The first table below looks at the demand for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 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 North West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 130 110 139
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 4 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.61% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.85% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £369 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2055 1881 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.33% 71.63% 65.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 934 1129
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 85 110
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.54 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Manchester -12 3 £350 +7.69% 7
Cheshire - 1 - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (100.00%) TDD
2 25 (86.21%) HTML
2 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 25 (86.21%) CSS
3 24 (82.76%) .NET
3 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (75.86%) C#
5 18 (62.07%) Scrum
6 17 (58.62%) HTML5
7 15 (51.72%) SQL
8 14 (48.28%) MVC
9 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
9 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (41.38%) Refactoring
9 12 (41.38%) CSS3
10 11 (37.93%) JSON
11 10 (34.48%) Ajax
11 10 (34.48%) User Stories
12 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
12 9 (31.03%) Web Development
13 8 (27.59%) NHibernate
13 8 (27.59%) LINQ
13 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
14 7 (24.14%) Requirements Management
15 6 (20.69%) Dependency Injection
15 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
16 5 (17.24%) Subversion
16 5 (17.24%) Java
16 5 (17.24%) UNIX
16 5 (17.24%) Linux

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SMTP
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) Subversion
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) Calabash
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Web Developer
4 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) iOS Developer
7 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) HTML
1 25 (86.21%) CSS
2 24 (82.76%) .NET
3 17 (58.62%) HTML5
4 12 (41.38%) CSS3
5 11 (37.93%) JSON
6 10 (34.48%) Ajax
7 8 (27.59%) NHibernate
7 8 (27.59%) LINQ
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (13.79%) SOAP
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) XML
8 4 (13.79%) Spring
8 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
8 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (10.34%) RESTful
9 3 (10.34%) jQuery
9 3 (10.34%) JDBC
10 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) TDD
2 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) Scrum
4 14 (48.28%) MVC
5 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) Refactoring
6 10 (34.48%) User Stories
7 9 (31.03%) Web Development
8 7 (24.14%) Requirements Management
9 6 (20.69%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) BDD
10 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.34%) OOP
11 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
11 3 (10.34%) iOS Development
12 2 (6.90%) Project Management
12 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 22 (75.86%) C#
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Vertica