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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 175 192 184
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 9
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £415 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £348 £425
% change year-on-year
+58.27% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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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
4029 4525 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.50% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3143 3216 3376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 64
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (92.59%) Java
3 22 (81.48%) TDD
4 18 (66.67%) Spring
4 18 (66.67%) Hibernate
5 14 (51.85%) BDD
6 13 (48.15%) Spring MVC
6 13 (48.15%) MVC
7 12 (44.44%) J2EE
8 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
8 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
8 10 (37.04%) Adobe CQ
8 10 (37.04%) DevOps
9 9 (33.33%) Scrum
10 8 (29.63%) Kanban
11 7 (25.93%) Ajax
11 7 (25.93%) CRM
11 7 (25.93%) Jasmine
12 6 (22.22%) jQuery
13 5 (18.52%) SOA
13 5 (18.52%) OO
14 4 (14.81%) XML
14 4 (14.81%) SQL
14 4 (14.81%) Adobe
14 4 (14.81%) Subversion
14 4 (14.81%) Groovy
14 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (14.81%) Grails
14 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
14 4 (14.81%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 10 (37.04%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Jasmine
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (11.11%) Mockito
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) JBehave
3 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) Hudson
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Grunt
General
1 1 (3.70%) Arabic Language
1 1 (3.70%) Hindi Language
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) Spring
1 18 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 13 (48.15%) Spring MVC
3 12 (44.44%) J2EE
4 7 (25.93%) Ajax
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (14.81%) XML
6 4 (14.81%) Grails
7 3 (11.11%) Akka
7 3 (11.11%) Play Framework
8 2 (7.41%) CSS
8 2 (7.41%) .NET
8 2 (7.41%) HTML
9 1 (3.70%) Lucene
9 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (3.70%) JSON
9 1 (3.70%) Web Services
9 1 (3.70%) Middleware
9 1 (3.70%) SonicMQ
9 1 (3.70%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Reference Data
2 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 13 (48.15%) MVC
5 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
5 10 (37.04%) DevOps
6 9 (33.33%) Scrum
7 8 (29.63%) Kanban
8 7 (25.93%) CRM
9 5 (18.52%) SOA
9 5 (18.52%) OO
10 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
11 3 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 3 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (11.11%) User Stories
11 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
12 1 (3.70%) Scalability Testing
12 1 (3.70%) Web Development
12 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Groovy
4 3 (11.11%) Scala
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Endeca
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) ATG
2 1 (3.70%) BEA