Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 746 786
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40 -33
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 89 137 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 115 61
UK median daily rate £484 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £393 £359 £350
90th Percentile £600 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +9.38% +9.59% -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 81053 90302 91082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.52% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53201 59638 58141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2208 2606
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 23 August 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 12 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 23 August 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 -9 84 £484 +13.82% 19
London +20 61 £500 +5.82% 12
UK excluding London -14 28 £438 +9.38% 7
Midlands +14 6 £350 -9.09%
South East +2 6 £488 +2.63% 3
East of England -12 6 £260 -35.00% 1
Scotland +35 5 £538 +4.88%
East Midlands -20 5 £350 -9.09%
South West +6 3 £450 +33.33% 1
North of England +36 2 £463 +14.76% 2
North West +7 2 £463 +10.45% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 72 (80.90%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (57.30%) TDD
3 40 (44.94%) Java
4 35 (39.33%) Pair Programming
5 33 (37.08%) Scrum
6 29 (32.58%) C#
7 22 (24.72%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (22.47%) OO
10 19 (21.35%) Linux
10 19 (21.35%) Web Services
10 19 (21.35%) RESTful
11 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
11 18 (20.22%) E-Commerce
11 18 (20.22%) Finance
12 17 (19.10%) Kanban
12 17 (19.10%) DevOps
13 16 (17.98%) BDD
13 16 (17.98%) SQL
13 16 (17.98%) .NET
14 15 (16.85%) MVC
14 15 (16.85%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (15.73%) HTML
15 14 (15.73%) Docker
16 13 (14.61%) Unix
16 13 (14.61%) CSS
17 12 (13.48%) SOAP
17 12 (13.48%) Gradle
17 12 (13.48%) AngularJS

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 15 (16.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 3 (3.37%) Confluence
3 3 (3.37%) nginx
3 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.72%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.99%) Google Play
4 3 (3.37%) Heroku
5 2 (2.25%) IaaS
5 2 (2.25%) PaaS
6 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) DNS
1 3 (3.37%) FTP
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
1 3 (3.37%) SSL
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.12%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) NoSQL
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.49%) MySQL
5 3 (3.37%) DB2
5 3 (3.37%) Hazelcast
5 3 (3.37%) HBase
5 3 (3.37%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Gradle
2 11 (12.36%) JIRA
3 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.24%) Selenium
3 10 (11.24%) Subversion
4 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.99%) Android Studio
5 8 (8.99%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.74%) JUnit
8 4 (4.49%) Gatling
8 4 (4.49%) Grunt
8 4 (4.49%) gulp
8 4 (4.49%) JMeter
8 4 (4.49%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.49%) Mockito
8 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.37%) Appium
9 3 (3.37%) Protractor
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 6 (6.74%) Games
3 5 (5.62%) French Language
4 4 (4.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 56 (62.92%) Developer
2 18 (20.22%) Senior Developer
3 14 (15.73%) Agile Developer
4 13 (14.61%) Java Developer
5 12 (13.48%) Applications Developer
5 12 (13.48%) IoT Developer
5 12 (13.48%) Senior Agile Developer
5 12 (13.48%) Senior Applications Developer
6 9 (10.11%) Android Developer
7 8 (8.99%) Senior Android Developer
8 6 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.49%) iOS Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Scala Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Senior iOS Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) RESTful
1 19 (21.35%) Web Services
2 16 (17.98%) .NET
3 14 (15.73%) HTML
4 13 (14.61%) CSS
5 12 (13.48%) AngularJS
5 12 (13.48%) Node.js
5 12 (13.48%) SOAP
6 11 (12.36%) XML
7 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
7 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (11.24%) HTML5
7 10 (11.24%) Spring
8 9 (10.11%) J2EE
8 9 (10.11%) React
8 9 (10.11%) REST
9 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (8.99%) JSON
10 7 (7.87%) Ajax
10 7 (7.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Clustering
4 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.37%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) e-Health
6 1 (1.12%) Animation
6 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Linux
2 13 (14.61%) Unix
3 11 (12.36%) Android
4 6 (6.74%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.74%) Windows
5 3 (3.37%) CoreOS
6 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (80.90%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (57.30%) TDD
3 35 (39.33%) Pair Programming
4 33 (37.08%) Scrum
5 21 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.47%) OO
7 18 (20.22%) E-Commerce
8 17 (19.10%) DevOps
8 17 (19.10%) Kanban
9 16 (17.98%) BDD
10 15 (16.85%) MVC
11 12 (13.48%) Mobile Development
11 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
12 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
13 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (11.24%) User Stories
14 9 (10.11%) Android Development
14 9 (10.11%) High Availability
14 9 (10.11%) Microservices
14 9 (10.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) Java
2 29 (32.58%) C#
3 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.98%) SQL
5 9 (10.11%) Python
6 7 (7.87%) Ruby
6 7 (7.87%) Scala
7 5 (5.62%) Groovy
7 5 (5.62%) Perl
7 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.49%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.49%) Go
8 4 (4.49%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.25%) F#
9 2 (2.25%) Haskell
9 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.25%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) CISA
2 2 (2.25%) CISM
2 2 (2.25%) CISSP
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.25%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) KVM
3 2 (2.25%) LXC
3 2 (2.25%) Xen
4 1 (1.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Kibana
1 7 (7.87%) logstash
2 6 (6.74%) Terraform
3 4 (4.49%) Ansible
3 4 (4.49%) Grafana
3 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.49%) Puppet
4 3 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (3.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.12%) Consul
5 1 (1.12%) Graphite
5 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Google
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
2 7 (7.87%) Splunk
3 6 (6.74%) AppDynamics
4 4 (4.49%) IBM
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.37%) Perforce
5 3 (3.37%) Virgin Media
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Informatica
6 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.25%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.12%) Pegasus