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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 189 197 195
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 16 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.20% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 4
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£475 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -6.47%
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
4529 5467 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.78% 76.90% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3520 4052 3657
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £609 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.20 £16.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (97.06%) TDD
3 32 (94.12%) Java
4 27 (79.41%) BDD
5 24 (70.59%) Hibernate
5 24 (70.59%) J2EE
5 24 (70.59%) Spring
6 23 (67.65%) E-Commerce
7 19 (55.88%) MVC
7 19 (55.88%) Spring MVC
8 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
9 15 (44.12%) Ajax
9 15 (44.12%) jQuery
9 15 (44.12%) Jasmine
9 15 (44.12%) DevOps
10 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
10 9 (26.47%) Scrum
11 8 (23.53%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (20.59%) Grails
12 7 (20.59%) Groovy
13 6 (17.65%) Kanban
14 5 (14.71%) Liferay
14 5 (14.71%) CRM
15 4 (11.76%) Scala
16 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
16 3 (8.82%) Akka
17 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
17 2 (5.88%) Retail
17 2 (5.88%) SOA
17 2 (5.88%) Adobe

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (23.53%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (14.71%) Liferay
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Jasmine
2 2 (5.88%) Mockito
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Hudson
3 1 (2.94%) Hamcrest
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) JBehave
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Developer
2 23 (67.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Scala Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) J2EE
1 24 (70.59%) Hibernate
1 24 (70.59%) Spring
2 19 (55.88%) Spring MVC
3 15 (44.12%) jQuery
3 15 (44.12%) Ajax
4 7 (20.59%) Grails
5 3 (8.82%) Akka
5 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) OSGi
6 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.94%) Lucene
6 1 (2.94%) Web Services
6 1 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (2.94%) SonicMQ
6 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (97.06%) TDD
3 27 (79.41%) BDD
4 23 (67.65%) E-Commerce
5 19 (55.88%) MVC
6 15 (44.12%) DevOps
7 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
7 9 (26.47%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Kanban
9 5 (14.71%) CRM
10 2 (5.88%) SOA
10 2 (5.88%) Project Management
10 2 (5.88%) OO
11 1 (2.94%) RUP
11 1 (2.94%) Scalability Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) Java
2 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) Groovy
4 4 (11.76%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (2.94%) BEA
2 1 (2.94%) ATG
2 1 (2.94%) Endeca
2 1 (2.94%) hybris
2 1 (2.94%) Akamai
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle