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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
UK
Rank 553 573 535
Rank change year-on-year +20 -38  
Contract jobs citing DSDM 40 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 57
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +4.81% -5.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £49.82 -
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

DSDM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSDM in the UK

DSDM
Top 23 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 3 months to 25 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
England +8 39 £475 +5.55% 23
London +27 20 £475 -1.04% 2
East of England 0 6 £425 +9.67% 2
North West +25 5 £277 -23.72% 4
South East +12 4 £431 +7.81% 1
Manchester +12 4 - - 4
South West +3 4 £450 -10.00% 3
City of London +2 4 £500 -13.04%
Bedfordshire -3 4 £488 +25.80%
Bristol - 4 £450 - 1
Luton +6 3 £425 +9.67%
Bolton - 3 - -
Surrey +7 2 £381 -27.38%
West Sussex +3 2 £431 +7.81%
Crawley +8 1 £445 +11.25%
Ipswich - 1 £388 - 2
Leatherhead - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £277 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £277 -
Suffolk - 1 £388 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -

DSDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for DSDM.

1 67 (84.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (59.49%) Scrum
3 24 (30.38%) Project Management
4 23 (29.11%) Waterfall
5 20 (25.32%) PRINCE2
5 20 (25.32%) Kanban
6 19 (24.05%) Business Analysis
7 16 (20.25%) RUP
8 15 (18.99%) UML
8 15 (18.99%) ISEB
9 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (17.72%) Use Case
10 13 (16.46%) User Stories
10 13 (16.46%) Finance
10 13 (16.46%) TDD
11 12 (15.19%) Migration
11 12 (15.19%) DevOps
11 12 (15.19%) SDLC
12 11 (13.92%) Change Management
12 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
13 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
13 10 (12.66%) Retail
13 10 (12.66%) Prototyping
14 9 (11.39%) Data Centre
14 9 (11.39%) Workflow
14 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
14 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
14 9 (11.39%) BPMN
14 9 (11.39%) Coaching

DSDM
Top Related 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 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.33%) CMS
3 3 (3.80%) Confluence
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) Moodle
4 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.27%) Jetty
5 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS Project
4 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Fredhopper
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) Trello
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) VoIP
2 5 (6.33%) Firewall
3 2 (2.53%) Skype
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.27%) LDAP
4 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.27%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.27%) Informix
5 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Power BI
5 1 (1.27%) Redis
5 1 (1.27%) Riak
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
3 2 (2.53%) JMeter
3 2 (2.53%) NeoLoad
3 2 (2.53%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Retail
3 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.99%) Project Manager
4 11 (13.92%) Scrum Master
5 9 (11.39%) Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Head of Delivery
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Coach
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Developer
8 4 (5.06%) BPM Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Case Management Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Java Scrum Master
8 4 (5.06%) Migration Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Migration Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) Velocity
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) WCF
4 2 (2.53%) XML
4 2 (2.53%) XSD
5 1 (1.27%) Ajax
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.27%) EJB
5 1 (1.27%) Flash
5 1 (1.27%) J2EE
5 1 (1.27%) JMS
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) JSP
5 1 (1.27%) LINQ
5 1 (1.27%) Lucene
5 1 (1.27%) WSDL
5 1 (1.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.86%) User Experience
3 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.53%) RIA
5 2 (2.53%) VLE
6 1 (1.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.27%) PMI
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Unix
3 1 (1.27%) Android
3 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (84.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (59.49%) Scrum
3 24 (30.38%) Project Management
4 23 (29.11%) Waterfall
5 20 (25.32%) Kanban
5 20 (25.32%) PRINCE2
6 19 (24.05%) Business Analysis
7 16 (20.25%) RUP
8 15 (18.99%) UML
9 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (17.72%) Use Case
10 13 (16.46%) TDD
10 13 (16.46%) User Stories
11 12 (15.19%) DevOps
11 12 (15.19%) Migration
11 12 (15.19%) SDLC
12 11 (13.92%) Change Management
12 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
13 10 (12.66%) Prototyping
14 9 (11.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) Java
3 3 (3.80%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.27%) Go
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) ISEB
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) PMP
3 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (6.33%) APMP
5 4 (5.06%) Degree
6 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.27%) APMG
7 1 (1.27%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) PMBOK
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) vSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Xen
2 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Ansible
1 8 (10.13%) Puppet
2 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.27%) Kibana
3 1 (1.27%) logstash
3 1 (1.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) VMware
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.53%) Blackboard
5 2 (2.53%) Compuware
5 2 (2.53%) Empirix
5 2 (2.53%) SumTotal
6 1 (1.27%) Apple
6 1 (1.27%) ATG
6 1 (1.27%) BEA
6 1 (1.27%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.27%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.27%) Facebook
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) Sybase
6 1 (1.27%) VeriFone
6 1 (1.27%) WorldPay
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