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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 485 516 491
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing DSDM 128 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 40 48
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£405 £405 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £631 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +4.57%
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
42685 39165 41848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26606 24143 24263
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 1180 1100 1502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 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 12 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 +38 113 £400 - 27
London +62 62 £406 -9.72% 14
South East +4 19 £388 +38.39% 4
City of London +37 17 £375 -16.66% 4
Wales -14 13 £425 -32.27%
South West -30 12 £500 +15.60% 2
West Yorkshire +4 11 £375 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +3 11 £375 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +3 11 £388 +72.22% 1
Wiltshire -5 10 £500 +15.60%
Swindon -2 9 £500 +17.30%
Reading - 7 £388 - 1
Leeds +7 5 £363 +16.00% 2
Hampshire -15 5 £336 +20.08%
East of England - 4 £350 - 2
North West -7 2 £379 -21.29%
South Wales -12 2 £438 -
West Midlands -18 2 £475 +18.75% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 - 2
Manchester - 2 £379 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £280 -
Bristol - 1 £370 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £280 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £305 -
Scotland - 1 £475 - 2
North East - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - - - -
Westminster - - - -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 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.

1 166 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (55.07%) Scrum
3 74 (32.60%) Finance
4 63 (27.75%) UML
5 58 (25.55%) XML
5 58 (25.55%) Java
5 58 (25.55%) Project Management
6 54 (23.79%) RUP
7 51 (22.47%) SOAP
8 46 (20.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (20.26%) Requirements Analysis
9 45 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (18.50%) JIRA
11 41 (18.06%) Configuration Management
11 41 (18.06%) Release Management
12 39 (17.18%) PRINCE2
13 38 (16.74%) Jenkins
14 37 (16.30%) DevOps
14 37 (16.30%) TDD
14 37 (16.30%) Maven
15 36 (15.86%) SQL
16 33 (14.54%) SSADM
16 33 (14.54%) Business Transformation
17 32 (14.10%) Pair Programming
18 31 (13.66%) Confluence
18 31 (13.66%) Waterfall
19 29 (12.78%) Microsoft
20 28 (12.33%) Middleware
20 28 (12.33%) Data Modelling
20 28 (12.33%) Business Analysis

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 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 31 (13.66%) Confluence
2 17 (7.49%) Apache
3 11 (4.85%) FileNet
4 7 (3.08%) CMS
4 7 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.20%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.20%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.76%) IIS
7 3 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.32%) SAS
8 2 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.13%) MS Visio
2 21 (9.25%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.61%) MS Project
3 15 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.52%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.32%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.88%) MS Office
7 1 (0.44%) FastStats
7 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.32%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Heroku
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.64%) HTTP
2 5 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.76%) Internet
3 4 (1.76%) VoIP
4 1 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.69%) NoSQL
3 16 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.20%) DB2
7 5 (2.20%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.20%) CouchDB
7 5 (2.20%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.20%) Impala
7 5 (2.20%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.32%) ProClarity
8 3 (1.32%) OLAP
9 2 (0.88%) Ingres
9 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (18.50%) JIRA
2 38 (16.74%) Jenkins
3 37 (16.30%) Maven
4 20 (8.81%) Git (software)
5 16 (7.05%) Subversion
6 13 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.73%) Hudson
7 10 (4.41%) Selenium
8 6 (2.64%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.64%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.64%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.32%) ERwin
9 3 (1.32%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.88%) Ant
10 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.88%) Toad
10 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.88%) Moq
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 74 (32.60%) Finance
2 27 (11.89%) Banking
3 14 (6.17%) Retail
3 14 (6.17%) Legal
4 7 (3.08%) Marketing
5 6 (2.64%) Publishing
6 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.76%) Law
7 4 (1.76%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (29.96%) Analyst
2 63 (27.75%) Developer
3 45 (19.82%) Business Analyst
4 42 (18.50%) Project Manager
5 29 (12.78%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (11.01%) Senior Business Analyst
7 22 (9.69%) Java Developer
8 17 (7.49%) Middleware Developer
9 15 (6.61%) Agile Project Manager
10 14 (6.17%) ScrumMaster
11 12 (5.29%) Senior Manager
11 12 (5.29%) Senior Project Manager
12 11 (4.85%) Architect
13 9 (3.96%) Team Leader
14 7 (3.08%) Tester
14 7 (3.08%) Web Developer
14 7 (3.08%) C# Developer
15 6 (2.64%) Automation Tester
15 6 (2.64%) Digital Architect
16 5 (2.20%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.55%) XML
2 51 (22.47%) SOAP
3 28 (12.33%) Middleware
4 27 (11.89%) Web Services
5 25 (11.01%) JSON
6 24 (10.57%) .NET
7 20 (8.81%) XSD
8 17 (7.49%) XSLT
8 17 (7.49%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (7.49%) OSGi
8 17 (7.49%) Apache Camel
9 16 (7.05%) Hibernate
9 16 (7.05%) Spring
10 15 (6.61%) HTML
11 14 (6.17%) ASP.NET
12 13 (5.73%) J2EE
12 13 (5.73%) REST
13 11 (4.85%) AngularJS
13 11 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (4.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.01%) Open Source
2 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) User Experience
4 6 (2.64%) SWIFT
4 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.20%) FMCG
5 5 (2.20%) iSeries
6 4 (1.76%) Video Editing
6 4 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.32%) AS400
7 3 (1.32%) APACS
8 2 (0.88%) PMI
8 2 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.44%) New Media
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.49%) UNIX
2 13 (5.73%) Linux
3 6 (2.64%) Windows
3 6 (2.64%) MVS
3 6 (2.64%) VME
4 5 (2.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (73.13%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (55.07%) Scrum
3 63 (27.75%) UML
4 58 (25.55%) Project Management
5 54 (23.79%) RUP
6 46 (20.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (20.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 45 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (18.06%) Release Management
8 41 (18.06%) Configuration Management
9 39 (17.18%) PRINCE2
10 37 (16.30%) TDD
10 37 (16.30%) DevOps
11 33 (14.54%) Business Transformation
11 33 (14.54%) SSADM
12 32 (14.10%) Pair Programming
13 31 (13.66%) Waterfall
14 28 (12.33%) Business Analysis
14 28 (12.33%) Data Modelling
15 25 (11.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.55%) Java
2 36 (15.86%) SQL
3 21 (9.25%) C#
4 15 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.96%) Ruby
6 8 (3.52%) Python
7 7 (3.08%) Scala
8 6 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.64%) C++
9 5 (2.20%) C
9 5 (2.20%) RPG
9 5 (2.20%) RPG IV
10 3 (1.32%) RPG/400
10 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.88%) Groovy
11 2 (0.88%) Clojure
12 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.96%) Degree
4 9 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.76%) ISEB
5 4 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.88%) MAPM
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.44%) GISP
7 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.49%) Basel II
1 17 (7.49%) Basel III
1 17 (7.49%) Solvency II
2 16 (7.05%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) P3O
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Xen
1 1 (0.44%) XenServer
1 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.93%) Puppet
2 7 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.32%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.88%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.44%) StatsD
5 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.69%) IBM
3 20 (8.81%) Atlassian
4 19 (8.37%) Oracle
5 17 (7.49%) JBoss
6 11 (4.85%) Twitter
7 8 (3.52%) Cognos
7 8 (3.52%) Business Objects
7 8 (3.52%) SAP
8 4 (1.76%) Open Text
8 4 (1.76%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.76%) Adobe
9 3 (1.32%) Ektron
10 2 (0.88%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.44%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.44%) VMware
11 1 (0.44%) Alterian
11 1 (0.44%) ILOG
11 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
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