The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 226 305 262
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -43
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 197 119 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.85% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.63% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 96 89
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £22.50
Pair Programming
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in London

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in London

Pair Programming
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Pair Programming Hourly Rate Trend in London

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
City of London +25 40 £469 -6.25% 10
Docklands, London - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 398 (97.31%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (83.13%) TDD
3 257 (62.84%) Java
4 184 (44.99%) JavaScript
5 180 (44.01%) Scrum
6 143 (34.96%) Continuous Integration
7 138 (33.74%) BDD
8 129 (31.54%) HTML
9 113 (27.63%) Linux
10 98 (23.96%) OO
11 95 (23.23%) HTML5
12 93 (22.74%) Degree
13 92 (22.49%) CSS
14 87 (21.27%) Open Source
15 81 (19.80%) User Stories
16 77 (18.83%) Python
17 74 (18.09%) Web Services
17 74 (18.09%) QA
17 74 (18.09%) Spring
18 69 (16.87%) SQL
19 68 (16.63%) Git (software)
20 66 (16.14%) RESTful
21 64 (15.65%) MVC
21 64 (15.65%) Cucumber
22 63 (15.40%) Jenkins
23 60 (14.67%) Scala
23 60 (14.67%) Software Engineering
24 59 (14.43%) AngularJS
25 55 (13.45%) Continuous Improvement
25 55 (13.45%) NoSQL

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 33 (8.07%) Apache
2 31 (7.58%) Node.js
3 20 (4.89%) JBoss
4 19 (4.65%) Confluence
5 12 (2.93%) CMS
6 9 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.49%) Jetty
8 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.49%) Kentico
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.98%) GitHub
6 3 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.20%) HTTP
2 7 (1.71%) LDAP
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.45%) NoSQL
2 32 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (7.09%) Hadoop
5 28 (6.85%) Big Data
6 26 (6.36%) RDBMS
7 19 (4.65%) MongoDB
8 18 (4.40%) SQL Server
9 16 (3.91%) Apache Hive
10 15 (3.67%) HBase
11 14 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.47%) MySQL
12 6 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.22%) Redis
14 3 (0.73%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.73%) SQLite
14 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.49%) Triplestore
15 2 (0.49%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 68 (16.63%) Git (software)
2 64 (15.65%) Cucumber
3 63 (15.40%) Jenkins
4 46 (11.25%) JUnit
5 35 (8.56%) Maven
6 30 (7.33%) Selenium
7 28 (6.85%) Jasmine
7 28 (6.85%) jMock
8 25 (6.11%) JIRA
8 25 (6.11%) Hudson
9 20 (4.89%) TeamCity
10 17 (4.16%) Mocha
11 16 (3.91%) Mockito
12 13 (3.18%) Subversion
12 13 (3.18%) WebDriver
13 11 (2.69%) RSpec
13 11 (2.69%) Capybara
14 10 (2.44%) QUnit
15 9 (2.20%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.20%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (11.98%) Banking
2 38 (9.29%) Investment Banking
3 35 (8.56%) Finance
4 26 (6.36%) Front Office
5 4 (0.98%) Games
6 3 (0.73%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 344 (84.11%) Developer
2 135 (33.01%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.54%) Agile Java Developer
4 37 (9.05%) Scala Developer
5 35 (8.56%) C++ Developer
5 35 (8.56%) Senior Developer
6 31 (7.58%) Qt Developer
7 20 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (3.91%) Front-End Developer
9 15 (3.67%) Middleware Developer
10 13 (3.18%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.18%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.69%) Web Developer
11 11 (2.69%) Ruby Developer
12 10 (2.44%) ScrumMaster
12 10 (2.44%) Software Developer
12 10 (2.44%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.20%) Tester
14 8 (1.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (31.54%) HTML
2 95 (23.23%) HTML5
3 92 (22.49%) CSS
4 74 (18.09%) Web Services
4 74 (18.09%) Spring
5 66 (16.14%) RESTful
6 59 (14.43%) AngularJS
7 54 (13.20%) CSS3
8 48 (11.74%) JSON
9 46 (11.25%) XML
10 44 (10.76%) Backbone.js
11 43 (10.51%) REST
12 42 (10.27%) Hibernate
13 37 (9.05%) Qt
14 33 (8.07%) .NET
15 30 (7.33%) Grails
16 28 (6.85%) OpenGL
17 24 (5.87%) SOAP
17 24 (5.87%) J2SE
18 17 (4.16%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.27%) Open Source
2 23 (5.62%) Fixed Income
3 18 (4.40%) User Experience
4 17 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.67%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.47%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.22%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.98%) Kindle
10 3 (0.73%) Xbox
10 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.73%) Blog
11 2 (0.49%) Derivative
11 2 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.49%) Ontologies
11 2 (0.49%) Online Games
11 2 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 113 (27.63%) Linux
2 13 (3.18%) Android
3 12 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.47%) Windows
5 2 (0.49%) UNIX
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (97.31%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (83.13%) TDD
3 180 (44.01%) Scrum
4 143 (34.96%) Continuous Integration
5 138 (33.74%) BDD
6 98 (23.96%) OO
7 81 (19.80%) User Stories
8 64 (15.65%) MVC
9 60 (14.67%) Software Engineering
10 55 (13.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 54 (13.20%) Kanban
12 48 (11.74%) OOD
13 44 (10.76%) Release Management
14 41 (10.02%) DevOps
15 40 (9.78%) SOA
16 39 (9.54%) Technical Analysis
17 34 (8.31%) Web Development
17 34 (8.31%) Domain-Driven Design
17 34 (8.31%) Test Automation
18 31 (7.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 257 (62.84%) Java
2 184 (44.99%) JavaScript
3 77 (18.83%) Python
4 69 (16.87%) SQL
5 60 (14.67%) Scala
6 52 (12.71%) Ruby
7 40 (9.78%) C++
8 35 (8.56%) Groovy
9 31 (7.58%) PHP
10 26 (6.36%) C#
11 18 (4.40%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.18%) AWK
12 13 (3.18%) sed
13 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.96%) Clojure
15 5 (1.22%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.98%) Perl
16 4 (0.98%) XAML
17 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 93 (22.74%) Degree
2 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (18.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.49%) Varnish
3 1 (0.24%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) RHEV
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (4.40%) Puppet
2 17 (4.16%) Oozie
3 5 (1.22%) Graylog2
4 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 41 (10.02%) Oracle
2 18 (4.40%) Atlassian
3 14 (3.42%) Zend
3 14 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.71%) New Relic
5 5 (1.22%) Akamai
5 5 (1.22%) VMware
6 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.49%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.49%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.49%) Vignette
7 1 (0.24%) Splunk
7 1 (0.24%) ATG
7 1 (0.24%) SAP
7 1 (0.24%) Symantec
7 1 (0.24%) Endeca
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