The first table below looks at the demand for DSDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 110 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing DSDM 18 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate £423 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.58 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1958 1674 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.88% 70.96% 66.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 867 982
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 67
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
DSDM
UK

DSDM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSDM across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DSDM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

DSDM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DSDM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

DSDM
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSDM across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

DSDM Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing DSDM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSDM.

1 21 (100.00%) Scrum
2 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Project Management
3 12 (57.14%) SOAP
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) XML
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 11 (52.38%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
4 11 (52.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (52.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (47.62%) REST
5 10 (47.62%) Release Management
6 7 (33.33%) Linux
6 7 (33.33%) Puppet
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (33.33%) Vagrant
6 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 6 (28.57%) User Stories
7 6 (28.57%) Hudson
7 6 (28.57%) Ant
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) Maven
7 6 (28.57%) BDD
7 6 (28.57%) TeamCity
8 5 (23.81%) System Testing
8 5 (23.81%) FMCG
8 5 (23.81%) Retail

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing DSDM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSDM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (28.57%) Hudson
1 6 (28.57%) Ant
1 6 (28.57%) Maven
1 6 (28.57%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
2 6 (28.57%) Release Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Coach
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) SOAP
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
1 12 (57.14%) XML
2 10 (47.62%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) Velocity
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) FMCG
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Scrum
2 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Project Management
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 11 (52.38%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
4 11 (52.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (52.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (47.62%) Release Management
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (28.57%) User Stories
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) BDD
8 5 (23.81%) System Testing
8 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
9 4 (19.05%) Web Development
9 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
1 7 (33.33%) Vagrant
1 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) StatsD
2 1 (4.76%) Ganglia
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios