The table below looks at the statistics for DSDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 578 573 523
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -50
Contract jobs citing DSDM 52 71 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 61
Median daily rate £475 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £656 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £493 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +19.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £49.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +121.42%

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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

DSDM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DSDM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
England +6 47 £510 +5.15% 17
London +6 14 £510 +20.00% 1
South West +20 10 £650 +30.00% 2
Wiltshire +7 9 £650 +30.00%
Corsham - 8 £650 -
North East -38 6 £625 +34.40%
Tyne and Wear -41 5 £625 +34.40%
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 5 £625 +34.40%
Scotland +16 4 £405 +35.00%
East of England +9 4 £450 +10.42%
Glasgow +6 4 £405 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +21 3 £375 -7.40% 6
South East +18 3 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire +9 3 £375 - 7
Manchester +2 3 £450 +40.62% 4
City of London +2 3 £475 +21.01%
North West -11 3 £450 -25.00% 5
Bolton - 3 £450 -
Leeds +14 2 £331 -18.20% 6
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Essex +7 2 £450 +10.42%
Slough +5 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes +15 1 £475 -13.63%
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £475 -17.39%
Somerset - 1 £475 - 2
Cambridge - 1 - -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 with a requirement for DSDM.

1 93 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (56.48%) Scrum
3 44 (40.74%) Project Management
4 32 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 26 (24.07%) Waterfall
6 25 (23.15%) SDLC
7 24 (22.22%) RUP
8 23 (21.30%) Finance
8 23 (21.30%) Kanban
9 18 (16.67%) .NET
9 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
11 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 16 (14.81%) ISEB
12 15 (13.89%) C#
12 15 (13.89%) SQL
12 15 (13.89%) Process Improvement
13 14 (12.96%) DevOps
13 14 (12.96%) Java
13 14 (12.96%) ITIL
13 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
14 13 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (11.11%) Migration
15 12 (11.11%) CMS
16 11 (10.19%) Business Analysis
16 11 (10.19%) Change Management
16 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
17 10 (9.26%) Six Sigma
17 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (11.11%) CMS
2 6 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.85%) CloudStack
4 2 (1.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) Moodle
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Jetty
5 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.26%) MS Project
3 7 (6.48%) MS Office
4 6 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.56%) Photoshop
5 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) VoIP
2 5 (4.63%) Firewall
3 4 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.78%) HTTP
4 3 (2.78%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.85%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) PSTN
6 1 (0.93%) Skype
6 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.56%) Data Mart
3 6 (5.56%) DataStage
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.70%) OLAP
4 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.78%) Big Data
5 3 (2.78%) MOLAP
5 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.85%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
7 1 (0.93%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Toad
2 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.70%) JIRA
4 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.85%) Ant
5 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.85%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.85%) JMeter
5 2 (1.85%) JUnit
5 2 (1.85%) Maven
5 2 (1.85%) Moq
5 2 (1.85%) NeoLoad
5 2 (1.85%) NuGet
5 2 (1.85%) Selenium
5 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.33%) Retail
4 6 (5.56%) Legal
5 3 (2.78%) Games
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Automotive
6 2 (1.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Analyst
2 26 (24.07%) Project Manager
3 16 (14.81%) Architect
3 16 (14.81%) Developer
4 15 (13.89%) Business Analyst
5 12 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.48%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Head of Delivery
7 6 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Migration Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Supply Chain Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 5 (4.63%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
4 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 4 (3.70%) WCF
4 4 (3.70%) XML
5 3 (2.78%) Ajax
5 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.78%) RESTful
6 2 (1.85%) JSON
6 2 (1.85%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.85%) Spring
6 2 (1.85%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.85%) Spring.NET
6 2 (1.85%) Velocity
6 2 (1.85%) WinForms
6 2 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.56%) User Experience
4 4 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.85%) RIA
6 2 (1.85%) VLE
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (56.48%) Scrum
3 44 (40.74%) Project Management
4 32 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 26 (24.07%) Waterfall
6 25 (23.15%) SDLC
7 24 (22.22%) RUP
8 23 (21.30%) Kanban
9 15 (13.89%) Process Improvement
10 14 (12.96%) DevOps
10 14 (12.96%) ITIL
11 12 (11.11%) Migration
12 11 (10.19%) Business Analysis
12 11 (10.19%) Change Management
12 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (9.26%) Six Sigma
14 9 (8.33%) ETL
14 9 (8.33%) OO
14 9 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) C#
1 15 (13.89%) SQL
2 14 (12.96%) Java
3 7 (6.48%) C
4 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.78%) Python
5 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
6 2 (1.85%) Ruby
6 2 (1.85%) Scala
6 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.93%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) Clojure
7 1 (0.93%) Go
7 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) ISEB
2 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
2 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) APMP
3 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.63%) Degree
5 4 (3.70%) PMP
6 2 (1.85%) CBAP
7 1 (0.93%) IIBA
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.85%) vSphere
2 2 (1.85%) Xen
2 2 (1.85%) XenServer
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Ansible
1 9 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.93%) Kibana
3 1 (0.93%) logstash
3 1 (0.93%) Salt
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) Cognos
3 6 (5.56%) Informatica
3 6 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.85%) Blackboard
5 2 (1.85%) Compuware
5 2 (1.85%) Empirix
5 2 (1.85%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.85%) SumTotal
6 1 (0.93%) ATG
6 1 (0.93%) BEA
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.93%) WorldPay