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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 592 538 525
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -13
Contract jobs citing DSDM 58 117 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 60 87
Median daily rate £420 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +13.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £475 £403
% change year-on-year
-11.57% +18.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -53 53 £420 -11.57% 23
South East -1 15 £375 -24.24% 1
London -38 15 £483 +1.57% 3
West Yorkshire +12 10 £420 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +11 10 £420 +5.00% 5
Cobham +2 7 £428 +15.54%
Surrey -1 7 £428 +14.76%
Berkshire +8 6 £313 -37.50%
East of England +15 5 £388 -4.90% 3
City of London +37 4 £438 -1.12% 2
Slough +5 4 £313 -
Halifax +9 3 £420 +5.00%
Leeds +8 3 £325 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 3 £525 - 4
Nottingham - 3 £525 - 4
Ipswich - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 4
Scotland - 3 £325 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
Suffolk - 3 £325 - 1
North West +3 2 £325 -46.72% 3
West Sussex -2 2 - -
Manchester -4 2 £325 -27.77% 3
Bolton -4 2 £325 -27.77%
Reading - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £456 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £456 -
Bradford +11 1 £430 +7.50%
Wales +6 1 - -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (62.86%) Scrum
3 44 (41.90%) Project Management
4 32 (30.48%) Finance
5 25 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 24 (22.86%) PRINCE2
7 22 (20.95%) SQL
8 19 (18.10%) .NET
9 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 18 (17.14%) ISEB
9 18 (17.14%) Kanban
9 18 (17.14%) SDLC
10 17 (16.19%) RUP
11 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (14.29%) Java
13 14 (13.33%) SSADM
13 14 (13.33%) Marketing
14 13 (12.38%) MS Excel
15 12 (11.43%) CRM
15 12 (11.43%) Linux
15 12 (11.43%) UML
15 12 (11.43%) Oracle
15 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
16 11 (10.48%) Spring
16 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
16 11 (10.48%) ITIL
16 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (10.48%) Process Improvement
17 10 (9.52%) User Stories
17 10 (9.52%) XML

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 7 (6.67%) CMS
1 7 (6.67%) JBoss
1 7 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.86%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.86%) GemFire
4 3 (2.86%) IIS
4 3 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
6 1 (0.95%) Confluence
6 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.57%) MS Project
3 6 (5.71%) MS Office
3 6 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (3.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.86%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.95%) Google Play
4 1 (0.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) iTunes
4 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.90%) Skype
3 1 (0.95%) Broadband
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.95%) PSTN
3 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.81%) Data Mart
5 4 (3.81%) DataStage
5 4 (3.81%) Neo4j
5 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.81%) OLAP
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.86%) Hazelcast
6 3 (2.86%) Infinispan
6 3 (2.86%) MOLAP
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.76%) JUnit
4 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.81%) Maven
4 4 (3.81%) Toad
5 3 (2.86%) Ant
5 3 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.86%) Subversion
5 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.90%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.90%) JIRA
6 2 (1.90%) Moq
6 2 (1.90%) NuGet
6 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 32 (30.48%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Marketing
3 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.71%) Legal
5 4 (3.81%) Games
6 3 (2.86%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Automotive
8 1 (0.95%) Back Office
8 1 (0.95%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.95%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.95%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (38.10%) Analyst
2 29 (27.62%) Business Analyst
3 19 (18.10%) Developer
3 19 (18.10%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
4 9 (8.57%) CRM Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) CRM Business Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Agile Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Campaign Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Marketing Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Marketing Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Marketing Campaign Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 11 (10.48%) Spring
3 10 (9.52%) XML
4 8 (7.62%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.62%) Web Services
5 7 (6.67%) HTML
6 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.76%) CSS
7 5 (4.76%) HTML5
7 5 (4.76%) JSON
7 5 (4.76%) Play Framework
7 5 (4.76%) REST
7 5 (4.76%) WCF
8 4 (3.81%) Akka
8 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.81%) Java EE
8 4 (3.81%) RESTful
8 4 (3.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) Linux
2 8 (7.62%) Unix
3 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (62.86%) Scrum
3 44 (41.90%) Project Management
4 25 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 24 (22.86%) PRINCE2
6 18 (17.14%) Kanban
6 18 (17.14%) SDLC
7 17 (16.19%) RUP
8 14 (13.33%) SSADM
9 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
9 12 (11.43%) CRM
9 12 (11.43%) UML
10 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (10.48%) ITIL
10 11 (10.48%) Process Improvement
11 10 (9.52%) OO
11 10 (9.52%) User Stories
12 9 (8.57%) MVC
13 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 15 (14.29%) Java
3 10 (9.52%) C#
4 6 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) Scala
6 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.86%) C
7 3 (2.86%) Python
7 3 (2.86%) Ruby
7 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.90%) C++
8 2 (1.90%) Clojure
8 2 (1.90%) Groovy
8 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) ISEB
2 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.76%) APMP
4 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) Degree
6 3 (2.86%) CITP
6 3 (2.86%) IIBA
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CBAP
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) MAPM
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.95%) P3O
2 1 (0.95%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) vSphere
2 3 (2.86%) Xen
2 3 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 3 (2.86%) Ansible
2 3 (2.86%) Cobbler
2 3 (2.86%) Terraform
2 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) Adobe
4 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.81%) Cognos
5 4 (3.81%) Informatica
6 3 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (1.90%) HP
7 2 (1.90%) Pega
8 1 (0.95%) F5
8 1 (0.95%) Google
8 1 (0.95%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.95%) Remedy
8 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.95%) SAP
8 1 (0.95%) Tableau
8 1 (0.95%) webMethods
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