The table below looks at the statistics for Extreme Programming skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Extreme Programming over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 550 546 475
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -71
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 52 58 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 59
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £367 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £44.00

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Extreme Programming
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Extreme Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Extreme Programming within the UK.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Extreme Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Extreme Programming
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming within the UK.

Extreme Programming Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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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
England +2 51 £500 +17.64% 17
London -6 30 £550 +22.22% 3
South East 0 8 £350 -22.22% 3
City of London +14 7 £450 -
East Midlands 0 6 £300 -29.41%
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
Slough +2 3 - -
Berkshire -2 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 3 £425 +32.81% 1
East of England +8 1 £513 +36.66% 3
Luton -1 1 £513 +36.66% 1
Bedfordshire -6 1 £513 +36.66% 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 £700 +118.75% 1
Leeds -14 1 £700 +118.75%
Brighton - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £350 - 7
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 110 (97.35%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (74.34%) Java
3 74 (65.49%) Scrum
4 64 (56.64%) TDD
5 47 (41.59%) Hibernate
6 43 (38.05%) Kanban
7 40 (35.40%) BDD
8 38 (33.63%) Spring
9 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (29.20%) Pair Programming
11 31 (27.43%) JavaScript
11 31 (27.43%) SQL
12 29 (25.66%) Scala
13 28 (24.78%) OO
14 25 (22.12%) MVC
15 24 (21.24%) User Stories
16 23 (20.35%) DevOps
17 22 (19.47%) Finance
17 22 (19.47%) Spring MVC
18 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
19 17 (15.04%) Linux
19 17 (15.04%) Web Services
19 17 (15.04%) .NET
19 17 (15.04%) Oracle
20 16 (14.16%) HTML
20 16 (14.16%) Ruby
20 16 (14.16%) Groovy
21 15 (13.27%) Subversion
21 15 (13.27%) J2EE
22 14 (12.39%) SOAP

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (5.31%) Node.js
1 6 (5.31%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (4.42%) JBoss
2 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.65%) DNN
4 2 (1.77%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.77%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
2 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.31%) Big Data
4 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.54%) Redis
6 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Subversion
2 12 (10.62%) JIRA
2 12 (10.62%) jMock
2 12 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.73%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.73%) Selenium
4 10 (8.85%) JUnit
4 10 (8.85%) JBehave
5 6 (5.31%) Hudson
5 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
5 6 (5.31%) Capybara
5 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.42%) JMeter
6 5 (4.42%) Maven
7 4 (3.54%) CruiseControl
7 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.54%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.65%) Mockito
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Games
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.65%) Publishing
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.88%) Hindi Language
5 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 59 (52.21%) Developer
2 41 (36.28%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.81%) Architect
4 14 (12.39%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) Technical Architect
5 12 (10.62%) Agile Java Developer
6 9 (7.96%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (7.96%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Tester
9 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.65%) Agile Tester
10 3 (2.65%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Development Manager
11 2 (1.77%) Senior Manager
11 2 (1.77%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (41.59%) Hibernate
2 38 (33.63%) Spring
3 22 (19.47%) Spring MVC
4 17 (15.04%) .NET
4 17 (15.04%) Web Services
5 16 (14.16%) HTML
6 15 (13.27%) J2EE
7 14 (12.39%) SOAP
7 14 (12.39%) RESTful
8 13 (11.50%) XML
9 12 (10.62%) REST
10 9 (7.96%) JSON
10 9 (7.96%) CSS
11 8 (7.08%) AngularJS
12 7 (6.19%) Play Framework
12 7 (6.19%) Ajax
13 6 (5.31%) Akka
14 5 (4.42%) J2SE
15 4 (3.54%) Struts
15 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) User Experience
2 10 (8.85%) Fixed Income
3 7 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.19%) Reference Data
3 7 (6.19%) Open Source
4 6 (5.31%) Web 2.0
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.88%) Online Games
6 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) UNIX
3 2 (1.77%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (97.35%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (65.49%) Scrum
3 64 (56.64%) TDD
4 43 (38.05%) Kanban
5 40 (35.40%) BDD
6 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (29.20%) Pair Programming
8 28 (24.78%) OO
9 25 (22.12%) MVC
10 24 (21.24%) User Stories
11 23 (20.35%) DevOps
12 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
13 12 (10.62%) Software Engineering
13 12 (10.62%) Technical Analysis
13 12 (10.62%) Mentoring
14 11 (9.73%) SOA
15 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (7.96%) Web Development
15 9 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (74.34%) Java
2 31 (27.43%) JavaScript
2 31 (27.43%) SQL
3 29 (25.66%) Scala
4 16 (14.16%) Ruby
4 16 (14.16%) Groovy
5 10 (8.85%) Python
5 10 (8.85%) C#
6 4 (3.54%) PHP
6 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.54%) Clojure
7 3 (2.65%) VB
8 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.77%) C
8 2 (1.77%) C++
8 2 (1.77%) R
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) XPath
9 1 (0.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) GNVQ
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Docker
2 2 (1.77%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.42%) Puppet
2 5 (4.42%) Salt
3 2 (1.77%) Oozie
4 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.88%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.88%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Oracle
2 5 (4.42%) Adobe
2 5 (4.42%) SaltStack
3 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) HP
5 1 (0.88%) BEA
5 1 (0.88%) CA
5 1 (0.88%) ILOG
5 1 (0.88%) ATG
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) Endeca
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.88%) Sun
5 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
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