The table below looks at the statistics for DSDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 487 511 485
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs citing DSDM 119 68 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 42 51
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£410 £416 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

DSDM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DSDM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DSDM
Daily Rate Trend

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

DSDM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DSDM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSDM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DSDM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DSDM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSDM within the UK.

DSDM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DSDM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 109 £400 - 39
London +68 58 £425 -5.55% 18
South East -9 22 £338 +20.53% 9
City of London +30 14 £400 -17.94% 5
South West -28 13 £500 +19.04% 1
Berkshire +13 12 £388 +72.22% 2
Wiltshire -10 11 £500 +19.04%
Swindon -1 10 £500 +19.04%
West Yorkshire +7 6 £395 +26.40% 3
Yorkshire -2 6 £395 +17.03% 4
Wales -22 6 £425 -32.27%
Hampshire -16 5 £336 +20.08% 1
Reading - 5 £388 - 2
East of England - 5 £369 - 2
Slough -1 4 £250 +12.35%
North West -11 3 £379 -21.29% 3
Edinburgh - 3 £415 - 2
Scotland - 3 £415 - 5
Leeds -1 2 £375 +20.00% 1
Manchester - 2 £379 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 - 2
Surrey -2 1 £320 -32.63% 1
South Wales -12 1 £450 -
West Midlands -16 1 £525 +31.25% 1
North East - 1 £450 -
Woking - 1 £320 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £305 -
Kent - 1 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 £280 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £280 -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 114 (53.52%) Scrum
2 85 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (34.74%) Finance
4 62 (29.11%) Project Management
5 60 (28.17%) UML
6 49 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (22.54%) XML
8 44 (20.66%) Java
9 42 (19.72%) PRINCE2
9 42 (19.72%) Requirements Analysis
10 39 (18.31%) SOAP
11 36 (16.90%) RUP
11 36 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (16.43%) Waterfall
13 32 (15.02%) Release Management
13 32 (15.02%) SSADM
14 30 (14.08%) ITIL
14 30 (14.08%) SQL
14 30 (14.08%) Business Transformation
15 29 (13.62%) Jenkins
15 29 (13.62%) JIRA
15 29 (13.62%) Configuration Management
16 28 (13.15%) Microsoft
16 28 (13.15%) Maven
17 27 (12.68%) Banking
18 26 (12.21%) TDD
18 26 (12.21%) Business Analysis
18 26 (12.21%) Web Services
19 25 (11.74%) .NET
19 25 (11.74%) Data Modelling

