The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 382 331 426
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +95
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 211 173 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 158 111
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Pair Programming
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +15 156 £475 +5.55% 55
North West +2 27 £350 +4.08% 9
South East -35 15 £388 +10.71% 12
East Midlands -10 6 £325 -38.09%
South West -17 5 £123 - 1
East of England -28 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Pair Programming
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Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 359 (88.64%) TDD
2 265 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (56.79%) Scrum
4 220 (54.32%) Java
5 188 (46.42%) JavaScript
6 171 (42.22%) HTML
7 163 (40.25%) BDD
8 156 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
9 137 (33.83%) CSS
10 118 (29.14%) C#
11 107 (26.42%) .NET
12 105 (25.93%) Web Services
12 105 (25.93%) MVC
13 101 (24.94%) XML
14 100 (24.69%) Spring
15 95 (23.46%) SQL
16 94 (23.21%) JSON
17 83 (20.49%) OO
17 83 (20.49%) RESTful
17 83 (20.49%) HTML5
18 82 (20.25%) Kanban
19 74 (18.27%) Git (software)
19 74 (18.27%) Cucumber
19 74 (18.27%) CSS3
20 72 (17.78%) Ruby
21 66 (16.30%) MongoDB
22 65 (16.05%) jQuery
23 62 (15.31%) Linux
23 62 (15.31%) Open Source
24 57 (14.07%) Test Automation

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (3.21%) Node.js
2 12 (2.96%) Liferay
3 9 (2.22%) Apache
4 8 (1.98%) NServiceBus
5 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.23%) CMS
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.99%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.99%) Confluence
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.49%) IIS
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) Jetty
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.21%) SaaS
3 11 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.23%) Heroku
5 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.74%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.62%) HTTP
2 4 (0.99%) LDAP
3 3 (0.74%) SMTP
3 3 (0.74%) Internet
4 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) FTP
5 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.30%) MongoDB
2 47 (11.60%) NoSQL
3 33 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 33 (8.15%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.43%) MySQL
5 16 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.99%) Big Data
11 4 (0.99%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.74%) Riak
12 3 (0.74%) BigTable
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.49%) RavenDB
14 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 74 (18.27%) Git (software)
1 74 (18.27%) Cucumber
2 53 (13.09%) Jenkins
3 52 (12.84%) Subversion
4 46 (11.36%) JUnit
5 45 (11.11%) Selenium
6 30 (7.41%) Maven
7 25 (6.17%) Hudson
8 24 (5.93%) WebDriver
9 22 (5.43%) CruiseControl
10 21 (5.19%) TeamCity
11 18 (4.44%) JIRA
12 17 (4.20%) Visual Studio
13 16 (3.95%) WATIR
14 14 (3.46%) NUnit
15 12 (2.96%) Mockito
15 12 (2.96%) Talend Open Studio
16 11 (2.72%) Mocha
16 11 (2.72%) Jasmine
16 11 (2.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (6.91%) Finance
2 19 (4.69%) Banking
3 17 (4.20%) Front Office
4 14 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.48%) Billing
6 5 (1.23%) Back Office
6 5 (1.23%) Games
7 4 (0.99%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 353 (87.16%) Developer
2 99 (24.44%) Java Developer
3 55 (13.58%) Senior Developer
4 50 (12.35%) .NET Developer
5 39 (9.63%) C# Developer
6 24 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (5.68%) Software Developer
8 22 (5.43%) Scala Developer
9 21 (5.19%) Agile Java Developer
10 19 (4.69%) Web Developer
11 17 (4.20%) Tester
12 16 (3.95%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (3.46%) C++ Developer
14 14 (3.46%) Front-End Developer
15 13 (3.21%) Agile C# Developer
15 13 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
16 10 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 10 (2.47%) Automation Tester
17 9 (2.22%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (42.22%) HTML
2 137 (33.83%) CSS
3 107 (26.42%) .NET
4 105 (25.93%) Web Services
5 101 (24.94%) XML
6 100 (24.69%) Spring
7 94 (23.21%) JSON
8 83 (20.49%) RESTful
8 83 (20.49%) HTML5
9 74 (18.27%) CSS3
10 65 (16.05%) jQuery
11 52 (12.84%) ASP.NET
12 45 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (10.37%) Hibernate
14 41 (10.12%) SOAP
15 33 (8.15%) REST
16 30 (7.41%) Grails
17 24 (5.93%) Spring MVC
18 23 (5.68%) Java EE
19 21 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.31%) Open Source
2 20 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.20%) Derivative
4 11 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (2.47%) Equities
5 10 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.22%) Xbox
7 8 (1.98%) Blog
8 7 (1.73%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.73%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.23%) Online Games
11 4 (0.99%) IPTV
11 4 (0.99%) iPhone
11 4 (0.99%) iPad
11 4 (0.99%) Kinect
12 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.31%) Linux
2 18 (4.44%) UNIX
3 10 (2.47%) Windows
4 6 (1.48%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.23%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (88.64%) TDD
2 265 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (56.79%) Scrum
4 163 (40.25%) BDD
5 156 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
6 105 (25.93%) MVC
7 83 (20.49%) OO
8 82 (20.25%) Kanban
9 57 (14.07%) Test Automation
10 49 (12.10%) Software Engineering
11 47 (11.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (9.14%) Unit Testing
13 36 (8.89%) Refactoring
14 28 (6.91%) Web Development
14 28 (6.91%) E-Commerce
15 26 (6.42%) Dependency Injection
16 25 (6.17%) Release Management
17 24 (5.93%) Requirements Management
17 24 (5.93%) Configuration Management
18 22 (5.43%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 220 (54.32%) Java
2 188 (46.42%) JavaScript
3 118 (29.14%) C#
4 95 (23.46%) SQL
5 72 (17.78%) Ruby
6 52 (12.84%) Python
7 45 (11.11%) Scala
8 32 (7.90%) Groovy
9 28 (6.91%) T-SQL
10 26 (6.42%) C++
11 24 (5.93%) PHP
12 21 (5.19%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.73%) C
13 7 (1.73%) XQuery
14 6 (1.48%) Perl
14 6 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.48%) Clojure
15 5 (1.23%) PHP5
16 4 (0.99%) XAML
17 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (12.35%) Degree
2 8 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.07%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.47%) Puppet
2 9 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.74%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (7.65%) Oracle
2 23 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.95%) Twitter
4 14 (3.46%) JBoss
5 12 (2.96%) Talend
6 10 (2.47%) Akamai
7 8 (1.98%) Zend
8 5 (1.23%) Intalio
9 4 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.99%) VMware
9 4 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.74%) Foundry
11 2 (0.49%) Murex
11 2 (0.49%) Calypso
11 2 (0.49%) Fidessa
11 2 (0.49%) Sybase
11 2 (0.49%) New Relic
11 2 (0.49%) Facebook
11 2 (0.49%) Vertica
11 2 (0.49%) Typemock
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