Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Extreme Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Extreme Programming over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Extreme Programming (XP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 765 813
Rank change year-on-year +11 +48 -60
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 121 119 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 104 71
UK median daily rate £525 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £388 £313 £258
90th Percentile £675 £584 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £402 £365
% change year-on-year +21.42% +10.00% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - -

Extreme Programming is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

Extreme Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Extreme Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Extreme Programming in the UK

Extreme Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Extreme Programming in the UK

Extreme Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Extreme Programming over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Extreme Programming in the UK

Extreme Programming
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Extreme Programming.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Extreme Programming in the UK

Extreme Programming
Top 10 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 116 £525 +20.00% 11
London +41 79 £525 +7.69% 7
UK excluding London +7 42 £488 +21.42% 4
South East +6 16 £638 +34.21% 4
Midlands +31 10 £375 -1.32%
East of England - 8 £425 -
East Midlands -7 7 £383 +0.66%
Scotland - 5 £538 -
West Midlands +30 3 £350 -12.50%
South West +17 3 £450 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, 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 76 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (61.98%) TDD
3 48 (39.67%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (38.02%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (33.88%) Pair Programming
5 41 (33.88%) Scrum
6 39 (32.23%) DevOps
7 36 (29.75%) Java
8 34 (28.10%) C#
9 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (24.79%) BDD
10 29 (23.97%) Ruby
10 29 (23.97%) Finance
11 28 (23.14%) MVC
11 28 (23.14%) E-Commerce
11 28 (23.14%) Python
12 27 (22.31%) Kanban
13 26 (21.49%) .NET
14 25 (20.66%) JavaScript
14 25 (20.66%) RESTful
15 24 (19.83%) Web Services
15 24 (19.83%) Elasticsearch
15 24 (19.83%) Go
16 21 (17.36%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
18 19 (15.70%) OO
18 19 (15.70%) HTML
19 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET Web API
19 17 (14.05%) SQL
20 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC

Extreme Programming
Co-occurring 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 24 (19.83%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.65%) Confluence
3 2 (1.65%) IIS
3 2 (1.65%) nginx
3 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (39.67%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.96%) GitHub
4 4 (3.31%) Google Play
4 4 (3.31%) Heroku
5 2 (1.65%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) Network Security
2 4 (3.31%) DNS
2 4 (3.31%) FTP
2 4 (3.31%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) SSL
2 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.65%) Big Data
5 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.65%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.65%) HBase
5 2 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Gradle
2 12 (9.92%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.26%) Selenium
4 9 (7.44%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.61%) JUnit
6 7 (5.79%) Android Studio
6 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.79%) Grunt
6 7 (5.79%) gulp
7 6 (4.96%) JIRA
7 6 (4.96%) Mockito
7 6 (4.96%) Subversion
8 4 (3.31%) Calabash
8 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.31%) webpack
9 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (23.97%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Retail
3 8 (6.61%) Games
4 5 (4.13%) French Language
5 4 (3.31%) Hindi Language
5 4 (3.31%) Japanese Language
6 3 (2.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (49.59%) Developer
2 18 (14.88%) Ruby Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Cloud Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Senior Developer
4 13 (10.74%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.74%) AWS Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) C# Developer
5 12 (9.92%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Node.js Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Android Developer
8 8 (6.61%) AWS Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Elasticsearch Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Agile Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.96%) E-Commerce Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.49%) .NET
2 25 (20.66%) RESTful
3 24 (19.83%) Web Services
4 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
5 19 (15.70%) HTML
6 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (12.40%) CSS
8 15 (12.40%) Node.js
9 13 (10.74%) REST
10 11 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 11 (9.09%) React
11 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
11 10 (8.26%) HTML5
11 10 (8.26%) SOAP
12 8 (6.61%) CSS3
12 8 (6.61%) Ratpack
13 7 (5.79%) Entity Framework
13 7 (5.79%) hapi
13 7 (5.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Enterprise Cloud
2 10 (8.26%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.96%) Cloud Native
4 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.96%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) Animation
6 3 (2.48%) Clustering
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) iPhone
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) PMI
8 1 (0.83%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.57%) Linux
2 11 (9.09%) Unix
3 10 (8.26%) Android
4 7 (5.79%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) CoreOS
6 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (61.98%) TDD
3 46 (38.02%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (33.88%) Pair Programming
4 41 (33.88%) Scrum
5 39 (32.23%) DevOps
6 30 (24.79%) BDD
7 28 (23.14%) E-Commerce
7 28 (23.14%) MVC
8 27 (22.31%) Kanban
9 21 (17.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (15.70%) OO
11 16 (13.22%) CQRS
12 15 (12.40%) Microservices
13 14 (11.57%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (9.09%) Strategic Thinking
16 10 (8.26%) High Availability
16 10 (8.26%) Open Source
16 10 (8.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.75%) Java
2 34 (28.10%) C#
3 29 (23.97%) Ruby
4 28 (23.14%) Python
5 25 (20.66%) JavaScript
6 24 (19.83%) Go
7 17 (14.05%) SQL
8 9 (7.44%) Groovy
9 8 (6.61%) Perl
10 7 (5.79%) Scala
11 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.65%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.65%) F#
13 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.65%) PMP
3 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) P3O
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) Docker
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Kibana
1 7 (5.79%) logstash
2 5 (4.13%) Ansible
2 5 (4.13%) Grafana
2 5 (4.13%) Terraform
3 4 (3.31%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.31%) Puppet
4 2 (1.65%) Nagios
4 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (5.79%) AppDynamics
1 7 (5.79%) Splunk
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle
3 4 (3.31%) Google
4 2 (1.65%) Perforce
4 2 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (1.65%) VMware
4 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.83%) Planview
5 1 (0.83%) Virgin Media