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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 154 185 168
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -17
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 32 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.26% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 22
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£435 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £435 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £54.25 -
% change year-on-year
+30.87% -
Pair Programming
London

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
4029 4525 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.50% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3143 3216 3376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 64
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (77.03%) TDD
3 32 (43.24%) HTML
4 31 (41.89%) Java
5 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
5 29 (39.19%) BDD
6 25 (33.78%) Web Services
6 25 (33.78%) MVC
7 24 (32.43%) CSS
7 24 (32.43%) HTML5
8 22 (29.73%) Scrum
9 21 (28.38%) RESTful
9 21 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (24.32%) .NET
11 17 (22.97%) Linux
11 17 (22.97%) CSS3
12 16 (21.62%) AngularJS
12 16 (21.62%) WCF
13 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
13 15 (20.27%) C#
13 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
14 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (18.92%) Mentoring
15 13 (17.57%) User Experience
15 13 (17.57%) Node.js
15 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
15 13 (17.57%) CMS
16 12 (16.22%) XML
16 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 13 (17.57%) Node.js
1 13 (17.57%) CMS
2 11 (14.86%) Kentico
2 11 (14.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (14.86%) Umbraco
3 4 (5.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) JBoss
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) Jetty
5 1 (1.35%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.76%) Big Data
4 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Triplestore
6 2 (2.70%) Redis
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.35%) SQLite
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.16%) Selenium
3 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.11%) Grunt
5 6 (8.11%) Bower
5 6 (8.11%) Mocha
5 6 (8.11%) QUnit
5 6 (8.11%) Jasmine
6 5 (6.76%) Maven
7 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.05%) JUnit
8 3 (4.05%) JIRA
8 3 (4.05%) Calabash
9 2 (2.70%) Spock
9 2 (2.70%) Hudson
9 2 (2.70%) Subversion
9 2 (2.70%) jMock
9 2 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (8.11%) Banking
2 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (87.84%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Senior Developer
3 12 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Web Developer
5 7 (9.46%) C++ Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Qt Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Umbraco Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Scala Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior C# Developer
11 1 (1.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.24%) HTML
2 25 (33.78%) Web Services
3 24 (32.43%) CSS
3 24 (32.43%) HTML5
4 21 (28.38%) RESTful
5 18 (24.32%) .NET
6 17 (22.97%) CSS3
7 16 (21.62%) AngularJS
7 16 (21.62%) WCF
8 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
8 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (16.22%) XML
11 11 (14.86%) Razor View Engine
11 11 (14.86%) Backbone.js
11 11 (14.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (14.86%) .NET Framework
11 11 (14.86%) JSON
11 11 (14.86%) LINQ
12 9 (12.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) User Experience
2 6 (8.11%) Open Source
2 6 (8.11%) Social Media
3 4 (5.41%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.05%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.35%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Economics
6 1 (1.35%) iPad
6 1 (1.35%) Kindle
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Android
2 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (77.03%) TDD
3 29 (39.19%) BDD
4 25 (33.78%) MVC
5 22 (29.73%) Scrum
6 14 (18.92%) Mentoring
7 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (13.51%) OO
10 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.46%) User Stories
12 6 (8.11%) Dependency Management
12 6 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (5.41%) Web Development
13 4 (5.41%) Refactoring
13 4 (5.41%) Kanban
13 4 (5.41%) RDF
13 4 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.27%) C#
4 11 (14.86%) Scala
5 10 (13.51%) SQL
6 7 (9.46%) C++
7 6 (8.11%) Python
8 2 (2.70%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.70%) Groovy
8 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) XAML
9 1 (1.35%) AWK
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Sitecore
1 11 (14.86%) EPiServer
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) ATG
4 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.35%) Endeca
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