The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for DSDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DSDM over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 152 149
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3  
Contract jobs citing DSDM 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £277 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.72% -23.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £440
% change year-on-year +4.29% -7.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.82 -

DSDM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

DSDM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing DSDM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for DSDM in the North West

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSDM in the North West

DSDM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 3 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 £277 -
DSDM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region with a requirement for DSDM.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Case Management
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (50.00%) BPMN
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) XSL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) C#

DSDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Developer
2 4 (50.00%) BPM Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Case Management Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (12.50%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
2 1 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) BPMN
3 4 (50.00%) Case Management
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) SFIA
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) APMG
2 1 (12.50%) APMP
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Apple