The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
England / North West
Rank 113 139 138
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 23 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.52% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.64% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 5
Median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £331 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2176 3140 2634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.24% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1894 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 9 £413 -8.33% 8
Merseyside - 5 £600 -
Cheshire +26 4 £430 +18.62% 2
Lancashire +14 4 £400 +18.51%
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 49 (96.08%) Java
2 48 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (84.31%) TDD
4 29 (56.86%) Scrum
5 25 (49.02%) BDD
6 24 (47.06%) RESTful
6 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (43.14%) Spring
7 22 (43.14%) Scala
8 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
9 17 (33.33%) HTML
9 17 (33.33%) CSS
10 16 (31.37%) Ruby
11 15 (29.41%) Microservices
12 14 (27.45%) Kanban
12 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
13 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
13 13 (25.49%) Groovy
14 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
14 12 (23.53%) Node.js
14 12 (23.53%) CSS3
14 12 (23.53%) HTML5
14 12 (23.53%) OO
14 12 (23.53%) Python
15 11 (21.57%) Selenium
15 11 (21.57%) JSON
15 11 (21.57%) Software Delivery
16 10 (19.61%) SDLC
16 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
16 10 (19.61%) DevOps

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.69%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) GitHub
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
2 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.80%) MySQL
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.88%) CouchDB
5 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.88%) HDInsight
5 3 (5.88%) Neo4j
5 3 (5.88%) Riak
5 3 (5.88%) Spark SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Big Data
6 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.92%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.57%) Selenium
3 8 (15.69%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.84%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) NUnit
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (7.84%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (84.31%) Developer
2 39 (76.47%) Java Developer
3 12 (23.53%) Senior Developer
4 11 (21.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Java Scala Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Scala Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Agile Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Scala Developer
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Developer in Test
7 3 (5.88%) Principal .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Principal Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Principal Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (47.06%) RESTful
2 22 (43.14%) Spring
3 17 (33.33%) CSS
3 17 (33.33%) HTML
4 12 (23.53%) CSS3
4 12 (23.53%) HTML5
4 12 (23.53%) Node.js
5 11 (21.57%) JSON
6 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
6 10 (19.61%) J2EE
6 10 (19.61%) REST
7 9 (17.65%) jQuery
8 8 (15.69%) Dropwizard
8 8 (15.69%) XML
9 7 (13.73%) Web Services
10 5 (9.80%) Ajax
10 5 (9.80%) DOM
10 5 (9.80%) SAX
10 5 (9.80%) SOAP
10 5 (9.80%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
1 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (3.92%) User Experience
1 2 (3.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (84.31%) TDD
3 29 (56.86%) Scrum
4 25 (49.02%) BDD
5 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (29.41%) Microservices
7 14 (27.45%) Kanban
8 12 (23.53%) OO
8 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 11 (21.57%) Software Delivery
10 10 (19.61%) DevOps
10 10 (19.61%) SDLC
11 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
11 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
11 9 (17.65%) SOA
11 9 (17.65%) Web Development
12 8 (15.69%) Content Management
12 8 (15.69%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (15.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (96.08%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) Scala
3 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
4 16 (31.37%) Ruby
5 13 (25.49%) Groovy
6 12 (23.53%) Python
7 9 (17.65%) Clojure
8 8 (15.69%) SQL
9 5 (9.80%) F#
10 4 (7.84%) C#
11 2 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) hybris
2 8 (15.69%) ATG
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Google
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) VMware