The table below looks at the statistics for Pair Programming skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Pair Programming
Rank 109 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 11 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% +100.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2019 1698 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.42% 68.33% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 831 827
Average daily rate £380 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 59 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Pair Programming
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Pair Programming Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Pair Programming across the Scotland region.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Pair Programming
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Pair Programming across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Pair Programming Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Pair Programming
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming across the Scotland region.

Pair Programming Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 10 £375 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 4
Dundee - - - - 1
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Pair Programming
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
2 15 (88.24%) Java
2 15 (88.24%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (70.59%) Spring
4 10 (58.82%) JUnit
4 10 (58.82%) XML
4 10 (58.82%) FitNesse
5 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
5 9 (52.94%) XML Schema
5 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (47.06%) JDBC
6 8 (47.06%) Hibernate
6 8 (47.06%) iBATIS
7 7 (41.18%) JMS
8 5 (29.41%) Mockito
9 4 (23.53%) jMock
9 4 (23.53%) BDD
9 4 (23.53%) Scrum
10 3 (17.65%) OOP
10 3 (17.65%) OO
10 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 3 (17.65%) Kanban
11 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 2 (11.76%) RESTful
11 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
11 2 (11.76%) QA
11 2 (11.76%) Degree
11 2 (11.76%) Finance
11 2 (11.76%) Selenium

Pair Programming
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) JUnit
1 10 (58.82%) FitNesse
2 5 (29.41%) Mockito
3 4 (23.53%) jMock
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) JBehave
5 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) NCrunch
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.88%) Hudson
6 1 (5.88%) QUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) Spring
2 10 (58.82%) XML
3 9 (52.94%) XML Schema
4 8 (47.06%) Hibernate
4 8 (47.06%) JDBC
4 8 (47.06%) iBATIS
5 7 (41.18%) JMS
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
6 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 1 (5.88%) Durandal
7 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
7 1 (5.88%) REST
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
7 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
2 15 (88.24%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) OOP
4 3 (17.65%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) AOP
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) AspectJ
3 1 (5.88%) Groovy
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA