Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 751 791 796
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5 -67
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 124 105 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 81
UK median daily rate £525 £460 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -0.54% -2.63%
10th Percentile £388 £311 £258
90th Percentile £675 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.86% -2.78% +20.00%
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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +36 119 £525 +14.13% 15
London +34 85 £531 +1.19% 5
UK excluding London -18 39 £503 +14.86% 12
South East -11 16 £650 +36.84% 4
Midlands +20 8 £375 -
East of England -9 7 £425 -10.53% 3
East Midlands +1 6 £383 +2.00%
Scotland - 5 £538 - 2
South West +8 3 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands +27 2 £350 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 83 (66.94%) TDD
2 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (39.52%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (35.48%) Pair Programming
6 42 (33.87%) DevOps
7 41 (33.06%) Scrum
8 36 (29.03%) Java
9 34 (27.42%) C#
9 34 (27.42%) Ruby
9 34 (27.42%) BDD
10 32 (25.81%) Python
11 31 (25.00%) Kanban
12 29 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (23.39%) JavaScript
12 29 (23.39%) MVC
12 29 (23.39%) Finance
12 29 (23.39%) Go
13 27 (21.77%) RESTful
14 26 (20.97%) .NET
15 25 (20.16%) E-Commerce
16 24 (19.35%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (17.74%) ASP.NET
17 22 (17.74%) Web Services
18 20 (16.13%) SQL
18 20 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
19 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
19 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 17 (13.71%) HTML
20 17 (13.71%) OO

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 (19.35%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.23%) Apache
3 3 (2.42%) Confluence
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.81%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 46 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.84%) GitHub
4 4 (3.23%) Heroku
5 3 (2.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Network Security
2 4 (3.23%) DNS
2 4 (3.23%) FTP
2 4 (3.23%) HTTP
2 4 (3.23%) SSL
2 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) NoSQL
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.81%) HBase
6 1 (0.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Gradle
1 13 (10.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.87%) Selenium
3 9 (7.26%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.65%) Grunt
4 7 (5.65%) gulp
4 7 (5.65%) JUnit
4 7 (5.65%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.84%) Android Studio
5 6 (4.84%) JIRA
5 6 (4.84%) Mockito
5 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.03%) webpack
7 4 (3.23%) Calabash
7 4 (3.23%) NUnit
8 3 (2.42%) Subversion
8 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.61%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 29 (23.39%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Retail
3 9 (7.26%) Games
4 4 (3.23%) Hindi Language
4 4 (3.23%) Japanese Language
5 3 (2.42%) French Language
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (48.39%) Developer
2 23 (18.55%) Ruby Engineer
3 17 (13.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.10%) C# Developer
6 14 (11.29%) .NET Developer
7 13 (10.48%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (10.48%) Java Developer
7 13 (10.48%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Security Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Agile Developer
9 8 (6.45%) AWS Developer
9 8 (6.45%) Elasticsearch Developer
9 8 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.77%) RESTful
2 26 (20.97%) .NET
3 22 (17.74%) ASP.NET
3 22 (17.74%) Web Services
4 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (13.71%) HTML
6 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (12.10%) Node.js
7 14 (11.29%) CSS
8 12 (9.68%) REST
9 10 (8.06%) AngularJS
10 9 (7.26%) .NET Framework
10 9 (7.26%) HTML5
10 9 (7.26%) jQuery
10 9 (7.26%) React
11 8 (6.45%) Ratpack
11 8 (6.45%) SOAP
12 7 (5.65%) CSS3
12 7 (5.65%) Entity Framework
12 7 (5.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Enterprise Cloud
2 10 (8.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.84%) Cloud Native
4 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.03%) Animation
6 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.42%) Clustering
7 3 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) iPhone
9 1 (0.81%) PMI
9 1 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) Android
2 11 (8.87%) Unix
3 6 (4.84%) Windows
4 5 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.23%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.61%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (66.94%) TDD
2 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (39.52%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (35.48%) Pair Programming
5 42 (33.87%) DevOps
6 41 (33.06%) Scrum
7 34 (27.42%) BDD
8 31 (25.00%) Kanban
9 29 (23.39%) MVC
10 25 (20.16%) E-Commerce
11 20 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
13 17 (13.71%) Microservices
13 17 (13.71%) OO
14 16 (12.90%) CQRS
15 13 (10.48%) Investment Management
15 13 (10.48%) Test Automation
16 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (8.87%) High Availability
18 10 (8.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.03%) Java
2 34 (27.42%) C#
2 34 (27.42%) Ruby
3 32 (25.81%) Python
4 29 (23.39%) Go
4 29 (23.39%) JavaScript
5 20 (16.13%) SQL
6 9 (7.26%) Groovy
7 7 (5.65%) Perl
7 7 (5.65%) Scala
8 5 (4.03%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.23%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.23%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.42%) C++
11 2 (1.61%) C
11 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.61%) PMP
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) P3O
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Kibana
1 7 (5.65%) logstash
2 5 (4.03%) Ansible
2 5 (4.03%) Grafana
2 5 (4.03%) Terraform
3 4 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (5.65%) AppDynamics
1 7 (5.65%) Splunk
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) Google
5 2 (1.61%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Perforce
6 1 (0.81%) Planview
6 1 (0.81%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.81%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.81%) VMware