The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 74 70 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 10 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 1.03% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.39% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 1
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£325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1032 861 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.19% 73.78% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 439 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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
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Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Pair Programming
North West

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) OOP
6 4 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Android
6 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (30.77%) Calabash
6 4 (30.77%) iOS Development
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 3 (23.08%) User Experience
7 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (23.08%) Mingle
7 3 (23.08%) RavenDB
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) RavenDB
2 1 (7.69%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) CouchDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 4 (30.77%) Calabash
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) iOS Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Django
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) iOS Development
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) SOA
8 1 (7.69%) ATDD
8 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft