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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 116 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 15 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.55% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£338 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
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
2320 2016 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.89% 74.04% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1366 981 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 118 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.70 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
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 20 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 November 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 -11 8 £325 -11.79% 3
Cheshire +5 3 £375 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 20 (90.91%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) BDD
3 10 (45.45%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
6 7 (31.82%) Refactoring
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) CSS
7 6 (27.27%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) User Stories
8 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
9 4 (18.18%) Calabash
9 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
9 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Android
9 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
9 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 4 (18.18%) OOP
9 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
10 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.64%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) RavenDB
3 2 (9.09%) Couchbase
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) CouchDB
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 4 (18.18%) Calabash
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) iOS Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) CSS3
4 3 (13.64%) LINQ
4 3 (13.64%) Django
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) Ajax
4 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
5 2 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (9.09%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Android
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 7 (31.82%) Refactoring
5 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) User Stories
7 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
8 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (18.18%) OOP
9 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (9.09%) ATDD
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) Scala
7 1 (4.55%) Clojure
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft