The first table below looks at the demand for Extreme Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 - 99 -
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £438 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £431
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +266.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Extreme Programming
England

Extreme Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Extreme Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Extreme Programming
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Extreme Programming across the West Midlands region.

Extreme Programming Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Extreme Programming
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS

Extreme Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB