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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 567 574
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 30 73 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 56 36
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £379 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -15.62% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £175.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +288.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +288.88%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Extreme Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Extreme Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 16 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 30 March 2017. 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 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 +9 30 £475 +11.76% 20
London +31 20 £475 -11.62% 14
East Midlands -9 5 £350 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire +6 4 £344 -14.06%
Nottingham 0 4 £344 -14.06%
East of England -4 3 £260 -35.00% 1
Essex -19 3 £260 -35.00% 1
Cheshire +34 1 - -
North West +28 1 - -
Chester +12 1 - -
South West +1 1 - - 2
Camborne - 1 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £395 -
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £395 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 68 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (69.74%) TDD
3 40 (52.63%) Java
4 32 (42.11%) Scrum
5 27 (35.53%) Pair Programming
6 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (26.32%) Web Services
9 19 (25.00%) HTML
10 17 (22.37%) J2EE
11 16 (21.05%) XML
12 15 (19.74%) Linux
12 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
13 13 (17.11%) CSS
13 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
14 12 (15.79%) Finance
14 12 (15.79%) .NET
14 12 (15.79%) Python
15 11 (14.47%) SOA
15 11 (14.47%) Spring
15 11 (14.47%) HTML5
15 11 (14.47%) Open Source
15 11 (14.47%) Kanban
15 11 (14.47%) JIRA
15 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
15 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
15 11 (14.47%) Coaching
16 10 (13.16%) Docker
16 10 (13.16%) Gradle

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 9 (11.84%) OpenStack
2 7 (9.21%) Apache
2 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.26%) FileNet
4 4 (5.26%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.95%) Alfresco
5 3 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.95%) Liferay
6 2 (2.63%) Confluence
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.89%) GitHub
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.26%) Google Play
4 4 (5.26%) IaaS
4 4 (5.26%) Loggly
4 4 (5.26%) Sumo Logic
5 3 (3.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) HTTP
2 4 (5.26%) DNS
2 4 (5.26%) Internet
3 3 (3.95%) AMQP
3 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.26%) HBase
4 4 (5.26%) Redis
4 4 (5.26%) Riak
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
1 11 (14.47%) JIRA
2 10 (13.16%) Gradle
3 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.53%) Subversion
4 6 (7.89%) Ant
5 5 (6.58%) JUnit
5 5 (6.58%) Selenium
6 4 (5.26%) Android Studio
6 4 (5.26%) Grunt
6 4 (5.26%) JMeter
6 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.26%) Maven
6 4 (5.26%) Mockito
6 4 (5.26%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.95%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.63%) Geb
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Back Office
3 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (64.47%) Developer
2 23 (30.26%) Java Developer
3 19 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 14 (18.42%) Agile Developer
5 11 (14.47%) Applications Developer
6 10 (13.16%) IoT Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Senior Agile Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Senior Applications Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Scrum Master
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Leader
8 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) iOS Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior iOS Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Android Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Android Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) Web Services
2 19 (25.00%) HTML
3 17 (22.37%) J2EE
4 16 (21.05%) XML
5 13 (17.11%) CSS
6 12 (15.79%) .NET
7 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
7 11 (14.47%) HTML5
7 11 (14.47%) Spring
8 9 (11.84%) XHTML
9 8 (10.53%) RESTful
10 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
10 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.21%) Velocity
11 6 (7.89%) Ajax
11 6 (7.89%) JSP
11 6 (7.89%) LESS
11 6 (7.89%) Sass
11 6 (7.89%) Servlets
11 6 (7.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Replication
2 3 (3.95%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) e-Health
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Unix
3 6 (7.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.26%) Android
4 4 (5.26%) CoreOS
5 3 (3.95%) Solaris
6 2 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (69.74%) TDD
3 32 (42.11%) Scrum
4 27 (35.53%) Pair Programming
5 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.47%) Coaching
7 11 (14.47%) Kanban
7 11 (14.47%) Open Source
7 11 (14.47%) SOA
8 10 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (13.16%) Mobile Development
8 10 (13.16%) MVC
8 10 (13.16%) OO
8 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (11.84%) BDD
9 9 (11.84%) DevOps
9 9 (11.84%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.53%) User Stories
11 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) Java
2 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.79%) Python
4 10 (13.16%) C#
5 9 (11.84%) Ruby
6 8 (10.53%) Groovy
6 8 (10.53%) SQL
7 7 (9.21%) PHP
7 7 (9.21%) Scala
8 6 (7.89%) Apple Swift
8 6 (7.89%) Objective-C
9 5 (6.58%) Go
9 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.95%) Erlang
11 2 (2.63%) C
11 2 (2.63%) C++
11 2 (2.63%) Haskell
11 2 (2.63%) Perl
11 2 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) CISA
2 2 (2.63%) CISM
2 2 (2.63%) CISSP
2 2 (2.63%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Docker
2 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) HDFS
3 4 (5.26%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.63%) KVM
4 2 (2.63%) LXC
4 2 (2.63%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.26%) Nagios
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Salt
2 4 (5.26%) Terraform
2 4 (5.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Google
2 7 (9.21%) IBM
2 7 (9.21%) VMware
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle
5 4 (5.26%) Cognos
5 4 (5.26%) Lotus
5 4 (5.26%) New Relic
5 4 (5.26%) Rackspace
5 4 (5.26%) SaltStack
5 4 (5.26%) Splunk
6 3 (3.95%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) KANA
6 3 (3.95%) Pega
7 2 (2.63%) Informatica
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.32%) Casewise
8 1 (1.32%) Pegasus
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