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 29 May 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
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 558 611
Rank change year-on-year +10 +53  
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 43 93 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.17% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.21% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 78 33
Median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £374 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34%  
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 37754 44777 45195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.38% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24632 29688 28561
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 £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1077 1327
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -1.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 29 May 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 23 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 29 May 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 +18 43 £475 +12.42% 7
London +3 26 £475 +5.55% 5
East of England -2 5 £260 -35.00%
South East +10 4 £488 +2.63% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £488 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £488 -
Nottingham -5 3 £344 -10.71%
Nottinghamshire -6 3 £344 -10.71%
East Midlands -15 3 £344 -10.71%
Essex -15 3 £260 -35.00%
Osterley - 3 £500 -
Cheshire +25 2 £463 +15.62%
South West +13 2 £450 +33.33%
North West +9 2 £463 +17.83%
Chester +8 2 £463 +13.84%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Camborne - 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 66 (90.41%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.90%) TDD
3 41 (56.16%) Java
4 31 (42.47%) Scrum
5 24 (32.88%) Pair Programming
6 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
7 18 (24.66%) Web Services
8 17 (23.29%) Linux
8 17 (23.29%) C#
9 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
10 15 (20.55%) HTML
10 15 (20.55%) CSS
11 14 (19.18%) Mobile Development
11 14 (19.18%) Docker
11 14 (19.18%) OO
11 14 (19.18%) .NET
12 13 (17.81%) Finance
12 13 (17.81%) Python
12 13 (17.81%) SOA
12 13 (17.81%) J2EE
12 13 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
13 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (16.44%) XML
14 11 (15.07%) SOAP
14 11 (15.07%) Google
14 11 (15.07%) Kanban
14 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
14 11 (15.07%) HTML5
15 10 (13.70%) RESTful

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 (8.22%) OpenStack
1 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
2 4 (5.48%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.11%) nginx
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) Google Play
3 6 (8.22%) IaaS
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
5 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.48%) Loggly
5 4 (5.48%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
2 3 (4.11%) AMQP
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) MQTT
3 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.96%) MySQL
2 8 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.59%) HBase
4 5 (6.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.48%) Redis
5 4 (5.48%) Riak
6 3 (4.11%) DB2
6 3 (4.11%) Hazelcast
6 3 (4.11%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 8 (10.96%) JIRA
3 8 (10.96%) Subversion
4 7 (9.59%) Android Studio
4 7 (9.59%) Gradle
4 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.59%) JUnit
5 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.22%) Grunt
5 6 (8.22%) JMeter
5 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
6 5 (6.85%) Vagrant
6 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.48%) Ant
7 4 (5.48%) Gatling
7 4 (5.48%) Maven
8 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.11%) TestNG
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) French Language
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (64.38%) Developer
2 19 (26.03%) Senior Developer
3 15 (20.55%) Agile Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Applications Developer
4 14 (19.18%) IoT Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Java Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Senior Agile Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Senior Applications Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Android Developer
5 7 (9.59%) iOS Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Android Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior iOS Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) Web Services
2 15 (20.55%) CSS
2 15 (20.55%) HTML
3 14 (19.18%) .NET
4 13 (17.81%) J2EE
5 12 (16.44%) XML
6 11 (15.07%) HTML5
6 11 (15.07%) SOAP
7 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
7 10 (13.70%) RESTful
8 9 (12.33%) Node.js
8 9 (12.33%) Spring
9 7 (9.59%) JSON
10 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.22%) CSS3
10 6 (8.22%) Spring Boot
11 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (6.85%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (6.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.48%) Replication
2 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.11%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.74%) e-Health
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 10 (13.70%) Unix
3 7 (9.59%) Android
3 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.85%) Windows
5 4 (5.48%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (90.41%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.90%) TDD
3 31 (42.47%) Scrum
4 24 (32.88%) Pair Programming
5 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
6 14 (19.18%) Mobile Development
6 14 (19.18%) OO
7 13 (17.81%) SOA
8 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (15.07%) Kanban
9 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
10 10 (13.70%) User Stories
11 9 (12.33%) BDD
11 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (12.33%) DevOps
12 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
12 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
13 7 (9.59%) iOS Development
13 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.16%) Java
2 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.29%) C#
4 13 (17.81%) Python
5 9 (12.33%) Ruby
5 9 (12.33%) SQL
6 7 (9.59%) Apple Swift
6 7 (9.59%) Objective-C
6 7 (9.59%) PHP
7 6 (8.22%) Go
8 5 (6.85%) Perl
9 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.11%) Erlang
11 2 (2.74%) C++
11 2 (2.74%) F#
11 2 (2.74%) Groovy
11 2 (2.74%) Haskell
11 2 (2.74%) R
11 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) CISA
2 2 (2.74%) CISM
2 2 (2.74%) CISSP
2 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.74%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Docker
2 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) HDFS
3 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.74%) KVM
4 2 (2.74%) LXC
4 2 (2.74%) Xen
5 1 (1.37%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (9.59%) Nagios
3 5 (6.85%) Ansible
3 5 (6.85%) Puppet
3 5 (6.85%) Terraform
4 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.48%) Salt
4 4 (5.48%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.37%) Consul
5 1 (1.37%) Graphite
5 1 (1.37%) Kibana
5 1 (1.37%) logstash
5 1 (1.37%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Google
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 6 (8.22%) IBM
5 5 (6.85%) Splunk
6 4 (5.48%) New Relic
6 4 (5.48%) Rackspace
6 4 (5.48%) SaltStack
6 4 (5.48%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (4.11%) HP
7 3 (4.11%) KANA
7 3 (4.11%) Pega
7 3 (4.11%) Perforce
7 3 (4.11%) Virgin Media
8 2 (2.74%) Informatica
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.37%) Pegasus
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