The table below looks at the statistics for Extreme Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Extreme Programming over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 144 137 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate £493 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £109.38 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+143.05% +5.88%
Extreme Programming
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3034 2490 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1473 1055
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 115
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Extreme Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Extreme Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Extreme Programming across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Extreme Programming
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming across the North West region.

Extreme Programming Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Extreme Programming
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Extreme Programming within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -5 4 £465 -15.45%
Cheshire - 4 £675 -
Manchester -14 1 £300 -45.45% 2
Extreme Programming
England

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
2 10 (52.63%) Kanban
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) DSDM
3 8 (42.11%) HP
3 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 8 (42.11%) Unified Process
3 8 (42.11%) Pair Programming
3 8 (42.11%) Feature Driven Development
3 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum-ban
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 6 (31.58%) XHTML
5 6 (31.58%) Subversion
5 6 (31.58%) HTML5
5 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
6 5 (26.32%) eggPlant
6 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) Subversion
3 5 (26.32%) eggPlant
3 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Digital Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
7 1 (5.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) CSS
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) HTML5
2 6 (31.58%) XHTML
3 3 (15.79%) DOM
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
3 3 (15.79%) J2SE
3 3 (15.79%) JMS
3 3 (15.79%) SAX
3 3 (15.79%) Servlets
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (15.79%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) XML Schema
3 3 (15.79%) XSLT
4 2 (10.53%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Kanban
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) DSDM
3 8 (42.11%) Feature Driven Development
3 8 (42.11%) Pair Programming
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum-ban
3 8 (42.11%) Unified Process
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) XPath
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) VMware