The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
London / City of London
Rank 86 64 165
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +101
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 61 91 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.08% 3.00% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.54% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 89 19
Median daily rate £500 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £71.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2511 2573 4101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.61% 84.92% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 2020 3207
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 37
Median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +41.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £13.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 150 (88.76%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (83.43%) TDD
3 126 (74.56%) Java
4 91 (53.85%) BDD
5 77 (45.56%) Amazon AWS
6 58 (34.32%) JavaScript
7 55 (32.54%) HTML
8 53 (31.36%) Python
9 51 (30.18%) CSS
10 49 (28.99%) Scrum
10 49 (28.99%) Scala
10 49 (28.99%) Node.js
11 48 (28.40%) DevOps
12 47 (27.81%) RESTful
13 45 (26.63%) Web Services
14 43 (25.44%) Git (software)
14 43 (25.44%) Jenkins
15 42 (24.85%) Automated Testing
16 40 (23.67%) Kafka
16 40 (23.67%) High Availability
16 40 (23.67%) Microservices
17 39 (23.08%) HTTP
18 38 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (22.49%) AngularJS
19 37 (21.89%) RTSP
20 36 (21.30%) JSON
20 36 (21.30%) Kanban
21 34 (20.12%) QA
21 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (20.12%) HTML5

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (13.02%) Apache Spark
2 18 (10.65%) Apache
3 8 (4.73%) Jetty
4 5 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.59%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 77 (45.56%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (20.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.28%) GitHub
4 13 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) Heroku
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.08%) HTTP
2 37 (21.89%) RTSP
3 30 (17.75%) MQTT
4 7 (4.14%) RTP
5 4 (2.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.83%) Hadoop
2 19 (11.24%) MySQL
3 17 (10.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (10.06%) MongoDB
4 15 (8.88%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.51%) Big Data
6 3 (1.78%) HBase
6 3 (1.78%) Neo4j
6 3 (1.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (25.44%) Git (software)
1 43 (25.44%) Jenkins
2 29 (17.16%) WebDriver
3 21 (12.43%) Selenium
4 15 (8.88%) IntelliJ
5 12 (7.10%) Gradle
5 12 (7.10%) gulp
6 11 (6.51%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.51%) Mockito
6 11 (6.51%) Vagrant
7 10 (5.92%) Moq
8 6 (3.55%) JIRA
8 6 (3.55%) Xcode
9 5 (2.96%) Grunt
9 5 (2.96%) Maven
10 4 (2.37%) Subversion
11 3 (1.78%) Calabash
11 3 (1.78%) Hudson
12 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 22 (13.02%) Banking
2 21 (12.43%) Finance
3 19 (11.24%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Front Office
5 1 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (90.53%) Developer
2 67 (39.64%) Java Developer
3 63 (37.28%) Senior Developer
4 41 (24.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (13.02%) Scala Developer
6 18 (10.65%) Agile Developer
6 18 (10.65%) Software Developer
7 17 (10.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (8.28%) Agile Java Developer
8 14 (8.28%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (7.69%) Senior Agile Developer
10 12 (7.10%) AWS Developer
10 12 (7.10%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 10 (5.92%) Developer in Test
11 10 (5.92%) iOS Developer
11 10 (5.92%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 9 (5.33%) Senior QA Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Senior Software Developer
14 7 (4.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (32.54%) HTML
2 51 (30.18%) CSS
3 49 (28.99%) Node.js
4 47 (27.81%) RESTful
5 45 (26.63%) Web Services
6 40 (23.67%) Kafka
7 38 (22.49%) AngularJS
8 36 (21.30%) JSON
9 34 (20.12%) HTML5
10 33 (19.53%) Akka
10 33 (19.53%) Protocol Buffers
11 32 (18.93%) Spring
12 28 (16.57%) React
13 25 (14.79%) Play Framework
14 24 (14.20%) RabbitMQ
15 22 (13.02%) Dropwizard
16 18 (10.65%) jQuery
17 16 (9.47%) Hystrix
17 16 (9.47%) REST
17 16 (9.47%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.53%) Public Cloud
2 30 (17.75%) Video on Demand
3 22 (13.02%) Streaming Video
4 21 (12.43%) User Experience
5 10 (5.92%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.33%) iPad
6 9 (5.33%) iPhone
7 7 (4.14%) MPEG
8 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) NHS
10 1 (0.59%) Derivative
10 1 (0.59%) Economics
10 1 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.59%) Social Network
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.06%) Apple iOS
2 11 (6.51%) Android
3 3 (1.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.59%) Windows
5 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (88.76%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (83.43%) TDD
3 91 (53.85%) BDD
4 49 (28.99%) Scrum
5 48 (28.40%) DevOps
6 42 (24.85%) Automated Testing
7 40 (23.67%) High Availability
7 40 (23.67%) Microservices
8 38 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (21.30%) Kanban
10 27 (15.98%) OO
11 20 (11.83%) Web Development
12 19 (11.24%) Front End Development
12 19 (11.24%) Software Engineering
13 18 (10.65%) MVC
14 17 (10.06%) Unit Testing
14 17 (10.06%) Web Application Development
15 16 (9.47%) Domain-Driven Design
15 16 (9.47%) Refactoring
15 16 (9.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 126 (74.56%) Java
2 58 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 53 (31.36%) Python
4 49 (28.99%) Scala
5 33 (19.53%) C
6 17 (10.06%) PHP
7 13 (7.69%) C#
8 9 (5.33%) Apple Swift
8 9 (5.33%) Objective-C
9 7 (4.14%) SQL
10 4 (2.37%) ES6
10 4 (2.37%) Groovy
11 3 (1.78%) C++
12 2 (1.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.59%) Go
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.88%) SC Cleared
1 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.33%) Degree
3 1 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.12%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (8.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) HDFS
2 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) Kubernetes
1 11 (6.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (9.47%) New Relic
2 11 (6.51%) VMware
3 7 (4.14%) Brightcove
4 6 (3.55%) Apple
5 1 (0.59%) ATG
5 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle
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