Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 773 704
Rank change year-on-year +25 -69 -36
Contract jobs citing DSDM 131 115 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 102
UK median daily rate £400 £428 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -10.00% +15.15%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £338
90th Percentile £538 £638 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £480
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.50% +16.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £57.00 - £49.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

DSDM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSDM over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSDM within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +61 111 £400 -4.76% 34
England +33 111 £413 -8.33% 36
North of England +72 41 £400 -4.76% 20
Yorkshire +30 32 £400 -4.76% 12
Midlands +32 21 £450 -14.29% 4
South East +4 19 £425 -0.29% 1
London -23 18 £425 -14.14% 7
Scotland -5 15 £338 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +34 11 - - 3
East Midlands +4 10 £450 -14.29% 1
North East +63 7 £385 -38.40% 1
South West +8 7 £388 -40.38% 4
East of England -20 7 £250 -44.44%
Wales +14 3 £410 - 1
North West +18 2 £425 +6.25% 7

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for DSDM.

1 124 (94.66%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (68.70%) Scrum
3 55 (41.98%) Kanban
4 44 (33.59%) TDD
5 35 (26.72%) SQL
5 35 (26.72%) RUP
6 34 (25.95%) Oracle
6 34 (25.95%) Project Management
7 32 (24.43%) Java
8 31 (23.66%) NoSQL
9 30 (22.90%) BDD
10 29 (22.14%) PRINCE2
11 27 (20.61%) JIRA
12 26 (19.85%) Test Automation
13 25 (19.08%) Docker
13 25 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
14 24 (18.32%) Degree
14 24 (18.32%) UML
14 24 (18.32%) Hadoop
14 24 (18.32%) MongoDB
14 24 (18.32%) Waterfall
15 23 (17.56%) Big Data
15 23 (17.56%) ITIL
15 23 (17.56%) JBoss
15 23 (17.56%) JMS
15 23 (17.56%) Spring
15 23 (17.56%) Hibernate
16 22 (16.79%) Finance
16 22 (16.79%) Software Delivery

DSDM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (17.56%) JBoss
2 18 (13.74%) Confluence
3 12 (9.16%) Jetty
3 12 (9.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (9.16%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.16%) WebLogic
4 11 (8.40%) Apache Spark
4 11 (8.40%) GlassFish
4 11 (8.40%) WildFly
5 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.82%) Tornado
7 3 (2.29%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
1 6 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.29%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.05%) PaaS
2 4 (3.05%) SaaS
3 2 (1.53%) GitHub
3 2 (1.53%) Serverless
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.76%) Route 53
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) AMQP
2 4 (3.05%) MVNO
3 3 (2.29%) Internet
4 2 (1.53%) Extranet
4 2 (1.53%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) Firewall
5 1 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.66%) NoSQL
2 24 (18.32%) Hadoop
2 24 (18.32%) MongoDB
3 23 (17.56%) Big Data
4 17 (12.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (9.92%) MySQL
6 12 (9.16%) Couchbase
6 12 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (9.16%) Redis
6 12 (9.16%) Riak
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.29%) OLAP
8 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.76%) GIS
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (20.61%) JIRA
2 17 (12.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.21%) JBehave
4 14 (10.69%) Vagrant
5 12 (9.16%) Cucumber
5 12 (9.16%) FitNesse
5 12 (9.16%) Selenium
6 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.40%) Hudson
6 11 (8.40%) JUnit
7 8 (6.11%) Subversion
8 6 (4.58%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.82%) Maven
10 4 (3.05%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.05%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.53%) Checkstyle
12 2 (1.53%) FindBugs
12 2 (1.53%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.53%) TestComplete
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Analyst
2 30 (22.90%) Developer
3 27 (20.61%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.21%) Java Developer
5 15 (11.45%) Architect
6 14 (10.69%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.16%) Agile Business Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Developer
8 11 (8.40%) Digital Developer
9 8 (6.11%) Agile Project Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Java Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Service Architect
11 6 (4.58%) Java Software Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Business Systems Analyst
12 5 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (3.82%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.56%) Hibernate
1 23 (17.56%) JMS
1 23 (17.56%) Spring
2 16 (12.21%) Spring Boot
3 12 (9.16%) Kafka
3 12 (9.16%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (9.16%) RESTful
4 11 (8.40%) HornetQ
4 11 (8.40%) Java EE
4 11 (8.40%) JAX-RS
4 11 (8.40%) RESTEasy
4 11 (8.40%) Web Services
4 11 (8.40%) WireMock
5 7 (5.34%) HTML
5 7 (5.34%) HTML5
5 7 (5.34%) JPA
5 7 (5.34%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (5.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (4.58%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (10.69%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.87%) PMI
2 9 (6.87%) User Experience
3 8 (6.11%) CMDB
3 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.58%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.53%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.53%) VLE
9 1 (0.76%) CESG
9 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.76%) Fintech
9 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Android
1 11 (8.40%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.82%) Windows
3 4 (3.05%) Linux
3 4 (3.05%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
4 1 (0.76%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (94.66%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (68.70%) Scrum
3 55 (41.98%) Kanban
4 44 (33.59%) TDD
5 35 (26.72%) RUP
6 34 (25.95%) Project Management
7 30 (22.90%) BDD
8 29 (22.14%) PRINCE2
9 26 (19.85%) Test Automation
10 25 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
11 24 (18.32%) UML
11 24 (18.32%) Waterfall
12 23 (17.56%) ITIL
13 22 (16.79%) Software Delivery
14 21 (16.03%) Business Analysis
15 19 (14.50%) SDLC
16 18 (13.74%) Mentoring
17 17 (12.98%) User Stories
18 15 (11.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.72%) SQL
2 32 (24.43%) Java
3 16 (12.21%) Bash Shell
3 16 (12.21%) Python
3 16 (12.21%) Ruby
4 12 (9.16%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.40%) Scala
6 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.29%) VBA
7 2 (1.53%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) Tcl
8 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) Degree
2 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.16%) ISEB
4 9 (6.87%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (2.29%) CISSP
7 3 (2.29%) CITP
7 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.29%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.53%) APMP
8 2 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.29%) PMO
4 2 (1.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (19.08%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) vSphere
2 3 (2.29%) Xen
2 3 (2.29%) XenServer
3 1 (0.76%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (12.21%) Puppet
2 13 (9.92%) Ansible
3 11 (8.40%) Cobbler
4 8 (6.11%) Netcool
5 3 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.76%) Nagios
6 1 (0.76%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (25.95%) Oracle
2 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.87%) Cognos
3 9 (6.87%) HP
3 9 (6.87%) IBM
4 8 (6.11%) BMC
4 8 (6.11%) Remedy
5 7 (5.34%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.58%) SAP
7 4 (3.05%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.05%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.53%) Informatica
8 2 (1.53%) Motorola
9 1 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.76%) New Relic
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) Vermilion