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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 226 346 267
Rank change year-on-year
+120 -79
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 215 84 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.88% 0.33% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.43% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 65 111
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
19023 19513 19700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.53% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13447 13664 13286
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 232 377
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +42 27 £575 +21.05% 7
Hounslow -1 1 £500 +11.11%
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Chiswick - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 387 (97.48%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (89.42%) TDD
3 272 (68.51%) Java
4 208 (52.39%) Scrum
5 165 (41.56%) JavaScript
6 159 (40.05%) BDD
7 155 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (27.20%) OO
9 106 (26.70%) HTML
10 100 (25.19%) Linux
11 96 (24.18%) Python
12 85 (21.41%) Degree
13 82 (20.65%) QA
13 82 (20.65%) Open Source
14 81 (20.40%) Cucumber
14 81 (20.40%) Spring
15 76 (19.14%) Web Services
16 74 (18.64%) XML
17 71 (17.88%) CSS
17 71 (17.88%) SQL
18 70 (17.63%) JSON
19 69 (17.38%) Software Engineering
20 67 (16.88%) Ruby
20 67 (16.88%) Scala
21 65 (16.37%) User Stories
22 64 (16.12%) Jenkins
22 64 (16.12%) Git (software)
23 60 (15.11%) Kanban
24 59 (14.86%) NoSQL
25 58 (14.61%) Banking

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 27 (6.80%) Apache
2 22 (5.54%) Confluence
3 13 (3.27%) Node.js
4 10 (2.52%) CMS
5 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.76%) Apache Pig
5 7 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.26%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.25%) Jetty
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.01%) SaaS
3 4 (1.01%) GitHub
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.53%) HTTP
2 5 (1.26%) LDAP
3 3 (0.76%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.86%) NoSQL
2 37 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 35 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 31 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (6.30%) SQL Server
6 22 (5.54%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.28%) RDBMS
7 17 (4.28%) Apache Hive
8 16 (4.03%) Big Data
9 15 (3.78%) MySQL
10 11 (2.77%) HBase
11 10 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (2.02%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.26%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.26%) Impala
15 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.50%) SQLite
16 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (20.40%) Cucumber
2 64 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 64 (16.12%) Jenkins
3 39 (9.82%) JUnit
3 39 (9.82%) Maven
4 35 (8.82%) Selenium
5 30 (7.56%) JIRA
6 26 (6.55%) Hudson
7 25 (6.30%) TeamCity
8 22 (5.54%) WebDriver
8 22 (5.54%) Subversion
9 19 (4.79%) jMock
10 16 (4.03%) Capybara
11 15 (3.78%) CruiseControl
12 14 (3.53%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.53%) Mockito
12 14 (3.53%) Jasmine
13 13 (3.27%) RSpec
13 13 (3.27%) JBehave
14 11 (2.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (14.61%) Banking
2 47 (11.84%) Front Office
3 44 (11.08%) Investment Banking
4 42 (10.58%) Finance
5 8 (2.02%) Back Office
6 7 (1.76%) Games
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 331 (83.38%) Developer
2 149 (37.53%) Java Developer
3 49 (12.34%) Agile Java Developer
4 47 (11.84%) Senior Developer
5 44 (11.08%) Scala Developer
6 37 (9.32%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (7.56%) Python Developer
7 30 (7.56%) C++ Developer
8 25 (6.30%) Qt Developer
9 16 (4.03%) Tester
10 15 (3.78%) C# Developer
10 15 (3.78%) Ruby Developer
11 14 (3.53%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (2.52%) Automation Tester
12 10 (2.52%) ScrumMaster
12 10 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (2.52%) Architect
13 8 (2.02%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.02%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (26.70%) HTML
2 81 (20.40%) Spring
3 76 (19.14%) Web Services
4 74 (18.64%) XML
5 71 (17.88%) CSS
6 70 (17.63%) JSON
7 55 (13.85%) HTML5
8 53 (13.35%) RESTful
9 43 (10.83%) Hibernate
10 35 (8.82%) Backbone.js
11 34 (8.56%) REST
11 34 (8.56%) CSS3
12 32 (8.06%) .NET
13 31 (7.81%) Qt
14 30 (7.56%) SOAP
15 29 (7.30%) AngularJS
16 27 (6.80%) Grails
17 25 (6.30%) OpenGL
18 24 (6.05%) jQuery
19 22 (5.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 82 (20.65%) Open Source
2 34 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.29%) Derivative
3 21 (5.29%) Equity Derivative
4 20 (5.04%) Equities
5 18 (4.53%) Fixed Income
6 14 (3.53%) User Experience
7 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.02%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.01%) Online Games
9 4 (1.01%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.01%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.01%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.76%) Xbox
10 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.76%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.50%) Blog
11 2 (0.50%) DTV
11 2 (0.50%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 100 (25.19%) Linux
2 8 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.51%) Windows
3 6 (1.51%) AIX
3 6 (1.51%) Solaris
3 6 (1.51%) Mac OS X
3 6 (1.51%) Android
4 5 (1.26%) UNIX
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (97.48%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (89.42%) TDD
3 208 (52.39%) Scrum
4 159 (40.05%) BDD
5 155 (39.04%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (27.20%) OO
7 69 (17.38%) Software Engineering
8 65 (16.37%) User Stories
9 60 (15.11%) Kanban
10 53 (13.35%) MVC
11 50 (12.59%) Test Automation
12 46 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (11.59%) Functional Programming
13 45 (11.34%) Release Management
14 38 (9.57%) Unit Testing
15 36 (9.07%) ATDD
16 34 (8.56%) OOD
17 33 (8.31%) DevOps
18 32 (8.06%) SOA
19 29 (7.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (68.51%) Java
2 165 (41.56%) JavaScript
3 96 (24.18%) Python
4 71 (17.88%) SQL
5 67 (16.88%) Ruby
5 67 (16.88%) Scala
6 36 (9.07%) C#
7 35 (8.82%) Groovy
8 33 (8.31%) C++
9 28 (7.05%) PHP
10 14 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.27%) sed
11 9 (2.27%) AWK
12 7 (1.76%) Clojure
13 6 (1.51%) CoffeeScript
14 5 (1.26%) Perl
15 4 (1.01%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.76%) C
17 2 (0.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 85 (21.41%) Degree
2 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (20.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) RHEV
2 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.28%) Puppet
2 13 (3.27%) Oozie
3 7 (1.76%) Capistrano
4 5 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.01%) Graylog2
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
6 1 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 36 (9.07%) Oracle
2 20 (5.04%) Atlassian
3 19 (4.79%) JBoss
4 18 (4.53%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.02%) Zend
6 6 (1.51%) New Relic
6 6 (1.51%) Akamai
7 4 (1.01%) VMware
7 4 (1.01%) Adobe
8 3 (0.76%) SAP
9 2 (0.50%) Vignette
9 2 (0.50%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.50%) ATG
10 1 (0.25%) Sybase
10 1 (0.25%) Endeca
10 1 (0.25%) Splunk
10 1 (0.25%) Twitter
10 1 (0.25%) Rackspace
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