The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 255 247
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing DSDM 6 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 18
Median daily rate £415 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £266 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £500
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6422 7598 7801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.31% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 4681 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 271 280
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSDM in the South East

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSDM in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSDM in the South East

DSDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSDM in the South East

DSDM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the South East 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
Surrey -1 3 £413 -21.42%
West Sussex +6 2 £431 +7.81%
Berkshire - 1 £365 -
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 South East region with a requirement for DSDM.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) CMS
5 1 (16.67%) Games
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Contact Management
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB

DSDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Power BI
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft