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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 174 207 194
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 23 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.17% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.22% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 22
Average daily rate
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£575 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £610 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +20.00%
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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
4379 5511 5868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.28% 76.03% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3246 4118 4371
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 42 (87.50%) TDD
2 34 (70.83%) Java
3 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
5 21 (43.75%) BDD
6 18 (37.50%) Scrum
7 15 (31.25%) Banking
8 14 (29.17%) OO
8 14 (29.17%) Scala
9 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (25.00%) Python
10 11 (22.92%) HTML
10 11 (22.92%) SQL
10 11 (22.92%) Finance
10 11 (22.92%) RESTful
11 9 (18.75%) QA
12 8 (16.67%) Selenium
12 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
12 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 8 (16.67%) JSON
12 8 (16.67%) Web Services
13 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
13 7 (14.58%) XML
13 7 (14.58%) Linux
13 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
13 7 (14.58%) JBehave
14 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
14 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 6 (12.50%) Qt

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (10.42%) Node.js
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 7 (14.58%) JBehave
4 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.42%) Capybara
6 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.33%) Sinon.JS
6 4 (8.33%) Sublime Text
6 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (8.33%) IntelliJ
6 4 (8.33%) Subversion
7 3 (6.25%) WATIR
7 3 (6.25%) CruiseControl
7 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.17%) jMock
8 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (31.25%) Banking
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
3 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Front Office
5 3 (6.25%) Back Office
6 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (77.08%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Java Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Scala Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Qt Developer
5 6 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.33%) UI Developer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Silverlight Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Silverlight Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) HTML
1 11 (22.92%) RESTful
2 8 (16.67%) Web Services
2 8 (16.67%) JSON
3 7 (14.58%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
4 6 (12.50%) XSLT
4 6 (12.50%) OpenGL
4 6 (12.50%) Qt
5 5 (10.42%) HTML5
5 5 (10.42%) REST
5 5 (10.42%) .NET
5 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.42%) CSS
6 4 (8.33%) JMS
6 4 (8.33%) Ajax
6 4 (8.33%) Dojo
6 4 (8.33%) CSS3
6 4 (8.33%) JSLint
6 4 (8.33%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Fixed Income
1 3 (6.25%) Open Source
1 3 (6.25%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.17%) Derivative
2 2 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Equities
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) TDD
2 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) BDD
4 18 (37.50%) Scrum
5 14 (29.17%) OO
6 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
9 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (10.42%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (10.42%) User Stories
10 5 (10.42%) Functional Programming
11 4 (8.33%) SOA
12 3 (6.25%) MVC
12 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
12 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Kanban
12 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) Java
2 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.17%) Scala
4 12 (25.00%) Python
5 11 (22.92%) SQL
6 6 (12.50%) C#
6 6 (12.50%) C++
7 5 (10.42%) Ruby
8 4 (8.33%) Groovy
9 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.17%) C
11 1 (2.08%) PHP
11 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Adobe
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
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