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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 46 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 25 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.11% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 0.18% -
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
622 560 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.27% 74.07% 62.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 235
Average daily rate £388 £351 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 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 - 20 £350 -
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Pair Programming
North West

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 46 (100.00%) TDD
2 44 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (95.65%) .NET
3 36 (78.26%) HTML
3 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
3 36 (78.26%) CSS
4 34 (73.91%) C#
5 32 (69.57%) Scrum
6 26 (56.52%) HTML5
7 25 (54.35%) SQL
8 23 (50.00%) Requirements Management
9 22 (47.83%) T-SQL
10 21 (45.65%) CSS3
11 20 (43.48%) JSON
11 20 (43.48%) MVC
12 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
13 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
13 12 (26.09%) jQuery
13 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
13 12 (26.09%) Dependency Injection
13 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (26.09%) RESTful
14 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
14 11 (23.91%) Refactoring
15 10 (21.74%) Ajax
15 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
16 9 (19.57%) Web Development
16 9 (19.57%) User Stories
17 8 (17.39%) Cucumber

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SMTP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
2 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.04%) NUnit
4 3 (6.52%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 46 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 15 (32.61%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (95.65%) .NET
2 36 (78.26%) CSS
2 36 (78.26%) HTML
3 26 (56.52%) HTML5
4 21 (45.65%) CSS3
5 20 (43.48%) JSON
6 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
7 12 (26.09%) jQuery
7 12 (26.09%) RESTful
8 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.74%) Ajax
10 8 (17.39%) NHibernate
10 8 (17.39%) LINQ
11 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.87%) SOAP
11 5 (10.87%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) XML
12 4 (8.70%) Spring
13 3 (6.52%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) UNIX
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) TDD
2 44 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (69.57%) Scrum
4 23 (50.00%) Requirements Management
5 20 (43.48%) MVC
6 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
6 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.09%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (23.91%) Refactoring
7 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Web Development
8 9 (19.57%) User Stories
9 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.35%) Kanban
10 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 34 (73.91%) C#
3 25 (54.35%) SQL
4 22 (47.83%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Vertica