The table below looks at the statistics for DSDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 163 151 132
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing DSDM 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £488 £482
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £458 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.30% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.82 - -
DSDM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3294 3016 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.62% 77.59% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1667 1222
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 146 126
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

DSDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing DSDM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

DSDM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DSDM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSDM across the North West region.

DSDM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DSDM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire - 1 - -
DSDM
England

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DSDM 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 North West region with a requirement for DSDM.

1 18 (94.74%) Scrum
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Ruby
2 9 (47.37%) Unix
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) RUP
2 9 (47.37%) Python
2 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
2 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (47.37%) Kanban
2 9 (47.37%) Bash Shell
2 9 (47.37%) Feature Driven Development
2 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 9 (47.37%) Scrum-ban
2 9 (47.37%) Cobbler
2 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (47.37%) DevOps
3 8 (42.11%) HP
3 8 (42.11%) Extreme Programming
3 8 (42.11%) Unified Process
4 6 (31.58%) Xen
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) CloudStack
4 6 (31.58%) OpenStack

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (31.58%) CloudStack
1 6 (31.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) eggPlant
2 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
1 9 (47.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (94.74%) Scrum
2 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
2 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (47.37%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) Feature Driven Development
2 9 (47.37%) Kanban
2 9 (47.37%) RUP
2 9 (47.37%) Scrum-ban
3 8 (42.11%) Extreme Programming
3 8 (42.11%) Unified Process
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
5 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Bash Shell
1 9 (47.37%) Python
1 9 (47.37%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) vSphere
1 6 (31.58%) Xen
1 6 (31.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Cobbler
1 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
1 9 (47.37%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) IBM