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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Pair Programming
England / North West
Rank 108 138 125
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 26 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.70% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 7
Median daily rate £450 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £348 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £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 - £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
2151 3145 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.16% 80.91% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1912 1460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 101
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +13 14 £450 - 7
Merseyside - 5 £600 - 1
Cheshire +25 4 £423 +25.18% 1
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 64 (98.46%) Java
1 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (90.77%) TDD
3 39 (60.00%) RESTful
4 38 (58.46%) Scrum
5 35 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (47.69%) BDD
7 30 (46.15%) Spring
8 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
9 27 (41.54%) Scala
10 24 (36.92%) HTML
10 24 (36.92%) CSS
11 23 (35.38%) Microservices
12 22 (33.85%) CSS3
12 22 (33.85%) HTML5
13 21 (32.31%) Git (software)
14 18 (27.69%) Kanban
14 18 (27.69%) OO
15 17 (26.15%) Test Automation
15 17 (26.15%) JSON
16 16 (24.62%) Ruby
16 16 (24.62%) Groovy
16 16 (24.62%) Software Delivery
16 16 (24.62%) SDLC
17 15 (23.08%) NoSQL
17 15 (23.08%) AngularJS
17 15 (23.08%) jQuery
17 15 (23.08%) Web Development
17 15 (23.08%) Selenium
18 14 (21.54%) hybris

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 12 (18.46%) CMS
2 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) GitHub
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) HTTP
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.62%) HDInsight
4 3 (4.62%) Spark SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.08%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.08%) Selenium
3 14 (21.54%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.85%) Mercurial
5 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.08%) Ant
6 2 (3.08%) Gradle
6 2 (3.08%) Maven
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
6 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.54%) Calabash
7 1 (1.54%) Hudson
7 1 (1.54%) JIRA
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) NUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Robotium
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.15%) Marketing
2 2 (3.08%) Electronics
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (81.54%) Developer
2 50 (76.92%) Java Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 19 (29.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Agile Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Java Scala Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Scala Developer
6 13 (20.00%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 13 (20.00%) Senior Scala Developer
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Developer
7 9 (13.85%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Principal .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Principal Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Principal Java Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (60.00%) RESTful
2 30 (46.15%) Spring
3 24 (36.92%) CSS
3 24 (36.92%) HTML
4 22 (33.85%) CSS3
4 22 (33.85%) HTML5
5 17 (26.15%) JSON
6 15 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 15 (23.08%) jQuery
7 12 (18.46%) Dropwizard
8 11 (16.92%) Node.js
9 10 (15.38%) J2EE
10 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
11 7 (10.77%) XML
12 6 (9.23%) REST
13 5 (7.69%) Web Services
14 3 (4.62%) .NET
14 3 (4.62%) Spark Streaming
15 2 (3.08%) Apache Camel
15 2 (3.08%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
4 1 (1.54%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (90.77%) TDD
3 38 (58.46%) Scrum
4 35 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (47.69%) BDD
6 23 (35.38%) Microservices
7 18 (27.69%) Kanban
7 18 (27.69%) OO
8 17 (26.15%) Test Automation
9 16 (24.62%) SDLC
9 16 (24.62%) Software Delivery
10 15 (23.08%) Web Development
11 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
11 14 (21.54%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (21.54%) Responsive Web Design
11 14 (21.54%) SOA
12 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 13 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (18.46%) Content Management
13 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (98.46%) Java
2 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
3 27 (41.54%) Scala
4 16 (24.62%) Groovy
4 16 (24.62%) Ruby
5 14 (21.54%) Clojure
6 10 (15.38%) Python
7 9 (13.85%) SQL
8 5 (7.69%) F#
9 3 (4.62%) C#
10 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) hybris
2 12 (18.46%) ATG
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Google
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
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