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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 596 533 489
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -44
Contract jobs citing DSDM 57 130 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 64 98
Median daily rate £429 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £615 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £485 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.40% +21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £49.82 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.82 -

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -43 51 £450 -5.26% 21
West Yorkshire +21 14 £420 +29.23% 3
Yorkshire +21 14 £420 +29.23% 4
London -34 12 £483 +2.38% 4
South East +10 7 £428 -6.55% 1
North East -18 6 £625 +108.33%
Leeds +9 5 £353 +8.46% 3
Tyne and Wear -25 5 £625 +108.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 5 £625 +108.33%
Nottingham - 5 £525 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £525 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £525 - 2
Scotland +16 4 £338 +12.50%
City of London +10 4 £438 -1.12% 3
East of England +9 4 £456 +12.65% 3
Glasgow - 4 £338 -
Halifax - 4 £420 -
Surrey +5 3 £428 +14.00%
Slough +3 3 £313 -
Cobham 0 3 £428 +12.50%
Berkshire -1 3 £313 -37.50%
Cambridge - 3 £456 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £456 -
Manchester -1 2 £400 -11.11% 5
Bolton -2 2 £400 -11.11%
North West -3 2 £400 -37.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £475 +0.26%
Milton Keynes +11 1 £475 +0.26%
Wales +3 1 - -
South West 0 1 £450 -10.00% 1

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 99 (93.40%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (55.66%) Scrum
3 42 (39.62%) Project Management
4 31 (29.25%) Finance
5 30 (28.30%) PRINCE2
6 29 (27.36%) Waterfall
7 21 (19.81%) ISEB
8 20 (18.87%) SDLC
9 19 (17.92%) SQL
9 19 (17.92%) .NET
9 19 (17.92%) Kanban
10 18 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (16.04%) Java
11 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
11 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
12 16 (15.09%) RUP
13 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
14 13 (12.26%) C#
14 13 (12.26%) ITIL
14 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (11.32%) Business Analysis
15 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
16 11 (10.38%) Marketing
16 11 (10.38%) OO
16 11 (10.38%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (9.43%) CRM
17 10 (9.43%) UML
17 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
17 10 (9.43%) CMS
18 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (9.43%) CMS
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.72%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.77%) JBoss
4 3 (2.83%) GemFire
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.94%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS Project
3 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.66%) Photoshop
4 5 (4.72%) MS Office
5 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (5.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.83%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
3 2 (1.89%) Skype
3 2 (1.89%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) PSTN
4 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.66%) Data Mart
3 6 (5.66%) DataStage
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.77%) Neo4j
5 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.77%) OLAP
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.83%) Hazelcast
6 3 (2.83%) Infinispan
6 3 (2.83%) MOLAP
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.89%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Toad
2 5 (4.72%) JUnit
2 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.77%) Maven
4 3 (2.83%) Ant
4 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.89%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.89%) Moq
5 2 (1.89%) NuGet
5 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.94%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.94%) JIRA
6 1 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Marketing
3 7 (6.60%) Retail
4 6 (5.66%) Legal
4 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.77%) Games
6 2 (1.89%) Automotive
6 2 (1.89%) Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.94%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.94%) German Language
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.94%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Business Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) Project Manager
4 16 (15.09%) Architect
5 15 (14.15%) Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Agile Project Manager
6 9 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Campaign Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) CRM Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) CRM Business Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Marketing Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Marketing Business Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Marketing Campaign Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Agile Scrum Master
9 5 (4.72%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) .NET Framework
2 8 (7.55%) Spring
2 8 (7.55%) Web Services
2 8 (7.55%) XML
3 6 (5.66%) Entity Framework
4 5 (4.72%) JSON
4 5 (4.72%) Play Framework
4 5 (4.72%) REST
5 4 (3.77%) Akka
5 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.77%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.77%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) Java EE
5 4 (3.77%) RESTful
5 4 (3.77%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.83%) HTML5
6 3 (2.83%) Java EE 5
6 3 (2.83%) JPA
7 2 (1.89%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.77%) User Experience
3 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (93.40%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (55.66%) Scrum
3 42 (39.62%) Project Management
4 30 (28.30%) PRINCE2
5 29 (27.36%) Waterfall
6 20 (18.87%) SDLC
7 19 (17.92%) Kanban
8 16 (15.09%) RUP
9 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (12.26%) ITIL
10 12 (11.32%) Business Analysis
10 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
11 11 (10.38%) OO
12 10 (9.43%) CRM
12 10 (9.43%) TOGAF
12 10 (9.43%) UML
13 9 (8.49%) ETL
13 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 17 (16.04%) Java
3 13 (12.26%) C#
4 9 (8.49%) C
5 5 (4.72%) Scala
6 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.89%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) Clojure
7 2 (1.89%) Groovy
7 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) ISEB
2 7 (6.60%) APMP
2 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (3.77%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) CITP
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) CBAP
6 1 (0.94%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
1 1 (0.94%) SDET
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) vSphere
2 1 (0.94%) Xen
2 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.94%) Terraform
2 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) Adobe
3 6 (5.66%) Cognos
3 6 (5.66%) Informatica
4 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.89%) Pega
6 1 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (0.94%) HP
6 1 (0.94%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Tableau
6 1 (0.94%) webMethods
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