Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 754 763
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing Extreme Programming 112 98 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 83 85
UK median daily rate £538 £438 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -8.85% +1.05%
10th Percentile £388 £310 £258
90th Percentile £738 £538 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £400 £480
% change year-on-year +25.63% -16.67% +14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £38.00 - £109.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - £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 85,004 80,534 88,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.79% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,901 53,357 57,266
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,993 2,243 2,704
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% -2.14% +25.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -7 112 £538 +22.86% 28
London +14 74 £538 +7.50% 9
UK excluding London -24 38 £503 +25.63% 19
South East -30 19 £650 +36.84% 13
East of England -6 9 £425 +63.46% 4
Midlands -5 6 £375 - 1
East Midlands -8 4 £383 +2.00% 1
South West +8 3 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands +12 2 £350 -12.50%
North of England +32 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 78 (69.64%) TDD
2 58 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (35.71%) Ruby
5 39 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (33.04%) Scrum
6 37 (33.04%) DevOps
7 36 (32.14%) Python
8 35 (31.25%) Pair Programming
8 35 (31.25%) Go
9 32 (28.57%) BDD
10 31 (27.68%) MVC
11 30 (26.79%) C#
12 29 (25.89%) Finance
13 28 (25.00%) Java
13 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 28 (25.00%) .NET
13 28 (25.00%) Kanban
14 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
16 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
17 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (17.86%) RESTful
18 19 (16.96%) Investment Management
19 18 (16.07%) E-Commerce
20 17 (15.18%) Web Services
20 17 (15.18%) Elasticsearch
21 16 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
21 16 (14.29%) Retail
21 16 (14.29%) Test Automation

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 17 (15.18%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.46%) Confluence
3 4 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.89%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.89%) Google Play
4 1 (0.89%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) SMS
2 1 (0.89%) SSL
2 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.89%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.89%) HBase
5 1 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Selenium
2 9 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.04%) NUnit
2 9 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.14%) Gradle
4 7 (6.25%) JIRA
4 7 (6.25%) JUnit
5 6 (5.36%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.57%) Android Studio
6 4 (3.57%) Calabash
6 4 (3.57%) Grunt
6 4 (3.57%) gulp
6 4 (3.57%) ReSharper
6 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 16 (14.29%) Retail
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.57%) Games
4 4 (3.57%) Hindi Language
4 4 (3.57%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (45.54%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Ruby Engineer
3 19 (16.96%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.07%) C# Developer
4 18 (16.07%) Senior C# Developer
5 17 (15.18%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 13 (11.61%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (10.71%) Java Developer
9 11 (9.82%) Agile Developer
10 10 (8.93%) Software Developer
11 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) Security Engineer
11 9 (8.04%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 9 (8.04%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (7.14%) Elasticsearch Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) .NET
2 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (17.86%) RESTful
4 17 (15.18%) Web Services
5 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (9.82%) HTML
7 10 (8.93%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.93%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.93%) Node.js
8 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.14%) CSS
8 8 (7.14%) jQuery
9 7 (6.25%) JSON
9 7 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (6.25%) React Native
9 7 (6.25%) REST
9 7 (6.25%) Spring
9 7 (6.25%) XML
10 6 (5.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Enterprise Cloud
2 7 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (5.36%) Cloud Native
3 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Animation
4 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Android
2 8 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Nucleus RTOS
4 5 (4.46%) Unix
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Phone
6 3 (2.68%) Linux
7 1 (0.89%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (69.64%) TDD
2 58 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (33.04%) DevOps
4 37 (33.04%) Scrum
5 35 (31.25%) Pair Programming
6 32 (28.57%) BDD
7 31 (27.68%) MVC
8 28 (25.00%) Kanban
9 21 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 19 (16.96%) Investment Management
11 18 (16.07%) E-Commerce
12 16 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 13 (11.61%) CQRS
14 12 (10.71%) Microservices
15 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (8.04%) Android Development
16 9 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
16 9 (8.04%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.71%) Ruby
2 36 (32.14%) Python
3 35 (31.25%) Go
4 30 (26.79%) C#
5 28 (25.00%) Java
5 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (12.50%) SQL
7 8 (7.14%) C++
8 7 (6.25%) C
8 7 (6.25%) Perl
9 4 (3.57%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.57%) Groovy
9 4 (3.57%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.79%) Scala
10 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.89%) Clojure
11 1 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.68%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.79%) PMP
3 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) P3O
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Ansible
1 2 (1.79%) Terraform
2 1 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.89%) Grafana
2 1 (0.89%) Kibana
2 1 (0.89%) logstash
2 1 (0.89%) Nagios
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle
2 2 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (0.89%) AppDynamics
3 1 (0.89%) Google
3 1 (0.89%) IBM
3 1 (0.89%) Perforce
3 1 (0.89%) Planview
3 1 (0.89%) Splunk