The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 City of London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 166 204 187
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 29 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.20% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.26% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 30
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £598 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £369 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4351 5412 5829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.97% 76.12% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3228 4048 4323
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 95 85
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.99 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.90 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Pair Programming
London

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 36 (75.00%) Java
3 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 22 (45.83%) BDD
5 19 (39.58%) Scrum
6 18 (37.50%) OO
7 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (29.17%) Banking
8 14 (29.17%) Scala
9 13 (27.08%) HTML
9 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
10 12 (25.00%) SQL
10 12 (25.00%) Python
11 11 (22.92%) XML
12 10 (20.83%) Finance
13 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
13 9 (18.75%) QA
14 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
14 8 (16.67%) JSON
14 8 (16.67%) Selenium
15 7 (14.58%) Oracle
15 7 (14.58%) JBehave
15 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
16 6 (12.50%) C#
16 6 (12.50%) CSS
16 6 (12.50%) XSLT
16 6 (12.50%) Linux
16 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
16 6 (12.50%) Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.42%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) 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%) 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
7 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.17%) jMock
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 14 (29.17%) Banking
2 10 (20.83%) Finance
3 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Billing
5 3 (6.25%) Games
5 3 (6.25%) Back Office
6 2 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Scala Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Qt Developer
5 5 (10.42%) 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 13 (27.08%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) XML
3 8 (16.67%) JSON
4 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 6 (12.50%) XSLT
5 6 (12.50%) CSS
5 6 (12.50%) RESTful
6 5 (10.42%) Qt
6 5 (10.42%) REST
6 5 (10.42%) CSS3
6 5 (10.42%) .NET
6 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
6 5 (10.42%) JMS
6 5 (10.42%) OpenGL
6 5 (10.42%) Web Services
7 4 (8.33%) Ajax
7 4 (8.33%) Dojo
7 4 (8.33%) JSLint
7 4 (8.33%) Backbone.js
7 4 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Derivative
2 4 (8.33%) Credit Derivative
3 3 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.25%) Taxonomies
3 3 (6.25%) Open Source
4 2 (4.17%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.08%) Online Games
5 1 (2.08%) Equities
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (45.83%) BDD
4 19 (39.58%) Scrum
5 18 (37.50%) OO
6 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.33%) Workflow
10 3 (6.25%) MVC
10 3 (6.25%) Kanban
10 3 (6.25%) User Stories
10 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (4.17%) ATDD
11 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
12 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
12 1 (2.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) Java
2 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.17%) Scala
4 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 12 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) C++
6 5 (10.42%) Ruby
7 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.25%) Groovy
8 2 (4.17%) C
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) PHP5
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Adobe
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
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