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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 224 363 249
Rank change year-on-year
+139 -114
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 238 79 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.31% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.40% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 66 121
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£488 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £373 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £349
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%
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
19078 19694 18813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.35% 77.70% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13764 13804 12807
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 228 338
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +48 37 £525 +5.00% 14
Isleworth - 2 £370 -
Hounslow -4 1 £500 +11.11%
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 405 (97.12%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (88.73%) TDD
3 271 (64.99%) Java
4 202 (48.44%) Scrum
5 177 (42.45%) JavaScript
6 155 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
7 150 (35.97%) BDD
8 117 (28.06%) Linux
9 114 (27.34%) HTML
10 104 (24.94%) OO
11 99 (23.74%) Degree
12 93 (22.30%) Python
13 90 (21.58%) Open Source
14 87 (20.86%) QA
15 83 (19.90%) Cucumber
16 80 (19.18%) Web Services
17 79 (18.94%) User Stories
18 75 (17.99%) Spring
19 71 (17.03%) CSS
20 70 (16.79%) HTML5
21 68 (16.31%) XML
21 68 (16.31%) SQL
22 67 (16.07%) Jenkins
23 66 (15.83%) RESTful
23 66 (15.83%) Git (software)
24 65 (15.59%) JSON
24 65 (15.59%) Scala
25 64 (15.35%) Software Engineering
26 63 (15.11%) Ruby
27 61 (14.63%) Banking

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (7.43%) Apache
2 25 (6.00%) Confluence
3 22 (5.28%) JBoss
4 16 (3.84%) Node.js
5 10 (2.40%) CMS
6 9 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.68%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.24%) Jetty
11 1 (0.24%) Mule
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.96%) GitHub
3 4 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Heroku
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.40%) HTTP
2 4 (0.96%) LDAP
3 2 (0.48%) AMQP
4 1 (0.24%) VoIP
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.91%) NoSQL
2 36 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 34 (8.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (6.47%) MongoDB
5 26 (6.24%) SQL Server
6 24 (5.76%) Hadoop
7 21 (5.04%) RDBMS
8 18 (4.32%) Apache Hive
9 17 (4.08%) Big Data
10 14 (3.36%) MySQL
11 12 (2.88%) HBase
12 11 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.68%) CouchDB
13 7 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.20%) Impala
14 5 (1.20%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.72%) SQLite
16 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (0.48%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 83 (19.90%) Cucumber
2 67 (16.07%) Jenkins
3 66 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 38 (9.11%) Maven
5 35 (8.39%) JUnit
6 32 (7.67%) JIRA
7 30 (7.19%) Hudson
8 27 (6.47%) Selenium
9 25 (6.00%) TeamCity
10 23 (5.52%) jMock
11 17 (4.08%) WebDriver
11 17 (4.08%) Jasmine
11 17 (4.08%) Capybara
12 16 (3.84%) Subversion
13 15 (3.60%) Mockito
14 14 (3.36%) Eclipse
15 13 (3.12%) RSpec
16 12 (2.88%) JBehave
16 12 (2.88%) CruiseControl
17 11 (2.64%) IntelliJ
General
1 61 (14.63%) Banking
2 47 (11.27%) Investment Banking
3 44 (10.55%) Finance
4 43 (10.31%) Front Office
5 7 (1.68%) Back Office
6 6 (1.44%) Games
7 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 357 (85.61%) Developer
2 147 (35.25%) Java Developer
3 48 (11.51%) Scala Developer
4 45 (10.79%) Agile Java Developer
5 39 (9.35%) C++ Developer
5 39 (9.35%) Senior Developer
6 34 (8.15%) Qt Developer
7 28 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (5.28%) Python Developer
9 17 (4.08%) Middleware Developer
9 17 (4.08%) Ruby Developer
10 14 (3.36%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.12%) Tester
11 13 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (2.16%) ScrumMaster
12 9 (2.16%) Automation Tester
12 9 (2.16%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.16%) Architect
12 9 (2.16%) .NET Developer
13 8 (1.92%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (27.34%) HTML
2 80 (19.18%) Web Services
3 75 (17.99%) Spring
4 71 (17.03%) CSS
5 70 (16.79%) HTML5
6 68 (16.31%) XML
7 66 (15.83%) RESTful
8 65 (15.59%) JSON
9 43 (10.31%) Hibernate
10 41 (9.83%) Backbone.js
11 40 (9.59%) Qt
12 39 (9.35%) CSS3
12 39 (9.35%) AngularJS
13 36 (8.63%) REST
13 36 (8.63%) .NET
14 31 (7.43%) SOAP
14 31 (7.43%) OpenGL
15 26 (6.24%) Grails
16 25 (6.00%) ASP.NET
17 24 (5.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.58%) Open Source
2 25 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.00%) Algorithms
3 20 (4.80%) Fixed Income
4 13 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.88%) User Experience
5 12 (2.88%) Derivative
5 12 (2.88%) Equity Derivative
6 11 (2.64%) Equities
7 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.96%) Kindle
8 4 (0.96%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.96%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.72%) Online Games
9 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.72%) Xbox
10 2 (0.48%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 117 (28.06%) Linux
2 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.16%) Android
4 6 (1.44%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.44%) Windows
4 6 (1.44%) AIX
4 6 (1.44%) Solaris
5 2 (0.48%) UNIX
5 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (97.12%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (88.73%) TDD
3 202 (48.44%) Scrum
4 155 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
5 150 (35.97%) BDD
6 104 (24.94%) OO
7 79 (18.94%) User Stories
8 64 (15.35%) Software Engineering
9 61 (14.63%) MVC
10 57 (13.67%) Kanban
11 53 (12.71%) Release Management
12 49 (11.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (10.55%) Functional Programming
14 43 (10.31%) Test Automation
14 43 (10.31%) SOA
15 41 (9.83%) OOD
16 39 (9.35%) DevOps
17 32 (7.67%) E-Commerce
18 31 (7.43%) Unit Testing
19 30 (7.19%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 271 (64.99%) Java
2 177 (42.45%) JavaScript
3 93 (22.30%) Python
4 68 (16.31%) SQL
5 65 (15.59%) Scala
6 63 (15.11%) Ruby
7 43 (10.31%) C++
8 35 (8.39%) C#
9 31 (7.43%) Groovy
10 29 (6.95%) PHP
11 15 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.88%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.40%) AWK
13 10 (2.40%) sed
14 9 (2.16%) Clojure
15 6 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.72%) Perl
18 2 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (23.74%) Degree
2 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
2 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (20.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) RHEV
2 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (4.32%) Puppet
2 14 (3.36%) Oozie
3 6 (1.44%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.20%) Graylog2
5 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) logstash
6 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 39 (9.35%) Oracle
2 23 (5.52%) Atlassian
3 15 (3.60%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.12%) Zend
5 7 (1.68%) Akamai
5 7 (1.68%) New Relic
6 5 (1.20%) VMware
7 4 (0.96%) Adobe
8 3 (0.72%) SAP
9 2 (0.48%) Vignette
9 2 (0.48%) ATG
10 1 (0.24%) Endeca
10 1 (0.24%) Splunk
10 1 (0.24%) Sybase
10 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.24%) Symantec
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