The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 198 186 213
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Average daily rate £450 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £431
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +266.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Extreme Programming
London

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (80.77%) TDD
2 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
3 16 (61.54%) BDD
4 15 (57.69%) Java
4 15 (57.69%) MVC
4 15 (57.69%) Hibernate
4 15 (57.69%) Spring
4 15 (57.69%) Ajax
5 14 (53.85%) J2EE
6 13 (50.00%) Jasmine
7 12 (46.15%) jQuery
7 12 (46.15%) Spring MVC
8 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 6 (23.08%) .NET
11 4 (15.38%) Banking
11 4 (15.38%) HTML
12 3 (11.54%) C#
12 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
12 3 (11.54%) Workflow
12 3 (11.54%) MSMQ
12 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
12 3 (11.54%) Scala
12 3 (11.54%) hybris
12 3 (11.54%) NServiceBus
12 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (11.54%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) Escenic
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.85%) Riak
3 1 (3.85%) Voldemort
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) EasyMock
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) jMock
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) Mockito
4 1 (3.85%) PhpStorm
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 15 (57.69%) Java Developer
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SAS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
5 1 (3.85%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Hibernate
1 15 (57.69%) Spring
1 15 (57.69%) Ajax
2 14 (53.85%) J2EE
3 12 (46.15%) jQuery
3 12 (46.15%) Spring MVC
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.54%) MSMQ
7 2 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (7.69%) Struts
7 2 (7.69%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) XML
8 1 (3.85%) XSLT
8 1 (3.85%) LAMP
8 1 (3.85%) Grails
8 1 (3.85%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Equities
2 1 (3.85%) Derivative
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) TDD
2 16 (61.54%) BDD
3 15 (57.69%) MVC
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.85%) Cash Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.85%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 2 (7.69%) Groovy
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) hybris
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle