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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 547 487 531
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +44
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 53 88 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.16% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 54 50
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -44 52 £450 +5.88% 13
London -11 40 £488 +8.33% 9
City of London +36 17 £450 -2.70% 5
North West -2 4 £325 -13.33%
South East -13 4 £353 - 3
Manchester - 4 £325 -
East of England -34 3 £425 -
Cambridge -11 2 £438 -
Cambridgeshire -16 2 £438 -
Leicestershire -8 1 £295 -16.90%
Edinburgh -10 1 £475 +26.66%
Bedfordshire -21 1 £400 -
East Midlands -23 1 £295 -16.90%
Scotland -25 1 £475 +18.75%
Berkshire - 1 £330 -
Luton - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £330 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 87 (77.68%) TDD
2 69 (61.61%) BDD
3 67 (59.82%) Java
4 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (50.89%) Scrum
5 57 (50.89%) JavaScript
6 53 (47.32%) Kanban
7 48 (42.86%) MVC
8 44 (39.29%) Spring
8 44 (39.29%) E-Commerce
9 37 (33.04%) J2EE
10 36 (32.14%) Hibernate
11 33 (29.46%) Spring MVC
12 32 (28.57%) HTML
13 31 (27.68%) Web Services
13 31 (27.68%) jQuery
14 27 (24.11%) XML
15 25 (22.32%) Ajax
16 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (19.64%) DevOps
18 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
18 21 (18.75%) Jasmine
19 20 (17.86%) Cucumber
19 20 (17.86%) Ruby
19 20 (17.86%) .NET
19 20 (17.86%) Pair Programming
20 19 (16.96%) C#
20 19 (16.96%) JSON
21 18 (16.07%) Scala
21 18 (16.07%) Python

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (7.14%) Liferay
2 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.57%) NServiceBus
2 4 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.57%) CMS
2 4 (3.57%) JCAPS
3 3 (2.68%) Node.js
3 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) OpenCms
4 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.89%) Escenic
5 1 (0.89%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.89%) DNN
5 1 (0.89%) Jetty
5 1 (0.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.68%) GitHub
3 2 (1.79%) Heroku
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
3 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.46%) Big Data
5 5 (4.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.57%) RavenDB
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.89%) DTS
9 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.89%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.89%) Riak
Development Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Jasmine
2 20 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.82%) Maven
6 10 (8.93%) Subversion
6 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
7 9 (8.04%) JBehave
8 8 (7.14%) Mockito
8 8 (7.14%) JIRA
8 8 (7.14%) JUnit
9 7 (6.25%) Selenium
10 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
10 6 (5.36%) IntelliJ
10 6 (5.36%) Hudson
10 6 (5.36%) Capybara
11 5 (4.46%) Hamcrest
11 5 (4.46%) RubyMine
11 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.46%) NetBeans
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Front Office
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (70.54%) Developer
2 50 (44.64%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 10 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Tester
5 7 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (5.36%) ScrumMaster
6 6 (5.36%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (4.46%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Scala Developer
8 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.79%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (1.79%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (39.29%) Spring
2 37 (33.04%) J2EE
3 36 (32.14%) Hibernate
4 33 (29.46%) Spring MVC
5 32 (28.57%) HTML
6 31 (27.68%) Web Services
6 31 (27.68%) jQuery
7 27 (24.11%) XML
8 25 (22.32%) Ajax
9 20 (17.86%) .NET
10 19 (16.96%) JSON
11 16 (14.29%) CSS
12 15 (13.39%) RESTful
12 15 (13.39%) REST
13 9 (8.04%) HTML5
13 9 (8.04%) Grails
13 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
14 8 (7.14%) SOAP
15 7 (6.25%) WCF
15 7 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Fixed Income
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.46%) Reference Data
2 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.57%) Open Source
3 4 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.79%) GIS
5 1 (0.89%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) UNIX
3 3 (2.68%) Android
3 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (77.68%) TDD
2 69 (61.61%) BDD
3 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (50.89%) Scrum
5 53 (47.32%) Kanban
6 48 (42.86%) MVC
7 44 (39.29%) E-Commerce
8 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (19.64%) DevOps
10 20 (17.86%) Pair Programming
11 11 (9.82%) OO
12 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.93%) Unit Testing
13 8 (7.14%) User Stories
13 8 (7.14%) SOA
14 6 (5.36%) Workflow
15 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (4.46%) Test-First Development
15 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
15 5 (4.46%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (59.82%) Java
2 57 (50.89%) JavaScript
3 20 (17.86%) Ruby
4 19 (16.96%) C#
5 18 (16.07%) Python
5 18 (16.07%) Scala
6 15 (13.39%) SQL
7 14 (12.50%) Groovy
8 5 (4.46%) Perl
9 4 (3.57%) C++
10 3 (2.68%) Clojure
10 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.79%) VB
12 1 (0.89%) PHP
12 1 (0.89%) F#
12 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.89%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Puppet
1 4 (3.57%) Ansible
2 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) VMware
2 5 (4.46%) Akamai
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.79%) FatWire
4 1 (0.89%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.89%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (0.89%) hybris
4 1 (0.89%) Sybase
4 1 (0.89%) JBoss
4 1 (0.89%) Lotus
4 1 (0.89%) TIBCO