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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Pair Programming
Rank 311 365 352
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 335 227 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 189 161
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£488 £473 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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
40278 37760 34988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.89% 76.47% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26689 23812 21696
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1098 1032
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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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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 +50 269 £500 +1.01% 52
North West -2 21 £475 +35.71% 13
South East -18 21 £403 +7.33% 12
North East - 9 £450 - 1
South West +2 5 £388 +29.16% 6
Yorkshire -18 5 £450 - 8
West Midlands +4 2 £300 - 2
East of England -4 2 £525 +44.82% 2
East Midlands -11 2 £324 -
Midlands - 1 - -
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Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 562 (92.74%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (85.64%) TDD
3 376 (62.05%) Java
4 287 (47.36%) Scrum
5 239 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
6 230 (37.95%) JavaScript
7 226 (37.29%) BDD
8 175 (28.88%) HTML
9 163 (26.90%) Spring
10 150 (24.75%) CSS
11 139 (22.94%) Git (software)
12 137 (22.61%) Kanban
13 129 (21.29%) Scala
14 125 (20.63%) RESTful
15 124 (20.46%) Web Services
16 115 (18.98%) HTML5
16 115 (18.98%) AngularJS
17 110 (18.15%) NoSQL
18 103 (17.00%) Ruby
19 101 (16.67%) OO
20 98 (16.17%) SQL
20 98 (16.17%) REST
21 97 (16.01%) JSON
22 93 (15.35%) QA
23 92 (15.18%) XML
24 90 (14.85%) Node.js
24 90 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
25 88 (14.52%) Hibernate
26 86 (14.19%) MVC
26 86 (14.19%) MongoDB

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 90 (14.85%) Node.js
2 49 (8.09%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.94%) Apache
4 34 (5.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 31 (5.12%) Jetty
6 19 (3.14%) MQSeries
7 15 (2.48%) Confluence
8 13 (2.15%) CMS
9 12 (1.98%) Umbraco
9 12 (1.98%) JBoss
9 12 (1.98%) Kentico
9 12 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.66%) IIS
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.17%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
14 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.17%) Endur
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.65%) GitHub
5 5 (0.83%) Heroku
6 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.33%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.93%) HTTP
2 25 (4.13%) Internet
3 21 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) UPnP
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (18.15%) NoSQL
2 86 (14.19%) MongoDB
3 64 (10.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 56 (9.24%) Relational Database
5 36 (5.94%) MySQL
6 35 (5.78%) SQL Server
7 30 (4.95%) Hadoop
8 27 (4.46%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (3.80%) Big Data
11 9 (1.49%) HBase
12 8 (1.32%) Redis
13 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.99%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 139 (22.94%) Git (software)
2 85 (14.03%) Cucumber
3 78 (12.87%) Jenkins
4 58 (9.57%) Subversion
5 49 (8.09%) Maven
6 45 (7.43%) JUnit
7 39 (6.44%) TeamCity
8 35 (5.78%) IntelliJ
9 32 (5.28%) jMock
9 32 (5.28%) Selenium
10 28 (4.62%) Gradle
11 24 (3.96%) JIRA
12 20 (3.30%) Capybara
12 20 (3.30%) Mockito
13 18 (2.97%) Jasmine
13 18 (2.97%) Mocha
14 16 (2.64%) JMeter
14 16 (2.64%) Grunt
15 15 (2.48%) QUnit
15 15 (2.48%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (10.23%) Banking
2 47 (7.76%) Investment Banking
3 37 (6.11%) Finance
4 16 (2.64%) Front Office
5 14 (2.31%) Games
6 12 (1.98%) Publishing
7 10 (1.65%) Retail
8 6 (0.99%) Electronics
9 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 524 (86.47%) Developer
2 262 (43.23%) Java Developer
3 66 (10.89%) Senior Developer
4 51 (8.42%) Agile Java Developer
5 40 (6.60%) Scala Developer
6 34 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (5.45%) Web Developer
7 33 (5.45%) Front-End Developer
8 30 (4.95%) Software Engineer
8 30 (4.95%) .NET Developer
9 24 (3.96%) Ruby Developer
10 23 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (3.47%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.30%) PHP Developer
13 17 (2.81%) Java Software Engineer
14 16 (2.64%) Lead Developer
15 15 (2.48%) Core Java Developer
16 13 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
16 13 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
16 13 (2.15%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (28.88%) HTML
2 163 (26.90%) Spring
3 150 (24.75%) CSS
4 125 (20.63%) RESTful
5 124 (20.46%) Web Services
6 115 (18.98%) HTML5
6 115 (18.98%) AngularJS
7 98 (16.17%) REST
8 97 (16.01%) JSON
9 92 (15.18%) XML
10 88 (14.52%) Hibernate
11 77 (12.71%) CSS3
12 64 (10.56%) .NET
13 55 (9.08%) jQuery
14 54 (8.91%) J2EE
14 54 (8.91%) Backbone.js
15 43 (7.10%) Ember.js
16 36 (5.94%) Sass
16 36 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 35 (5.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.76%) User Experience
2 19 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (2.31%) Digital Media
3 14 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.15%) STB
5 12 (1.98%) Social Media
5 12 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 12 (1.98%) Animation
6 11 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.65%) Blog
7 10 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.16%) iPhone
10 5 (0.83%) iPad
10 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.66%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.66%) Replication
11 4 (0.66%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.05%) Linux
2 50 (8.25%) UNIX
3 17 (2.81%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.48%) Android
5 9 (1.49%) Windows
6 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (92.74%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (85.64%) TDD
3 287 (47.36%) Scrum
4 239 (39.44%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (37.29%) BDD
6 137 (22.61%) Kanban
7 101 (16.67%) OO
8 86 (14.19%) MVC
9 82 (13.53%) Software Engineering
10 81 (13.37%) Open Source
11 80 (13.20%) E-Commerce
12 78 (12.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 77 (12.71%) Mentoring
14 74 (12.21%) Web Development
15 67 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
16 66 (10.89%) User Stories
17 59 (9.74%) Multithreading
18 56 (9.24%) DevOps
19 54 (8.91%) SOA
20 51 (8.42%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 376 (62.05%) Java
2 230 (37.95%) JavaScript
3 129 (21.29%) Scala
4 103 (17.00%) Ruby
5 98 (16.17%) SQL
6 77 (12.71%) Python
7 73 (12.05%) C#
8 62 (10.23%) Groovy
9 41 (6.77%) PHP
10 23 (3.80%) C++
11 15 (2.48%) Objective-C
12 12 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.65%) XAML
14 9 (1.49%) Clojure
15 8 (1.32%) Perl
16 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.16%) CoffeeScript
17 6 (0.99%) Apple Swift
18 5 (0.83%) Go
18 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (8.09%) Degree
2 37 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (15.35%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (4.29%) Docker
2 23 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.14%) Graylog
2 18 (2.97%) Puppet
3 11 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.49%) Graphite
5 4 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.50%) Oozie
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.33%) Salt
7 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 56 (9.24%) Oracle
2 31 (5.12%) New Relic
3 28 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.80%) VMware
5 19 (3.14%) Akamai
6 13 (2.15%) SOASTA, Inc
6 13 (2.15%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.98%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.65%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.49%) Zend
10 6 (0.99%) Apple
11 5 (0.83%) Adobe
11 5 (0.83%) hybris
11 5 (0.83%) Google
12 4 (0.66%) Perforce
12 4 (0.66%) IBM
12 4 (0.66%) Red Gate
12 4 (0.66%) Twitter
13 2 (0.33%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.33%) SaltStack
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