The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 529 471 538
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +67
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 58 73 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 35
Average daily rate £425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £344 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £431
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +266.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +266.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -91 53 £425 -8.10% 25
London -21 39 £450 -5.26% 15
City of London -12 12 £450 +2.85% 4
East Midlands -12 5 £425 -19.04% 1
East of England -24 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Luton - 4 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £375 - 2
South East -12 2 £450 - 4
Leicestershire -15 2 £370 -48.96%
Yorkshire -19 2 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 2
Market Harborough - 2 £370 -
Leeds - 2 £320 -
Bromley - 1 £525 -
Slough - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
North West - - - - 4
Scotland - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
York - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 84 (66.14%) Java
2 72 (56.69%) TDD
3 67 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (49.61%) BDD
5 61 (48.03%) Scrum
6 54 (42.52%) Spring
7 53 (41.73%) JavaScript
8 48 (37.80%) Hibernate
9 43 (33.86%) Kanban
10 42 (33.07%) MVC
11 37 (29.13%) J2EE
11 37 (29.13%) E-Commerce
12 32 (25.20%) Spring MVC
13 31 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (24.41%) Finance
14 29 (22.83%) Cucumber
15 28 (22.05%) Ajax
16 27 (21.26%) Web Services
17 26 (20.47%) jQuery
18 25 (19.69%) .NET
18 25 (19.69%) HTML
19 24 (18.90%) Ruby
20 22 (17.32%) C#
21 21 (16.54%) SQL Server
21 21 (16.54%) XML
21 21 (16.54%) Python
21 21 (16.54%) JSON
21 21 (16.54%) REST
22 20 (15.75%) Banking
23 19 (14.96%) Git (software)

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.15%) CMS
2 4 (3.15%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.36%) Node.js
3 3 (2.36%) DNN
3 3 (2.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.79%) Escenic
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.79%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.79%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.79%) Liferay
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
5 1 (0.79%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) Jetty
5 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.79%) OpenCms
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) MS Office
1 6 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) Mingle
3 1 (0.79%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Heroku
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) AMQP
1 1 (0.79%) Internet
1 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.57%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.79%) Riak
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) Voldemort
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (22.83%) Cucumber
2 19 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.96%) JUnit
2 19 (14.96%) Jasmine
3 18 (14.17%) JBehave
4 16 (12.60%) Selenium
5 15 (11.81%) Subversion
5 15 (11.81%) Capybara
6 14 (11.02%) Hudson
7 13 (10.24%) JIRA
8 12 (9.45%) Maven
9 10 (7.87%) IntelliJ
9 10 (7.87%) jMock
9 10 (7.87%) TeamCity
9 10 (7.87%) Jenkins
10 9 (7.09%) Mockito
11 8 (6.30%) Ant
11 8 (6.30%) Eclipse
11 8 (6.30%) SpecFlow
12 7 (5.51%) RubyMine
General
1 31 (24.41%) Finance
2 20 (15.75%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.15%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (66.14%) Developer
2 55 (43.31%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.60%) .NET Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.66%) Tester
6 7 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (3.15%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.36%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.52%) Spring
2 48 (37.80%) Hibernate
3 37 (29.13%) J2EE
4 32 (25.20%) Spring MVC
5 28 (22.05%) Ajax
6 27 (21.26%) Web Services
7 26 (20.47%) jQuery
8 25 (19.69%) .NET
8 25 (19.69%) HTML
9 21 (16.54%) XML
9 21 (16.54%) JSON
9 21 (16.54%) REST
10 16 (12.60%) CSS
11 15 (11.81%) SOAP
12 13 (10.24%) RESTful
12 13 (10.24%) ASP.NET
13 11 (8.66%) Struts
14 10 (7.87%) WPF
15 8 (6.30%) JMS
16 7 (5.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.72%) Open Source
1 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.79%) VAX
4 1 (0.79%) IPTV
4 1 (0.79%) Derivative
4 1 (0.79%) PMI
4 1 (0.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) UNIX
3 4 (3.15%) Android
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Windows
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (56.69%) TDD
2 67 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (49.61%) BDD
4 61 (48.03%) Scrum
5 43 (33.86%) Kanban
6 42 (33.07%) MVC
7 37 (29.13%) E-Commerce
8 31 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (12.60%) OO
10 14 (11.02%) User Stories
11 13 (10.24%) Pair Programming
12 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
13 9 (7.09%) Agile Testing
13 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.30%) Multithreading
15 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
15 7 (5.51%) Domain-Driven Design
16 6 (4.72%) Software Testing
17 5 (3.94%) Test Scripting
17 5 (3.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (66.14%) Java
2 53 (41.73%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.90%) Ruby
4 22 (17.32%) C#
5 21 (16.54%) Python
6 18 (14.17%) SQL
7 12 (9.45%) Scala
8 7 (5.51%) Groovy
8 7 (5.51%) VB
9 6 (4.72%) C++
10 4 (3.15%) PHP
10 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.36%) Perl
12 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.57%) COBOL
13 1 (0.79%) Clojure
13 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.79%) VB6
13 1 (0.79%) C
13 1 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (3.94%) ISTQB
1 5 (3.94%) ISEB
2 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) Degree
3 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.02%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) OpenAM
1 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) VMware
1 10 (7.87%) Oracle
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.36%) hybris
3 3 (2.36%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.57%) Perforce
4 2 (1.57%) JBoss
4 2 (1.57%) Zend
4 2 (1.57%) Akamai
5 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
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