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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 484 515 482
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Contract jobs citing DSDM 118 68 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 42 52
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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 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £630 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
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 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +41 108 £400 - 41
London +50 58 £425 -5.55% 20
South East -1 22 £338 +20.53% 9
City of London +30 15 £450 -7.69% 5
Berkshire +15 12 £388 +72.22% 2
South West -34 12 £500 +19.04% 1
Wiltshire -9 10 £500 +19.04%
Swindon -2 9 £500 +19.04%
West Yorkshire +9 6 £395 +26.40% 3
Yorkshire +1 6 £395 +17.03% 4
Wales -20 6 £425 -32.27%
Hampshire -14 5 £336 +20.08% 1
East of England - 5 £369 - 2
Reading - 5 £388 - 2
Slough 0 4 £250 +12.35%
North West +2 3 £379 -21.29% 3
Edinburgh - 3 £415 - 2
Scotland - 3 £415 - 6
Leeds +1 2 £375 +20.00% 1
Manchester - 2 £379 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 - 2
Surrey 0 1 £320 -32.63% 1
South Wales -14 1 £450 -
West Midlands -16 1 £525 +31.25% 1
North East - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £305 -
Kent - 1 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 £280 -
Woking - 1 £320 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 - 3

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 112 (53.08%) Scrum
2 85 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (36.02%) Finance
4 60 (28.44%) Project Management
5 58 (27.49%) UML
6 48 (22.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (22.27%) XML
8 43 (20.38%) Java
9 42 (19.91%) Requirements Analysis
10 40 (18.96%) PRINCE2
11 38 (18.01%) SOAP
12 37 (17.54%) RUP
13 35 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (15.64%) Waterfall
14 33 (15.64%) SSADM
15 31 (14.69%) Release Management
16 30 (14.22%) Business Transformation
16 30 (14.22%) SQL
17 29 (13.74%) Configuration Management
17 29 (13.74%) JIRA
18 28 (13.27%) ITIL
18 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
19 27 (12.80%) Banking
19 27 (12.80%) Maven
20 26 (12.32%) Business Analysis
20 26 (12.32%) TDD
20 26 (12.32%) Data Modelling
21 25 (11.85%) Microsoft
21 25 (11.85%) GAP Analysis
22 24 (11.37%) Middleware

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (9.48%) Confluence
2 13 (6.16%) Apache
3 10 (4.74%) CMS
4 7 (3.32%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.37%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.37%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.90%) FileNet
6 4 (1.90%) IIS
7 3 (1.42%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.90%) MS Visio
2 20 (9.48%) MS Excel
3 14 (6.64%) MS Project
3 14 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.32%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.42%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.95%) MS Office
7 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.47%) FastStats
7 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.42%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Heroku
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.27%) HTTP
2 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) Internet
3 4 (1.90%) VoIP
4 1 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.11%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.37%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.37%) CouchDB
5 5 (2.37%) Apache Hive
5 5 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.37%) DB2
5 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.37%) Impala
5 5 (2.37%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.95%) Ingres
6 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.95%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 29 (13.74%) JIRA
2 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
3 27 (12.80%) Maven
4 16 (7.58%) Git (software)
5 15 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.27%) Subversion
7 8 (3.79%) Hudson
8 6 (2.84%) Selenium
9 4 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.90%) Ant
10 3 (1.42%) Rational Rose
10 3 (1.42%) ERwin
11 2 (0.95%) Toad
11 2 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.95%) Moq
11 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.47%) MSTest
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 76 (36.02%) Finance
2 27 (12.80%) Banking
3 13 (6.16%) Retail
4 12 (5.69%) Legal
5 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.37%) Marketing
6 5 (2.37%) Publishing
7 4 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.90%) Law
8 2 (0.95%) 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 65 (30.81%) Analyst
2 51 (24.17%) Developer
3 46 (21.80%) Project Manager
4 42 (19.91%) Business Analyst
5 28 (13.27%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (11.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 14 (6.64%) Agile Project Manager
8 13 (6.16%) Middleware Developer
8 13 (6.16%) ScrumMaster
8 13 (6.16%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.69%) Senior Project Manager
9 12 (5.69%) Senior Manager
10 10 (4.74%) Architect
10 10 (4.74%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.79%) Change Manager
11 8 (3.79%) Change Project Manager
12 7 (3.32%) Business Change Project Manager
12 7 (3.32%) Business Change Manager
12 7 (3.32%) C# Developer
12 7 (3.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.27%) XML
2 38 (18.01%) SOAP
3 24 (11.37%) Web Services
3 24 (11.37%) Middleware
4 23 (10.90%) .NET
5 21 (9.95%) JSON
6 18 (8.53%) HTML
7 16 (7.58%) XSD
8 14 (6.64%) ASP.NET
8 14 (6.64%) CSS
9 13 (6.16%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (6.16%) OSGi
9 13 (6.16%) Apache Camel
10 11 (5.21%) REST
10 11 (5.21%) jQuery
11 10 (4.74%) WCF
12 8 (3.79%) Spring
12 8 (3.79%) Hibernate
12 8 (3.79%) XSLT
13 6 (2.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Open Source
2 6 (2.84%) SWIFT
3 5 (2.37%) FMCG
3 5 (2.37%) iSeries
3 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.42%) Video Editing
5 3 (1.42%) AS400
5 3 (1.42%) APACS
6 2 (0.95%) PMI
6 2 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) New Media
7 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.11%) UNIX
2 11 (5.21%) Linux
3 6 (2.84%) Windows
3 6 (2.84%) MVS
3 6 (2.84%) VME
4 5 (2.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (53.08%) Scrum
2 85 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (28.44%) Project Management
4 58 (27.49%) UML
5 48 (22.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (19.91%) Requirements Analysis
7 40 (18.96%) PRINCE2
8 37 (17.54%) RUP
9 35 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (15.64%) Waterfall
10 33 (15.64%) SSADM
11 31 (14.69%) Release Management
12 30 (14.22%) Business Transformation
13 29 (13.74%) Configuration Management
14 28 (13.27%) ITIL
15 26 (12.32%) Data Modelling
15 26 (12.32%) Business Analysis
15 26 (12.32%) TDD
16 25 (11.85%) GAP Analysis
17 24 (11.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.38%) Java
2 30 (14.22%) SQL
3 20 (9.48%) C#
4 18 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.32%) Python
5 7 (3.32%) Ruby
5 7 (3.32%) Scala
6 6 (2.84%) C++
7 5 (2.37%) C
7 5 (2.37%) RPG
7 5 (2.37%) RPG IV
8 3 (1.42%) RPG/400
8 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.95%) Clojure
9 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.95%) Perl
9 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.95%) Groovy
10 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.47%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 15 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (3.79%) Degree
6 7 (3.32%) ISEB
6 7 (3.32%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.95%) MAPM
8 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) PMP
9 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.47%) APMP
9 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.47%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) Basel II
1 17 (8.06%) Basel III
1 17 (8.06%) Solvency II
2 15 (7.11%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) P3O
4 1 (0.47%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 14 (6.64%) Puppet
2 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.37%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.90%) 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 25 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.58%) Oracle
2 16 (7.58%) Atlassian
3 15 (7.11%) IBM
4 13 (6.16%) JBoss
5 8 (3.79%) SAP
6 6 (2.84%) Ektron
6 6 (2.84%) Cognos
6 6 (2.84%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.90%) Adobe
7 4 (1.90%) Twitter
7 4 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.90%) Open Text
8 3 (1.42%) HP
9 2 (0.95%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.47%) ILOG
10 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.47%) Alterian
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 425 per day all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago