The table below looks at the statistics for Extreme Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Extreme Programming over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 180 226 222
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -4
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.068% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.089% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
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£463 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.75% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4472 5631 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.89% 76.51% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 4195 4373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 88
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.70 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Extreme Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Extreme Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Extreme Programming across the City of London region.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Extreme Programming across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Extreme Programming also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Extreme Programming.

1 30 (100.00%) TDD
2 27 (90.00%) Java
2 27 (90.00%) BDD
3 24 (80.00%) E-Commerce
4 23 (76.67%) Spring
4 23 (76.67%) Hibernate
5 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (70.00%) J2EE
6 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (63.33%) Spring MVC
7 19 (63.33%) MVC
8 17 (56.67%) Ajax
8 17 (56.67%) jQuery
8 17 (56.67%) Jasmine
9 10 (33.33%) DevOps
10 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
12 5 (16.67%) Liferay
12 5 (16.67%) RESTful
12 5 (16.67%) Groovy
12 5 (16.67%) Web Services
13 4 (13.33%) Scrum
13 4 (13.33%) Grails
13 4 (13.33%) Maven
14 3 (10.00%) Mockito
14 3 (10.00%) Hamcrest
14 3 (10.00%) Scala
14 3 (10.00%) Akamai
14 3 (10.00%) RabbitMQ

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Extreme Programming also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Extreme Programming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) Liferay
2 1 (3.33%) Escenic
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.33%) Riak
3 1 (3.33%) Voldemort
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Jasmine
2 4 (13.33%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Mockito
3 3 (10.00%) Hamcrest
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (3.33%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) Hibernate
1 23 (76.67%) Spring
2 21 (70.00%) J2EE
3 19 (63.33%) Spring MVC
4 17 (56.67%) jQuery
4 17 (56.67%) Ajax
5 5 (16.67%) Web Services
5 5 (16.67%) RESTful
6 4 (13.33%) Grails
7 3 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (6.67%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) JSON
9 1 (3.33%) Struts
9 1 (3.33%) Akka
9 1 (3.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) TDD
2 27 (90.00%) BDD
3 24 (80.00%) E-Commerce
4 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (63.33%) MVC
6 10 (33.33%) DevOps
7 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Kanban
10 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
10 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) Groovy
4 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Akamai
2 1 (3.33%) hybris