Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DSDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DSDM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 757 718
Rank change year-on-year +22 -39 -85
Contract jobs citing DSDM 111 107 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 91
England median daily rate £413 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -5.26% +17.28%
10th Percentile £307 £325 £363
90th Percentile £538 £640 £626
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £475
% change year-on-year -6.43% -10.00% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £57.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £57.00 - £49.82

DSDM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

DSDM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DSDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DSDM in England

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DSDM in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DSDM in England

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSDM in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSDM in England

DSDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSDM in England

DSDM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +74 40 £400 -4.76% 16
Yorkshire +45 31 £400 -4.76% 10
Midlands +40 21 £450 -14.29% 2
South East +4 20 £423 -0.88%
London -12 18 £425 -15.00% 6
West Midlands +33 11 - - 2
East Midlands +4 10 £450 -14.29%
North East +68 7 £385 -38.40%
South West -1 7 £388 -40.38% 4
East of England -26 7 £250 -44.44%
North West +20 2 £425 +6.25% 6
DSDM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for DSDM.

1 105 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (66.67%) Scrum
3 41 (36.94%) Kanban
4 37 (33.33%) TDD
5 32 (28.83%) SQL
6 31 (27.93%) Oracle
6 31 (27.93%) Project Management
7 27 (24.32%) Java
7 27 (24.32%) RUP
8 25 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (21.62%) PRINCE2
9 24 (21.62%) NoSQL
10 23 (20.72%) Big Data
10 23 (20.72%) BDD
11 21 (18.92%) Finance
11 21 (18.92%) Degree
11 21 (18.92%) Software Delivery
12 20 (18.02%) Waterfall
12 20 (18.02%) JIRA
13 19 (17.12%) ITIL
14 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
14 18 (16.22%) Business Analysis
14 18 (16.22%) Docker
15 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
15 17 (15.32%) MongoDB
15 17 (15.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
16 16 (14.41%) JMS
16 16 (14.41%) UML
16 16 (14.41%) JBoss

DSDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (14.41%) JBoss
2 14 (12.61%) Confluence
3 11 (9.91%) Apache Spark
3 11 (9.91%) GlassFish
3 11 (9.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (9.91%) WildFly
4 5 (4.50%) Jetty
4 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.50%) Tornado
4 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.70%) CloudStack
5 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) CMS
6 1 (0.90%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
1 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) PaaS
1 4 (3.60%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) GitHub
2 2 (1.80%) Serverless
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.90%) Route 53
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) AMQP
2 4 (3.60%) MVNO
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 2 (1.80%) Extranet
4 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) HTTP
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 23 (20.72%) Big Data
3 17 (15.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (15.32%) MongoDB
4 16 (14.41%) Hadoop
5 12 (10.81%) MySQL
5 12 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.50%) Couchbase
6 5 (4.50%) Redis
6 5 (4.50%) Riak
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.70%) OLAP
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (18.02%) JIRA
2 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
3 16 (14.41%) JBehave
4 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
4 11 (9.91%) Hudson
4 11 (9.91%) JUnit
5 8 (7.21%) Subversion
6 7 (6.31%) Vagrant
7 6 (5.41%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.50%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.50%) FitNesse
8 5 (4.50%) Maven
8 5 (4.50%) Selenium
9 3 (2.70%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.80%) Checkstyle
10 2 (1.80%) FindBugs
10 2 (1.80%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Military
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Analyst
2 26 (23.42%) Business Analyst
3 23 (20.72%) Developer
4 16 (14.41%) Architect
5 13 (11.71%) Project Manager
6 12 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (9.91%) Digital Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Agile Project Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Service Architect
8 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.50%) User Researcher
12 4 (3.60%) Scrum Master
12 4 (3.60%) Senior Business Analyst
12 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) Hibernate
1 16 (14.41%) JMS
1 16 (14.41%) Spring
1 16 (14.41%) Spring Boot
2 12 (10.81%) RESTful
3 11 (9.91%) HornetQ
3 11 (9.91%) Java EE
3 11 (9.91%) JAX-RS
3 11 (9.91%) RESTEasy
3 11 (9.91%) WireMock
4 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.41%) Node.js
5 5 (4.50%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (4.50%) Apache Camel
5 5 (4.50%) Flask
5 5 (4.50%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.50%) Kafka
5 5 (4.50%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.50%) Web Services
6 2 (1.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Mobile App
2 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.01%) User Experience
4 9 (8.11%) CMDB
5 8 (7.21%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.31%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.41%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.50%) PMI
9 4 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.80%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.90%) CESG
11 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.90%) Fintech
11 1 (0.90%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.90%) Social Media
11 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.90%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Android
1 11 (9.91%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.50%) Windows
3 4 (3.60%) Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.90%) CentOS
4 1 (0.90%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (66.67%) Scrum
3 41 (36.94%) Kanban
4 37 (33.33%) TDD
5 31 (27.93%) Project Management
6 27 (24.32%) RUP
7 25 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (21.62%) PRINCE2
9 23 (20.72%) BDD
10 21 (18.92%) Software Delivery
11 20 (18.02%) Waterfall
12 19 (17.12%) ITIL
13 18 (16.22%) Business Analysis
13 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
14 16 (14.41%) SDLC
14 16 (14.41%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.41%) UML
14 16 (14.41%) User Stories
15 14 (12.61%) Analytics
16 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 27 (24.32%) Java
3 11 (9.91%) Scala
4 9 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.11%) Python
4 9 (8.11%) Ruby
5 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.70%) VBA
6 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.80%) VB
7 1 (0.90%) C#
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) Tcl
7 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Degree
2 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.11%) ISEB
4 7 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (4.50%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) CISSP
8 3 (2.70%) CITP
8 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.70%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.80%) APMP
9 2 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) PMP
10 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.70%) PMO
3 2 (1.80%) GDPR
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Docker
2 3 (2.70%) vSphere
2 3 (2.70%) Xen
2 3 (2.70%) XenServer
3 1 (0.90%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Netcool
1 9 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (8.11%) Puppet
2 6 (5.41%) Ansible
3 4 (3.60%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.90%) Nagios
5 1 (0.90%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Oracle
2 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) BMC
3 9 (8.11%) Cognos
3 9 (8.11%) HP
3 9 (8.11%) Remedy
4 5 (4.50%) SAP
5 3 (2.70%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (1.80%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) Motorola
7 1 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.90%) Informatica
7 1 (0.90%) New Relic
7 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.90%) Vermilion