The table below looks at the statistics for DSDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
Rank 102 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing DSDM 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.67% -
DSDM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

DSDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSDM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DSDM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DSDM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSDM across the West Midlands region.

DSDM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DSDM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSDM across the West Midlands region.

DSDM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DSDM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Birmingham - 6 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
DSDM
England

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (80.00%) Scrum
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (60.00%) RUP
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (20.00%) COBOL
7 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) UML
7 2 (20.00%) RAD
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) Data Security
7 2 (20.00%) Automotive
7 2 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Kanban
7 2 (20.00%) BPMN
7 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework

DSDM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (60.00%) RUP
3 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Data Security
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) RAD
4 2 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) BPMN
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle