The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 333 371 363
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -8
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 264 197 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 130 156
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%
Pair Programming
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in England

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in England

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in England

Pair Programming
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the England region.

Pair Programming Hourly Rate Trend in England

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +129 217 £475 +5.55% 34
South East -54 23 £375 +7.14% 8
North West -6 11 £350 -6.66% 7
East of England -69 4 £350 -17.64% 1
South West -24 3 £350 - 13
Yorkshire +2 2 £300 -25.00% 4
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Pair Programming
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Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 456 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (86.96%) TDD
3 301 (62.32%) Java
4 239 (49.48%) Scrum
5 192 (39.75%) JavaScript
6 190 (39.34%) BDD
7 187 (38.72%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (26.29%) OO
9 123 (25.47%) HTML
10 112 (23.19%) Linux
11 99 (20.50%) Python
12 97 (20.08%) Open Source
13 96 (19.88%) Spring
14 89 (18.43%) Software Engineering
15 88 (18.22%) Degree
16 87 (18.01%) Cucumber
17 86 (17.81%) QA
17 86 (17.81%) Web Services
18 85 (17.60%) SQL
19 84 (17.39%) Scala
20 83 (17.18%) XML
21 82 (16.98%) CSS
22 81 (16.77%) MVC
23 79 (16.36%) Git (software)
24 74 (15.32%) User Stories
25 73 (15.11%) NoSQL
26 72 (14.91%) Jenkins
26 72 (14.91%) JSON
27 70 (14.49%) Kanban
27 70 (14.49%) RESTful

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 30 (6.21%) Apache
2 22 (4.55%) Confluence
2 22 (4.55%) Node.js
3 14 (2.90%) CMS
4 12 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.45%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.24%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.62%) Liferay
8 3 (0.62%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) nginx
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.45%) GitHub
4 6 (1.24%) SaaS
4 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.93%) HTTP
2 5 (1.04%) LDAP
3 4 (0.83%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.41%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.41%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) LTE
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) 3G
5 1 (0.21%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) CDMA
5 1 (0.21%) GPRS
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
5 1 (0.21%) UMTS
5 1 (0.21%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.11%) NoSQL
2 49 (10.14%) MongoDB
3 41 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 41 (8.49%) Relational Database
4 34 (7.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (5.59%) Hadoop
6 22 (4.55%) MySQL
7 19 (3.93%) Big Data
8 17 (3.52%) RDBMS
8 17 (3.52%) Apache Hive
9 16 (3.31%) CouchDB
10 14 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.28%) HBase
12 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.86%) Couchbase
13 9 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 87 (18.01%) Cucumber
2 79 (16.36%) Git (software)
3 72 (14.91%) Jenkins
4 40 (8.28%) Maven
5 38 (7.87%) JIRA
5 38 (7.87%) JUnit
6 36 (7.45%) Selenium
7 31 (6.42%) Subversion
8 26 (5.38%) Hudson
9 25 (5.18%) TeamCity
10 23 (4.76%) WebDriver
11 19 (3.93%) jMock
12 18 (3.73%) Eclipse
13 16 (3.31%) Capybara
14 15 (3.11%) CruiseControl
15 14 (2.90%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.90%) Mockito
15 14 (2.90%) Jasmine
16 13 (2.69%) RSpec
16 13 (2.69%) JBehave
General
1 58 (12.01%) Banking
2 47 (9.73%) Front Office
3 45 (9.32%) Finance
4 44 (9.11%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.66%) Back Office
6 7 (1.45%) Games
7 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.83%) Electronics
9 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Retail
9 3 (0.62%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 406 (84.06%) Developer
2 171 (35.40%) Java Developer
3 55 (11.39%) Agile Java Developer
4 54 (11.18%) Senior Developer
5 51 (10.56%) Scala Developer
6 39 (8.07%) Senior Java Developer
7 31 (6.42%) C++ Developer
8 30 (6.21%) Python Developer
9 25 (5.18%) Qt Developer
10 20 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (4.14%) C# Developer
11 17 (3.52%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.31%) Tester
12 16 (3.31%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.11%) Ruby Developer
14 14 (2.90%) Middleware Developer
15 13 (2.69%) ScrumMaster
16 12 (2.48%) Software Engineer
17 11 (2.28%) Architect
18 10 (2.07%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (25.47%) HTML
2 96 (19.88%) Spring
3 86 (17.81%) Web Services
4 83 (17.18%) XML
5 82 (16.98%) CSS
6 72 (14.91%) JSON
7 70 (14.49%) RESTful
8 59 (12.22%) HTML5
9 57 (11.80%) .NET
10 45 (9.32%) SOAP
10 45 (9.32%) Hibernate
11 41 (8.49%) AngularJS
12 38 (7.87%) CSS3
13 36 (7.45%) REST
13 36 (7.45%) Backbone.js
14 34 (7.04%) ASP.NET
15 32 (6.63%) jQuery
15 32 (6.63%) Qt
16 27 (5.59%) Grails
16 27 (5.59%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 97 (20.08%) Open Source
2 36 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.35%) Derivative
3 21 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
4 20 (4.14%) Equities
4 20 (4.14%) User Experience
5 18 (3.73%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.04%) Xbox
8 5 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.83%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.83%) Online Games
9 4 (0.83%) Blog
9 4 (0.83%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.62%) Animation
10 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 112 (23.19%) Linux
2 17 (3.52%) Apple iOS
3 14 (2.90%) Android
4 11 (2.28%) UNIX
4 11 (2.28%) Windows
5 9 (1.86%) Solaris
6 6 (1.24%) AIX
6 6 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (86.96%) TDD
3 239 (49.48%) Scrum
4 190 (39.34%) BDD
5 187 (38.72%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (26.29%) OO
7 89 (18.43%) Software Engineering
8 81 (16.77%) MVC
9 74 (15.32%) User Stories
10 70 (14.49%) Kanban
11 56 (11.59%) Test Automation
12 54 (11.18%) SOA
13 47 (9.73%) Functional Programming
14 46 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 46 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 46 (9.52%) Unit Testing
14 46 (9.52%) Release Management
15 41 (8.49%) ATDD
16 39 (8.07%) OOD
17 38 (7.87%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 301 (62.32%) Java
2 192 (39.75%) JavaScript
3 99 (20.50%) Python
4 85 (17.60%) SQL
5 84 (17.39%) Scala
6 69 (14.29%) Ruby
7 60 (12.42%) C#
8 47 (9.73%) Groovy
9 36 (7.45%) C++
10 32 (6.63%) PHP
11 15 (3.11%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.90%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.86%) sed
14 9 (1.86%) AWK
15 8 (1.66%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.45%) Clojure
17 6 (1.24%) CoffeeScript
18 5 (1.04%) C
18 5 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (18.22%) Degree
2 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (17.81%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) JTAG
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) RHEV
2 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (3.73%) Puppet
2 13 (2.69%) Oozie
3 7 (1.45%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.83%) Graylog2
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) logstash
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
6 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (7.66%) Oracle
2 30 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.14%) JBoss
3 20 (4.14%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.28%) Zend
5 6 (1.24%) New Relic
5 6 (1.24%) Akamai
6 4 (0.83%) VMware
6 4 (0.83%) Adobe
6 4 (0.83%) SAP
7 3 (0.62%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (0.62%) Twitter
8 2 (0.41%) Vignette
8 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.41%) ATG
9 1 (0.21%) Sybase
9 1 (0.21%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.21%) Splunk
9 1 (0.21%) Endeca
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