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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Pair Programming
Rank 135 140 128
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 22 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.72% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 12
Median daily rate £450 £450 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £376 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -42.95%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 16 £450 - 10
Cheshire +12 5 £360 -20.22% 1
Lancashire - 1 £395 -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (98.48%) Java
3 64 (96.97%) TDD
4 40 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (57.58%) RESTful
6 37 (56.06%) Scrum
7 35 (53.03%) Scala
7 35 (53.03%) BDD
8 31 (46.97%) Spring
8 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
9 27 (40.91%) CSS
9 27 (40.91%) HTML
9 27 (40.91%) Git (software)
10 25 (37.88%) HTML5
10 25 (37.88%) CSS3
10 25 (37.88%) Microservices
11 22 (33.33%) Ruby
12 21 (31.82%) OO
13 20 (30.30%) Groovy
13 20 (30.30%) Software Delivery
14 19 (28.79%) SOA
15 18 (27.27%) Kanban
15 18 (27.27%) Clojure
16 17 (25.76%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (24.24%) JSON
17 16 (24.24%) OOP
18 15 (22.73%) Hibernate
18 15 (22.73%) Web Development
18 15 (22.73%) Open Source
18 15 (22.73%) SDLC

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 11 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) GitHub
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
1 3 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) NoSQL
2 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.03%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.03%) HDInsight
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) Spark SQL
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (40.91%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
2 13 (19.70%) Mercurial
2 13 (19.70%) Selenium
3 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) Calabash
4 3 (4.55%) Hudson
4 3 (4.55%) JUnit
4 3 (4.55%) Robotium
4 3 (4.55%) Subversion
4 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.03%) Ant
5 2 (3.03%) Gradle
5 2 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.06%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Electronics
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Games
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 57 (86.36%) Developer
2 54 (81.82%) Java Developer
3 21 (31.82%) Senior Developer
3 21 (31.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 19 (28.79%) Java Scala Developer
4 19 (28.79%) Scala Developer
5 17 (25.76%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 17 (25.76%) Senior Scala Developer
6 13 (19.70%) Agile Developer
6 13 (19.70%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Android Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Android Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) iOS Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Java Technical Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (57.58%) RESTful
2 31 (46.97%) Spring
3 27 (40.91%) CSS
3 27 (40.91%) HTML
4 25 (37.88%) CSS3
4 25 (37.88%) HTML5
5 16 (24.24%) JSON
6 15 (22.73%) Hibernate
7 14 (21.21%) AngularJS
7 14 (21.21%) jQuery
8 11 (16.67%) Dropwizard
9 8 (12.12%) Node.js
9 8 (12.12%) REST
9 8 (12.12%) Web Services
10 7 (10.61%) XML
11 4 (6.06%) J2EE
12 2 (3.03%) DOM
12 2 (3.03%) SAX
12 2 (3.03%) SOAP
12 2 (3.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.58%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.55%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) Fintech
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Android
1 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (96.97%) TDD
3 40 (60.61%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (56.06%) Scrum
5 35 (53.03%) BDD
6 25 (37.88%) Microservices
7 21 (31.82%) OO
8 20 (30.30%) Software Delivery
9 19 (28.79%) SOA
10 18 (27.27%) Kanban
11 16 (24.24%) OOP
12 15 (22.73%) Open Source
12 15 (22.73%) SDLC
12 15 (22.73%) Web Development
13 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
13 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
14 13 (19.70%) Dependency Injection
14 13 (19.70%) Low Latency
14 13 (19.70%) Multithreading
14 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (98.48%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) Scala
3 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
4 22 (33.33%) Ruby
5 20 (30.30%) Groovy
6 18 (27.27%) Clojure
7 10 (15.15%) Python
8 9 (13.64%) SQL
9 5 (7.58%) F#
10 3 (4.55%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.52%) C#
12 1 (1.52%) C++
12 1 (1.52%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SDET
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) hybris
2 11 (16.67%) ATG
3 2 (3.03%) Google
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) SAP
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