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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 585 602
Rank change year-on-year +26 +17  
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 51 69 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 33
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £393 £365
% change year-on-year +11.46% +7.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 22 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 27 June 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 0 46 £475 +11.76% 17
London +5 33 £500 +11.11% 5
Scotland +38 5 £538 +7.50%
Edinburgh +26 5 £538 +7.50%
South East +10 4 £488 +2.63% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £350 -9.09%
Nottingham -4 4 £350 -9.09%
East Midlands -6 4 £350 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £488 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £488 -
City of London -2 3 £650 +30.00% 1
Osterley - 3 £500 -
East of England 0 2 - - 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 5
Cheshire +13 1 £463 +17.83%
Chester +10 1 £463 +42.30%
North West +7 1 £463 +25.42% 1
South West +2 1 £450 +33.33% 2
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (91.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (60.24%) TDD
3 42 (50.60%) Java
4 37 (44.58%) Pair Programming
5 33 (39.76%) Scrum
6 21 (25.30%) Linux
7 19 (22.89%) Web Services
8 18 (21.69%) C#
9 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (20.48%) RESTful
9 17 (20.48%) DevOps
10 16 (19.28%) Mobile Development
10 16 (19.28%) Kanban
10 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
10 16 (19.28%) OO
11 15 (18.07%) Finance
11 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.87%) Unix
12 14 (16.87%) CSS
12 14 (16.87%) HTML
12 14 (16.87%) Docker
13 13 (15.66%) .NET
13 13 (15.66%) SQL
13 13 (15.66%) SOAP
13 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
14 12 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (14.46%) Gradle
14 12 (14.46%) User Stories
15 11 (13.25%) BDD

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 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.61%) nginx
2 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.84%) Google Play
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Heroku
3 3 (3.61%) IaaS
3 3 (3.61%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.20%) Loggly
4 1 (1.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) DNS
1 4 (4.82%) HTTP
1 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) FTP
2 3 (3.61%) SSL
3 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.20%) AMQP
4 1 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (1.20%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.82%) HBase
6 3 (3.61%) DB2
6 3 (3.61%) Hazelcast
6 3 (3.61%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.20%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.20%) Redis
8 1 (1.20%) Riak
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Gradle
2 11 (13.25%) Selenium
3 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.84%) Android Studio
4 9 (10.84%) JIRA
4 9 (10.84%) Subversion
5 7 (8.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.23%) JMeter
6 6 (7.23%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.23%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.02%) JUnit
8 4 (4.82%) Gatling
8 4 (4.82%) Grunt
9 3 (3.61%) Ant
9 3 (3.61%) Appium
9 3 (3.61%) gulp
9 3 (3.61%) Mockito
9 3 (3.61%) Protractor
9 3 (3.61%) webpack
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) French Language
2 5 (6.02%) Games
3 4 (4.82%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (61.45%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Agile Developer
3 18 (21.69%) Senior Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Applications Developer
4 16 (19.28%) IoT Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Senior Agile Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Senior Applications Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Android Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Android Developer
7 7 (8.43%) iOS Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Senior iOS Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Leader
10 4 (4.82%) Node.js Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) Web Services
2 17 (20.48%) RESTful
3 14 (16.87%) CSS
3 14 (16.87%) HTML
4 13 (15.66%) .NET
4 13 (15.66%) SOAP
5 11 (13.25%) J2EE
5 11 (13.25%) XML
6 10 (12.05%) HTML5
7 9 (10.84%) Node.js
7 9 (10.84%) REST
7 9 (10.84%) Spring
8 8 (9.64%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.43%) JSON
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (7.23%) Kafka
10 6 (7.23%) Ratpack
10 6 (7.23%) React
10 6 (7.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 2 (2.41%) e-Health
6 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Linux
2 14 (16.87%) Unix
3 10 (12.05%) Android
4 8 (9.64%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.02%) Windows
6 4 (4.82%) CoreOS
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (91.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (60.24%) TDD
3 37 (44.58%) Pair Programming
4 33 (39.76%) Scrum
5 17 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (20.48%) DevOps
6 16 (19.28%) Kanban
6 16 (19.28%) Mobile Development
6 16 (19.28%) OO
7 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
9 12 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.46%) User Stories
10 11 (13.25%) BDD
11 10 (12.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (12.05%) SOA
12 9 (10.84%) Android Development
12 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Domain-Driven Design
14 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) Java
2 18 (21.69%) C#
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.66%) SQL
5 10 (12.05%) Python
6 7 (8.43%) Apple Swift
6 7 (8.43%) Groovy
6 7 (8.43%) Objective-C
6 7 (8.43%) Ruby
7 6 (7.23%) Scala
8 5 (6.02%) Perl
9 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.82%) Go
10 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.41%) C
11 2 (2.41%) C++
11 2 (2.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.41%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) CISA
2 2 (2.41%) CISM
2 2 (2.41%) CISSP
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.41%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Docker
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) KVM
3 2 (2.41%) LXC
3 2 (2.41%) Xen
4 1 (1.20%) HDFS
4 1 (1.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Terraform
2 6 (7.23%) Kibana
2 6 (7.23%) logstash
3 5 (6.02%) Ansible
3 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.02%) Puppet
4 4 (4.82%) Nagios
5 3 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.61%) Grafana
6 1 (1.20%) Consul
6 1 (1.20%) Graphite
6 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.20%) Mesos
6 1 (1.20%) Salt
6 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Google
2 7 (8.43%) Splunk
3 5 (6.02%) AppDynamics
3 5 (6.02%) IBM
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (4.82%) VMware
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.61%) Perforce
5 3 (3.61%) Virgin Media
6 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) KANA
7 1 (1.20%) New Relic
7 1 (1.20%) Pega
7 1 (1.20%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.20%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.20%) Xamarin
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