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.92%) Actimize
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) IaaS
6 1 (0.96%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) LDAP
2 3 (2.88%) Skype
3 1 (0.96%) LAN
3 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Blockchain
2 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) Big Data
3 3 (2.88%) Hazelcast
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.92%) QlikView
4 2 (1.92%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) JIRA
2 6 (5.77%) JIRA Agile
2 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
3 3 (2.88%) CA Gen
3 3 (2.88%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.88%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.92%) Selenium
4 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Advertising
4 3 (2.88%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (53.85%) Analyst
2 45 (43.27%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Architect
4 11 (10.58%) Digital Analyst
4 11 (10.58%) Digital Business Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Finance Business Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Programme Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) Web Services
2 10 (9.62%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) HTML
3 7 (6.73%) J2EE
4 6 (5.77%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.77%) REST
5 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.81%) Entity Framework
5 5 (4.81%) Middleware
6 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.85%) Spring
6 4 (3.85%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.88%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.88%) jQuery
8 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.96%) COM
8 1 (0.96%) CSS
8 1 (0.96%) Velocity
8 1 (0.96%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 4 (3.85%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) EPoS
4 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.88%) Unix
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.12%) Project Management
3 21 (20.19%) Scrum
4 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (13.46%) Business Analysis
5 14 (13.46%) User Stories
6 13 (12.50%) RUP
6 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.54%) SDLC
8 11 (10.58%) Migration
8 11 (10.58%) Systems Analysis
9 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 9 (8.65%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.65%) Use Case
11 8 (7.69%) ITIL
11 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing
11 8 (7.69%) Service Design
11 8 (7.69%) TDD
11 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (6.73%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.54%) Java
2 11 (10.58%) SQL
3 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.85%) Perl
3 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.96%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.96%) C
5 1 (0.96%) C#
5 1 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) GDPR
3 1 (0.96%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) Google
2 8 (7.69%) SAP
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) Pega
4 4 (3.85%) webMethods
5 3 (2.88%) BEA
5 3 (2.88%) hybris
5 3 (2.88%) Informatica
6 2 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (0.96%) CA
7 1 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.96%) CollabNet
7 1 (0.96%) Remedy
7 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
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