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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 485 517 496
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -21
Contract jobs citing DSDM 122 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 36 28
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£400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £419 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.08% -11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.98 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.98 -

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 102 £400 - 31
London +24 52 £388 +3.33% 10
City of London +8 17 £375 -5.66% 4
Wales - 17 £438 - 1
South East -14 16 £305 +8.92% 4
Yorkshire +3 15 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire +9 13 £375 - 2
South West -27 11 £500 +15.60% 4
Wiltshire -13 10 £500 +15.60% 3
Berkshire +12 9 £419 -
Swindon -9 9 £500 +15.60% 2
Leeds -5 8 £363 - 2
Reading +22 5 £419 -
East of England - 5 £369 - 5
South Wales - 4 £438 - 1
Surrey -5 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £425 - 1
Scotland -9 2 £475 +11.76%
Milton Keynes -10 2 £280 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £280 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £381 - 3
North West -9 1 £395 +5.33% 5
Hampshire -23 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £650 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £305 -
East Midlands - 1 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £395 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £650 -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 174 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (53.02%) Scrum
3 71 (30.60%) Finance
4 67 (28.88%) RUP
5 65 (28.02%) Java
6 61 (26.29%) XML
7 52 (22.41%) UML
8 50 (21.55%) SQL
8 50 (21.55%) TDD
9 49 (21.12%) SOAP
10 48 (20.69%) Project Management
11 47 (20.26%) JIRA
12 45 (19.40%) Configuration Management
12 45 (19.40%) Microsoft
13 44 (18.97%) SQL Server
13 44 (18.97%) DevOps
14 43 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
16 41 (17.67%) Release Management
16 41 (17.67%) PRINCE2
17 39 (16.81%) Maven
18 38 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (16.38%) Requirements Analysis
19 37 (15.95%) Pair Programming
20 36 (15.52%) Waterfall
21 35 (15.09%) Confluence
21 35 (15.09%) SSADM
22 32 (13.79%) .NET
23 31 (13.36%) OO
23 31 (13.36%) Business Transformation

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 35 (15.09%) Confluence
2 19 (8.19%) FileNet
3 17 (7.33%) JBoss
3 17 (7.33%) Apache
4 12 (5.17%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.45%) CMS
5 8 (3.45%) IIS
5 8 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.16%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.72%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) CICS
9 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.76%) MS Visio
2 18 (7.76%) MS Project
2 18 (7.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (4.74%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.29%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.86%) MS Office
6 1 (0.43%) SPSS
6 1 (0.43%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.59%) Internet
2 4 (1.72%) VoIP
2 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.86%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.78%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.19%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.02%) DB2
6 7 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.59%) OLAP
7 6 (2.59%) ProClarity
8 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.29%) MySQL
10 2 (0.86%) DataStage
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (20.26%) JIRA
2 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
3 39 (16.81%) Maven
4 23 (9.91%) Subversion
5 20 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (8.19%) Hudson
7 17 (7.33%) Git (software)
8 12 (5.17%) Cucumber
9 11 (4.74%) Selenium
10 8 (3.45%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.02%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (2.16%) ERwin
13 5 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (1.72%) Calabash
15 3 (1.29%) JUnit
16 2 (0.86%) Rational Rose
16 2 (0.86%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.86%) Toad
16 2 (0.86%) Moq
General
1 71 (30.60%) Finance
2 23 (9.91%) Banking
3 18 (7.76%) Legal
4 9 (3.88%) Marketing
5 8 (3.45%) Retail
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.72%) Law
8 3 (1.29%) Publishing
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (32.76%) Analyst
2 64 (27.59%) Developer
3 46 (19.83%) Business Analyst
4 35 (15.09%) Project Manager
5 30 (12.93%) Java Developer
6 26 (11.21%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (9.05%) Senior Business Analyst
8 16 (6.90%) Middleware Developer
9 11 (4.74%) Agile Project Manager
9 11 (4.74%) Architect
10 10 (4.31%) Tester
11 9 (3.88%) Senior Manager
11 9 (3.88%) Senior Project Manager
11 9 (3.88%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
13 7 (3.02%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.02%) Web Developer
13 7 (3.02%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 6 (2.59%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (26.29%) XML
2 49 (21.12%) SOAP
3 32 (13.79%) .NET
4 30 (12.93%) Web Services
5 27 (11.64%) XSLT
6 25 (10.78%) Middleware
6 25 (10.78%) Hibernate
6 25 (10.78%) Spring
7 22 (9.48%) J2EE
8 20 (8.62%) JSF
8 20 (8.62%) AngularJS
9 19 (8.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (8.19%) ASP.NET
10 18 (7.76%) HTML
10 18 (7.76%) JSON
11 17 (7.33%) CSS
11 17 (7.33%) XSD
12 16 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (6.90%) Apache Camel
12 16 (6.90%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.93%) Open Source
2 26 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.02%) User Experience
3 7 (3.02%) iSeries
3 7 (3.02%) SWIFT
3 7 (3.02%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.16%) AS400
5 4 (1.72%) Video Editing
5 4 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.72%) iPad
6 2 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.86%) FMCG
6 2 (0.86%) APACS
7 1 (0.43%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.19%) UNIX
2 13 (5.60%) Linux
3 10 (4.31%) Windows
4 6 (2.59%) MVS
4 6 (2.59%) VME
5 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (53.02%) Scrum
3 67 (28.88%) RUP
4 52 (22.41%) UML
5 50 (21.55%) TDD
6 48 (20.69%) Project Management
7 45 (19.40%) Configuration Management
8 44 (18.97%) DevOps
9 43 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (17.67%) PRINCE2
10 41 (17.67%) Release Management
11 38 (16.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 38 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (15.95%) Pair Programming
13 36 (15.52%) Waterfall
14 35 (15.09%) SSADM
15 31 (13.36%) OO
15 31 (13.36%) Business Transformation
16 29 (12.50%) Data Modelling
17 28 (12.07%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.02%) Java
2 50 (21.55%) SQL
3 26 (11.21%) C#
4 16 (6.90%) Ruby
5 15 (6.47%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.31%) Python
6 10 (4.31%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.02%) Scala
7 7 (3.02%) RPG IV
7 7 (3.02%) C++
7 7 (3.02%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.02%) RPG
8 6 (2.59%) C
9 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.16%) RPG/400
10 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.72%) PHP
11 2 (0.86%) COBOL
11 2 (0.86%) Perl
11 2 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.45%) Degree
5 7 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.16%) ISEB
7 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.43%) CBAP
9 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.05%) QA
2 17 (7.33%) Basel III
2 17 (7.33%) Solvency II
2 17 (7.33%) Basel II
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.43%) Xen
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.43%) XenServer
1 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (9.91%) Puppet
2 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.16%) Cobbler
3 5 (2.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.50%) IBM
3 26 (11.21%) Oracle
4 19 (8.19%) Twitter
5 16 (6.90%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.02%) Business Objects
6 7 (3.02%) Cognos
6 7 (3.02%) Adobe
7 4 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.72%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.72%) Open Text
8 3 (1.29%) VMware
8 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.29%) Ektron
9 2 (0.86%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.86%) ILOG
10 1 (0.43%) Progress
10 1 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.43%) Alterian
10 1 (0.43%) Splunk
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Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aardvark Europe
Rate: Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Melksham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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