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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extreme Programming (XP)
Rank 581 612 551
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -61
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 62 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.075% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 27 48
Median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
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 £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +17 62 £460 -6.12% 9
London +3 25 £475 -5.00% 3
North West +9 16 £500 +36.98%
Cheshire +10 10 £500 +36.98%
South East +3 9 £475 +31.94% 4
Bromley 0 6 £568 -
East Midlands +6 5 £385 +2.66% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £385 +2.66% 1
Nottingham +1 5 £385 +2.66% 1
Chester - 5 £313 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Preston - 4 £340 -
Lancashire - 4 £340 -
City of London +45 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £460 -
South West - 3 £338 -
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Bristol - 3 £338 -
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Manchester - 3 £550 -
Leeds - 3 £460 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £460 -
Hampshire +3 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £488 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - -
East Sussex +10 1 £325 -8.45% 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £403 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £475 -
Brighton - 1 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £403 -

Extreme Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 134 (95.71%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (63.57%) Java
3 70 (50.00%) TDD
4 64 (45.71%) Scrum
5 41 (29.29%) Finance
6 39 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
7 37 (26.43%) JavaScript
7 37 (26.43%) SQL
7 37 (26.43%) Linux
8 35 (25.00%) Spring
9 34 (24.29%) Subversion
9 34 (24.29%) Kanban
9 34 (24.29%) Cucumber
10 33 (23.57%) Software Engineering
11 32 (22.86%) XML
12 31 (22.14%) Web Services
13 30 (21.43%) Pair Programming
13 30 (21.43%) BDD
14 28 (20.00%) JSON
14 28 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 27 (19.29%) Gradle
15 27 (19.29%) Selenium
15 27 (19.29%) Unix
15 27 (19.29%) JUnit
16 26 (18.57%) VMware
17 25 (17.86%) Performance Testing
17 25 (17.86%) DevOps
17 25 (17.86%) Microservices
18 24 (17.14%) JIRA

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 15 (10.71%) Apache
2 14 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 14 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.86%) NServiceBus
5 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.29%) PaaS
4 10 (7.14%) SaaS
5 9 (6.43%) IaaS
6 5 (3.57%) Heroku
7 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.71%) GitHub
8 1 (0.71%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) HTTP
2 13 (9.29%) HTTPS
3 12 (8.57%) LDAP
4 7 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 18 (12.86%) NoSQL
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.43%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.29%) Redis
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.86%) RavenDB
6 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.14%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.43%) Big Data
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (26.43%) Git (software)
2 34 (24.29%) Cucumber
2 34 (24.29%) Subversion
3 28 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 27 (19.29%) Gradle
4 27 (19.29%) JUnit
4 27 (19.29%) Selenium
5 24 (17.14%) JIRA
6 19 (13.57%) Maven
7 16 (11.43%) Ant
7 16 (11.43%) Gatling
7 16 (11.43%) JMeter
8 15 (10.71%) LoadRunner
9 10 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (7.14%) Bitbucket
10 7 (5.00%) jMock
10 7 (5.00%) Mockito
11 5 (3.57%) Artifactory
11 5 (3.57%) Hamcrest
11 5 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (29.29%) Finance
2 16 (11.43%) Banking
3 9 (6.43%) Retail
4 4 (2.86%) Wholesale Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Games
6 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (51.43%) Developer
2 37 (26.43%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.43%) Tester
4 13 (9.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.86%) Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) Architect
8 9 (6.43%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Applications Developer
8 9 (6.43%) Business Analyst
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
10 7 (5.00%) Agile Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Scrum Master
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.00%) Spring
2 32 (22.86%) XML
3 31 (22.14%) Web Services
4 28 (20.00%) JSON
5 21 (15.00%) SOAP
6 19 (13.57%) J2EE
7 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
7 18 (12.86%) REST
8 16 (11.43%) CSS
8 16 (11.43%) HTML
9 15 (10.71%) .NET
9 15 (10.71%) HTML5
10 14 (10.00%) jQuery
11 13 (9.29%) Ajax
12 12 (8.57%) SAML
12 12 (8.57%) XHTML
13 11 (7.86%) JSP
13 11 (7.86%) Spring MVC
14 10 (7.14%) Hibernate
14 10 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.29%) 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%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.43%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.71%) Blog
5 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.71%) RIA
5 1 (0.71%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.43%) Linux
2 27 (19.29%) 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
1 134 (95.71%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (50.00%) TDD
3 64 (45.71%) Scrum
4 39 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (24.29%) Kanban
6 33 (23.57%) Software Engineering
7 30 (21.43%) BDD
7 30 (21.43%) Pair Programming
8 25 (17.86%) DevOps
8 25 (17.86%) Microservices
8 25 (17.86%) Performance Testing
9 20 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 18 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (12.14%) Domain-Driven Design
11 17 (12.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (11.43%) Automation Testing
12 16 (11.43%) OO
13 13 (9.29%) Waterfall
14 12 (8.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 89 (63.57%) Java
2 37 (26.43%) JavaScript
2 37 (26.43%) SQL
3 15 (10.71%) C#
4 13 (9.29%) Scala
5 12 (8.57%) Groovy
5 12 (8.57%) Lua
5 12 (8.57%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.57%) VB
6 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.00%) Ruby
8 5 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.86%) Clojure
9 4 (2.86%) Go
10 2 (1.43%) Perl
10 2 (1.43%) Python
11 1 (0.71%) C++
11 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.57%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.86%) Docker
2 4 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (8.57%) Puppet
2 12 (8.57%) Tivoli
3 11 (7.86%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) Grafana
4 1 (0.71%) Kibana
4 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.71%) logstash
4 1 (0.71%) Mesos
4 1 (0.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.71%) Oozie
4 1 (0.71%) Salt
4 1 (0.71%) SELinux
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) VMware
2 15 (10.71%) SOASTA, Inc
3 14 (10.00%) IBM
4 13 (9.29%) Oracle
5 10 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.14%) Google
6 3 (2.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.43%) CA
7 2 (1.43%) FatWire
7 2 (1.43%) Omniture
7 2 (1.43%) Rally
7 2 (1.43%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.71%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.71%) Facebook
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.71%) Splunk
8 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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