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (9.39%) Confluence
2 13 (6.10%) Apache
3 11 (5.16%) CMS
4 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.29%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.35%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.35%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.88%) FileNet
7 4 (1.88%) IIS
7 4 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.41%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.94%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.47%) Lync
10 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) MS Visio
2 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
3 14 (6.57%) MS Project
3 14 (6.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.29%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.41%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.94%) MS Office
7 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.47%) FastStats
7 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.41%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Heroku
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) HTTP
2 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.88%) VoIP
3 4 (1.88%) Internet
4 2 (0.94%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) DMZ
5 1 (0.47%) DHCP
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.04%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.35%) Couchbase
5 5 (2.35%) Impala
5 5 (2.35%) DB2
5 5 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.35%) CouchDB
5 5 (2.35%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.94%) MySQL
8 2 (0.94%) Ingres
8 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (13.62%) JIRA
1 29 (13.62%) Jenkins
2 28 (13.15%) Maven
3 16 (7.51%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.23%) Subversion
5 9 (4.23%) Hudson
6 6 (2.82%) Selenium
7 5 (2.35%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.35%) Ant
8 3 (1.41%) Rational Rose
8 3 (1.41%) ERwin
9 2 (0.94%) Toad
9 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.94%) Moq
9 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.47%) MSTest
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 74 (34.74%) Finance
2 27 (12.68%) Banking
3 13 (6.10%) Retail
4 12 (5.63%) Legal
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.35%) Marketing
6 5 (2.35%) Publishing
7 4 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.88%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (29.58%) Analyst
2 51 (23.94%) Developer
3 47 (22.07%) Project Manager
4 41 (19.25%) Business Analyst
5 28 (13.15%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (11.74%) Senior Business Analyst
7 14 (6.57%) Agile Project Manager
8 13 (6.10%) Middleware Developer
8 13 (6.10%) ScrumMaster
8 13 (6.10%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.63%) Senior Project Manager
9 12 (5.63%) Senior Manager
10 11 (5.16%) Architect
11 10 (4.69%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.76%) Change Manager
12 8 (3.76%) Change Project Manager
13 7 (3.29%) Business Change Manager
13 7 (3.29%) Web Developer
13 7 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.29%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.54%) XML
2 39 (18.31%) SOAP
3 26 (12.21%) Web Services
4 25 (11.74%) Middleware
4 25 (11.74%) .NET
5 21 (9.86%) JSON
6 18 (8.45%) HTML
7 16 (7.51%) XSD
8 14 (6.57%) ASP.NET
8 14 (6.57%) CSS
9 13 (6.10%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (6.10%) OSGi
9 13 (6.10%) Apache Camel
10 12 (5.63%) REST
11 11 (5.16%) jQuery
12 10 (4.69%) WCF
13 9 (4.23%) XSLT
14 8 (3.76%) Hibernate
14 8 (3.76%) Spring
15 7 (3.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.45%) Open Source
2 6 (2.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.82%) SWIFT
3 5 (2.35%) FMCG
3 5 (2.35%) iSeries
4 4 (1.88%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.41%) Video Editing
5 3 (1.41%) AS400
5 3 (1.41%) APACS
5 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.94%) PMI
6 2 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.04%) UNIX
2 11 (5.16%) Linux
3 6 (2.82%) Windows
3 6 (2.82%) MVS
3 6 (2.82%) VME
4 5 (2.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (53.52%) Scrum
2 85 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (29.11%) Project Management
4 60 (28.17%) UML
5 49 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (19.72%) Requirements Analysis
6 42 (19.72%) PRINCE2
7 36 (16.90%) RUP
7 36 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (16.43%) Waterfall
9 32 (15.02%) Release Management
9 32 (15.02%) SSADM
10 30 (14.08%) ITIL
10 30 (14.08%) Business Transformation
11 29 (13.62%) Configuration Management
12 26 (12.21%) Business Analysis
12 26 (12.21%) TDD
13 25 (11.74%) Data Modelling
14 24 (11.27%) GAP Analysis
14 24 (11.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.66%) Java
2 30 (14.08%) SQL
3 20 (9.39%) C#
4 18 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.29%) Python
5 7 (3.29%) Ruby
5 7 (3.29%) Scala
6 6 (2.82%) C++
7 5 (2.35%) C
7 5 (2.35%) RPG
7 5 (2.35%) RPG IV
8 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.41%) RPG/400
9 2 (0.94%) Clojure
9 2 (0.94%) Groovy
9 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (3.76%) Degree
6 7 (3.29%) ISEB
6 7 (3.29%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.94%) PMP
9 2 (0.94%) MAPM
10 1 (0.47%) APMP
10 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.47%) GISP
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.98%) Basel II
1 17 (7.98%) Basel III
1 17 (7.98%) Solvency II
2 16 (7.51%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) P3O
4 1 (0.47%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (7.04%) Puppet
2 8 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.82%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) StatsD
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 28 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.45%) Oracle
3 16 (7.51%) Atlassian
4 15 (7.04%) IBM
5 13 (6.10%) JBoss
6 8 (3.76%) SAP
7 6 (2.82%) Ektron
8 5 (2.35%) Cognos
8 5 (2.35%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.88%) Adobe
9 4 (1.88%) HP
9 4 (1.88%) Twitter
9 4 (1.88%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.88%) Open Text
10 2 (0.94%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.47%) VMware
11 1 (0.47%) Alterian
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
11 1 (0.47%) ILOG
11 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 425 per day all inclusive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago