The first table below looks at the demand for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 48 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 27 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.19% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Pair Programming
North West

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pair Programming across the Cheshire region.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 22 £350 -
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Pair Programming
North West

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pair Programming.

1 47 (100.00%) TDD
2 45 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (95.74%) .NET
3 37 (78.72%) HTML
3 37 (78.72%) JavaScript
3 37 (78.72%) CSS
4 34 (72.34%) C#
5 33 (70.21%) Scrum
6 27 (57.45%) HTML5
7 26 (55.32%) SQL
8 24 (51.06%) Requirements Management
9 23 (48.94%) T-SQL
10 22 (46.81%) CSS3
11 21 (44.68%) JSON
12 20 (42.55%) MVC
13 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
14 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
14 13 (27.66%) Dependency Injection
14 13 (27.66%) RESTful
14 13 (27.66%) jQuery
14 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
15 12 (25.53%) Refactoring
16 11 (23.40%) Unit Testing
16 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (21.28%) Web Development
17 10 (21.28%) Ajax
17 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
18 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
18 9 (19.15%) User Stories

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Pair Programming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.77%) NUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Selenium
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 47 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (63.83%) .NET Developer
3 15 (31.91%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) .NET
2 37 (78.72%) HTML
2 37 (78.72%) CSS
3 27 (57.45%) HTML5
4 22 (46.81%) CSS3
5 21 (44.68%) JSON
6 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
7 13 (27.66%) RESTful
7 13 (27.66%) jQuery
8 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.28%) Ajax
10 8 (17.02%) NHibernate
10 8 (17.02%) LINQ
11 5 (10.64%) Spring
11 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.64%) SOAP
11 5 (10.64%) Web Services
11 5 (10.64%) XML
12 3 (6.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) TDD
2 45 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (70.21%) Scrum
4 24 (51.06%) Requirements Management
5 20 (42.55%) MVC
6 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
6 13 (27.66%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (25.53%) Refactoring
8 11 (23.40%) Unit Testing
9 10 (21.28%) Web Development
10 9 (19.15%) User Stories
11 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
12 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (6.38%) Kanban
13 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
14 1 (2.13%) Responsive Web Design
14 1 (2.13%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (78.72%) JavaScript
2 34 (72.34%) C#
3 26 (55.32%) SQL
4 23 (48.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.64%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Vertica
2 1 (2.13%) ATG
2 1 (2.13%) hybris