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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 111 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 25 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.53% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Average daily rate £350 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2179 1704 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.93% 70.50% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 839 992
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 84 87
Average hourly rate £25.25 £28.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +18 25 £350 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 4
Pair Programming
England

Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (100.00%) TDD
2 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (88.24%) .NET
3 37 (72.55%) HTML
3 37 (72.55%) JavaScript
3 37 (72.55%) CSS
3 37 (72.55%) Scrum
4 35 (68.63%) C#
5 26 (50.98%) HTML5
6 25 (49.02%) SQL
7 23 (45.10%) T-SQL
7 23 (45.10%) Requirements Management
8 22 (43.14%) MVC
9 21 (41.18%) CSS3
10 20 (39.22%) JSON
11 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
12 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (27.45%) jQuery
14 13 (25.49%) RESTful
15 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
15 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
15 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
16 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
16 11 (21.57%) Refactoring
16 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
16 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
17 10 (19.61%) Ajax
18 9 (17.65%) Web Development
18 9 (17.65%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) SMTP
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
1 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
2 7 (13.73%) Subversion
3 6 (11.76%) NUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Maven
5 3 (5.88%) Hudson
6 2 (3.92%) Selenium
7 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 51 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (58.82%) .NET Developer
3 15 (29.41%) Web Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (88.24%) .NET
2 37 (72.55%) CSS
2 37 (72.55%) HTML
3 26 (50.98%) HTML5
4 21 (41.18%) CSS3
5 20 (39.22%) JSON
6 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
7 14 (27.45%) jQuery
8 13 (25.49%) RESTful
9 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (19.61%) Ajax
11 9 (17.65%) LINQ
12 8 (15.69%) NHibernate
12 8 (15.69%) Spring
13 6 (11.76%) SOAP
13 6 (11.76%) Web Services
13 6 (11.76%) XML
14 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
15 3 (5.88%) JDBC
16 1 (1.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) TDD
2 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (72.55%) Scrum
4 23 (45.10%) Requirements Management
5 22 (43.14%) MVC
6 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 11 (21.57%) Refactoring
8 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
9 9 (17.65%) User Stories
9 9 (17.65%) Web Development
10 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
11 5 (9.80%) Kanban
12 3 (5.88%) BDD
12 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
13 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
13 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
13 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
14 1 (1.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (72.55%) JavaScript
2 35 (68.63%) C#
3 25 (49.02%) SQL
4 23 (45.10%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.69%) Java
6 4 (7.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Vertica
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft