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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
London / City of London
Rank 97 54 161
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +107
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 56 108 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 3.39% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.91% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 106 26
Median daily rate £500 £525 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £494 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
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
2497 2763 4322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.90% 86.80% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1980 2193 3371
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 £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 33
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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.

1 143 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (85.71%) TDD
3 113 (73.38%) Java
4 89 (57.79%) BDD
5 69 (44.81%) Amazon AWS
6 52 (33.77%) JavaScript
7 51 (33.12%) Python
8 47 (30.52%) HTML
9 45 (29.22%) CSS
9 45 (29.22%) DevOps
10 43 (27.92%) Jenkins
11 42 (27.27%) Microservices
12 40 (25.97%) RESTful
12 40 (25.97%) Node.js
13 39 (25.32%) Kafka
13 39 (25.32%) Web Services
13 39 (25.32%) HTTP
14 38 (24.68%) Scala
15 37 (24.03%) RTSP
16 36 (23.38%) High Availability
17 35 (22.73%) AngularJS
17 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
17 35 (22.73%) Scrum
18 34 (22.08%) QA
18 34 (22.08%) JSON
18 34 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 33 (21.43%) Protocol Buffers
19 33 (21.43%) Public Cloud
19 33 (21.43%) Automated Testing

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 18 (11.69%) Apache Spark
2 16 (10.39%) Apache
3 7 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.55%) Jetty
4 2 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 69 (44.81%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (22.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (6.49%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Heroku
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (25.32%) HTTP
2 37 (24.03%) RTSP
3 30 (19.48%) MQTT
4 7 (4.55%) RTP
5 2 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.39%) Hadoop
1 16 (10.39%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.74%) MySQL
3 12 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.25%) Big Data
5 3 (1.95%) HBase
5 3 (1.95%) Neo4j
5 3 (1.95%) Redis
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (27.92%) Jenkins
2 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 32 (20.78%) WebDriver
4 22 (14.29%) Selenium
5 15 (9.74%) gulp
6 14 (9.09%) IntelliJ
7 13 (8.44%) Mockito
8 12 (7.79%) Moq
9 11 (7.14%) Cucumber
10 8 (5.19%) Gradle
10 8 (5.19%) Grunt
11 6 (3.90%) Vagrant
12 5 (3.25%) JIRA
13 3 (1.95%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.95%) Maven
14 2 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (1.30%) Protractor
14 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.30%) Subversion
15 1 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 20 (12.99%) Banking
2 19 (12.34%) Finance
3 17 (11.04%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (89.61%) Developer
2 64 (41.56%) Java Developer
3 57 (37.01%) Senior Developer
4 38 (24.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (14.29%) Scala Developer
6 18 (11.69%) Software Developer
7 17 (11.04%) Agile Developer
8 16 (10.39%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (9.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
11 13 (8.44%) Senior Agile Developer
12 12 (7.79%) AWS Developer
12 12 (7.79%) Developer in Test
12 12 (7.79%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 11 (7.14%) QA Engineer
13 11 (7.14%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 8 (5.19%) Senior QA Engineer
15 6 (3.90%) Senior Software Developer
15 6 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
15 6 (3.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.52%) HTML
2 45 (29.22%) CSS
3 40 (25.97%) Node.js
3 40 (25.97%) RESTful
4 39 (25.32%) Kafka
4 39 (25.32%) Web Services
5 35 (22.73%) AngularJS
6 34 (22.08%) JSON
7 33 (21.43%) Protocol Buffers
8 32 (20.78%) HTML5
9 31 (20.13%) React
10 26 (16.88%) Akka
10 26 (16.88%) RabbitMQ
11 24 (15.58%) Spring
12 21 (13.64%) Dropwizard
13 20 (12.99%) Play Framework
14 15 (9.74%) Hystrix
14 15 (9.74%) Sass
14 15 (9.74%) Scalatra
15 13 (8.44%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.43%) Public Cloud
2 30 (19.48%) Video on Demand
3 22 (14.29%) Streaming Video
4 15 (9.74%) User Experience
5 12 (7.79%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.55%) MPEG
7 2 (1.30%) Fintech
7 2 (1.30%) Social Network
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.84%) Android
1 9 (5.84%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.95%) Linux
3 2 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (85.71%) TDD
3 89 (57.79%) BDD
4 45 (29.22%) DevOps
5 42 (27.27%) Microservices
6 36 (23.38%) High Availability
7 35 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (22.73%) Scrum
8 33 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 30 (19.48%) Kanban
10 24 (15.58%) OO
11 20 (12.99%) Web Development
12 19 (12.34%) Software Engineering
13 17 (11.04%) Agile Testing
13 17 (11.04%) Front End Development
13 17 (11.04%) MVC
13 17 (11.04%) Web Application Development
14 16 (10.39%) OOP
14 16 (10.39%) Process Improvement
15 15 (9.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 113 (73.38%) Java
2 52 (33.77%) JavaScript
3 51 (33.12%) Python
4 38 (24.68%) Scala
5 33 (21.43%) C
6 17 (11.04%) C#
7 10 (6.49%) PHP
8 7 (4.55%) Groovy
8 7 (4.55%) SQL
9 5 (3.25%) ES6
10 3 (1.95%) C++
11 2 (1.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) Go
12 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.08%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) Kubernetes
1 6 (3.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (9.74%) New Relic
2 7 (4.55%) Brightcove
3 6 (3.90%) VMware
4 1 (0.65%) ATG
4 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle