The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 75 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1151 919 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.84% 72.42% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 489 236
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.23 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pair Programming across the Edinburgh region.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) Java
4 15 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (77.78%) Spring
5 14 (77.78%) JUnit
5 14 (77.78%) XML
6 13 (72.22%) JDBC
6 13 (72.22%) XML Schema
6 13 (72.22%) Hibernate
6 13 (72.22%) iBATIS
6 13 (72.22%) Relational Database
7 12 (66.67%) FitNesse
8 11 (61.11%) jMock
8 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
8 11 (61.11%) Mockito
9 3 (16.67%) JMS
10 2 (11.11%) OO
10 2 (11.11%) Scrum
10 2 (11.11%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Android
10 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (11.11%) Android Development
10 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
10 2 (11.11%) BDD
11 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
11 1 (5.56%) IaaS

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) JUnit
2 12 (66.67%) FitNesse
3 11 (61.11%) jMock
3 11 (61.11%) Mockito
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.56%) JBehave
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
3 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Spring
1 14 (77.78%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) JDBC
2 13 (72.22%) XML Schema
2 13 (72.22%) Hibernate
2 13 (72.22%) iBATIS
3 3 (16.67%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Android Development
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
5 1 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA