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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 234 317 265
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -52
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 207 106 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 81 107
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +20.00%
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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +34 23 £575 +21.05% 8
Hounslow -3 1 £500 +11.11%
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Chiswick - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 355 (91.49%) TDD
2 274 (70.62%) Java
3 249 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (53.35%) Scrum
5 170 (43.81%) JavaScript
5 170 (43.81%) BDD
6 158 (40.72%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (29.90%) HTML
8 103 (26.55%) OO
9 93 (23.97%) Python
10 87 (22.42%) Cucumber
11 86 (22.16%) Spring
12 85 (21.91%) Linux
13 83 (21.39%) Web Services
13 83 (21.39%) XML
13 83 (21.39%) QA
14 78 (20.10%) Open Source
15 75 (19.33%) Degree
15 75 (19.33%) JSON
15 75 (19.33%) CSS
15 75 (19.33%) SQL
16 73 (18.81%) Ruby
17 67 (17.27%) NoSQL
18 66 (17.01%) Scala
18 66 (17.01%) Jenkins
18 66 (17.01%) Software Engineering
19 61 (15.72%) Git (software)
20 60 (15.46%) Kanban
21 57 (14.69%) Test Automation
22 56 (14.43%) Banking

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (4.64%) Apache
2 17 (4.38%) Confluence
3 14 (3.61%) Node.js
4 13 (3.35%) CMS
5 7 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.80%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.29%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.26%) Jetty
9 1 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.03%) SaaS
4 3 (0.77%) GitHub
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.93%) HTTP
2 4 (1.03%) LDAP
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.52%) AMQP
4 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.27%) NoSQL
2 50 (12.89%) MongoDB
3 35 (9.02%) Relational Database
4 32 (8.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (6.44%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.64%) MySQL
7 17 (4.38%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.09%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.09%) Apache Hive
9 11 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.84%) Big Data
10 9 (2.32%) CouchDB
11 8 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.55%) HBase
13 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.29%) Couchbase
13 5 (1.29%) Impala
14 3 (0.77%) BigTable
14 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.77%) Riak
Development Applications
1 87 (22.42%) Cucumber
2 66 (17.01%) Jenkins
3 61 (15.72%) Git (software)
4 42 (10.82%) Selenium
5 37 (9.54%) Maven
6 36 (9.28%) JUnit
7 31 (7.99%) WebDriver
8 29 (7.47%) TeamCity
9 27 (6.96%) Hudson
9 27 (6.96%) JIRA
10 23 (5.93%) Subversion
11 21 (5.41%) CruiseControl
12 15 (3.87%) WATIR
13 14 (3.61%) jMock
13 14 (3.61%) Eclipse
13 14 (3.61%) Mockito
13 14 (3.61%) Jasmine
14 13 (3.35%) JBehave
14 13 (3.35%) FitNesse
15 12 (3.09%) Capybara
General
1 56 (14.43%) Banking
2 44 (11.34%) Front Office
3 43 (11.08%) Finance
4 41 (10.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.06%) Back Office
6 6 (1.55%) Games
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
7 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 323 (83.25%) Developer
2 153 (39.43%) Java Developer
3 50 (12.89%) Senior Developer
4 49 (12.63%) Agile Java Developer
5 43 (11.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 37 (9.54%) Scala Developer
7 30 (7.73%) Python Developer
8 24 (6.19%) C++ Developer
9 21 (5.41%) Qt Developer
10 18 (4.64%) Tester
11 15 (3.87%) Ruby Developer
12 14 (3.61%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.61%) Automation Tester
13 12 (3.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 11 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
15 10 (2.58%) Middleware Developer
16 9 (2.32%) ScrumMaster
17 8 (2.06%) Architect
17 8 (2.06%) Analyst
18 7 (1.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (29.90%) HTML
2 86 (22.16%) Spring
3 83 (21.39%) Web Services
3 83 (21.39%) XML
4 75 (19.33%) CSS
4 75 (19.33%) JSON
5 55 (14.18%) RESTful
6 48 (12.37%) HTML5
7 45 (11.60%) Hibernate
8 37 (9.54%) REST
9 35 (9.02%) CSS3
9 35 (9.02%) Backbone.js
10 34 (8.76%) AngularJS
11 32 (8.25%) Grails
12 30 (7.73%) .NET
13 29 (7.47%) SOAP
14 25 (6.44%) Qt
15 24 (6.19%) jQuery
16 23 (5.93%) Ruby on Rails
17 21 (5.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (20.10%) Open Source
2 33 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.67%) Derivative
3 22 (5.67%) Equity Derivative
4 20 (5.15%) Equities
5 18 (4.64%) Fixed Income
6 11 (2.84%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.03%) Online Games
8 4 (1.03%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.77%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.77%) iPhone
9 3 (0.77%) Blog
9 3 (0.77%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.77%) iPad
9 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.52%) Kindle
10 2 (0.52%) Social Media
10 2 (0.52%) Xbox
10 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 85 (21.91%) Linux
2 8 (2.06%) UNIX
3 6 (1.55%) Windows
3 6 (1.55%) AIX
3 6 (1.55%) Solaris
3 6 (1.55%) Mac OS X
3 6 (1.55%) Android
3 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (91.49%) TDD
2 249 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (53.35%) Scrum
4 170 (43.81%) BDD
5 158 (40.72%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (26.55%) OO
7 66 (17.01%) Software Engineering
8 60 (15.46%) Kanban
9 57 (14.69%) Test Automation
10 52 (13.40%) MVC
11 50 (12.89%) User Stories
12 44 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (11.34%) Release Management
13 39 (10.05%) Functional Programming
14 34 (8.76%) ATDD
15 33 (8.51%) Unit Testing
16 28 (7.22%) DevOps
17 27 (6.96%) Configuration Management
18 25 (6.44%) E-Commerce
19 24 (6.19%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 274 (70.62%) Java
2 170 (43.81%) JavaScript
3 93 (23.97%) Python
4 75 (19.33%) SQL
5 73 (18.81%) Ruby
6 66 (17.01%) Scala
7 44 (11.34%) Groovy
8 36 (9.28%) C#
9 30 (7.73%) PHP
10 27 (6.96%) C++
11 22 (5.67%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.80%) Clojure
14 6 (1.55%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (1.29%) sed
15 5 (1.29%) AWK
15 5 (1.29%) Perl
16 3 (0.77%) XQuery
16 3 (0.77%) PHP5
16 3 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (19.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (21.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.26%) RHEV
1 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.32%) Puppet
2 8 (2.06%) Oozie
3 7 (1.80%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) logstash
5 1 (0.26%) Graylog2
5 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (9.54%) Oracle
2 17 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.87%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.61%) JBoss
5 9 (2.32%) Zend
6 7 (1.80%) Akamai
7 4 (1.03%) Adobe
8 3 (0.77%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.77%) SAP
8 3 (0.77%) Sybase
8 3 (0.77%) New Relic
9 2 (0.52%) Vignette
10 1 (0.26%) ATG
10 1 (0.26%) VMware
10 1 (0.26%) Splunk
10 1 (0.26%) Twitter
10 1 (0.26%) Rackspace
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