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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 169 206 193
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 26 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.24% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 26
Average daily rate
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£550 £448 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £403 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £604 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
4347 5386 5822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.38% 76.05% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4028 4328
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £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 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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 31 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 31 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 40 (86.96%) TDD
2 34 (73.91%) Java
3 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
4 22 (47.83%) BDD
5 19 (41.30%) Scrum
6 16 (34.78%) OO
7 14 (30.43%) Banking
8 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
9 12 (26.09%) Scala
9 12 (26.09%) Python
9 12 (26.09%) SQL
10 11 (23.91%) HTML
11 10 (21.74%) Finance
12 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
12 9 (19.57%) QA
12 9 (19.57%) XML
13 8 (17.39%) Investment Banking
13 8 (17.39%) JSON
13 8 (17.39%) Selenium
14 7 (15.22%) JBehave
14 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
15 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
15 6 (13.04%) RESTful
15 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
15 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
15 6 (13.04%) XSLT
15 6 (13.04%) Linux
15 6 (13.04%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.87%) Node.js
2 2 (4.35%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.39%) Selenium
3 7 (15.22%) JBehave
4 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.87%) Capybara
6 4 (8.70%) Sinon.JS
6 4 (8.70%) Sublime Text
6 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
6 4 (8.70%) IntelliJ
6 4 (8.70%) Subversion
7 3 (6.52%) WATIR
7 3 (6.52%) CruiseControl
7 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.35%) jMock
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 14 (30.43%) Banking
2 10 (21.74%) Finance
3 8 (17.39%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Games
4 3 (6.52%) Back Office
5 2 (4.35%) Front Office
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Scala Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Qt Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.70%) UI Developer
7 3 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Silverlight Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Silverlight Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) HTML
2 9 (19.57%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) JSON
4 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.04%) XSLT
5 6 (13.04%) CSS
5 6 (13.04%) RESTful
6 5 (10.87%) Qt
6 5 (10.87%) REST
6 5 (10.87%) CSS3
6 5 (10.87%) .NET
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
6 5 (10.87%) JMS
6 5 (10.87%) OpenGL
6 5 (10.87%) Web Services
7 4 (8.70%) Ajax
7 4 (8.70%) Dojo
7 4 (8.70%) JSLint
7 4 (8.70%) Backbone.js
7 4 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Derivative
2 3 (6.52%) Taxonomies
2 3 (6.52%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.17%) Online Games
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Equities
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (86.96%) TDD
2 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (47.83%) BDD
4 19 (41.30%) Scrum
5 16 (34.78%) OO
6 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) User Stories
9 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Kanban
9 3 (6.52%) MVC
10 2 (4.35%) Workflow
10 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.35%) ATDD
11 1 (2.17%) CQRS
11 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) Java
2 22 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) Python
3 12 (26.09%) Scala
4 6 (13.04%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) C++
5 5 (10.87%) Ruby
6 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) Groovy
7 2 (4.35%) C
8 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.17%) PHP5
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Adobe
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
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