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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 565 522 504
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -18
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 42 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 38
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£506 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £372 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -42 39 £513 +20.58% 8
London -34 17 £550 +29.41% 4
South East -9 7 £350 -15.15% 2
East Midlands -8 6 £300 -24.52%
Yorkshire -11 4 £425 +32.81%
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
Leicestershire +4 3 £300 -18.91%
Market Harborough +2 3 £300 -18.91%
Nottingham -5 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Sheffield - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £375 - 2
East of England +5 1 £513 +36.66%
Luton +3 1 £513 +36.66%
Bedfordshire +3 1 £513 +36.66%
City of London -2 1 £388 -13.88% 1
Hampshire -3 1 £425 +13.33%
Berkshire -6 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £700 +118.75%
Leeds -13 1 £700 +118.75%
North East - 1 £700 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £700 -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
Scotland - 1 £270 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 - 1
Manchester - 1 £400 - 1
Brighton - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £350 - 1

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (96.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (71.43%) Java
3 63 (69.23%) Scrum
4 52 (57.14%) TDD
5 39 (42.86%) Kanban
6 37 (40.66%) BDD
7 34 (37.36%) Hibernate
8 31 (34.07%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (32.97%) Spring
10 27 (29.67%) Scala
11 26 (28.57%) Pair Programming
12 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
13 22 (24.18%) DevOps
14 21 (23.08%) SQL
15 19 (20.88%) MVC
16 18 (19.78%) Finance
16 18 (19.78%) Ruby
17 17 (18.68%) Spring MVC
17 17 (18.68%) HTML
17 17 (18.68%) Web Services
18 15 (16.48%) OO
19 14 (15.38%) RESTful
19 14 (15.38%) NoSQL
19 14 (15.38%) User Stories
20 13 (14.29%) REST
20 13 (14.29%) Groovy
20 13 (14.29%) SOAP
20 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce
20 13 (14.29%) Subversion
21 12 (13.19%) CSS

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.59%) Node.js
2 4 (4.40%) JBoss
2 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.30%) DNN
4 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.10%) Jetty
5 1 (1.10%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) GitHub
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Heroku
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) SSL
2 1 (1.10%) LDAP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 9 (9.89%) Big Data
3 8 (8.79%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.40%) Redis
7 3 (3.30%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.10%) MySQL
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Subversion
2 12 (13.19%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.89%) JIRA
3 9 (9.89%) Selenium
3 9 (9.89%) JUnit
4 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.69%) JBehave
5 7 (7.69%) jMock
6 5 (5.49%) Maven
7 4 (4.40%) Capybara
7 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.40%) CruiseControl
7 4 (4.40%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.40%) Hudson
8 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.30%) JMeter
8 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Games
2 6 (6.59%) Banking
2 6 (6.59%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Publishing
4 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.10%) Hindi Language
5 1 (1.10%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (51.65%) Developer
2 29 (31.87%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.78%) Architect
4 13 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.09%) Technical Architect
6 9 (9.89%) ScrumMaster
7 8 (8.79%) Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Tester
11 4 (4.40%) Polyglot Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Architect
12 3 (3.30%) Agile Tester
12 3 (3.30%) Automation Tester
12 3 (3.30%) Development Manager
12 3 (3.30%) Hadoop Developer
13 2 (2.20%) Software Developer
13 2 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.36%) Hibernate
2 30 (32.97%) Spring
3 17 (18.68%) Spring MVC
3 17 (18.68%) HTML
3 17 (18.68%) Web Services
4 14 (15.38%) RESTful
5 13 (14.29%) REST
5 13 (14.29%) SOAP
6 12 (13.19%) CSS
6 12 (13.19%) .NET
7 10 (10.99%) J2EE
7 10 (10.99%) XML
7 10 (10.99%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.79%) JSON
8 8 (8.79%) Ajax
9 7 (7.69%) Play Framework
10 5 (5.49%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (5.49%) Akka
11 4 (4.40%) Kafka
11 4 (4.40%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) User Experience
2 5 (5.49%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.40%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.40%) Web 2.0
3 4 (4.40%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.10%) Online Games
5 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) UNIX
3 2 (2.20%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) AIX
4 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (96.70%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (69.23%) Scrum
3 52 (57.14%) TDD
4 39 (42.86%) Kanban
5 37 (40.66%) BDD
6 31 (34.07%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (28.57%) Pair Programming
8 22 (24.18%) DevOps
9 19 (20.88%) MVC
10 15 (16.48%) OO
11 14 (15.38%) User Stories
12 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.99%) SOA
13 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
15 7 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
15 7 (7.69%) Unit Testing
16 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (71.43%) Java
2 27 (29.67%) Scala
3 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 21 (23.08%) SQL
5 18 (19.78%) Ruby
6 13 (14.29%) Groovy
7 5 (5.49%) C#
8 4 (4.40%) Python
8 4 (4.40%) Clojure
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.20%) VB
10 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.10%) R
11 1 (1.10%) PHP5
11 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.10%) Perl
11 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) GNVQ
2 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Docker
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.69%) Salt
2 7 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (3.30%) Ansible
3 3 (3.30%) Oozie
4 2 (2.20%) CA LISA
5 1 (1.10%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) SaltStack
3 4 (4.40%) IBM
3 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.30%) HP
4 3 (3.30%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) CA
6 1 (1.10%) ILOG
6 1 (1.10%) Sun
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.10%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.10%) Xamarin
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