The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 London 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 231 271 286
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +15
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 188 134 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 105 94
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17871 18539 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.45% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 12880 12937
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 370
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Pair Programming
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +44 29 £550 +22.22% 18
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 321 (93.04%) TDD
2 250 (72.46%) Java
3 228 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (54.49%) Scrum
5 165 (47.83%) BDD
6 152 (44.06%) JavaScript
7 141 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (33.33%) HTML
9 91 (26.38%) OO
10 88 (25.51%) Cucumber
11 87 (25.22%) XML
12 81 (23.48%) Spring
13 80 (23.19%) Web Services
14 77 (22.32%) Open Source
15 75 (21.74%) Python
15 75 (21.74%) CSS
15 75 (21.74%) QA
16 73 (21.16%) SQL
17 69 (20.00%) JSON
18 66 (19.13%) Ruby
19 64 (18.55%) Linux
20 63 (18.26%) Scala
20 63 (18.26%) NoSQL
20 63 (18.26%) Jenkins
21 61 (17.68%) MongoDB
21 61 (17.68%) Git (software)
22 56 (16.23%) Software Engineering
23 55 (15.94%) Degree
23 55 (15.94%) Test Automation
24 54 (15.65%) Kanban

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (4.06%) Node.js
2 13 (3.77%) CMS
3 12 (3.48%) Confluence
4 11 (3.19%) Apache
5 7 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.03%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.29%) Jetty
9 1 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.58%) Heroku
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.58%) GitHub
4 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.58%) LDAP
2 2 (0.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) VoIP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.26%) NoSQL
2 61 (17.68%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 27 (7.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (6.96%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.51%) MySQL
7 15 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.90%) Big Data
8 10 (2.90%) Apache Hive
9 9 (2.61%) CouchDB
9 9 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.74%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.45%) HBase
11 5 (1.45%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.45%) Impala
12 3 (0.87%) BigTable
12 3 (0.87%) Riak
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 88 (25.51%) Cucumber
2 63 (18.26%) Jenkins
3 61 (17.68%) Git (software)
4 43 (12.46%) Selenium
5 38 (11.01%) JUnit
6 36 (10.43%) Maven
7 32 (9.28%) WebDriver
8 26 (7.54%) TeamCity
9 25 (7.25%) Subversion
10 24 (6.96%) JIRA
11 23 (6.67%) CruiseControl
12 21 (6.09%) Hudson
13 17 (4.93%) Mockito
14 16 (4.64%) WATIR
15 15 (4.35%) Eclipse
16 13 (3.77%) FitNesse
16 13 (3.77%) SpecFlow
16 13 (3.77%) Jasmine
16 13 (3.77%) JBehave
17 12 (3.48%) Capybara
General
1 46 (13.33%) Banking
2 41 (11.88%) Finance
3 37 (10.72%) Front Office
4 33 (9.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.32%) Back Office
6 5 (1.45%) Games
7 4 (1.16%) Billing
8 3 (0.87%) Publishing
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 291 (84.35%) Developer
2 137 (39.71%) Java Developer
3 52 (15.07%) Senior Developer
4 45 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
5 43 (12.46%) Senior Java Developer
6 36 (10.43%) Scala Developer
7 28 (8.12%) Python Developer
8 22 (6.38%) Tester
9 17 (4.93%) Automation Tester
10 15 (4.35%) C++ Developer
10 15 (4.35%) Ruby Developer
11 13 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 13 (3.77%) Qt Developer
12 12 (3.48%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.90%) Analyst
14 7 (2.03%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.03%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.03%) Programmer
14 7 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
15 6 (1.74%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (33.33%) HTML
2 87 (25.22%) XML
3 81 (23.48%) Spring
4 80 (23.19%) Web Services
5 75 (21.74%) CSS
6 69 (20.00%) JSON
7 49 (14.20%) RESTful
8 43 (12.46%) Hibernate
9 39 (11.30%) HTML5
10 35 (10.14%) REST
11 34 (9.86%) CSS3
12 31 (8.99%) Grails
13 29 (8.41%) AngularJS
14 27 (7.83%) .NET
14 27 (7.83%) SOAP
15 25 (7.25%) Ruby on Rails
15 25 (7.25%) JMS
16 24 (6.96%) XSLT
17 23 (6.67%) jQuery
17 23 (6.67%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (22.32%) Open Source
2 30 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.54%) Derivative
4 22 (6.38%) Equity Derivative
5 20 (5.80%) Equities
6 12 (3.48%) Mathematics
7 11 (3.19%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.74%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.16%) iPad
9 4 (1.16%) iPhone
9 4 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.87%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.87%) IPTV
10 3 (0.87%) Blog
10 3 (0.87%) Online Games
10 3 (0.87%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.55%) Linux
2 8 (2.32%) UNIX
3 6 (1.74%) AIX
3 6 (1.74%) Solaris
3 6 (1.74%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.45%) Windows
5 4 (1.16%) Android
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone 7
6 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (93.04%) TDD
2 228 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (54.49%) Scrum
4 165 (47.83%) BDD
5 141 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (26.38%) OO
7 56 (16.23%) Software Engineering
8 55 (15.94%) Test Automation
9 54 (15.65%) Kanban
10 52 (15.07%) MVC
11 43 (12.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 40 (11.59%) Release Management
13 32 (9.28%) Unit Testing
13 32 (9.28%) User Stories
14 31 (8.99%) ATDD
15 21 (6.09%) Configuration Management
16 20 (5.80%) Content Management
16 20 (5.80%) DevOps
17 19 (5.51%) E-Commerce
17 19 (5.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 250 (72.46%) Java
2 152 (44.06%) JavaScript
3 75 (21.74%) Python
4 73 (21.16%) SQL
5 66 (19.13%) Ruby
6 63 (18.26%) Scala
7 45 (13.04%) Groovy
8 35 (10.14%) C#
9 22 (6.38%) Shell Script
10 18 (5.22%) C++
10 18 (5.22%) PHP
11 7 (2.03%) XQuery
11 7 (2.03%) Clojure
12 6 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.74%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (1.45%) Perl
14 3 (0.87%) AWK
14 3 (0.87%) sed
14 3 (0.87%) C
15 2 (0.58%) F#
Qualifications
1 55 (15.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.61%) Capistrano
2 7 (2.03%) Puppet
2 7 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.74%) Oozie
4 3 (0.87%) Nagios
5 2 (0.58%) Graylog2
6 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (11.30%) Oracle
2 14 (4.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.19%) Akamai
4 9 (2.61%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.61%) JBoss
5 6 (1.74%) Zend
6 4 (1.16%) VMware
6 4 (1.16%) Adobe
7 3 (0.87%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.87%) SAP
7 3 (0.87%) Sybase
7 3 (0.87%) New Relic
8 2 (0.58%) Vignette
8 2 (0.58%) Splunk
9 1 (0.29%) Twitter
9 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.29%) Typemock
9 1 (0.29%) ATG
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
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