The table below looks at the statistics for Extreme Programming skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Extreme Programming over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 576 601 561
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -40
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 67 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.090% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 33 56
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £406
% change year-on-year
+8.56% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Extreme Programming
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Extreme Programming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Extreme Programming within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 65 £425 -13.26% 7
London +22 30 £444 -11.25% 3
North West -4 14 £369 +1.02%
Cheshire +1 10 £393 +7.53%
South East +10 7 £475 +35.71% 3
Chester -1 7 £325 -7.14%
Bromley -2 7 £575 -
Nottingham - 5 £385 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £385 -
East Midlands - 5 £385 -
City of London +41 4 £500 +5.26%
Preston - 4 £340 -
Lancashire - 4 £340 -
Yorkshire -3 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £338 -
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Bristol - 3 £338 -
Leeds - 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Warrington - 3 £393 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £394 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £394 - 1
North East - 2 £394 - 1
East of England +15 1 £400 -21.95%
Hampshire +3 1 - - 1
Scotland -11 1 £500 +85.18% 3
Edinburgh -13 1 £500 +85.18%
Essex - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £650 -

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Extreme Programming.

1 132 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (67.14%) Java
3 76 (54.29%) TDD
4 66 (47.14%) Scrum
5 41 (29.29%) Git (software)
6 40 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (27.86%) Subversion
8 38 (27.14%) Finance
8 38 (27.14%) JavaScript
8 38 (27.14%) SQL
9 37 (26.43%) Linux
9 37 (26.43%) Kanban
10 35 (25.00%) Pair Programming
11 34 (24.29%) Spring
11 34 (24.29%) Software Engineering
12 32 (22.86%) BDD
13 31 (22.14%) Cucumber
13 31 (22.14%) Web Services
13 31 (22.14%) XML
14 30 (21.43%) DevOps
15 26 (18.57%) Unix
15 26 (18.57%) NoSQL
15 26 (18.57%) Selenium
16 25 (17.86%) VMware
16 25 (17.86%) Jenkins
17 24 (17.14%) Gradle
17 24 (17.14%) JIRA
17 24 (17.14%) Performance Testing
18 23 (16.43%) JUnit
18 23 (16.43%) CSS

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.43%) OpenStack
2 14 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 13 (9.29%) Apache
4 8 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.86%) NServiceBus
7 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.71%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) DNN
9 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.71%) JBoss
9 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.71%) PaaS
4 10 (7.14%) IaaS
4 10 (7.14%) SaaS
5 7 (5.00%) Heroku
6 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.43%) GitHub
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.71%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.57%) HTTP
2 7 (5.00%) Internet
3 6 (4.29%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.57%) NoSQL
2 16 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.00%) Redis
5 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.86%) RavenDB
7 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.14%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.43%) Big Data
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.71%) MySQL
10 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (29.29%) Git (software)
2 39 (27.86%) Subversion
3 31 (22.14%) Cucumber
4 26 (18.57%) Selenium
5 25 (17.86%) Jenkins
6 24 (17.14%) Gradle
6 24 (17.14%) JIRA
7 23 (16.43%) JUnit
8 16 (11.43%) Ant
8 16 (11.43%) Gatling
8 16 (11.43%) Maven
9 15 (10.71%) JMeter
9 15 (10.71%) LoadRunner
10 10 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (7.14%) Bitbucket
11 7 (5.00%) jMock
12 5 (3.57%) Artifactory
13 4 (2.86%) Mockito
13 4 (2.86%) NuGet
13 4 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 16 (11.43%) Banking
3 11 (7.86%) Retail
4 4 (2.86%) Games
4 4 (2.86%) Wholesale Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (53.57%) Developer
2 41 (29.29%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.71%) Tester
4 14 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.57%) Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Architect
7 10 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.43%) Applications Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Agile Developer
10 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Scrum Master
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (24.29%) Spring
2 31 (22.14%) Web Services
2 31 (22.14%) XML
3 23 (16.43%) CSS
3 23 (16.43%) HTML
4 22 (15.71%) AngularJS
5 21 (15.00%) HTML5
6 20 (14.29%) JSON
7 19 (13.57%) J2EE
8 18 (12.86%) SOAP
9 17 (12.14%) .NET
9 17 (12.14%) XHTML
10 16 (11.43%) REST
11 13 (9.29%) Ajax
11 13 (9.29%) Apache Camel
12 12 (8.57%) jQuery
13 11 (7.86%) Spring MVC
14 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET
14 10 (7.14%) Hibernate
15 9 (6.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.57%) Blog
2 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.86%) iPhone
2 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.14%) iPad
4 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.43%) User Experience
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.43%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.71%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.43%) Linux
2 26 (18.57%) Unix
3 8 (5.71%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) Android
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (54.29%) TDD
3 66 (47.14%) Scrum
4 40 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (26.43%) Kanban
6 35 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 34 (24.29%) Software Engineering
8 32 (22.86%) BDD
9 30 (21.43%) DevOps
10 24 (17.14%) Performance Testing
11 21 (15.00%) Microservices
12 20 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 19 (13.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (11.43%) OO
16 15 (10.71%) Automation Testing
17 14 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
18 12 (8.57%) MVC
18 12 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (67.14%) Java
2 38 (27.14%) JavaScript
2 38 (27.14%) SQL
3 15 (10.71%) C#
3 15 (10.71%) Scala
4 12 (8.57%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.14%) Groovy
5 10 (7.14%) Ruby
6 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.29%) Clojure
7 6 (4.29%) Go
7 6 (4.29%) VB
8 5 (3.57%) Lua
9 2 (1.43%) Perl
9 2 (1.43%) PHP
9 2 (1.43%) Python
10 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.57%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.29%) Docker
3 5 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (12.14%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (9.29%) Puppet
3 12 (8.57%) Ansible
4 5 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.14%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.43%) Nagios
6 2 (1.43%) Salt
7 1 (0.71%) Grafana
7 1 (0.71%) Kibana
7 1 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.71%) Mesos
7 1 (0.71%) Oozie
7 1 (0.71%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) VMware
2 15 (10.71%) SOASTA, Inc
3 14 (10.00%) IBM
4 10 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 10 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (2.14%) Google
5 3 (2.14%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.43%) CA
6 2 (1.43%) FatWire
6 2 (1.43%) Omniture
6 2 (1.43%) Rally
6 2 (1.43%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.43%) Twitter
7 1 (0.71%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.71%) Facebook
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.71%) Splunk
7 1 (0.71%) T-Plan
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