Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 768 768
Rank change year-on-year -40 0 -10
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 76 80 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 104
UK median daily rate £531 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -3.23% -7.00%
10th Percentile £416 £318 £370
90th Percentile £750 £526 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £109.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £109.38

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 2018.

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 11 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 20 April 2018. 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 -34 75 £538 +19.44% 33
London -24 58 £550 +15.79% 17
UK excluding London -48 18 £475 +18.75% 17
Midlands -2 9 £275 -29.03% 2
East Midlands +4 7 £275 -29.03% 2
South East -26 4 £690 +48.63% 6
East of England -7 3 £475 +82.69% 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
North of England -15 1 - - 5
North West -18 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Extreme Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Extreme Programming.

1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (60.53%) Scrum
3 45 (59.21%) TDD
4 37 (48.68%) Kanban
5 35 (46.05%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (38.16%) DevOps
7 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
8 25 (32.89%) Pair Programming
8 25 (32.89%) Java
9 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 23 (30.26%) BDD
11 22 (28.95%) Test Automation
12 20 (26.32%) .NET
13 19 (25.00%) C#
14 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
15 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
15 17 (22.37%) MVC
15 17 (22.37%) Finance
15 17 (22.37%) NUnit
16 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
17 15 (19.74%) Microservices
17 15 (19.74%) Retail
17 15 (19.74%) Selenium
17 15 (19.74%) Enterprise Architecture
18 14 (18.42%) jQuery
18 14 (18.42%) Entity Framework
19 13 (17.11%) Jasmine
19 13 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (17.11%) Ruby

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 6 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) Heroku
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) DNS
1 1 (1.32%) FTP
1 1 (1.32%) HTTP
1 1 (1.32%) SSL
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.32%) HBase
5 1 (1.32%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) NUnit
2 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (19.74%) Selenium
3 13 (17.11%) Jasmine
3 13 (17.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (14.47%) ReSharper
4 11 (14.47%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.58%) JIRA
6 3 (3.95%) Gradle
7 2 (2.63%) Gatling
7 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.63%) JMeter
7 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.63%) Maven
7 2 (2.63%) Subversion
7 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.63%) webpack
8 1 (1.32%) gulp
8 1 (1.32%) Protractor
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Publishing
5 2 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) Software Developer
3 14 (18.42%) Agile Developer
3 14 (18.42%) C# Developer
3 14 (18.42%) C# Software Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Ruby Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Senior C# Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Software Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Agile C# Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Coach
6 8 (10.53%) Senior Agile Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 18 (23.68%) ASP.NET
3 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (18.42%) Entity Framework
4 14 (18.42%) jQuery
5 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 12 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 12 (15.79%) Code First Entity Framework
6 11 (14.47%) React Native
6 11 (14.47%) RESTful
7 8 (10.53%) Spring
8 7 (9.21%) REST
8 7 (9.21%) Spring Boot
9 6 (7.89%) CSS
9 6 (7.89%) HTML
9 6 (7.89%) Kafka
9 6 (7.89%) Node.js
9 6 (7.89%) OAuth
9 6 (7.89%) OAuth2
9 6 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Derivative
4 1 (1.32%) Fintech
4 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Android
1 11 (14.47%) Apple iOS
1 11 (14.47%) Nucleus RTOS
2 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows Phone
3 3 (3.95%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (60.53%) Scrum
3 45 (59.21%) TDD
4 37 (48.68%) Kanban
5 35 (46.05%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (38.16%) DevOps
7 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
8 25 (32.89%) Pair Programming
9 23 (30.26%) BDD
10 22 (28.95%) Test Automation
11 17 (22.37%) MVC
12 15 (19.74%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (19.74%) Microservices
13 12 (15.79%) Web Development
14 11 (14.47%) Investment Management
15 9 (11.84%) Mobile Development
16 8 (10.53%) Android Development
16 8 (10.53%) Coaching
16 8 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (10.53%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) Java
2 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.00%) C#
4 13 (17.11%) Python
4 13 (17.11%) Ruby
5 12 (15.79%) C
6 11 (14.47%) C++
6 11 (14.47%) Go
6 11 (14.47%) SQL
7 4 (5.26%) Java 8
8 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.32%) Clojure
9 1 (1.32%) ES6
9 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.32%) Perl
9 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Ansible
1 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.32%) Nagios
3 1 (1.32%) Salt
3 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.32%) IBM
3 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) Perforce
3 1 (1.32%) SaltStack